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The war dances and their role in the youth’s military education in ancient Greece

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

War dances had a significant role in ancient Greeks’ life before, during and after the classical period. The aim of the current research is to study the significance of military preparation in ancient Greeks’ life and to make a reference to war dances, especially dance pyrrhichios; the most prominent dance of this category.… Read the rest

The presence of dancing in the three most significant genres of the ancient Greek theatre

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

For the ancient Greeks, one of the most meaningful pleasures was undoubtedly theater. Therefore, the object of the current research is, on the one hand, to scrutinize how much important was for the ancient Greeks to dabble at theater and, on the other hand, the record of those dances that were presented at theater, as well.… Read the rest

Body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, eating attitudes in overweight adolescent boys and girls: the role of mother’s body dissatisfaction

Karaoglanidis, A.1*, Tsartsapakis, I.1, Koidou, I.1, Grouios, G.2, Evaggelinou, C.1

1Department of Physical Education & Sport Science at Serres, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ag Ioannis, Serres 62100, Greece.Read the rest

Olympic games: determinants of final ranking factors in men’s and women’s beach volley teams

Angelonidis, Y.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to find which performance indicators are more consequential in determining the final ranking of beach volleyball teams participating in the Olympics and to establish their appropriate cutoff values that can be considered as criteria that differentiate high-rank from low-rank teams.… Read the rest

Beach volley traits and trends in three consecutive Olympic competitions

Angelonidis, Y.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to track the basic traits and trends in beach volleyball games played in the last three Olympics.… Read the rest

Comparison of two Exercise Programs in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain

Lytras, D.1*, Koulis, N.2, Sykaras, E.1

1Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 57001, Thermis, Thessaloniki.
2Physiotherapy Department, Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece, 35100, Lamia.

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Abstract

Background: Neck pain is one of the most common and most costly musculoskeletal disorders in Western societies, which is characterized by frequent relapses and chronicity.… Read the rest

Investigation of atypical developmental coordination disorder, physical activity and body mass index in children Roma and non-Roma aged 10-12 years: A preliminary study

Koidou, V.1*, Koidou, I.2, Kourtessis, T.1, Kouli, O.1, Antoniou, P.1, Karaoglanidis, A.2, Tsartsapakis I.2

1School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, 69100, Greece.Read the rest

Extreme sports injury: an applied approach to psychological effects and coping

Chárthaigh, N. N.*, Kouthouris, C., Goudas, M., Theodorakis, Y.

Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Thessaly, Karyes, 42100, Trikala, Greece

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Abstract

Background: Extreme sports tend to expose athletes to elevated levels of risk of injury and athletes often struggle with injury-related psychological demands.… Read the rest

Panathenaic Amphorae: Their evolution and contribution to the promotion of the Great Panathenaea

Anastasiou, A.1*, Panagiotou, A.2, Kaimakamis, V.1, Panou, E.3

1Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki
2Isaak & Solomou 6, 62100 Serres
3Harilaou Trikoupi 28, 62100 Serres

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to delve into the integral part sports played in Attica, as evidenced by the role they played in the Festival of Panathenaea and especially as is depicted on a specific vase form, the Panathenaic amphora.… Read the rest

Use of Motor Skills Assessment Tools in Greek Preschoolers: A review of literature

Skafida, F.1*, Koutsouki, D.2

1Department of Life and Health Sciences School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, CY-2417, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Laboratory of Adapted Physical Education, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 41, Ethnikis Antistasis, Avenue Dafni, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

Evaluation of preschool children’s motor skills within the school context is an integrative part of the most recent national curriculum for the Greek Kindergarten, all though so far performed by non-standardized methods.… Read the rest