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

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 “Beach volley traits and trends in three consecutive Olympic competitions”

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 “Comparison of two Exercise Programs in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain”

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 “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”

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

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

The effect of Nintendo Wii on physical fitness of adolescents and young adults with mild and moderate intellectual disability

Techlikidou, E.1*, Michalopoulou, M.1, Kourtessis, T.1, Skordilis, E.2

1Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, 69100 Komotini, Greece
2School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 41, Ethnikis Antistasis, Avenue Dafni, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of a Wii program (Active, Fit Plus, Sports), in young adults and adolescents with mild/moderate intellectual disability.… Read the rest “The effect of Nintendo Wii on physical fitness of adolescents and young adults with mild and moderate intellectual disability”

Differences in motivation among female athletes that participate in ‘masculine’, ‘feminine’ and gender – ‘neutral’ sports

Simeonidou, S.*

School of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi, 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

Self-determination theory (Deci and Ryan, 1985) constitutes a modern frame of studying motivation in sports domain. For the quantification of the basic principles of the theory, the Sport Motivation Scale was developed (Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Tuson, Briere, and Blais, 1995).… Read the rest “Differences in motivation among female athletes that participate in ‘masculine’, ‘feminine’ and gender – ‘neutral’ sports”

Time characteristics of four consecutive Olympic Volleyball Games after the implementation of the new regulations

Kountouris, P.*, Aggelonidis, I., Drikos, S.

School of Physical Education and Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens 41, Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue Athens, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the time characteristics four consecutive Olympic Games after the implementation of the new regulations, both in men and women.… Read the rest “Time characteristics of four consecutive Olympic Volleyball Games after the implementation of the new regulations”

Coronary Heart Disease Part II: Role of Physiotherapy

Themistocleous, I.-C1*., Stefanakis, M1., Douda, H2.

1Department of Life & Health Sciences, University of Nicosia, 46, Makedonitissas Avenue, Nicosia, 1700, Cyprus
2Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, 69100 Komotini, Greece

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Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of disability globally and despite the advances in clinical care and medicine, continue to be the principal cause of morbidity and mortality.… Read the rest “Coronary Heart Disease Part II: Role of Physiotherapy”