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No contest has captured the mind's eye of cricket fanatics all over the world up to the Ashes. From the debate of the Bodyline sequence to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this is often an occasion that has consistently demanded the superior of these who desire to win it. From the try that began all of it again in 1882 to the hot positive Australian victory in 2006–7, The Ashes seems on the moments that experience made this one of many world's nice carrying events.

No contest has captured the mind's eye of cricket fans around the globe up to the Ashes. From the debate of the Bodyline sequence to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this can be an occasion that has continuously demanded some of the best of these who desire to win it. From the try that all started all of it again in 1882 to the new victorious Australian victory in 2006–7, The Ashes seems on the moments that experience made this one of many world's nice physical activities.

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Roessler D (1977) Der Arzt zwischen Technik und Humanitat. Piper, Munchen 43. Roskamm H (1971) Funktionsprufung von Herz und Kreislauf. Sandoz AG, Nurnberg 44. Roskamm H, Beckhove P, Reindell H (1965) Herzfrequenz im Training und im Wettkampf des Hochleistungssportlers. Sportarzt Sportmed 16:439-453 45. Rost R (1982) Das Herz des Sportlers im Ultraschall, Bd 15. Hofmann, Schorndorf 46. Schettler G, Horsch A, Morl H, Weizel A (1977) Der Herzinfarkt. Schattauer, Stuttgart 47. Schipperges H (1983) Modelle der Entfremdung und Selbstfindung im hohen Mittelalter.

HUten wir uns also vor ihrer Uberschatzung" ! Noch ein anderes: Das Buch Uber StreB von Eiff [13] zeigt, daB das vegetative StreBverhalten grundsatzlich einen Unterschied aufweist zwischen mannlich und weiblich: das Stammhirn weist eine geschlechtsspezifische funktionelle Differenzierung aus. Das sollte man bei allem Staunen Uber die durch Training erreichten Hochstleistungen der Sportlerinnen nicht vergessen. Zusammenfassend wUrde ich - das mir gestell te Thema ein wenig variierend und verbessernd - Sport bezeichnen - als die wichtigste Nebensache (nicht: die herrlichste), - als lebenslange NUtzlichkeit, - als schlichteste gesundheitliche (nicht: medizinische) Notwendigkeit.

Dazu gibt es mehrere Theorien. Ich nenne die Kompensationstheorie nach Plessner, nach der drei Hauptmotive die Sportentwicklung begtinstigt haben sollen: 1. Ein durch die Lebensverhaltnisse in der industriellen Gesellschaft gestortes Korpergeftihl; 2. der Widerstand gegen die Anonymitat des einzelnen in der Masse; 3. die Auflehnung gegen die Entfremdung aller gegen aIle durch die Intellektualisierung des heutigen Lebens. B. - haben einen Zusammenhang zwischen den allseits verordneten Aggressionshemmungen und der Moglichkeit erlaubten, weil sublimen Abbaus angestauter Aggression uber motorische Ablaufe im Sport gesehen.

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