Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 10, No 2 (2017)

Historical Development of Turkish Sports and Turkish Basketball

Okşay Oğuz, Ahmet Gürsel Oğuz


Sports is a biological, pedagogical, and social phenomenon that improves the physiological and psychological well-being of the individuals, regulates their social behavior, and brings them to a certain level of mental and motoric. In addition, the participation in sports or any physical activity allows the person to discover different identities and roles, offers the opportunity to change self-perception, and stimulates group emotion.In this study, the researches, articles and theses related to sports history, history of Turkish sports and history of Turkish basketball were summarized and compiled and contributed to the researchers who will work in this field. In Turkey, the scientific researches and the scanning methods of resources have been used in this field. As a result,  more resources should be searched to reveal the historical development of sports and basketball and to make some determinations. The compilation may also be useful in the lightening, the detection of information that is lacking in this area. 


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