Healthy body, healthy mind?
23.04.2016. was held second TEDxBelgradeSalon where the speaker was dr Ivan Đorđević and the theme was 'Sport and ideology of nationalism'.
Sport in everyday life is usually seen as an innocent pastime, a field in which to cultivate the best human qualities, and where, as it is popularly said, a healthy body strengthens the spirit. Is this image of modern sport, personified in heroes such as Novak Djokovic, really real? Or was George Orwell right when he once defined the most popular of all sports, football, as "war minus the shooting"? Is it possible to imagine a sport devoid of violence and nationalistic passions? The author will show the unbreakable link between sport and nationalist ideology, but will also seek to emphasize the importance of a full understanding of these connections not only academically but also in everyday understanding of modern sport