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La reconversion paradoxale des sportifs français : Premiers enseignements d’une enquête sur les sélectionnés aux jeux olympiques de 1972 et 1992

Abstract : The current paper, excerpted from a survey based on questionnaires and interviews bears upon the second career of some French Olympic shortlisted sportsmen. After having wondered how starting a second career can be thought of in sociology, this article sheds light on a paradox: if those who are surveyed get access -as a gist- to high profile positions socially speaking, most of the time those positions remain tied to the world of sport, thus provoking a feeling of concealment. In addition to the little convertibility of a sporting background, our paper also shows that an objective upward social mobility is linear only in appearance in so far that the second professional career is often lived as a downgrading in comparison with the position the sportsman held in sport previously.
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Sébastien Fleuriel, Manuel Schotte. La reconversion paradoxale des sportifs français : Premiers enseignements d’une enquête sur les sélectionnés aux jeux olympiques de 1972 et 1992. Sciences sociales et sport, L'Harmattan, 2011, pp.115-140. ⟨10.3917/rsss.004.0115⟩. ⟨halshs-01145217⟩

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