This article seeks to use selected sociological theories to account for the phenomenon of deviance in sport. Two main theoretical approaches are employed herein: the functionalist/structuralist approach and symbolic interactionism. The analysis that follows leads to the conclusion that deviance which occurs in sport is predominantly a consequence of deviance in modern societies. Sport, in turn, is just a convenient area for deviant behaviours to be manifested, which often happens more clearly and conspicuously than in societies.
Dziubiński Z. Deviant Behaviour in Competitive Sport. A Sociological Attempt at Explaining the Phenomenon. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2009; 1(2):150-159. doi: 10.2478/v10131-009-0018-5