Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Jim Thompson's work was prepared when Jim Thompson was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Working against the dominant conception of sports as a sphere for flamboyant and ruthless competition, Jim Thompson reestablishes competitive athletics as a space in which all youth can acquire the skills and values they need for lasting success.
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