The Founding of the "Sokol (Falcon) of the Yugoslav Monarchy"

  • Tomaž Pavlin Fakulteta za šport, Univerza v Ljubljani, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Gortanova 22
Keywords: physical education, the Sokol movement, societies, King's dictatorship, the Yugoslav Sokol Alliance, the Sokol of the Yugoslav Monarchy


The founding of the Sokol (Falcon) of the Yugoslav Monarchy was one of the measures introduced by King Alexander Karadjordjevic in an attempt to reform cultural life in Yugoslavia after the enforcement of the dictatorship on 6 January. This act caused a thorough reorganization of gymnastic organizations, without affecting sport. In the paper, the author describes this reorganization, which took place throughout the year of 1929, as well as the reactions it caused.