The evolving scope of sports history in the Twenty first century John Nauright, Epilogue From looking back to moving forward Nauright JohnIt now goes without saying that sport is one of the most significant shapers of collective identities in the contemporary world. It is a powerful force operating across every nation and within virtually every human community. While Guttmann and others have examined global flows to explain the diffusion of modern sports, we need more micro-level histories to better understand the processes of adoption and adaptation. In this examination of surfing, Booth begins with his own experience to inform an expansion of how we think about storytelling and meaning that shapes actual lived histories of sport and physical practice. This chapter concludes origins and expansion of twentieth century sports history, about important and ongoing debates and seen tensions between the past, present and future of sports history/history of sports.