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- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Everything you need to know about the Olympics - and some amazing facts you wouldn't believe - are contained within this facsinating eBook. Who was the mascot for each games? What crazy sports are no longer events in the games? Who are considered to be the best athletes of all time? Were the winners always given gold medals? and how much gold is... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong , authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up. Fort and Winfree reveal how these myths... more...
- SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00
The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ?modern? sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 17.95
In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they?re actually right. That?s why sports lovers will devour this inside look at the 25 biggest myths and scandals in professional and collegiate athletics. Elliott Kalb... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99
This is the thrilling account of the heroism, ambition, and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Games. Diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor Johnny Hayes were drawn... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
This is the thrilling account of heroism, ambition and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Olympic Games?. A diminutive Italian, Dorando Pietri, who fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter, Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor, Johnny Hayes... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 16.95
Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement?... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing is the first book to address this increasingly popular subject at an advanced level. Where existing sport marketing texts restate concepts learned at an introductory marketing level, this book goes beyond, by expanding the knowledge of the student with advanced marketing theory which is specifically related... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95
Effective marketing is essential for any successful sport organization, from elite professional sports teams to local amateur leagues. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Advanced Theory and Practice in Sport Marketing is still the only text to introduce key theory and best practice at an advanced level. The book covers every key... more...