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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99
The 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, possess a singular symbolic character for Russia and its leadership. President Vladimir Putin considers the Games a demonstration of Russia?s growing international role and the success of his administration?s policies. Many view a successful Olympics as integral to his presidency. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors? study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form,... more...
- G2 Rights Ltd 2013; US$ 5.99
This fascinating little book lists all the great players and people that have shaped the history of the club from Roman Abramovich to Gianfranco Zola. Amongst the legendary players are several from the Championship-winning sides including midfield maestro Frank Lampard and captain courageous John Terry who has blue blood in his veins. There are historical... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 27.37
Wie hängen Sport-Sponsoring und erfolgreiches Marken-Management zusammen? Welche Ziele können mit Sport-Branding erreicht werden? Welche Sportart und welches Event passen zur Marke? Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen bekommen Marken-Praktiker in diesem Buch ? systematisch und grundlegend aufbereitet, mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen, Analysen, konkreten... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world?s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the country to its own unique modernity. But alongside... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95
Over the last twenty years or so there has been a sharp increase in interest from national sports federations and governments in the development of effective elite sport systems, particularly focused on achieving success in the summer and winter Olympic Games. Many countries now have publicly funded elite sports strategies which provide specialist... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 47.00
Analyses the theory of professional team sports. This book explores the special characteristics of the industry, analysing the product and player labour market under both the profit- and win-maximisation hypothesis. It investigates the impact of different league regulations such as the transfer system, revenue sharing arrangements and salary caps. more...
- New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99
With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00
This e-book comprises eight original articles that show best practice examples of the latest developments in the research on teams in the sports context and deal with issues related to how to manage teams so they perform better. The articles show the diverse contexts and applications of teams in the sports context, and touch on issues such as professional... more...