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  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • Die finanzpolitische Bedeutung des Sports in Deutschlandby Tim Pawlowski; Christoph Breuer

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.95

    ?Im Rahmen der Studie werden erstmals bestehende und mögliche neue Ansätze zur Quantifizierung der finanzpolitischen Bedeutung des Sports (sportrelevanten Nutzen- und Kostenkategorien der öffentlichen Haushalte) dargestellt und mit Zahlen unterlegt. Zusammenfassend stehen unserer Kalkulation zu Folge in Abhängigkeit von der Abgrenzung... more...

  • Sportsponsoringby Jens Falkenau

    Haufe Lexware Verlag 2013; US$ 36.98

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie funktioniert Sportsponsoring? Das Buch behandelt das Thema aus neuropsychologischer Sicht und liefert Ihnen eine solide Faktenbasis für rationale Investitionsentscheidungen im Sportbusiness. Sportsponsoring nimmt den größten Teil des jährlichen Sponsoringvolumens ein. Die Frage nach den Wirkungsmöglichkeiten für die Markenkommunikation... more...

  • The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Timeby Elliott Kalb; Cris Collinsworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 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...

  • Sport Governance: International Case Studiesby Ian O'Boyle; Trish Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Governance has become a hugely important issue within sport. Issues of corruption and ?bad governance? have become synonymous with some aspects of sport and closer scrutiny than ever before is being applied to ensure organisations are following international best practice in respect to how they are governed. As sport organisations are required to... more...

  • The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Timeby Elliott Kalb; Mark Weinstein; Cris Collinsworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 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...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    The Olympic Games have become the world?s greatest media and marketing event?a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics,... more...

  • Jewel in the Glenby Ed Hodge; Jack Nicklaus

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 21.98

    ‘I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf? – Jack Nicklaus The Ryder Cup is coming home to where it all began; the 40th staging of golf?s showpiece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland. Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that famous forerunner match at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines... more...

  • Procedures For Structuring And Scheduling Sports Tournamentsby Francis M. Rokosz

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 35.95

    The purpose of this newly revised edition is to teach the reader how to construct and schedule a variety of sports tournaments in a variety of ways. It also presents the factors that influence the selection of a particular tournament to satisfy a particular set of conditions or intentions. The text provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable... more...