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  • Britain and the Olympic Gamesby Matt Rogan; Martin Rogan

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Stadien der Fussballweltmeisterschaft 2006by Gernot Stick; P. Köster; A. Schnell

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 46.00

    Für die WM 2006 wurden in Deutschland zwölf Stadien teils neu errichtet, teils umgebaut. So prominente Umbauten wie der des Berliner Olympiastadions von 1936 durch von Gerkan, Marg und Partner haben bereits große Aufmerksamkeit erzeugt, und mit der neuen Allianz-Arena von Herzog & de Meuron in München wird ein weiteres Highlight moderner Sportarchitektur... more...

  • 15 Sports Myths and Why They?re Wrongby Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sport Governanceby Ian O'Boyle; Trish Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    This book is the first to examine sport governance around the world. It offers a series of in-depth case studies of governance policy and practice in 15 countries and regions, including the US, UK, China, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as chapters covering governance by, and of, global sport organisations... more...

  • Grundlagen des Sportmanagementsby Marcel Fahrner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 626.00

    Sportmanagement hat in den letzten Jahren aufgrund fortschreitender Professionalisierung der Sportorganisationen und ihres Personals zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Zur Bewältigung ihrer Managementaufgaben benötigen Führungskräfte in Sportorganisationen heute möglichst fundierte Kenntnisse über managementrelevante Kontextzusammenhänge und ökonomisch... more...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics,... more...