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  • Managing Elite Sport Systemsby Svein S. Andersen; Barrie Houlihan; Lars Tore Ronglan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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 and... 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...

  • The Roots of Football Hooliganism (RLE Sports Studies)by Eric Dunning; Patrick J. Murphy; John Williams

    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...

  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Eventsby Rodanthi Tzanelli

    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...

  • Sport-Brandingby Nicholas Adjouri; Petr Stastny

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Sport Governanceby Ian O'Boyle; Trish Bradbury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Sports Industryby John Greenwald

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94

    In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new... more...

  • Sportökonomieby Gerhard Trosien

    Meyer & Meyer 2009; US$ 16.21

    Sport ist längst nicht mehr "die schönste Nebensache der Welt". Neben der gemeinnützigen Sportbewegung, in die Marketingüberlegungen Einzug gehalten haben, haben sich Gesundheits- und Fitnessmärkte entwickelt, die nach den Gesetzen von Angebot und Nachfrage funktionieren. Hier bilden "Sport-Hopper", "-Zapper" und "-User"... more...