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  • Sport Governanceby 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...

  • Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy.... 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...

  • The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympicsby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Kundenbindung im Zuschauersportby Alexander Berlin

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.70

    Durch den verschärften Wettbewerb mit anderen Freizeit- und Unterhaltungsangeboten stehen viele Sportklubs vor der Herausforderung, die Gunst der Kunden für sich zu gewinnen, um die eigene Position am Markt behaupten zu können. Deshalb sind sie gefordert, durch geeignete Maßnahmen Sportzuschauer langfristig an sich zu binden. Doch welche sind die Faktoren,... more...

  • The 2014 Sochi Olympicsby Sergey Markedonov; Andrew C. Kuchins

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Teamsportmanagementby Marcel Fahrner

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    This workbook explores in-depth selected key topics in team sports management. more...