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  • 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...

  • The London 2012 Olympicsby 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...

  • 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...

  • Sport für Managerby Georg Matuszek

    Springer 2013; US$ 19.99

    Was kann der Manager vom Sport lernen? Was sind die Parallelen zwischen Sport und Beruf, diesen beiden Magneten der Leistungsorientiertheit? ?Besser sich quälen, als von den Umständen gequält zu werden" ist eine Maxime, die sich vom Sport aufs Leben übertragen lässt. Sport bringt ins Bewusstsein, zu welchen Leistungen Menschen fähig und gleichzeitig... more...

  • Grundlagen des Sportmanagementsby Marcel Fahrner

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 629.00

    In order to cope with today?s management tasks, executives in sports organizations need a rigorous understanding of sports-related management challenges and business issues. This book provides this material in a concise and compelling presentation. more...

  • The Roots of Football Hooliganismby Eric Dunning; Patrick J. Murphy; John Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • This Great Symbolby John J. MacAloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation... 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...