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  • International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Eventsby Wolfgang Maennig; Andrew Zimbalist

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how... more...

  • The British Olympicsby Martin Polley; Simon Inglis

    English Heritage Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that... more...

  • Can Anyone Hear Me?by Peter Baxter

    Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    Test match special producer Peter Baxter presents tales of commentating capers from the Gabba to Eden Park in Jamaica. For 34 years from 1973 Peter Baxter was BBC producer of the hugely popular Test Match Special, and during that time he reported on Test matches from around the world. This funny and revealing book takes us behind the scenes as Baxter... more...

  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...

  • Catching Canine Abusersby Ruth Gordon

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 9.99

    This small book captures the essence of canine abuse - what can be done about it and what is not being done,. Because this book is so well researched, it can be an important tool for all those who care about animals. It exposes the criminal and gambling elememts of dog fighting and Greyhound racing, the problems of law enforcement, the difficulty of... more...

  • The Decadent Sportsmanby Medlar Lucan; Durian Gray; Alex Martin; Jerome Fletcher

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 14.57

    A decadent history of sport with an alternative olympic games. From their offices above a boxing gym in Old Havana, Medlar Lucan and Durian Gray have set aside their congenital lethargy to begin a glittering and fantastical new project: The Decadent Sportsman. "We are inspired in part by the magnificent wastefulness of the preparations for the London... more...

  • Basic Issues in Sports Ethicsby Tommy Boone

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as "athletics is over the edge,""performance-enhancing substances,""victory with honor,""negative impact of marketers,"... more...

  • Two Sports Myths and Why They're Wrongby Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    In Two Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong , authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust a couple of the most widespread urban legends about professional athletics. Exploring the claim that player salary demands increase ticket prices and asking whether Major League Baseball should emulate the National Football League,... more...

  • Cultural Programmes for Sporting Mega Eventsby Nancy Stevenson; Alan Fyall; Brian Garrod

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2013; US$ 9.49

    This case study is part of the Contemporary Cases Online series. The series provides critical case studies that are original, flexible, challenging, controversial and research-informed, driven by the needs of teaching and learning. more...

  • The Economics of International Sports Eventsby ShiNa LI; Alan Fyall; Brian Garrod

    Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2013; US$ 9.49

    This case study is part of the Contemporary Cases Online series. The series provides critical case studies that are original, flexible, challenging, controversial and research-informed, driven by the needs of teaching and learning. more...