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  • Advances in Sport Science and Computer Scienceby M. Zhou

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 826.00

    The proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (CCCS 2013) held in Hong Kong. This book brings together the latest research from both industry and academia, including state-of-art results, exploring new areas of research and development, and discussing emerging issues facing Sport Science and Computer Science. more...

  • Sport Funding and Financeby Bob Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Sport Funding and Finance provides a complete introduction to the macro-level and micro-level aspects of sport finance. It describes the evolution of sport from a kitchen-table operation into the sophisticated, boardroom-driven global financial industry that it is today. It uses the professional sports leagues of the US and Europe as an international... more...

  • Plunkett's Sports Industry Almanac 2015by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2014; US$ 349.99

    PLUNKETT'S SPORTS INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2015 Key findings: •Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in Sports and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term. Key Features: •Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence •Market forecasts and Industry Statistics •Industry Associations and... more...

  • Sports and Scandals: How Leagues Protect the Integrity of their Gamesby Edward Lordan

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    Sports are inspiring and uplifting. They can also bring out some of the worst characteristics in human nature: narcissism, prejudice, greed. This book looks at the major sports scandals in modern American history, from the Black Sox fix of 1919 to the current concussion crisis in the NFL. 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...

  • Social Networks and the Economics of Sportsby Panos M. Pardalos; Victor Zamaraev

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents recent research developments in social networks, economics, management, marketing and optimization applied to sports. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, managers from sports, policy makers and as well athletes. In particular the book contains research papers and reviews addressing the following issues: social... more...

  • Boycottby Jerry Caraccioli; Tom Caraccioli; Walter F. Mondale

    New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...

  • 26.2by John Bryant

    John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99

    This is the thrilling account of the heroism, ambition, and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Games. Diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor Johnny Hayes were drawn... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 99.99

    The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition?the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials?starting... more...

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

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    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...