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  • FORTY YEAR OF SPORT & SOC 1968-2008by Russell Field; Bruce Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    From the Mexico Olympics of 1968 to the events surrounding the Olympic torch relay leading up to Beijing 2008, sport has been a site for political and human rights struggles. This book captures the memories of important historical actors involved and presents the latest scholarly analyses of past and present these efforts. more...

  • Disability in the Global Sport Arenaby Jill M. Le Clair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ?normal? body, and describes how individual and organizational... more...

  • SPORT IN THE CULTURES OF THE ANCIENby Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From the early origins of the ancient Olympics to gladiatorial shows in late antiquity, the chapters, written by prominent scholars on ancient sport, provide original insights into key aspects of ancient sport in its historical, social and ideological setting. This book was published as a special issue of  International Journal of the History of... more...

  • BEIJING 2008, PREPARING FOR GLORYby J.A. Mangan; Dong Jinxia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Beijing Olympics was a political act of assertion. It wass the culmination of political effort going back to 1949. In essence, it was the outcome of dramatic diplomatic, political, cultural, social and economic change born of ideological commitment. more...

  • OLYMPISM GLOBAL VISION - MAJUMDARby Boria Majumdar; Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This collection is a first in global publishing, a mine of information for scholars, students and analysts. It demonstrates that Olympic movement in the modern context has been, and continues to be, socially relevant and politically important. more...

  • The Wonder Crewby Susan Saint Sing

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    THE WONDER CREW is the fascinating story of how the salty coach of the Annapolis crew team, Coach Richard Glendon, seized the sport of rowing first from the Ivy League schools and then the imposing British with a new style both uniquely American and very much his own. He took a group of young midshipmen with humble origins and dominated a sport... more...

  • Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movementby John J. Macaloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This extended ethnological research offers a rare case study of continuity and change in the Olympic torch relay, a leading transnational and trans-cultural ritual form. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society . more...

  • The Armchair Olympianby Phil Ascough

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896. The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue. The Games deliver... more...

  • A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Secondsby Richard Witt

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    'I hope the Romanian doesn't get through, because I can't pronounce her bloody name.' Allegedly from David Coleman, British radio and TV commentator, at one of his many Olympic coverages, when he thought he was off air. A Lifetime of Training for Just 10 Seconds is a collection of quotations from Olympic athletes, eyewitnesses and commentators... more...

  • The Secret Olympianby ANON

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The vast majority of us can only dream of being an Olympic-level athlete - but we have no real idea of what that means. Here, for the first time, in all its shocking, funny and downright bizarre glory, is the truth of the Olympic experience. It is an unimaginable world: the kitting-out ceremony with its 35kg of team clothing per athlete the pre-Olympic... more...