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Olympics

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  • 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...

  • One Golden Summer: The Telegraph at the London Gamesby Telegraph Media Group

    Headline 2012; Not Available

    Exclusive to this ebook-only edition, relive the incredible summer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games with this inspirational series of articles from the Telegraph, available as a collection for the first time. more...

  • The Amateursby David Halberstam

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Halberstam?s suspenseful and inspirational bestselling story of the four amateur rowers who put everything on the line to represent the United States in the 1984 Olympics In 1984, rowing was a sport continually relegated to the margins, far from the spotlights attracted by other Olympic events. That year, four men went head-to-head for the... more...

  • The Paralympic Gamesby Keith Gilbert; Otto Schantz

    Meyer & Meyer 2008; US$ 18.30

    The Paralympic Games: Empowerment or Side Show? offers insights into the Paralympic Movement which have previously not been alluded to in the academic press. The chapters in this book cover aspects of the organization, development and life worlds of Paralympians, team management and coaches. In particular the book develops the following five themes... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    In recent decades, five to ten times as many persons have turned out for the Olympic flame relay as have watched Olympic sports contests live.  Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement: Bearing Light , the first anthropological analysis of the contemporary torch relay, exposes and interprets the transformation of the ritual across a... more...

  • Olympism: The Global Visionby Boria Majumdar; Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art.... more...

  • Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008by Russell Field; Bruce Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students... more...

  • Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient Worldby Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Sport has been practised in the Greco-Roman world at least since the second millennium BC. It was socially integrated and was practised in the context of ceremonial performances, physical education and established local and international competitions including, most famously, the Olympic Games. In recent years, the continuous re-assessment of old... more...

  • The Youth Olympic Gamesby Dag Vidar Hanstad; Milena M. Parent; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth... more...

  • Podiumby Ben Oakley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top? To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original step of combining existing research with a study of leading athletes' autobiographies. Looking at the early histories and initial... more...