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  • The Games by The Times: Great Britain?s Finest Sporting Hourby The Times

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A glorious, fully illustrated celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, with expert analysis and comment from The Times? cast of sporting experts and brought to life with sumptuous, award-winning photographs more...

  • The Olympicsby Harry Spatchcock; Graham Douglas

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 5.99

    The Olympic Games: a major international amateur sporting competition that brings together hundreds of nations and thousands of athletes. This book is a collection of fun, facts and figures about the Games (from ancient to modern times) for sports lovers all over the world. “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking... more...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 31.00

    A powerful and gripping human story of the 2012 London Olympics hero more...

  • Native Gamesby Chris Hallinan; Barry Judd; Kevin Young

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    Research on Indigenous participation in sport offers many oppertunities to better understand the political issues of equality, empowerment, self-determination and protection of culture and identity. This volume compares and conceptualises the sociological significance of Indigenous sports in different international contexts. more...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics,... more...

  • THE BEIJING OLYMPIC,PROMOTING CHINAby Kevin Caffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the means by which China has utilised its hosting of the Olympic Games to achieve her ambitions in embracing both soft power and hard power. It was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport . more...

  • Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintendedby J A Mangan; Mark Dyreson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book offers ground-breaking analyses of the power of Olympic legacies, positive and negative, and surveys the subject from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008, and indeed beyond. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport . more...

  • Documenting the Beijing Olympicsby D.P. Martinez; Kevin Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics ? ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word ? and the meanings generated by such representations. It was published as a special issue of Sport in Society . more...

  • Making Pandemoniumby Nadeem Masood

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.99

    The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012 was largely celebrated as the greatest ceremony ever. It won over critics and the general public, and made a nation proud. This book describes the entire rehearsal process of the volunteers, told from a performer's perspective, for what most agreed was the most spectacular part of the show. more...

  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Representing the Nation analyzes Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games and explains how international criticism over its competence re-ignited a series of long-standing stereotypes, prejudices, and divisions within Mexican society. more...