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  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico?s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate... more...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    The Olympic Games have become the world?s greatest media and marketing event?a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics,... more...

  • THE BEIJING OLYMPIC,PROMOTING CHINAby Kevin Caffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Beijing 2008 Olympic ceremonies were spectacular performances and technological accomplishments by the People?s Republic of China. However, the audience in Beijing was only the most overt element of a global audience receiving the message of the Games. For this global audience, the Beijing performances were a harbinger of wider regional and international... more...

  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...

  • The London 2012 Olympicsby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy.... more...

  • The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympicsby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics by the editors of Scientific American   The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics?... more...

  • Activism and the Olympicsby Jules Boykoff

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger... more...

  • No Limitsby Alan Abrahamson; Michael Phelps

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the O lympic Games in B eijing, Michael P helps?up from working-class, born-in-the-U SA roots?shows us the secrets to his remarkable success?from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps?s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens.... 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...