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Olympics

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.00

    An Economist Best Economic Book of 2015 An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games. Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world?s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics and the World Cup. In the updated and expanded edition of his bestselling book, Circus Maximus:... more...

  • The Sovereign Colonyby Antonio Sotomayor

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 60.00

    Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism.... more...

  • Les Jeux d?hiver, Chamonix 1924-Sotchi 2014by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Nés dans la discrétion en 1924, les jeux Olympiques d?hiver sont devenus au fil des ans un des événements majeurs du calendrier sportif international. Pour leur donner plus de visibilité encore, le Comité international olympique (C.I.O.) a ainsi brisé la sacro-sainte quadriennalité des Jeux, en programmant en 1994 les Jeux d?hiver à Lillehammer, deux... more...

  • The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asiaby William Kelly; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games, the ?glittering? Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and the... more...

  • The London Olympics of 2012by Stephen Wagg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won, and who lost out, in this important event as well as exploring its media coverage and legacy. more...

  • Running Through the Agesby Edward S. Sears

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward,... more...

  • Trainingspraxis Laufenby Lothar Pöhlitz; Jörg Valentin

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 26.05

    Zur Elite im Sport zu gehören ist ein Privileg. Aber es ist nichts Exklusives, wenn man es nicht zu nutzen versteht. Von Läufern und ihren Trainern, die zu Weltrekorden und Olympia-Siegen bzw. vergleichbar hohen Leistungen in der Lage waren, wurde im Nachhinein meist bekannt, dass Sie immer auch außergewöhnlich trainiert haben. Neues wagen, Veränderungen... more...

  • The Olympics, Media and Societyby Kim Bissell; Stephen D. Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without considering the effect of the media. It addresses a multitude... more...

  • The Jewish Olympicsby Ron Kaplan; Ira Berkow

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the ?Jewish Olympics,? as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel, first began in 1932, and the latest games took place in July of 2013, with the debut... more...

  • Dangerous Gamesby Larry Writer

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 20.90

    A team of 33 Australian athletes competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Poorly prepared and with limited support, they bravely faced formidable competition. Larry Writer recreates their experience so vividly we can imagine ourselves in the famous stadium surrounded by swastikas. more...