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Olympics

  • Olympic Televisionby Andrew C. Billings; James R. Angelini; Paul J. MacArthur

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how the Olympic experience has... more...

  • Cold War Gamesby Harry Blutstein

    Bonnier Publishing Australia 2017; US$ 9.99

    The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. From the bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, to the 46 athletes who defected to the West, sport and politics collided during the Cold War. more...

  • Mais Rápidoby Lexy Timms; JOÃO ROSSI PARREIRAS

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 3.00

    A corredora com barreiras Aileen Nessa surpreendeu o mundo do atletismo universitário ao assinar com uma pequena universidade da Divisão Um da NCAA. Talentosa no atletismo e na sala de aula, ela irá para a Universidade de Gática. Ninguém sabe que o principal motivo para ela ter assinado com a escola foi um defensive back craque do futebol americano. Longe... more...

  • 'Critical Support' for Sportby Bruce Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 160.00

    During more than forty years, Bruce Kidd has combined careers as an internationally ranked athlete, coach, sports administrator, professor and dean with critical scholarly and popular writing about sport, often on the issues in which he has been directly involved. Frequently called ?the conscience of Canadian sport?, he defines his perspective as that... more...

  • Mega-Events and Social Changeby Maurice Roche

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 120.00

    The spectacle of major cultural and sporting events can preoccupy modern societies. This book is concerned with contemporary mega-events, like the Olympics and Expos. Using a sociological perspective Roche argues that mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and that these amount to a... more...

  • Heritage and the Olympicsby Sean Gammon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 47.95

    The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part in helping to understand the meanings and implications of the Games. Heritage, too, offers invaluable insights... more...

  • Chasing Graceby Sanya Richards-Ross

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 19.99

    Five-time Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross shares triumphant and heartbreaking stories as she tells of her journey to becoming a world-class runner. Sanya helps readers learn how to run their best race and live their best life. more...

  • The Talent Labby Owen Slot; Simon Timson; Chelsea Warr

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing... more...

  • Understanding International Sport Organisationsby Lincoln Allison; Alan Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    The governance of international sport is dominated by the SINGOs (sporting international non-governmental organisations). The IOC, FIFA, IAAF and the FIA wield global influence, but how exactly do such complex organisations operate? This important book examines the rise of the SINGOs, their structures, organisational behaviour and their power in the... more...

  • Olympic Educationby Roland Naul; Deanna Binder; Antonin Rychtecky; Ian Culpan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and implementation of Olympic education programmes around the... more...