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Olympics

  • Course Correctionby Ginny Gilder

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    ?This is a compelling account of one woman?s sacrifices to be an elite athlete while also coming to terms with her personal life at a time when ?coming out of the closet? was done at considerable peril. A good choice for women?s-studies and sports-history collections.?  ? Booklist ?Beautiful and important on many levels,  Course Correction  is about... more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazil's total expenditures are thought to have been as much as $20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site of the 2022 World Cup, is estimating that it will... more...

  • The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Gamesby Kevin Dixon; Tom Gibbons

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies. more...

  • Foxcatcherby Mark Schultz; David Thomas

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    Praise for  Foxcatcher "In this disturbing, heartfelt memoir, the life of champion wrestler Schultz plays out against the backdrop of his brother's murder in 1996 at the hands of John du Pont, heir to the du Pont family...the relationship between Schultz and his more easy-going, older brother is vividly portrayed as one of the sibling rivalry and... more...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. more...

  • Living with London's Olympicsby Iain Lindsay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The quadrennial summer Olympic Games produces the world's biggest single-city cultural event. Drawing on ethnographic work around the London 2012 Games, this book contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery and shows that the notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and delivery benefits for host communities are, for most, unobtainable. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Strategic Sports Event Managementby Guy Masterman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The hosting of sports events ? whether large international events, or smaller niche events ? can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the local environment, economy and society. Strategic Sports Event Management provides students and event managers with an insight into the strategic management of sports events of all scales and types,... more...