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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95
The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Now in a fully... more...
- Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99
Dra?en Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in ?ibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dra?en was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit. Known as a skilled shooter, it was not unusual... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 23.96
The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds . On the track, his running made him a legend; off it, his charisma and humanity made him a hero. No runner has generated myth like Emil Zátopek, the Czechoslovakian soldier who revolutionised... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00
This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest?findings?in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system,?sport media, sport facility management?and sport social?development in?the two host countries - China and Britain.?It?identifies?the role?of national and local governments,?universities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence... more...
- Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 14.16
The inspirational autobiography from Asia?s first dinghy sailing gold medallist. A full-time athlete at 10 years old, Lijia was taken away from her parents and enrolled on the gruelling Chinese training regime. A rare insight into a world of relentless training and unquestioning compliance, this is the story of a young woman?s will to succeed. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 21.99
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: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the... more...
- Clink Street Publishing 2016; US$ 8.74
Norman Ratcliffe has been a frequent visitor to Rio de Janeiro, arguably Brazil's most iconic city, for over twenty years. In this entertaining and comprehensive guide, he reveals the highs and lows of this marvellous city. Millions of visitors arrive in Rio de Janeiro every year for the New Year Celebrations, the legendary Carnival, Rock in Rio, the... more...