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Olympics

  • Against All Oddsby P.J. Naworynski

    HarperCollins Canada 2017; US$ 13.99

    For readers of The Boys in the Boat, the remarkable story of the unlikely Canadian hockey team that clinched Olympic gold in 1948 The announcement was shocking—Canada, the birthplace of hockey, would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron leader, Sandy Watson, quickly... more...

  • Goldby Nick Skelton

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    With a show-jumping career spanning over forty years, Nick Skelton is a legend in the equestrian world. No other rider has won so many major competitions on so many different horses and he is as popular at Olympia and Hickstead as he is at Aachen, Geneva, Paris and Spruce Meadows. Skelton has competed in eight Olympic Games. He was part of the gold... more...

  • From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governanceby Emmanuel Bayle; Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    Lausanne, the Swiss city IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Juan Antonio Samaranch honored with the title "Olympic capital" in 1994, is now the administrative capital of world sport. The past century has presented Olympism with many challenges and that continues to be the case today; the issues may have changed, but they are no less numerous.... more...

  • Racism and the Olympicsby Robert G. Weisbord

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Sports are the opiate of the people, particularly in the United States, Europe, and parts of South America. Globally, billions of fans feverishly focus on the summer and winter Olympics. In theory, international fraternalism is boosted by these "friendly competitions," but often national rivalries eclipse the theoretical amity. How the Olympics have... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...