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On these pages you will find information on the Routledge Sport and Leisure list, including details of our publications across a broad range of sub-disciplines: Individual Sports, Physical Education, Research Methods, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Leisure Management, Sport and Leisure Studies, Sports Medicine and Therapy .

You will also find further information on our book series, textbooks for students, links to companion websites for key textbooks, access to our full on-line catalog, and contact information for editorial and marketing matters.

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  1. New Third Edition

    Strategic Sports Event Management
    Third edition
    By Guy Masterman

    Now in its third edition, this book provides an insight into the strategic management of sports events of all scales and types, from international mega-events to school sports. Read more...

  2. Fundamental Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

    By James Watkins

    This comprehensive introductory textbook explains biomechanical concepts from it first principles, introducing the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system and its structural adaptations and focusing on the biomechanics of movement.

    No other textbook offers such a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics.

    This is an essential textbook for any biomechanics course taken as part of degree program in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, sports coaching or athletic training.

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    Complimentary Exam Copy

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New Titles

  1. Sport in the Pacific

    Sport in the Pacific: Colonial and Postcolonial Consequences by C Richard King was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport. Click here to read more

  2. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money
    By Alan Tomlinson

    Written by a leading authority in the area, this critical new account of one of the world’s most important sporting institutions, investigates the history of FIFA and the underlying political dynamics characterising its growth.

    The book explores the influence of the men who have led FIFA, the emergence of the World Cup as FIFA’s exclusive product, FIFA’s relationships with other federations and associations, the crises that have shaped its recent history and the issues and challenges that are likely to shape its future.

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  1. BASES – British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences

    BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. It was formerly known as BASS – the British Association of Sports Sciences and was founded in September 1984. Routledge has been a supporter of BASES for a number of years by providing book prizes for their conferences and offering discounts on all our sport titles to their members. For more information, please visit their website:

  2. European College of Sport Science

    Founded in 1995 in Nice, France, the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is a sport scientific society dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge at the European level. Routledge works closely with ECSS to provide their members with reviews of new books, discounts on book purchases and promote the ECSS Annual Congress.

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Research & Reference

  1. Authors Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith talk about their recent book Rethinking Drug Use in Sport

    Bob Stewart and Aaron Smith, authors of Rethinking Drug Use In Sport, Why the war will never be won talk to us about some of the controversies surrounding the topic and why this book needed to be written. Click here for the full interview.

  2. Olympic Titles from Routledge

    Has the Winter Olympics re-kindled your interest in sport? Are you looking forward to the start of the Paralympics in Sochi, Russia? or are you just looking for a book about the Olympics for your course or library?

    To celebrate the Olympics we have compiled a list of some of our new and key reference titles in this area.  

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General Interest

  1. Sports Coaching titles from Routledge

    Have you seen all of our Sports Coaching titles? Simply click here to browse our full list.

  2. Author Alan Tomlinson talks about his latest book FIFA, The Men, the Myths and the Money

    With the recent publication of his fascinating book FIFA,The Men, the Myths and the Money author Alan Tomlinson talks to us about what to expect from his highly insightful book and provides us with a glimpse into the world of FIFA. Click here to read the full interview

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