Olympics and Paralympics Products

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multi-disciplinary contribution to the burgeoning literature on and around mega-events in general and sports mega-events in particular. The volume is not specifically about mega-events or their management, but rather how such events act as a lens through which a number of important and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-06 

  • The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability

    By Ryan Gauthier

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Historicizing the Pan-American Games

    Edited by Bruce Kidd, Cesar Torres

    The Pan-American Games, begun officially in 1951 in Buenos Aires and held in every region of the western hemisphere, have become one of the largest multi-sport games in the world. 6,132 athletes from 41 countries competed in 48 sports in the 2015 Games in Toronto, Canada. The Games are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • The Sexual and Gender Politics of Sport Mega-Events

    Roving Colonialism

    By Heather Sykes

    This challenging new study examines gender and sexuality in relation to the ‘roving colonialism’ of sport mega-events. Built around four case studies in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and soccer fans in the Egyptian revolution—the book…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

    Edited by Alan Bairner, John Kelly, Jung Woo Lee

    Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Sport Governance

    An introduction

    By Neil King

    Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-17

  • Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games

    By Danyel Reiche

    The Olympic Games is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world, with over 200 countries competing for success. This important new study of the Olympics investigates why some countries are more successful than others. Which factors determine their failure or success? What is the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Olympic Cities

    City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 – 2020, 3rd Edition

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    The first edition of Olympic Cities, published in 2007, provided a pioneering overview of the changing relationship between cities and the modern Olympic Games. This substantially revised and enlarged third edition builds on the success of its predecessors. The first of its three parts provides…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • The Paralympic Games Explained

    Second Edition

    By Ian Brittain

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30

  • Global Perspectives on Sport and Physical Cultures

    Edited by Annette R. Hofmann, Gerald Gems, Maureen Smith

    Global Perspectives of Sport and Physical Culture is a compilation of diverse essays derived from the works of prominent international scholars that address significant international issues relative to sporting practices from a historical perspective. A variety of movement cultures are examined and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Olympic Exclusions

    Youth, Poverty and Social Legacies

    By Jacqueline Kennelly

    Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Designing the Olympics

    Representation, Participation, Contestation

    By Jilly Traganou

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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