Olympics and Paralympics Products

  • Sport, Community Regeneration, Governance and Development

    A comparative global perspective

    By Rory Shand

    Sporting mega events are playing an increasingly important role in the governance of community regeneration and development across the globe. This book examines the ways in which sporting organisations engage with local communities through projects that target youth, health or social issues and act…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

    Overcoming Amateurism

    By Dave Day, Tegan Carpenter

    At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Mega-Events and Globalization

    Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order

    Edited by Richard Gruneau, John Horne

    Since the turn of the twenty first century, there has been a trend for urban "mega events" to be awarded to cities and nations in the East and Global South. Such events have been viewed as economic stimulant as well as opportunities to promote national identity, gain greater international…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Understanding International Sport Organisations

    Principles, power and possibilities

    By Lincoln Allison, Alan Tomlinson

    The governance of international sport is dominated by the SINGOs (sporting international non-governmental organisations). The IOC, FIFA, IAAF and the FIA wield global influence, but how exactly do such complex organisations operate? This important book examines the rise of the SINGOs, their…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Gender, Media, Sport

    Edited by Susanna Hedenborg, Gertrud Pfister

    Despite the position that sport occupies at the centre of public attention, and despite the billions of consumers and immense coverage which it attracts from around the globe, it seems that the media prioritise coverage of only a very small fraction of sporting events, and a few prominent athletes.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Sport, Media and Mega-Events

    Edited by Lawrence A. Wenner, Andrew C. Billings

    Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23
    Routledge

  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Olympic Perspectives

    Edited by Stephan Wassong, Richard Baka, Janice Forsyth

    Historical research on the Olympic Movement is highly valuable as it displays processes of continuity and transformation by which knowledge building processes on the Olympic Movement, its structure and on Olympic sport can be expanded. The Olympic Movement can be addressed from multidisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Olympic Education

    An international review

    Edited by Roland Naul, Deanna Binder, Antonin Rychtecky, Ian Culpan

    A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Leveraging Mega-Event Legacies

    Edited by Jonathan Grix

    This is a multidisciplinary 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 – 2017-01-04
    Routledge

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