Olympics and Paralympics Products

  • 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 – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

  • 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 – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • Olympic Education

    An international review

    Edited by Roland Naul, Deanna L. 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 – 2017-02-22 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-01-05 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    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
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    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
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

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