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Money in Sports

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Money in Sports examines how money has become tied to sports in a variety of ways, and what implications this has for both athletes and fans. Have there always been professional athletes who earn huge salaries? What is the role of advertising in sports? Exciting and varied case studies are used throughout this book to illustrate issues and concepts.

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Overview

Money in Sports examines how money has become tied to sports in a variety of ways, and what implications this has for both athletes and fans. Have there always been professional athletes who earn huge salaries? What is the role of advertising in sports? Exciting and varied case studies are used throughout this book to illustrate issues and concepts.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of the "Ethics of Sports" series specifically focused on introducing ethical issues related to the world of sports. This particular text, with its focus on money in sports, contains eleven chapters that begin with a general introduction, proceed to how sports were configured historically and how it is seen in the world today, and ends with a section that asks readers to consider topics and scenarios related to the impact of money on athletes and teams. The nine chapters in between consider who in sports deals with the financial pieces and how each are impacted, the on-going influence of sponsorship, fans and their impact, and tomorrow's rising stars and the pressure put on those athletes at a young age. Final chapters focus on the notion of sports for the masses (the Olympics) and if that is feasible today in light of big paychecks and the cost to prepare athletes for excellence in those areas. Photos throughout the text help readers connect to specific athletes as well as represent the issues discussed. The glossary and "Find Out More" sections at the end provide additional resources for those who would like more information about what was discussed in the book; the notes section for this series is excellent and a model for other series. This text, and the series in general, provide a phenomenal look at issues in sports that have a wide impact and are a fabulous resource for teachers looking for good examples of nonfiction. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432959821
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Ethics of Sports Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 630,886
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.
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Table of Contents

The Essence of Sports 4

Who's Who in Money and Sports 12

Living the Dream 16

Team or Franchise? 22

Sponsors, Endorsements, and the Media 26

Fans and Followers 34

The Stars of Tomorrow 38

Sports for Everyone 42

Dirty Money 46

The Future of Sports and Money 50

Topics for Discussion 54

Glossary 56

Notes on Sources 58

Find Out More 62

Index 64

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