The Olympic Games Explained / Edition 1

The Olympic Games Explained / Edition 1

by Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415346045

ISBN-13: 9780415346047

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance.

The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a

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An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance.

The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from its Ancient
Greek origins through the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee to the global Olympic Movement in the twenty-first century.

Each chapter offers a range of study tasks and review questions to help students develop their understanding of key concepts in Olympic studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415346047
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Student Sport Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1The idea of Olympism1
2The ancient Olympic Games16
3Revival of the modern Olympic Games35
4Britain in the Olympic movement47
5The Paralympic Games62
6The Olympics and the mass media77
7Olympic marketing98
8Economic and environmental impacts of the Olympic Games117
9Organising the Olympic Games134
10Olympic politics153
11Ethics of sport and Olympism169
12Drugs and the Olympic Games185
13Sport, art and the Olympics200
14Olympic education - celebrating the Olympics216
15Case studies234

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