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Sports in World History : Themes in World History - David G. McComb

Sports in World History

Themes in World History

Paperback Published: 2nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780415318129
Number Of Pages: 136

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Modern sports emerged from a background of traditional sports in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These sports were a product of the industrial revolution, the scientific revolution and urbanization. This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern sports, covering such topics as: how the major modern sports came about and how they spread throughout the world with the help of enthusiastic individuals, sports organizations, the YMCA and the Olympic movement. discussions of some of the most popular modern world sports including: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, formula one racing, golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball, track and field, boxing, judo and cycling. These are among the most popular, although there are some 300 sports in the world. the history of both western and non-western sports in depth, as well as the increasing globalization of sports today. the challenges facing the worldof sports today, such as commercialization and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The Athletic Imperative and the Reasons for Sport
The Emergence of Modern Sports
The Globalization of Sport
The Significance of Global Sports
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ISBN: 9780415318129
ISBN-10: 0415318122
Series: Themes in World History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 2nd September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.65  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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