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The Olympic Games Explained : A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games - Jim Parry

The Olympic Games Explained

A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

By: Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov, Craig Reedle (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780415346047
Number Of Pages: 288

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This multidisciplinary text is a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games.

The text considers a range of topics including:

* the ancient Olympics
* the modern revival of the nineteenth century
* the development of the Games throughout the twentieth century.
* the media and the Olympics
* Olympic marketing and sponsorship

Complemented by a dedicated website offering access to unique archive and other document sources, this book aims brings its audience the best Olympic educational expertise available.

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
The idea of Olympismp. 1
The ancient Olympic Gamesp. 16
Revival of the modern Olympic Gamesp. 35
Britain in the Olympic Movementp. 47
The Paralympic Gamesp. 62
The Olympics and the mass mediap. 77
Olympic Marketingp. 98
Economic and environmental impacts of the Olympic Gamesp. 117
Organising the Olympic Gamesp. 134
Olympic politicsp. 153
Ethics of sport and Olympismp. 169
Drugs and the Olympic Gamesp. 185
Sport, art and the Olympicsp. 200
Olympic education - celebrating the Olympicsp. 216
Case studiesp. 234
Bibliographyp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415346047
ISBN-10: 0415346045
Series: Student Sport Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.05  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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