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The Olympics a History of the Modern Games

Author : Allen Guttmann
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Looks at the political, economic, and social significance of the modern Olympic games, and recounts how nations have tried to exploit the games

Catalogue Or Alphabetical Index of the Astor Library

Author : Astor Library
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Catalogue Or Alphabetical Index of the Astor Library A E 1857 v 2 F L 1858 v 3 M P 1859 v 4 Q Z 1861

Author : Astor Library
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Supplement to the Astor Library Catalogue

Author : New York Astor Library
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Reprint of the original, first published in 1866.

Olympic Cities

Author : John R. Gold
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Building on the success of its predecessor, this substantially revised and enlarged new edition provides overviews of the four Olympic festivals (the Summer Games, Winter Games, Cultural Olympiads, and Paralympics); surveys of what is involved in staging the Olympics (finance, place promotion, security, urban regeneration, and tourism); and ten portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2016.

The British Olympics

Author : Martin Polley
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History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that revival. Indeed, as sports historian Dr Martin Polley argues in this, the 12th book in the acclaimed Played in Britain series, our nation's fascination with all things Olympian has played a pivotal role in shaping the Games as we know them today, culminating in London becoming in 2012 the first city ever to stage a third modern Olympiad. Consider, for example, that the first published use of the word 'Olympian' in the English language dates from around 1590. Its author? William Shakespeare. And that the first games of the post-classical era to adopt the formal title 'Olympick' took place in the Cotswolds village of Chipping Campden in 1612. It was an English traveller, Richard Chandler, who rediscovered the lost site of Olympia in 1766, and a Shropshire doctor, William Penny Brookes, who, in 1850, founded the Much Wenlock Olympian Games, an annual community festival that inspired Pierre de Coubertin to revive the Games at an international level. Other Olympic festivals surfaced in London (to celebrate Queen Victoria's accession), in Liverpool, and in the north-east town of Morpeth, while the words 'Olympic' and 'Olympian' became steadily more ingrained in the popular imagination throughout the Victorian era. Britain's Olympic heritage gained added momentum in the 20th century. At White City in 1908, London built the world's first modern, purpose-built Olympic stadium, while in 1948 London stepped in to save the Games by offering Wembley Stadium. Also in the late 1940s, at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire, the modern Paralympics were born when sporting contests were organised for injured servicemen. Thus the 2012 Games represent the culmination of over four hundred years of British enthusiasm and ingenuity; an attachment that has left in its wake a trail of fascinating stories, characters, sites, buildings and artefacts. Leading the reader on a marathon journey, The British Olympics charts them all, making this a vital and entertaining source for anyone with an interest in the Games, in sport, and in the wider narrative of Britain's social and cultural heritage.

Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement

Author : John E. Findling
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A unique guide to events, controversies, and political and economic issues surrounding the Olympics.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Author : Jack O'Gorman
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Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

The World Anti Doping Code

Author : Lovely Dasgupta
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Following the recent doping scandals that have brought the highest echelons of international sport into disrepute, this book examines the elitism at the core of the World Anti-Doping Agency and considers how the current World Anti-Doping Code might be restructured. Analyzing the correlation between the commodification of sports and doping, and the role WADA plays in this context, it takes into consideration the perspectives of non-elite athletes as well as athletes from developing countries which have previously been excluded from the anti-doping discourse. It offers recommendations for improving the coordination and implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code and argues for the creation of a more inclusive anti-doping regime. This is an important resource for students of sports law, sports management and sports ethics, as well as vital reading for sports administrators, sports sociologists, sports policy makers, sports lawyers and arbitrators, as well as athletes themselves.

Olympic Education history theory practice

Author : Roland Naul
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This anthology is dedicated as a commemorative book for Antonin Rychtecky on behalf of his 75th birthday in 2020. It compiles the proceedings of the 4th Willbald Gebhardt Olympic Symposium held at Charles University of Prague (Czech Republic). In five sections, ten papers of the symposium are published. Section One deals with the history of Olympic education development in Europe and North America (Binder and Naul). Section Two documents the support of the IOC Olympic Study Centre and Lausanne Olympic Museum for Olympic education (Puig, Chevalley). The Third section reflects the development of Olympic education in the Czech Republic (Skoda, Rychtecky). Section Four gives two examples of how Olympic education developed and became supported in accordance with preparation of Olympic Games in Japan (Tokyo, Obayashi) and France (Paris, Monnin). Finally, section Five includes two national studies regarding how Olympic ideals helped to change culture and society in Africa and South America (Zimbabwe and Colombia) written by Clemencia Anaya Maya and Mayamba Sitali.