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A Sporting Chance

A Sporting Chance

Achievements of African-Canadian Athletes

  • Author: William Humber
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781770706798
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 168
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Over the years, Canadians have smugly asserted their country’s more tolerant culture in race relations. Yet as this story of African-Canadian participation in sports demonstrates, the record is far more troubling. In reality, Canada’s record in matters of race was a disturbing blend of occasional good intentions and ugly practices. The study of the Black athletic experience in Canada is not only a revealing portrait into our past, but also one more demonstration of some time-honoured truths about human achievement and the necessity of the public will to provide open and fair forums for equal access to participation. Presented in a chronological sequence, individual sports are presented along with the leading athletes who brought grace and a determination to achieve. Included are George Dixon, Sam Langford, Reuben Mayes, Ray Lewis, Sam Richardson, Dr. Phil Edwards, Jackie Robinson, Harry Jerome, Earl Walls, Donovan Bailey, Sylvia Sweeney, Molly Killingbeck, Herb Carnegie, Jamaal Magliore, Perdita Felicien and Jarome Iginla, to name but a few of the fine athletes who form a part of Canada’s sports heritage. "As Canada’s foremost baseball historian, Bill Humber has chronicled another fascinating chapter from Canada’s rich sports history. This is an excellent read – entertaining, educational and expertly researched. As my pal Don Cherry might say: ’Two thumbs up, Bill.’" – Brian McFarlane, Sports Family Ltd.

A Sporting Chance

A Sporting Chance

Australian Sporting Scandals and the Path to Redemption

  • Author: Titus O'Reily
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1743773560
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 304
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In sport, the term 'good bloke' doesn't mean what it says. Like 'fun run', it often actually means exactly the opposite. Titus O'Reily, the sports historian Australia neither needs nor deserves, examines why our nation's sportspeople are so readily forgiven for doing terrible things. With ridiculous tales from Australia's chequered sporting history, A Sporting Chance dissects the scandals big and small, the mistakes made in covering them up and the path athletes tread back to redemption. From the Essendon supplements saga and the sandpaper-loving Australian cricket team to whatever it is Nick Kyrgios has done now, Titus reveals the archetypes at the heart of our greatest sporting scandals. There's the corrupt cop who gave us the race that stopped a nation and the boxing champion who refused to train. There's the cashed-up businessmen who bankrupted clubs and the commentators who can't get their foot out of their mouth. And of course there's the good blokes, like Wayne Carey, Matthew Johns and Shane Warne, who it seems we'll forgive for absolutely anything. In his rambling and at times incoherent style, Titus asks the question: are Australians really that forgiving of their sporting heroes? With the rise of social media, women's sport and the drive towards greater equality, are the good blokes of Australia's sporting landscape an endangered species?

A Sporting Chance?

A Sporting Chance?

  • Author: Kaye Healey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Athletes
  • Page: 40
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Disability in the Global Sport Arena

Disability in the Global Sport Arena

A Sporting Chance

  • Author: Jill M. Le Clair
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135694311
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 254
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Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’ body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability. National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for ‘different’ and technologically enhanced ‘cyborg’ bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people’s attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally. Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

A Sporting Chance

A Sporting Chance

How Paralympics Founder Ludwig Guttmann Saved Lives with Sports

  • Author: Lori Alexander
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9781328580795
  • Category: Jews, German
  • Page: N.A
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"Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this chapter book biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives"--

A Sporting Chance: Hot Down Under

A Sporting Chance: Hot Down Under

  • Author: Rhyll Biest
  • Publisher: Pan
  • ISBN: 1743341210
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 48
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In the outback town of Mount Tully, many a man's had to squeeze into a frock after backing the wrong derby cane toad on Australia Day. But Mount Tully's surliest bartender, Jane Hood, has her steel-capped boots planted firmly on the ground, so there's no way she'd risk her independence to accept a saucy bet from the sexy but bossy pub owner, Luka Belov ... is there? This story is rated "Medium Hot" (3 out of 5 flames) and contains F/M pairings.

A sporting chance

A sporting chance

  • Author: Margaret Cameron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 279
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Give your kids a sporting chance

Give your kids a sporting chance

a parents' guide

  • Author: Kevin S. Spink
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780920197431
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 114
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Hunting and Fishing for Sport

Hunting and Fishing for Sport

Commerce, Controversy, Popular Culture

  • Author: Richard L. Hummel
  • Publisher: Popular Press
  • ISBN: 9780879726461
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 186
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Why do humans continue to hunt and fish for sport, especially in the face of growing public opposition? Why are the social sciences so reluctant to investigate these popular human sporting recreations? How do the new technological advances in hunting and fishing equipment affect the sporting standards of "fair play?" How are hunting and fishing portrayed in the popular culture media of film and boys' adventure literature? These questions and more are answered by the author who takes the reader afield with him as he travels to various parts of three continents in order to experience first-hand what commercial hunting opportunities offer their customers.