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Faster, Higher, Stronger

Faster, Higher, Stronger

How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them

  • Author: Mark McClusky
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 069817500X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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A New York Times bestseller “A smart and important book.”—Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes Publications as varied as Wired, Men’s Fitness, and The New Yorker are abuzz over the New York Times bestseller Faster, Higher, Stronger. In it, veteran journalist Mark McClusky explains how today’s top athletes are turning to advanced technology and savvy science to improve their performance. Sports buffs and readers of David Epstein and Gretchen Reynolds will want to join McClusky as he goes behind the scenes everywhere from the Olympics to the NBA Finals, from the World Series to the Tour de France, and from high-tech labs to neighborhood gyms to show how athletes at every level can incorporate cutting-edge science into their own workouts. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades!

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades!

Sports, Art, and Ideology in Late Russian and Early Soviet Culture

  • Author: Tim Harte
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0299327701
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 328
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The revival of the Olympic games in 1896 and the subsequent rise of modern athletics prompted a new, energetic movement away from more sedentary habits. In Russia, this ethos soon became a key facet of the Bolsheviks' shared vision for the future. In the aftermath of the revolution, glorification of exercise persevered, pointing the way toward a stronger, healthier populace and a vibrant Socialist society. With interdisciplinary analysis of literature, painting, and film, Faster, Higher, Stronger, Comrades! traces how physical fitness had an even broader impact on culture and ideology in the Soviet Union than previously realized. From prerevolutionary writers and painters glorifying popular circus wrestlers to Soviet photographers capturing unprecedented athleticism as a means of satisfying their aesthetic ideals, the nation's artists embraced sports in profound, inventive ways. Though athletics were used for doctrinaire purposes, Tim Harte demonstrates that at their core, they remained playful, joyous physical activities capable of stirring imaginations and transforming everyday realities.

Test Prep Level 3: Faster, Higher, Stronger Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Test Prep Level 3: Faster, Higher, Stronger Comprehension and Critical Thinking

  • Author: Lisa Greathouse
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1480774995
  • Category:
  • Page: 4
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Students read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Ideas for India

Ideas for India

Faster, Higher, Stronger

  • Author: Bibek Debroy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788183285001
  • Category: Federal government
  • Page: 208
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"India is probably in the middle of the most reform-friendly phase in its historyopen to conceptions that can help transform the nation faster, put it on a stronger firmament to help it leap higher. This book, a collection of ideas, by one of India's foremost thinkers, marries his deep academic understanding with the rich practical experience; The penetrating macroeconomic analysis with the intricate microeconomic observations; And the vast knowledge of the governance ecosystem with the challenging requirements of the governed. Be it simplifying and reforming the legal structures and statutes, decentralisation to boost the quality of governance, upgrading the parameters of data collection for mapping administrative performance and improving its efficiency or promoting the cause of a better and streamlined railway system, the ideas captured in this book present a fresh and inspiring result-based approach to the pressing problems India faces today. Innovative, precise and practical, solutions offered in this book are a treasure trove, not just for India, but other developing countries of the world too, for both their constitutional arms as also the civil society."

Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)

Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)

6 X 9 Notebook to Write in with 110 Journal Paperback to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude. with Quote in the Cover

  • Author: Blueshift Art
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781657279995
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 110 pages guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! With Quote In The Cover.

The Olympics and Philosophy

The Olympics and Philosophy

  • Author: Heather L. Reid,Michael W. Austin
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813140714
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Handbook on International Sports Law

Handbook on International Sports Law

  • Author: James A. R. Nafziger,Stephen F. Ross
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857936301
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 567
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Despite taking a wide variety of forms, sport is universal. Circumstances and events generating legal issues in sport are similarly universal, but sport operates under many legal systems worldwide. Fragmentation and inconsistency in legal outcomes often result. This innovative collection of essays by leading scholars of sports law addresses a gap in the literature. It advances understanding of how different legal systems respond to common issues and offers insights into the developing international system of sports law. Researchers will find this book of inescapable assistance and interest. Hayden Opie, Melbourne Law School, Australia Nafziger and Ross have provided an enormously useful collection of incisive and integrating essays that cover the gamut of important issues in the emerging field of international sport law. Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College, US This Handbook presents a comprehensive collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners in the burgeoning field of international sports law. The authors address significant legal issues on two gradually converging tracks: the mainstream institutional framework of the law, primarily the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, regional and national sports authority, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport; and the commercial sports industry. Topics include the institutional structure; fundamental issues, legal principles and decisions within those institutions; mediation, arbitration and litigation of disputes; doping, gambling and the expanding use of technology in competition; athlete eligibility requirements; discrimination; and protection of athletes. The book also covers a broad range of commercial issues related to competition law and labor markets; media, image, and intellectual property rights; event sponsorships; and players' agents. Comparative analyses of young sports models and practices in North America, Europe and elsewhere supplement the general theme of international sports law. This major collection of essays on some of the most controversial, cutting-edge issues in international sports law, will be a captivating read for academics and students of sports law, sports management, international law and comparative law, as well as practicing lawyers and players agents. Senior executives and other professionals in the sports industry will also find much to interest them in this well-documented Handbook.

Sports Science Handbook: I-Z

Sports Science Handbook: I-Z

  • Author: Simon P. R. Jenkins
  • Publisher: multi-science publishing
  • ISBN: 9780906522370
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.

France

France

  • Author: Eugen Weber
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674318137
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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A social history of civilization in France in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.