ISBN: 0244940312
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ISBN: 129157638X
Page: N.A
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The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC - Part III: The Modern Era (1984-2012)

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780577761
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 4978
With the sporting world still on a high following the triumphant 2012 Games in London, The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC gives an unparalleled account of the Olympic story from its beginnings in Athens 1894 to the present day, including an in-depth account of the London Olympics. This lavishly illustrated story covers the re-creation of the Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin, the often controversial fortunes of the governing body, formed in 1894, and the highs and lows of the Olympics themselves since the first Games in 1896. It also tells the stories of the historic competitors – from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Sonja Henie, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zátopek, Herb Elliott, Kip Keino, Mark Spitz, Franz Klammer, Sebastian Coe and Carl Lewis through to Hicham El Guerrouj, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Yu-na Kim and Mo Farah. Detailed background is provided to the many crises: the Nazi Games of 1936; the massacre at Mexico City in 1968; the terrorist slaughter of Israelis at the 1972 Munich Games; the boycotts; the advent of professionals from 1988; and the Ben Johnson scandal and the ongoing threat of drug abuse. The mounting million-dollar investment by medal-obsessed nations is also questioned. This elaborate analysis is the definitive account of the world’s foremost sporting spectacle. This, the final volume of three ebooks, covers the modern era (1984-2012), including this year's London Olympics.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135293090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 1936
There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

Managing Sport Organizations

Responsibility for Performance
Author: Daniel Covell,Sharianne Walker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041562679X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 391
View: 5834
Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Managing Sports Organizations is still the most interesting, challenging, and student-focused introduction to sport management currently available. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book explores every key topic, issue and concept in contemporary sport management, including: Understanding management and its relationship to sport The new sport management environment Decision making Strategy Organizational design Leadership Human resource management Managing change Facility management Innovation This new edition contains expanded coverage of current topics such as corporate responsibility and ethics, social media, career pathways in sport management, and international sport. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as case studies, management exercises, study questions, and definitions of key terms and concepts. Managing Sports Organizations is the only book to fully introduce the core concepts and principles of management theory and to demonstrate their application in the contemporary sport industry. No other textbook combines the rigour of the business school with the creativity and dynamism of modern sport business. This is the perfect foundation text for any course in sports management, sports administration or sports organization.

The Complete Guide to Lifting Heavy Weights

Author: Geoffrey K. Platt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408181487
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 5829
Aimed at fitness professionals, coaches and sportspeople, this is the definitive guide to lifting maximum weights from beginner level through to advanced. This applies to those who wish to build body strength and bulk as well as people wanting to improve their performance in a range of other sports. Heavy weights are very popular in gyms but there is a lack of supervision and good instruction. This is not only dangerous to the gym user but also bad news for the gym, and it prompted the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) to authorise a range of new courses designed by the book's author. The Complete Guide to Lifting Heavy Weights is required reading for students taking these courses, and an essential guide for anyone who works with or supervises the use of heavy weights. As with all titles in the Complete Guide series it is packed with information, tips, strategies and training plans. Well-illustrated and authoritative, it covers everything you need to know to deal with heavy weights safely and successfully.

Onward to the Olympics

Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games
Author: Gerald P. Schaus,Stephen R. Wenn
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587794
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 408
View: 4846
The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.

Complete Guide to Indian Railways (RRB) Group D Exam 2018

Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
ISBN: 9387421554
Page: 400
View: 8889
Complete Guide to Indian Railways (RRB) Group D Exam 2018 - English Edition covers the complete syllabus as per the latest notification. The book provides complete preparatory theory and practice exercises with solutions.

Camping British Columbia and Yukon

The Complete Guide to National, Provincial, and Territorial Campgrounds
Author: Jayne Seagrave
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1927527600
Category: Travel
Page: 288
View: 981
In this fully revised, expanded, and updated edition of her bestselling camping guide, Jayne Seagrave lays the groundwork for anyone planning to get out of the city and explore the best that nature has to offer. Whether you’re camping with kids, travelling in an RV, or looking for a comfort upgrade, Camping in British Columbia and the Yukon offers over 150 possibilities for campers of every age and experience level. Learn which campgrounds have interpretive programs, playgrounds, and safe swimming beaches; pick out parks with flush toilets, hot showers, and nearby restaurants; or find out which campgrounds are RV accessible. Like Jayne’s classic Camping British Columbia, this book lists the location, amenities, and recreational activities of every national and provincial campground in BC—and in this new edition she expands her listing to include the national and territorial campgrounds of the Yukon! Campgrounds are listed alphabetically with clear maps and directions.

Complete Book of Sport for Boys and Girls

Author: Euan Sutherland,Kate Sutherland
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: 256
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Master of the Ceremonies

An eventful life
Author: Ric Birch
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741144178
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 319
View: 4443
A fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating truly unforgettable public spectaculars - a gossipy and fascinatingly entertaining memoir from an author consistently in the public eye.;

We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author: Steve Redhead
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688978
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 5270
This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

New Zealand in World Affairs III 1972-1990

Author: Bruce Brown
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864733726
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 1828
New Zealand in World Affairs III surveys the period 1972-1990, provides a record of New Zealand's major international preoccupations, describes how they were officially handled and makes assessments of how effectively the challenges were interpreted and acted upon.

Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition

Author: William N. Thompson Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699807
Category: History
Page: 505
View: 9889
This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study

A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Pope's Iliad & Odyssey. West's Pindar. Dryden's Virgil. Persius & Juvenal. Pitt's Aeneid. Rowe's Lucan

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Sport and the Media

Managing the Nexus
Author: Matthew Nicholson,Anthony Kerr,Merryn Sherwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690435
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 9689
Successful media relations and a sound communication strategy are essential for all sport organizations. Any successful manager working in sport must have a clear understanding of how the media works, as well as the practical skills to manage the communication process. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus is still the only textbook to combine in-depth analysis of the rapidly developing sport media industry with a clear and straightforward guide to practical sport media management skills. The book explains the commercial relationships that exist between key media and sport organisations and how to apply a range of tools and strategies to promote the achievements of sport organisations. This updated edition includes a wider range of international examples and cases, as well as four completely new chapters covering new and social media, managing the media at major sports events, the work of the sports journalist, and the role of the sport media manager. The book's online resources have also been updated, with new lecture slides and teaching notes providing a complete package for instructors. Sport and the Media is an essential textbook for any degree level course on sport and the media, sport media management or sport communication, and invaluable reading for any sport media or sport management practitioner looking to improve their professional skills.

Complete Book of Drills for Winning Soccer

Author: James P. McGettigan
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
ISBN: 9780131563568
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 254
View: 8314
Contains soccer drills designed to help coaches and players improve their playing skills.

Basic Mapwork Skills

Author: Simon Ross
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748774098
Category: Science
Page: 128
View: 7772
Specifically written to support the teaching of geographical skills at Key Stage 3 / S1-S2, this book provides an excellent foundation in the skills required for the study of geography at GCSE.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120345444
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 7066
This well-organized book emphasizes the various aspects of science education, viz. the use of computers in science education, software programs, the Internet, e-Learning, multimedia, concept mapping, and action research. It introduces students to the latest trends in the methods of teaching. The book also strives to foster science education through non-formal approaches, such as distance education with special reference to commonwealth of learning model, or academic games. What distinguishes this text is its emphasis on making the teachers understand that learning students’ psychology is the prerequisite for the success of any education programme. Keeping this view in mind, the text explains the well-known theories of learning of Piaget, Ausubel, Bruner and Gagne—which are closely related to science teaching. Primarily intended as a text for the undergraduate students (degree and diploma) of Education (B.Ed. and D.Ed.), this could serve as a source book for in-service teachers and science educators. In addition, curriculum developers and policy makers working in the field of science education having an abiding faith in moulding youngsters to face the challenges of 21st century should find this book useful and stimulating. KEY FEATURES : Lays emphasis on inculcating values or the development of scientific temper in students. Cites a number of examples related to teaching methods from both urban and rural areas to illustrate the concepts discussed in the text.

Manchester United: The Biography

The complete story of the world's greatest football club
Author: Jim White
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748123326
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
View: 9945
75 MILLION FANS. AN ANNUAL INCOME OF MORE THAN £200 MILLION. AND A STORY THAT HAS NEVER FULLY BEEN TOLD - UNTIL NOW. 'A wonderfully entertaining history' Sunday Telegraph 'When historians 1,000 years from now try to fathom the cult of Manchester United Football Club, White will be a good place to start' Financial Times MANCHESTER UNITED: THE BIOGRAPHY contains everything a football fan needs to know about the club, from its birth in the smog-bound mud of Newton Heath to the Theatre of Dreams. From the solid yeomanry of Lancelot Holliday Richardson, through the gilded days of Law, Best and Charlton, to the dazzling artistry of Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Averio and the pursuit of a record-equaling 18th League title. Award-winning journalist and lifelong red Jim White brings the history of this extraordinary club to life - unofficial and unbiased, it is written with the passion of a true fan.