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Rethinking the Olympics: Cultural Histories of the Modern Games (Paperback)
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Rethinking the Olympics: Cultural Histories of the Modern Games (Paperback)

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Paperback 491 Pages / Published: 04/03/2010
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This anthology of essays, previously published in "Olympika: The International Centre for Olympic Studies", addresses key themes in the scholarly study of the Games. Part I presents seven articles devoted to Olympic history: the Games' legacy from antiquity, their modern evolution, and the most controversial Games of the modern era, the Berlin Games of 1936. Part II deals with the persistent problems and crises that confounded and defined the Olympic Games over time. The nine essays in this section focus on a variety of issues such as: performance enhancement; the rise of commercialism; enduring controversies in the form of leadership, corruption, and the Cold War; and the politics of hosting Olympic Games. Finally, in Part III, the future of the Modern Olympic Movement is addressed from the perspective of the rapidly accelerating and mushrooming process of globalisation.

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology, Inc, U.S.
ISBN: 9781935412052
Number of pages: 491
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 155 x 230 x 25 mm

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