Dangerous Games

Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics


Author: Larry Writer

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 192526758X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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'Larry Writer has delivered a gem in Dangerous Games.' - Roland Perry, author of Bill the Bastard 'Writer has faithfully recreated the 1936 Olympics - the most controversial in history.' - Harry Gordon, author of Australia and the Olympic Games This is a tale of innocents abroad. Thirty-three athletes left Australia in May 1936 to compete in the Hitler Olympics in Berlin. Believing sporting competition was the best antidote to tyranny, they put their qualms on hold. Anything to be part of the greatest show on earth. Dangerous Games drops us into a front row seat at the 100,000-capacity Olympic stadium to witness some of the finest sporting performances of all time - most famously the African American runner Jesse Owens, who eclipsed the best athletes the Nazis could pit against him in every event he entered. The Australians, with their antiquated training regimes and amateur ethos, valiantly confronted the intensely focused athletes of Germany, the United States and Japan. Behind the scenes was cut- throat wheeling and dealing, defiance of Hitler, and warm friendships among athletes. What they did and saw in Berlin that hot, rainy summer influenced all that came after until their dying days.

Australians at the Olympic Games


Author: Rachel Dixon

Publisher: Redback Publishing

ISBN: 192563017X

Category: Athletes

Page: 32

View: 1108

Although Australia has a small population when compared with many other countries that have competed at the Olympic Games, our athletes have performed remarkably well, consistently winning medals for their country. Find out about the first Olympic Games in which Australia had a competitor and what the result was. Who was the first woman to compete and did she win a medal? With historic photographs and a complete list of medal winners, this book will be an inspiration to all the aspiring young athletes who dream of competing for their country. There are also sections on the two Olympic Games held in Australia and details on the economic, political and sustainability issues that they faced. Famous Australians presents short biographies of people who have made notable contributions to society, and who have helped make sport and children's literature such important and popular aspects of Australian culture.

Historical Dictionary of Australia


Author: Norman Abjorensen,James C. Docherty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245026

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 2947

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.



Author: Jeffery Pike

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9789812347992

Category: Travel

Page: 404

View: 4250

With evocative, full-color photography on every page and cross-referenced, full-color maps throughout, this installment of the world's largest visual travel guide series provides readers with the ultimate insider's perspective on the land down under.

Australian Identity

A Sense of Belonging


Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741266726

Category: Australia

Page: 81

View: 5951

The Experience of Middle Australia

The Dark Side of Economic Reform


Author: Michael Pusey,Shaun Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 4363

Examines middle Australia and how it is coping with the changes of economic reform.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume Two: Celebrating the Games


Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456341

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 6376

The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic scholars, the book offers critical analysis of the social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organising an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world, this book illuminates the key aspects of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture play in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes: Volume Two - Celebrating the Games, examines the period of competition and immediately afterwards, covering key topics such as: London welcomes the world - hospitality and the look of the games Experiencing the games -spectators, tourists, volunteers, shoppers, viewers Media and communications Running the games Creating Olympic celebrities Protesting the games Commerce, retail and consumption Documenting London 2012 in films and books The legacy of the 2012 Games for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, global culture or the development of sport.


An Olympic Story


Author: Nadine Neumann

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 1921479787

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 279

View: 4227

When Nadine Neumann decides at the age of eight that she wants to be an Olympic swimmer, she trades a normal life of school friends and parties for the rigours of elite sports training. With acute honesty, wisdom and humour, Nadine spins readers through the loneliness and heartaches of a different kind of adolescence. Ages 14+.

The Time of Our Lives

Inside the Sydney Olympics : Australia and the Olympic Games 1994-2002


Author: Harry Gordon

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702234125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 6475

Following on from the ground-breaking Australia and the Olympic Games(1994), this engrossing account of the dramatic lead-up to and amazing success of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is a must-read for every Australian. Veteran journalist and official Olympic historian Harry Gordon has gone behind the scenes and interviewed all the major figures behind the Sydney Olympics - in SOCOG, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), the New South Wales. With the exclusive and official backing of the AOC, this book is one of a kind. No other book on the Sydney Olympics will ever reveal so much of the excitement, the secrets and the intrigue. Illustrated with over 130 b&w and colour images, and including forewords by Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe and a preface by John Coates (the president of the AOC), this is a once-in-a-lifetime book. This was The Time of Our Lives.

The Compendium

Official Australian Olympic Statistics 1896-2002


Author: Australian Olympic Committee

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702234255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

View: 4211

The only complete statistics of Australia's participation in the Olympic Games from 1896 to 2002. Contains updated and never-before published statistics such as: A complete list of the results for every Australian competitor at every Olympic Games up to Athens in 2004 Australia's medal tally from every Olympics Fascinating Olympic facts Family relationships between every Australian competitor (e.g. brothers/sisters or multiple generations who have competed) Published to be the perfect companion to Harry Gordon's new book on the Sydney Olympics, The Time of our Lives(UQP, October 03). This is an essential handbook to have at your side when watching the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational


Author: J A Mangan,Mark Dyreson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317966619

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9859

For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the media, the interest of the public and the energies of nation-states. Since then, projected by television, funded by global capital and fattened by the desires of nations to garner international prestige, the Olympics have grown to gargantuan dimensions. In the course of its epic history, the Olympics have left numerous legacies, from unforgettable feats to monumental stadiums, from shining triumphs to searing tragedies, from the dazzling debuts on the world's stage of new cities and nations to notorious campaigns of national propaganda. The Olympics represent an essential component of modern global history. The Olympic movement itself has, since the 1990s, recognized and sought to shape its numerous legacies with mixed success as this book makes clear. It offers ground-breaking analyses of the power of Olympic legacies, positive and negative, and surveys the subject from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008, and indeed beyond. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Australian Sport

Antipodean Waves of Change


Author: Kristine Toohey,Tracy Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317969138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 2407

Australia is only a small player in the world’s political and economic landscapes, yet, for many decades, it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. In conjunction with this notion, the nation has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport. This labelling has been seen as both a blessing and a curse. Those who value a Bourdieuian view of culture bemoan sport’s centrality to the national imagination and the consequent lack of media coverage, funding and prestige accorded to the arts. Other scholars question whether the popular stereotype of the Australian sportsperson is, in fact, a myth and that instead Australians are predominantly passive sport consumers rather than active sport participants. Australian sport, through its successes on the field of play and in advancing sport coaching and management, has undergone a revolution, as both an enabler of global processes and as subject to its influences (economic, political, migratory etc.). This book will examine the shifting place of Australian sports in current global and local environs, from the perspective of spectators, players and administrators. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Australia's Sporting Success

The Inside Story


Author: John Bloomfield

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868405827

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 263

View: 8183

The extraordinary performances of Australian athletes, and the awareness of the system that fostered them, came to the world's attention during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Bloomfield traces the development of Australian sport from the early 19th century to the modern day institutions that drive our sporting success.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement


Author: John E. Findling,Kimberly D. Pelle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322785

Category: Reference

Page: 602

View: 8823

Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.

Unstable Ground

Performance and the Politics of Place


Author: Gay McAuley

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052010366

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

View: 942

As an art form that is utterly dependent on its own spatiality, theatre has a major contribution to make to contemporary debates about space and place. In this book, Australian academics explore the nexus between place and performance in practices ranging from mainstream theatre to site specific performance.

Geographies of Australian Heritages

Loving a Sunburnt Country?


Author: Dr Brian J Shaw,Professor Roy Jones

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409487350

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2614

In any settler and/or postcolonial society, heritage is a complex and contested topic that involves indigenous, imperial and other migrant components. In Australia, this situation is compounded by the unique characteristics of the country's natural environment, the considerable diversity of its migrant intake and the demographic and technological imbalances between its indigenous and settler populations. This volume brings together internationally recognized academics and emerging scholars, whose expertise extends through the areas of tourism, planning, heritage management, environmental studies and state and local government. Through a representative set of case studies from across the country's states and capital cities, the contributors demonstrate the range and diversity of heritage issues currently confronting Australia, and consider possible ways of resolving these.

Australia 1901 - 2001

A narrative history


Author: Andrew Tink

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 1742241875

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 5809

Andrew Tink’s superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and the emergence of a mainly harmonious society. Australians at the start of the century could hardly have imagined the prosperity enjoyed by their diverse countrymen and women one hundred years later. Tink’s story is driven by people, whether they be prime ministers, soldiers, shop-keepers, singers, footballers or farmers; a mix of men or women, Australian-born, immigrants and Aborigines. He brings the decades to life, writing with empathy, humour and insight to create a narrative that is as entertaining as it is illuminating.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport


Author: Wray Vamplew

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Athletes

Page: 575

View: 1966

The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport appears in a revised, updated and greatly expanded new edition. Produced by the Australian Society for Sports History, this is the first authoritative and encyclopedic reference work on all sports played in Australia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and character of the innumerable codes that constitute the Australian sporting character. All sports are covered - not just the major ones like cricket, Australian Rules, lawn tennis, and horse-racing. The Companion offers succinct and informative entries on famous sportsmen and women, and on major institutions, competitions and venues. The Companion also offers thematic essays on crucial aspects of the history, culture and professionalization of sport in Australia. For the first time readers have access to biographies of sporting champions from different codes, all of whom rub shoulders in this literary pantheon. For the second edition, the editors have commissionedfour major new thematic essays: Coaching, Disabled Sportsmen and Women, Regionalism, and the Olympic Winter Games. Seven more sports have been added (badminton, bicycle racing, curling, fives, petanque, ring bowls, and surfing), along with 38 additional clubs. The second edition boasts 240 new biographies. One of its major features is a `list of lists', which provides full details about major competitions such as the Stawell Gift, Davis Cup finals, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Sheffield Shield, Brownlow Medallists - to name just a few of the lists contained in this Appendix. Greatly expanded and offering a readable cultural history of Australian sport, the Oxford Companion to Australian Sport is essential reading for sportsmen and women, administrators, journalists and sports followers.



Author: N.A

Publisher: 清华大学出版社有限公司

ISBN: 9787302089261

Category: English language

Page: 707

View: 368