Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice

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Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843001

Category: Social Science

Page: 1848

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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Unique Games and Sports Around the World

A Reference Guide

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Author: Eileen Crowley Sullivan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297786

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 407

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Looks at over three hundred sports and games from different cultures around the world, providing details about the rules, as well as information about typical players, the symbolism involved, and the equipment needed to play.

Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice

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Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843001

Category: Social Science

Page: 1848

View: 3633

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Sports Around the World

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Author: Margie Burton,Cathy French,Tammy Jones

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1616725397

Category:

Page: N.A

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Soccer around the World: A Cultural Guide to the World's Favorite Sport

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Author: Charles Parrish,John Nauright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 6264

Two leading sports authorities explore the culture of soccer around the world, considering the sport as a means to better understand a society's past, present, and future. • Includes both men's and women's soccer • Features lists of winners of World Cups, regional confederations cups, and Olympic Games • Provides sidebars of interesting facts and photos to supplement the text • Offers a multi-disciplinary perspective from across geography, social studies, world cultures, and anthropology

Sportopedia

Explore more than 50 sports from around the world

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Author: Adam Skinner

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1786036967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5964

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before, like kabaddi and boccia. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes – male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians – and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share.

Sports Around the World

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Author: Steck-Vaughn

Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Company

ISBN: 9781419049736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Encyclopedia of World Sport

From Ancient Times to the Present

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Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195131959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 3902

Contains essays concerning various sports or sports topics, from acrobatics to yachting, giving both American and international coverage

The Global Economics of Sport

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Author: Chris Gratton,Dongfeng Liu,Girish Ramchandani,Darryl Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2095

Sport has become a global business. There is no corner of the Earth that isn't reached by coverage of global sporting mega-events such as the Olympics or the World Cup, events managed by international governing bodies such as the IOC and FIFA that operate like major international businesses. Companies such as Nike now design, produce, distribute and market their products across every continent, while an increasingly important part of every country's sport market is now international in terms of its influences and opportunities. This book is the first to examine the economics of contemporary sport using the global market as the primary unit of analysis. Starting with a survey of the changing nature of the sports market over the last hundred years, the book explores the difficulties of measuring the true scale and impact of the global sports economy, employing a wealth of empirical data to define and analyze the sports market and all its sub-sectors. In doing so, the book draws on case studies from the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. This book is essential reading for any student or professional with an interest in the economics of sport.

The Spirit of the Game

How Sport Made the Modern World

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Author: Mihir Bose

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184901826X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The spirit of the game was first nurtured on the playing fields of the English public school, and in the pages of Tom Brown's Schooldays- this Corinthian spirit was then exported around the world. The competitive spirit, the importance of fairness, the nobility of the gifted amateur seemed to sum up everything that was good about Britishness and the games they played. Today, sport is dominated by corruption, money, celebrity and players who are willing to dive in the box if it wins them a penalty. Yet, we still believe and talk about the game as if it had a higher moral purpose. Since the age of Thomas Arnold, Sport has been used to glorify dictatorships and was at the heart of cold war diplomacy. Prime Ministers, princes and presidents will do whatever they can to ensure that their country holds a major sporting tournament. Nelson Mandela saw the victory of the Rugby World Cup as essential to his hopes for the Rainbow Nation. Mihir Bose has lived his life around sport and in this book he tells the story of how Sport has lost its original spirit and how it has emerged in the 20th century to become the most powerful political tool in the world. With examples and stories from around the world including how the sport-hating Thomas Arnold become an icon; how a German manufacturer gave Jessie Owens a pair of shoes at the Berlin games of 1936 and went on to dominate the world of sport; how India stole cricket from the ICC; how an Essex car dealer become the most powerful man in Formula 1; and who really sold football out. Praise for Mihir Bose: 'Mihir Bose is India's CLR James.' Simon Barnes, The Times. 'Mihir's insider knowledge is unsurpassed' David Welch. 'His Olympic contacts are second to none. He knows everybody.' Sue Mott.

Sports in World History

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Author: David G. McComb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134368518

Category: History

Page: 136

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This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern sports, covering such topics as: why human beings are athletes how the major modern sports came about and how they spread throughout the world with the help of enthusiastic individuals, sports organizations, the YMCA and the Olympic movement discussions of some of the most popular of the 300 modern world sports including: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, Formula One racing, golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball, track and field, boxing, judo and cycling the history of both western and non-western sports in depth, as well as the increasing globalization of sports today the challenges facing the world of sports today, such as commercialization and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Sports historians and cultural studies students will all find this book gives a fascinating and invaluable insight into the world of sport through history.

Global Media Sport

Flows, Forms and Futures

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Author: David Rowe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184966675X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 4900

How has globalization impacted on sports media? What are the economic ramifications? And what is the future of sports media? In order to answer these questions, this book investigates the constituents, dimensions and implications of the flows of media sport from the Global West to the Global East, and in the reverse direction. At an historical moment when the relative stability of the Western media sport order is under challenge, it analyses a range of key structures, practices and issues whose ramifications extend far beyond the fields of play and national contexts in which sport events take place. The book will appraise and analyse the state of sports television, rise of new sports media, emergence of hybrid sport cultural forms, eruption of sport-related political controversies, scandals and power struggles, mutations of forms of global sport fandom, and projections of the future of global media sport. In bringing together the latest research from across a number of disciplines, this book offers an exciting contribution to the emerging field of global sports media.

International Perspectives on the Management of Sport

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Author: Trevor Slack,Milena M. Parent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136393951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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International Perspectives on the Management of Sport is the first multi-contributed book that addresses the various aspects of sport management by some of the most brilliant experts throughout the world. Drawing on the knowledge of international sport management gurus, this book provides cutting-edge ideas from those at the forefront of the industry. A particular emphasis is placed on the rapidly evolving fields of Organizational Theory and Economic Policy and their relation to sport. Contributors include Wladimir Andreff, Laurence Chalip, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Packianathan Chelladurai, Rodney Fort, Bill Gerard, Dennis Howard, Trevor Slack and many others.

You Call That a Sport?

Strange Sports from Around the Globe

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Author: André Carter,Shawn Nicholls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930623323

Category: Extreme sports

Page: 32

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"Lawn mower racing? Watermelon seed spitting? Toe wrestling? Wife carrying? The athletes who compete in these events call them sports, but do you?"--Page 4 of cover.

Sports Business Management

Decision Making Around the Globe

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Author: George Foster,Norman O'Reilly,Antonio Davila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317419294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 520

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Sports Business Management will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry. With a focus on management, strategy, marketing, and finance, the decision-making approach of the book emphasizes key concepts while translating them into practice. Foster, O’Reilly, and Dávila present a set of modular chapters supported with plenty of examples, mini-cases, and exercises to help students apply the decision-making approach to real-world situations. Covering an international array of sports and organizations – including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, US Major League Baseball, and more – the book also covers unique topics such as diversity in sport, the impact of technology, and social media. Rounding this out, the book provides around 50 Harvard/Stanford cases, along with case notes for instructors. This is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of sports business and management, fully supported by a companion website featuring PowerPoint slides, test questions, teaching notes, and other tools for instructors.

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing

From Buzkashi to Zorbing

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Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696409

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 369

View: 1669

With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions

The World's Zaniest Sports

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Author: Tim O'Shei

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406292060

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 32

View: 3185

Readers won t believe it when they learn about such weird sports as the Rock Paper Scissors championships, Worm Charming, and Cheese-Rolling races. Dozens of fun photos and trivia facts in The World s Zaniest Sports let young readers discover the wildest and craziest sporting competitions the world has to offer."