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: 9614

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

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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: 1043

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

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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 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: 512

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Women Warriors around the World

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Author: Christopher R. Matthews,Alex Channon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.