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The World Atlas of Sport

- Who Plays What, Where and Why

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  1. Beskrivelse

    Beautifully designed and illustrated A-Z of all the major competitive sports, with comprehensive sections on the politics of international sporting events (FIFA, discrimination, scandals, etc) and the economics of sport (media, regulatory bodies, sponsorship, gambling, etc) plus a gazetteer of each country's sporting profile. illustrations

  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    26-05-2011
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780956559920
    Sidetal:
    144
    Dybde:
    9 mm
    Bredde:
    189 mm
    Højde:
    245 mm
    Forlag:
    Myriad Editions
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Format:
    Paperback
    Udgave:
    UK ed.
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      From the USA's Big 4 to Pele's Beautiful Game, sport is a major player in global cultural relations and commerce. Sport fuels the media, stimulates commerce, bolsters national identity, is informed by and in turn shapes global diplomacy and international relations, and celebrates the competitive (and often commodified) body. It provides drama and excitement for billions of the world's people. The atlas traces the emergence of sport in its modern forms, and features all established Olympic sports and sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but not included in the Olympic programme, as well as sports with their own cultural and organizational base and commercial momentum. The profile and popularity of the selected sports are mapped, showing patterns of player recruitment and migration; financial flows; political uses and abuses of sport; media audiences and fan bases; and including colourful case-studies of the sportsmen and women who have emerged in the modern period as global celebrities and superstars.

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