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  1. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Volume One: Making the Games

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is an 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...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Olympic Marketing

    By Alain Ferrand, Jean-Loup Chappelet, Benoit Seguin

    The Olympic Games have become the definitive sports event, with an unparalleled global reach and a remarkably diverse constituency of stakeholders, from the IOC and International Federations to athletes, sponsors and fans. It has been estimated, for example, that 3.6 billion people (about half of...

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Host Cities and the Olympics

    An Interactionist Approach

    By Harry H. Hiller

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for a variety of urban interests over a period of many years from the bidding phase through...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Understanding the Olympics

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international...

    Published July 4th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy

    By Beatriz Garcia

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    This book explores how cultural policies are reflected in the design, management and promotion of the Olympic Games. Garcia examines the concept and evolution of cultural policies throughout the recent history of the Olympic Games and then specifically evaluates the cultural program of the Sydney...

    Published June 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Olympic Aspirations

    Realised and Unrealised

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised surveys more than a century of the Olympic Movement’s promotion of Olympic ideals internationally. The idea for Olympic Aspirations emerged at the world-renowned annual Beijing Academic Forum just months after the city hosted the impressive 2008 Beijing...

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Understanding the Olympics

    By John Horne, Garry Whannel

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event on earth, with television audiences measured in billions of viewers. By what process did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can an understanding of the Olympic Games help us to better understand international...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

    Edited by Heather Dichter, Bruce Kidd

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the Olympic Program, and the reporting of decisions and financial information. The reforms...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

    Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

    Edited by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    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...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Encoding the Olympics

    The Beijing Olympic Games and the Communication Impact Worldwide

    Edited by Luo Qing, Giuseppe Richeri

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Encoding the Olympics assembles a uniquely representative international team of media experts to provide a comprehensive review of the global impact of media and cultural communications associated with the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Commissioned by the IOC, this pioneering comparative study – the...

    Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge

  11. The Olympics

    A Critical Reader

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

    The Olympics: A Critical Reader represents a unique, critical guide to the definitive sporting mega-event and the wider phenomenon it represents – Olympism. Combining classic texts and thoughtful editorial discussion with challenging new pieces, including previously unseen material, the book...

    Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge

  12. The Olympics: The Basics

    By Andy Miah, Beatriz Garcia

    Series: The Basics

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Olympic Media

    Inside the Biggest Show on Television

    By Andrew C Billings

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    Located in the United States, NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is the biggest and most powerful Olympic network in the world, having won the rights to televise both the Summer and the Winter Olympic Games. By way of attracting more viewers of both sexes and all ages and ethnicities than any...

    Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge