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  1. 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 1st 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge