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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 85 new and published books in the subject of Olympics and Paralympics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management

    Edited by Milena M. Parent, Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    From the Olympic Games to community-level competitions, sports events can be complex and pose a particular set of managerial challenges. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Event Management surveys the management of sports events around the world of every size and scale, from small to mega-events,...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Olympic Movement and the Sport of Peacemaking

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij, Cindy Burleson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport and peacemaking have evolved. It is no longer the case that the Olympic Games and war games exist in isolation from each other. Increasingly, policymakers, peacekeepers, athletes, development workers, presidents of nations and others combine forces in an "integrated" approach towards peace....

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Coaching for Performance: Realising the Olympic Dream

    Edited by Sarah Lee, Martin Dixon, Tony Ghaye

    This book celebrates two important aspects of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (1) For those involved in any aspect of Olympism, and particularly coaches and athletes, London 2012 was about realising dreams, achieving success and participating in competitive sport at the highest level....

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport and Nationalism in Asia

    Power, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Security and Sport Mega Events

    A complex relation

    Edited by Diamantis Mastrogiannakis, Christian Dorville

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This edition stresses some critical reflectons regarding security policies before and during Sport Events in our contemporary era of generalized insecurity. Sport competitions at the national, European and global levels have evolved in terms of economic investment, social importance and...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy

    Edited by Daniel Bloyce, Andy Smith

    Set against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this book examines the impact on public policy from broader political decisions taken in relation to Olympic- and Paralympic-related policy. It considers the major political justifications for hosting these global sports...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sports, Religion and Disability

    Edited by Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    This ground-breaking book provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between sports (and leisure), religion and disability. In the shadow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at which athletes that were both able-bodied and disabled, provided an extravaganza of sporting...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. City Logistics: Modelling, planning and evaluation
    Edited by Eiichi Taniguchi
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  2. City Logistics: Modelling, planning and evaluation
    Edited by Eiichi Taniguchi
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  3. Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance: America at the Olympics
    By Mark Dyreson
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  4. Documenting the Beijing Olympics
    Edited by D.P. Martinez, Kevin Latham
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  5. Olympic Reform Ten Years Later
    Edited by Heather Dichter, Bruce Kidd
    To Be Published May 4th 2015

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