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New and Published Books

  1. Sport Development in the United States

    High Performance and Mass Participation

    By Peter Smolianov, Dwight Zakus, Joseph Gallo

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport are central concerns for governments and sports governing bodies. This important new study is the first to closely examine the challenges and opportunities for sports development in the United...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Youth Olympic Games

    Edited by Dag Vidar Hanstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values....

    Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

    The Men, the Myths and the Money

    By Alan Tomlinson

    Founded in 1904 by representatives of the sporting organisations of six European nations then expanding into the Americas, Asia and Africa FIFA has developed to become one of the most high profile and lucrative businesses in the global consumer and cultural industry. Recent years however have...

    Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Other Sport Mega-Event: Rugby World Cup 2011

    Edited by Steven Jackson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    The mention of sport mega-events conjures up images and memories of London 2012 or anticipation of FIFA 2014, the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. Indeed, the expanding annual calendar of sport mega-events, both in terms of the bidding process and the actual hosting of the event means that there is...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Volume Two: Celebrating the Games

    Edited by Vassil Girginov

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

    Published December 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy

    Edited by Ian Henry, Ling-Mei Ko

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    It is difficult to fully understand the role that sport plays in contemporary global society without understanding how and why governments, NGOs and other organizations formulate and implement policy relating to sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy is the only book to offer a comprehensive...

    Published July 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Developing Sport Expertise

    Researchers and Coaches Put Theory into Practice

    Edited by Damian Farrow, Joe Baker, Clare MacMahon

    The development of an athlete from basic performance to elite level of accomplishment is a long and complicated process. Identifying and nurturing talent, developing and fine tuning sport skills, and maintaining high levels of performance over the course of a career requires many thousands of hours...

    Published June 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sport Management in the Middle East

    A Case Study Analysis

    Edited by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, Sean O'Connor, David Hassan

    The Middle East is one of the fastest growing and significant markets in world sport, as well as a powerful source of investment in sport. Bids for the Olympics in 2020 and the soccer World Cup in 2022, as well as remarkable investments in Formula One motor racing, horse racing and English Premier...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sport Development

    Policy, Process and Practice, third edition

    Edited by Kevin Hylton

    At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. An Introduction to Sports Coaching

    Connecting Theory to Practice

    Edited by Robyn L. Jones, Kieran Kingston

    An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge