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Sporting events & management

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sporting events & management category. Presented with a red border are the Sporting events & management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sporting events & management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Managing Sport Events

Managing Sport Events

Author: T. Christopher Greenwell, Leigh Ann Danzey-Bussell, David Shonk Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 25/09/2019

Running a successful sporting event requires the knowledge and skills to plan, organise, promote, lead and communicate effectively. Managing Sport Events, 2nd Edition prepares readers to manage events with ease. It guides them through the entire process, from event conception to post-event evaluation. Merging research findings with best practices, this new second edition presents the key principles of event management. With updated references throughout, Managing Sport Events, 2nd Edition emphasises practical application by offering plenty of contemporary examples and learning opportunities for students. This essential guide leads students through the reality of what it takes to conduct a successful event. Starting with event conception and development, the text then addresses key planning areas such as staffing, budgets, marketing, promotion and sponsorship. It then moves on to the key operational areas which include services, logistics and on-site management. Finally it concludes with details of post-event duties and considerations. Managing Sport Events, 2nd Edition integrates the traditional business segments of sport management with the unique requirements of event management. This guide is an essential resource for current and future professionals working in sport at all levels.

World History of Highland Games

World History of Highland Games

Author: David Webster, Lynn Boland Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Highland Games expert Webster charts the history of the events which have been a defining feature of Scotland's identity for centuries. Uncovering the true origins behind today's traditions, Webster details the development of the gatherings from ancient Celtic roots to current international status. He examines the tradition's influence in the global sporting arena, and how Highland Games attracted mass appeal and participation long before the advent of the modern Olympics. Complemented by archival prints, lavish illustrations and beautiful photographs, this deluxe paperback book will delight anyone interested in the history and development of Highland Games around the world.

100 Great GAA Moments

100 Great GAA Moments

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

In its long and rich history the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final; the Polo Grounds Final; Seamus Darby's goal in 1982; the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991; Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994; Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness; Wexford becoming home to `the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Every county is included. Based on exclusive interviews as seen through the eyes of the key personalities who shaped them, it goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles.

Sport Finance

Sport Finance

Author: Gil B. Fried, Timothy D. DeSchriver, Michael Mondello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2019

Sport Finance, 4th Edition introduces students to the real world of financial management in sport. It shows them how to apply financial concepts and appreciate the importance of finance in establishing sound sport management practices. Utilising a modern and practical approach, the text gives students a deeper understanding of the reasoning behind the principles of sport finance. This brand new fourth edition has been revised and restructured to reflect the evolving needs of students entering the dynamic sport industry. It includes new chapters, expanded coverage of strategies and five new case studies. To further relate the content to real life situations, this essential text comes with a brand new student web resource. This resource includes study questions about each of the case studies to ensure students fully understand concepts and strategies. Lecturers are catered for with an accompanying instructor, complete with test package, presentation package, case studies and additional activities. Sport Finance, 4th Edition enables students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance. By analysing business structures, income statements and funding options, students not only learn basic finance but also how these skills can be used to build a strategy and make sound financial decisions in the world of sport.

The Sport Business Handbook Insights From 100+ Leaders Who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

The Sport Business Handbook Insights From 100+ Leaders Who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Author: Rick Horrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2019

The Sport Business Handbook provides insider perspectives from some of the biggest names in the sports business industry. Featuring an abundance of examples of major sports deals and written in narrative style this book is the ideal text for anyone lookin As you read the text, you'll be both informed and entertained by the personal insights of league commissioners, executives, administrators, athletes and media personalities. The text guides readers from the basics of breaking into the sport industry to th The text includes 81 sidebars, including Game Changers that describe pivotal moments that helped influence sport leaders as they strived for success. As well as 360 other sidebars that present an alternative perspective to topics discussed in the chapters The text also comes which an instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, as well as links to online videos that can be used in lectures to enhance student learning. The guide also features around 50 Breakthrough Moments written specifically to suppl The Sport Business Handbook is an engaging, informative text that provides aspiring and current sport business professionals with the necessary tools to become leaders and shape the sport business industry for the next 50 years.

Sports Finance and Management Real Estate, Media, and the New Business of Sport, Second Edition

Sports Finance and Management Real Estate, Media, and the New Business of Sport, Second Edition

As the sport business continues to evolve, so too, does Sport Finance and Management. The first version of this book took an in-depth look at changes in the sport industry, including interconnecting financial issues between teams and their associated businesses, the nature of fan loyalty influences, and the impact of sponsorship on team revenues. This second edition updates each of these elements, introduces relevant case study examples in new chapters, and examines the impact of changes in facility design, media opportunities, and league and conference policies on the economic success of teams, the salaries earned by professional players, and the finances of collegiate athletics.

Sport Policy in China

Sport Policy in China

Acknowledging China's established status as a global sporting superpower, this is the first book to systematically investigate sport policy in that country. With a focus on sport development in the most recent three decades, Sport Policy in China explores a wide range of topics in Chinese sport, including elite sport development, professional sports, major sports events, sport for all, the political context within which sport is interiorised and the distinctive sporting status of Hong Kong. It examines the debates around policy, globalisation, diplomacy and soft power, as well as the significance of the principle of `one country, two systems'. With international appeal, this book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of sport policy, sport management, sport development and sport sociology.

Sport Development in Action Plan, Programme and Practice

Sport Development in Action Plan, Programme and Practice

This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner's viewpoint, showing what actually works, how, and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their future relevance, growth, and sustainability. Full of real-world cases and data, as well as the voices and reflections of a wide range of practitioners, Sport Development in Action explains how to research and draw up a development plan, how to design and implement programmes and establish delivery networks, and how to monitor and evaluate initiatives. This is essential reading for any sport development course, and useful reading for courses in sport management, sports coaching, or sports studies. It is also an indispensable reference book for practitioners.

Sport Development in Action Plan, Programme and Practice

Sport Development in Action Plan, Programme and Practice

This practical textbook explains the sport development process from a practitioner's viewpoint, showing what actually works, how, and why. Focusing on the development of sport, the book considers the efforts of sport organisations to revitalise their sports at a community level to ensure their future relevance, growth, and sustainability. Full of real-world cases and data, as well as the voices and reflections of a wide range of practitioners, Sport Development in Action explains how to research and draw up a development plan, how to design and implement programmes and establish delivery networks, and how to monitor and evaluate initiatives. This is essential reading for any sport development course, and useful reading for courses in sport management, sports coaching, or sports studies. It is also an indispensable reference book for practitioners.

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

Author: Brian Bridges Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

China's sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China's two Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong and Macau - have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical contexts or since the handovers of control to the People's Republic. By drawing on a multi-national group of scholars and practitioners, this volume makes a unique contribution to the understanding of sports development in greater China. The essays in this anthology examine the evolution of key sports, the hosting of sporting mega-events, the nexus of sports and politics, identity issues, and the role of sporting diplomacy. The chapters provide not only an analysis of colonial legacies but also in-depth accounts of the challenges to and outcomes of sports development in Hong Kong after 1997 and Macau after 1999. The chapters in this book were originally published in various special issues of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit

Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit

Author: Boris Starling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2017

`You are all Invictus, you are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Never stop fighting and do all you can to lift up everyone around you...' The Invictus Games change lives and save lives. Created and spearheaded by Prince Harry, for whom this is a very personal cause, the Games are for current and former servicemen and women who have been wounded, injured or sick. Most races are about who gets to the finish line first. At the Invictus Games, even making the start line is an achievement beyond measure. Triple amputees, cancer survivors, multiple sclerosis patients, PTSD sufferers and many more all compete. They have been through the darkest of times, but in the camaraderie of competition they find hope anew. Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit represents the spirit of the Games, upholding a message of self-determination, positivity and sacrifice. These stories of the Invictus athletes will inspire you, give you the courage and determination to succeed, and act as a `bedside Samaritan' for anyone to turn to in their hour of need. These are the people who make the Invictus Games what they are. These are their stories. They come from all over the world. They are ordinary people who have done, and continue to do, extraordinary things. They are the power of the human spirit. They are Invictus. They are Unconquerable.