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Sporting events & management

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International Sports Events Impacts, Experiences and Identities

International Sports Events Impacts, Experiences and Identities

Author: Richard (Bournemouth University, UK) Shipway Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2012

This book offers new insight into International Sports Events (ISEs), examining the relationship between sport, tourism and events. It assesses sports events through the lens of both sports participants and spectators, based on three primary themes: impacts, experiences and identities. The first section of the book contributes to the future development of knowledge by analyzing the impact of sport events and their legacies from economic, environmental, social, sporting, political and cultural perspectives - an understanding of the impacts and potential legacies of sports events is fundamental to their future development. In the second section of the book, the focus moves from impact and legacy issues towards exploring consumer behaviour and participant experiences at a diverse selection of International Sports Events. The emphasis within this section is grounded within the tourism dimension of sports events. Section three of the book highlights the dominant role of identity at a diverse selection of sports events, and demonstrates how that identity is displayed whilst either watching or participating in sport and leisure. The book provides an international analysis drawing on emerging empirical research conducted across a diverse range of sport and leisure activities and contrasting locations. Linked to the three underlying themes of the book, a future research agenda for International Sports Events is provided which is centred on four key pillars: impact, identity, internationalization and interdisciplinary research. This timely book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics studying Event Management, Sport Management and Sport Tourism.

Referees in Sports Contests Their Economic Role and the Problem of Corruption in Professional German Sports Leagues

Referees in Sports Contests Their Economic Role and the Problem of Corruption in Professional German Sports Leagues

Author: Cedric Duvinage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2011

The constantly growing number of arising referee corruption cases as well as their damage to the integrity of the sports society raises the question of why sports associations started availing themselves of referees as an instrument of contest design in the first place? Cedric Duvinage shows that economic theory allows to develop a deeper understanding of the role of a referee in a contest as well as of the danger of sports corruption by considering a referee's influence on the competitors' strategies in a contest. These insights provide the basis for efficient anti-corruption policies as well as their urgent implementation resulting from the current legal ambiguity regarding the prosecution of sports corruption in Germany.

Encyclopedia of International Games

Encyclopedia of International Games

Author: Daniel Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2011

The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well-known international multisport gathering of our times. Since 1896, hundreds of other multisport competitions based on the model of the Olympic Games have been established whose histories have not been as well documented. The Encyclopedia of International Games captures the histories of these games, many of them for the very first time. Dozens of games are now held each year, and this work preserves the histories of both current games and many games that have come and gone. Included in the work are major regional games such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan-American Games, and lesser-known competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe. Games for specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games are featured. Dozens of entries cover the histories of games such as the Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games for disabled populations. Entries on each games are complemented by factual information (when available) including the host city, nation and dates of the games, the number of athletes, number and list of sports, number and list of nations, and medals tables.

Hot Hand The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks

Hot Hand The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks

Author: Kristian Gustafson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Upon witnessing a series of outstanding (or awful) performances, a sports fan or announcer may wonder, What are the odds of that happening? In fact, statisticians have shown that, for the most part, athletic streaks occur about as often as would be expected by random chance. If one flips a coin a thousand times, many streaks of consecutive heads (or tails) will occur along the way. This counterintuitive finding implies that the notion of momentum in sports is greatly overstated. After a brief initial foundation on the study of streaks and relevant methods of statistical analysis, Alan Reifman focuses on actual sports streaks, from the famous-Joe DiMaggio getting at least one hit in fifty-six consecutive games in 1941 and the Los Angeles Lakers winning thirty-three straight games in the 1971-72 season-to the less well-known, such as the University of Dayton men's basketball team going 0-for-24 on three-point shot attempts in a 2008 game. Reifman also examines psychological and physiological mechanisms in sports performance, as well as the implications of those mechanisms for coaching and sport psychology practice. Thought-provoking for stats freaks and regular fans alike, Hot Hand illuminates one of the most fascinating and little-understood phenomena in sports.

Security Management for Sports and Special Events An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities

Security Management for Sports and Special Events An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities

Author: Stacey A. Hall, Walter E. Cooper, Lou Marciani, James A. McGee Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2011

This title offers detailed guidance in improving the quality, and responsiveness of security protocols within venues and their facilities. Though spectator and player security has always been a priority for sport and facility managers at all levels, large-scale threats such as terrorism or natural disasters have become even more critical management concerns. Proactive sport and facility managers understand the role they must take in working with local law enforcement, contracted security personnel and their own employees to adequately plan for and respond to threats, both man-made and natural. Unlike traditional risk management books that present guidelines to promote safety and discourage litigation in sport and recreation settings, this book deals specifically with natural disasters, terrorism, crowd control problems and other large-scale threats. Publicity of this title is through UK and European management magazines including Leisure Opportunities , and mailing is to management lecturers and professionals. It is featured in Human Kinetics' monthly Academic E-Newsletter sent to over 8,000 subscribers.

World History of Highland Games

World History of Highland Games

Author: David Webster, Lynn Boland Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

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.

Sport as a Business International, Professional and Commercial Aspects

Sport as a Business International, Professional and Commercial Aspects

Author: Harald Dolles Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2011

Sport has a number of distinctive characteristics whichimpact onthe extent of its globalization. This book seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its governance, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalization and commercialization

Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting How to Make It in Sportscasting With or Without Talent

Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting How to Make It in Sportscasting With or Without Talent

Author: Bob Wolff Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2011

How many sportscasters working today can say that they've interviewed both Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter? The answer is one, and his name is Bob Wolff. Having called everything from the World Series to the Westminster Kennel Club Show on both TV and radio, Wolff is uniquely qualified to write a comprehensive guide to the art of sportscasting. And in Bob Wolff 's Complete Guide to Sportscasting, he pours forth sixty-plus years of experience and wisdom behind the microphone to create the definitive volume on the subject, a book that will be devoured by aspiring sportscasters for generations. Part how-to, part memoir, it's a book that breaks down the sportscasting profession from all angles to present a step-by-step playbook for success. As Wolff explains in his introduction, it doesn't take great talent to become a sportscaster. After all, it's the athletes who provide the stories. The sportscaster's job is to add information and identification, sometimes entertainment, and aim at enhancing the viewing or listening pleasure for our electronic friends at the other end. It's nice work if you can get it, and nobody has ever enjoyed this work more than Bob Wolff. Read this book to find out why and how you, too, can do the same.

Pay for Play A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Pay for Play A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald A. Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2010

In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court. Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform--to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women--Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events.

Pay for Play A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Pay for Play A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald A. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2010

In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the Supreme Court. Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Discussing reasons for reform--to combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and women--Ronald A. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, college administrators, NCAA officials, and sports journalists, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events.

The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos A Statistical History, 1951-1999, Bilingual Edition / Una Historia Estadistica, 1951-1999, Edicion Bilingue

The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos A Statistical History, 1951-1999, Bilingual Edition / Una Historia Estadistica, 1951-1999, Edicion Bilingue

Author: Steven Olderr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2009

The Pan American Games, second only to the Olympics as the biggest international sports competition in the world, are held every four years (during the year prior to the Summer Olympics) under the sponsorship of the International Olympic Committee. The first Pan American games were scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires in 1942, but the outbreak of World War II forced the games to be postponed. The first Pan American Games were held on February 25, 1951, with more than 2,500 athletes from 22 countries participating. This book lists the results of the Pan American Games from their commencement to the most recent games in 1999. The results are listed by sport (alphabetically), and each listing includes a chronology of the sport in the context of the Pan American Games; a list of the gold, silver, and bronze winners for each year; and charts that show how many medals each country won for that sport in each set of games. Also included are lists of the medals by country, medals by sport, sports by years contested, countries of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), presidents of PASO, and a chronology of the Pan American Games. Los Juegos Panamericanos, los segundos mas importantes del mundo tras los Olimpicos, se han venido celebrando cada cuatro anos desde 1951. Se incluye en el presente trabajo bilingue un recuento de los resultados reflejados en dichos juegos a lo largo de su historia, desde los comienzos hasta los mas recientes, celebrados en 1999. Igualmente se presta atencion individualizada a cada uno de los deportes que han ocupado un lugar en el seno de dicho evento, presentandose diversas estadisticas que detallan las medallas obtenidas por cada pais, ademas de informacion sobre la Organizacion de Deportes Panamericanos (ODPA), y una cronologia general de los juegos.

Great Australian Sporting Moments

Great Australian Sporting Moments

Author: Michael Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2009

The story of Australian sport is filled with hundreds and hundreds of unforgettable moments. They might be moments of history, as long-held records are broken or previously unimaginable heights reached. They could be moments of high drama, with headline-making controversies, heartbreaking failures and nail-biting victories. Or they could be moments that are simply magic - the triumphs and individual performances where you're just happy to say, 'I was there when...' Sports fans talk about these moments, remember them, relive them. And we all have our favourites. From Olympics, tennis and cricket, to footy in all its forms, horse racing and many, many more. This book captures, both in words and stunning photographs, some of the biggest and most memorable moments in the history of Australian sport. They are moments that happened on the biggest stages of all, often featuring some of our greatest sporting legends. And they captivated sports fans throughout the country. Great Australian Sporting Moments gives us all the chance to relive the very best that Australian sport has offered - and to remind ourselves once again that we have good reasons to be a nation of sports-lovers.