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Sporting events & management

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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.

The GAA An Oral History

The GAA An Oral History

Author: John Scally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

For 125 years, the GAA has been a fixed point in a fast-changing age, and this oral history marks the125th anniversary of the Association. It is the story of the GAA as seen through the eyes of those key personalities who shaped it. Author Jon Scally has carried out over a hundred revealing interviews with players and managers who are synonymous with the Games, including Babs Keating, Jimmy Barry-Murphy, Ger Loughnane, D.J. Carey, Liam Griffin, Mick O'Dwyer, Colm O'Rourke, John O'Mahony, Joe Brolly and Matt Connor, and these contributions offer a unique eyewitness testimony to the dramas that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation both on and off the pitch. The book sheds new light on high-profile controversies, offers new insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory and presents a fresh look at the epic contests that turned Ireland's Games into a national soap opera. The GAA: An Oral History is a celebration of the good, the bad and the beautiful of Gaelic Games, and is a must for all sports fans.

Early Modern Manchester

Early Modern Manchester

Author: Craig Horner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2009

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40 A Participant's Guide to 27 Sports

Sports Competitions for Adults Over 40 A Participant's Guide to 27 Sports

Author: Thomas A. Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2009

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a popular way to ward off aging, but the serious fun and games don't have to end once middle age sets in. This guidebook is geared for men and women seeking the challenge and enjoyment of athletic competition. The book focuses on those sports requiring significant physical exertion and includes team sports such as soccer, softball and basketball and individual sports such as skiing, tennis and swimming. Profiles of each sport identify the national sponsoring organization, regional affiliates, a description of the types of competition available, and a breakdown of the number of competitors by age and gender participating in national championships. A 'How to Get Started' section describes basic skills needed for each sport, equipment required to compete, opportunities for coaching, and suggested books and videos for beginners. The book also features a list of the 2007-2008 national champions in each sport.

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live An Insider's Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live An Insider's Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime

Author: Robert Tuchman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

For the casual armchair fan to the fan who dreams of a front row seat at the games, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live provides invaluable information about tickets and travel as well as the parties and the pageantry for the top games across the sporting landscape. A detailed travel guide from Robert Tuchman, founder and president of the global leader in sports and entertainment promotion, TSE Sports & Entertainment, the book is replete with insider knowledge and expert advice. We are a list-obsessed people and sports-obsessed to boot, so this is a book that quenches our insatiable appetites for both. From the obvious to the obscure, Tuchman's list of must-see events is as thorough as it is controversial. What events made the top 100 and where did they rank? The book is sure to fire up sports fans everywhere. But more than a mere list, for each event the reader learns a detailed history of their favorite contests and all the background information to make a successful pilgrimage. Featuring also a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut and a list of the top sports cities with arguments for what makes each city the perfect sports mecca, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is a must for every sports fan's library.