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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!

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.

Early Modern Manchester

Early Modern Manchester

Author: Craig Horner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2008

This fascinating volume takes a look at aspects of Manchester's history in the centuries before its industrial heyday, a much overlooked yet crucial in its development. The topics are parts of an historical jigsaw, building in to a picture of Early Modern Manchester and its social, religious, political and economic life.

Being There 100 Sports Pros Talk about the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand

Being There 100 Sports Pros Talk about the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand

Author: Eric Mirlis Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2007

We watched the events on television, read about them afterward, and dreamed about what it would have been like to have seen the games in person. In Being There: 100 Sports Pros Talk About the Best Sporting Events They Ever Witnessed Firsthand, Eric Mirlis presents Top 5 lists from 100 of the most respected names in the sports media. When it comes to great sports moments, there's nothing like Being There. Includes Top 5 lists from: * Marv Albert * Dave Anderson * Linda Cohn * Bill Conlin * Keith Jackson * Steve Levy * Keith Olbermann * Jayson Stark * Pat Summerall * George Vecsey

Commonwealth Journey From Melbourne to New Delhi

Commonwealth Journey From Melbourne to New Delhi

Author: Sunil Yash Kalra Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2007

The Beijing Olympiad The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event

The Beijing Olympiad The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event

The stage is set for the Beijing Olympiad to be the greatest mega-event, sporting or otherwise, in history. Still, the issues taxing many minds include whether the Beijing Games will be successful; whether they will be wrought with and wrecked by troubles; and who they will benefit. What value will the 2008 Games be to the people of China? Will they mainly serve the purposes of the dominant political, economic and cultural groups at and between the local, regional and global levels of modern social life? The Beijing Olympiad examines these among other questions, providing a range of original insights of interest to an array of scholars, researchers and students from Sports Studies to Sociology, Politics, Economics, International Relations and Legal Studies.

The Beijing Olympiad The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event

The Beijing Olympiad The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event

The stage is set for the Beijing Olympiad to be the greatest mega-event, sporting or otherwise, in history. Still, the issues taxing many minds include whether the Beijing Games will be successful; whether they will be wrought with and wrecked by troubles; and who they will benefit. What value will the 2008 Games be to the people of China? Will they mainly serve the purposes of the dominant political, economic and cultural groups at and between the local, regional and global levels of modern social life? The Beijing Olympiad examines these among other questions, providing a range of original insights of interest to an array of scholars, researchers and students from Sports Studies to Sociology, Politics, Economics, International Relations and Legal Studies.

The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

Author: Andrew Suozzo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2006

The first book-length study of the city\u2019s great annual contest In The Chicago Marathon, Andrew Suozzo reveals this citywide ritual as far more than a simple race. Providing a full-spectrum look at the event\u2019s production and participants, Suozzo shows how the elements that comprise the marathon also reflect modern Chicago\u2019s politics, it\u2019s people, and the ways the city engages with the wider world. The book encompasses all of the forces that come together to make the race the spectacle it has become today. Beginning with a brisk history of the marathon, Suozzo leads readers from its origins in Greek mythology to its modern reality, and also along its rocky road to international prominence. He investigates the roles of sponsorship, small-business support, and the city\u2019s intervention on behalf of the marathon, as well as the alliances the event has forged with the media and charity fundraisers. He also discusses race management and the grassroots support that ultimately make it possible, with a special perspective on the aid station directors and volunteers. Finally, The Chicago Marathon features numerous interviews with the runners themselves, ranging from world-renowned professional athletes to amateurs with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Been There, Done That! Experience the World's Greatest and Oddest Sporting Events from Your Armchair - Or for Real

Been There, Done That! Experience the World's Greatest and Oddest Sporting Events from Your Armchair - Or for Real

Author: Ewan Carpenter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2005

Travel purges the soul, awakens the senses, and questions a person's very existence. But it's not for everyone. Some people don't have the money or inclination to travel, but they do have the curiosity. This book will lead readers to twenty-five of the world's greatest sporting events and festivals, giving them all they need to convince their friends that THEY have run with the bulls at Pamplona, driven in the Monaco Grand Prix, participated in the Wife-Carrying Race in Finland, and so much more. We'll even give them the photographs to prove it. They can just paste their pictures in the slots provided and voila! Their scrapbook will be the envy of the neighbourhood. Filled with facts and figures, tales and tribulations, this little book will lead armchair travellers to adventures they never even dreamed of - and perhaps inspire them to actually go there and do that themselves. Following an early career as a script reviewer and treatment writer in the film and television production industry.

Major League Champions 1871-2001

Major League Champions 1871-2001

Author: Thomas W. Brucato Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2002

Spanning more than 130 years of major league, Major League Champions is the ultimate source for discovering which teams throughout history have won the right to be considered the best. This handy reference spans 59 distinct leagues in 10 different sports: containing the complete major league championship history of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, indoor soccer, arena football, tennis, roller hockey, and lacrosse.

Sport in the City The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration

Sport in the City The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration

Author: Chris Gratton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2001

Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration. Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment. Five key areas are examined: * sport and urban economic regeneration * sports events: bidding * planning and organization * Urban Sports tourism * Sport and urban community development * Urban politics and sports policy. Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.