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Sporting events & management

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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.

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.

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.

Making the Majors The Transformation of Team Sports in America

Making the Majors The Transformation of Team Sports in America

Author: Eric M. Leifer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/1998

In this in-depth look at major league sports, Eric Leifer traces the growth and development of major leagues in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, and predicts fundamental changes as the majors pursue international expansion. He shows how every past expansion of sports publics has been accompanied by significant changes in the way sporting competition is organized. With each reorganization, the majors have created teams closer in ability, bringing repetition to competition across time, only to expand and energize the public's search for differences between teams and for events that disrupt the repetitive flow. The phenomenal success of league sports, Leifer writes, rests on their ability to manufacture inequalities for fans to latch on to without jeopardizing the equalities that draw fans in. Leifer supports his theory with historical detail and statistical analysis. He examines the special concerns of league organizers in pursuing competitive balance and presents a detailed analysis of how large-city domination has been undermined in the modern era of Major League Baseball. Using games from the four major league sports, he then shows how fans can themselves affect the course of competition. In NFL football, for example, fans account for nearly all of the persisting inequality in team performance. The possibility of sustaining inequality among equals emerges from the cross-pressures that fans and leagues place on competition. With substantial data in hand, Leifer asks the essential question facing the leagues today: how can they sustain a situation that depends entirely on simultaneous equality and contention, one in which fan involvement may evaporate as soon as one team dominates? His answer has significant implications for the future of major league sports, both nationally and internationally.

EVRO 2008

EVRO 2008

Author: ZHidkov Ivan Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

V sbornike dana vsya informaciya po proshedshemu chempionatu Evropy po futbolu-2008. Otborochnyj turnir i put' sbornoj Rossii k EVRO-2008 vizitnye kartochki komand sud'i chempionata stadiony na kotoryh prohodili matchi bukmekerskie stavki pered nachalom turnira. Informaciya o kazhdoj igre soprovozhdaetsya mneniem ekspertov - matchi kommentiruyut vydayucshiesya futbol'nye trenery Anatolij Byshovec Valerij Nepomnyacshij i Vlastimil Petrzhela. Obo vseh nefutbol'nyh sobytiyah na fone EVRO - v dnevnike bolel'cshika zapisannom s mesta sobytij special'nym korrespondentom gazety "e;Sport den' za dnem"e; Ivanom ZHidkovym. V zaklyuchitel'nom razdele - prizery simvolicheskaya sbornaya Evropy luchshie igroki turnirnye tablicy i vsya statistika po igram. V prilozhenii - istoriya vseh chempionatov Evropy (1960-2008 gg.).