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Olympic & Paralympic games books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Olympic & Paralympic games category. Presented with a red border are the Olympic & Paralympic games books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

The Games A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt The Games A Global History of the Olympics

A people's history of the Olympics. -New York Times Book Review
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/02/2018

Olympics in Conflict From the Games of the New Emerging Forces to the Rio Olympics by Zhouxiang (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland) Lu Olympics in Conflict From the Games of the New Emerging Forces to the Rio Olympics
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In the second half of the twentieth century, the Olympics played an important role in the politics of the Cold War and was part of the conflicts between the Capitalist Block, the Socialist Block and Third World countries. The Games...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2018

British Olympic Heroes The Best of British Gold Medallists. Fully Revised Edition Including Rio 2016 by Kitty Carruthers British Olympic Heroes The Best of British Gold Medallists. Fully Revised Edition Including Rio 2016

When London hosted the hugely successful Olympic Games in 2012, the updated edition of British Olympic Heroes became the perfect and popular guide to Britain's greatest Olympians, past and present.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games by Pamela C. Laucella Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

Jesse Owens secured his place as one of the most celebrated athletes of the twentieth-century after winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. This book examines the press coverage of the time, which helped to elevate Owens...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/12/2017

The Games A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt The Games A Global History of the Olympics

The definitive sporting, social and political history of the modern Olympic Games, the world that made them and the world they helped to shape.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

The British World and the Five Rings Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement by Professor Erik (Macquarie University, Australia) Nielsen The British World and the Five Rings Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement
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Prior to the outbreak of World War II, the British presided over the largest Empire in world history, a vast transoceanic and transcontinental realm of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates that covered over one-quarter of the world's land mass and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth by Andrew C. (University of Alabama, USA) Billings, James R. (University of Delaware, USA) Angelini, Paul J. (Utica Col MacArthur Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth
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As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth by Andrew C. (University of Alabama, USA) Billings, James R. (University of Delaware, USA) Angelini, Paul J. (Utica Col MacArthur Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth
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As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Coming Soon

Raising The Bar New Horizons in Disability Sport by Artemis Joukowsky, Larry Rothstein Raising The Bar New Horizons in Disability Sport
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Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Owning the Olympics Narratives of the New China by Monroe E. Price Owning the Olympics Narratives of the New China

Offers a framework with which to understand the struggles by which multiple entities such as the International Olympic Committee, the Beijing Organizing Committee (BOCOG), corporate sponsors, and the Chinese Communist Party itself are seeking to influence and control the narratives...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies by Ian Brittain The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2018

Rethinking Olympic Legacy by Vassil (Brunel University London, UK) Girginov Rethinking Olympic Legacy
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How do Olympic legacies come about? This book offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega- sport event legacy, challenging how legacy is conceptualised and practised. It shifts the focus from legacy as a retrospective concept concerned...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Rio 2016 Olympic Myths, Hard Realities by Andrew Zimbalist Rio 2016 Olympic Myths, Hard Realities

A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics. Rio 2016 assembles the views of leading experts on Brazil and the Olympics into a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of the games...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Disqualified Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics by Eddie Hart, Dave Newhouse Disqualified Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics
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Having previously tied the world record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Ten...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

No Boston Olympics How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch by Chris Dempsey, Andrew Zimbalist No Boston Olympics How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch
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A play-by-play account of how No Boston Olympics rallied Massachusetts residents to reject an Olympic bid
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games Assessing the 30-Year Legacy by Matthew Llewellyn The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games of 1976 and the politically...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

Racism and the Olympics by Robert G. Weisbord Racism and the Olympics

Covers various topics and events in history that portray discrimination within Olympic games, such as the Nazi games of 1936, the black American protest on the victory stand in Mexico City's Olympics, as well as international political forces that removed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017

The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem by J. A. (University of Strathclyde, UK) Mangan The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem
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Realpolitik as a component of the Olympic Games held in East Asia has been largely ignored by historians. However, sport was an integral part of cultural diplomacy and the expression of national prowess for the three Games held in East...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Olympic Exclusions Youth, Poverty and Social Legacies by Jacqueline (Carleton University, Canada) Kennelly Olympic Exclusions Youth, Poverty and Social Legacies
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Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Rio 2016 The Olympic Games Through the Photographer's Lens by The International Olympic Committee Rio 2016 The Olympic Games Through the Photographer's Lens

This, the third volume in a new series celebrating the Olympic Games, offers up a selection of photographs from the Games in Rio in 2016. Photographers John Huet, David Burnett, Jason Evans and Mine Kasapoglu were granted access to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948-1968 Sport as Battleground in the U.S.-Soviet Rivalry by Erin Redihan The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948-1968 Sport as Battleground in the U.S.-Soviet Rivalry

Based on IOC, US government, and contemporary media sources, this book looks at six consecutive Olympiads to show just how high the stakes became once the Soviets began competing - and threatening America's traditional athletic supremacy - in 1952.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2017

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