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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 British World and the Five Rings Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement by Professor Erik Nielsen The British World and the Five Rings Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

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: 19/11/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies by Ian (University of Coventry UK) 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: 13/10/2017

Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth by Andrew C. Billings Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth

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. Billings Olympic Television Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth

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

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

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

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: 02/05/2017

Coming Soon

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

The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

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

Other books in this genre

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

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: 30/04/2017

Olympic Perspectives by Stephan Wassong Olympic Perspectives

Historical research on the Olympic Movement is highly valuable as it displays processes of continuity and transformation by which knowledge building processes on the Olympic Movement, its structure and on Olympic sport can be expanded. The Olympic Movement can be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2017

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: 28/02/2017

Finding Your Inner Gold A Gold Medal Paralympian's Secrets to Success by Carol Cooke Finding Your Inner Gold A Gold Medal Paralympian's Secrets to Success


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 24/02/2017

Managing the Paralympics by Simon Darcy Managing the Paralympics

Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world's biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/02/2017

Los Juegos Olimpicos Nunca Fueron Amateurs by Pierre Arrighi Los Juegos Olimpicos Nunca Fueron Amateurs


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 17/02/2017

The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability by Ryan (Consultant and sports law instructor, Canada) Gauthier The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability
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The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2016

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