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Chariot of Knowledge (Paperback): Sandra & Rato, Ivo Rato Chariot of Knowledge (Paperback)
Sandra & Rato, Ivo Rato
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cheerleading - Coloring and Activity Book (Extended): Cheerleading is one of Idan's interests. He has authored various of... Cheerleading - Coloring and Activity Book (Extended): Cheerleading is one of Idan's interests. He has authored various of Books which giving to children the values of physical arts. Related themes: "Juggling & Acrobatic Stunts", "Capoeira" etc. (Paperback)
Idan Boaz
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Moscow Story (Paperback): Brian Newth Moscow Story (Paperback)
Brian Newth
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympics - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Olympics - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hammer Throwing - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Hammer Throwing - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shot Put - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Shot Put - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handball - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Handball - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Discus - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Discus - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Javelin - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Javelin - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pole Vault - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Pole Vault - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Paralympics - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Paralympics - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Modern Pentathlon - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Modern Pentathlon - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
High Jump - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press High Jump - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Long Jump - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Long Jump - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Throwing Sports - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Throwing Sports - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Olympic Games - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press The Olympic Games - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Modern Olympics - A Struggle for Revival (Paperback, Revised): David C Young The Modern Olympics - A Struggle for Revival (Paperback, Revised)
David C Young
R574 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

According to most accounts, the man solely responsible for reviving the modern Olympic Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Now, in "The Modern Olympics," David C. Young challenges this view, revealing that Coubertin was only the last and most successful of many contributors to the dream of the modern Olympics.

Based on thirteen years of research in previously neglected documents, Young reconstructs the fascinating and almost unknown history of the Olympic revival movement in the nineteenth century, including two long-forgotten Olympiads--one in London in 1866 and another in Athens in 1870. He traces the idea for the modern Olympics back to an obscure Greek poet in 1833 and follows the sinuous tale to a small village in England, where W. P. Brookes held local Olympiads, founded the British Olympic Committee, and told Coubertin about his vision of an international Olympics.

Coubertin's main contribution to the founding of the modern Olympics was the zeal he brought to transforming an idea that had evolved over decades into the reality of Olympiad I and all the Olympic Games held thereafter.

Monogram Olympics Notebook (Paperback): N D Author Services Monogram Olympics Notebook (Paperback)
N D Author Services
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Hardcover): David Goldblatt The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Hardcover)
David Goldblatt
R724 R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Save R69 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For millions of people around the world, the Summer and Winter Games are a joy and a treasure, but how did they develop into a global colossus? How have they been buffeted by-and, in turn, affected by-world events? Why do we care about them so much? From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners' medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila to Bob Beamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt. Hailed in the Wall Street Journal for writing about sports "with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic," Goldblatt goes beyond the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms, how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics, and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity. He explores the tensions between the Games' amateur ideals and professionalization and commercialism in sports, the pitched battles between cities for the right to host the Games, and their often disappointing economic legacy. And in covering such seminal moments as Jesse Owens and Hitler at Berlin in 1936, the Black Power salute at Mexico City in 1968, the massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich in 1972, and the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid in 1980, Goldblatt shows how prominently the modern Olympics have highlighted profound domestic and international conflicts. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of the Olympics, this stunningly researched and engagingly written history captures the excitement, drama, and kaleidoscopic experience of the Games.

Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event - The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway (Hardcover, Illustrated... Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event - The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Arne Martin Klausen
R2,553 Discovery Miles 25 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sports, and in particular the Olympic Games, are enjoying a rapid increase in interest among social scientists worldwide, who see them as important "public events." This volume offers the first analysis of the Winter Olympic Games, primarily based on the Lillehammer Games of 1994. The authors identify "olympism" as a key agent in the modernization process and, more specifically, ask how the winter games, as a mega-event, relate to Norwegian culture and ethos. The authors of these specially commissioned papers examine various aspects of this encounter, including problems such as gender as related to nature and culture, masculinity and heroism, national identity and invention of tradition, the impact of venue construction on a traditional cultural landscape, the ideological criticism of the I.O.C. as it emerged, dramatically, before the opening of the Games and the conflict between the Norwegians and the Greeks over the ritual status of the two flames used during the torch relay, one from Olympia and one from Morgedal in Telemark, "the cradle of skiing."

Zany Games - America at the 1900 Paris Olympics (Paperback): Howard Burman Zany Games - America at the 1900 Paris Olympics (Paperback)
Howard Burman
R608 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Hardcover): Gladys Pak Lei Chong Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Hardcover)
Gladys Pak Lei Chong
R2,795 Discovery Miles 27 950 Out of stock

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics develops the Foucauldian concept of productive power through examining the ways in which the Chinese government tried to mobilize the population to embrace its Olympic project through deploying various sets of strategies and tactics. It argues that the multifaceted strategies, tactics, and discourses deployed by the Chinese authorities sustain an order of things and values in such a way that drive individuals to commit themselves actively to the goals of the party-state. The book examines how these processes of subjectification are achieved by zooming in on five specific groups of the population: athletes, young Olympic volunteers, taxi drivers, Chinese citizens targeted by place-making projects, and the Hong Kong population. In doing so it probes critically into the role of individuals and how they take on the governmental ideas to become responsible autonomous subjects.

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Paperback): Gladys Pak Lei Chong Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Paperback)
Gladys Pak Lei Chong
R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Out of stock

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics develops the Foucauldian concept of productive power through examining the ways in which the Chinese government tried to mobilize the population to embrace its Olympic project through deploying various sets of strategies and tactics. It argues that the multifaceted strategies, tactics, and discourses deployed by the Chinese authorities sustain an order of things and values in such a way that drive individuals to commit themselves actively to the goals of the party-state. The book examines how these processes of subjectification are achieved by zooming in on five specific groups of the population: athletes, young Olympic volunteers, taxi drivers, Chinese citizens targeted by place-making projects, and the Hong Kong population. In doing so it probes critically into the role of individuals and how they take on the governmental ideas to become responsible autonomous subjects.

My London 2012 Olympic Story - How My Life in London Allowed Me to Become Part of Olympic History (Paperback): Claudia Gonzalez... My London 2012 Olympic Story - How My Life in London Allowed Me to Become Part of Olympic History (Paperback)
Claudia Gonzalez Burguete
R1,136 R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Save R74 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
2016 Olympic Games in Rio - Issues, Concerns & Background on Brazil (Paperback): Cassandra Hines 2016 Olympic Games in Rio - Issues, Concerns & Background on Brazil (Paperback)
Cassandra Hines
R2,420 Discovery Miles 24 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the years, host countries and cities have had to deal with a variety of concerns, problems, or criticisms, and Rio de Janeiro is no exception. Separately or collectively, a variety of issues might pose risks to the health, safety, and general well-being of athletes and their families, team personnel, and spectators participating in or attending the 2016 Games. Chief among these are the Zika virus, public safety threats, security concerns, and environmental conditions. This book also discusses the possible implications of hosting the Olympics for Brazil and the issue of doping.

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