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Designing the Olympics - Representation, Participation, Contestation (Hardcover, New): Jilly Traganou Designing the Olympics - Representation, Participation, Contestation (Hardcover, New)
Jilly Traganou
R3,221 Discovery Miles 32 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of Olympic artifacts from their conception to their afterlife. Besides products that try to achieve consensus and induce civic pride, the "Olympic design milieu" also includes processes that oppose the Olympics and their enforcement. The book examines the graphic design program for Tokyo 1964, architecture and urban plans for Athens 2004, brand design for London 2012, and practices of subversive appropriation and sociotechnical action in counter-Olympic movements since the 1960s. It explores how the Olympics shape the physical, legal and emotional contours of a host nation and its position in the world; how the Games are contested by a broader social spectrum within and beyond the nation; and how, throughout these encounters, design plays a crucial role. Recognizing the presence of multiple actors, the book investigates the potential of design in promoting equitable political participation in the Olympic context.

J'peux pas j'ai Aviron - Carnet de notes pour sportif / sportive passionne(e) - 124 pages lignees - format 15,24 x... J'peux pas j'ai Aviron - Carnet de notes pour sportif / sportive passionne(e) - 124 pages lignees - format 15,24 x 22,89 cm (French, Paperback)
Mon Sport Ma Passion Editions
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kazakhstan Weightlifting System for Elite Athletes (Paperback): Ivan Rojas, Gwendolyn Sisto Kazakhstan Weightlifting System for Elite Athletes (Paperback)
Ivan Rojas, Gwendolyn Sisto
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How To Coach Olympic Weightlifting - 7 Steps to Coaching Olympic Weightlifting (Hardcover): Howexpert, Liam Rodgers How To Coach Olympic Weightlifting - 7 Steps to Coaching Olympic Weightlifting (Hardcover)
Howexpert, Liam Rodgers
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympic Studies (Hardcover): Vassil Girginov Olympic Studies (Hardcover)
Vassil Girginov
R26,048 Discovery Miles 260 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Modern Olympism emerged at the end of the nineteenth century as a philosophy of social reform that sought to use sport for the betterment of the world. It drew on a number of intellectual and material sources, including the ancient Greek heritage, philosophical ideas of Enlightenment, the English educational system, and the emerging spirit of industrial capitalism and internationalism. It is an eclectic and non-systematic body of knowledge, and has always been a controversial project. Indeed, in the words of its founder, Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), Olympism is an 'unfinished symphony'. Interpretations of the fundamental tenets of Olympism concerning universalism, education, eligibility, independence from political and commercial interference, and fair play have been constantly negotiated and renegotiated through political, cultural, social, economic, and sporting struggles. These interpretations are reflected in various editions of the Olympic Charter and in a multitude of academic studies.Edited and introduced by Vassil Girginov, this new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together key primary-source materials and the very best scholarship and commentary to elucidate and explore the evolution and interpretations of Olympism and its practical manifestation in the modern Olympic Games. The collection includes archive materials (some of which are reproduced in facsimile to give users a strong sense of immediacy to the original texts), personal accounts of major figures, as well as critical scholarship. Olympic Studies will also make readily accessible the best research produced under the auspices of Routledge's ambitious 2012 Olympic Collection whereby over forty Olympic-focused journal special issues from a wide range of disciplines will appear during 2012 and 2013. Fully indexed and with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Olympic Studies is an essential work of reference. It is destined to be welcomed as a vital one-stop research tool.

The Popular Front and the Barcelona 1936 Popular Olympics - Playing as if the World Was Watching (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020):... The Popular Front and the Barcelona 1936 Popular Olympics - Playing as if the World Was Watching (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
James Stout
R1,483 Discovery Miles 14 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book deals with the events leading up to the 1936 Popular Olympics which would have united the Popular Front in opposition to the Berlin Olympics. It also discusses the days after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War which began on the same day the games were due to start. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, the book traces the biographies of several Popular Olympians who would go on to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. The book also examines the planned events and locations for the Popular Olympics as well as the international funding that the games secured. The book argues that the events were a departure from Workers' Sport as well as the IOC's Olympic games and represented an important cultural manifestation of the Popular Front.

Correr es de cobardes - Historias de viejos marchadores (Spanish, Paperback): Bernardo Jose Mora Correr es de cobardes - Historias de viejos marchadores (Spanish, Paperback)
Bernardo Jose Mora
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Running My Life - The Autobiography - Winning On and Off the Track (Paperback): Seb Coe Running My Life - The Autobiography - Winning On and Off the Track (Paperback)
Seb Coe 1
R295 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.

The Games Must Go On - Avery Brundage and the Olympic Movement (Hardcover): Allen Guttmann The Games Must Go On - Avery Brundage and the Olympic Movement (Hardcover)
Allen Guttmann
R1,782 R1,558 Discovery Miles 15 580 Save R224 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback, New): Neil Faulkner A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics (Paperback, New)
Neil Faulkner 1
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An essential book for the 21st-century citizen who seeks a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics What was it like to attend the Olympics in 388 B.C.? Would the experience resemble Olympic festivals as we celebrate them today? This remarkable book transports us back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. It invites us to enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn't do during five thrilling days in August 2,400 years ago. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade-and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports-wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers readers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia.

Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games (Paperback): Anton Rippon Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games (Paperback)
Anton Rippon
R386 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For two weeks in August 1936, Nazi Germany achieved an astonishing propaganda coup when it staged the Olympic Games in Berlin. Hiding their anti-Semitism and plans for territorial expansion, the Nazis exploited the Olympic ideal, dazzling visiting spectators and journalists alike with an image of a tolerant country. Thousands of foreigners went away wondering why the Hitler regime had been vilified, unaware that not far from the stunning Olympic Stadium lay a concentration camp full of 'enemies of the state'. In Hitler's Olympics, Anton Rippon tells the story of those remarkable Games, the first to overtly use the Olympic festival for political purposes. His account looks at how the rise of the Nazis affected German sportsmen and women in the early 1930s. And it reveals how the rest of the world allowed the Berlin Olympics to go ahead despite the knowledge that Nazi Germany was a police state.The Nazis threw all their resources into staging the most remarkable Olympics seen so far. Hitler was closely involved in the grandiose planning of an event that was designed to glorify the new Nazi state, and this book describes the process in fascinating detail. The political drama of the event is matched by the intense competition of the athletes on the field and track. Here the two sides of the story come together, most famously in the person of Jessie Owens, the black quadruple gold medal winner.Hitler's Olympics is featured on the Sports Journalists' Association website:www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/olympics/should-we-send-a-jew-to-cover-the-berlin-olympics/

Drug Games - The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008 (Paperback): Thomas M Hunt Drug Games - The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008 (Paperback)
Thomas M Hunt; Foreword by John Hoberman
R592 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R107 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On August 26, 1960, twenty-three-year-old Danish cyclist Knud Jensen, competing in that year's Rome Olympic Games, suddenly fell from his bike and fractured his skull. His death hours later led to rumors that performance-enhancing drugs were in his system. Though certainly not the first instance of doping in the Olympic Games, Jensen's death serves as the starting point for Thomas M. Hunt's thoroughly researched, chronological history of the modern relationship of doping to the Olympics. Utilizing concepts derived from international relations theory, diplomatic history, and administrative law, this work connects the issue to global political relations. During the Cold War, national governments had little reason to support effective anti-doping controls in the Olympics. Both the United States and the Soviet Union conceptualized power in sport as a means of impressing both friends and rivals abroad. The resulting medals race motivated nations on both sides of the Iron Curtain to allow drug regulatory powers to remain with private sport authorities. Given the costs involved in testing and the repercussions of drug scandals, these authorities tried to avoid the issue whenever possible. But toward the end of the Cold War, governments became more involved in the issue of testing. Having historically been a combined scientific, ethical, and political dilemma, obstacles to the elimination of doping in the Olympics are becoming less restrained by political inertia.

Decathlon (Paperback): Ed Oleata Decathlon (Paperback)
Ed Oleata
R293 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Road to Tokyo 2020 - Road to Olympics - "Camino a las Olimpiadas" (Spanish, Paperback): Ronnie Smith Road to Tokyo 2020 - Road to Olympics - "Camino a las Olimpiadas" (Spanish, Paperback)
Ronnie Smith
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
My Olympic Life (Paperback): Anita L Defrantz, Josh Young My Olympic Life (Paperback)
Anita L Defrantz, Josh Young
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jack Beresford - an Olympian at war (Hardcover): John Beresford Jack Beresford - an Olympian at war (Hardcover)
John Beresford
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jack Beresford was the first British Olympian to win medals of any colour in five consecutive Olympic Games. His record of 3 Gold and 2 silver medals at the 5 Olympic Games held between 1920 and 1936 remained until Sir Steve Redgrave won gold at the 2000 Sydney Games. Historically, men have had two great chances to prove their mettle; in battle and in sport. While many are aware that Jack Beresford was one of Britain's greatest oarsmen, this affectionate but unsentimental tribute by his son, John, reveals what few know, that Beresford served his country with distinction in war as well as in peace, and both with a modesty that is usually indicative of true merit. It is commonly said, show me the boy and I'll show you the man, and this work reveals that Jack the schoolboy, the soldier and the sportsman was driven by the same strict principals of duty and hard work throughout his life. This is, says John, the story that his Father never wrote. It is also a story with a delicious (if vicious) irony; the German bullet that wounded 19-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Beresford in 1918 led to him abandoning rugby and taking up rowing. Eighteen years later, the German favourites to win the Olympic Double Sculls paid the price of Jack's change of sport as, in the final's last 100 metres, Dick Southwood and Jack Beresford rowed them to a standstill to win Olympic Gold.

The Transition Playbook for ATHLETES - How Elite Athletes WIN After Sports (Hardcover): Phil Costa, Rob Curley The Transition Playbook for ATHLETES - How Elite Athletes WIN After Sports (Hardcover)
Phil Costa, Rob Curley; Edited by Carolyn Disbrow
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Glory of the Games - Olympic Tables and Records 776 B.C. - A.D. 1948 (Paperback): F. A. M. Webster The Glory of the Games - Olympic Tables and Records 776 B.C. - A.D. 1948 (Paperback)
F. A. M. Webster
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sports Grounds and Buildings - Making, Management Maintenance and Equipment (Paperback): F. A. M. Webster Sports Grounds and Buildings - Making, Management Maintenance and Equipment (Paperback)
F. A. M. Webster
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Fencers - A Cold War Escape Memoir (Paperback): Geza Tatrallyay The Fencers - A Cold War Escape Memoir (Paperback)
Geza Tatrallyay
R453 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R89 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jack Beresford - an Olympian at war (Paperback): John Beresford Jack Beresford - an Olympian at war (Paperback)
John Beresford
R395 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jack Beresford was the first British Olympian to win medals of any colour in five consecutive Olympic Games. His record of 3 Gold and 2 silver medals at the 5 Olympic Games held between 1920 and 1936 remained until Sir Steve Redgrave won gold at the 2000 Sydney Games. Historically, men have had two great chances to prove their mettle; in battle and in sport. While many are aware that Jack Beresford was one of Britain's greatest oarsmen, this affectionate but unsentimental tribute by his son, John, reveals what few know, that Beresford served his country with distinction in war as well as in peace, and both with a modesty that is usually indicative of true merit. It is commonly said, show me the boy and I'll show you the man, and this work reveals that Jack the schoolboy, the soldier and the sportsman was driven by the same strict principals of duty and hard work throughout his life. This is, says John, the story that his Father never wrote. It is also a story with a delicious (if vicious) irony; the German bullet that wounded 19-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Beresford in 1918 led to him abandoning rugby and taking up rowing. Eighteen years later, the German favourites to win the Olympic Double Sculls paid the price of Jack's change of sport as, in the final's last 100 metres, Dick Southwood and Jack Beresford rowed them to a standstill to win Olympic Gold.

The Science of Athletics (Paperback): F. A. M. Webster The Science of Athletics (Paperback)
F. A. M. Webster
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Transition Playbook for ATHLETES - How Elite Athletes WIN After Sports (Paperback): Phil Costa, Rob Curley The Transition Playbook for ATHLETES - How Elite Athletes WIN After Sports (Paperback)
Phil Costa, Rob Curley; Edited by Carolyn Disbrow
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dark Sides of Sport (Hardcover): Joerg Krieger, Stephan Wassong Dark Sides of Sport (Hardcover)
Joerg Krieger, Stephan Wassong
R930 R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Glory of the Games - Olympic Tables and Records - 776 B.C - A.D 1948 (Paperback): F. A. M. Webster The Glory of the Games - Olympic Tables and Records - 776 B.C - A.D 1948 (Paperback)
F. A. M. Webster
R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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