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Munich 1972 - Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games (Hardcover, New): David Clay Large Munich 1972 - Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games (Hardcover, New)
David Clay Large
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Munich 1972 tells the compelling story of the most controversial of all modern Olympiads within the turbulent context of simmering global tensions: the ongoing Cold War, political posturing between the two Germanys, seemingly endless warfare in Indochina, lingering recriminations surrounding decolonization in Africa, and, of course, the cauldron of religious and ethnic hatred known euphemistically as the Middle East Conflict. It was, of course, this last conflict that spilled over so tragically into the Munich festival, which will forever be remembered for the murder of eleven Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists: a grisly episode that ruined a much-anticipated coming-out party for newly democratic West Germany and for new Munich itself, the erstwhile capital of Hitler's Nazi movement. What began as a putatively merry celebration of peaceful play and beery bonhomie turned into a tragic milestone in the signature horror of our times: political and religious terror.Crucial as the Munich Massacre is to the story of the '72 Games, however, it is by no means the only story. There was plenty of high drama in the athletic competitions as well, which were themselves hardly free of unsportsmanlike acrimony. Controversies over biased judging, commercialization, political posturing, and (above all) doping helped to make this Olympic festival very much a mirror of its contentious times.Drawing on a wealth of contemporaneous sources, including recently opened files in the German and Olympic archives, eminent historian David Clay Large offers a comprehensive exploration of the 1972 festival. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the Games with the athletic spectacle in the arena of play, itself hardly free of political controversy. Writing with flair and an eye for telling detail, Large brings to life the stories of the indelible characters who epitomized the Games, ranging from the city itself to the visionaries who brought the Games to Munich against all odds to the athletes, obscure and famous alike. With the Olympic movement in constant danger of terrorist disruption, and with the fortieth anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich story is more timely than ever.

Olympic Turnaround - How the Olympic Games Stepped Back from the Brink of Extinction to Become the World's Best Known... Olympic Turnaround - How the Olympic Games Stepped Back from the Brink of Extinction to Become the World's Best Known Brand (Hardcover, New edition)
Michael Payne
R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Higher, faster, stronger... The Olympic motto conjures images of heroes whose achievements transcended their athletic prowess, but also of tragedy and disgrace. By 1980, the modern Olympic movement was gasping for breath, bankrupt financially, politically, and culturally. But under the leadership of Juan Antonio Samaranch, and, subsequently, Jacques Rogge, the Olympics began a journey back from the brink. Michael Payne, who served as the International Olympic Committee's top marketer for over twenty years, offers unprecedented access to the people and negotiations behind one of the most dramatic turnarounds in business or sports history. Through a multi-pronged strategy, the IOC managed to secure lucrative broadcasting commitments, entice well-heeled corporate sponsors, and parlay the symbolism of the Olympics into a brand for which cities around the world are willing to invest billions of dollars. Packed with previously untold stories from the high-octane world where business, sports, politics, and media meet, Olympic Turnaround is a remarkable tale of organizational renewal and a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of the world's most iconic brand. The 2008 Games in Beijing, for example, are expected to involve over 10,000 athletes from 200 countries, draw 20,000 media representatives, and generate over $4 billion in sponsorships and broadcasting rights. Packed with previously untold stories from the high-octane world where business, sports, politics, and media meet, Olympic Turnaround is a remarkable tale of organizational renewal and a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of the world's most iconic brand.

The Naked Olympics - The True Story of the Olympic Games (Paperback, New): Tony Perrottet The Naked Olympics - The True Story of the Olympic Games (Paperback, New)
Tony Perrottet
R411 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R29 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games?
With the summer Olympics' return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle.
Using firsthand reports and little-known sources--including an actual "Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks--The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race.
Peeling away the layers of myth," Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival.
"Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind....Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen....Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all."
--TheWashington Post

The Quest for Olympic Gold (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed): David Halberstam The Quest for Olympic Gold (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed)
David Halberstam
R390 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Astonishing . . . Moving . . . One of the best books ever written about a sport."
*Walter Clemons
Newsweek
"A PENETRATING, FASCINATING AND REMARKABLY SUSPENSEFUL NARRATIVE."
*David Guy
Chicago Tribune
In The Amateurs, David Halberstam once again displays the unique brand of reportage, both penetrating and supple, that distinguished his bestselling The Best and the Brightest and October 1964. This time he has taken for his subject the dramatic and special world of amateur rowing. While other athletes are earning fortunes in salaries and-or endorsements, the oarsmen gain fame only with each other and strive without any hope of financial reward.
What drives these men to endure a physical pain known to no other sport? Who are they? Where do they come from? How do they regard themselves and their competitors? What have they sacrificed, and what inner demons have they appeased? In answering these questions, David Halberstam takes as his focus the 1984 single sculls trials in Princeton. The man who wins will gain the right to represent the United States in the 84 Olympiad; the losers will then have to struggle further to gain a place in the two- or four-man boats. And even if they succeed, they will have to live with the bitter knowledge that they were not the best, only close to it.
Informative and compelling, The Amateurs combines the vividness of superb sportswriting with the narrative skills of a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent.
"RIVETING."
*Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
The New York Times
" A] MASTERFUL JOB . . . Maintains the suspense to the very last stroke . . . Halberstam makes us care about the four men, their disappointments and the brutal testing of their friendships."
*Dan Levin
Sports Illustrated

Los juegos olimpicos nunca fueron amateurs (Spanish, Paperback): Pierre Arrighi Los juegos olimpicos nunca fueron amateurs (Spanish, Paperback)
Pierre Arrighi
R834 R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Save R42 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Olympic Marathon (Paperback): David E Martin, Roger Gynn The Olympic Marathon (Paperback)
David E Martin, Roger Gynn; Foreword by Bill Mallon
R661 R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Save R37 (6%) Out of stock

No Olympic event can rival the rich history and grand spectacle of the marathon. Created for the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 as a commemoration of the legendary run by the Greek messenger Philippides, the race has endured like no other, producing a century of awe-inspiring competition and unforgettable stories.

"The Olympic Marathon" brings the high drama and rich details of the past 24 Olympic marathon races to life in a way no other book ever has. This definitive resource, written by world-renowned Olympic marathon experts David Martin and Roger Gynn, goes beyond statistics to offer readers a vivid chronicle of the athletes and their memorable marathon performances.

Fans will relive the compelling moments that have made the Olympic marathon legendary: Spiridon Louis winning the first modern Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, Emil Zatopek's dramatic triple-gold performance in 1952, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila winning a gold medal while running barefoot, Joan Benoit Samuelson earning her place in history as winner of the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984, and many other fascinating stories. For each race, "The Olympic Marathon" provides the following: -A summary of the geographical setting and political climate surrounding the Olympic Movement

-A course map and detailed street description

-A step-by-step narrative of how the race was run

-Biographical sketches of the top three finishers

-A "Looking Ahead" section, which summarizes marathon highlights leading up to the next Olympic marathonGenerously illustrated, often with rare and never-before-published photos, a pictorial glimpse is provided into the contemporary atmosphere and dynamics of each race. Plus, for readers who want complete statistics on each race, the book provides a comprehensive appendix. Included are chronological and alphabetical race results for all men and women who participated in the event and listings of the fastest men's and women's Olympic marathon performances.

"The Olympic Marathon" is the authoritative book on the race that has captured the imagination of the world. It's a one-of-a-kind resource that every fan of running and the Olympics will treasure.

A History of the Olympics (MP3 format, CD): John Goodbody A History of the Olympics (MP3 format, CD)
John Goodbody; Read by Barry Davies
R907 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R262 (29%) Out of stock
Ice Gold - Canada's Curling Champions (Paperback): Ted Wyman Ice Gold - Canada's Curling Champions (Paperback)
Ted Wyman
R539 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R45 (8%) Out of stock

The women's team, which hails from Winnipeg, and the men's team, based in Sault Ste. Marie, dominated the Sochi Olympic curling events, setting records and capturing the hearts of millions of Canadians. Now Winnipeg Sun sports editor Ted Wyman shares the stories of Canada's favourite curlers. With exclusive interviews and in-depth profiles, Ice Gold delves into each player's beginnings in the sport, the formation of the teams, their road to the Olympics, and their gold-medal triumphs.
Learn how Jennifer Jones and Jill Officer became an inseparable tandem after meeting at the Highlander Curling Club; how two brothers, E.J. and Ryan Harnden, and their cousin, Brad Jacobs, went from aspiring hockey players to gold-medal curlers; and how Mike Babcock's inspiring words helped the men's curling team out of their early Olympic slump.

The Youth Olympic Games (Hardcover): Dag Vidar Hanstad, Milena M Parent, Barrie Houlihan The Youth Olympic Games (Hardcover)
Dag Vidar Hanstad, Milena M Parent, Barrie Houlihan
R3,380 Discovery Miles 33 800 Out of stock

The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth Olympic Games. It critically examines the origins of the Games and the motives of the Games organisers, as well as the organisation and management of the Games and their wider impact and significance. The first part of the book discusses the relationship between the YOG and the ideology of Olympism, in the context of broader developments in youth sport competitions. The second part investigates a wide range of managerial aspects including the bidding process, finance, the prominent role of young people on the organising committees and as volunteers, the role of media and sponsors, and the distinctive competition structure. The final part of the book assesses the current and likely future impact of the YOG on the host cities and countries, the IOC and on national youth sport policies. The Youth Olympic Games is essential reading for any researcher, advanced student or policy maker with an interest in Olympic Studies, sports development, sport policy, youth sport or event management.

The Sochi Predicament - Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 (Hardcover, Unabridged... The Sochi Predicament - Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Bo Petersson, Karina Vamling
R2,074 Discovery Miles 20 740 Out of stock

For a variety of political, climatic, ecological, security-related and other reasons, the Russian summer resort of Sochi by the Black Sea would seem a most unlikely candidate for the Olympic Winter Games. Despite this, the Games will be held there in February 2014, and the Russian leaders regard the Games as a highly prestigious project underlining Russia's return to a status of great power in the contemporary world. This book conducts a thorough inventory of the contexts, characteristics and challenges facing the Sochi Games. It deals with the problems from Russian, Georgian, Abkhazian and Circassian perspectives and makes in-depth analyses of profound challenges related to matters such as identity, security, and ethnic relations. The book brings together an international group of eminent scholars representing different disciplinary perspectives, including political science, sports science, ethics, ethnology, and Caucasian studies.

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.

Olympism: The Global Vision - From Nationalism to Internationalism (Paperback): Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins Olympism: The Global Vision - From Nationalism to Internationalism (Paperback)
Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins
R1,198 Discovery Miles 11 980 Out of stock

The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art. This collaboration is a first in global publishing, a mine of information for scholars, students and analysts. It demonstrates that Olympism and the Olympic movement in the modern context has been, and continues to be, socially relevant and politically important. Studies focus on national encounters with Olympism and the Olympic movement, with equal attention paid to document the growing nexus between sports and the media; sports reportage; as well as women and sports. Olympism asserts that the Olympic movement was, and is, of central importance to twentieth and twenty-first century societies. Finally, the collection demonstrates that the essence of Olympism and the Olympic movement is important only in so far as it affects societies surrounding it.

Terrorism and the Olympics - Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future (Paperback): Anthony Richards, Pete Fussey, Andrew... Terrorism and the Olympics - Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future (Paperback)
Anthony Richards, Pete Fussey, Andrew Silke
R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Out of stock

The book aims to outline the progress, problems and challenges of delivering a safe and secure Olympics in the context of the contemporary serious and enduring terrorist threat. The enormous media profile and symbolic significance of the Olympic Games, the history of terrorists aiming to use such high-profile events to advance their cause, and Al Qaeda's aim to cause mass casualties, all have major implications for the security of London 2012. Drawing on contributions from leading academics and practitioners in the field the book will assess the current terrorist threat, particularly focusing on terrorist targeting and how the Olympics might feature in this, before addressing particular response themes such as transport security, the role of surveillance, resilient designing of Olympic sites, the role of private security, and the challenge of inter-agency coordination. The book will conclude by providing an assessment of the legacy of Olympic security to date and will discuss the anticipated issues and dilemmas of the future. This book will be of interest to students of terrorism studies, security studies, counter-terrorism and sports studies.

This Great Symbol - Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games (Paperback, 25th): John J. MacAloon This Great Symbol - Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games (Paperback, 25th)
John J. MacAloon
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Out of stock

This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation and symbolism of the modern Olympic Games. Hailed as both a classic in sport history and as a paradigmatic study in the anthropology of the past, This Great Symbol helped launch the new collaboration between historians and cultural anthropologists that continues to mark the human sciences worldwide. For this 25th anniversary edition, Professor MacAloon adds a new preface evaluating subsequent scholarship on Coubertin and the Olympic origins and a highly personal afterword describing the impact of This Great Symbol on his own subsequent career as an Olympic anthropologist and cultural performance theorist.

The Olympics, Media and Society (Paperback): Kim Bissell, Stephen D Perry The Olympics, Media and Society (Paperback)
Kim Bissell, Stephen D Perry
R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Out of stock

When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without considering the effect of the media. It addresses a multitude of ways in which the intermediary of media production alters the experience of the Olympics. Spectators watching Olympic events from the stands are less subjected to the language of the commentators, journalists, and even the athlete interviews as they form impressions and understandings of the games. However, even those who sit in the stands for the opening ceremonies or walk down the streets of the Olympic Village and the host city are treated to media spectacles that are intentionally produced to display the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the host country and its Olympic Committee. This book performs the important task of analysing ways in which the media serves as both an integral component and an arbiter of the Games for society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.

The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Paperback): David Goldblatt The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Paperback)
David Goldblatt
R430 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R78 (18%) Out of stock

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt's sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners' medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

Alma Richards - Olympian (Hardcover): Larry R. Gerlach Alma Richards - Olympian (Hardcover)
Larry R. Gerlach
R814 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R87 (11%) Out of stock

Alma Richards, as an unsung high school student, surprisingly set an Olympic record for the high jump in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was the only native Utahn and member of the LDS church to win an Olympic gold medal in the twentieth century. After a stellar collegiate track career that saw him lead Cornell to three national championships, Richards for two decades reigned as America's most accomplished multiple-event track and field athlete, winning national titles in five different events. Despite his prominence in the history of American sports, this is the first treatment of his athletic career and personal life. More than a century has passed since Alma Richards won an Olympic gold medal, yet this story about man and sport-the drive to excel, victory as validation of hard work, the quest for public recognition and, ultimately, the achievement of self-identity and self-satisfaction-still resonates today.

Internationalism in the Olympic Movement 2011 - Idea and Reality Between Nations, Cultures, and People (Paperback, 2011 ed.):... Internationalism in the Olympic Movement 2011 - Idea and Reality Between Nations, Cultures, and People (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Holger Preuss, Karsten Liese
R1,706 Discovery Miles 17 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Papers presented at a conference held at Universit'at Mainz on May 22, 2009.

Steve Redgrave's Complete Book of Rowing (Hardcover, Revised edition): Steve Redgrave Steve Redgrave's Complete Book of Rowing (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Steve Redgrave
R569 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R97 (17%) Out of stock

One of the most successful athletes of all time, Steve Redgrave is uniquely placed to share his expertise and experience in this go-to guide for rowers, especially at a time when more people than ever are participating in the sport. Redgrave firmly believes that the basic principles and techniques of rowing are the same for beginners and elite athletes alike, and it's this philosophy that underpins the book. Starting with the basics of equipment and clothing and how to get started in the sport, he then moves on to more in-depth chapters on technique, tactics and competition. The revised edition also focusses in detail on the physical and mental preparation needed to excel, with chapters on biomechanics, training and cross training, injury prevention and diet and nutrition accompanied by insights into motivation and belief. The text is illustrated throughout with line drawing and photographs, and enlivened by personal anecdotes and reflections from Redgrave himself. The book also includes full rigging charts, a fault diagnostic to help hone technique, details of strengthening and conditioning exercises and lists of useful information, such as how to find a rowing club, a guide to courses and training camps and equipment suppliers. This is a book for rowers of all levels who want to learn from the best and aspire to perform to the best of their abilities.

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.

Reframing Disability? - Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics (Hardcover): Daniel Jackson, Caroline E. M.... Reframing Disability? - Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics (Hardcover)
Daniel Jackson, Caroline E. M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion
R3,379 Discovery Miles 33 790 Out of stock

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This social agenda offered the potential to re-frame disability; to symbolically challenge "ableist" ideology and to offer a reinvention of the (dis)abled body and a redefinition of the possible. This edited collection investigates what has and is happening in relation to these ambitions. The book is structured around three key questions: 1. What were the predominant mediated narratives surrounding the Paralympics, and what are the associated meanings attached to them? 2. How were the Paralympics experienced by media audiences (both disabled and non-disabled)? 3. To what extent did the 2012 Paralympics inspire social change? Each section of this book is interspersed with authentic "voices" from outside academia: broadcasters, athletes and disabled schoolchildren.

Swimming Studies (Paperback): Leanne Shapton Swimming Studies (Paperback)
Leanne Shapton 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Out of stock

'Pure genius, gliding lyricism ... It is, simply, a delight' Independent on Sunday 'Vivid with chlorine-bleached swimsuits, and post-match sorrow' Caitlin Moran, Observer, Books of the Year As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist, she is still drawn inexorably to swimming, in pools and the sea. What do you do with an all-absorbing activity once it is past its relevance, and yet you can't quite give it up? Swimming Studies is a lyrical, playful work that explores what it is like to move from a world of competition to one of recreation and introspection, giving a sideways glimpse into memory, adolescence, swimming, drawing, obsession and solitude. 'Exquisite ... brilliant, eccentric and moving - an immersion in life ... this enigmatic book is written out of what cannot be fathomed' Observer 'A rich account ... told with the originality and playfulness of an artist ... Shapton shares Dave Eggers' talent for taking the mundane and making it viscerally new' The Times 'Captures a bittersweet part of the writer's past as completely as a scent trapped in a bottle' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'If there is a more beautifully observed examination of the weightlessness, silence, rigour and delight of what it means to swim, I've never read it' David Rakoff, author of Half Empty

Push - Breaking Through the Barriers (MP3 format, CD, Library Edition): Johnny Quinn Push - Breaking Through the Barriers (MP3 format, CD, Library Edition)
Johnny Quinn; Read by Bill Foote
R578 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R150 (26%) Out of stock
The Ancient Olympic Games (Paperback, 2Rev ed): Judith Swaddling The Ancient Olympic Games (Paperback, 2Rev ed)
Judith Swaddling
R2,660 R2,433 Discovery Miles 24 330 Save R227 (9%) Out of stock

Between 776 BC and the year 395, the ancient Olympic games were held every four years. Tracing the mythological and religous origins of the games, and describing the events, this history shows a detailed model of the sports complex and covers the sponsorship and training of the athletes.

Globalization and Sport - Playing the World (Paperback): Toby Miller, Geoffrey A Lawrence, Jim McKay, David Rowe Globalization and Sport - Playing the World (Paperback)
Toby Miller, Geoffrey A Lawrence, Jim McKay, David Rowe
R1,203 Discovery Miles 12 030 Out of stock

Sport is the most universal feature of popular culture. It crosses language barriers and slices through national boundaries, attracting both spectators and participants, to a common lingua franca of passions, obsessions and desires. This book brings to light the connections between sport and culture. It argues that although sport is obviously a source of pleasure, it is also part of the government of everyday life. The creation of a sporting calendar, movements of rational recreation and the development of physical education in the public sector, are read as ways of disciplining and shaping urban-industrial populations. In addition, sport is examined as a principal front of globalization. The sports process draws together dispersed communities and generates economic wealth. The book demonstrates how commodification, bureaucratization and ideology are fundamental to the organization of sporting cultures.

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