0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R50 - R100 (5)
  • R100 - R250 (99)
  • R250 - R500 (194)
  • R500+ (379)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games

DePorte Y Mistificacion (Spanish, Paperback): Massimiliano Angelucci DePorte Y Mistificacion (Spanish, Paperback)
Massimiliano Angelucci
R350 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover): Matthew P. Llewellyn Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover)
Matthew P. Llewellyn
R3,248 Discovery Miles 32 480 Out of stock

On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain 's rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin 's 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight.

This book uncovers Britain 's early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain 's white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation 's waning fortunes in international sport.

This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.

Olympism: The Global Vision - From Nationalism to Internationalism (Hardcover): Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins Olympism: The Global Vision - From Nationalism to Internationalism (Hardcover)
Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins
R3,113 Discovery Miles 31 130 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. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

The 1920 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback): Bill Mallon The 1920 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback)
Bill Mallon
R2,090 Discovery Miles 20 900 Out of stock

Till now, the results of the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium, have been far from complete. The Antwerp organizing committee published an official report (actually just a typed copy) of the results almost as an afterthought because it was so financially strapped after the games. For some events only the medalists are listed, with little, if any, additional information. Very few copies were ever printed, and those few copies were in French.The seventh in a series on the early Olympics, this work fills a gap in the recording of early Olympics history by providing complete results for all competitors and all events (except for shooting, which has only partial information due to the obscurity of the results). In virtually all cases, a 1920 source has been used in preference to a more modern source of information, and all details have been fully researched in contemporary newspapers, journals, and magazines and checked for accuracy by experts on various sports from all over the world.The appendices include a schedule of events and festivities for the 1920 Olympics, information on World War I and Olympians, a tentative schedule of events that had been planned for the 1916 Olympic Games (which never took place because of the war), and information on the 1919 Inter-Allied Games.

The Three-Year Swim Club Lib/E - The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory (Standard... The Three-Year Swim Club Lib/E - The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory (Standard format, CD)
Julie Checkoway; Read by Alex Chadwick
R2,754 R1,867 Discovery Miles 18 670 Save R887 (32%) Out of stock
Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History (Hardcover): Paul Christesen Olympic Victor Lists and Ancient Greek History (Hardcover)
Paul Christesen
R2,570 Discovery Miles 25 700 Out of stock

This book is a comprehensive examination of Olympic victor lists. The origins, development, content, and structure of Olympic victor lists are explored and explained, and a number of important questions, such as the source and reliability of the year of 776 for the first Olympics, are addressed. Olympic victor lists emerge as a clearly defined type of literature that is best understood as a group of closely related texts. This book offers a fresh perspective on works by familiar writers such as Diodorus Siculus and a sense of the potential importance of less-well-known authors such as Phlegon of Tralleis.

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended - Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational (Paperback): J.A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended - Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational (Paperback)
J.A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Out of stock

For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the media, the interest of the public and the energies of nation-states. Since then, projected by television, funded by global capital and fattened by the desires of nations to garner international prestige, the Olympics have grown to gargantuan dimensions. In the course of its epic history, the Olympics have left numerous legacies, from unforgettable feats to monumental stadiums, from shining triumphs to searing tragedies, from the dazzling debuts on the world's stage of new cities and nations to notorious campaigns of national propaganda. The Olympics represent an essential component of modern global history. The Olympic movement itself has, since the 1990s, recognized and sought to shape its numerous legacies with mixed success as this book makes clear. It offers ground-breaking analyses of the power of Olympic legacies, positive and negative, and surveys the subject from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008, and indeed beyond. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Paperback): Mike McNamee, Jim Parry Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Paperback)
Mike McNamee, Jim Parry
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Out of stock

This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - Assessing the 30-Year Legacy (Hardcover): Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games - Assessing the 30-Year Legacy (Hardcover)
Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson
R3,228 Discovery Miles 32 280 Out of stock

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 controversial Moscow Games of 1980, the Olympic movement returned to the United States for the sixth time in an attempt to salvage the economic viability and global prestige of the Olympics. The Los Angeles Olympics proved to be both provocative and polarizing. On the one hand they have been heralded as an overwhelming, transformative success, ushering the Olympic movement into the modern commercial age. On the other hand, critics have repudiated the Games as a manifestation of commercial excess and a platform for western political and cultural propaganda. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Olympics, this volume examines their legacy. With an international collection of contributing scholars, this volume will span a range of global legacies, including the increasing commercialization of the Games, the changing participation of women, the Communist boycott movement, nationalism and sporting identity, and the modernization and California-cation of the Games. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

The A to Z of the Olympic Movement (Paperback): Bill Mallon, Ian Buchanan The A to Z of the Olympic Movement (Paperback)
Bill Mallon, Ian Buchanan
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Out of stock

The Olympic Games bring together thousands of athletes, competing in over 40 sports, and representing over 200 nations. But that is just the surface, for none of this would be possible without the constant efforts of an incredible organization consisting of tens of thousands of sports lovers united in sports associations, National Olympic Committees, and the International Olympic Committee. The A to Z of the Olympic Movement deals with both levels of the competition: the competitive side and the administrative side. This is accomplished through a bibliography; two chronologies_one tracing the history of the Ancient Olympiad and the other tracing the Modern Games; appendixes providing facts on the Games, the officials, the torchbearers, and the top Olympic medal winners; and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials_starting with the founder, Pierre de Coubertin.

Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development (Paperback): Adrian Pitts, Hanwen Liao Sustainable Olympic Design and Urban Development (Paperback)
Adrian Pitts, Hanwen Liao
R1,514 Discovery Miles 15 140 Out of stock

With appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability.

This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by learning from the lessons of the past and by taking account of the latest developments. It offers an assessment tool that can be tailored to individual circumstances a " a tool which emerges from the analysis of previous summer games host cities and from techniques in environmental analysis and assessment.

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.

Drawing the Games - A Story of London 2012 Commissioned by the Mayor of London (Hardcover): Boris Johnson, Richard Dorment,... Drawing the Games - A Story of London 2012 Commissioned by the Mayor of London (Hardcover)
Boris Johnson, Richard Dorment, Nicholas Garland
R543 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R54 (10%) Out of stock

One year on, new exhibition and book bring back memories of Olympic and Paralympic summerWith exciting sporting and cultural events planned to mark the first anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, members of the public are being offered the opportunity to own a unique memento of last year's incredible summer. Renowned artist and illustrator Nicholas Garland OBE has captured the colour and spirit of the Games in a series of evocative pictures being exhibited at City Hall and due to be published in a new book.

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Ian Buchanan, Bill Mallon Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Ian Buchanan, Bill Mallon
R2,274 Discovery Miles 22 740 Out of stock

The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition--the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials--starting with the founder, Pierre de Coubertin. Two chronologies trace the history of the Olympic movement back to the Ancient Olympiad first celebrated in Greece in 776 B.C. as well as all of the modern Games up to Athens in 2004. The appendixes then provide elusive facts on the Games, the officials, the torchbearers, and the top Olympic medal winners.

Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia (Paperback, New edition): Cooper C. Graham Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia (Paperback, New edition)
Cooper C. Graham
R1,424 Discovery Miles 14 240 Out of stock

New in Paper! Leni Riefenstahl's four-hour film, Olympia, a major propaganda achievement of Nazi Germany in the 1930's, deals with the Eleventh Olympic Games that were held in Berlin in 1936. Olympia is also perhaps the best German film produced during the National Socialist period. Graham has scrutinized the history of the film and shows that it was deeply involved with the regime, both in its stages of production and in its later distribution. He also argues that the film can be regarded as a masterpiece of propaganda, and further, that virtually any work of this nature is bound to have a propaganda effect, whether intended or not. The author relates the film's subsequent history against the background of the worsening political situation in Europe. The events leading up to World War II were to have a profound effect on the future of the film. Aside from the political issues, the book describes the fascinating story of the making of an epic film. The book will be of value to film historians, sports scholars, and those interested in the history and culture of Nazi Germany. Available in paperback 2002. Cloth version previously published in 1986.

The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability (Hardcover): Ryan Gauthier The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability (Hardcover)
Ryan Gauthier
R2,843 Discovery Miles 28 430 Out of stock

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 organisation wields extraordinary power, but there is no democratic basis for its authority. This study questions the supremacy of the IOC, arguing that there is a significant accountability deficit. Investigating the conduct of the IOC from an international legal perspective, the book moves beyond a critique of the IOC to explore potential avenues for reform, means of improving democratic procedures and increasing accountability. If the Olympics are to continue to be our most celebrated sporting event, those who organise them must be answerable to the citizens that they can potentially harm as well as benefit. Full of original insights into the inner workings of the IOC, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the Olympics, sport policy, sport management, sport mega-events, and the law.

More than Just Games - Canada and the 1936 Olympics (Hardcover): Richard Menkis, Harold R. Troper More than Just Games - Canada and the 1936 Olympics (Hardcover)
Richard Menkis, Harold R. Troper
R1,604 R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Save R102 (6%) Out of stock

Held in Germany, the 1936 Olympic Games sparked international controversy. Should athletes and nations boycott the games to protest the Nazi regime? More Than Just Games is the history of Canada's involvement in the 1936 Olympics. It is the story of the Canadian Olympic officials and promoters who were convinced that national unity and pride demanded that Canadian athletes compete in the Olympics without regard for politics. It is the story of those Canadian athletes, mostly young and far more focused on sport than politics, who were eager to make family, friends, and country proud of their efforts on Canada's behalf. And, finally, it is the story of those Canadians who led an unsuccessful campaign to boycott the Olympics and deny Nazi Germany the propaganda coup of serving as an Olympic host. Written by two noted historians of Canadian Jewish history, Richard Menkis and Harold Troper, More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.

One Glorious Summer - A Photographic History of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games (Hardcover): Glenn Hannigan One Glorious Summer - A Photographic History of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games (Hardcover)
Glenn Hannigan
R605 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R64 (11%) Out of stock
Going for Wisconsin Gold - Stories of Our State Olympians (Paperback): Jessie Garcia Going for Wisconsin Gold - Stories of Our State Olympians (Paperback)
Jessie Garcia
R482 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R35 (7%) Out of stock
Proud - My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream (Standard format, CD): Ibtihaj Muhammad Proud - My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream (Standard format, CD)
Ibtihaj Muhammad; Contributions by Lori Tharps
R787 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R88 (11%) Out of stock
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 Nazi Olympics (Paperback, Illini Books ed): Richard D. Mandell The Nazi Olympics (Paperback, Illini Books ed)
Richard D. Mandell
R853 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R68 (8%) Out of stock

The Nazi Olympics is the unsurpassed expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history. Not only does it provide incisive portraits of such key figures as Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Leni Riefenstahl, Helen Stephens, Kee Chung Sohn, and Avery Brundage, it also vividly conveys the entire dazzling charade that reinforced and mobilized the hysterical patriotism of the German masses.

The Price of Gold - The Toll and Triumph of One Man's Olympic Dream (MP3 format, CD): Marty Nothstein The Price of Gold - The Toll and Triumph of One Man's Olympic Dream (MP3 format, CD)
Marty Nothstein; Read by Fleet Cooper
R237 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R58 (24%) Out of stock
The Making of a Miracle - The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team (MP3 format,... The Making of a Miracle - The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team (MP3 format, CD)
George Newbern; Mike Eruzione, Neal E Boudette, Neal Boudette
R907 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R262 (29%) Out of stock
Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies
Celeste Kiyoko Hall Paperback R473 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice - The…
Deborah Riley Draper, Blair Underwood, … Hardcover R662 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260
Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory…
Dong Jinxia, J.A. Mangan Hardcover R2,968 Discovery Miles 29 680
Sport on Trial
Jo Glanville Paperback R238 Discovery Miles 2 380
The Olympics - A Critical Reader
Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov Hardcover R3,871 Discovery Miles 38 710
Usain Bolt - Legend
The Gleaner Company [Media] Limited Hardcover R714 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380
The Track in the Forest - The Creation…
Hardcover R643 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130
Katherine Grainger - The Autobiography
Katherine Grainger Paperback  (1)
R314 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080
Berlin Games - How the Nazis Stole the…
Guy Walters Paperback R380 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580
Brave Enough
Jessie Diggins, Todd Smith Hardcover R626 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080

 

Partners