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Bath the Enigma - The History of Bath Rugby Club (Paperback): Harry Barstow Bath the Enigma - The History of Bath Rugby Club (Paperback)
Harry Barstow
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Routledge Handbook of Festivals (Hardcover): Judith Mair The Routledge Handbook of Festivals (Hardcover)
Judith Mair
R4,867 Discovery Miles 48 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent times, festivals around the world have grown in number due to the increased recognition of their importance for tourism, branding and economic development. Festivals hold multifaceted roles in society and can be staged to bring positive economic impact, for the competitive advantage they lend a destination or to address social objectives. Studies on festivals have appeared in a wide range of disciplines, and consequently, much of the research available is highly fragmented. This handbook brings this knowledge together in one volume, offering a comprehensive evaluation of the most current research, debates and controversies surrounding festivals. It is divided into nine sections that cover a wide range of theories, concepts and contexts, such as sustainability, festival marketing and management, the strategic use of festivals and their future. Featuring a variety of disciplinary, cultural and national perspectives from an international team of authors, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers of event management and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, geography, marketing, management, psychology and economics.

Activism and the Olympics - Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Paperback): Jules Boykoff Activism and the Olympics - Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Paperback)
Jules Boykoff
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger cultural, social and historical processes, argues Jules Boykoff, an academic social scientist and a former Olympic athlete. In Activism and the Olympics, Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era. After presenting a brief history of Olympic activism, he turns his attention to on-the-ground activism through the lens of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here we see how anti-Olympic activists deploy a range of approaches to challenge the Olympic machine, from direct action and the seizure of public space to humour-based and online tactics. Drawing on primary evidence from myriad personal interviews with activists, journalists, civil libertarians and Olympics organisers, Boykoff angles in on the Games from numerous vantages and viewpoints. Although modern Olympic authorities have strived - even through the Cold War era - to appear apolitical, Boykoff notes, the Games have always been the site of hotly contested political actions and competing interests. During the last thirty years, as the Olympics became an economic juggernaut, they also generated numerous reactions from groups that have sought to challenge the event's triumphalism and pageantry. The 21st century has seen an increased level of activism across the world, from the Occupy Movement in the United States to the Arab Spring in the Middle East. What does this spike in dissent mean for Olympic activists as they prepare for Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Games and Rio de Janeiro, where the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place?

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Rise and Fall of Pontypool RFC (Paperback): Nicholas Bishop, Alun Carter The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Rise and Fall of Pontypool RFC (Paperback)
Nicholas Bishop, Alun Carter 1
R358 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R66 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What made Pontypool such a great seam of talent for the Welsh national team? Why were they hated and feared in equal measure by other clubs in Wales and across the Severn? What made Ray Prosser a coach ahead of his time? In this engrossing book, Alun Carter and Nick Bishop recount the dramatic story of the rise and fall of one of the great enigmas of Welsh club rugby: Pontypool RFC. They chart the glories and violence of the amateur era in the 1970s and '80s before the club entered a period of steady decline in the age of professionalism, reaching the point of bankruptcy after a crippling legal battle with the Welsh RU. It is a symbolic tale of the disintegration of the social fabric that held a once-great club together, both on and off the playing field - often irresistibly funny, eventually tragic, but always larger than life.

University of Michigan - Where Have You Gone? Gene Derricotte, Garvie Craw, Jake Sweeney, and Other Wolverine Greats... University of Michigan - Where Have You Gone? Gene Derricotte, Garvie Craw, Jake Sweeney, and Other Wolverine Greats (Hardcover)
Alan Goldenbach
R477 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R35 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The Team, The Team, The Team" has for decades been one of the University of Michigan's best-known mantras. No one player, not even someone worthy of the Heisman, is considered greater than anyone else. With a history that starts with the likes of Tom Harmon, Desmond Howard, and Charles Woodson, it is no wonder the Wolverines are one of the most legendary forces in college football. But what happens when the uniform comes off and the pads get put away? Now fans of this legendary team will get the chance to catch up with the players they rooted for on the gridiron. "University of Michigan: Where Have You Gone? "offers a post-college look at over forty of the players who helped build the Wolverine legacy. Some had a singular moment that would forever define their careers. Others played an exceptional game, in many cases against the Wolverines' biggest rivals. Still others are remembered for a marvelous season. All of them helped Michigan become, as the words to the school's fight song suggest, "The leaders and best" and "the champions of the West."

Hearts on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover): Hearts on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
R282 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hearts On This Day revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the club's distinguished history, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistible Jambos diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From the club's humble, romantic origins in Edinburgh's Old Town, to coming within a hair's breadth of extinction at the hands of a Russian megalomaniac, to ultimate redemption in a record-toppling Championship campaign. Hearts fans have experienced each and every gamut of emotion in the club's 140-year history. The team were the first in Britain to sign up en masse for the Great War. While cup wins, a never-bettered 132-goal title-winning campaign, memorable European nights against such luminaries as Locomotive Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Austria Vienna, Bordeaux and Basle all feature alongside a raft of Tynecastle legends.

Slaying the Badger - LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Paperback): Richard Moore Slaying the Badger - LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Paperback)
Richard Moore 1
R283 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year. Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond. The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying the Badger relives the adrenaline and agony as LeMond battles to become the first American to win the Tour, with the Badger relentlessly on the attack. Includes brand new material for the paperback.

Amazing Tales from the Chicago Cubs Dugout - A Collection of the Greatest Cubs Stories Ever Told (Hardcover): Bob Logan, Pete... Amazing Tales from the Chicago Cubs Dugout - A Collection of the Greatest Cubs Stories Ever Told (Hardcover)
Bob Logan, Pete Cava
R599 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Amazing Stories From the Cubs Dugout" is crammed with stories, quotes, and anecdotes about the greatest Cubs players of past and present. The story of the Cubs is part legend, part pathos; heroic and, on occasion, hilarious. Enjoy the heartbreak and joy of unforgettable afternoons at Wrigley Field. Without a doubt " Amazing Stories From the Cubs Dugout" is a must for any Chicago Cubs fan.

Winging It (Paperback, Ed): Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya, Robert M. Kamins Winging It (Paperback, Ed)
Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya, Robert M. Kamins
R605 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America's Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in "Winging It: Oracle Team USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend The America's Cup." Written by three veteran sailing journalists, "Winging It" provides an insider's look at the professional sailing business and the America's Cup, from how the 72-foot cats became the boat of choice -- one early requirement: They had to be able to be disassembled and transported in standard shipping containers -- to the design modifications Oracle made in the later stages of the series to bounce back from an 8:1 deficit and retain the Cup (not much besides some minor tinkering with the rudder)."
-"Forbes"

"Whether you are a casual fan or a die-hard America's Cup follower, you're likely to enjoy "Winging It." The three authors-all accredited journalists who spent many, many hours in the America's Cup Media Center-will take you from the origins of the America's Cup in 1851 all the way through Oracle Team USA's incredible comeback in San Francisco in September 2013."
-CupExperience.com

""Winging It" holds a place on my bookshelf that is within easy reach. It has become the go-to book on the 34th America's Cup as a means of quickly checking a fact, or time sequence or some aspect of the Cup that has become a little fuzzy even after this short passage of time. It should have a place in everyone's laptop kitbag, either as a quick read in a spare moment, or as a serious reference."
-Sail-World.com

A miracle on the water

Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the America's Cup in awe as the ORACLE TEAM USA trailing one point to New Zealand's eight, was first to the finish line in eight consecutive races. This miracle triumph left many wondering "How did they do it?"

The answers come together in "Winging It," with insights from naval architects and builders on their radical boat designs, the consequences of racing these untested boats, and explanations of how the foils and wingsails--rarely seen on boats before--work. The book explores the impact of events that led up to the Cup, including how a sudden capsize threw the entire event into doubt before the 2013 America's Cup ultimately delivered an epic finale. Top sailors share their stories, including the victorious Jimmy Spithill on USA 17 and the shockingly defeated ETNZ skipper Dean Barker.

This is the story of an historic win that goes beyond the emotions of the day to explain how the many months of innovation, research, trials, and failures helped secure the Cup in the final race on September 25.

The Sports Playbook - Building Teams that Outperform, Year after Year (Paperback): Joshua A. Gordon, Gary T Furlong, Ken... The Sports Playbook - Building Teams that Outperform, Year after Year (Paperback)
Joshua A. Gordon, Gary T Furlong, Ken Pendleton
R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do so many sports teams have losing records, year after year? Why do others win big, but only every 20 or 30 years? And why is it that so few teams enjoy sustained, continual success? This book gives the answer. Providing a blueprint or "playbook" for success in sports at every level, it lays out a clear step-by-step plan for building a team culture that will lead to winning consistently. With each step, the book introduces real-world tools that can be easily implemented by every sports organization and coach to achieve success, including team charters, individual athlete plans, player accountability systems, and team communication strategies. It offers expert advice and practical guidance on key areas, such as aligning individuals with a clear team plan, resolving conflicts proactively, and learning from every game and every season to develop a smarter and more consistent culture of success. The Sports Playbook: Building Teams that Outperform, Year after Year will help every team fulfil its true potential through leadership, focus, and performance. It is essential reading for coaches, sport management professionals, and leaders of every kind of team, inside and outside of sports.

The Dirtiest Race in History - Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final (Paperback): Richard Moore The Dirtiest Race in History - Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final (Paperback)
Richard Moore 1
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since. Ben Johnson's world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, Lewis was awarded the gold medal, Linford Christie the silver and Calvin Smith the bronze. More than two decades on, the story still hadn't ended. In 1999 Lewis was named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, and Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Yet his reputation was damaged by revelations that he too used performance-enhancing drugs, and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Christie also tested positive in Seoul but his explanation, that the banned substance had been in ginseng tea, was accepted. Smith, now a lecturer in English literature at a Florida university, was the only athlete in the top five whose reputation remains unblemished - the others all tested positive at some stage in their careers. Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson's positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism.

Bridging Two Dynasties - The 1947 New York Yankees (Paperback, 0th edition): Society for American Baseball Research Bridging Two Dynasties - The 1947 New York Yankees (Paperback, 0th edition)
Society for American Baseball Research; Edited by Lyle Spatz
R655 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R130 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Of all the New York Yankees championship teams, the 1947 club seemed the least likely. Bridging the gap between the dynasties of Joe McCarthy and Casey Stengel, the team, managed by Bucky Harris, was coming off three non-pennant-winning seasons and given little chance to unseat the defending American League champion Boston Red Sox. And yet, led by Joe DiMaggio, this un-Yankees-like squad of rookies, retreads, and a few solid veterans easily won the pennant over the Detroit Tigers and the heavily favoured Red Sox, along the way compiling an American League-record nineteen-game winning streak. They then went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in a dramatic seven-game World Series that was the first to be televised and the first to feature an African American player. Bridging Two Dynasties commemorates this historic club - the players, on the field and off, and the events surrounding their remarkable season. Along with player biographies, including those of future Hall of Famers DiMaggio, Bucky Harris, Yogi Berra, and Phil Rizzuto, the book features a seasonal timeline and covers pertinent topics such as the winning streak, the Yankees' involvement in Leo Durocher's suspension, and the thrilling World Series.

Sir Matt Busby - The Man Who Made a Football Club (Paperback): Patrick Barclay Sir Matt Busby - The Man Who Made a Football Club (Paperback)
Patrick Barclay 1
R364 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Man Who Made A Football Club Sir Matt Busby, who took Manchester United to unprecedented glory before seeing the club through profound tragedy, created the global entity that spreads from Old Trafford today. A player with Manchester City and Liverpool before the Second World War, Busby remained at the forefront of football through four decades and made an extraordinary contribution to the game in terms of both style and substance. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay looks back at Busby's phenomenal life and career, including the rise of the Busby Babes in the 1950s, the Munich disaster that claimed 23 lives and the Wembley victory ten years on that made United the first English team to win the European Cup. Denis Law, Pat Crerand and such other members of that great side as Alex Stepney, David Sadler and John Aston are among the host of voices testifying to the qualities that set Sir Matt apart. This is the story of one of the greatest figures in football history, and of the making of a legacy that will last for ever.

Rockne and Jones - Notre Dame, USC, and the Greatest Rivalry of the Roaring Twenties (Paperback): Thomas Rupp Rockne and Jones - Notre Dame, USC, and the Greatest Rivalry of the Roaring Twenties (Paperback)
Thomas Rupp
R815 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R87 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Notre Dame's rallying cry was once "Win one for the Gipper." e football series with Army that spawned that memorable slogan has long since faded into history, but every year the Irish continue to face another storied rival to test their mettle. e annual tradition of Notre Dame versus USC lives on. Rockne and Jones tells the story of how the battle with the Trojans began at the height of the turbulent years after WWI that changed the world forever. The Roaring Twenties are remembered as a bygone era of mobsters, flappers, speakeasies, and romantic silent movie stars. It was also the golden age of sports, when stars like Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and a horse named Man o' War dominated the headlines. Football fans went crazy for the college game at a time when the NFL was in its infancy. No star shined brighter in those days than Knute Rockne, the legendary coach at Notre Dame. Every great champion needs a foil, and Rockne's was a coach named Howard Harding Jones. USC's Jones was Rockne's opposite in every way. Jones was quiet where Rockne was glib and outspoken, private where Rockne was a man about town, but the two men shared a passion for football that led them on a collision course. The result was the greatest football rivalry of the age-Notre Dame versus USC. The lives of these two coaches, their triumphs and tragedies, and the whole story of how the Irish and the Trojans came to be the greatest intersectional foes in all of college football is retold in exhaustive detail for the first time. The story sprawls from the fjords of Norway to the playing fields of America, from clashes with the Ku Klux Klan on the streets of South Bend and the gang wars of Chicago to the glamour of Hollywood. Those wild days of Rockne's Ramblers and Jones's Thundering Herd live again on the pages of Rockne and Jones.

Glory in Gothenburg - The Night Aberdeen FC Turned the Footballing World on Its Head (Paperback): Richard Gordon Glory in Gothenburg - The Night Aberdeen FC Turned the Footballing World on Its Head (Paperback)
Richard Gordon
R232 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On a rainy night in Gothenburg in May 1983 twelve young Scotsmen turned the footballing world on its head. Against all the odds, those players took on the might of Spanish giants Real Madrid, and beat them convincingly. Aberdeen were winners of the European Cup Winners Cup. The manager, Alex Ferguson, would go on to become one of the greats, his team Pittodrie legends. The tale of that season, the remarkable triumph in the Ullevi Stadium and of the men who made it possible has never fully been told - until now. "Glory In Gothenburg" goes behind the scenes, deep into the inner sanctum, and through a series of in-depth interviews with all the main characters reveals what made that side and those players so special and what drove them on to achieve unparalleled success. Thirty years later, the story remains one of the most astonishing in the history of Scottish football.

Football's Last Iron Men - 1934, Yale vs. Princeton, and One Stunning Upset (Paperback): Norman L Macht Football's Last Iron Men - 1934, Yale vs. Princeton, and One Stunning Upset (Paperback)
Norman L Macht
R346 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In November 1934, the Princeton football team--unbeaten in its last fifteen games--faced the 3-3 Yale Bulldogs, who gave new meaning to the term "underdogs." As much a thrilling play-by-play account of college football at its finest as it is a fascinating work of sports history, this book chronicles the season that brought Princeton and Yale together in a game like no other since. "Football's Last Iron Men" follows the teams from the hiring of future Hall of Fame coaches Fritz Crisler and Greasy Neale through spring practice to their annual clash on November 17. The Yale Elis, it seemed, had no chance. How those eleven players--who never left the game--stunned Princeton 7-0 is a chapter in football history. It was an era of 165-pound linemen, quarterbacks who called their own plays, and student athletes who earned no special treatment. But the story of Yale's Iron Men is also part of a larger history, for it took place during the Great Depression, when millions of struggling Americans found hope in the courage and grit of the team who wouldn't quit.

The Oval - Souvenir Guidebook (Paperback): The Oval - Souvenir Guidebook (Paperback)
R280 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Oval is one of the world's great cricket grounds. It was here in south London in 1882 that the legend of the Ashes was born, and many of the game's most memorable events have taken place here, including Don Bradman's duck in his final innings and Kevin Pietersen's coruscating 158 that sealed England's 2005 Ashes win. Home to Surrey County Cricket Club since it opened in 1845, the Oval also staged England's first international football match and the first FA Cup Final, and has hosted everything from American football to rock concerts. This official guidebook provides a fascinating introduction to the Oval, covering its history, architecture and the people who have made it what it is today, from ground staff to sporting heroes. It is illustrated throughout, with images ranging from archival photography of the ground's earliest days to the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final.

Glory in Gothenburg - The Night Aberdeen FC Turned the Footballing World on Its Head (Hardcover): Richard Gordon Glory in Gothenburg - The Night Aberdeen FC Turned the Footballing World on Its Head (Hardcover)
Richard Gordon
R435 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R87 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On a rainy night in Gothenburg in May 1983 twelve young Scotsmen turned the footballing world on its head. Against all the odds, those players took on the might of Spanish giants Real Madrid, and beat them convincingly. Aberdeen were winners of the European Cup Winners Cup. The manager, Alex Ferguson, would go on to become one of the greats, his team Pittodrie legends. The tale of that season, the remarkable triumph in the Ullevi Stadium and of the men who made it possible has never fully been told - until now. "Glory In Gothenburg" goes behind the scenes, deep into the inner sanctum, and through a series of in-depth interviews with all the main characters reveals what made that side and those players so special and what drove them on to achieve unparalleled success. Thirty years later, the story remains one of the most astonishing in the history of Scottish football.

Fighting for Hakeem (Paperback): Craig Foster, Alex Engel-Mallon Fighting for Hakeem (Paperback)
Craig Foster, Alex Engel-Mallon
R547 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Football is the world game. It unites. At a grassroots level it creates communities and, in 2019, those communities helped save the life of one of its own. In 2012, Hakeem al-Araibi was a promising young player on Bahrain's national football team when he was arrested for attacking a police station during the Arab Spring, despite television footage showing him playing soccer at the time of the alleged attack. After three months of torture and wrongful imprisonment, Hakeem was released. He fled the country and made his way to Australia, where he was granted refugee status. Hakeem made a life here and was playing for the suburban Pascoe Vale Football Club, in Melbourne. He thought he was safe. But, in November 2018, on a holiday to Thailand with his wife, Hakeem was again arrested. The Bahraini government wanted to extradite him to face a ten-year jail sentence, or worse. What happened next shows the best of what soccer can do, and the worst the governing body of FIFA brings. If it wasn't for the Australian soccer community and former Socceroo Craig Foster, Hakeem may never have been freed. This powerful memoir reveals how a local soccer legend fought tirelessly to help bring home a man he'd never met. From Pascoe Vale to Switzerland, Canberra to Thailand, Foster raised his voice and tens of thousands of Australians were galvanised to #FreeHakeem. Foster lobbied FIFA and the United Nations and worked with human rights organisations worldwide to enable Hakeem's safe return to his wife in Australia. Despite being from different backgrounds, religions and generations, Craig Foster and Hakeem al-Araibi are united forever through their love of the world game and their fight for freedom.

Hot Hand - The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks (Hardcover): Kristian Gustafson Hot Hand - The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks (Hardcover)
Kristian Gustafson
R454 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R104 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Upon witnessing a series of outstanding (or awful) performances, a sports fan or announcer may wonder, What are the odds of that happening? In fact, statisticians have shown that, for the most part, athletic streaks occur about as often as would be expected by random chance. If one flips a coin a thousand times, many streaks of consecutive heads (or tails) will occur along the way. This counterintuitive finding implies that the notion of momentum in sports is greatly overstated.After a brief initial foundation on the study of streaks and relevant methods of statistical analysis, Alan Reifman focuses on actual sports streaks, from the famous Joe DiMaggio getting at least one hit in fifty-six consecutive games in 1941 and the Los Angeles Lakers winning thirty-three straight games in the 1971 72 season to the less well-known, such as the University of Dayton men s basketball team going 0-for-24 on three-point shot attempts in a 2008 game. Reifman also examines psychological and physiological mechanisms in sports performance, as well as the implications of those mechanisms for coaching and sport psychology practice. Thought-provoking for stats freaks and regular fans alike, "Hot Hand" illuminates one of the most fascinating and little-understood phenomena in sports.

PyeongChang 2018 - The Olympic Games Through the Photographer's Lens/Les jeux Olympiques a travers l'objectif du... PyeongChang 2018 - The Olympic Games Through the Photographer's Lens/Les jeux Olympiques a travers l'objectif du photographe (French, English, Paperback)
David Burnett, Jason Evans, John Huet, Mine Kasapoglu
R304 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R63 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Olympic Games produce an untold number of breathtaking images: athletes at work and rest, events from ski-jumping and bobsleighing, sporting facilities, venues from rugged mountains to indoor ice-rinks, and unique moments that allow the viewer to share the passion of the Olympic Games. This fourth volume in a series celebrating the Olympic Games presents stunning photographs from the Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018. Photographers John Huet, David Burnett, Jason Evans and Mine Kasapoglu Puhrer were granted access to the training zones and accompanied the athletes as they prepared for their events before the arrival of the crowds. These unconventional images show the intensity of training and the mental state of the Olympians. The photos are accompanied by detailed commentaries by the photographers, describing the thought and planning behind the images, and the exact moment when the images were captured. Bilingual edition (English and French).

Who's Who of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Hardcover): Paul Dyson Who's Who of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Hardcover)
Paul Dyson
R585 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R113 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Alfred Ackroyd to Yuvraj Singh, from Isaac Hodgson in 1863 to Kraigg Brathwaite in 2017, this volume features profiles of all those 670 men who have represented The Yorkshire CCC by playing for its first eleven in first-class cricket, limited-overs matches or Twenty20 games as well as the 59 who played for 'Yorkshire' prior to the official Club's formation. Whether they played in an amazing total of 883 matches, as Wilfred Rhodes did, or whether they wore the county colours just once - and this, surprisingly, applies to 115 players - each and every one of them has their own place in the county's history and the contents within. Produced in quality hardback and featuring over 250 illustrations - this is a must read for fans of YCCC

Personnel Economics in Sports (Hardcover): Neil Longley Personnel Economics in Sports (Hardcover)
Neil Longley
R2,506 Discovery Miles 25 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines personnel economics within the context of the professional sport industry. Sport is an effective industry in which to empirically test theories of personnel economics, primarily because the employer-employee relationship in sport is much more visible and transparent than in almost any other industry. Researchers benefit from having data on a host of variables pertaining to individual employees (players), such as their age, race, national origin, and experience. Researchers also have data on each employee's performance, on their salary, and on who their co-workers (teammates) and managers (coaches) are. The chapters are organized around the core functional areas of personnel economics and cover all aspects of the employment relationship in sport - from recruiting and selection, to pay and performance, to work team design. Each chapter contains a thorough literature review that provides the reader with a sense of the breadth and depth of the work being done in the area, and with a sense as to how the literature can move forward, both in a sport and non-sport context. The book is suitable for an advanced undergraduate course right through to a postgraduate field-course in both management and economics. Academic researchers in the fields of sports economics, personnel economics, human resource management, strategic management and sport management will also find the book of interest.

Schoolyard Olympics - Vol. 1 -- Johnny's Big Race (Paperback): Fred Hordge, Johnny Hordge Schoolyard Olympics - Vol. 1 -- Johnny's Big Race (Paperback)
Fred Hordge, Johnny Hordge
R718 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R69 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
100 Great GAA Moments (Paperback): John Scally 100 Great GAA Moments (Paperback)
John Scally
R264 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In its long and rich history the GAA has provided many great moments. This book is a celebration of one hundred of the best of them: the Thunder and Lightning Final; the Polo Grounds Final; Seamus Darby's goal in 1982; the epic clashes between Dublin and Meath in 1991; Leitrim's Connacht title in 1994; Clare ending 81 years in the wilderness; Wexford becoming home to `the Riverdance of Sport' and the GAA opening up Croke Park to other sports. These moments and many more are featured in these pages. Every county is included. Based on exclusive interviews as seen through the eyes of the key personalities who shaped them, it goes behind the scenes and offers unique eyewitness accounts of the dramas on and off the pitch that captivated, enthralled and occasionally infuriated the nation. New light is shed on old controversies, fresh insights into the players and personalities that linger long in the memory are provided, and the epic contests that turned the national games into the national soap opera are recounted by the men and women who were there in the heat of the battles.

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