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Beyond the Final Score - The Politics of Sport in Asia (Hardcover, New): Victor D. Cha Beyond the Final Score - The Politics of Sport in Asia (Hardcover, New)
Victor D. Cha
R2,094 R1,553 Discovery Miles 15 530 Save R541 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad?

"Beyond the Final Score" is one of the first books to look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the process of globalization. Sporting events can generate diplomatic breakthroughs (as with the results of Nixon and Mao's "ping-pong diplomacy") or breakdowns (as when an athlete defects to another country). For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril. Victor D. Cha& mdash;former director of Asian affairs for the White House& mdash;evaluates Beijing's contention with this pressure considering the intense scrutiny China already faced on issues of counterproliferation, global warming, and free trade. He begins with the theoretical arguments tying Asian sport to international affairs and follows with an explanation of athletics as they relate to identity, diplomacy, and transformation. Enhanced by Cha's remarkable facility with the history and politics of sport, "Beyond the Final Score" is the definitive examination of the significance of events& mdash;both good and bad& mdash;that took place during the BeijingOlympics.

Sports Public Relations (Paperback, New): Jacquie L'Etang Sports Public Relations (Paperback, New)
Jacquie L'Etang
R794 R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Save R49 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Recognizing and emphasizing business and sociocultural influences, this is a timely and unique examination of public relations in the sport industry. Along with providing a broad and well-researched theoretical foundation, L'Etang embeds throughout the text relevant examples and strategic applications of Sports PR in practice." - Paul M. Pedersen, Indiana University "A cleverly integrated and dynamic text, Sports Public Relations offers incisive PR guidance for navigating sport's vast industrial scale, intractable social impact, turbulent political arena, and insatiable entertainment appetite. This cutting-edge text tackles the sport mediascape with originality and poise, ensuring it will quickly become a must-read for any PR-savvy sport marketer." - Aaron Smith, RMIT University Sport is one of the world's major businesses but it is also entertainment, celebrity, fandom and social cohesion, forming a central aspect of culture and communication. Public relations is part of the process at all levels, whether handling major sponsorship and media rights deals, events, promoting stars or increasing participation. This book: Explains how PR issues arise for sport and sports business and how PR approaches and thinking may be used to solve them. Shows how and when the sports industry needs PR experts. Explores the connection between strategy and communication as they apply to sport and PR. Teaches students strategic and critical thinking essential for PR work. Sports Public Relations is an essential guide for students in PR, sport studies, sport marketing and sport communication.

Birmingham City on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover): Tim Evershed Birmingham City on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Tim Evershed
R282 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R17 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Birmingham City 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 irresistibly dippable Blues diary - with an entry for every day of the year. From its beginnings as Small Heath Alliance in 1875 right through to the modern era and golden goals at Wembley, here are all the rollercoaster highs and lows. The club won the first ever Second Division title in 1893; Blues were the first English team to compete in European competition and the first to reach a European final. Birmingham City have twice won the League Cup and twice reached the FA Cup final. Relive the day in 1963 when Blues beat Villa to win a first major trophy, remember when Darren Carter's penalty clinched promotion in Cardiff, and when Obafemi Martins shocked Arsenal to recapture the League Cup. Recall the exploits of legends such as Joe Bradford, Gil Merrick and Bob Latchford, Trevor Francis, Michael Johnson and Christophe Dugarry.

A Season to be Cheerful - Glasgow Rangers 1992/93 (Paperback): Jeff Holmes A Season to be Cheerful - Glasgow Rangers 1992/93 (Paperback)
Jeff Holmes
R371 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1992/93: It was the season to be cheerful if you were a Rangers fan. Walter Smith assembled a squad full of courage, and no shortage of skill. A combination of both qualities would see the Light Blues complete arguably the finest season in the club's long and illustrious history. The Treble of Premier League, Scottish Cup and League Cup was secured - and a 44-game unbeaten run meant Rangers ruled the roost in Scotland. But it was in the first-ever Champions League where Rangers came within a whisker of making their mark. Ten matches unbeaten - often achieved with an injury-hit side - would have been enough to make the final most other years, but Marseille, with the help of some friends, prevented Rangers enjoying their finest hour. The chief protagonists of season 1992/93, including Ian Durrant, John 'Bomber' Brown and Dave McPherson, help tell the story of a campaign that still occupies a prominent place in the minds of Rangers fans. Was 1992/93 Rangers' greatest season in living memory?

The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia (Paperback): Richard J. Shmelter The Los Angeles Dodgers Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Richard J. Shmelter
R1,835 R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Save R121 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the history of America's pastime, the Los Angeles Dodgers have risen to the summit of KLMajor League Baseball with an almost romantic aura surrounding the team. Amidst the backdrop of glitz and glamour associated with Hollywood, California, the Dodgers are one of the most treasured gems, not only on American soil, but on an international scale as well. This iconic franchise has been successful on a consist basis thanks to the talents of players and management. All those that donned Dodger blue through the team's years in Los Angeles are honored throughout this extensive scholarship. Whether a novice or aficionado, The Dodgers Encyclopedia will prove to be essential to Dodger and baseball faithful alike.

Human Resources In Sports (Hardcover): Bonnie Tiell, Kelley Walton Human Resources In Sports (Hardcover)
Bonnie Tiell, Kelley Walton
R1,347 R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Save R376 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every new print copy of Human Resources in Sports: A Managerial Approach includes access to the Navigate Companion Website. Human Resources in Sports: A Managerial Approach uses a practitioner approach to address human resource practices and trends in a fast-paced industry composed of full-time, part-time, seasonal, and volunteer labor. Drawing on the real-world sports experiences of the author and contributors, the text opens with coverage of foundational knowledge for human resource practices before delving into practical applications for staffing, supervision, and addressing selected workplace issues and industry trends. Every chapter incorporates an array of special features, including case studies, profiles, global spotlights, discussion topics, and applied activities that emphasize the fusion of human resource management and sports. An ideal fit for students enrolled in an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course, the text's rich features that lead them through a journey of both practical and applied knowledge of best practices in the industry.

Dundee FC on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover): Kenny Ross Dundee FC on This Day - History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Kenny Ross
R282 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dundee FC On This Day is a journey, in diary form, through the history of the famous Dark Blues. All the major events are covered in detail to give the reader a feel for the ups and downs experienced by The Dee since its formation in 1893. With individual entries for every day, the book includes all the club's big matches - from the joy of title wins and cup runs to the pain of relegations and administrations. Dundee FC has enjoyed a long, rich history and the book records the five major trophy wins, the runs to two European semi-finals, the Dee-Fiant season, the promotions, significant events, sensational signings and memorable derby wins over Dundee United. The Scottish League championship win in 1962 and the Scottish and League Cup victories are countered by the turmoil of relegations, missed promotions and the two administration periods which almost saw the Dens Park doors closed for good. Being a Dundee fan is a rollercoaster journey, and Dundee FC On This Day perfectly captures the thrill of the ride.

The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management (Hardcover): Russell Hoye, Milena M Parent The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management (Hardcover)
Russell Hoye, Milena M Parent
R3,659 R3,269 Discovery Miles 32 690 Save R390 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe.

The European Football Championship - Mega-Event and Vanity Fair (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Basak Alpan, Alexandra Schwell,... The European Football Championship - Mega-Event and Vanity Fair (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Basak Alpan, Alexandra Schwell, Albrecht Sonntag
R2,305 Discovery Miles 23 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The UEFA European football championship was the first European mega-event to take place in post-socialist Europe. Taking this as a departure point, this volume focuses on football as a realm of constructing and negotiating identities using rich ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth media analysis.

41 Shades of Grey 2016-17 - The Tweet Life of Stoke City (Paperback): David Lee 41 Shades of Grey 2016-17 - The Tweet Life of Stoke City (Paperback)
David Lee
R368 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R47 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Journey of the Olympic Flame - Igniting the Olympic Spirit (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Gayle Bodin Petty Journey of the Olympic Flame - Igniting the Olympic Spirit (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Gayle Bodin Petty
R528 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R175 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sixty years ago the Olympic flame was ignited for the first time in the sacred grove of Olympia and carried to the opening of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The significance of the Olympic flame has continued to grow ever since as it travels around the world, visiting different cultures and countries bringing with it the hope for peace and the aim for international understanding.

The Journey of the Olympic Flame celebrates the history and legacy of this time-honored Olympic tradition. This unique book honors the history of the Olympic flame's many journeys as well as the inspirational stories that carried it. It will connect the audience more closely to the Olympic Games, its athletic heroes, the spirit, and the Olympic ideals. This inspiring publication has wide appeal and will be the most complete history done on the Olympic Flame.

Not Out First Ball (Hardcover): Roger Morgan-Grenville, Richard Perkins Not Out First Ball (Hardcover)
Roger Morgan-Grenville, Richard Perkins 1
R287 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R62 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

David Gower in his Foreword writes "This is a joyful book. A relentlessly good read and not just for cricket lovers either. Everybody should read it." Not everyone can be a true sporting hero. Most of us lost out in life's sporting lottery, and we have to find whatever virtue we can in effort and incompetence. Not Out First Ball is a laugh-out-loud manifesto for anyone who has ever silently sobbed at the sight of their off stump cartwheeling off into the distance, or thrown their bat in disgust onto an autumn bonfire. "To field idly at long off in the evening sunshine is to peep back over the wall to when things moved slower, cost less and didn't always need to signify something. At a time of digital abundance, the whole glorious point of cricket is that so much of it is utterly pointless." Roger Morgan-Grenville and Richard Perkins have written a book that is not only funny but also immensely insightful and profound. All cricketers (and maybe even their wives) will identify with the authors' experiences and those of their teammates. Long listed for the MCC Book of the Year 2012.

Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 - Perspectives on Participation and Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Luke J. Harris Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 - Perspectives on Participation and Identity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Luke J. Harris
R2,400 Discovery Miles 24 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Britain and the Olympic Games, 1908-1920 focuses upon the presentation and descriptions of identity that are presented through the depictions of the Olympics in the national press. This book breaks Britain down into its four nations and presents the debates that were present within their national press.

The London Olympics of 2012 - Politics, Promises and Legacy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Stephen Wagg The London Olympics of 2012 - Politics, Promises and Legacy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Stephen Wagg
R2,729 Discovery Miles 27 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won, and who lost out, in this important event as well as exploring its media coverage and legacy.

Simply the Best - The Inside Story of How Wigan Became Rugby League's Greatest Cup Team and Won Eight in a Row... Simply the Best - The Inside Story of How Wigan Became Rugby League's Greatest Cup Team and Won Eight in a Row (Paperback)
Frank Malley
R367 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Simply The Best is the fascinating inside story of eight heady seasons when Wigan RLFC were undisputed kings of rugby league, going 43 consecutive Challenge Cup matches undefeated and winning a record eight Challenge Cup trophies in a row at Wembley. The secrets behind the signings of Martin Offiah, Frano Botica and Joe Lydon. The enigma that is Ellery Hanley. The emergence of rugby phenomenon Jason Robinson. The wit of master playmaker Andy Gregory. All are revealed, along with the fun, the egos, the fall-outs, the spectacular tries, the drinking, the sacking of head coach John Dorahy, the magic of John Monie and the local legend who is Shaun Edwards: the only man to play in all 43 of those cup games and whose feisty spirit personified a team of charisma and panache. Edwards lifted the first and last of those trophies as captain before the greatest rugby league cup run in history was derailed by a swirl of complacency and revenge. At its heart, Simply The Best is a story of hard men and extraordinary achievement.

Red Eye - A Manchester United Fan's Distorted View of the World (Paperback): David Blatt Red Eye - A Manchester United Fan's Distorted View of the World (Paperback)
David Blatt
R287 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R95 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For any normal individual, a round the world trip of a lifetime would mean abandoning all thoughts of everyday life and embracing a jetset lifestyle. Not so David Blatt. While his long-suffering wife Helene embarked upon a 90,000 mile global odyssey with thoughts of ticking-off as many of the world's wonders as possible, David felt the magnetic pull of the other love of his life, Manchester United, and the prospect of a whole year without watching Eric's Disciples on Earth. As David proves in "The Red Eye", it is now possible to watch the world's most famous club from almost any part of the globe, with the honourable exception of the Galapagos Islands. From India to Brazil via most points in between, he catches The Reds on dodgy internet streams, at the back of beachside cafes, in restaurants, Aussie pubs and overcrowded hostel reception areas, while Helene plans the next day's breathtaking trip to the likes of the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu. What emerges is a sharply humorous and insightful account of a trip across four continents with the protagonists often at odds over the purpose of the day: Magnificent Utopia or Manchester United...No contest!

Skiing (Paperback, illustrated edition): United States Olympic Committee Skiing (Paperback, illustrated edition)
United States Olympic Committee
R83 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R6 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title is suitable for children of ages 4 to 8 years. Keep the Olympic spirit alive! Children can learn all about the Winter Olympic Sports and catch the spirit with these highly motivational and fun-to-read Easy Olympic Sports Readers. These colourful and exciting books represent six of the most popular winter sports: Sledding, Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding. With such enticing subjects, beginning readers will visit their favourite sports often while learning how to read.

Speed Skating (Paperback): United States Olympic Committee Speed Skating (Paperback)
United States Olympic Committee
R83 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R6 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title is suitable for children of ages 4 to 8 years. Keep the Olympic spirit alive! Children can learn all about the Winter Olympic Sports and catch the spirit with these highly motivational and fun-to-read Easy Olympic Sports Readers. These colourful and exciting books represent six of the most popular winter sports: Sledding, Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding. With such enticing subjects, beginning readers will visit their favourite sports often while learning how to read.

Conquests of 1966 of Alf and Gary - England'S Sport Finally Triumphs (Paperback): Brian Scovell Conquests of 1966 of Alf and Gary - England'S Sport Finally Triumphs (Paperback)
Brian Scovell
R472 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R103 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many books have been written about the 1966 World Cup but this one is different. Brian Scovell was the only national newspaper sports writer-for the 'Daily Sketch'-to report on both the World Cup and the England v West Indies series dominated by Gary Sobers. He had full access to the heroes like Bobby Charlton, who was nearly run over on the day of the Final, Bobby Moore, who was sacked by West Ham just before the event and reinstated, Eusebio, Alf Ramsey, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Brian Close, Ken Barrington, Wes Hall and all the leading figures. He contrasts these stirring and sportsmanlike happenings against what is occurring now-greed and corruption in football and the absence of genuine heroes in cricket. His 'on the spot reports' from his cuttings and the book he wrote on the Test series at the time, 'Everything that's cricket,' brings to life the action which captivated the nation. This is his 27th book and four of them have been short listed by the British Sports Books Award. After the 'Sketch' was merged with the 'Daily Mail' in 1971, he completed forty years with Associated Newspapers before retiring to write books.

The (Peculiar) Economics of NCAA Basketball (Hardcover): Todd A. McFall The (Peculiar) Economics of NCAA Basketball (Hardcover)
Todd A. McFall
R2,425 Discovery Miles 24 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The economics of the NCAA Division I men's basketball league are peculiar because it fails to hire the best college-aged players and does little to enhance competitive balance within the league. The league's policy decisions and its ability to remain economically viable, despite its short-sighted governance decisions, are discussed.

A Love for the Lane (Paperback): Chris Slegg A Love for the Lane (Paperback)
Chris Slegg
R411 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
L2012 Greatest British Olympians (Hardcover): Neil Wilson L2012 Greatest British Olympians (Hardcover)
Neil Wilson 1
R508 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R166 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After their fantastic achievements in Beijing 2008, the spotlight will again shine brightly on Team GB when the Games come to London in 2012. What better time to celebrate more than 50 of the best-ever British Olympic athletes. Across a broad spectrum of events, from athletics to rowing and boxing to swimming, Team GB has produced some of the biggest stars in Olympic history. "The Greatest British Olympians" is a lavishly illustrated celebration of each of those glorious names, both past and present, who took their sports to new levels of excitement and achievement. Who could forget Sir Steve Redgrave's five consecutive gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy's domination of the velodrome or Seb Coe battling with Steve Ovett? Each athlete's biography has been painstakingly researched and is complemented by photographs that capture each one in action. Six fascinating feature spreads help set the scene for these remarkable athletes' most noteworthy achievements.

Glasgow Rangers: The Journey - Mission Accomplished (Hardcover): Willie Vass Glasgow Rangers: The Journey - Mission Accomplished (Hardcover)
Willie Vass
R598 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R56 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Brechin to Barton, Joey, Glasgow Rangers: The Journey (Mission Accomplished) tells the incredible story - in words and stunning colour pictures - of a record-breaking club's demise and rise. Financial woes, serious mismanagement and a string of embarrassing on-field displays had supporters wondering just how their club had ended up in such a mess. Demoted to the bottom tier of Scottish football by a seemingly uncaring legislative body and blood-seeking rival clubs, Rangers had to clamber up from the depths of the game, but far from being left to do it alone, they were backed by the most incredible supporters Scottish football has ever witnessed. While those clubs who voted to demote the Gers could only dream of 'sell-out Saturdays' Rangers regularly posted the highest attendances in the country - and beyond. The indomitable spirit of a club under siege eventually won the day, and thanks to the sterling efforts of many groups and individuals, ensuring Rangers will be here for future generations to support and cherish.From that first Ramsdens Cup match against Brechin City, to the signing of talented midfielder Joey Barton, this book captures perfectly 'the journey' to hell and back. Many slogans, both positive and negative, emerged during Rangers' four-year hiatus, but only one really matters, and stood the test of time. Rangers Then, Rangers Now, Rangers Forever...

Rugby Town - The Sporting History of D4 (Paperback): Kurt Kullmann Rugby Town - The Sporting History of D4 (Paperback)
Kurt Kullmann
R505 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R110 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dublin 4, probably best-known in sporting terms as the spiritual home of Leinster Rugby, has one of the highest densities of diverse sports clubs in all of Ireland. In this new work from Kurt Kullmann, a founding member of the Donnybrook, Ballsbridge and Sandymount Historical Society, the author explores the history of these clubs, creating a picture of the kaleidoscopic nature of Dublin's sporting culture.

Ayresome Park Memories (Paperback, Anniversary edition): John Wilson, Eric Paylor Ayresome Park Memories (Paperback, Anniversary edition)
John Wilson, Eric Paylor
R443 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R256 (58%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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