Olympic Blocs

Olympic Blocs
Bouldering in Greece, a topo guide ; [Kos, Pinovo, Rizoma, Varasova, Volos, Maronia]

by Karsten Oelze

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9783938680032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing the Olympics

Designing the Olympics
Representation, Participation, Contestation

by Jilly Traganou

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-14
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1317226364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of Olympic artifacts from their conception to their afterlife. Besides products that try to achieve consensus and induce civic pride, the "Olympic design milieu" also includes processes that oppose the Olympics and their enforcement. The book examines the graphic design program for Tokyo 1964, architecture and urban plans for Athens 2004, brand design for London 2012, and practices of subversive appropriation and sociotechnical action in counter-Olympic movements since the 1960s. It explores how the Olympics shape the physical, legal and emotional contours of a host nation and its position in the world; how the Games are contested by a broader social spectrum within and beyond the nation; and how, throughout these encounters, design plays a crucial role. Recognizing the presence of multiple actors, the book investigates the potential of design in promoting equitable political participation in the Olympic context.

Statistical Thinking in Sports

Statistical Thinking in Sports
A Book

by Jim Albert,Ruud H. Koning

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2007-07-12
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781584888697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since the first athletic events found a fan base, sports and statistics have always maintained a tight and at times mythical relationship. As a way to relay the telling of a game's drama and attest to the prodigious powers of the heroes involved, those reporting on the games tallied up the numbers that they believe best described the action and best defined the winning edge. However, they may not have always counted the right numbers. Many of our hallowed beliefs about sports statistics have long been fraught with misnomers. Whether it concerns Scottish football or American baseball, the most revered statistics often have little to do with any winning edge. Covering an international collection of sports, Statistical Thinking in Sports provides an accessible survey of current research in statistics and sports, written by experts from a variety of arenas. Rather than rely on casual observation, they apply the rigorous tools of statistics to re-examine many of those concepts that have gone from belief to fact, based mostly on the repetition of their claims. Leaving assumption behind, these researchers take on a host of tough questions- Is a tennis player only as good as his or her first serve? Is there such a thing as home field advantage? Do concerns over a decline in soccer's competitive balance have any merit? What of momentum-is its staying power any greater than yesterday's win? And what of pressure performers? Are there such creatures or ultimately, does every performer fall back to his or her established normative? Investigating a wide range of international team and individual sports, the book considers the ability to make predictions, define trends, and measure any number of influences. It is full of interesting and useful examples for those teaching introductory statistics. Although the articles are aimed at general readers, the serious researcher in sports statistics will also find the articles of value and highly useful as starting points for further research.

Mexico City's Olympic Games

Mexico City's Olympic Games
Citizenship and Nation Building, 1963-1968

by Axel Elías

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-09-25
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 3030741117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book looks at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games as a complex nation-building project. Sports mega-events have been mostly studied as homogenous government-led strategies, but more work is needed around the diverse reception and performances. The preparation period for the Olympics in Mexico and especially the year 1968 highlight the multiplicity of voices behind these exercises. Beyond the government and associated networks, the citizenry also used this mega-event to present an idea of Mexico to the world and thus reshape citizenship and nationhood. This study takes a bottom-up approach to look at the citizenry’s experiences of the 1968 Olympic Games, both the shared nationalistic values and the areas of conflict.

The Politics of the Olympic Games

The Politics of the Olympic Games
With an Epilogue, 1976 - 1980

by Richard Espy

  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 2018-07-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0520302257
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can sports and politics mix? They can and do, according to the author of this study of the Olympic Games. Richard Espy's objective is to show how the organization of the Games reflects the structure of international politics. He focuses on four basic issues concerning the Olympic system during the post–World War II period: German participation; Chinese participation; South African and Rhodesia participation; and the role of sport federations, international organizations, and business interests in the Olympics. Espy discusses the relationship between the Olympic idea of international amity through sport competition and the reality of world affairs, how television has changed governmental views and use of the Olympic Games, and whether sports can be used legitimately as a political tool. He also recommends possible changes in the organizational structure of the event—or even the Olympic ideal itself—to help the Games achieve their intended result: an atmosphere of international good will. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1979, followed by a paperback in 1981.

The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies
A Book

by H. Lenskyj,S. Wagg

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-04-11
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0230367461
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers.

Olympic Marketing

Olympic Marketing
A Book

by Alain Ferrand,Jean-Loup Chappelet,Benoit Seguin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0415587875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Olympic Games have become the definitive sports event, with an unparalleled global reach and a remarkably diverse constituency of stakeholders, from the IOC and International Federations to athletes, sponsors and fans. It has been estimated, for example, that 3.6 billion people (about half of the world population) watched at least one minute of the Beijing Games in 2008 on television. The driving force behind the rise of the modern Olympics has been the Olympic marketing programme, which has acted as a catalyst for cooperation between stakeholders and driven the promotion, financial security and stability of the Olympic movement. This book is the first to explain the principles of Olympic marketing and to demonstrate how they can be applied successfully in all other areas of sports marketing and management. The book outlines a strategic and operational framework based on three types of co-productive relationships (market, network and informal) and explains how this framework can guide professional marketing practice. Containing case studies, summaries, insight boxes and examples of best practice in every chapter, this book is important reading for all students and practitioners working in sports marketing, sports management or Olympic studies.

Diplomatic Games

Diplomatic Games
Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations Since 1945

by Heather L. Dichter,Andrew L. Johns

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2014-08-15
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0813145651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights organization, having dedicated itself to the fight for racial equality since 1909. While the group helped achieve substantial victories in the courtroom, the struggle for civil rights extended beyond gaining political support. It also required changing social attitudes. The NAACP thus worked to alter existing prejudices through the production of art that countered racist depictions of African Americans, focusing its efforts not only on changing the attitudes of the white middle class but also on encouraging racial pride and a sense of identity in the black community. Art for Equality explores an important and little-studied side of the NAACP's activism in the cultural realm. In openly supporting African American artists, writers, and musicians in their creative endeavors, the organization aimed to change the way the public viewed the black community. By overcoming stereotypes and the belief of the majority that African Americans were physically, intellectually, and morally inferior to whites, the NAACP believed it could begin to defeat racism. Illuminating important protests, from the fight against the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation to the production of anti-lynching art during the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful volume examines the successes and failures of the NAACP's cultural campaign from 1910 to the 1960s. Exploring the roles of gender and class in shaping the association's patronage of the arts, Art for Equality offers an in-depth analysis of the social and cultural climate during a time of radical change in America.

Managing High Performance Sport

Managing High Performance Sport
A Book

by Popi Sotiriadou,Veerle De Bosscher

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-01-17
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1136477233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can managers design and implement effective high performance programmes in sport? What are the key challenges in managing elite athletes, sports people and teams? This is the first book to provide a comprehensive introduction to management practice, process and policy in elite and high performance sport (HPS). Drawing on real-world case-studies of elite sport around the world, the book shows a conceptual framework for studying and analysing high performance sport and introduces the skills and techniques that managers and administrators will need to develop effective HPS programmes. The book examines the macro level factors that determine a nation’s sporting success, including political, social and cultural elements, and then moves on to unpack the specifics of elite athlete and team management at a micro level. Adopting an integrated, holistic approach throughout, the book highlights best practice in every key area of an HPS programme, including: defining performance and success organizational structure and leadership finance, funding and marketing coaching and coach development talent identification and development competition and events training and facilities scientific research and sport science support. The book features contributions from world-leading sport management academics as well as practitioners with experience of managing HPS programmes at world and Olympic level. Each chapter includes a full range of useful features, such as summaries, case-studies, review questions and guides to further reading. This is essential reading for all serious students and professionals working in sport management or high performance sport.

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History
A Book

by Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN : 0199858918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Practiced and watched by billions, sport is a global phenomenon. Sport history is a burgeoning sub-field that explores sport in all forms to help answer fundamental questions that scholars examine. This volume provides a reference for sport scholars and an accessible introduction to those who are new to the sub-field.

The Greatest Olympics

The Greatest Olympics
From Baden-Baden to Seoul

by Kim Un-yong

  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1624121403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Greatest Olympics It calls 1988 Seoul Olympics as the greatest Olympics. The author, the Former IOC Vice President Kim Un-yong in his book, calls the 24th Seoul Olympics as the greatest festival of mankind. He says Seoul Olympics put the Olympic Games on a right track, contributing to the development and democratization of Korea. He further says the Seoul Games will be recorded in history as the Games which gave desire and hope to Eastern European countries.

The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges

The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges
A Book

by David Hassan,Shakya Mitra

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1317618653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the World’s greatest sporting event, the Olympic Games has always commanded intrigue, analysis and comment in equal measure. This book looks to celebrate the significance of the Olympics, their historical impact, controversies that presently surround them and their possible future direction. It begins with a detailed, if controversial, analysis of the scale of the modern Summer Olympics and considers whether in fact the Games have simply become too big? Thereafter considerable coverage is afforded the often contentious bidding process, required of successful host cities wishing to attract the Games, and asks why some cities are successful and others are not. This book also reflects on the growing security measures that surround the Olympics and considers their full impact on the civil liberties of those impacted by them. For scholars of the Olympic movement this book represents essential reading to understand further the Olympic Games, their significance and effect, as the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro draw ever closer. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Politics of the Olympics

The Politics of the Olympics
A Survey

by Alan Bairner,Gyozo Molnar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-03-09
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1136963022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the ever increasing global significance of the Olympic Games, it has never been more topical to address the political issues that surround, influence and emanate from this quadrennial sporting mega event. In terms of the most recent evidence of the politics of the Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Games were riddled with political messages and content from the outset, and provided a global stage for protesters with numerous agendas. These included, to name but a few, proposed boycotts, potential terrorist attacks, the question of open media access, protests against China’s political practices and attempts to interrupt the ‘traditional’ torch rally. Essays in this collection focus on numerous political aspects of the Olympics from a variety of different perspectives, with a Glossary that contains a range of politically relevant entries relating to famous and infamous Olympic athletes, Olympic movement personnel and events and broader political issues and developments which have affected the modern Games. The purpose of this anthology is not to perpetuate hatred towards the concept and practices of Olympism or to regurgitate a ‘celebratory party line’. Instead, in addition to being informative, the book offers critical engagement with the Olympics by raising awareness of the movement’s political significance. Consequently, the essays in this anthology illustrate the strong but changing links between the modern Olympic Games and politics, in general, and address and discuss the key political aspects and issues with regard to the Games themselves, to national and international sport organisations and to specific countries’ attitudes to (ab)using the idea/ideal of the Olympics for their own political ends.

Power Games

Power Games
A Political History of the Olympics

by Jules Boykoff

  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2016-05-01
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 178478074X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine.

The Olympic Marathon

The Olympic Marathon
A Book

by David E. Martin,David A. Martin,Roger W. H. Gynn

  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN : 9780880119696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This history aims to capture the excitement and drama from the past century of marathon races since its inception at the 1896 Olympics in Athens. The authors offer details of how each race was run, biographical details of the top finishers and a map with descriptions of the actual course.

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

by Matthew Llewellyn,John Gleaves,Wayne Wilson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1317502469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement
A Book

by John Grasso,Bill Mallon,Jeroen Heijmans

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-05-14
  • Pages : 906
  • ISBN : 1442248602
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Olympic Movement began with the Ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Greece on the Peloponnesus peninsula at Olympia, Greece. It is not clear why the Greeks instituted this quadrennial celebration in the form of an athletic festival. The recorded history of the Ancient Olympic Games begins in 776 B.C., although it is suspected that the Games had been held for several centuries by that time. The Games were conducted as religious celebrations in honor of the god Zeus, and it is known that Olympia was a shrine to Zeus from about 1000 B.C. In modern time The Olympic Movement attempts to bring all the nations of the world together in a series of multisport festivals, the Olympic Games, seeking to use sport as a means to promote internationalism and peace. This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics, major organizations, the various sports, the participating countries, and especially the athletes. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement.

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement
A Book

by Ian Buchanan,Bill Mallon

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2005-11-15
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0810865246
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Olympic Games brings 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 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 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. But that is not all. 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. A bibliography is included to allow further research. Reviews of the Previous Edition: 'Buchanan and Mallon provide comprehensive, clearly written, and well-organized historical information about the Olympic movement. Highly recommended.' -Choice '...most useful for quick lookups and is the only one to have most information on individual athletes' -Reference Books Bulletin

United States Statutes at Large

United States Statutes at Large
A Book

by United States

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AF Press Clips

AF Press Clips
A Book

by United States Department of State. Bureau of African Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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