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The atlas of sports : who plays what, where, and why

Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 2011.
Series: The atlas of--
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the world's major competitive sports, their political uses and abuses, the profits that flow from their commercial development, and controversies such as cheating, drug use, and betting scandals. Topics include: Olympics, Gay Games, drug abuse, sports for development, media coverage, sponsorship, merchandising, spectating, gambling, tourism, and national sporting profiles.
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Genre/Form: History
Statistics
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Tomlinson
ISBN: 9780520268241 0520268245
OCLC Number: 669754032
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. International sports politics --
The Olympic Games --
The Football World Cup --
The Commonwealth Games --
Drugs in sports --
Tackling disability --
Gay Games --
Development and peace --
pt. 2. An A to Z of sports --
American football --
Baseball --
Basketball --
Boxing: amateur --
Boxing: professional --
Cricket --
Cue sports --
Cycling --
Football: international --
Football: European --
Golf: amateur --
Golf: professional --
Gymnastics and exercise --
Handball --
Hockey and ice hockey --
Horse racing --
Ice skating --
Lifestyle and extreme sports --
Marathon --
Martial arts --
Motor racing --
Multi-sports --
Rugby --
Sailing --
Skiing and snowboarding --
Swimming and diving --
Tennis --
Track and field --
Volleyball and beach volleyball --
Wrestling --
pt. 3. The economics of sports --
International federations --
Media --
Sponsorship --
Consuming sports --
Merchandising --
Gambling --
Sports tourism --
pt. 4. Country profiles --
Glossary of country names.
Series Title: The atlas of--
Responsibility: Alan Tomlinson.

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