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

Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The atlas traces the emergence of sport in its modern forms, and features all established Olympic sports and sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but not included in the Olympic programme, as well as sports with their own cultural and organizational base and commercial momentum.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Version papier:
a144 p. : col. ill., col. maps
(DLC) 2010934245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Tomlinson
ISBN: 9781782686682 1782686681
OCLC Number: 855950343
Notes: Titre de l'écran titre (visionné le 16 août 2013).
Originairement publié sous le titre: The world atlas of sport.
Description: 1 online resource (1 ressource en ligne (64 éléments)) : 402 images, fichiers numériques
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.
Other Titles: World atlas of sport
Responsibility: Alan Tomlinson.

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An atlas that charts and profiles the world's major competitive sports and the profits that flow from their commercial development. It maps major sporting events, follows financial ebbs and flows,  Read more...

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