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Inside the Olympic industry : power, politics, and activism

Author: Helen Lenskyj
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series: SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a expose of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global Games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host cities, bribery investigations and their outcomes, grassroots resistance movements, and the role of the mass media in the controversy. An accessible book about a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Lenskyj
ISBN: 0791447553 9780791447550 0791447561 9780791447567 0585268843 9780585268842
OCLC Number: 43317734
Description: xxi, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Salt Lake City: the beginning --
The scandals unfold: a long history --
Olympic family solidarity: creative connotations --
Toronto and Sydney Olympic bids: when winners are losers --
The hidden costs: Olympic impacts and urban politics --
Up against the Olympic industry: international resistance --
Resistance in Atlanta and Sydney: bread, not circuses --
Corporate environmentalism: Olympic shades of green --
The mass media and the Olympic industry: manufacturing consent?
Series Title: SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Responsibility: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj ; foreword by Varda Burstyn.

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"In a expose of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global Games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host cities, bribery investigations and their outcomes, grassroots resistance movements, and the role of the mass media in the controversy. An accessible book about a complex subject that touches the hearts of sports fans everywhere, Inside the Olympic Industry is a behind-the-scenes look at the politics surrounding the choice of Sydney, Australia as host city for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games."--Jacket.

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