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Icons of Women’s Sport

This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams. * Photographs of accomplished female athletes * A chronology helps readers put entries in context * A bibliography provides suggestions for further reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Volume 2, Economics Through Sports

Shmanske and Kahane have organized over 50 essays from prominent Sports Economists into two volumes around two related themes. This second volume explains how sports helps economics via quality data used to test a variety of economic theories.

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Sports Law

Sports law has been growing with increasing rapidity over the years since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, regularly making headlines as well as leading to a developing body of law practised by specialist lawyers. This revised work, by leading practitioners in the field, with a foreword by Lord Coe, provides…

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They Changed the Game, Sports Pioneers of the Twentieth Century

Throughout the twentieth century, athletic heroes have altered their respective sports with spectacular achievements, renewing their fans’ confidence and surpassing their expectations with pioneering fearlessness, powerful expertise and unforgettable performances. In They Changed the Game, authors Ken Rappoport and Barry Wilner profile professional sports’ trailblazing champions, from boxing great Muhammad Ali to runner extraordinaire Jesse…

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Public/private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities

This volume takes readers inside the high-stakes game of public-private partnerships for major league sports facilities, explaining why some cities made better deals than others, assessing the best practices and common pitfalls in deal structuring and facility leases, as well as highlighting important differences across markets, leagues, facility types, public actors, subsidy delivery mechanisms, and…

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Sports Medicine for Sports Trainers – E-Book

This E-book provides an easy-to-read introduction to the basic principles of sports medicine for people of all sporting backgrounds and interests. It gives readers practical knowledge in areas such as injury prevention, injury management, crisis management techniques and optimising performance. Topics covered include: management of common sporting injuries; how to conduct warm up, stretching and…

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Rivals, Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History

The sixteen original essays in this collection cover influential and famous rivalries from a variety of sports, including track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, ice skating, baseball, football, soccer, and more. The essays are diverse, but together they illustrate what is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents that often have decidedly different backgrounds,…

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Managing Major Sports Events, Theory and Practice

The hosting of major sporting events can be a key tool in the development of cities and countries around the world. If carried out effectively these events can not only bring prestige to an area but can leave the local population with a legacy of improved infrastructure and facilities. Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and…

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Managing High Performance Sport

“- 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…

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Introduction to Sport Marketing

Introduction to Sports Marketing is the first book to take the beginner through the sometimes baffling world of sports marketing. Written in a very accessible manner specifically for anyone at the start of their careers, this book explains the basic principles and practices of strategic marketing in the sports industry. Unlike current books available on…