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The Power of Sports, Media and Spectacle in American Culture

A provocative, must-read investigation that both appreciates the importance of—and punctures the hype around—big-time contemporary American athletics In an increasingly secular, fragmented, and distracted culture, nothing brings Americans together quite like sports. On Sundays in September, more families worship at the altar of the NFL than at any church. This appeal, which cuts across all…

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Unleash Your Natural Talent, A Logical Pathway to Sports Success

This book is not just another collection, anthology or manual of useful tips, insights, techniques or other information on how to improve one’s sports performance by some famous athlete who may be too old to play anymore but not too old to try to regain some lost glory through trying to exploit his popularity. That…

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LA Sports, Play, Games, and Community in the City of Angels

LA Sports brings together sixteen essays covering various aspects of the development and changing nature of sport in one of America’s most fascinating and famous cities. The writers cover a range of topics, including the history of car racing and ice skating, the development of sport venues, the power of the Mexican fan base in…

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Sport and the Environment, Politics and Preferred Futures

This volume examines sport’s relationship with the environment in the context of the ongoing climate crisis. Contributors examine how sport is implicated in environmentally damaging activities,how decisions are made about how to respond to environmental issues, who benefits most and least from these decisions.

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Studies in Sports Coaching

This book highlights the ?Çÿgritty?ÇÖ reality of sports coaching, inclusive of its messy and contested, as well as its humorous and self-actualising, nature. The text is initially given over to a critical deconstruction of coaching as a socio-pedagogic endeavour, before a subsequent reconstruction in terms of how it can be done better. In being the…

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The Olympic Sports Economy

The Olympic Sports Economy incorporates exclusive case studies and reports from sports management conferences to illustrate the most important business practices and trends of the Olympics today. Every two years, the Olympics wins world attention with contests and celebrations. The success story of the world’s most watched event, best recognized symbols, and most enduring brand…

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National Standards for Sport Coaches: Quality Coaches, Quality Sports

The third edition of the National Standards for Sport Coaches outlines the standards for quality sport coaching based on the latest research and practical work in coaching science and the varied fields of exercise science. This useful resource outlines the standards which highlights the core responsibilities coaches should possess along with supporting competencies that provide…

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Sports Journalism, The State of Play

Based on interviews with leading sports journalists and grounded in the authors’ experience and expertise in both the sports journalism industry and sports media research, Sports Journalism gives in-depth insight into the editorial and ethical challenges facing sports journalists in a fast-changing media environment. The book considers how sports journalism’s past has shaped its present…

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Exploring Research in Sports Coaching and Pedagogy, Context and Contingency

This volume of abstracts provides an insight into the contested nature of sports coaching. Detailed, yet concise, this compilation of work recognises the importance of context and the socio-historical learning environments that coaches operate within. The text draws upon the work of a range of scholars varying from doctoral students, to leading international scholars, to…

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Sports Law in Bulgaria

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Bulgaria deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law…