The Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective (Hardcover)

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This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781845933463
ISBN-10: 184593346X
Publisher: Cabi
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 368
Language: English