The Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective (by Anthony J. Veal, K  Toohey)


Author(s): Anthony J. Veal, K  Toohey

Publisher: CABI
Publish date: 2007-11-08
ISBN-10: 184593346X
ISBN-13: 9781845933463
Language: English
Description: 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… more…

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