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The Olympics: The Basics, Paperback / softback Book


The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games.

Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including:peace development and diplomacymanagement and economicscorruption, terror and activismthe rise of human enhancementethics and environmentalism. This book explores the controversy and the legacy of the Olympics, drawing attention to the deeper values of Olympism, as the Olympic movement's most valuable intellectual property.

This engaging, lively, and often challenging book, is essential reading for newcomers to Olympic studies and offers new insights for Olympic scholars.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780415595889



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