Olympic Games : A Social Science Perspective Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: CABI Publishing
- Publication Date: 11/08/2007
- Category: Tourism industry
- ISBN: 9781845933463