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In a startling expose of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global Games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host…

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Olympic history is filled with the unusual, the bizarre, and the unbelievable. The Olympic's Most Wanted™ chronicles 700 of the most outlandish competitors in the history of the winter and summer Olympics. Its seventy lists describe in humorous detail the…

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This volume discusses the cultural politics and social significance of the Olympic games, the arena in which individual and team athletic achievement intersect with issues of national identity in a global context. The 18 contributions investigate topics from the…