Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

November 12, 2014|
Olympic Reform Ten Years Later by Heather Dichter
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In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the Olympic Program, and the reporting of decisions and financial information. The reforms were initiated in response to the deep crises of legitimacy it faced because of the Salt Lake City doping scandal and ongoing accusations that it turned a blind eye to doping.

This book assesses the implementation and effectiveness of those reforms ten years after. It draws upon the perspectives of Olympic scholars, Olympic athletes, and IOC members, including those who were directly involved in the reform process, and makes a number of recommendations about how the process of Olympic reform could be maintained and strengthened. As such, it provides an insightful and telling report card on the modern Olympic Movement in the first decade of the 21stcentury, and the presidency of Jacques Rogge.

This book was originally published as a special issue ofSport in Society.

Heather Dichteris a specialist in modern European and international history, and is completing a book on the post-World War Two reconstruction of German sport.Bruce Kiddhas been involved in the Olympic Movement throughout his life. He competed in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and founded the Olympic Academy of Canada.
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Title:Olympic Reform Ten Years LaterFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9.69 X 6.85 X 0 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 9.69 X 6.85 X 0 inPublished:November 12, 2014Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138853682

ISBN - 13:9781138853683

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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