The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games by Jim ParryThe Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games by Jim Parry

The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

byJim ParryEditorJim Parry

Paperback | March 5, 2005

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An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance.

The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from its Ancient Greek origins through the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee to the global Olympic Movement in the twenty-first century.

Each chapter offers a range of study tasks and review questions to help students develop their understanding of key concepts in Olympic studies.

Vassil Girginovis Senior Lecturer in Leisure and Sport Studies at the University of Luton. He is a founding member of the Bulgarian Olympic Academy. His research interests include the Olympic movement and Eastern European sport.Jim Parryis Senior Lecturer and former Head of the School of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is the...
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Title:The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic GamesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.7 inPublished:March 5, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415346045

ISBN - 13:9780415346047

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