Contemporary Studies in the National Olympic Games Movement


Author: Roland Naul
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820435442
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 219
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National Olympic Games were more closely connected with the Ancient Greek ideal than the modern international Olympic Games of de Coubertin. Moreover, such national or regional Olympic Games have not only been precursors for the international Olympic Games but also they have been further developed parallel with the international Olympic Movement - even in the 20th century, in Europe, in North and South America and in Asia. In the emerging nation states of Europe, both before as well as after the turn of the century, these national Olympic Games had a more important function (identity-forming) than the Olympic Games.

Leipziger Sportwissenschaftliche Beiträge

Jahrgang 55 (2014) Heft 1
Author: Herausgegeben von Dekan der Sportwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig
Publisher: Lehmanns Media
ISBN: 386541821X
Category: Reference
Page: 168
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Die Reihe ist das Publikationsorgan der Sportwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig zur Veröffentlichung und Verbreitung wissenschaftlicher Arbeitsergebnisse aus Lehre, Forschung und Wissenschaftsentwicklung. Mit zwei Heften im Jahr und einer Beiheftereihe, die unter dem Titel Sport und Wissenschaft erscheint, trägt die Fakultät zur nationalen und internationalen sportwissenschaftlichen Diskussion bei. Veröffentlicht werden Beiträge aus dem gesamten Spektrum der sportwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplinen mit dem Anliegen, im jeweiligen Gebiet den Sachstand in Lehre und Forschung zu dokumentieren und weiter zu entwickeln. In der Zeitschrift werden empirische Forschungsbeiträge, theoretische Überblickartikel und wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen veröffentlicht. Der Leser findet ebenfalls Buchrezensionen und Berichte über wissenschaftliche Veranstaltungen. Offen ist die Zeitschrift auch für alle Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler, die in den angrenzenden Disziplinen der Sportwissenschaft tätig sind. Dies soll den Charakter der Interdisziplinarität fördern.

The Olympic Games

A Social Science Perspective
Author: Kristine Toohey,Anthony James Veal
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593346X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 348
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The Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective presents a broad, multi-disciplinary account of all things Olympic from the relationship of the modern to the ancient games, to the possible future of the grandest of athletic spectacles. This extended new edition covers the Olympic phenomenon from political, economical and sociological perspectives, from its history and the media to commercialism and drug use. Its detailed analyses and extensive bibliography make it essential reading for researchers and students in leisure and sports studies.

Shaping the Superman

Fascist Body as Political Icon – Aryan Fascism
Author: J A Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135296669
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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This is a study of masculinity as a metaphor and especially of the muscular male body as a moral symbol. It explores the Nazi's preoccupation with the male body as an icon of political power, and the ideology and theories which propelled it.

Sport and Physical Education in Germany


Author: Roland Naul,Ken Hardman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780419245407
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.

Doping in Elite Sport

The Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movement
Author: Wayne Wilson (Ph. D.),Ed Derse
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736003292
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 295
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The International Olympic Committee began its fight against performance-enhancing drugs nearly four decades ago. Testing has become increasingly more sophisticated, but the problem is far from being eliminated. Doping in Elite Sport: The Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movementaddresses the challenges and complexities of the issue. The text, edited by Wayne Wilson, PhD, and Edward Derse, is based on papers presented at the 1998 conference, Doping in Elite Sport,and includes: -a basic scientific explanation of how performance-enhancing substances improve performance and how banned substances are detected; -a critical examination of the failure to control doping in the Olympic movement; -a historical timeline of drug use in sport; -evaluations of the philosophical and ethical issues of drug testing; -the international politics of combatting drug use in sport; and -insight as to how three very different countries have handled the issue of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Part I,“The Science of Doping,” provides the reader with a basic scientific explanation of how banned substances can improve performance, the process of drug testing, and the detection of athletes' drug use. This section also offers a recommended protocol for drug testing and critiques the differences between the ideal and actual testing practices Part II,“The History, Ethics, and Social Context of Doping,” reviews the complex social and cultural issues surrounding doping. A thorough chronology of performance-enhancing drug use in sport precedes discussions of the ethical and cultural dimensions of the issue. Included is a comparative analysis of how Canada, Russia, and China - three very different countries - have responded to doping scandals involving their athletes. Part III,“The Politics of Doping,” critically examines the effectiveness of the IOC and the international sport federations in administering campaigns against doping. Lack of political will, financial interests, and uncooperative bureaucracies all have hindered effective enforcement. The first anthology on performance-enhancing drugs in sport, Doping in Elite Sport: The Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movementis a critical examination of the failure to control the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in the international sports arena. It provides an extensive overview of the real issues in the battle against doping in international sport.

Nikephoros

Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum
Author: Wolfgang Decker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: N.A
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Olympic Education


Author: Roland Naul
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262544
Category: Education
Page: 189
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Aimed at both teachers and students in schools and colleges, as well as instructors, coaches, and managers in youth sports, this book examines the 'Olympic ideal' in modern sports education.

Olympism: The Global Vision

From Nationalism to Internationalism
Author: Boria Majumdar,Sandra Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799681X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 202
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The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art. This collaboration is a first in global publishing, a mine of information for scholars, students and analysts. It demonstrates that Olympism and the Olympic movement in the modern context has been, and continues to be, socially relevant and politically important. Studies focus on national encounters with Olympism and the Olympic movement, with equal attention paid to document the growing nexus between sports and the media; sports reportage; as well as women and sports. Olympism asserts that the Olympic movement was, and is, of central importance to twentieth and twenty-first century societies. Finally, the collection demonstrates that the essence of Olympism and the Olympic movement is important only in so far as it affects societies surrounding it. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators
Author: Aaron Beacom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137032944
Category: Political Science
Page: 313
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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic movement, charting both its continuity and change from an historical perspective.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137035560
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 305
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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Homo Necans

Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen
Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110808471
Category: History
Page: 390
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Sport and Physical Education in China


Author: James Riordan,Robin E. Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780419247500
Category: Education
Page: 278
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Written by a number of expert scholars from around the world, including China itself, with the aim of extending knowledge and taking the cross-cultural study of PE and sport beyond the descriptive level, this book provides unique and up to date material. Subjects covered include: *ancient and modern history *structure, administration and finance *PE in schools and colleges *elite sport *sport science and medicine *gender issues. Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the PE and sporting experience of Chinese citizens both in historical and contemporary society will find this book essential reading. It is an indispensable resource for students taking comparative sport studies courses, sports historians, and academics with a general interest in the cross-cultural field.

This Great Symbol

Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games
Author: John J. MacAloon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136746145
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 378
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This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation and symbolism of the modern Olympic Games. Hailed as both a classic in sport history and as a paradigmatic study in the anthropology of the past, This Great Symbol helped launch the new collaboration between historians and cultural anthropologists that continues to mark the human sciences worldwide. For this 25th anniversary edition, Professor MacAloon adds a new preface evaluating subsequent scholarship on Coubertin and the Olympic origins and a highly personal afterword describing the impact of This Great Symbol on his own subsequent career as an Olympic anthropologist and cultural performance theory. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Olympic Marketing


Author: Alain Ferrand,Jean-Loup Chappelet,Benoit Seguin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415587875
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 271
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The Olympic Games have become the definitive sports event, with an unparalleled global reach and a remarkably diverse constituency of stakeholders, from the IOC and International Federations to athletes, sponsors and fans. It has been estimated, for example, that 3.6 billion people (about half of the world population) watched at least one minute of the Beijing Games in 2008 on television. The driving force behind the rise of the modern Olympics has been the Olympic marketing programme, which has acted as a catalyst for cooperation between stakeholders and driven the promotion, financial security and stability of the Olympic movement. This book is the first to explain the principles of Olympic marketing and to demonstrate how they can be applied successfully in all other areas of sports marketing and management. The book outlines a strategic and operational framework based on three types of co-productive relationships (market, network and informal) and explains how this framework can guide professional marketing practice. Containing case studies, summaries, insight boxes and examples of best practice in every chapter, this book is important reading for all students and practitioners working in sports marketing, sports management or Olympic studies.

The Modern Olympics

A Struggle for Revival
Author: David C. Young
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 252
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According to most accounts, the man solely responsible for reviving the modern Olympic Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Now, in The Modern Olympics, David C. Young challenges this view, revealing that Coubertin was only the last and most successful of many contributors to the dream of the modern Olympics. Based on thirteen years of research in previously neglected documents, Young reconstructs the fascinating and almost unknown history of the Olympic revival movement in the nineteenth century, including two long-forgotten Olympiads -- one in London in 1866 and another in Athens in 1870. He traces the idea for the modern Olympics back to an obscure Greek poet in 1833 and follows the sinuous tale to a small village in England, where W. P. Brookes held local Olympiads, founded the British Olympic Committee, and told Coubertin about his vision of an international Olympics. Coubertin's main contribution to the founding of the modern Olympics was the zeal he brought to transforming an idea that had evolved over decades into the reality of Olympiad I and all the Olympic Games held thereafter.

From Physical Fitness to Motor Competence

Aims, Content, Methods, Evaluation
Author: Gerald Haag,Birte Kaulitz
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820432182
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 131
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The concept of physical fitness is predominantly seen as condition. In this book a concept for «New Physical Fitness», namely «Motor Competence» is developed with four major aspects: sensory abilities, motor abilities/condition, motor abilities/coordination and body experience. First, historical, comparative, and status quo perspectives for physical fitness are analyzed. The future perspective is related to: aims, content, teaching methods and evaluation in regard to physical fitness presented in a new conceptual framework. Examples of existing physical fitness tests and proposals how to evaluate the «Motor Competence» are also included in this book. Thus the interested public is offered a comprehensive guide in order to develop motor competence in a broader and more holistic way, which is especially important for target groups often neglected in regard to motor competence like young children, handicapped people and seniors as well as for application in countries with largely different socio-economic and geographic-climatic background.