The Olympic Games Edition 2
A Social Science Perspective
8th November 2007
- ISBN 9780851998091
- Language English
- Pages 368 pp.
- Size 6.75" x 9.25"
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.
"This is probably the best single source for social science, leisure studies and sports management students following courses or modules that deal with the games."- Leisure Studies
"Toohey's and Veal's excellent book should be put on the reading list of every sports course in English-speaking universities…"- International Review for the Sociology of Sport
The Ancient Games The Revival of the Olympic Games
The Modern Olympic Phenomenon
Politics, Nationalism and the Olympic Movement
The Economics and Financing of the Games
Olympics and the Mass Media
Drugs in the Olympics: You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine
Women and the Olympic Games
The Future of the Olympic Games
Appendix I: Websites, Films , Videos and CDs