Covers issues including issues amateurism, commodification, consumption, culture, globalisation and the ′Olympism′ philosophy of life, as well as the politics, policy, power and social dynamics that underpin the sporting world.
The atlas traces the emergence of sport in its modern forms, and features all established Olympic sports and sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) but not included in the Olympic programme, as well as sports with their own cultural and organizational base and commercial momentum.
Explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.
A to Z of American Women in Sports by Paula Edelson
This A-to-Z format biographical dictionary covers notable American women in sports—both athletes and coaches—and is inclusive regionally, chronologically, and multiculturally. There are more than 150 entries, each containing basic biographical data, but focusing on the woman's achievements and contributions in sports.