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Sport History and Culture: International Events

A guide to selected resources on the history of sport, with special attention to social and cultural issues.

The Olympic Games and Other International Competitions

Barney, Robert Knight, et al. Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism. GV721.5 B32 2002

Cha, Victor D. Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport in Asia. GV649 C43 2009

Lenskyj, Helen. The Best Olympics Ever? Social Impacts of Sydney 2000. GV722 2000 L46 2002

Lenskyj, Helen. Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism. Also available in print, GV721.5 L42 2000

Maraniss, David. Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World. GV722 M37 2008

Pound, Richard W. Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals, and the Glory of the Games. GV721.5 P68 2004

Schiller, Kay. The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany. GV722 1972 S35 2010

Witherspoon, Kevin B. Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympc Games. GV722 1968 W58 2008

Xu, Guoqi. Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008. GV651 X78 2008

Young, Kevin, and Kevin B. Wamsley, eds. Global Olympics: Historical and Sociological Studies of the Modern Game. GV721.5 G577 2005


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