Leadership in Sport
Call Number: GV 711 .L43 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-11
Effective leadership is essential in any sports organisation, both in the boardroom and on the training pitch. Leadership in Sport is the first textbook to examine sports leadership in the round, across both management and coaching environments. It includes a dedicated section to underpinning core leadership theories, and employs a number of case studies throughout to show how best practice is applied in real world settings.
Rugby: a New Zealand History
Call Number: GV 945 .9 .N45 P35 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
"Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the latest World Cup, from games in the North African desert in the Second World War to matches behind barbed wire during the 1981 Springbok tour, from Carisbrook to Eden Park, the story of rugby is New Zealand's story. Rooted in extensive research and highly illustrated with many rare photographs, this book is the defining history of rugby in a land that has made the game its own"--Jacket flap.
Communication and Sport
Call Number: GV 567 .5 .B55 2015
Publication Date: 2014-04-02
The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turman’s text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.
The Economics of Competitive Sports
Call Number: GV 716 .E26 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-29
'This volume makes an important contribution to the growing academic literature on the economics of sports, focussing especially on the organization of sporting contests, and the interplay between incentives, efforts and rewards in sports competition. The book will be an essential resource for any academics, students, practitioners or policy makers who are engaged with the economic analysis of sport.' - John Goddard, Bangor University, UK
Call Number: GV 721 .5 .G73 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-14
The Olympic Movement began with the Ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Greece on the Peloponnesus peninsula at Olympia, Greece. It is not clear why the Greeks instituted this quadrennial celebration in the form of an athletic festival. The recorded history of the Ancient Olympic Games begins in 776 B.C., although it is suspected that the Games had been held for several centuries by that time. The Games were conducted as religious celebrations in honor of the god Zeus, and it is known that Olympia was a shrine to Zeus from about 1000 B.C. In modern time The Olympic Movement attempts to bring all the nations of the world together in a series of multisport festivals, the Olympic Games, seeking to use sport as a means to promote internationalism and peace.
This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics, major organizations, the various sports, the participating countries, and especially the athletes. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement.