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Author Tomlinson, Alan.

Title The atlas of sports [electronic resource] : who plays what, where, and why / Alan Tomlinson.

Imprint Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, c2011 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2013)


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Description 1 online resource (64 entries) : 402 images, digital files.
Note Original published as: The world atlas of sport.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents pt. 1. International sports politics -- The Olympic Games -- The Football World Cup -- The Commonwealth Games -- Drugs in sports -- Tackling disability -- Gay Games -- Development and peace -- pt. 2. An A to Z of sports -- American football -- Baseball -- Basketball -- Boxing: amateur -- Boxing: professional -- Cricket -- Cue sports -- Cycling -- Football: international -- Football: European -- Golf: amateur -- Golf: professional -- Gymnastics and exercise -- Handball -- Hockey and ice hockey -- Horse racing -- Ice skating -- Lifestyle and extreme sports -- Marathon -- Martial arts -- Motor racing -- Multi-sports -- Rugby -- Sailing -- Skiing and snowboarding -- Swimming and diving -- Tennis -- Track and field -- Volleyball and beach volleyball -- Wrestling -- pt. 3. The economics of sports -- International federations -- Media -- Sponsorship -- Consuming sports -- Merchandising -- Gambling -- Sports tourism -- pt. 4. Country profiles -- Glossary of country names.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Description based on title page of print version.
Subject Sports -- History -- 20th century.
Sports -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Tomlinson, Alan. World atlas of sport.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Other Form: Print version: 0956559921 9780956559920 (DLC) 2010934245 a144 p. : col. ill., col. maps.
ISBN 9780520268241 (pbk.)
0520268245 (pbk.)
9781782686682 (online)

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