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Sports in World History
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Publisher:Routledge
Publication Date:2004-10-28
ISBN-10:0415318122
ISBN-13:9780415318129
Number of Pages:136 Pages
Book Type:Paperback
Weight:231 gram
Books Dimensions:234 x 156 x 10 mm
Format of ebooks: PDF(Acrobat Reader) or Word version doc Document
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Sports in World History


A wide ranging overview of the history of modern Sports including material on Sports organizations, the commercialisation of Sports and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern Sports, covering such topics as: why human beings are athleteshow the major modern Sports came about and how they spread throughout the world with the help of enthusiastic individuals, Sports organizations, the YMCA and the Olympic movementdiscussions of some of the most popular of the 300 modern world Sports including: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, Formula One racing, golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball, track and field, boxing, judo and cyclingthe history of both western and non-western Sports in depth, as well as the increasing globalization of Sports todaythe challenges facing the world of Sports today, such as commercialization and the use of performance-enhancing drugs.Sports historians and cultural studies students will all find this book gives a fascinating and invaluable insight into the world of sport through history.

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