Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism

Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism

Paperback Suny Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations (Paperback)

By (author) Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Foreword by Varda Burstyn

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  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Format: Paperback | 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 18mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Albany, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0791447561
  • ISBN 13: 9780791447567
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,387,214

Product description

In a startling expose of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host cities, bribery investigations and their outcomes, grassroots resistance movements, and the role of the mass media in the controversy. A highly accessible book about a complex subject that touches the hearts of sports fan everywhere, Inside the Olympic Industry is a must-read, behind-the-scenes look at the politics surrounding the choice of Sydney, Australia as host city of the 2000 Summer Olympic games.

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