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The Games A Global History Of The Olympics

Author : David Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780393254112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic games—by a New York Times best-selling sportswriter. A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 For millions of people around the world, the Summer and Winter Games are a joy and a treasure, but how did they develop into a global colossus? How have they been buffeted by—and, in turn, affected by—world events? Why do we care about them so much? From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners’ medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila to Bob Beamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt. Hailed in the Wall Street Journal for writing about sports “with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic,” Goldblatt goes beyond the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms, how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics, and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity. He explores the tensions between the Games’ amateur ideals and professionalization and commercialism in sports, the pitched battles between cities for the right to host the Games, and their often disappointing economic legacy. And in covering such seminal moments as Jesse Owens and Hitler at Berlin in 1936, the Black Power salute at Mexico City in 1968, the massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich in 1972, and the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid in 1980, Goldblatt shows how prominently the modern Olympics have highlighted profound domestic and international conflicts. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of the Olympics, this stunningly researched and engagingly written history captures the excitement, drama, and kaleidoscopic experience of the Games.

Let The Games Begay

Author : Philipp Braun
ISBN : 9783932855474
Genre : Social Science
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Von Amerika bis Zimbawe erzählen Schwule und Lesben von ihren Highlights bei den Gay Games in Sydney und den Eurogames in München. Spielerinnen und Spieler unterschiedlicher Nationen und Teams sind portraitiert dargestellt. Sachkapitel, wie Geschichte der Games, Organisation, Kultur und Politik, prominentes Vor- und Grusswort, Adresslisten und Facts runden das Buch ab. Viele der portraitierten Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer sind abgebildet. Mit "Let the Games beGay" wollen wir die weltweiten Sportveranstaltungen, wie die Gay Games, Out Games und Eurogames bekannter und populärer machen und die gay community stärken und motivieren.

Play Practice

Author : Alan G. Launder
ISBN : 0736030050
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sportspresents a clear alternative to traditional approaches that will revitalize your own teaching and coaching. It replaces mindless games and mechanistic training methods with creative and enjoyable practice that improves students' skills and enhances their tactical understanding. This book focuses on teaching game play first instead of technique and skill—an approach that sets it apart from other games-approach texts. It provides answers to many of the problems that sports educators face, such as motivating reluctant or resistant students. Developed by an internationally known authority on the subject, Play Practice: The Games Approach to Teaching and Coaching Sportsprovides both the theoretical basis and the practical plans for changing practice from drudgery to an educational experience young people look forward to. Part Iintroduces the innovative Play Practiceapproach and explains how it can lead to more effective coaching and teaching. Part IIapplies Play Practiceto a great variety of games and describes specific approaches to improving technical ability and developing game sense. Part IIIdiscusses techniques the sports educator can use to make the Play Practiceapproach most effective. The book's 50 illustrations and 20 photos demonstrate specific approaches to games as well as ideas that can work for multiple games. These features will help you visualize how to apply the Play Practiceapproach with beginners as well as elite players in sports as diverse as skiing and tennis. This book will challenge your thinking about how sports should be taught, help you reassess your own methods, and provide a new and versatile model you can apply with great success—one practice, one game at a time.

The Games At Athens

Author : Jenifer Neils
ISBN : 0876616414
Genre : History
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This new Athenian Agora Picture Book provides a general introduction to the Greater Panathenaia, the week-long religious and civic festival held in ancient Athens every four years, in honour of the city's patron goddess Athena. The highlight of the city's festival calendar, with its musical, athletic, and equestrian contests, tribal events, processions, sacrifices and other activities, the Greater Panathenaia involved all the residents of Athens-not just adult males but also women, children, metics (resident aliens), foreigners, and even slaves. The facilities, administration, program events, prizes, and associated monuments are illustrated and briefly described.

The Games Black Girls Play

Author : Kyra D. Gaunt
ISBN : 9780814731208
Genre : Music
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2007 Alan Merriam Prize presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Book Award Finalist When we think of African American popular music, our first thought is probably not of double-dutch: girls bouncing between two twirling ropes, keeping time to the tick-tat under their toes. But this book argues that the games black girls play —handclapping songs, cheers, and double-dutch jump rope—both reflect and inspire the principles of black popular musicmaking. The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn—how, in effect, these games contain the DNA of black music. Drawing on interviews, recordings of handclapping games and cheers, and her own observation and memories of gameplaying, Kyra D. Gaunt argues that black girls' games are connected to long traditions of African and African American musicmaking, and that they teach vital musical and social lessons that are carried into adulthood. In this celebration of playground poetry and childhood choreography, she uncovers the surprisingly rich contributions of girls’ play to black popular culture.

Games Of The North American Indians Games Of Skill

Author : Stewart Culin
ISBN : 0803263562
Genre : Games
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"Reprinted from the original 1907 edition published as the Twenty-fourth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1903, Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.

The Games We Played

Author : Susan Kelleher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105129865882
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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An A-Z of childhood games played by children for centuries. Collected through a survey of English Heritage members, this book features photographs and short descriptions of a selection of games.

The Redskins From A To Z

Author : Rich Tandler
ISBN : 9780972384506
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The complte history of The Washington Redskins. All 925 games the team has played from its first game in Washington in 1937 through the last game of the 2001 season are chronicled in rich detail.

The Games

Author : James Patterson
ISBN : 9781473505544
Genre : Fiction
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Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus. The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil’s beautiful capital. It’s not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan. The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen.

The Games

Author : Ted Kosmatka
ISBN : 9780345526632
Genre : Fiction
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Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games in this stunning new high-energy, high-concept tale from first-time novelist Ted Kosmatka, a Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist. Brilliant geneticist Silas Williams oversees U.S. selections for the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: No entrants may possess human DNA. Desperate to maintain America’s edge in the upcoming Games, Silas’s superior engages an experimental supercomputer to design the ultimate, unbeatable combatant. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. But even a genius like Silas cannot anticipate the consequences of allowing a computer’s cold logic to play God. Growing swiftly, the mutant gladiator demonstrates preternatural strength, speed, and—most chillingly—intelligence. And before hell breaks loose, Silas and beautiful xenobiologist Vidonia João must race to understand what unbound science has wrought—even as their professional curiosity gives way to a most unexpected emotion: sheer terror. “Blends the best of Crichton and Koontz.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Outstanding . . . very like something Michael Crichton might have written . . . [a] bold mix of horror and SF . . . Expect big things from [Ted] Kosmatka.”—Booklist (starred review) “Kosmatka successfully captures the thrill of groundbreaking technology. . . . The pleasure of his polished, action-packed storytelling is deepened by strong character development. This near-future SF thriller . . . seems destined for the big screen.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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