Inside the Olympic Industry

Inside the Olympic Industry

Power, Politics, and Activism

eBook - 2000
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"In a 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. An accessible book about a complex subject that touches the hearts of sports fans everywhere, Inside the Olympic Industry is a behind-the-scenes look at the politics surrounding the choice of Sydney, Australia as host city for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games."--Jacket.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 216 pages).

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