World Sports : A Reference Handbook

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  • Copyright: 2012-07-19
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

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Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xv
List of Figuresp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Background and Historyp. 1
The Meaning and Cultural Significance of Sportp. 1
Competitive Naturep. 2
Aesthetics of Movementp. 2
Sociocultural Basis of Sport in the Pre-Modern Worldp. 4
The Industrial Revolution and the Development of Physical Culture in the Modern Worldp. 6
Globalization and Sportsp. 8
The 1930s: Bringing Sport into the Modern Agep. 8
The Rise of International Sport Organizationsp. 9
International Sport, Economics, and the "Golden Triangle"p. 10
Sports and Business: Major Historical Trends of This Symbiotic Relationshipp. 11
The Marginalizing and Privileging Power of Sport: A Historical Perspective of Social Issuesp. 18
Women and Sportp. 18
Sexuality and Sportp. 21
Race and Ethnicityp. 23
Social Classp. 26
Sport Issues Worldwidep. 31
Sport and Politicsp. 31
Issues and Controversies with the "Sport for Development" Movementp. 35
The Business of Hosting the Olympic Gamesp. 39
The Controversy and Complexity of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sportp. 43
Technology in Sports: Tilting the Competitive Balance for Better and/or Worsep. 47
Globalization of Sport: Intersections with Race and Ethnicityp. 50
Masculinity: WhatĂs Sport Got To Do with It?p. 54
Violence and (Un)Sportsmanship Behaviors in Sportp. 61
Sport and Women: The Complexities of Genderp. 64
The Dynamic, Changing Landscape of the Sports and Media Relationshipp. 70
North American Sportp. 79
Bidding for and Hosting the Super Bowlp. 79
Player Salary Debates among Professional Sports Teamsp. 83
The Commercialism of Intercollegiate Athleticsp. 87
Racial Diversity and Racism in Collegiate and Professional Sportsp. 90
Gender (In)equity in Sport Leadershipp. 97
NASCAR: Hanging onto "Local" Roots While Going "Global"p. 101
Concussions and Brain Trauma: Growing Concerns, Growing Knowledgep. 106
The Culture of Skateboarding and the Commodification of "Cool"p. 109
The Lure of "Lifestyle" Sports: A Case Study in Ultrarunningp. 113
Chronologyp. 121
The Rise of Modern Sportp. 122
Sport as a Businessp. 125
The Growth of Sport Professionalsp. 130
Sport: Politics, Social Issues, and Developmentsp. 132
Biographical Sketchesp. 139
Kate Ackerman, MDp. 139
John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechip. 140
Eric Andersonp. 140
Roone Pickney Arledge Jr.p. 141
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannisterp. 142
Charles Wade Barkleyp. 143
Avery Brundagep. 143
John Wesley Carlosp. 144
Bill Colsonp. 145
Bob Costasp. 146
David Costillp. 147
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyip. 147
Horst Dasslerp. 148
Pierre de Coubertinp. 149
Richard Giulianottip. 149
Pat Griffinp. 150
Benjamin Sinclair "Ben" Johnsonp. 151
Billie Jean Kingp. 151
Íssur Kristinssonp. 152
Donna Lopianop. 153
Rainer Martensp. 154
Mark McCormackp. 154
Jeremy McGheep. 155
Andy Miahp. 156
William Morganp. 156
Fred Northrupp. 157
Christopher Nowinskip. 157
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistoriusp. 158
Katherine Redmondp. 159
Jackie Robinsonp. 160
Juan Antonio Samaranchp. 161
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner IIIp. 161
Data and Documentsp. 163
The Phenomenon of Sport: Global Participation and North American Trendsp. 163
The Business of Sportp. 173
Politics, Performance, and Ethics in Sportp. 182
Politicsp. 183
Olympic Boycotts and Politicsp. 183
Performancep. 189
Ethicsp. 191
The Code for Livingp. 197
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Sportp. 198
Directory of Organizationsp. 211
Professional Sport Organizationsp. 212
FÚdÚration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)p. 212
Major League Baseball (MLB)p. 212
National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR)p. 212
National Basketball Association (NBA)p. 213
National Football League (NFL)p. 213
National Hockey League (NHL)p. 213
Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)p. 214
WomenĂs Professional Soccer (WPS)p. 214
WomenĂs Tennis Association (WTA)p. 214
Amateur Athletic Organizationsp. 215
American Ultrarunning Association (AUA)p. 215
Boston Athletic Association (BAA)p. 215
International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)p. 215
International Association of Ultrarunners (LAU)p. 216
International Olympic Committee (IOC)p. 216
International Skateboarding Federationp. 216
International Triathlon Union (ITU)p. 217
London 2012p. 217
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)p. 217
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)p. 218
National Skateboard Association (NSA)p. 218
Sochi 2014p. 218
United States Olympic Committee (USOC)p. 219
Youth Sport Organizationsp. 219
Boys and Girls Clubs of Americap. 219
National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS)p. 220
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)p. 220
National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS)p. 220
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation (NYSSF)p. 221
President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutritionp. 221
Sports Business and Mediap. 221
American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industriesp. 221
Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE)p. 222
Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD)p. 222
Association of Professional Sales Agents (Sport and Leisure Industries) (APSA)p. 223
Federation of Sports and Play Association (FSPA)p. 223
Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA)p. 223
IMG Worldwidep. 224
International Association for Sport Information (IASI)p. 224
International Association of Skateboard Companies(IASC)p. 224
International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)p. 225
International Ticketing Association (INTTX)p. 225
National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)p. 226
Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)p. 226
Sports Lawyers Association (SLA)p. 226
Organizations Dedicated to Sports Medicine, Injury, Rehabilitation, and Psychologyp. 227
American Alliance for Health, Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)p. 227
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)p. 227
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)p. 228
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)p. 228
Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)p. 228
Human Kinetics (HK)p. 229
International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)p. 229
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)p. 229
National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK)p. 230
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)p. 230
National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Researchp. 230
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)p. 231
North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)p. 231
Sport for Development, Character, Ethical Behavior, and AthletesĂ Rightsp. 232
American Sport Education Program (ASEP)p. 232
Athletes for a Better World (ABW)p. 232
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)p. 232
Citizenship through Sports Alliancep. 233
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)p. 233
Institute for International Sport (IIS)p. 234
International Olympic Academy (IOA)p. 234
International Olympic Truce Centerp. 234
International Platform on Sport and Developmentp. 235
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)p. 235
National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS)p. 235
People to People Sport Ambassadorsp. 236
Sport Management Resources (SMR)p. 236
Sports Legacy Institutep. 236
United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peacep. 237
United States Anti Doping Association (USADA)p. 237
World Anti Doping Association (WADA)p. 237
Organizations Representing Marginalized Groups in Sportp. 238
Australian Women's Sport and Recreation Associationp. 238
Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA)p. 238
Black Entertainment and Sport Lawyers Association (BESLA)p. 239
Black Sports Agents Association (BSAA)p. 239
Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF)p. 239
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (CAAWS)p. 240
Center for the Study of Sports in Societyp. 240
Challenged Athletes Foundationp. 240
Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA)p. 241
Federation of Gay Gamesp. 241
Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sportp. 241
International Association for Physical Education for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)p. 242
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)p. 242
National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA)p. 242
North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA)p. 243
Special Olympicsp. 243
The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)p. 244
United States Association of Blind Athletes(USABA)p. 244
United States Paralympic Teamp. 244
USA Deaf Sports Federationp. 245
Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA (WASUSA)p. 245
Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)p. 245
Women in Sports and Events (WISE)p. 246
Print and Nonprint Resourcesp. 247
Print Resourcesp. 247
Overview of Sportp. 247
Sport Businessp. 250
Sport Professionals, Technology, and Healthp. 256
Sport Issues: Character, Youth, High
Performance, Politics, and Ethicsp. 261
Sport Issues: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexuality, and Different Abilitiesp. 269
Nonprint Resourcesp. 276
General Sportp. 276
Sport Business and Sport Professionalsp. 277
Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in Sportp. 280
Glossaryp. 287
Indexp. 293
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