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Inside the Olympic industry [electronic resource] : power, politics, and activism / Helen Jefferson Lenskyj ; foreword by Varda Burstyn.

By: Lenskyj, Helen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 216 p.).ISBN: 0585268843 (electronic bk.); 9780585268842 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Olympics -- Planning | Olympics -- Economic aspects | International Olympic Committee -- Corrupt practices | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Olympics | Comit�e international olympique -- Pratiques d�eloyales | Jeux olympiques -- Aspect �economique | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inside the Olympic industry.DDC classification: 796.48 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Salt Lake City the beginning -- The scandals unfold: a long history -- Olympic family solidarity: creative connotations -- Toronto and Sydney Olympic bids: when winners are losers -- The hidden costs: Olympic impacts and urban politics -- Up against the Olympic industry: international resistance -- Resistance in Atlanta and Sydney: bread, not circuses -- Corporate environmentalism: Olympic shades of green -- The mass media and the Olympic industry: manufacturing consent?
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-210) and index.

Salt Lake City the beginning -- The scandals unfold: a long history -- Olympic family solidarity: creative connotations -- Toronto and Sydney Olympic bids: when winners are losers -- The hidden costs: Olympic impacts and urban politics -- Up against the Olympic industry: international resistance -- Resistance in Atlanta and Sydney: bread, not circuses -- Corporate environmentalism: Olympic shades of green -- The mass media and the Olympic industry: manufacturing consent?

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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."--BOOK JACKET.

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Inside the Olympic industry by Lenskyj, Helen. ©2000
Inside the Olympic industry by Lenskyj, Helen. ©2000
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