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Global Olympics

Global Olympics

historical and sociological studies of the modern games

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Published by Elsevier JAI in Amsterdam, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Olympics -- History.,
  • Olympics -- Social aspects.,
  • Sports -- Sociological aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Kevin Young, Kevin B. Wamsley.
    SeriesResearch in the sociology of sport -- v. 3
    ContributionsYoung, Kevin, 1959-, Wamsley, Kevin B.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 311 p. ;
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22377866M
    ISBN 100762311819


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