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Action Sports and the Olympic Games

Author: Belinda Wheaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351029520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

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Based on a decade of research by two leading action sports scholars, this book maps the relationship between action sports and the Olympic Movement, from the inclusion of the first action sports to those featuring for the first time in the Tokyo Olympic Games and beyond. In an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences, four new action sports, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and BMX freestyle were included in the Tokyo Olympic program. Drawing upon interviews with Olympic insiders, as well as leaders, athletes, and participants in these action sports communities, the book details the impacts on the action sports industry and cultures, and offers national comparisons to show the uneven effects resulting from Olympic inclusion. It reveals the intricate workings of power and politics in contemporary sports organisations, and maps key trends in this changing sporting landscape. Action Sports and the Olympic Games is a fascinating read for anybody studying the Olympics, the sociology of sport, action sports, or sport policy.
Action Sports and the Olympic Games
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Belinda Wheaton, Holly Thorpe
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Based on a decade of research by two leading action sports scholars, this book maps the relationship between action sports and the Olympic Movement, from the inclusion of the first action sports to those featuring for the first time in the Tokyo Olympic Games and beyond. In an effort to
Action Sports and the Olympic Games
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Belinda Wheaton, Holly Thorpe
Categories: Extreme sports
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-05 - Publisher:

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Action Sports and the Olympic Games
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Belinda Wheaton, Holly Thorpe
Categories: Extreme sports
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10 - Publisher:

"Based on a decade of research by two leading action sports scholars, this book maps the relationship between action sports and the Olympic Movement, from the inclusion of the first action sports to those featuring for the first time in the Tokyo Olympic Games and beyond. In an effort to
The Olympic Games, Agenda 2020 and Action Sports
Language: en
Pages: 19
Authors: Holly Thorpe
Categories: Extreme sports
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

This article examines the power and politics involved in the process of including three new action sports-surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing-into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Drawing upon interviews with 20 key individuals involved in the process (e.g. action sport IF Presidents and staff; Presidents of action sport national federations;
Sport, Media and Mega-Events
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Lawrence A. Wenner, Andrew C. Billings
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-27 - Publisher: Routledge

Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the media, and have,