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The rise and fall of Olympic amateurism, Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves

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The rise and fall of Olympic amateurism
Title
The rise and fall of Olympic amateurism
Statement of responsibility
Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No sporting event is more culturally significant and popular than the Olympic Games. An estimated 4 billion people watched the opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Games. The Olympic logo of five interlocked rings outpaces both Nike and McDonalds for positive global recognition. The Olympic Games have embraced values such as character, fair play, chivalry, internationalism, and peace. Historically, these values emerged as part of the International Olympic Committee's policy of amateurism. Although there have been several works exploring smaller facets of the Olympic Games, there has never been a definitive book, grounded in historical research, exploring Olympic amateurism, the Games' most enduring ideal. This book represents a comprehensive exploration of the historical development and eventual decline of amateurism within the modern Olympic Games. At its inception, the International Olympic Committee required that all Olympic athletes comply with amateur rules that prohibiting them from profiting in any capacity from their sporting participation. However, over the course of the twentieth century, these rules first grew more rigid before gradually relaxing and dissolving. By the close of the millennium, the vast majority of Olympic athletes were openly professionals, with salaries and private endorsements. An Enduring Ideal: The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism presents the first major history that explores how changes to the culture of sport coupled with shifting political forces brought about the eventual end to the century's most enduring sporting ideal
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DLC
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Llewellyn, Matthew P
Dewey number
796.48
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GV721.5
LC item number
.L59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gleaves, John
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Professionalism in sports
Label
The rise and fall of Olympic amateurism, Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The anatomy of Olympic amateurism -- A universal dilemma -- The rise of the shamateur -- "Ambassadors in tracksuits" -- The amateur Apostle and the Cold War games -- The global games and the intransigent dictator -- Selling out the amateur ideal -- The ultimate move,
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780252081842
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn934197022
  • (OCoLC)934197022
Label
The rise and fall of Olympic amateurism, Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The anatomy of Olympic amateurism -- A universal dilemma -- The rise of the shamateur -- "Ambassadors in tracksuits" -- The amateur Apostle and the Cold War games -- The global games and the intransigent dictator -- Selling out the amateur ideal -- The ultimate move,
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9780252081842
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn934197022
  • (OCoLC)934197022

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