Encyclopedia of British Sport

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Richard William Cox, Wray Vamplew, Grant Jarvie
ABC-CLIO, 2000 - History - 463 pages
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"This illustrated, one-stop overview of sport in Britain from its earliest origins to the present day includes over 300 entries. Arranged in an easy-to-use alphabetical format, each entry on a particular sport includes an outline history of the sport and identifies key individuals, famous clubs, major competitions, key organizations, events, venues and incidents. This Encyclopedia, which also includes entries on sporting issues and concepts, and which considers sport in the wider socio-economic context, is sure to become a standard reference source." "Includes entries on: individual sports, from football to fencing and polo to pigeon racing; the London Marathon, the Grand National, the Isle of Man TT races, the Olympic Games, the F.A. Cup, Test Matches, the Boat Race, Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium and much more; key issues such as fair play, gender, racism, commercialization, professionalism, alcohol and drugs; the sociology, psychology and language of sport; and sport in drama, film, literature and the visual arts."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (2000)

Cox is director of sport at UMIST in England and was a lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Liverpool.

Wray Vamplew is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montford University, Leicester, England.
Daryl Adair is a Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester, England.

Grant Jarvie is Deputy Principal and Chair of Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. He is past President of the British Society of Sports History and Honorary Professor with the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Warsaw. Dong-Jhy-Hwang is Associate Professor with The National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan. Mel Brennan is a lecturer at Towson University (USA). Mel is the former Head of Special Projects for CONCACAF, a confederation of FIFA.

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