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FEBRUARY 2017, NO. 35

NEW ON THE SHELF

Discover all the new releases we have acquired in November and December. Main topics covered: the Games and candidature processes - including an interesting selection of publications related to legacy -, athletes, Olympic sports, sports economics and management, sports law and ethics as well as a large section devoted to sport from the angle of social sciences.


THIS MONTH’S HIGHLIGHTS

 

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GO BEYOND. CREATE TOMORROW: THE STORY OF THE LILLEHAMMER 2016 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Magne Vikøren. 07 Media AS, 2016, 256 pages, in English.

The Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 Official Report offers a detailed overview of how these memorable Games were organised. Published in English and available in electronic format only, it consists of four parts: The road to the Games; The torch tour; Youth Olympic Games; and Retrospect. Check it out here.

       
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Sport 2.0: transforming sports for a digital world

Edited by Andy Miah. Published by The MIT Press, 2017, 288 pages, ISBN: 9780262035477, in English

Digital technology is revolutionising all fields of modern sport. Sport 2.0 concentrates on the convergence of sport and digital cultures. It also looks at the Olympic Games as an exemplar of digital innovation in sport, and offers a detailed look at the Olympic Games London 2012 social media impact. Andy Miah not only focuses on the key issues of today, but also provides a glimpse into the future of sport, where it will become mixed-reality experiences, a fusion of the digital and physical worlds. Check it out here.

       
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OLYMPIC STADIUMS: PEOPLE, PASSION, STORIES / STADES OLYMPIQUES : DES HOMMES, DES PASSIONS, DES HISTOIRES

Curated and ed. at the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. D Giles Limited. London, 2016. Bilingual, English and French.

With a wealth of archival images, photos of athletes in action and detailed shots of the stadiums in which they perform, this new volume is a richly illustrated souvenir of the changing design and purpose of Olympic stadiums over the past century.

A visual timeline reveals how architecture has changed over the past century. Interviews with athletes and those who work in and on the stadiums – including London 2012 artist-in-residence Neville Gabie – paint a fascinating picture of the life of the Olympic stadiums. Check it out here.

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