"The Olympic Games, once considered the pinnacle of athleticism and fair play, have become a cesspool of greed, backroom deals and the wholesale trampling of civil liberties. In Vancouver, preparations for the 2010 Games have had a substantial negative impact on the environment and have resulted in the 'economic cleansing' of the poor and homeless.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 23/12/2008 - 20:37.
1992: The Lords of the Rings was a smash hit translated into 13 languages. The Lords and its disclosures of Olympic corruption and the fascist background of the IOC president changed world perceptions of the organization forever. Published in USA as Dishonest Games. Sports Illustrated lists it as one of the Top One Hundred Sports Books of all Time.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 23/12/2008 - 20:05.
Olympic Industry Resistance provides a critical update of Olympic issues in the post-bribery and post-September 11 era, as well as documenting the work of Olympic watchdog groups. It presents a detailed examination of the Olympic aftermath in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney, and provides analyses of Olympic impacts and community resistance in Salt Lake City, Athens, Vancouver, and London, as well as in the unsuccessful bid cities of New York and Toronto.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 29/07/2008 - 01:09.
Edited by John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter, 2006, Blackwell, ISBN 10: 1 4051 5290 7
A recent collection of ten academic papers, plus an introduction, which gives useful updates about the ideologies which inform the Olympic Industry, the impacts of a range of recent sports mega-events, and current theoretical debates within academic research.
Submitted by gmadmin on Wed, 31/01/2007 - 17:27.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 27/01/2010 - 20:13.
The Beijing Olympiad: The Political Economy of a Sporting Mega-Event, Paul Close, David Askew, Xu Xin.
Routledge, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0415357012
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 23/02/2008 - 11:28.
Matthew J. Burbank, Gregory Andranovich, Charles H. Heying,
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001, ISBN: 978-1-55587-991-4, pb
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 21/02/2008 - 11:11.
Holger Preuss (Professor of Sport Economics and Sportmanagement, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany and member of Research Team Olympia), Edward Elgar, 2004, ISBN pbk 1 8 4376 893 3.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 28/10/2006 - 21:04.