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Contemporary Studies in the National Olympic Games Movement

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ISBN 10: 363132491X / ISBN 13: 9783631324912
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Title: Contemporary Studies in the National Olympic...

Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH

Binding: Soft cover

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Editor(s): Naul, Roland. Series: Sport Sciences Intenational S. Num Pages: 227 pages, 6 fig., 4 tab. BIC Classification: WSBB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 148. Weight in Grams: 300. . 1997. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783631324912

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Synopsis: National Olympic Games were more closely connected with the Ancient Greek ideal than the modern international Olympic Games of de Coubertin. Moreover, such national or regional Olympic Games have not only been precursors for the international Olympic Games but also they have been further developed parallel with the international Olympic Movement - even in the 20th century, in Europe, in North and South America and in Asia. In the emerging nation states of Europe, both before as well as after the turn of the century, these national Olympic Games had a more important function (identity-forming) than the Olympic Games.

About the Author: The Editor: Roland Naul is Professor of Sport Science and Sport Pedagogy at the University of Essen, Germany. He served as Vice-President and President on the executive boards of the International Society of Comparative Physical Education and Sport and the International Committee of Sport Pedagogy. His areas of research are European History of Physical Education and Sport, Olympic and Comparative Studies in Physical Education and Sports.

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