of. change(1948–2008):. unificationand. restructuringfroma. disabilityand.
medicalmodeltosportbased. competition ... determination of what events
constituted major change was based on a synthesis of the authors' personal
experiences ... There has been a great deal written about the Olympic Games,
but there hasbeensignificantly less dedicatedto the ParalympicGames. ... Before
embarkingon this journey, however,it is firstimportanttoclarify what ismeant by
Author: Jill M. Le Clair
Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’ body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability. National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for ‘different’ and technologically enhanced ‘cyborg’ bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people’s attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally. Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Are the Olympic boroughs on track? ... Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/
content/articles/2008/08/18/five_boroughs_progress_feature.shtml ... 2010e
London Olympic Games budget cut by £27m [Online, 24 May]. ... British Olympic
Association (BOA) n.d. London 2012 Olympic bid – an eightyear journey. ... The
XIVth Olympiad: London 1948 Official Report. ... Building Powerful Community
Organisations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups That Can Solve Problems
Author: Pete Fussey
Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence following the bombing of the 1996 Atlanta Games and, most importantly, 9/11. Indeed, the quintupled cost of securing the first post-9/11 summer Games in Athens demonstrates the considerable scale and complexity currently implicated in these operations. Such costs are not only fiscal. The Games stimulate a tidal wave of redevelopment ushering in new gentrified urban settings and an associated investment that may or may not soak through to the incumbent community. Given the unusual step of developing London's Olympic Park in the heart of an existing urban milieu and the stated commitments to 'community development' and 'legacy', these constitute particularly acute issues for the 2012 Games. In addition to sealing the Olympic Park from perceived threats, 2012 security operations have also harnessed the administrative criminological staples of community safety and crime reduction to generate an ordered space in the surrounding areas. Of central importance here are the issues of citizenship, engagement and access in urban spaces redeveloped upon the themes of security and commerce. Through analyzing the social and community impact of the 2012 Games and its security operation on East London, this book concludes by considering the key debates as to whether utopian visions of legacy can be sustained given the demands of providing a global securitized event of the magnitude of the modern Olympics.
Chronicling the stories of fifty of India's leading Olympians for the first time ever in one comprehensive edition, Digvijay Singh Deo and Amit Bose bring you the Games through the eyes of some of the best sportspersons in the country.
Author: Digvijay Singh Deo
Publisher: Random House India
Chronicling the stories of fifty of India's leading Olympians for the first time ever in one comprehensive edition, Digvijay Singh Deo and Amit Bose bring you the Games through the eyes of some of the best sportspersons in the country. These first-person accounts of Olympic medalists from 1948 till 2012, such as Balbir Singh, Leander Paes, Karnam Malleswari, Abhinav Bindra and Sushil Kumar, and pioneers like Milkha Singh, P.T. Usha, Anjali Bhagwat, reveal their hopes, superstitions, grit and challenges. Their experiences and interactions are sure to make you laugh, shed a tear and, most importantly, open your eyes to the struggles they had to endure to reach the Olympics. These personal stories give a close-up view of what it means to represent India at the most prestigious sporting event in the world, making you a part of the soaring glory and shattering disappointment that only an Olympic Games can deliver. With photos from the personal archives of each athlete, this is a front-row seat to the privileged Olympic experience.
Television Year 1 960 CBS for coverage of 1 960 Winter and Summer Olympic
Games 1966 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" (for Outstanding ... 1 996 HBO Sports
for its documentary "The Journey of the African-American Athlete" & Bud
Greenspan, a personal award for excellence in ... National Emmy Awards Sports
Programming Presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since
Author: Gerry Brown
Publisher: ESPN Books
For over 10 years, the ESPN Sports Almanac has been the definitive source for answers to most every sports question. From record-holders to champions, auto racing to the Iditarod, ballparks, business news, and Who's Who to the dearly departed athletes of the year past, the ESPN Sports Almanac 2008 tracks them in hundreds of photos, thousands of tables, countless facts and figures, plus expert analysis from ESPN's most popular personalities (Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Stuart Scott, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Dick Vitale, et al.). Add fan input from ESPN.com's SportsNation polls, along with ESPN's unique brand of humor, and this latest edition will keep the ESPN Sports Almanac the reigning champion and a New York Times best-seller.
On August 8, 2008, the dayBeijing chose to start its Olympic Games, President
George W. Bush attended theopening ceremony at ... This bookwas published
simultaneously in both English andChinese withthe title A Journey Shared:The
UnitedStates and ... John King Fairbank's The UnitedStates andChina,
firstpublished in 1948and reissued in several new editions ... 3 However, if we
useboth Chinese and American sources, and especially the exciting material
foundin personal ...
Author: R. Johnson
The essays in this volume examine United States-East Asian relations in the framework of global history, incorporating fresh insights that have been offered by scholars on such topics as globalization, human rights, historical memory, and trans-cultural relations.
The journey took 11 days . New Zealand's greatest day at the Olympic Games
was arguably 2 September 1960. Peter Snell won a ... At the 1964 Olympics in
Tokyo , Snell completed his own personal double on the track , winning both the
800 and 1,500 metres . New Zealand ... in Los Angeles , and 16 August 2008 in
Beijing ) – but never in such highprofile events as in Rome . Source ... 1948
Protest campaign against exclusion of Māori players from 1949 rugby tour of
South Africa .
Author: New Zealand Department of Statistics
Essential reference for libraries, businesses, education and media. Includes the latest information from the latest Census, as well as other survey sources. Provides a comprehensive picture of life in New Zealand based on the most recent and accurate information available.
2001 ; Citation of Lifetime Achievement , Cdn . Environment Awards 2004 ;
Douglas H . Pimloft Award , Nature Canada ... the IBM Personal Computer 1983 ;
Vax Pascal 1984 ; Introduction to Computer Science using the Turing
Programming Language ... Vancouver 2010 Bid Corp . ; Dir . , 2010 Games
Operating Trust Soc . ; Chair , U . B . C . Richmond Rowing Boathouse ... 1978 –
84 ; recipient , Olympic Gold Medal Rowing , Tokyo 1964 ; Officer , Order of
Canada 1984 ; recreations ...
Author: Elizabeth Lumley
"Now in its ninety-eighth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada.The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge. The complete text of Canadian Who's Who is also available on CD-ROM, in a comprehensively indexed and fully searchable format. Search 'astronaut' or 'entrepreneur of the year,' 'aboriginal achievement award' and 'Order of Canada' and discover a wealth of information. Fast, easy and more accessible than ever, the Canadian Who's Who on CD-ROM is an essential addition to your electronic library. Network Licensing available. ISBN 978-0-8020-4064-0 For pricing information, please contact CEDROM-Sni 1-888-544-0339 ext. 3 [email protected]
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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
We would like it to remind us of the personal enrichment that is bestowed upon
all of us when we drink from the ... The knowledge and wisdom implicit in the
works of these masters must certainly help us in the " beautiful journey " that we
all ... After some years in exile , in 1948 Carles Riba published his final
translation of the Odyssey , beautifully illustrated with ... This admiration for Greek
art and culture was also evident in the ceremonies of the Barcelona Olympic
Games of 1992 .
Author: Josep Maria Trullén i Thomàs
Catàleg de l'exposició organitzada pel Museu d'Art de Girona (2 d'abril - 30 d'a gost de 2009). La mostra, que coincideix amb el centenari de la descoberta de l' escultura del déu Esculapi, presta atenció als artistes catalans influenciats pe l món grec. El recorregut museogràfic comença a Empúries i fa una mirada a l'art català del neoclassicisme, el modernisme, el noucentisme i les avantguardes del segle passat. Textos en català, castellà, anglès i grec.