Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. General topics, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - 475 pages
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"This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports"--
 

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The part "Winners and Champions...." has not represented "Sports Around the World..." I think the authors must consider not to include too many American sport events. There are many other sports and disciplines more interesting than MLB or NBA. Thanks.

Contents

General Topics
1
Africa SubSahara
73
Asia South and East
173
Middle East and North Africa
269
Australia New Zealand and Oceana
315
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
Latin America and the Caribbean
1
North America
147
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Dedication
v

Dedication
v
Contents
vii
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
British Isles
1
Europe
219
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Dedication
v
Contents
vii
LATIN AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA
xiv
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Contents
vii
BRITISH ISLES AND EUROPE
xi
OLYMPIC MEDALISTS AND WINNERS AND CHAMPIONS OF MAJOR WORLD SPORTING EVENTS
xviii
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
Olympic MedalistsSummer Olympics
1
Olympic MedalistsWinter Olympics
221
Winners and Champions of Major World Sporting Events
261
Select Bibliography
365
Editors and Contributors
379
Index
391
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