The Olympic idea nowadays. perceptions and insights

Peña Fernandez, E., Preuss, H. and DaCosta, L., Chatziefstathiou, D., Ramon, X. and Miragaya, A., eds. (2015) The Olympic idea nowadays. perceptions and insights. Spain: Bellaterra: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics i de l’Esport de la UAB.

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Abstract

Olympic values are the differential element of the Olympic Movement. Today, these dynamic values are subject to rapid changes. Understanding the structure of values from a social and cultural perspective is necessary for all actors and institutions related to Olympism and the Olympic Games. Through this academic project, a research on the structure of values associated to the Olympics has developed in order to identify which values are threatened today, and what values are changing change or remain constant with time. And also taking into account the proposals included in the IOC Olympic Agenda 2020, presented as a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

The book includes the contribution of 23 academics and experts in the field of Olympic studies sharing their reflections on the evolution of the Olympic Movement since Sydney 2000 and the impacts, contributions or changes posed by the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympics.

Item Type: Edited Book
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Human and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 12:08
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/15837

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