Through investigations into a wide range of sports, including how football agents really work, the betting industry and corruption, esports, the NFL's efforts to take over the world and the real cost of hosting events like the World Cup and the Olympics, the financial realities of our obsession with sport are exposed.
What are the essential research methods for students studying leisure, sport and tourism? What are the main benefits in competing research methods, and how can you avoid gremlins in the research process? This book deals with these questions.
Covers the key topics taught within sport and leisure management courses. This book is divided into four sections covering such areas as: social and cultural context of sport and leisure; public, private and voluntary sectors; key products and services, including sport, the arts, physical activity and the countryside; and, management models.
On 15 April 1989, the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters in history occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. 96 people were crushed to death and 766 injured in a tragedy that was later admitted to have been exacerbated by police failures. This book aims to do justice to the memory of those who died and those left behind.
A collection of short extracts on the subject of walking, hiking and climbing by more than 50 literary figures from around the world including Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Eric Newby, Colin Thubron, Mark Twain and many others.
An introduction to key aspects of sport management for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book will also serve as a useful resource for staff involved in teaching on sport related modules and programmes, and for practitioners working as managers of sport businesses.