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. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussedThe sport was popularized in Australia by Dutch immigrants postaWorld War II. ... Australian Sports Commission. ... In 2004 Singh was the PGA Player of the Year, winning nine tournaments, becoming the worlda#39;s number one ranked golfer, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Sports Around the World|
|Author||:||John Nauright, Charles Parrish|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2012|