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 discussedIaido I derives from older Japanese martial traditions and has historically been referred to as aiaijutsu.a While aiaijutsua continues to be used today, ... The Art ofJapanese Swordsmanship: A Manual ofEishin Ryu Iaido. New York: Weatherhill.
|Title||:||Sports Around the World|
|Author||:||John Nauright, Charles Parrish|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2012|