By Thierry Terret
London hosted the Olympic video games for the 3rd time in 2012, a mega-event the place the political, financial and social expectancies may well not often be in comparison with the previous London video games of 1908 and 1948. furthermore, the Olympic video games went again to Europe in 2012 after an extended interval the place (apart from Athens in 2004) they were held by way of cities in different continents. In London, the area watched the video games. Continental Europe, despite the fact that, generated a specific perspective in accordance with the distinct family it had developed traditionally with England. on the crossing element of background, cultural reviews and geopolitics, this booklet offers new insights at the value of the Olympic video games. It considers that the video games are the fitting window to examine either the previous and the present kin among England and its closest continental neighbours. It might be perfect for students and teachers operating in game sciences, cultural heritage, political technology and ecu reviews; beginner activities historians; Olympic fans and specialists in Olympic studies.
This e-book used to be released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the background of Sport.
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London, Europe and the Olympic Games: European Perspectives (Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives) by Thierry Terret