By Thierry Terret
London hosted the Olympic video games for the 3rd time in 2012, a mega-event the place the political, fiscal and social expectancies may possibly rarely be in comparison with the previous London video games of 1908 and 1948. moreover, the Olympic video games went again to Europe in 2012 after an extended interval the place (apart from Athens in 2004) they were held through cities in different continents. In London, the area watched the video games. Continental Europe, even though, generated a selected perspective in response to the specified family it had developed traditionally with England. on the crossing element of heritage, cultural reviews and geopolitics, this e-book offers new insights at the importance of the Olympic video games. It considers that the video games are the correct window to examine either the prior and the present family among England and its closest continental neighbours. It should be perfect for students and teachers operating in recreation sciences, cultural background, political technology and ecu experiences; beginner activities historians; Olympic fans and specialists in Olympic studies.
This booklet was once released as a distinct factor of the International magazine of the historical past of Sport.
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