Encyclopedia of British sport

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ABC-CLIO, 2000 - History - 463 pages
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An authoritative, one-stop overview of the history of sport in Britain from the earliest times to the present.

This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sport, individual sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon; key issues like racism and drugs; and sport in drama, literature, and the media.
-- Contains over 300 entries covering individual sports, sporting controversies, issues and concepts, key individuals, famous clubs, competitions, events, and incidents
-- An authoritative reference source written by some of the leading experts in British sports history
-- Provides comprehensive coverage and examines both the history and contemporary position of British sport in a wider social, economic, and cultural context

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Cox is director of sport at UMIST in England and was a lecturer in Physical Education at the University of Liverpool.

Wray Vamplew is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montford University, Leicester, England.
Daryl Adair is a Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester, England.

Grant Jarvie is Deputy Principal and Chair of Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. He is past President of the British Society of Sports History and Honorary Professor with the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Warsaw. Dong-Jhy-Hwang is Associate Professor with The National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan. Mel Brennan is a lecturer at Towson University (USA). Mel is the former Head of Special Projects for CONCACAF, a confederation of FIFA.

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