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Inside the Olympics A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals and the Glory of the Games

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ISBN-10: 0470838701

ISBN-13: 9780470838709

Edition: 2006

Authors: Richard W. Pound

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The Olympics began as a competition dedicated to excellence, integrity, ethics, and purity. More recently, this ideal has been eroded by greed, corruption, and scandal--from bribery, to doping, to cheating, to politics, to exploitation. The Games have changed from an association of amateur athletes in pursuit of excellence to a business that's all about money. "The betrayal of the fundamental values of the Olympics has created damage that could bring the whole movement into danger of collapse if something is not done soon," says Dick Pound, long-time, high-ranking member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This book tells the inside story of what really goes on behind the scenes…    
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Going Home
Who Guards the Guards: Judging
Performance Cheats: Doping
The Flame Flickers: Politics and Terror
Playing Fair: Human Rights
Keeping Corporate Company: Sponsorship
Broadcast Bonanza: TV Rights
Selecting Olympic Hosts (Zeus Help Us)
Passing the Torch: Samaranch
Conclusion
Sports Organization Acronyms
Olympic Games Host Cities
Index