Encyclopedia of International Games

Encyclopedia of International Games
Author : Daniel Bell
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 603
Release : 2016-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9781476615271
ISBN 13 : 1476615276
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of International Games Book Description:

The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well known international multisport gathering—but since 1896, hundreds of other competitions based on the Olympic Games model have been established whose histories have not been well documented. The Encyclopedia of International Games captures (in one alphabetical sequence) the histories of these games, many of them for the first time. The work includes major regional events such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan American Games; competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe; specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games; and Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games. Eight appendices, notes, bibliography, index.

Sixty Years an Athlete Part 2
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Mike Harris
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-30 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mike Harris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-02 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Robin Oakley
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Sal Maiorana
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Northeastern University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Donald L. Deardorff, Robert J. Higgs
Categories: Literary Criticism
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