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The Columbia Encyclopedia
Publication Date: 2000
Provides authoritative factual information about our world in its many guises - physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural.
Key Concepts in Sports Studies
Publication Date: 2009
Entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport. Each entry provides clear definitions, relevant examples, up-to-date suggestions for further reading, and informative cross-referencing.
The Sports Rules Book
Publication Date: 2003
Quickly glean information on 54 sport's origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials' signals.
- Concussions in Sports: Topic Page
Each year in sports, it is estimated that nearly 300,000 concussions occur at all levels of competition. Concussions are likely underreported as athletes may withhold their symptoms from coaches, teammates, parents, athletic trainers, and physicians for fear of being kept out of competition.
- Physical Education: Topic Page
The explosion of personal technology at the turn of the 21st century has been attended by increases in sedentary lifestyles and unprecedented levels of obesity in our nation's youth...
- Stadium: Topic Page
Racecourse in Greek cities where footraces and other athletic contests took place. The name is the Latin form of the Greek word for a standard of length and originally referred merely to the measured length of the course...
- Sports Psychology: Topic Page
In the past 30 years, sport psychology has been recognized as a distinct area of study in human behavior. Sport psychology is concerned with the psychological and emotional factors that influence both participation in sports and performance activities and the psychological effects derived from them.
- Fantasy Sports
Also called rotisserie sport or roto, any of a number of games that permit a person to play either a virtual game or a virtual season of a sport.
- Commercialization of Sports
Modern sports and modern mass media are both multibillion-dollar businesses. Elite sports cannot function as they do without the mass media to publicize and underwrite them.
- Gender and Sports
With few exceptions, modern sports were devised by and for men, with the content, meaning, and significance of the contests reflecting male values, strengths, and interests.