The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport

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Wray Vamplew
Oxford University Press, 1994 - 575 sider
The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport appears in a revised, updated and greatly expanded new edition. Produced by the Australian Society for Sports History, this is the first authoritative and encyclopedic reference work on all sports played in Australia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and character of the innumerable codes that constitute the Australian sporting character. All sports are covered - not just the major ones like cricket, Australian Rules, lawn tennis, and horse-racing. The Companion offers succinct and informative entries on famous sportsmen and women, and on major institutions, competitions and venues. The Companion also offers thematic essays on crucial aspects of the history, culture and professionalization of sport in Australia. For the first time readers have access to biographies of sporting champions from different codes, all of whom rub shoulders in this literary pantheon. For the second edition, the editors have commissionedfour major new thematic essays: Coaching, Disabled Sportsmen and Women, Regionalism, and the Olympic Winter Games. Seven more sports have been added (badminton, bicycle racing, curling, fives, petanque, ring bowls, and surfing), along with 38 additional clubs. The second edition boasts 240 new biographies. One of its major features is a `list of lists', which provides full details about major competitions such as the Stawell Gift, Davis Cup finals, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Sheffield Shield, Brownlow Medallists - to name just a few of the lists contained in this Appendix. Greatly expanded and offering a readable cultural history of Australian sport, the Oxford Companion to Australian Sport is essential reading for sportsmen and women, administrators, journalists and sports followers.

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A quite comprehensive look at sport in Australia. It goes into detail on what sports are played here, and why, even down to some of the more obscure. There are entries on various important sports ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Om forfatteren (1994)

Wray Vamplew is Professor of Arts and Humanities at De Montfort University. Katharine Moore is at Doctor at the University of Alberta. John O'Hara is Associate Professor of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney. Richard Cashman is a Doctor at the University of New South Wales. Ian Jobling is Associate Professor of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland.

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