The International Journal of the History of Sport Volume 29, Issue 16, October 2012

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Special Issue: The Triple Asian Olympics: Asia Ascending – Media, Politics, Geopolitics


Preface 
The Media Is the Message: Proclaiming National Purpose and Pursuing International Approbation
J. A. Mangan
Pages: 2205-2213
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744514

Prologue 
The Triple Asian Olympics – Media Aspirations Realised and Unrealised; Projections Achieved and Unachieved
Sandra Collins
Pages: 2214-2217
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744516

Part One: The Projection of Image: Olympic Media Strategies – Global and Regional 
Global Media Events: Communications Strategies, Social Network Patterns and Propaganda Models – A Complex and Challenging Reconciliation
Françoise Papa
Pages: 2218-2230
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744518

Mediating the Asian Olympics: The Summer Games – Image Projection and Gaze Reception
David Rowe
Pages: 2231-2243
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744519

Part Two: Olympic Ceremonies: Media Agents of Cultural Representation 
Mediated Modernities and Mythologies in the Opening Ceremonies of 1964 Tokyo, 1988 Seoul and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Sandra Collins
Pages: 2244-2263
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744520

Aesthetic Convergences: Comparing Spectacular Key Audibles and Visuals of Athens and Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremonies
Leonardo V. Boccia
Pages: 2264-2275
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744521

Part Three: Olympic Media Audiences: Regional Reactions and Responses 
Seoul’88 – Media, Politicians, Public: Confrontation, Cooperation and Democratic Consequences
J. A. Mangan & Gwang Ok
Pages: 2276-2292
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744522

Surveying Japanese Media Usage during the Beijing Olympics As a Measure of Audience Attitudes towards China and the Chinese
Miiko Kodama
Pages: 2293-2310
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744524

Part Four: Olympic Media Propaganda: Uniformity and Diversity 
Unimagined China: Media, Technologies and the Fragmentation of National Olympic Audiences
Kevin Latham
Pages: 2311-2325
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744525

North Korean Media Accounts of the Olympic and Asian Games: The Fatherland’s Friends and Foes
Udo Merkel
Pages: 2326-2336
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744526

Part Five: Olympic ‘Brand’ Creation: Divergent and Contradictory Interpretations 
Nation Branding and the Olympic Games: New Media Images for Greece and China
Roy Panagiotopoulou
Pages: 2337-2348
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744527

Epilogue 
The Triple Asian Olympics: The Modern Media and Olympic Research – Challenges and Possibilities
Qing Luo
Pages: 2349-2354
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.744529

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