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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will, unless something totally unexpected happens, open on July 23, 2021. One year late, and in many people’s minds, at least a year too soon. The opposition of the Japanese population is strong and strongly expressed, based on fears of further Covid-19 outbreaks. That the Games will go ahead anyway says much about the history and culture of the Olympic ’movement’, argues Brett Hutchins in his readable critical history of the Olympics from Coubertin and onwards.
Communication and Sport is a cutting-edge peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport that engages a broad intellectual community. C&S welcomes studies of sport and media in mass and new media settings, research on sport in interpersonal, group, organizational, and other communication contexts.
Under the editorship of Andrew C. Billings & Marie Hardin, 53 contributors have collaborated to produce 31 chapters over 374 pages for the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. Our reviewer is Britt-Marie Ringfjord, and she finds that the collection has aged well, being originally published in 2014, an is to this day a valuable tool for sport media scholars and students alike.