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By placing scholars from various disciplines side-by-side on the common topic of the Olympic Games, JOS (available in both print and electronic format and marketed to a global scholarly audience) aims to promote and encourage a multi-disciplinary understanding of the Olympic Movement. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: by Sean Dinces.
Sport documentaries are gaining ground with production companies, directors, distributors and audiences, and the genre is now also subjected to scholarly engagement of which Sporting Realities: Critical Readings of the Sports Documentary, edited by Samantha N. Sheppard & Travis Vogan (University of Nebraska Press), is a result. Our reviewer Garry Whannel knows this field well, and his knowledgeable review is highly readable, as is the book – although limited by its dominating US perspective.
Jørn Hansen Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik, Syddansk Universitet, Odense John Horne & Garry Whannel Understanding the Olympics 239 sidor, hft., ill. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2012 ISBN 978-0-415-55836-5 Til sommer er der igen olympiske lege. Fire år efter Beijing er legene på ny i Europa, i sportens hjemland Storbritannien, hvor London som den hidtil eneste by for tredje gang vil ære vært for sommerlegene. Første gang i 1908...