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“I read this volume as one of many signs that sport can no longer escape issues of environmental impact, sustainability and climate change.” The volume in question is Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment edited by Brian P. McCullough and Timothy B. Kellison (Routledge), and the quote is from Daniel Svensson’s review in which he is mainly positive, although he also points to some perspectives that he finds missing in the book.
The International Journal of the History of Sport is the world’s leading sport history academic periodical with fully-refereed global coverage of the subject. As well as regular issues, the IJHS also offers regionally-focused issues on the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, and special issues each year on significant topics and themes.
In his latest book, Rethinking Olympic Legacy (Routledge), Vassil Girginov offers an alternative approach to the study of Olympic and mega-sport event legacy, focussing on future gains rather than leftovers. We asked Norwegian sociologist Jon Helge Lesjø for a review, and he sees strengths in Girginov’s rethinking, but finds him much too much an insider to see the Olympic “social movement” from a distance.
The International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM), a refereed journal published four times per year, aims to present current practice and research in the area of sport management and marketing. Special issue: The Youth Olympic Games: Management and Legacy