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Putting scandals, terrorism and boycotts as well as pure sporting achievements to the side, Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney zoom in on the ever important issues of marketing, media rights and brand management in their own take on Olympic history, The Gold in the Rings: The People and Events that Transformed the Olympic Games (University of Illinois Press). Martin Friis Andersen found that the book has much to commend it.
Renowned Danish sport historian Else Trangbæk, now Professor Emerita, keeps up her good work analyzing Danish elite sports throughout history. Her latest offering, Olympiske kvinder: Om topsport og kvindeliv gennem 100 år [Olympian women: Elite sports and women’s lives during 100 years] (Syddansk Universitetsforlag) is reviewed in English by Martin Friis Andersen.