Exploring the cultural politics of the Olympic Games, these essays investigate such topics as the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and closing ceremonies, and the Gay Games. Unforgettable events and decisions are also discussed.
Features the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, with information presented by L'Association des Familles Meloche Ltd. Highlights the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee. Discusses issues such as press venues and ski patrol.
This inquiry arose from the Committee's belief that any benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games should be felt in Wales and not only in London and the South East of England. The Committee cannot yet conclude whether Wales will benefit from the 2012 Games. Few events will be held in Wales and it is not predicted that Wales will benefit greatly from tourism generated by the Games. An opportunity was missed in the original bid to locate events in Wales particularly in respect of mountain biking and canoeing. In retrospect, it now seems misguided to build expensive new venues when such facilities exist in Wales. Lottery funding will be diverted from Wales to fund the Games, with a loss of an estimated £100 million, which will have a long-term effect on grassroots projects with a reduction in the number of new facilities built and possible problems in maintaining current structures. The Government has launched the London 2012 Business Network and CompeteFor, but there Welsh companies currently only account for 2 per cent of all the total number of registrations on the CompeteFor network. The most obvious benefit to Wales arises from the fact that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London provide a unique opportunity to generate interest in sport amongst children and young people. Disability sports is a great success story for Wales and the community programme ensures that there are opportunities for children and young people with disabilities. It is important that all sections of Welsh society are engaged with the Olympics and Paralympics and its ideals.
This beautifully produced book showcases more than 120 works of Chicana and Chicano art and provides a good representation of the art movement for general readers as well as students. Created in part as a catalog for the 2004 exhibition of the same name, the book is also designed to serve as a useful tool for teaching Chicana/o art from the elementary grades through graduate school as well as for the novice adult. Art aficionados will relish the striking full-color images in this coffee-table-quality volume. Themes include community values, borders and biculturalism, spirituality, personal feelings and shared experiences, cultural icons, and nontraditional representations.
" Ellyard prods us to think the unthinkable. For him it s simply a matter of planetry survival. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Executive Director 1992-1998 United Nations Environment Programme Aspiring 21st-century corporate and community leaders will delight in Peter Ellyard s stimulating ideas and clear and elegant writing style. Professor Dexter Dunphy, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales Peter Ellyard provides a new vision for human prosperity in the 21st century. A new culture is emerging that Ellyard calls Planetism . It has implications for leadership and management, for education and learning, for health and wellbeing, for industrial development, for food production and agriculture, for environmental management and for intercultural relations and understanding. In urging the creation of an ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable Planetist society in the 21st century, Ellyard offers a challenging vision for our own future and that of generations to come. This edition of Ideas for the New Millenniumhas been revised and updated."
Bursting with ideas for the ultimate New Year's Eve party, this beautiful guide demonstrates exactly how to create a memorable event for parties in the 21st century.
From tips on choosing the perfect ship, itinerary, cabin, and dining options for your style and budget to ratings for all the major cruise lines, this guide offers a wealth of insider information about how to make your next cruise vacation truly memorable. Author Corey Sandler is a former journalist and editor. He has written more than 160 books on travel, video games, and computers.