Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE: A STUDENT GUIDE TO ELITE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
Editors: Michael Hill
Bibliographic:  ISBN-10: 0415423546, ISBN-13: 978-0415423540, Routledge Publishing, 2007, £21.84, 121 pages, hardcover
Subjects:  Development of elite sports and current issues of sport in modern times
Reviewed by: Fadil Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
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DESCRIPTION
This book is about how it is possible to achieve the excellence in sport in modern times
PURPOSE
To cover the past of competitive sport of today as well as discussing current issues in sport such as drugs. The comparison of elite sporting methods in leading sport countries is also included
AUDIENCE
Students in the field and anybody interested in modern sports especially in the history of it
FEATURES
A comprehensive introduction about the pursuit of excellence in sport, covering the key issues such as the history and tradition of sporting excellence; comparisons of elite high-performance sport programmes in Australia, the USA, East Germany and France; the historical, social, political and economic impacts of sporting excellence in the UK; current issues and debates, including drugs in sport; and the future for high-performance sport
ASSESSMENT
Having a clear framework for understanding and exploring key issues, questions for discussion, websites and suggestions for further reading, "In Pursuit of Excellence" is a helpful source for students and for any person interested in sport and sport-relevant issues
 
 
 
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