The Best Olympics Ever? (Paperback)

Social Impacts of Sydney 2000 (Suny Series on Sport)

By Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

State University of New York Press, 9780791454749, 262pp.

Publication Date: July 18, 2002

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Despite International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samarach's proclaiming the Sydney 2000 Olympics as the "best ever," the truth of the matter is much less one-sided. In The Best Olympics Ever? Helen Jefferson Lenskyj discloses what the Sydney 2000 Olympic industry suppressed: the real costs and impacts.

About the Author

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, also published by SUNY Press; Women, Sport, and Physical Activity: Selected Research Themes; and Out of Bounds: Women, Sport, and Sexuality.