The present work was written to highlight the impact of social change on modern sports and their athletes. The book deals with the Sociological Aspects of Modern Sports and features articles on social change and sports development (e.g. the problem of doping and the responsibility of science, talent identification and promotion), on the Olympics (e.g. the Olympic idea and reality, the athletes' village) and on athletics (e.g. on the development of world athletics, what makes athletics valuable).