A directory of some 2,500 acronyms and initialisms, for those who need to distinguish among such entities as ABC, ABC, and ABC--Asian Basketball Confederation, American Bowling Congress, and African Boxing Confederation. The main alphabetical listing consists of acronym entries with full name and headquarters location. Two sections follow containing listings by full name and by subject. Most entries are international and national organizations, though some state and provincial organizations are included. Published by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), 1600 James Naismith Dr., Gloucester, Ontario, Canada K1B 5N4. Printed on acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.