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- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.67
Fatima Whitbread had the worst possible start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she spent much of her childhood in and out of children's homes. A brief, disastrous stay with her birth mother saw her raped by her mother's drunken boyfriend - while her mother held a knife to her throat to 'quieten her down'. Fatima was only twelve at the time. Athletics... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 25.33
Double Olympic gold-medal winner, James Cracknell. His story before and after his life-changing accident. In October 2011 James Cracknell, two-time Olympic gold-medal rower and one of the greatest endurance athletes the world has ever known, suffered a seizure at home as his young son looked on in horror. A man who had known no limits, a man... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49
Jack Galloway, Sports Editor of the Telegraph, decides to reveal the prowess of master athlete Walker on the world stage at the Olympic Games in Athens, to combat the increasing plague of the use of perfomance-enhancing substances by world class athletes. Walker's victories in six events, winning an unprecedented six gold medals in track and field,... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49
It's the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Walker makes a comeback after his three-and-a half years as a recluse following his marathon victory in Athens, 2004. With some incredible track and field performances, he proves that dedication, diet and extreme physical fitness can beat the cheats who resort to performance-enhancing drugs. But will the timely... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11
The Berlin Olympic Games, more than 70 years on, remain the most controversial ever held. This book creates a vivid account of the disputes, the personalities, and the events which made these Games so memorable. Ironically, the choice of Germany as the host national for the 1936 Olympics was intended to signal the return to the world community after... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2005; US$ 22.95
The story of the Olympic Games contains some remarkable business lessons. It is the story of how the nearly-bankrupt Olympic movement edged away from the abyss through visionary, and sometimes hard-headed leadership and the creation of a unique corporate marketing platform. Olympic Turnaround tells for the first time how the future of one of the world?s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
An exploration of how the Olympics are organised in response to risk. This book looks at the tension between the riskiness of mega-events, attributable to their scale and complexities, and the societal, political and organisational pressures that exist for safety, security and management of risk ? leading to changes in how the Games are governed. more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99
Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games? When did the Olympic event "shin kicking" get banned? Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games? Who was the first official cheat in 388BC? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the Olympic Games in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Amazing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic... more...