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  • 10 Amazing Olympic Listsby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Everything you need to know about the Olympics - and some amazing facts you wouldn't believe - are contained within this facsinating eBook. Who was the mascot for each games? What crazy sports are no longer events in the games? Who are considered to be the best athletes of all time? Were the winners always given gold medals? and how much gold is... more...

  • 15 Sports Myths and Why They?re Wrongby Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong , authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up. Fort and Winfree reveal how these myths... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ?modern? sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...

  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the relationship between modern Asia and the Olympic Games, this original work focuses on the forgotten history of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics to reveal the complex and fascinating encounter between Japan and the world in the 1930s. more...

  • The 2014 Sochi Olympicsby Sergey Markedonov; Andrew C. Kuchins

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 29.99

    The 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, possess a singular symbolic character for Russia and its leadership. President Vladimir Putin considers the Games a demonstration of Russia?s growing international role and the success of his administration?s policies. Many view a successful Olympics as integral to his presidency. more...

  • The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Timeby Elliott Kalb; Cris Collinsworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they?re actually right. That?s why sports lovers will devour this inside look at the 25 biggest myths and scandals in professional and collegiate athletics. Elliott Kalb... more...

  • 26.2by John Bryant

    John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99

    This is the thrilling account of the heroism, ambition, and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Games. Diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor Johnny Hayes were drawn... more...

  • 26.2 - The Incredible True Story of the Three Men Who Shaped The London Marathonby John Bryant; Seb Coe

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74

    This is the thrilling account of heroism, ambition and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Olympic Games?. A diminutive Italian, Dorando Pietri, who fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter, Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor, Johnny Hayes... more...

  • The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Timeby Elliott Kalb; Mark Weinstein; Cris Collinsworth

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 16.95

    Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement?... more...