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  • Dropping the Torchby Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olympic Boycott, and the Cold War offers a diplomatic history of the 1980 Olympic boycott. more...

  • Gold Medal Diaryby Hayley Wickenheiser

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 21.99

    In Gold Medal Diary , Hayley Wickenheiser , three-time Olympic gold medal winner and captain of the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team, reveals her day-to-day experiences of the 2010 Games, including the six-month lead-up of intensive training and pre-Olympic tournaments. She shares the life of an Olympian the behind-the-scenes stories, the... more...

  • Sex and the Olympicsby James Buckley

    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sex and the Olympics – a match literally made in heaven. Arising from ancient Greek mythology, the Olympics were always destined to be a sordid and sexual affa………………….. more...

  • The Race for the 2012 Olympicsby Mike Lee

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    London bid leader and British Olympic hero Sebastian Coe, Tony Blair and David Beckham all played a part in winning the most competitive race for the Games in Olympic history. But it was far from plain sailing and the campaign was a rollercoaster ride of emotions: full of drama, controversy and tears from the moment businesswoman Barbara Cassani was... more...

  • One Golden Summer: The Telegraph at the London Games (Ebook)by Telegraph Media Group

    Headline 2012; US$ 0.99

    Exclusive to this ebook-only edition, relive the incredible summer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games with this inspirational series of articles from the Telegraph, available as a collection for the first time. more...

  • Days of Wondersby Russell Moon

    Crown House Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Russell Moon, a volunteer performer in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, gives us the inside story of the making of the Greatest Show on Earth. In 194 gripping, moving and funny pages we follow his adventures from first audition to final jaw-dropping performance. We discover how, with the nation, he overcomes doubts and fears to discover unexpected... more...

  • Olympic Visionsby Mike O'Mahony

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    African American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial segregation in the United States in 1968. Hitler watching the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Michael Phelps? photo finish in the 100-meter butterfly to win his seventh of a record eight medals in 2008. Since its creation in 1896, the Olympic Games have produced iconic images such... more...

  • Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008by Russell Field; Bruce Kidd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students... more...

  • Sport in the Cultures of the Ancient Worldby Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Sport has been practised in the Greco-Roman world at least since the second millennium BC. It was socially integrated and was practised in the context of ceremonial performances, physical education and established local and international competitions including, most famously, the Olympic Games. In recent years, the continuous re-assessment of old... more...

  • The Wonder Crewby Susan Saint Sing

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    THE WONDER CREW is the fascinating story of how the salty coach of the Annapolis crew team, Coach Richard Glendon, seized the sport of rowing first from the Ivy League schools and then the imposing British with a new style both uniquely American and very much his own. He took a group of young midshipmen with humble origins and dominated a sport once... more...