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  • The Olympic Games Explainedby Jim Parry; Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    This student textbook explores the history and meaning of the modern Olympic Games, providing a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from the Ancient Greeks origins through to the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee. more...

  • The Boys of Winterby Wayne Coffey

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95

    Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered perhaps the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their ?Miracle on Ice? has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable. It is a legacy... more...

  • Sport and International Developmentby Roger Levermore; Aaron Beacom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    Investigating the capacity of sport to act both as a conduit for traditional development assistance activities and as an agent for change in its own right, this book argues that sport†can contribute to the development process, particularly where traditional development approaches have difficulty in engaging with communities. more...

  • Five Ring Circusby Christopher A. Shaw

    New Society Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95

    An exposť of the greatest sham on earth! more...

  • The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Epidemiology of Injury in Olympic Sportsby Dennis J. Caine; Peter Harmer; Melissa Schiff

    Wiley 2009; US$ 236.95

    This new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine series, published under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee, provides a state-of-the- art account of the epidemiology of injury across a broad spectrum of Olympic sports. The book uses the public health model in describing the scope of the injury problem, the associated risk factors,... more...

  • Onward to the Olympicsby Gerald P. Schaus; Stephen R. Wenn

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    The Olympic Games have had two lives-the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over... more...

  • Amazing Olympiansby Charles Margerison

    Amazing People Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world class standards and their drive to be the best as they strive to beat their competitors and defy physical limitations and records on a global stage. These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of the Amazing Olympians in this... more...

  • Great Moments in the Summer Olympicsby Matt Christopher

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 4.99

    The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton -- tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now... more...

  • Showdown at Shepherd's Bushby David Davis

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    The epic clash of an Irish-American, Italian, and Onondaga-Canadian that jump-started the first marathon mania and heralded the modern age in sports † The eyes of the world watched as three runners?dirt poor Johnny Hayes, who used to run barefoot through the streets of New York City; candymaker Dorando Pietri; and the famed Tom Longboat?converged... more...