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  • Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Goldby Jessica Ennis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief... more...

  • Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Goldby Jessica Ennis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 17.08

    On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief... more...

  • Inspiredby Sir Steve Redgrave

    Headline 2009; Not Available

    Inspiration, something much needed in these times, abounds as Sir Steve relates the entertaining tales of his fellow sportsmen and women that spurred on his success. From Jonny Wilkinson?s famous dropkick, Roger Bannister?s 4-minute mile and Brian Clough?s self-belief to tales of lesser known characters from his childhood and personal life, Sir Steve... more...

  • Inspiredby Sir Steve Redgrave

    Headline 2009; US$ 18.57

    Inspiration, something much needed in these times, abounds as Sir Steve relates the entertaining tales of his fellow sportsmen and women that spurred on his success. From Jonny Wilkinson?s famous dropkick, Roger Bannister?s 4-minute mile and Brian Clough?s self-belief to tales of lesser known characters from his childhood and personal life, Sir Steve... more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games ? as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster ? Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...

  • Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Paralympic Athleteby Yves Vanlandewijck; Walter Thompson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.99

    This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability... more...

  • The Nolympicsby Nicholas Lezard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Nicholas Lezard loved London. Then the London 2012 Olympics came along ... Suddenly his beloved city was invaded by über-people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster, or throw things a bit further. Not to mention armies of reptilian brand-managers, chancers and corporate cheerleaders... more...

  • Patriot Heartsby John Furlong; Gary Mason

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 23.00

    A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games—an extraordinary story of visionary leadership, love of country and the ability to dream boldly. When John Furlong emigrated from Ireland in 1974, the customs officer greeted him with “Welcome to Canada. Make us better?—an imperative that has defined... more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games ? as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster ? Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...

  • The Olympic Games Explainedby Jim Parry; Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    This multidisciplinary text is a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games. The text considers a range of topics including:  the ancient Olympics the modern revival of the nineteenth century the development of the Games throughout the twentieth century. the media and the Olympics Olympic marketing... more...