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  • The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanosby Steven Olderr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 49.95

    The Pan American Games, second only to the Olympics as the biggest international sports competition in the world, are held every four years (during the year prior to the Summer Olympics) under the sponsorship of the International Olympic Committee. This book lists the results of the Pan American Games from their commencement in 1951 through 1999. Los... more...

  • The Olympics, Media and Societyby Kim Bissell; Stephen D. Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without considering the effect of the media. It addresses a multitude... more...

  • 101 Olympic Quotesby Crombie Jardine

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 2.99

    This collection of quotes on the subject of The Olympics contains inspiring comments from medal-winners to organisers of the Games. It highlights the perseverance and accomplishments of world-class sportsmen and women, their love of sport as well as their desire and sheer dogged determination to excel in their chosen field. more...

  • Gold Rushby Michael Johnson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 7.88

    '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 Gamesby David Goldblatt

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 22.06

    The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display... more...

  • Les Jeux d?hiver, Chamonix 1924-Sotchi 2014by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Nés dans la discrétion en 1924, les jeux Olympiques d?hiver sont devenus au fil des ans un des événements majeurs du calendrier sportif international. Pour leur donner plus de visibilité encore, le Comité international olympique (C.I.O.) a ainsi brisé la sacro-sainte quadriennalité des Jeux, en programmant en 1994 les Jeux d?hiver à Lillehammer, deux... more...

  • The Mozart of Basketballby Todd Spehr; Digger Phelps

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dra?en Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in ?ibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dra?en was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit. Known as a skilled shooter, it was not unusual... more...

  • Designing the Olympicsby Jilly Traganou

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of... more...

  • The Paralympic Games Explainedby Ian Brittain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.99

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development... 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...