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  • King of the Worldby David Remnick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would... more...

  • Katherine Graingerby Katherine Grainger

    Carlton Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Katherine Grainger: Dreams Do Come True tells the inspirational story of one of Britain's golden girls from London 2012. Great Britain's finest woman rower had one final career target to achieve and, on 3 August 2012, on the water at Eton Dorney, she - and Anna Watkins - beat three other pairs and London 2012 Olympic Games women's Double... more...

  • The Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus 2012; US$ 21.99

    Incorporating the latest research, The Victor's Crown offers an analysis of how competitive sport emerged in Greece during the eighth century BC, and then how the great festival cycle of Classical Greece came into being during the sixth century BC. Special attention is paid to violent sports of boxing, wrestling and pancration. We meet the great athletes... more...

  • 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$ 7.70

    '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...

  • 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...