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  • The Boys of Winterby Wayne Coffey

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • The British Olympic Association: A Historyby Kevin Jefferys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Since its creation the British Olympic Association (BOA) has been one of the most important institutions in sports governance. In spite of its prominence there has hitherto been no single-volume history of the Association. This scholarly yet accessible study fills that gap, assessing the origins, evolution, strengths and shortcomings of the BOA. more...

  • Circus Maximusby Andrew Zimbalist

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.00

    Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games. But the road to these mega events is paved by big business. We all know who the winners on the field arebut who wins off the field? The numbers are staggering: China spent $40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent $50 billion for the 2014 Sochi... 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$ 244.95

    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...

  • Golden Lilyby Lijia Xu; Jeremy Atkins

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2016; US$ 14.16

    The inspirational autobiography from Asia?s first dinghy sailing gold medallist. A full-time athlete at 10 years old, Lijia was taken away from her parents and enrolled on the gruelling Chinese training regime. A rare insight into a world of relentless training and unquestioning compliance, this is the story of a young woman?s will to succeed. more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 99.99

    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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 169.99

    This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement. more...

  • Hitler's Olympicsby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    The Berlin Olympic Games, more than 70 years on, remain the most controversial ever held. This book creates a vivid account of the disputes, the personalities, and the events which made these Games so memorable. Ironically, the choice of Germany as the host national for the 1936 Olympics was intended to signal the return to the world community after... more...

  • How Hitler Hijacked World Sportby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 26.24

    <div>Adolf Hitler understood the importance of sport, and exercised his malign and dangerous influence to try to co-opt it for the Nazi cause. He intended to own the Olympic movement, housing it permanently in Berlin from 1940 in a stadium seating 450,000 people. His hijack of the 1936 Games remains one of sport's most controversial events.... more...

  • Igniting the Flameby Jim Reisler; Dave Wottle

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The story of the fourteen men ? largely forgotten and never the subject of a full-length book ? who created the American Olympic movement by winning eleven gold medals at the first modern Olympics in 1896 in Athens, timed for publication leading up to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2012 Olympics in London. more...