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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • No Limitsby Michael Phelps; Alan Abrahamson

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps?up from working-class, born-in-the-USA roots?shows us the secrets to his remarkable success?from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps?s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens. Now he?s... more...

  • Sport and International Developmentby Roger Levermore; Aaron Beacom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.50

    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...

  • 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$ 252.95

    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...

  • Securing and Sustaining the Olympic Cityby Dr Gary Armstrong; Dr Pete Fussey; Professor Dick Hobbs; Professor Jon Coaffee

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence... 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$ 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...

  • Showdown at Shepherd's Bushby David Davis

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...