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  • Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movementby John J. Macaloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This extended ethnological research offers a rare case study of continuity and change in the Olympic torch relay, a leading transnational and trans-cultural ritual form. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society . more...

  • The Armchair Olympianby Phil Ascough

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896. The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue. The Games deliver... more...

  • A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Secondsby Richard Witt

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    'I hope the Romanian doesn't get through, because I can't pronounce her bloody name.' Allegedly from David Coleman, British radio and TV commentator, at one of his many Olympic coverages, when he thought he was off air. A Lifetime of Training for Just 10 Seconds is a collection of quotations from Olympic athletes, eyewitnesses and commentators... more...

  • The Secret Olympianby ANON

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The vast majority of us can only dream of being an Olympic-level athlete - but we have no real idea of what that means. Here, for the first time, in all its shocking, funny and downright bizarre glory, is the truth of the Olympic experience. It is an unimaginable world: the kitting-out ceremony with its 35kg of team clothing per athlete the pre-Olympic... more...

  • The Youth Olympic Gamesby Dag Vidar Hanstad; Milena M. Parent; Barrie Houlihan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth... more...

  • Ice Goldby Ted Wyman

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The women?s team, which hails from Winnipeg, and the men?s team, based in Sault Ste. Marie, dominated the Sochi Olympic curling events, setting records and capturing the hearts of millions of Canadians. Now Winnipeg Sun sports editor Ted Wyman shares the stories of Canada?s favourite curlers. With exclusive interviews and in-depth profiles, Ice... more...

  • Ice Goldby Ted Wyman

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The women?s team, which hails from Winnipeg, and the men?s team, based in Sault Ste. Marie, dominated the Sochi Olympic curling events, setting records and capturing the hearts of millions of Canadians. Now Winnipeg Sun sports editor Ted Wyman shares the stories of Canada?s favourite curlers. With exclusive interviews and in-depth profiles, Ice... more...

  • The Wonder Crewby Susan Saint Sing

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    THE WONDER CREWis the fascinating story of how thesalty coach of the Annapolis crew team,Coach Richard Glendon, seized the sport of rowingfirst fromthe Ivy League schoolsand then theimposing Britishwith a new style both uniquely American and very much his own. He took a group of young midshipmen with humble originsand dominated a sport... more...

  • Gold Medal Diaryby Hayley Wickenheiser

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 21.95

    In Gold Medal Diary , Hayley Wickenheiser , three-time Olympic gold medal winner and captain of the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team, reveals her day-to-day experiences of the 2010 Games, including the six-month lead-up of intensive training and pre-Olympic tournaments. She shares the life of an Olympian the behind-the-scenes stories, the... more...

  • Disability in the Global Sport Arena - Le Clairby Jill M. Le Clair

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ?normal? body, and describes how individual and organizational... more...