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  • 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 New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asiaby William Kelly; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games, the ?glittering? Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and the... more...

  • Olympic Visionsby Mike O'Mahony

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    African American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial segregation in the United States in 1968. Hitler watching the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Michael Phelps? photo finish in the 100-meter butterfly to win his seventh of a record eight medals in 2008. Since its creation in 1896, the Olympic Games have produced iconic images such... more...

  • The Olympicsby Graham Douglas; Harry Spatchcock

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 5.99

    This book is a collection of fun, facts and figures about the Olympic Games (from ancient to modern times) for sports lovers all over the world. more...

  • Olympism: The Global Visionby Boria Majumdar; Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art.... more...

  • The Paralympic Gamesby Keith Gilbert; Otto Schantz

    Meyer & Meyer 2008; US$ 19.08

    The Paralympic Games: Empowerment or Side Show? offers insights into the Paralympic Movement which have previously not been alluded to in the academic press. The chapters in this book cover aspects of the organization, development and life worlds of Paralympians, team management and coaches. In particular the book develops the following five themes... more...

  • Podiumby Ben Oakley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top? To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original step of combining existing research with a study of leading athletes' autobiographies. Looking at the early histories and initial... more...

  • The Race for the 2012 Olympicsby Mike Lee

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 20.78

    London bid leader and British Olympic hero Sebastian Coe, Tony Blair and David Beckham all played a part in winning the most competitive race for the Games in Olympic history. But it was far from plain sailing and the campaign was a rollercoaster ride of emotions: full of drama, controversy and tears from the moment businesswoman Barbara Cassani was... 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...

  • Sex and the Olympicsby James Buckley

    ReadHowYouWant 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sex and the Olympics – a match literally made in heaven. Arising from ancient Greek mythology, the Olympics were always destined to be a sordid and sexual affa………………….. more...