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  • Dangerous Gamesby Larry Writer

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 20.90

    A team of 33 Australian athletes competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Poorly prepared and with limited support, they bravely faced formidable competition. Larry Writer recreates their experience so vividly we can imagine ourselves in the famous stadium surrounded by swastikas. 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...

  • The Gamesby David Goldblatt

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.82

    The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display... more...

  • The End of the Perfect 10by Dvora Meyers

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    Just in time for the 2016 Olympic Games and the fortieth anniversary of Nadia Comaneci?s ?Perfect 10,? an exciting and insightful account of the controversial world of gymnastics, the recent changes of the scoring system, and why those changes will drive American gymnasts to the top of the sport in the twenty-first century. It was the team finals... more...

  • Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Contextby Fan Hong; Lu Zhouxiang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest?findings?in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system,?sport media, sport facility management?and sport social?development in?the two host countries - China and Britain.?It?identifies?the role?of national and local governments,?universities... more...

  • As Good as Goldby Kathryn Bertine; Kathrine Switzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And he?s a woman. And she?s taken on a challenge that makes Paper Lion look like a brisk game of Go Fish.   Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble in the summer of 2006,... more...

  • Something in the Airby Richard Hoffer

    Free Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Summer of ?49 , a gripping sports narrative that brilliantly tells the amazing individual stories of the unforgettable athletes who gathered in Mexico City in a year of dramatic upheaval. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics reflected the spirit of their revolutionary times. Richard Hoffer?s Something in the... more...

  • The Second Markby Joy Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 22.95

    It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It was the artistic merit score that would decide the gold medal -- the second mark. Representing Canada, China, and Russia, the three pairs illuminated... more...

  • Michael Phelpsby Bob Schaller; Jason Lezak; Rowdy Gaines

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    Michael Phelps is an American sports hero, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete the world has ever known. His unprecedented eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics have made him a superstar. But his journey to Olympic immortality is every bit as compelling as his achievements in the pool. From learning to cope with ADHD to the story of how Phelps... more...

  • This Great Symbolby John J. MacAloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation... more...