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  • The First London Olympics: 1908by Rebecca Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    In the summer that saw the first successful flight of the Zeppelin, a 140 acre site of scrubland in West London was transformed into the White City, which housed the 1908 Franco British Exhibition - and a state-of-the-art stadium built to house the first London Olympics. The Olympics were organised by volunteers in just 18 months and at a fraction... more...

  • The First London Olympics: 1908by Rebecca Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 21.71

    In the summer that saw the first successful flight of the Zeppelin, a 140 acre site of scrubland in West London was transformed into the White City, which housed the 1908 Franco British Exhibition - and a state-of-the-art stadium built to house the first London Olympics. The Olympics were organised by volunteers in just 18 months and at a fraction... more...

  • Something in the Airby Richard Hoffer

    Free Press 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Off the Deep Endby W. Hodding Carter

    Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 14.95

    Hodding Carter dreamed of being an Olympian as a kid. He worshipped Mark Spitz, swam his heart out, and just missed qualifying for the Olympic trials in swimming as a college senior. Although he didn't qualify for the 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, or 2004 Olympics, he never stopped believing he could make it. And despite past failures... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • Murderballby Will Swanton

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.82

    They call it Murderball. An impossibly brutal game that you can't believe is a Paralympic sport. Players in reinforced steel chairs smash into each other with deadly intent and animal ferocity. You expect massive casualties in every game. But as one of the players says," What have we got to lose? It's not like we're going to break our necks again!"... more...

  • American Hoopsby Carson Cunningham

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 40.00

    Those who avidly followed the on-court acrobatics and off-court celebrity of the ?Dream Team? in Barcelona in 1992 would hardly recognize what passed as basketball fifty-six years earlier, when the United States first played the game in the 1936 Olympics. In those early days of men?s Olympic basketball, many teams lacked basic skills, games were played... more...

  • How to Watch the Olympicsby David Goldblatt; Johnny Acton

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    The must-have guide to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us know the real width of a balance beam, the intricate... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has... more...