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  • I was an Olympic Volunteerby Mike Cooper

    Fast Print Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    No matter what role they play, the support of thousands of volunteers is absolutely vital to the success of any Olympiad.I  was one of the few British volunteers at the Atlanta Centenary Olympic Games. It was the most exciting and rewarding three weeks of my life. I saw Olympic finals, witnessed medal ceremonies, talked to champion athletes both contemporary... more...

  • The Jewish Olympicsby Ron Kaplan; Ira Berkow

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the ?Jewish Olympics,? as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel, first began in 1932, and the latest games took place in July of 2013, with the debut... more...

  • Jim Thorpeby William A. Cook

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 29.95

    Most biographies of Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) emphasize his Olympic glory and his remarkable abilities in track and football. Thorpe's 1912 gold medals in the decathalon and pentathalon and his talent on the gridiron rank him high among outstanding athletes of the twentieth century. That Thorpe also played brilliantly on the baseball diamond is an... more...

  • Los Juegos Olímpicosby François Laforge

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 2.96

    Los Juegos Olímpicos son la competición deportiva internacional más prestigiosa. Todos los atletas del mundo sueñan con participar en ella, ganar medallas, ver ondear la bandera de su país y escuchar el himno. Los Juegos Olímpicos nacieron en el siglo VIII antes JC en Grecia. Para que podamos seguir en las mejores condiciones esta edición de 2012,... more...

  • Los Juegos Olímpicosby François Laforge

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    Los Juegos Olímpicos son la competición deportiva internacional más prestigiosa. Todos los atletas del mundo sueñan con participar en ella, ganar medallas, ver ondear la bandera de su país y escuchar el himno. Los Juegos Olímpicos nacieron en el siglo VIII antes JC en Grecia. Para que podamos seguir en las mejores condiciones esta edición de 2012,... 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...

  • Native Gamesby Chris Hallinan; Barry Judd; Kevin Young

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    Research on Indigenous participation in sport offers many oppertunities to better understand the political issues of equality, empowerment, self-determination and protection of culture and identity. This volume compares and conceptualises the sociological significance of Indigenous sports in different international contexts. 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...

  • Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintendedby J A Mangan; Mark Dyreson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the... more...

  • The Olympic Odysseyby Phil Cousineau

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 17.95

    This book was purchased by the US Olympic Committee and given to each member of the US Olympic Team of the Summer 2004 Games as well as those participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing draws people together quite like sports. This book explores exactly why that is. In anticipation of the nostalgic return of the Games to Greece in 2004, mythologist... more...