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  • Trainingspraxis Laufenby Lothar Pöhlitz; Jörg Valentin

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 26.05

    Zur Elite im Sport zu gehören ist ein Privileg. Aber es ist nichts Exklusives, wenn man es nicht zu nutzen versteht. Von Läufern und ihren Trainern, die zu Weltrekorden und Olympia-Siegen bzw. vergleichbar hohen Leistungen in der Lage waren, wurde im Nachhinein meist bekannt, dass Sie immer auch außergewöhnlich trainiert haben. Neues wagen, Veränderungen... more...

  • Showdown in Moscowby Hugh Shields

    Fast Print Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    This is the story of two of the world?s greatest ever milers, Seb Coe and Steve Ovett. Before the Moscow Olympics, Coe and Ovett had barely raced each other. They had, however, established impressive race credentials and traded world records. So when the Olympics came round, it was showdown time more...

  • 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...

  • Guide to Rio Olympics 2016by Prof. Norman Ratcliffe

    Clink Street Publishing 2016; US$ 8.74

    Norman Ratcliffe has been a frequent visitor to Rio de Janeiro, arguably Brazil's most iconic city, for over twenty years. In this entertaining and comprehensive guide, he reveals the highs and lows of this marvellous city. Millions of visitors arrive in Rio de Janeiro every year for the New Year Celebrations, the legendary Carnival, Rock in Rio, the... more...

  • Chasing Waterby Anthony Ervin; Constantine Markides

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In advance of the 2016 Olympics, Akashic launches a new sports imprint, curated by Dave Zirin, with a dramatic memoir by an Olympic gold-medalist. more...

  • Securing and Sustaining the Olympic Cityby Pete Fussey; Jon Coaffee; Dick Hobbs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Often seen as the host nation's largest ever logistical undertaking, accommodating the Olympics and its attendant security infrastructure brings seismic changes to both the physical and social geography of its destination. Since 1976, the defence of the spectacle has become the central feature of its planning, one that has assumed even greater prominence... more...

  • Designing the Olympicsby Jilly Traganou

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of... more...

  • By the Swordby Richard Cohen

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ?s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would... more...

  • Boycottby Jerry Caraccioli; Tom Caraccioli; Walter F. Mondale

    New Chapter Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    With a thorough exploration of the political climate of the time and the Soviet Union?s invasion of Afghanistan, this book describes the repercussions of Jimmy Carter?s American boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Despite missing the games they had trained relentlessly to compete in, many U.S. athletes went on to achieve remarkable successes... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movementby Ian Buchanan; Bill Mallon

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 109.99

    The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition?the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials?starting... more...