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  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico?s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate... more...

  • The London 2012 Olympicsby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy.... more...

  • Wind Drivenby Wendy Kinney-Kendall

    Random House New Zealand 2013; Not Available

    Inspiring story of how a New Zealand woman, four-time Olympic windsurfing champion got to the top - and stayed there. Barbara Kendall is one of New Zealand's most successful Olympians and also one of its best-lovedathletes. In 2008 she went to her fifth Olympics, having previously won gold at the BarcelonaOlympics, silver at Atlanta and bronze at... more...

  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...

  • Golden Girlby Michael Silver; Natalie Coughlin

    Rodale 2006; US$ 19.99

    The story of Natalie Coughlin's remarkable battle back from injury and burnout to become America's Golden Girl—a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner in swimming and the most decorated female athlete at the 2004 Olympics. Five years ago, Natalie Coughlin's promising swimming career was all but extinguished when a devastating shoulder... more...

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiographyby Mo Farah

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • No Limitsby Michael Phelps; Alan Abrahamson

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the O lympic Games in B eijing, Michael P helps?up from working-class, born-in-the-U SA roots?shows us the secrets to his remarkable success?from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps?s progress from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens.... 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...

  • Family Powerby Mark Lopez; Steve Lopez; Diana Lopez; Jean Lopez

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 24.95

    An inspiring sports memoir from the family who captured America?s heart at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Lopez family set new records at the Beijing Olympics with three siblings on the same U.S. taekwondo team?and a fourth sibling as their coach. Mark took the silver medal, and Steven and Diana both brought home the bronze, with big brother Jean... more...

  • American Victoryby Henry Cejudo; Bill Plaschke

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00

    "Compelling... American Victory represents the triumph of the human spirit." -- Los Angeles Times Henry Cejudo's remarkable journey follows an unlikely hero, the son of illegal immigrants, from the mean streets of South Central LA to the glory of the Beijing Olympics. The first American in sixteen years to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling... more...