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  • The 1906 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 65.00

    One of the early concepts of the Olympic Games was to include "intercalated" Games every four years between the normal cycle, and to hold these Games in Athens, the ancestral home of the Olympics. In 1906 the first, and only one, of these games was held. Occurring only two years after the St. Louis Games of 1904 and two years before the London... more...

  • The 1908 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon; Ian Buchanan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 75.00

    The 1908 Olympic Games were controversial. There was almost constant bickering among the American team and the British officials. Because of the controversies, the 1908 Olympics have been termed "The Battle of Shepherd's Bush," referring to the site of the Olympic Stadium. Reports of the 1908 Olympics have been rare and do not for instance... more...

  • The 1904 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 65.00

    The 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis were both unusual and controversial. One of the major problems for Olympic scholars has been to determine which of the events at these Games were truly of Olympic caliber. The Games were included as part of the World's Fair, and every athletic contest that took place under the Fair's auspices was deemed "Olympic."... more...

  • The 1920 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon; Anthony Th. Bijkerk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 75.00

    Until this volume was compiled, the results of the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium, have been far from complete. The Antwerp organizing committee typed up a report of the results almost as an afterthought because it was so financially strapped after the games. For some events only the medalists are listed, with little, if any, additional information.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Jeux Olympiques (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Voulus par Pierre de Coubertin, les jeux Olympiques de l'ère moderne se tiennent tous les quatre ans depuis 1896. Les Jeux ne furent pas célébrés en 1916, 1940 et 1944, en raison des deux conflits mondiaux. more...

  • The Talent Labby Owen Slot

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.96

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