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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95
Wild meets The Boys in the Boat , a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston?s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother?s emotional... more...