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- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 64.99
This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability... more...
- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 23.00
A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games?an extraordinary story of visionary leadership, love of country and the ability to dream boldly. When John Furlong emigrated from Ireland in 1974, the customs officer greeted him with ?Welcome to Canada. Make us better??an imperative that has defined... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men?s Basketball Team. As a writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available
It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It was the artistic merit score that would decide the gold medal -- the second mark. Representing Canada, China, and Russia, the three pairs illuminated... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 26.24
Adolf Hitler understood the importance of sport, and exercised his malign and dangerous influence to try to co-opt it for the Nazi cause. He intended to own the Olympic movement, housing it permanently in Berlin from 1940 in a stadium seating 450,000 people. His hijack of the 1936 Games remains one of sport's most controversial events. Austria was... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 12.80
Going for Gold has fascinating sporting facts and trivia to appeal to everyone.Australia is one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Our talented athletes compete in a range of international events from world championships to the Olympic Games. Over the years we've developed sporting legends and icons who inspire us with their athletic... more...
- English Heritage Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.' Michael Johnson From a living icon of the Olympic Games ? as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster ? Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Nicholas Lezard loved London. Then the London 2012 Olympics came along ... Suddenly his beloved city was invaded by über-people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster, or throw things a bit further. Not to mention armies of reptilian brand-managers, chancers and corporate cheerleaders... more...