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  • The Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus 2012; US$ 23.24

    Incorporating the latest research, The Victor's Crown offers an analysis of how competitive sport emerged in Greece during the eighth century BC, and then how the great festival cycle of Classical Greece came into being during the sixth century BC. Special attention is paid to violent sports of boxing, wrestling and pancration. We meet the great athletes... more...

  • The 1900 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon

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

    The 1900 Olympic Games have been termed "The Farcical Games." The events were poorly organized and years later many of the competitors had no idea that they had actually competed in the Olympics. They only knew that they had competed in an international sporting event in Paris in 1900. No official records of the 1900 Olympics exist. Based... more...

  • The 1896 Olympic Gamesby Bill Mallon; Ture Widlund

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 55.00

    During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, much of the world watched and celebrated as athletes broke world records and took home medals, fulfilling their Olympic dreams. The athletes' scores were available instantaneously and are now easily accessible, but what about the performance records of the first modern Olympic athletes? The Modern... more...

  • 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...

  • No Limitsby Michael Phelps; Alan Abrahamson

    Free Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps?up from working-class, born-in-the-USA 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. Now he?s... 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 Publishing Group 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...