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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...
- Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 26.05
Zur Elite im Sport zu gehören ist ein Privileg. Aber es ist nichts Exklusives, wenn man es nicht zu nutzen versteht. Von Läufern und ihren Trainern, die zu Weltrekorden und Olympia-Siegen bzw. vergleichbar hohen Leistungen in der Lage waren, wurde im Nachhinein meist bekannt, dass Sie immer auch außergewöhnlich trainiert haben. Neues wagen, Veränderungen... more...
- Hachette Books 2016; Not Available
An inspirational memoir by a man who became an elite wheelchair athlete after suffering a catastrophic spinal injury and who finally walked again 25 years after his accident. After two years of intense physical therapy following his crippling accident, John Maclean set a new course for himself when his father encouraged him to embrace his new reality... 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who would cross swords with his daughter, Margaret, when she came home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Igantius Loyala challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ?s divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 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...