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- Penguin Random House Australia 2012; US$ 9.76
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...
- Historic England 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27
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 all... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99
One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99
On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99
In 2012 millions of people across the globe marvelled at the spectacle that was the London Summer Olympic Games, with thousands flocking to Englands capital to enjoy the sporting action first-hand. However, visitors to the new Olympic Stadium may not have realised that the site and surrounding area is steeped in history. Beneath the 2012 Olympics... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99
If you are a fan of athletics, you are certain to be familiar with the name Mo Farah and his fantastic achievements at the London 2012 Olympic Games but how much do you really know about the charismatic British runner? Do you know what other athletics titles Mo currently holds? What honour did he receive in New Year 2013? When did he adopt his famous... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95
There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. Ali... more...