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Olympics

  • The Secret Olympianby ANON

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The vast majority of us can only dream of being an Olympic-level athlete - but we have no real idea of what that means. Here, for the first time, in all its shocking, funny and downright bizarre glory, is the truth of the Olympic experience. It is an unimaginable world: the kitting-out ceremony with its 35kg of team clothing per athlete the pre-Olympic... more...

  • Understanding International Sport Organisationsby Lincoln Allison; Alan Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    The governance of international sport is dominated by the SINGOs (sporting international non-governmental organisations). The IOC, FIFA, IAAF and the FIA wield global influence, but how exactly do such complex organisations operate? This important book examines the rise of the SINGOs, their structures, organisational behaviour and their power in the... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • The Armchair Olympianby Phil Ascough

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896. The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue. The Games deliver... more...

  • Today We Die a Littleby Richard Askwith

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds . On the track, his running made him a legend;... more...

  • Athlete Firstby Steve Bailey

    Wiley 2008; US$ 131.95 US$ 114.36

    Today the Paralympic Movement is recognised as a global sporting phenomenon attracting thousands of athletes from an ever-increasing number of countries. Athlete First provides a thoroughly researched history and analysis of the Paralympic Movement, including the development and organisation of the International Paralympic Committee. As well as recounting... more...

  • The Politics of the Olympicsby Alan Bairner; Gyozo Molnar

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 60.95

    With the ever increasing global significance of the Olympic Games, it has never been more topical to address the political issues that surround, influence and emanate from this quadrennial sporting mega event. In terms of the most recent evidence of the politics of the Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Games were riddled with political messages and content... more...

  • Losing Itby Simon Barnes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    To understand Anna Karenina, Mellors, Molly Bloom, Dante, Romeo, Juliet and Bridget Jones you must also have loved and lost and won. To understand sport in the greatest arenas of them all you too must have played and lost and won, known shame, hope, joy, horror and glory. Simon Barnes has taken part in seven summer Olympic Games, five World Cups and... more...

  • Not the Triumph but the Struggleby Amy Bass

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    In this far-reaching account, Amy Bass offers nothing less than a history of the black athlete. Beginning with the racial eugenics discussions of the early twentieth century and their continuing reverberations in popular perceptions of black physical abilities, Bass explores ongoing African American attempts to challenge these stereotypes. Although... more...

  • International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movementby Aaron Beacom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic movement, charting both its continuity and change from an historical perspective. more...