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Olympics

  • Sidney. Los juegos olímpicos del año 2000by Bruno Grelon

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2016; US$ 3.99

    El 15 de septiembre tuvieron lugar en el Estadio Olímpico de Sídney los XXVII Juegos Olímpicos, los últimos del milenio. Todos los países participantes esperaban obtener el mayor número de medallas posible. Las disciplinas deportivas son muchas y los equipos están cada vez mejor preparados. En sus páginas encontrará todo lo que necesita saber: una... more...

  • The Gamesby David Goldblatt

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 18.47

    The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display... more...

  • Jeux Olympiques (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Voulus par Pierre de Coubertin, les jeux Olympiques de l'ère moderne se tiennent tous les quatre ans depuis 1896. Les Jeux ne furent pas célébrés en 1916, 1940 et 1944, en raison des deux conflits mondiaux. more...

  • The End of the Perfect 10by Dvora Meyers

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.20

    Just in time for the 2016 Olympic Games and the fortieth anniversary of Nadia Comaneci?s ?Perfect 10,? an exciting and insightful account of the controversial world of gymnastics, the recent changes of the scoring system, and why those changes will drive American gymnasts to the top of the sport in the twenty-first century. It was the team finals... more...

  • Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Gamesby Danyel Reiche

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Olympic Games is undoubtedly the greatest sporting event in the world, with over 200 countries competing for success. This important new study of the Olympics investigates why some countries are more successful than others. Which factors determine their failure or success? What is the relationship between these factors? And how can these factors... more...

  • The Paralympic Games Explainedby Ian Brittain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.99

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development... more...

  • Olympic Exclusionsby Jacqueline Kennelly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor. Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities. Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Or do they fall victim to increased policing and evaporating... more...

  • Understanding the Olympicsby John Horne; Garry Whannel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the greatest sporting event in the world, with billions of viewers across the globe. How did the Olympics evolve into this multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the 2016 Olympics in Rio? Now in a fully... more...

  • The Mozart of Basketballby Todd Spehr; Digger Phelps

    Sports Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dra?en Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in ?ibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dra?en was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit. Known as a skilled shooter, it was not unusual... more...

  • Today We Die a Littleby Richard Askwith

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    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; off it, his charisma and humanity made him a hero. No runner has generated myth like Emil Zátopek, the Czechoslovakian soldier who revolutionised... more...