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Olympics

  • Chasing Graceby Sanya Richards-Ross

    Zondervan 2017; US$ 19.99

    Five-time Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross shares triumphant and heartbreaking stories as she tells of her journey to becoming a world-class runner. Sanya helps readers learn how to run their best race and live their best life. more...

  • The Talent Labby Owen Slot; Simon Timson; Chelsea Warr

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing... 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...

  • Olympic Educationby Roland Naul; Deanna Binder; Antonin Rychtecky; Ian Culpan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and implementation of Olympic education programmes around the... more...

  • The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountabilityby Ryan Gauthier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields extraordinary power, but there is no democratic basis... more...

  • Olympic Collisionby Kyle Keiderling

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 27.95

    It remains one of the most memorable moments in modern Olympic history. At the 1984 summer games in Los Angeles, a raucous crowd of ninety thousand saw their favorite in the women’s 3,000-meter race, Mary Decker, go down. An audience of two billion around the world witnessed the mishap and listened to the instantaneous accusations against the suspected... more...

  • Walking Tall: The Autobiography of a World Champion and Olympic Medallistby Robert Heffernan; Gerard Cromwell

    The Collins Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Deemed too small for his school Gaelic football team at the age of fourteen, Rob Heffernan took up race walking on a whim. Driven by a fiercely competitive nature and a dogged desire to be the best, he strode his way to the pinnacle of the sport, winning bronze in the London 2012 Olympics and becoming world champion in Moscow in 2013. In 2016, he... more...

  • 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$ 21.65

    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...