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Olympics

  • 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$ 21.29

    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...

  • Forman's Gamesby Lance Forman

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    On 6 July 2005, the world held a collective intake of breath as IOC president Jacques Rogge declared: 'The games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of ? London.' Despite the images of jubilant crowds in the streets of Britain's capital, there were some, like Lance Forman, for whom those words spelled only dread and uncertainty.... more...

  • The End of the Perfect 10by Dvora Meyers

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    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...