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- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Everything you need to know about the Olympics - and some amazing facts you wouldn't believe - are contained within this facsinating eBook. Who was the mascot for each games? What crazy sports are no longer events in the games? Who are considered to be the best athletes of all time? Were the winners always given gold medals? and how much gold is... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Jessica Ennis is one of this year's best Olympic prospects. Her athleticism, personality and drive has endeared her to many in Great Britain and across the world.Contained within this excellent book of facts is a wealth of information about Jessica, her medals, other achievements and much, much more.Join in with the Olympic spirit, get behind the... more...
- SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00
The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ?modern? sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95
By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95
The 1972 Munich Olympics?remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team?were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of the Third Reich. That hope was all but obliterated in the early hours of September 5, when gun-wielding Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli team. In the... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95
The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 14.99
From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams. Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one?years after she had retired from competitive swimming... more...
- Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99
Halberstam?s suspenseful and inspirational bestselling story of the four amateur rowers who put everything on the line to represent the United States in the 1984 Olympics In 1984, rowing was a sport continually relegated to the margins, far from the spotlights attracted by other Olympic events. That year, four men went head-to-head for the... more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99
Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games? When did the Olympic event "shin kicking" get banned? Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games? Who was the first official cheat in 388BC? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the Olympic Games in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia. Amazing... more...