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Olympics

  • 10 Amazing Olympic Listsby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    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...

  • 101 Amazing Jessica Ennis Factsby Jack Goldstein; Eddie Warwick

    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...

  • 101 Olympic Quotesby Crombie Jardine

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 2.99

    This collection of quotes on the subject of The Olympics contains inspiring comments from medal-winners to organisers of the Games. It highlights the perseverance and accomplishments of world-class sportsmen and women, their love of sport as well as their desire and sheer dogged determination to excel in their chosen field. more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    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...

  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    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...

  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the relationship between modern Asia and the Olympic Games, this original work focuses on the forgotten history of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics to reveal the complex and fascinating encounter between Japan and the world in the 1930s. more...

  • 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germanyby Kay Schiller; Chris Young

    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...

  • Age Is Just a Numberby Dara Torres; Elizabeth Weil

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Olympicsby Stephen Halliday

    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...

  • Amazing Olympiansby Charles Margerison

    Amazing People Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world class standards and their drive to be the best as they strive to beat their competitors and defy physical limitations and records on a global stage. These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of the Amazing Olympians in this... more...