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  • Ice Goldby Ted Wyman

    ECW Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The women’s team, which hails from Winnipeg, and the men’s team, based in Sault Ste. Marie, dominated the Sochi Olympic curling events, setting records and capturing the hearts of millions of Canadians. Now Winnipeg Sun sports editor Ted Wyman shares the stories of Canada’s favourite curlers. With exclusive interviews and in-depth profiles, Ice... more...

  • Dangerous Gamesby Larry Writer

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 20.90

    A team of 33 Australian athletes competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Poorly prepared and with limited support, they bravely faced formidable competition. Larry Writer recreates their experience so vividly we can imagine ourselves in the famous stadium surrounded by swastikas. more...

  • The Olympicsby Graham Douglas; Harry Spatchcock

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 5.99

    This book is a collection of fun, facts and figures about the Olympic Games (from ancient to modern times) for sports lovers all over the world. more...

  • The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asiaby William Kelly; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games, the ‘glittering’ Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and the... more...

  • Gold in the Waterby P. H. Jr. Mullen

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 13.29

    In California, a team of talented young men begin pursuing the most elusive dream in sports, the Olympic Games. The pressure steadily increases as two best friends (a mentor and his protégé) reach the top of the world rankings and unexpectedly find themselves direct competitors. Their teammates include an emerging star methodically plotting to retrace... more...

  • The End of the Perfect 10by Dvora Meyers

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 12.99

    A “delightful and insightful” ( The Wall Street Journal ) account of the controversial world of gymnastics and its scoring system, which has propelled powerful and athletic American gymnasts to the top of the sport. It was the team finals of women’s gymnastics in the 2012 London Olympics and McKayla Maroney was on top of her game. The sixteen-year-old... more...

  • Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Contextby Fan Hong; Lu Zhouxiang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 160.00

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest?findings?in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system,?sport media, sport facility management?and sport social?development in?the two host countries - China and Britain.?It?identifies?the role?of national and local governments,?universities... 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...

  • Olympic Exclusionsby Jacqueline Kennelly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...