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The Great Run

by Francesco Prossen

”Mind!! You could consider this book as a doping” Marco writes in a comment. “I did Tor three times.. three times arrived in Courmayeur.. It's very hard, it's killing.. it's long but marvelous... I can't...


From Brooklyn to the Olympics: The Hall of Fame Career of Auburn University Track Coach Mel Rosen

by Craig Darch

From Brooklyn to the Olympics follows Mel Rosen from the streets of Brooklyn during the 1930s-'40s to his selection as head coach for United States track and field for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The...


Inside the Beijing Olympics

by Jeff PhD Ruffolo

As the only American in the senior management team of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Jeff Ruffolo takes you behind the scenes and into a world no one has ever before witnessed. This remarkable, first-person...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Olympics

by Stephen Halliday

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...


Tessa and Scott

by Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir & Steve Milton

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated figure skaters in the history of the sport, and are widely celebrated by peers and fans alike for their superior athleticism, one-of-a-kind partnership, and...


Golden Lily

by Lijia Xu

The fascinating autobiography from Asia’s first ever dinghy sailing gold medallist. Learning to sail and becoming a full-time athlete at just 10 years old, Lijia Xu was taken away from her parents and enrolled...


The Greatest Athlete You've Never Heard Of

by Mark Hebscher

Canada's first Olympic gold medalist couldn't walk until he was ten, and became the greatest runner of his generation.

Paralyzed as a child, George Washington Orton eventually recovered, and never slowed down...


Tigerbelle

by Wyomia Tyus & Elizabeth Terzakis

  • Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter spring in two consecutive Olympic Games--1964 and 1968.

  • Tigerbelle includes a foreword by MSNBC TV host Joy Read and an afterword by...

  • Sport Policy in Canada

    by Lucie Thibault & Jean Harvey

    Sport Policy in Canada provides the first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. In light of this new policy, the authors, top scholars in the field, provide detailed...


    PUSH

    by Johnny Quinn

    • His Tweet went viral from the 2014 Olympics with images of him busting a hole through a locked bathroom door.
    • Hundreds of millions of media exposures on major TV networks.
    • Actively speaking 100 times per year,...


    Walking Tall

    by Rob Heffernan

    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...


    52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

    by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz

    Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


    Onward to the Olympics

    by Gerald P. Schaus & Stephen R. Wenn

    The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start...


    The Four-Year Olympian

    by Jeremiah Brown

    Improbable, funny, and heart-wrenching, Jeremiah F. Brown’s journey from novice to Olympic rower in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got.

    After nearly being put behind...


    Mega-events and social change

    by Maurice Roche

    The spectacle of major cultural and sporting events can preoccupy modern societies. This book is concerned with contemporary mega-events, like the Olympics and Expos. Using a sociological perspective Roche argues...


    Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

    by John Grasso, Bill Mallon & Jeroen Heijmans

    The Olympic Movement began with the Ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Greece on the Peloponnesus peninsula at Olympia, Greece. It is not clear why the Greeks instituted this quadrennial celebration in...


    Secrets of the Olympic Ceremonies

    by Myles Garcia

    Everything you always wanted to know about Olympic rituals and ceremonies but were too afraid to ask. Untold stories of Olympic intrigue and chicanery woven with secrets and behind-the-scene buzz of how these...


    SPORTS AND MYSTIFICATION

    by Massimiliano Angelucci

    What really is what we now call “sport”?

    Although ubiquitous, it remains a little-understood phenomenon, and - always above reproach - can enjoy a favorable or otherwise indulgent public opinion.

    However,...


    Rio 2016

    by Andrew Zimbalist

    A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics

    The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant...


    Chasing Water

    by Anthony Ervin & Constantine Markides

    “Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula...