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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

by DanielJames Brown

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding...


The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics

by Scientific American & Scientific American Editors

The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics by the editors of Scientific American The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously...


Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

by Jack McCallum

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. As a writer for Sports Illustrated,...


Podium

by Ben Oakley

What does it really take to make the podium? Which of the biological, environmental and psychological factors really shape a champion's route to the top?

To answer these questions, Ben Oakley has taken the original...


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 & Harvey Glance

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...


The Youth Olympic Games

by Dag Vidar Hanstad, Milena M. Parent & Barrie Houlihan

The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active...


Strategic Sports Event Management: Third edition

by Guy Masterman

The hosting of sports events - whether large international events, or smaller niche events - can have a significant and long-lasting impact on the local environment, economy and society.

Strategic Sports Event...


Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country

by John Furlong & Gary Mason

A riveting behind-the-scenes account of the transformative 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games—an extraordinary story of visionary leadership, love of country and the ability to dream boldly.

When John...


Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008

by Thomas M. Hunt & John Hoberman

On August 26, 1960, twenty-three-year-old Danish cyclist Knud Jensen, competing in that year's Rome Olympic Games, suddenly fell from his bike and fractured his skull. His death hours later led to rumors that...


Beyond Vision: The Story of a Blind Rower

by Victoria Nolan

At 18 years old, Victoria Nolan found out she was going blind. As her vision became more restricted, so did her independence. Her childhood dream had been to become a teacher, but she had to fight constantly...


1940 Tokyo Games - Collins: Japan, the Asian Olympics and the Olympic Movement

by Sandra Collins

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...


The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption, and the Battle for Olympic Gold

by Joy Goodwin

It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It...


The Olympic Odyssey: Rekindling the True Spirit of the Great Games

by Phil Cousineau

This book was purchased by the US Olympic Committee and given to each member of the US Olympic Team of the Summer 2004 Games as well as those participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing draws people together...


Beneath the 2012 Olympics: A History of the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park

by Stan Medland & Simon Rodway

In 2012 millions of people across the globe marvelled at the spectacle that was the London Summer Olympic Games, with thousands flocking to England's capital to enjoy the sporting action first-hand. However,...


The Mo Farah Quiz Book: 100 Questions on the Track and Field Athlete

by Hugh Larkin

If you are a fan of athletics, you are certain to be familiar with the name Mo Farah and his fantastic achievements at the London 2012 Olympic Games but how much do you really know about the charismatic British...


Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography

by Mo Farah

4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a...


No Limits: The Will to Succeed

by Michael Phelps & Alan Abrahamson

Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps—up from working-class, born-in-the-USAroots—shows us the secrets to his remarkable success—from...


Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Volume Two: Celebrating the Games

by Vassil Girginov

The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world's greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012...


Bearing Light: Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement

by John J. Macaloon

In recent decades, five to ten times as many persons have turned out for the Olympic flame relay as have watched Olympic sports contests live. Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement: Bearing...