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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...

Wrestling with Angels

by John Hanrahan

In 1984, John Hanrahan was featured in Interview magazine's iconic Olympic Issue as one of America's top athlete's vying for a spot on the US Olympic Team. He had come within a point of defeating the mighty...

Indiana University Olympians

by David Woods

From track and field to swimming and diving, and of course basketball and soccer, Indiana University Olympians celebrates over a century of Indiana University Olympic competitors. Beginning in 1904, at the 3rd...

Circus Maximus

by Andrew Zimbalist

Beyond the headlines of the world?s most beloved sporting events

Brazil hosted the 2016 men?s World Cup at a cost of $15 billion to $20 billion, building large, new stadiums in cities that have little use for...

The Irish Whales

by Kevin Martin

In the early 1900s, the Olympic Games track and field throwing events were dominated by a group of Irish-born weight throwers representing the United States. Of immense size and with a larger-than-life presence,...

Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

by Gardiner & Francis Storr

First published in 1910, this book explores the subject of athletics festivals in ancient Greece, looking in detail at its history as well as the exercises commonly seen at such occasions. ?Greek Athletic Sports...

The Suspect

by Kent Alexander & Kevin Salwen

A based-on source for the Warner Bros. film Richard Jewell, starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, and Paul Walter Hauser??

"Meticulously reported, bracingly written, full of memorable and...

Thin Ice

by Frank Coffey & Joe Layden

It?s Impossible to Forget Tonya Harding.

  She will be forever remembered as a tough-talking, hard-living athlete who would do anything to become an Olympic Gold Medalist. But was Tonya Harding a misunderstood...

Tessa and Scott

by Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir & Steve Milton

Tessa and Scott share their incredible and inspiring story ? now updated and expanded with a new introduction, over 100 dazzling new photographs, and three all-new chapters covering the pair?s stunning performances...


by Wyomia Tyus & Elizabeth Terzakis

Finalist for the Track and Field Writers of America?s 2018 Armory Foundation Book Award

"Tyus proves as winning a storyteller as she was a runner...The 'a' in Wyomia is silent, but thankfully, the woman who owns...

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...

9 Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Winter Olympics

by Kit Ramgopal

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be the stage for many compelling stories. Athletes like Ashley Wagner and Sven Kramer are windows into hidden social phenomena, from figure skating's eating disorders to the Dutch...


by Johnny Quinn

JOHNNY QUINN shares his ?wild dream? of playing in the NFL, being crushed after getting cut three times, losing 2.6 million dollars in contracts and blowing out his knee. At age 30, when most professional athletes...

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 4 Year Olympian

by Jeremiah Brown

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

After nearly...

Circus Maximus

by Andrew Zimbalist

An updated and expanded analysis of the economic tensions behind the Olympics and the World Cup games.

Andrew Zimbalist looks beyond the headlines of two of the world’s most beloved sporting events: the Olympics...

Circus Maximus

by Andrew Zimbalist

Athletes compete for national honor in Olympic and World Cup games. But the road to these mega events is paved by big business. We all know who the winners on the field are—but who wins off the field?

The numbers...

Forman's Games

by Lance Forman

On 6 July 2005, the world held a collective intake of breath as IOC president Jacques Rogge declared: 'The games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of … London.'

Despite the images of jubilant...

Guide to Rio Olympics 2016

by Prof. Norman Ratcliffe

Norman Ratcliffe has been a frequent visitor to Rio de Janeiro, arguably Brazil's most iconic city, for over twenty years. In this entertaining and comprehensive guide, he reveals the highs and lows of this...