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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...


Decathlon

by Ed Oleata

This is a story of an Olympic decathlon competition through the eyes of one of the competitors. It started with the athletes waiting in the staging room just before being led out to the track to start the first...


Riding for the Team

by United States Equestrian Team Foundation & Nancy Jaffer

A dazzling, behind-the-scenes look at the incredible equestrian athletes and horses who compete and win for the USA.

From playing with plastic ponies and taking their first riding lessons, to finding success...


The Strenuous Life

by Ryan Swanson

Featuring an amazing cast of historical figures, this is the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt led an American sports and fitness revolution.

Give up exercise, Theodore Roosevelt was told by a doctor...


The Extant Odes of Pindar

by Ernest Myers & Francis Storr

First published in 1874, ?The Extant Odes of Pindar? contains a complete collection of all known odes written by Ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar. Pindar numbers amongst the nine canonical lyric poets of ancient...


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...


The Greatest Athlete (You've Never Heard Of)

by Mark Hebscher & Ron MacLean

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

Who was the first Canadian to Win an Olympic Gold Medal? When Mark Hebscher was asked this...


Tigerbelle

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...


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...


PUSH

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...


The Book of Olympic Lists

by David Wallechinsky & Jaime Loucky

From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games.

Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled...


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...