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'Critical Support' for Sport

by Bruce Kidd

<p>During more than forty years, Bruce Kidd has combined careers as an internationally ranked athlete, coach, sports administrator, professor and dean with critical scholarly and popular writing about sport, often on the issues in which he has ...

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9 Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Winter Olympics

by Kit Ramgopal

<p>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 obsession with speed skating. ...

ISBN: 9781974999736

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Against All Odds

The Untold Story of Canada's Unlikely Hockey Heroes

by P.J. Naworynski

<p><em><strong>For readers of</strong></em> <strong>The Boys in the Boat, <em>the remarkable story of the unlikely Canadian hockey team that clinched Olympic gold in 1948</em></strong></p> <p>The announcement was shocking—Canada, the birthplace

ISBN: 9781443450928

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Ali Baba's Book Series on: Artistic Flags - Book Three: A Pictorial Tribute to 100 Countries For Their Participation in the Olympic Games

by Ali Langroodi

<p>As a painter, I naturally enjoy working with colors. As an artist, I am influenced by social issues that could affect people across different countries and continents. And as an explorer and traveler, my biggest joy is to experience different

ISBN: 9781456628581

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Beach Volleyball- Secret Of The Pros

by Doug Mauro

<p>Doug Mauro, A former Professional Beach Volleyball Player, who played on the AVP and EVA Pro Beach Volleyball Tours calls this book "The Bible of Beach Volleyball". In the book he discusses the basics of Beach Volleyball for the person just ...

ISBN: 9781311614612

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Brasil Pelada II

A Visual Guide to the Rio Olympics & Paralympics 2016

by wesley phillip

<p>This is a smallish book with a big message:</p> <p>It gives you the essential information you</p> <p>need to safely enjoy the olympics in Brazil.</p> <p>Based on many years travelling in Brazil, it is</p> <p>an up to date ( 2016) training

ISBN: 9780995492615

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Chasing Grace

What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life

by Sanya Richards-Ross

<p>“For as long as I can remember, life has been measured in seconds. The fewer, the better.”</p> <p>Most people equate success with having more, but Sanya’s quest was always for less. She started running track as a little girl in Jamaica and ...

ISBN: 9780310350170

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Clara Hughes

by Terry Barber

<p>This biography of Clara Hughes is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Clara Hughes (1972 - &nbsp; &nbsp;) was on a risky path as a teenager. Watching the Olympic Games in 1988 changed ...

ISBN: 9781771530996

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Dangerous Games

Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics

by Larry Writer

<p>Shortlisted for the 2015 William Hill Australian Sports Book of the Year Award</p> <p>This is a tale of innocents abroad. Thirty-three athletes left Australia in May 1936 to compete in the Hitler Olympics in Berlin. Believing sporting ...

ISBN: 9781925267587

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Determined Runners

Kenyan running and training

by Justin Lagat

<p>This first hand book, written by an athlete who has lived in the same training camps with the world's top runners, trained and shared the same experiences with them for over ten years now, may change your perceptions about these world beaters

ISBN: 1230000537797

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Disqualified

Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics

by Eddie Hart

<p>Having previously tied the world record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal ...

ISBN: 9781631012600

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End Game: An Olympic Viewer's Guide to Curling

by Kevin Palmer

<p>The essential guide for watching curling. From the basics and a brief history lesson to detailed explanation of strategy so you can watch from home as the ultimate couch skip. Includes diagrams, charts and over 30 analyzed situations to make ...

ISBN: 9781311500670

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From Olympic Administration to Olympic Governance

by Jean-Loup Chappelet & Emmanuel Bayle

<p>Lausanne, the Swiss city IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Juan Antonio Samaranch honored with the title &quot;Olympic capital&quot; in 1994, is now the administrative capital of world sport. The past century has presented ...

ISBN: 9781351718004

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Fueled By Failure

Using Detours and Defeats to Power Progress

by Jeremy Bloom & Greg Gorman

<div><B>Fueled by Failure: Dare to Fail. Dare to Succeed.</B><BR><BR>Olympian and former NFL player now thriving as a CEO and Philanthropist, Jeremy Bloom pulls at the common thread that unites him with all of us: the defeats we encounter on our

ISBN: 9781613083079

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Full-scale Training Technique Encompassing 1000 Swimming Strokes/drills As Switch-in, Flip, And Multi-level Composite Switch-between Swimming Tables Multi-level Swimming Composition Training

by Lepota Luba Cosmo

<p>Full-scale training technique encompassing 1000 swimming strokes/drills, with advanced training techniques as switch-in, flip, and multi-level composite switch-between. Composite is the further work-out of US combat swimming stroke applied to

ISBN: 9781387568192

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Generation BMX: Connor Fields’ Olympic BMX Triumph Outside the Rio Spotlight

Outside the Rio Spotlight, #10

by Maria Kaj

<p>The X Games are already 22 years old, so BMX—a contest where riders routinely crash into each other and still crawl past the finish line—already has a notable Olympic history. 23-year-old Connor Fields had even learned a painful lesson from ...

ISBN: 9781386041061

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GO!: An inspirational guide to getting outside and challenging yourself

Create your own amazing race challenges

by Tobias Mews & James Carnegie

<p>GIVING YOU THE INGREDIENTS TO BUILD YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, BIG OR SMALL<br /> Whether you are looking to find a new challenge on your doorstep, tempt friends to race one another at the weekend or create an epic seven-day challenge, <em>GO!</em>

ISBN: 9781781316856

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Going for Wisconsin Gold

Stories of Our State Olympians

by Jessie Garcia

<p><em>U-S-A , U-S-A</em> is a familiar refrain heard in every Olympics, but truly it could be <em>Wis-con-sin!</em> Since pioneering hurdler Alvin Kraenzlein got his start here in the 1890s, the Badger State has nurtured, trained, or schooled ...

ISBN: 9780870207662

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Gold in the Water

The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

by P. H. Mullen Jr.

<p>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 ...

ISBN: 9781250107152

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Heritage and the Olympics

People, Place and Performance

by Sean Gammon

<p>The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part ...

ISBN: 9781351563796

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