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  • Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? by Harriet Beveridge
    Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? (English, Paperback) Harriet Beveridge, Ben Hunt-Davis

    This motivational and autobiographical book tells the story of an ordinary person in an ordinary team who achieved something pretty extraordinary.

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  • Olympia by Robin Waterfield
    Olympia (English, Hardback) Robin Waterfield

    The remarkable story of the Ancient Olympic Games, narrated in invigorating style by a leading classical scholar and translator.

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  • Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan
    Sevens Heaven (English, Hardback) Ben Ryan

    The uplifting, feel-good autobiography of Ben Ryan, the coach of the Olympic gold-medal winning Fijian rugby team

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  • Gold by Nick Skelton
    Gold (English, Paperback) Nick Skelton

    Definitive memoirs of 2016 Olympic Gold medallist and legendary British show jumper Nick Skelton.

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  • Seoul Glow by Rod Gilmour
    Seoul Glow (English, Hardback) Rod Gilmour

    Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men's hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The final caught the British public's imagination as they beat rivals West Germany in the gold-medal match. It led BBC commentator Barry Davies to utter the now infamous line: 'Where were the Germans? But, frankly, who cares?'

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  • The Dirtiest Race in History by Richard Moore
    The Dirtiest Race in History (English, Paperback) Richard Moore

    The men's 100m final at the 1988 Olympics has been described as the dirtiest race ever - but also the greatest. Aside from Johnson's blistering time, the race is infamous for its athletes' positive drug tests. This is the story of that race, the rivalry between Johnson and Lewis, and the repercussions still felt almost a quarter of a century on.

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  • The Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swaddling
    The Ancient Olympic Games (English, Paperback) Judith Swaddling

    An updated new edition of this indispensable guide to the ancient Games, now in full colour.

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  • Body Lengths by Leisel Jones
    Body Lengths (Paperback) Leisel Jones, Felicity McLean

    'From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool.'

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  • Unbroken by Martine Wright
    Unbroken (English, Hardback) Martine Wright

    The inspirational memoir by Paralympian Martine Wright

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  • The British Olympics by Martin Polley
    The British Olympics (English, Paperback) Martin Polley

    Britain's fascination with all things Olympian has played a pivotal role in shaping the Games as we know them today. The British Olympics is a vital and entertaining source for anyone with an interest in the Games, in sport, and in Britain's social and cultural heritage.

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  • Hopi Runners by Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert
    Hopi Runners (English, Hardback) Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

    Long before Hopis won trophy cups or received acclaim in American newspapers, Hopi clan runners competed against each other on and below their mesas-and when they won footraces, they received rain. Hopi Runners provides a window into this venerable tradition at a time of great consequence for Hopi culture.

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  • Sam Quek by Sam Quek
    Sam Quek (English, Hardback) Sam Quek

    From a hero of the 2016 Olympic gold medal winning hockey team

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  • Defending the American Way of Life by Toby C. Rider
    Defending the American Way of Life (English, Paperback) Kevin B. Witherspoon

    The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics.

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  • Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics by Gladys Pak Lei Chong
    Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (English, Paperback) Gladys Pak Lei Chong

    Chinese Subjectivity and the Beijing Olympics develops the Foucaultian concept of productive power through examining the ways in which the Chinese government tried to mobilize the population to embrace its Olympic project through deploying various sets of strategies and tactics.

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  • Olympic Television by Andrew C. Billings
    Olympic Television (English, Paperback) Andrew C. Billings, James R. Angelini

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This book sheds new light on how the Olympic experience has been shaped by television and expanded across...

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  • Judo by Rodolfo Tello
    Judo (English, Paperback) Rodolfo Tello $12.83 $14.99
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  • No Limits by Michael Phelps
    No Limits (English, Paperback) Michael Phelps

    The record-setting swimmer and Olympic medalist shares his secrets to success, discussing obstacles and challenges he has overcome, his relationships with his family and coach, his training regimen, and determination to reach his goals.

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  • Snowball's Chance by David C Antonucci
    Snowball's Chance (English, Paperback) David C Antonucci

    Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is the only book devoted solely to chronicling the historic events at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. The VIII Olympic Winter Games took place in February 1960 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. From 30 countries around the world, 665 athletes gathered over 11 days to engage in five recognized Olympic winter sports contested in...

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