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Famous Scandals of the Olympic Games (Paperback): Robert J. Anderson Famous Scandals of the Olympic Games (Paperback)
Robert J. Anderson
R882 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R48 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Keeper of the Olympic Flame - Lake Placid's Jack Shea vs. Avery Brundage and the Nazi Olympics (Paperback): Michael J.... Keeper of the Olympic Flame - Lake Placid's Jack Shea vs. Avery Brundage and the Nazi Olympics (Paperback)
Michael J. Burgess
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Breaking Through a Mental Block - The Athlete's Guide to Becoming Fearless (Paperback): Wendy Bruce Martin Breaking Through a Mental Block - The Athlete's Guide to Becoming Fearless (Paperback)
Wendy Bruce Martin
R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Judo - Coloring and Activity Book: Judo is one of Idan's interests. He has authored various of Coloring & Activity books... Judo - Coloring and Activity Book: Judo is one of Idan's interests. He has authored various of Coloring & Activity books which giving to children the path to learn about the values of the physical arts. Some of the published includes: Juggling and acrobatic stunt (Paperback)
Idan Boaz
R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beginning Mental Training Skills for Badminton (Paperback): Shannon L McDougall Beginning Mental Training Skills for Badminton (Paperback)
Shannon L McDougall
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mariposa / Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph (Spanish, Paperback): Yusra Mardini Mariposa / Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph (Spanish, Paperback)
Yusra Mardini
R528 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beginning Mental Training Skills for Curling (Paperback): Shannon L McDougall Beginning Mental Training Skills for Curling (Paperback)
Shannon L McDougall
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Swimming Toward The Gold Lining - How Jessica Hardy turned her wounds into wisdom (Paperback): Jessica Hardy Swimming Toward The Gold Lining - How Jessica Hardy turned her wounds into wisdom (Paperback)
Jessica Hardy
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympische Spiele: Architektur Und Gestaltung. Berlin - Munchen - Stuttgart - Begleitbuch Zur Ausstellung (German, Hardcover):... Olympische Spiele: Architektur Und Gestaltung. Berlin - Munchen - Stuttgart - Begleitbuch Zur Ausstellung (German, Hardcover)
Peter Bohl
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The white prisoner - Galabin Boevski's secret story (Paperback): Velizar Stefanov The white prisoner - Galabin Boevski's secret story (Paperback)
Velizar Stefanov; Translated by Ilko Germanov; Edited by Chris Feetom
R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (Paperback): Kay Schiller, Chris Young The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (Paperback)
Kay Schiller, Chris Young
R803 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1972 Munich Olympics - remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team - were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of the Third Reich. That hope was all but obliterated in the early hours of September 5, when gun-wielding Palestinians murdered 11 members of the Israeli team. In the first cultural and political history of the Munich Olympics, Kay Schiller and Christopher Young set these Games into both the context of 1972 and the history of the modern Olympiad. Delving into newly available documents, Schiller and Young chronicle the impact of the Munich Games on West German society.

The Science of Summer Olympic Sports - An Anthology of 28 Graphs for Kids, Teens, & Curious Adults (Paperback): M. Schottenbauer The Science of Summer Olympic Sports - An Anthology of 28 Graphs for Kids, Teens, & Curious Adults (Paperback)
M. Schottenbauer
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Science of Winter Olympic Sports - An Anthology of 28 Graphs for Kids, Teens, & Curious Adults (Paperback): M. Schottenbauer The Science of Winter Olympic Sports - An Anthology of 28 Graphs for Kids, Teens, & Curious Adults (Paperback)
M. Schottenbauer
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The jumper - A paralympic story (Paperback): Roberto La Barbera The jumper - A paralympic story (Paperback)
Roberto La Barbera; Introduction by Federica Pellegrini; Rolando Repossi
R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

My name is Roberto La Barbera, I'm a Paralympic champion. My life changed forever on June 1, 1985, when my right leg left me on the road connecting Alessandria with Novi Ligure, in Italy, wedged between the metal fender and radiator of a big fat sand-colored Alfasud. The book you're buying tells the story of my life without frills, in hopes that reading it may give a smile to those who, unfortunately, have lost all hope. To those who are thinking that life will no longer be normal, after making a mistake.

Olympic Spirit - Inspirational Stories from the Olympic Games (Paperback): Scott Frothingham Olympic Spirit - Inspirational Stories from the Olympic Games (Paperback)
Scott Frothingham
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympic Gold (Paperback): Scott Frothingham Olympic Gold (Paperback)
Scott Frothingham
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympic Gold #2 - Full Color Edition (Paperback): Scott Frothingham Olympic Gold #2 - Full Color Edition (Paperback)
Scott Frothingham
R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Norbert Muller Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Norbert Muller
R1,646 Discovery Miles 16 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is largely a collection of the papers presented at the symposium Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies, organised by the Comite Internationale Pierre de Coubertin (CIPC). It was held during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, United Kingdom. The symposium drew together presenters and audience members from twenty-five nations on four continents to discuss current and future challenges of education and the Olympic Movement.While most books on the Olympics focus on economic issues or on aspects related to the management of the Games (such as legacies and impacts), this book remains faithful to Coubertin's original vision about youth, sport and education. Olympism as a philosophical and educational idea is analysed in particular detail. Coubertin's thoughts play a central role in many of the contributions of leading academics in the field, while historical perspectives unveil new insights. Young researchers are given a platform to publish their own accounts in interpreting the Olympics. The different insights of the book have something to offer to anyone with an interest in sport, education, and the Olympic Movement, either as a student, teacher, academic, athlete, coach or spectator.

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics (Paperback, 2014 ed.): David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky
R597 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R91 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this brand new updated edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, complete with thrilling photographs of the unforgettable moments from Olympic history, David Wallechinsky, President of the International Society of Olympic Historians, puts the Sochi Games into perspective with background, stories, and statistics from every Winter Olympics since the Chamonix Games of 1924. When the Sochi Olympics opens on February 7, 2014, it will be the biggest Winter Games in history, with 12 new events and a record number of participating athletes. The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics includes the rules for each event and the daily schedule. This is the book to keep by your side as you enjoy watching the Sochi Games.

Enhance or Destroy Your Athletic Career - Relationship Lessons from an Elite Athlete (Paperback): Rhadi Ferguson Phd Enhance or Destroy Your Athletic Career - Relationship Lessons from an Elite Athlete (Paperback)
Rhadi Ferguson Phd
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What every person who is an Elite Athlete or associated with an Elite Athlete SHOULD know If You Are An Athlete Or A Relationship With An Athlete, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK Are you an athlete with a hunger for fame, success and glory? Do you KNOW that your relationships can stand in the way of your dreams? Are you in a relationship with an athlete and need to make sure you don't misstep or make a mistake? For the first time ever, you have access to an exclusive relationship guide created especially for elite athletes, by a coach that has worked with the archetypal 'athlete' personality and has helped them attain accolades such as Olympian, Ironman, World Champion, and National Champion. This is not your typical relationship guide. This guide is for elite athletes and their close friends and families and should be read by every athlete and anyone expecting to engage or who is engaged in some kind of relationship with a highly-driven athlete. Inside these pages, you will DISCOVER: What it REALLY means to be emotionally involved with an athlete How to APPROPRIATELY manage your personal relationships to enhance your career Why it is GOOD to be selfish How friends and athletes should interact, but most of the times don't How families should behave What it means to date or marry an elite athlete The IMPERATIVES of why your career must always come first In this ground-breaking book, you will finally be able to understand the relationship dynamics that affects an athlete's life. If you are an athlete, it will reduce your guilt and refocus your priorities. If you are a family member, love interest or friend it will let you know what role you can expect to play in a 'career comes first' relationship. With 'Enhance or Destroy Your Athletic Career' you will learn how to manage your relationships to enhance your athletic career It is time to stop allowing relationships to hurt your chances to becoming a champion

The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Paperback): Llewelyn Pritchard The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Paperback)
Llewelyn Pritchard
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August. The Olympic Park was later re-named "The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park" to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.]

The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Afrikaans, Paperback): Llewelyn Pritchard The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Llewelyn Pritchard
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Die Olimpiese Spele in Fotos Londen 2012 Olimpiese Park East, London 5 Augustus 'N dag in die lewe van die Olimpiese Park en die Olimpiese stadion Insluitend Men's 100 meter Olimpiese Goue Medalje Usain Bolt 09,63 sekondes Die Olimpiese Spele in Pictures, Olimpiese Park, Oos-Londen 5 Augustus 2012 bestaan uit 58 kleurfoto's met onderskrifte, insluitend Usain Bolt in Men's 100m finaal, Australie teen Kanada vroue se basketbal, ikoniese geboue, sienings van Londen uit van die baan, speletjies Helpers, Olimpiese en Paralimpiese waardes in aksie gesien... Vriendskappe, Respek, Uitnemendheid, Vasberadenheid, Inspirasie, Moed, Gelykheid] en nie te vergeet van die groot pret, opwinding en vermaak van dit alles Die Olimpiese Park is later weer met die naam "Die Koningin Elizabeth Olimpiese Park 'die Diamond Jubilee van Koningin Elizabeth II te herdenk.]

Managing the Olympics (Hardcover): Stephen Frawley, Daryl Adair Managing the Olympics (Hardcover)
Stephen Frawley, Daryl Adair
R3,937 Discovery Miles 39 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Olympics Games are the biggest and most significant mega-sport event in the world. Planning and then staging the Olympic Games is a highly complex task which is exasperated by the fact that the Games are continually moving and not held consecutively in the same city. This means that start-up knowledge is required for each Olympics. Given the massive scale, scope and complexity of the Games it is surprising that very little research has been published that explores how the event is managed and organised. While the Games themselves are held over two weeks, the planning and preparation from bid stage to completion can be more than a decade in the making. The express purpose of this volume is to critically examine the planning, management and operation of the Olympic Games as the world's premier mega-sport event. The authors analyse and discuss how Olympic organisers and related stakeholders might effectively manage and deliver the Games, taking into account what has been learned from previous Olympics as well as the emergence of models of best practice from the management, project management and sport management literature.

London, 2012 - How Was it for Us? (Paperback, New): Mark Perryman London, 2012 - How Was it for Us? (Paperback, New)
Mark Perryman
R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will be the biggest single sporting event in the UK in our lifetimes. The memories of that summer of sport will remain with us forever, but what did those four weeks tell us about ourselves, our society's values and its possibilities? This collection of critical reflections is not anti-Olympics nor against sport. The writers instead imaginatively address the reality of the Games' impact, question what the ceremonies and Team GB represented, and deconstruct the organisers' claims of economic regeneration and boosting participation. This an essential and exciting read for all who understand and appreciate that London 2012 meant something, but are unsure what. Contributors include world-class experts in Olympism, writers and journalists who reported on and were inspired by the Games, social and cultural critics, sports policy consultants and sport campaigners. Contributors: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Barbara Bell, Billy Bragg, Ben Carrington, Anne Coddington, Gareth Edwards, Bob Gilbert, Eliane Glaser, David Howe, Kate Hughes, Suzanne Moore, Mark Perryman, Gavin Poynter, David Renton, Andrew Simms, Mark Steel, Alan Tomlinson, Zoe Williams. Mark Perryman is the author of the widely acclaimed Why the Olympics Aren't Good For Us And How They Can Be. During London 2012 he was a frequent media commentator on the politics of the Games. Mark is a Research Fellow in sport and leisure culture at the University of Brighton and author of a number of books on football, Englishness and national identity. He is also co-founder of the self-styled 'sporting outfitters of intellectual distinction' aka www.philosophyfootball.com.

Defending the American Way of Life - Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Paperback): Toby C Rider Defending the American Way of Life - Sport, Culture, and the Cold War (Paperback)
Toby C Rider; Kevin B. Witherspoon
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture-both at home and abroad-against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.

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