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The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Russian, Paperback): Llewelyn Pritchard The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Russian, 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. A day in the life of the Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium Including Men's 100 metre Olympic Gold medal Usain Bolt 09.63 seconds. The Olympic Games in Pictures, Olympic Park, East London 5 August 2012 consists of 58 colour photographs with captions including Usain Bolt in Men's 100m final, Australia v Canada women's basketball, iconic buildings, views of London from The Orbit, Games Helpers, Olympic and Paralympic values seen in action...F.R.E.D.I.C.E. Friendships, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage, Equality] and not forgetting the sheer fun, excitement and entertainment of it all The Olympic Park was later re-named 'The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park' to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.] Russian Edition]

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

A day in the life of the Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium including Men's 100 metre Olympic Gold medal Usain Bolt 09.63 seconds. The Olympic Games in Pictures, Olympic Park, East London 5 August 2012 consists of 58 colour photographs with captions including Usain Bolt in Men's 100m final, Australia v Canada women's basketball, iconic buildings, views of London from The Orbit, Games Helpers, Olympic and Paralympic values seen in action...F.R.E.D.I.C.E. Friendships, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage, Equality] and not forgetting the sheer fun, excitement and entertainment of it all The Olympic Park was later re-named 'The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park' to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.] Bulgarian Edition]

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

Na Cluichi Oilimpeacha i Londain 2012 Oilimpeacha Pairc Pictiuir East London 5 Lunasa. La i saol an Phairc Oilimpeacha agus Oilimpeacha Staidiam Lena n-airitear 100 meadar bonn oir Oilimpeach na bhFear Usain Bolt 09,63 soicind. Na Cluichi Oilimpeacha i Pictiuir, Pairc Oilimpeacha, East London 5 Lunasa, 2012 comhdheanta de 58 ghrianghraif daite le fotheidil lena n-airitear Usain Bolt i bhFear 100m deiridh, cispheil Astrail v Ceanada mban, foirgnimh ioconach, tuairimi Londain o An Orbit, Cluichi Cuntoiri, Oilimpeacha agus Is mor ag Para-Oilimpeacha feiceail i ngniomh... Cairdeas, Meas, Feabhais, Cinneadh, Inspioraid, Misneach, Comhionannais] agus gan dearmad a dheanamh ar an spraoi forsa, excitement agus siamsaiochta de go leir An Phairc Oilimpeacha a bhi ina dhiaidh sin ath - ainmnithe ' The Queen Elizabeth Phairc Oilimpeacha ' chun comoradh a dheanamh ar an Iubhaile Diamond na Banriona Eilis II.]

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

De Olympische Sierpnia in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 Augustus. Een dag uit het leven van het Olympisch Park en het Olympisch Stadion waaronder heren 100 meter Olympisch Gouden Medaille, Usain Bolt 09,63 seconden. De Olympische Sierpnia in Pictures, Olympic Park, East London 5 Augustus 2012 bestaat uit 58 kleuren fotos met bijschriften zoals Usain Bolt in de mannen 100m finale, Australie v Canada vrouwen basketbal, iconische gebouwen, uitzicht over Londen van The Orbit, Games Helpers, Olympische en Paralympic waardeert in actie gezien... Vriendschappen, Respect, Excellence, Vastberadenheid, Inspiratie, Moed, Gelijkheid] en niet te vergeten de pure plezier, spanning en entertainment van dit alles De Olympic Park werd later omgedoopt tot 'The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park' aan het Diamanten Jubileum van Koningin Elizabeth II te herdenken.]

The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Catalan, Paperback): Llewelyn Pritchard The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Catalan, Paperback)
Llewelyn Pritchard
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Bengali, Paperback): Llewelyn Pritchard The Olympic Games in Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park, East London 5 August (Bengali, 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. A day in the life of the Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium including Men's 100 metre Olympic Gold medal Usain Bolt 09.63 seconds. The Olympic Games in Pictures, Olympic Park, East London 5 August 2012 consists of 58 colour photographs with captions including Usain Bolt in Men's 100m final, Australia v Canada women's basketball, iconic buildings, views of London from The Orbit, Games Helpers, Olympic and Paralympic values seen in action...F.R.E.D.I.C.E. Friendships, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage, Equality] and not forgetting the sheer fun, excitement and entertainment of it all The Olympic Park was later re-named 'The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park' to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.] Bengali Edition]

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

De Olympiska Sierpnia i Pictures London 2012 Olympic Park East London 5 Augusti. En dag i livet av Olympic Park och Olympic Stadium inklusive Mans 100 meter OS-Guld Usain Bolt 09,63 sekunder. De Olympiska Sierpnia i Pictures, bestar Olympic Park, East London 5 Augusti 2012 av 58 fargfotografier med bildtexter inklusive Usain Bolt i Man 100m final, Australien mot Kanada kvinnors basket, ikoniska byggnader, utsikt over London fran Orbit, Spel Medhjalpare, Olympic och Paralympiska varden ses i aktion... Vanskap, Respekt, Excellence, Beslutsamhet, Inspiration, Mod, Jamlikhet] och inte att forglomma det stora noje, spanning och underhallning av det hela The Olympic Park senare doptes "The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park" for att fira diamantjubileet av drottning Elizabeth II.]

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

Igrzyska Olimpijskie w Londynie 2012 Pictures Olympic Park, East London 05 Sierpnia Dzien w zyciu Olympic Park i Stadion Olimpijski w tym 100 mezczyzn metr Zloty medal Olimpijski Usain Bolt 09,63 sekundy. Igrzyska Olimpijskie w Zdjecia, Olympic Park, East London 05 Sierpnia 2012 sklada sie z 58 kolorowych fotografii z napisami w tym Usain Bolt na 100 m mezczyzn w finale, koszykowka Australia przeciwko Kanada kobiet, ikoniczne budynki, widoki Londynu z orbity, gry pomocnikow i Olympic wartosci Paraolimpijski zobaczyc w akcji... przyjaznie, respect, excellence, determinacja, inspiracja, odwaga, rownosc] i nie zapominajac o czystej zabawy, emocje i rozrywke w tym wszystkim Olympic Park zostal pozniej nazwanego "Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park" w celu upamietnienia diamentowy jubileusz krolowej Elzbiety II.] Polskie Wydanie] Full Colour Edition]

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

Os Olimpicos Xogos en Imaxes London 2012 Olympic Park East London 05 de Agosto. Un dia na vida do Parque Olimpico e Estadio Olimpico ata 100 metros medalla de ouro Olimpica masculina Usain Bolt 09,63 segundos. Os Olimpicos Xogos en Imaxes, Olympic Park, East London 05 de Agosto de 2012 esta composta por 58 fotografias de cores con etiquetas, incluindo Usain Bolt nos 100m finais Masculina, baloncesto Australia v Canada mulleres, edificios emblematicos, vistas de Londres desde a orbita, Xogos Helpers, Olympic e Paraolimpicos valora ver en accion... amizades, respecto, excelencia, determinacion, inspiracion, coraxe, igualdade] e non esquecendo a diversion pura, emocion e entretemento de todo isto O Parque Olimpico foi mais tarde re-nomeado 'The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park' para conmemorar o Xubileu de Diamante da Raina Isabel II.]

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

Los Juegos Olimpico s en Imagenes, el Parque Olimpico, East London 05 de Agosto 2012. El Parque Olimpico fue mas tarde rebautizada como "El Parque Queen Elizabeth Olimpico " para conmemorar el Jubileo de Diamante de la reina Isabel II.]

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (Hardcover): Barry A Sanders Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (Hardcover)
Barry A Sanders
R737 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R160 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gymnastics - Skills & Drills for the Level 1, 2 & 3 Coach & Gymnast (Paperback, Competitive 1-3 ed.): Rita Brown Gymnastics - Skills & Drills for the Level 1, 2 & 3 Coach & Gymnast (Paperback, Competitive 1-3 ed.)
Rita Brown
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The GYMCERT Skills & Drills for the Level 1, 2 & 3 Coach & Gymnast covers most aspects of gymnastics elements needed for the level 1, 2 & 3 competitive gymnast and coach. Gain a better understanding of how to prepare your gymnast's for compulsory competitions. Would you like to have an edge for your compulsory competitive team members? GYMCERT's new Skills and Drills for the Level 1, 2 & 3 Coach and Gymnast is an excellent reference for suggesting alternate: lead-up skills; drills; coaching and spotting tips; and, safety notes for each skill presented. Techniques, drills, and complementary skill guidelines are provided to make the training of each skill as specific to the individual gymnast's needs as possible. In addition, conditioning exercises along with progressive variations for many of the skills are provided. As an added benefit, basic dance preparation guidelines and techniques for teaching and improving dance elements is included along with the Floor and Beam sections. To help with planning, suggested guidelines for developing a training schedule for the competitive season along with skill and strength tracking forms to monitor the progress of each gymnast are included in this book. Every gymnastics coach and gymnast will want to add this book to his or her personal gymnastics library. Online courses sold separately.

Lost Olympics (Paperback): Ian Hugh McAllister Lost Olympics (Paperback)
Ian Hugh McAllister
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a true story. What is the ultimate price of success? In 1924, swimming superstar Hilda James was a dead cert for the British Team at the Paris Olympics. Her family had other ideas. This is the account of a World Champion who suddenly found that her ultimate challenge was to pull her life back together after her dream was cruelly shattered forever. Hilda wasn't about to bow down to anybody and broke away, finally achieving full emancipation. A social history of life in South Liverpool plus the story of Parkgate Baths on The Wirral provide the early background for this extraordinary book. The final chapters are set against the backdrop of life as a celebrity crewmember aboard Cunard's first purpose built cruise liner, Carinthia.

From Tears To Cheers (Paperback): Phil Thomas From Tears To Cheers (Paperback)
Phil Thomas
R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A British female hockey players journey to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. Can it be achieved.

Recordando MIS Programas de Entrenamiento - Carrera Ciclismo Triatlon Natacion (English, Spanish, Hardcover): Gpe Mauricio... Recordando MIS Programas de Entrenamiento - Carrera Ciclismo Triatlon Natacion (English, Spanish, Hardcover)
Gpe Mauricio Carre Campos
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

La gran lecci n de vida que recibi "Mauri," al notificarle su m dico ur logo que ten a c ncer de pr stata y sobrevivir a una cirug a complicada que lo mantuvo en convalecencia por m?'s de 2 meses, lo motiv a meditar sobre la necesidad de escribir sus experiencias deportivas como corredor, ciclista y atleta "m ster," aport ndolas mediante los programas de entrenamiento que utiliz, para ganar competencias de ciclismo, triatlones ol mpicos, medios Iron Man, un tercer lugar en el Iron Man y destacadas participaciones en innumerables carreras pedestres desde 5km. hasta el marat n. Sin duda servir como una gu a para aquellos que quieran disfrutar de cualquiera de estos deportes sin importar su edad, adem?'s sepan que con la adquisici n de este ejempla, contribuyen con un granito de arena con los ni os que padecen c ncer y son tratados en el Centro Estatal de Cancerolog a Dr. Miguel Dorantes Mesa en Xalapa, Veracruz.

Paralympic Legacies (Paperback, New): David Legg, Keith Gilbert Paralympic Legacies (Paperback, New)
David Legg, Keith Gilbert
R909 R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Legacy remains one of the most important issues relating to multisport mega-events across the globe and it could be argued that the development of legacy is one of the most urgent imperatives in elite sport. In this regard the Paralympics is no exception to the quest for long term legacy; however, little in the way of documentation appears to be forthcoming from the International Paralympic community in this regard. This book reviews the concept of legacy across previous Paralympic Games by providing a series of chapters under the headings of 'The Paralympic Legacy Debate', 'Paralympic City Legacies', 'Emerging Issues of Paralympic Legacy' and 'Reconceptualising Paralympic Legacies'. The issues arising are discussed in terms of a meta-analysis of the author's work and offer interesting ideas which if taken up by the International Paralympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, Bid Committees, OCOG's and major sports could change the face of Paralympic legacy towards the positive forever.

The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting (Paperback): Carl Miller The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting (Paperback)
Carl Miller
R661 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R143 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book consolidates Carl Miller's extensive knowledge gained while pursuing his life's work in Olympic-style weightlifting. There are scientific principles behind Olympic-style weightlifting, and Miller's 50 years of lifting, researching and coaching provide valuable insight into the process of Olympic lifting. Whether you are an advanced lifter or a novice, Miller equips you with the tools to become a champion, even if it's in your own mind. For those lifters with the desire to compete, Carl's book will inspire you to immerse your body and mind in the intricacies required to be a winner. Miller's success as a young weightlifter led him to a long and unique career coaching weightlifting, fitness and nutrition to elite athletes in the 1960s and 1970s, and later he spread his message about the benefits of weight training to a wider audience. As Coaching Coordinator for the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team, Miller put into practice many methods and techniques he gleaned from studying successful international lifting programs. The U.S. Olympic weightlifting team under head coach Tommy Kono won a record number of Olympic medals using assistant Olympic coach Carl Miller's coaching system. He gathered the best lifters in the country, had the best coaches in the sport, and introduced new lifting techniques to elevate the U.S. lifters to contenders. Carl Miller has dedicated himself to analyzing and tweaking the techniques of Olympic lifting. During the 1970s, in addition to his duties with the Olympic team, he was a National coach, World coach, elementary school teacher and vice principal. As a teacher and vice principal Miller developed physical conditioning programs for the kids in his school. During his 30 years, and still counting, as founder and co-owner of Carl & Sandra's Physical Conditioning Center, lifters seek out Carl, his son Shane and staff for Olympic-style training. Carl & Sandra's Conditioning Center stands apart from other gyms because Carl Miller's philosophy revolved around the benefits of weight training long before it became popular. He weaves the hundreds of tiny components of Olympic-style weightlifting into beneficial fitness programs for gym members with a wide variety of profiles, and at the same time, his Conditioning Center trains a team of nationally competitive masters Olympic weightlifters. "The Sport of Olympic-Style Weightlifting" provides the athlete with a comprehensive review of the critical elements that mold a champion. Winning isn't simply about lifting technique, eating the right food or visualizing lifts. You will discover the importance of body levers and the nuances of adjusting for your own unique body measurements, you will learn the finer points of planning the different phases of your training, you will be enthralled with the diverse programs available to incorporate in your routines, and you will grasp how your mind contributes to your accomplishments at critical points along your trajectory.

John Apostal Lucas - Teacher, Sport Historian, and One Who Lived His Life Earnestly. A Collection of Articles and Essays with... John Apostal Lucas - Teacher, Sport Historian, and One Who Lived His Life Earnestly. A Collection of Articles and Essays with an Autobiographical Sketch (Hardcover)
John Apostal Lucas
R1,134 Discovery Miles 11 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

John Lucas has dedicated his nearly half-century of academic life at Penn State University to researching and writing about his first love of sport, track and field, and the Olympics. He has attended every Summer Olympics since the 1960 Rome Games and has written several books, including 'Future of the Olympic Games.' From his over 200 monographs and articles, Lucas has selected a score of his articles written since 1953 for this anthology. They cover the range of his academic interests. (Hardcover) "In 1962, six years before I first met him, John Lucas defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Maryland on "Pierre de Coubertin and the Formative Years of the Modern Olympic Movement." Almost a half century later, following 8 books and some 250 scholarly articles on Olympic history, comes this book, "The Best of John Lucas," compiled by the world's doyen of seriously researched, thoroughly documented, and passionately written Olympic history. As I have done, enjoy " (Dr. Robert Barney, founder of OLYMPICA: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OLYMPIC STUDIES and past-president of the North American Society for Sport History.)

The 1900 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback): Bill Mallon The 1900 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback)
Bill Mallon
R1,921 R1,680 Discovery Miles 16 800 Save R241 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1900 Olympic Games have been termed "The Farcical Games." The events were poorly organized and years later many of the competitors had no idea that they had actually competed in the Olympics. They only knew that they had competed in an international sporting event in Paris in 1900. No official records of the 1900 Olympics exist.

Based primarily on 1900 sources, the sites, dates, events, competitors, and nations as well as the event results are compiled herein for all of the 1900 Olympic events, including archery, track and field, cricket, equestrian, fencing, soccer, pelota basque, water polo, and rowing, among other sports.

The 1908 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback): Bill Mallon, Ian Buchanan The 1908 Olympic Games - Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Paperback)
Bill Mallon, Ian Buchanan
R2,234 R1,946 Discovery Miles 19 460 Save R288 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1908 Olympic Games were controversial. There was almost constant bickering among the American team and the British officials. Because of the controversies, the 1908 Olympics have been termed ""The Battle of Shepherd's Bush,"" referring to the site of the Olympic Stadium. Reports of the 1908 Olympics have been rare and do not for instance contain full results for archery, track and field athletics, football (soccer), gymnastics, motorboating and shooting. A great deal of new information has been discovered by the authors, and this work gives complete results for all events.The information presented is based primarily on 1908 sources. For the first time, definitive word on the sites, dates, events, competitors, and nations as well as the event results are available for all of the 1908 Olympic events, including boxing, cycling, diving, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, polo, raquets, swimming, lawn tennis, tug-of-war, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting, among other sports. A series of appendices include rarely seen information about the many controversies surrounding the Games.

Before the Eyes of the World - Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games (Hardcover, New): Kevin Witherspoon Before the Eyes of the World - Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games (Hardcover, New)
Kevin Witherspoon
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mexican leaders eagerly anticipated the attention that hosting the worl's most visible sporting event would bring, yet they could not have predicted the array of conflicts that would play out before the eyes of the world during the notorious 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Following twenty years of economic growth and political stability-known as the "Mexican miracle"-Mexican policy makers escaped their prior image of being economically underdeveloped to successfully craft an image of a nation that was both modern and cosmopolitan but also steeped in culture and tradition. Buoyed by this new image, they set their sights on the Olympic bid, and they not only won but also prepared impressive facilities. Prior to the opening ceremonies, several controversies emerged, the most glaring of which was a student protest movement that culminated in a public massacre, leaving several hundred students dead. Less dramatic were concerns that athletes would suffer harm in the high elevation and thin air, debates over the nature of amateurism, threats by nations opposing apartheid to boycott if South Africa was allowed to compete, and the introduction of drug and gender testing. Additionally the Olympics provided a forum for the United States and the Soviet Union to carry their Cold War rivalry to the playing field-a way to achieve victory without world destruction at stake. During the Games, one of the most significant controversies occurred when two African American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists in the Black Power salute while on the medal stand. This gesture brought worldwide attention to racism within the United States and remains a lasting image of both the Mexico City Olympics and the Civil Rights movement. Although the Olympics are intended to bring athletes of the world together for harmonious competition, the 1968 Games will long be remembered as fraught with discord. This ambitious and comprehensive study will appeal to those interested in US history, Latin American history, sports history, and Olympic history.

The 2012 Bid (Paperback): Chetan Dave The 2012 Bid (Paperback)
Chetan Dave
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The race to secure the bid for the Summer Games of 2012 is among the most intense in history. Five of the world's most prominent cities have tossed their hat into the ring for the right to host the most prestigious international event in sports. They have consciously chosen to saddle the immense responsibility that comes with a winning bid. It seems that, more than any impending Summer Games, the 2012 bid has garnered substantial media and public attention and scrutiny well before the host city was due to be decided. Never before has the competition been so close and packed with an almost tangible tension. The five cities to make it to the final round have gone to tremendous lengths to prove to the world that their bid is the most worthy. Madrid, Moscow, Paris, London, and New York are battling it out in this battle of metropolises to see who will be the last city standing in this global political, civic, athletic, and financial battle of pride to be known as the 2012 host city. This book aims to condense what is a mountain of numbers and documents diligently presented by each candidate city into information that is slightly simpler to understand for outsiders to give the reader a clearer view into the rather exclusive and often unforgiving world of planning to host the Summer Games. Also by Chetan Dave: Bronx Cheer For more information logon to: www. chetandave.com or www.ultimatewriter.com

All Together - The Formidable Journey to the Gold with the 1964 Olympic Crew (Paperback): William A. Stowe All Together - The Formidable Journey to the Gold with the 1964 Olympic Crew (Paperback)
William A. Stowe
R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"In this book on the spectacular races at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Bill Stowe writes with the same deadly accuracy and drive that he showed as the stroke of that crew. He writes not as his own remembrances would be so long after the fact, but rather in the tightly woven factual web of interviews of rowers from around the world. This is a compelling book because it develops the diverse backgrounds and experiences that a small group of men brought for the sole purpose of winning a gold medal in the Olympics. It was so momentous that this feat has not been repeated for the United States for 40 years, and then only with the force of a truly national effort and all of the weight and backing that that brings. Vesper is a storied club and it is in this romantic context that this group of lightly regarded mature men won for their club, their city and their country. Each man brings a special facet of himself to build the mosaic that created the perfect mix. This is a compelling story, intricately researched and crisply written that makes it a must for people who dream and who want to succeed." Allen P. Rosenberg
Coach of the 1964 Olympic Crew ""ALL TOGETHER" is an inspirational story about one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history. A must read for any American who has ever picked up an oar" Mike Teti
Coach of the 2004 Olympic Crew

Selling The Five Rings - The IOC and the Rise of the Olympic Commercialism (Paperback, Revised ed.): Robert K. Barney Selling The Five Rings - The IOC and the Rise of the Olympic Commercialism (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Robert K. Barney
R612 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R37 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The original scheme for the modern Olympic Games was hatched at an international sports conference at the Sorbonne in June 1894. At the time, few provisions were made for the financial underwriting of the project--providence and the beneficence of host cities would somehow take care of the costs. For much of the first century of modern Olympic history, this was the case, until the advent of television and corporate sponsorship transformed that idealism.

Now, linking with the five-ring logo is good business. Advertising during the Olympic Games guarantees a global audience unmatched in size by any other sports audience in the world. However, if the image begins to tarnish and the corporate sector loses interest, television companies can't sell advertising to business interests. This was the greatest threat posed by the scandal surrounding Salt Lake City's bid.

"Selling the Five Rings" outlines the rise of the Olympic movement from an envisioned instrument of peace and brotherhood, to a transnational commercial giant of imposing power and influence. Using primary source documents such as minutes of the IOC General Sessions, minutes and reports of various IOC sub-committees and commissions concerned with finance, reports of key marketing agencies, and the letters and memoranda written to and by the major figures in Olympic history, the authors track the history of a fascinating global institution.

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