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Between a Rock and a Camera Lens - The Finn Class in Photos at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition (Hardcover): Robert... Between a Rock and a Camera Lens - The Finn Class in Photos at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition (Hardcover)
Robert Deaves; Photographs by Robert Deaves
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fame - Tom Daley (Paperback): Michael Troy, Darren G Davis Fame - Tom Daley (Paperback)
Michael Troy, Darren G Davis; Contributions by Alex Schumacher
R141 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fame - Nicki Minaj (Paperback): Michael Troy Fame - Nicki Minaj (Paperback)
Michael Troy; Edited by Darren Davis; Contributions by Jill Lamarina
R141 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R23 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unwavering Perseverance - An Olympic Gold Medalist Finds Peace (Paperback): Mary Wineberg Unwavering Perseverance - An Olympic Gold Medalist Finds Peace (Paperback)
Mary Wineberg
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Barcelona 92 - 25 Anos del Gran Cambio En El DePorte Espanol (Spanish, Paperback): Lu Villarejo Barcelona 92 - 25 Anos del Gran Cambio En El DePorte Espanol (Spanish, Paperback)
Lu Villarejo
R582 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sports and Mystification (Paperback): Massimiliano Angelucci Sports and Mystification (Paperback)
Massimiliano Angelucci
R348 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Finding Your Inner Gold - A Gold Medal Paralympian's Secrets to Success (Paperback): Carol Cooke Finding Your Inner Gold - A Gold Medal Paralympian's Secrets to Success (Paperback)
Carol Cooke
R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Running on Purpose - Winning Olympic Gold, Advancing Corporate Leadership and Creating Sustainable Value (Hardcover): Charles H... Running on Purpose - Winning Olympic Gold, Advancing Corporate Leadership and Creating Sustainable Value (Hardcover)
Charles H Moore Jr, James Cockerille; Designed by Greg Smith
R708 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Codigo Fomalhaut - Juegos Olimpicos Madrid 2028 (Spanish, Paperback): Chechu Martin Codigo Fomalhaut - Juegos Olimpicos Madrid 2028 (Spanish, Paperback)
Chechu Martin
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rio 2016 - Compartilhando o que vi, vivi e curti (Portuguese, Paperback): Romeu Friedlaender Jr Rio 2016 - Compartilhando o que vi, vivi e curti (Portuguese, Paperback)
Romeu Friedlaender Jr
R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Six Minutes in Berlin - Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics (Hardcover): Michael J Socolow Six Minutes in Berlin - Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics (Hardcover)
Michael J Socolow
R2,130 R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Save R439 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant at the Games, line up against America's top eight-oared crew. Hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide wait by their radios. Leni Riefenstahl prepares her cameramen. Grantland Rice looks past the 75,000 spectators crowding the riverbank. Above it all, the Nazi leadership, flush with the propaganda triumph the Olympics have given their New Germany, await a crowning victory they can broadcast to the world. The Berlin Games matched cutting-edge communication technology with compelling sports narrative to draw the blueprint for all future sports broadcasting. A global audience--the largest cohort of humanity ever assembled--enjoyed the spectacle via radio. This still-novel medium offered a "liveness," a thrilling immediacy no other technology had ever matched. Michael J. Socolow's account moves from the era's technological innovations to the human drama of how the race changed the lives of nine young men. As he shows, the origins of global sports broadcasting can be found in this single, forgotten contest. In those origins we see the ways the presentation, consumption, and uses of sport changed forever.

The Boys in the Boat - Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Standard format, CD): Daniel... The Boys in the Boat - Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Standard format, CD)
Daniel James Brown; Read by Edward Herrmann
R1,120 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R336 (30%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken," the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics
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"Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together--a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.
Drawing on the boys' own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, "The Boys in the Boat "is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times--the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam's "The Amateurs."

Beyond the Finish Line - What Happens When the Endorphins Fade (Paperback): Krista Guloien Beyond the Finish Line - What Happens When the Endorphins Fade (Paperback)
Krista Guloien
R458 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Six Minutes in Berlin - Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics (Paperback): Michael J Socolow Six Minutes in Berlin - Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics (Paperback)
Michael J Socolow
R559 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R81 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant at the Games, line up against America's top eight-oared crew. Hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide wait by their radios. Leni Riefenstahl prepares her cameramen. Grantland Rice looks past the 75,000 spectators crowding the riverbank. Above it all, the Nazi leadership, flush with the propaganda triumph the Olympics have given their New Germany, await a crowning victory they can broadcast to the world. The Berlin Games matched cutting-edge communication technology with compelling sports narrative to draw the blueprint for all future sports broadcasting. A global audience--the largest cohort of humanity ever assembled--enjoyed the spectacle via radio. This still-novel medium offered a "liveness," a thrilling immediacy no other technology had ever matched. Michael J. Socolow's account moves from the era's technological innovations to the human drama of how the race changed the lives of nine young men. As he shows, the origins of global sports broadcasting can be found in this single, forgotten contest. In those origins we see the ways the presentation, consumption, and uses of sport changed forever.

The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism (Hardcover): Matthew P. Llewellyn, John Gleaves The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism (Hardcover)
Matthew P. Llewellyn, John Gleaves
R2,127 R1,688 Discovery Miles 16 880 Save R439 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For decades, amateurism defined the ideals undergirding the Olympic movement. No more. Today's Games present athletes who enjoy open corporate sponsorship and unabashedly compete for lucrative commercial endorsements. Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves analyze how this astonishing transformation took place. Drawing on Olympic archives and a wealth of research across media, the authors examine how an elite--white, wealthy, often Anglo-Saxon--controlled and shaped an enormously powerful myth of amateurism. The myth assumed an air of naturalness that made it seem unassailable and, not incidentally, served those in power. Llewellyn and Gleaves trace professionalism's inroads into the Olympics from tragic figures like Jim Thorpe through the shamateur era of under-the-table cash and state-supported athletes. As they show, the increasing acceptability of professionals went hand-in-hand with the Games becoming a for-profit international spectacle. Yet the myth of amateurism's purity remained a potent force, influencing how people around the globe imagined and understood sport. Timely and vivid with details, The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism is the first book-length examination of the movement's foundational ideal.

Judo - An Introductory Guide for Beginners (Hardcover): Rodolfo Tello Judo - An Introductory Guide for Beginners (Hardcover)
Rodolfo Tello
R518 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R103 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Judo - An Introductory Guide for Beginners (Paperback): Rodolfo Tello Judo - An Introductory Guide for Beginners (Paperback)
Rodolfo Tello
R341 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brasil Pelada II - A Guide to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics 2016 (Paperback): W. Phillip Brasil Pelada II - A Guide to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics 2016 (Paperback)
W. Phillip; Edited by W. Phillip; Designed by W. Phillip; Illustrated by Adam Wickens; Translated by Waldemar Volanski, …
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
3 MESES PARA EVOLUCIONAR a UN TRIATLETA MAXIMO - UNA GUIA INTEGRAL De TRIATLON Y IRONMAN (Spanish, Paperback): Mariana Correa 3 MESES PARA EVOLUCIONAR a UN TRIATLETA MAXIMO - UNA GUIA INTEGRAL De TRIATLON Y IRONMAN (Spanish, Paperback)
Mariana Correa
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
3 MESES PARA EVOLUCIONAR a UN CORREDOR CONTUNDENTE - GUIA INTEGRAL DE ENTRENAMIENTO En MARATON Y MEDIA MARATON (Spanish,... 3 MESES PARA EVOLUCIONAR a UN CORREDOR CONTUNDENTE - GUIA INTEGRAL DE ENTRENAMIENTO En MARATON Y MEDIA MARATON (Spanish, Paperback)
Mariana Correa
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rowdy Rising - From Rejected to Unrivaled (Paperback): Dainon Moody Rowdy Rising - From Rejected to Unrivaled (Paperback)
Dainon Moody; Foreword by Bob Costas; Introduction by Rowdy Gaines
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): David Goldblatt The Games - A Global History of the Olympics (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
David Goldblatt 1
R499 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R89 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display of manly virtue", an athletic celebration of the kind of amateur gentleman that would rule the world. How was such a ritual invented? Why did it prosper and how has it been so utterly transformed? In The Games, David Goldblatt - winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - takes on a breathtakingly ambitious search for the answers and brilliantly unravels the complex strands of this history. Beginning with the olympics as a sporting side show at the great Worlds Fairs of the Belle Epoque and transformation into a global media spectacular care of Hollywood and the Nazi party, The Games shows how sport and the olympics been a battlefield in the global Cold War, a defining moment for of epoch social and economic change in host cities and countries, and a theatre of resistance for women and athletes colour once excluded from the show. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of olympic completion - this stunningly researched history captures the excitement of sporting brilliance and the kaleidoscopic experience of the Games. It shows us how this sporting spectacle has come to reflect the world we hope to inhabit and the one we actually live in.

Cold War Games - Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Hardcover): Toby C Rider Cold War Games - Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Hardcover)
Toby C Rider
R2,126 R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Save R439 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance, and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United States conceives a subtle, far-reaching psychological warfare campaign to blunt the Soviet advance. Drawing on newly declassified materials and archives, Toby C. Rider chronicles how the US government used the Olympics to promote democracy and its own policy aims during the tense early phase of the Cold War. Rider shows how the government, though constrained by traditions against interference in the Games, eluded detection by cooperating with private groups, including secretly funded A (c)migrA (c) organizations bent on liberating their home countries from Soviet control. At the same time, the United States appropriated Olympic host cities to hype the American economic and political system while, behind the scenes, the government attempted clandestine manipulation of the International Olympic Committee. Rider also details the campaigns that sent propaganda materials around the globe as the United States mobilized culture in general, and sports in particular, to fight the communist threat.

Sex Testing - Gender Policing in Women's Sports (Hardcover): Lindsay Pieper Sex Testing - Gender Policing in Women's Sports (Hardcover)
Lindsay Pieper
R2,128 R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 Save R439 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1968, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) implemented sex testing for female athletes at that year's Games. When it became clear that testing regimes failed to delineate a sex divide, the IOC began to test for gender --a shift that allowed the organization to control the very idea of womanhood. Lindsay Parks Pieper explores sex testing in sport from the 1930s to the early 2000s. Focusing on assumptions and goals as well as means, Pieper examines how the IOC in particular insisted on a misguided binary notion of gender that privileged Western norms. Testing evolved into a tool to identify--and eliminate--athletes the IOC deemed too strong, too fast, or too successful. Pieper shows how this system punished gifted women while hindering the development of women's athletics for decades. She also reveals how the flawed notions behind testing--ideas often sexist, racist, or ridiculous--degraded the very idea of female athleticism.

Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Paperback): Yohuru Williams Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Paperback)
Yohuru Williams
R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru Williams has synthesized the complex history of this period into a clear and compelling narrative. Considering both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements as distinct but overlapping elements of the Black Freedom struggle, Williams looks at the impact of the struggle for Black civil rights on housing, transportation, education, labor, voting rights, culture, and more, and places the activism of the 1950s and 60s within the context of a much longer tradition reaching from Reconstruction to the present day. Exploring the different strands within the movement, key figures and leaders, and its ongoing legacy, Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement is the perfect introduction for anyone seeking to understand the struggle for Black civil rights in America.

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