The Little Book Of Irish Athletics

Autore: Tom Hunt
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750985690
Grandezza: 54,90 MB
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Did you know? On 6 July 1924, high jumper and legendary Gaelic footballer Larry Stanley became the first athlete to represent independent Ireland in an Olympic athletics competition. Tom Kiely, arguably Ireland’s greatest athlete, won in excess of 1,000 prizes, five AAA hammer titles and fifty-three national titles between 1888 and 1908. The oldest medallist in Olympic track and field history is Irish-born Matt McGrath, who won a medal in Paris in 1924 at the age of 49 years and 195 days. In the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Ronnie Delany became Ireland’s first track champion, winning the 1,500m title with a new Olympic record time of 3:41.2. The Little Book of Irish Athletics is a concise history of all the major occasions in Irish athletics, from the nineteenth century to the Morton Mile of July 2017. This new book from author Tom Hunt is a must for fans of Irish athletics all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about Ireland’s proud sporting heritage.

Little Kids Olympics

Autore: Karen O'Connor
Editore: Concordia Publishing House
ISBN: 9780570047704
Grandezza: 35,15 MB
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Luke is discouraged that he wasn't picked to coach VBS sports. But God has other plans for him as he and Laura organize their own neighborhood Olympics. Each story is followed a game or appropriate exercise.

The Little Book Of Olympic Inspiration

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ISBN: 9781577571971
Grandezza: 21,62 MB
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The Complete Book Of The Olympics

Autore: David Wallechinsky
Editore: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316920544
Grandezza: 60,20 MB
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Includes the final results for every Olympic event since 1896, profiles hundreds of sports legends, includes a guide to the 1992 games, and offers strange stories, dramatic accounts, and more

Whitaker S Little Book Of Knowledge

Autore: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408895897
Grandezza: 31,51 MB
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An authoritative, quirky trivia book divided into themed chapters. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge contains thousands of general knowledge gems: from everything you learned at school to fascinating lists of contemporary 'top-tens', mini-biographies of famous artists and writers, plus condensed guides to films and works of art and literature. In addition, there is a light-hearted journey down memory lane featuring humorous entries on forgotten treasures from different decades and a stand-alone sport chapter with guides to both well-known and obscure sports, key rules, a glossary of terms and short biographies of the world's greatest sporting heroes. Facts are both newly researched and drawn from the rich treasure-trove of the Whitaker's Almanack archive, which dates back to 1868. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge is a truly unique ready-reference containing fascinating facts for every trivia buff while providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day.

The Olympics

Autore: Allen Guttmann
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070464
Grandezza: 43,48 MB
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Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.

The Games A Global History Of The Olympics

Autore: David Goldblatt
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254119
Grandezza: 16,44 MB
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“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

The Little Book Of Somerset

Autore: Maurice Fells
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750990252
Grandezza: 60,96 MB
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From seaside to countryside, and villages to towns, Somerset is a county where it’s difficult to separate history from mystery. This fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia reveals all sorts of answers to questions you might have wondered about - and some you didn't. The facts, stats and anecdotes will surprise even those familiar with this beautiful and historic county.

The Little Book Of Dublin

Autore: Brendan Nolan
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958251
Grandezza: 78,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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The Little Book of Dublin is a compendium of fascinating and entertaining truths about the city, past and present. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here you will find out about Dublin’s trade and industry, saints and sinners, crime and punishment, sports and games, folklore and customs and, of course, its literary heritage. Here lie famous elements of Dublin’s history cheek by jowl with little-known facts that could so easily pass unnoticed. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and secrets of this ancient and fascinating city

Sports Illustrated Presents The Complete Book Of The Summer Olympics

Autore: David Wallechinsky
Editore: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316920940
Grandezza: 50,59 MB
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Vista: 7399
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Offers anecdotes and dramatic moments from Olympic history, the top eight finishers from every Olympic event since 1896, and rules and scoring for each event

The Nazi Olympics

Autore: Susan D. Bachrach
Editore: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780316070867
Grandezza: 29,14 MB
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Recounts the story of the Olympics held in Berlin in 1936, and how the Nazis attempted to turn the games into a propaganda tool for their cause.

A Visitor S Guide To The Ancient Olympics

Autore: Neil Faulkner
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300160291
Grandezza: 25,77 MB
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The essential handbook for the 21st-century citizen seeking a lively guided tour of the ancient Greek Olympics. Travel back to the heyday of the city-state and classical Greek civilization. Enter this distant, alien, but still familiar culture and discover what the Greeks did and didn’t do during five thrilling days in August, 388 B.C. In the Olympic Stadium there were no stands, no shade—and no women allowed. Visitors sat on a grassy bank in the searing heat of midsummer to watch naked athletes compete in footraces, the pentathlon, horse and chariot races, and three combat sports—wrestling, boxing, and pankration, everyone's favorite competition, with virtually no rules and considerable blood and pain. This colorfully illustrated volume offers a complete tour of the Olympic site exactly as athletes and spectators found it. The book evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of the crowded encampment; introduces the various attendees (from champions and charlatans to aristocrats and prostitutes); and explains the numerous exotic religious rituals. Uniquely detailed and precise, this guide offers an unparalleled opportunity to travel in time, back to the excitement of ancient Olympia. “Splendidly captures the excitement, the razzmatazz, the intensity, glamour and squalor of the ancient Olympics. Packed with anecdotes and intriguing facts, the careful scholarship behind this wonderful little book is presented with gusto.”—Philip Matyszak, author of Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day “Ultimately the ancient Olympics were more of an epic frat party full of booze and sex than a prestigious sporting competition, and Faulkner paints that picture well.”—Moira E. McLaughlin, The Washington Post

The Olympics

Autore: Matt Christopher
Editore: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031603276X
Grandezza: 39,84 MB
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Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, "When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . ." Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But for most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a chosen sport. With stories of great triumphs and great tragedies, the Olympics not only embodies the competitive human spirit, but also sets a stage stage for foreign relations and politics. Historical references combined with amazing sports stories give this book both an educational and exciting appeal.

The Little Book Of Yorkshire

Autore: Geoffrey Howse
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0752462679
Grandezza: 34,12 MB
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Vista: 9792
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Soak up the vast array of quirky tales from the regal Richmond of John of Gaunt to the sporting Barnsley of Dickie Bird. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

The Olympics A History Of The Modern Games

Autore: Allen Guttmann
Editore: Urbana [Ill.] : University of Illinois Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 21,54 MB
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Looks at the political, economic, and social significance of the modern Olympic games, and recounts how nations have tried to exploit the games

The Complete Book Of The Winter Olympics

Autore: David Wallechinsky
Editore: Little Brown & Company
ISBN:
Grandezza: 36,35 MB
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Includes the final results of every Winter Olympic event since 1896, accounts of the Olympics' most memorable contests, profiles of famous sports figures, and complete coverage of the 1992 games and the upcoming 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Simultaneous.

Dishonored Games

Autore: Vyv Simson
Editore: SP Books
ISBN: 9781561711994
Grandezza: 45,56 MB
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Argues that the International Olympic Committee is controlled by multinational corporations which have corrupted the Olympic movement

Rio 2016

Autore: Andrew Zimbalist
Editore: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815732465
Grandezza: 27,80 MB
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A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant celebrations in Brazil—and created enormous expectations for economic development and the advancement of Brazil as a major player on the world stage. Although the games were held without major incident, the economic, environmental, political, and social outcomes for Brazil ranged from disappointing to devastating. Corruption scandals trimmed the fat profits that many local real estate developers had envisioned, and the local government was driven into bankruptcy. At the other end of the economic spectrum, some 77,000 residents of Rio's poorest neighborhoods—the favelas—were evicted and forced to move, in many cases as far as 20 or 30 miles to the west. Hosting the games ultimately cost Brazil $20 billion, with little positive to show for the investment. Rio 2016 assembles the views of leading experts on Brazil and the Olympics into a clear-eyed assessment of the impact of the games on Brazil in general and on the lives of Cariocas, as Rio's residents are known. Edited by sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, the other contributors include Juliana Barbassa, Jules Boykoff, Jamil Chade, Stephen Essex, Renata Latuf, and Theresa Williamson.

No Boston Olympics

Autore: Chris Dempsey
Editore: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600709
Grandezza: 73,64 MB
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In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts' wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Like their counterparts in cities around the world, Boston's Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. Yet these advocates refused to share the details of their bid and only grudgingly admitted, when pressed, that their plan called for billions of dollars in construction of unneeded venues. To win the bid, the public would have to guarantee taxpayer funds to cover cost overruns, which have plagued all modern Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston 2024's bid over that of other American cities in January 2015-and for a time it seemed inevitable that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would award the Games to Boston 2024. No Boston Olympics is the story of how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately derail Boston's boosters, the USOC, and the IOC. Chris Dempsey was cochair of No Boston Olympics, the group that first voiced skepticism, demanded accountability, and catalyzed dissent. Andrew Zimbalist is a world expert on the economics of sports, and the leading researcher on the hidden costs of hosting mega-events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Together, they tell Boston's story, while providing a blueprint for citizens who seek to challenge costly, wasteful, disruptive, and risky Olympic bids in their own cities.

The Naked Olympics

Autore: Tony Perrottet
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1588363821
Grandezza: 11,54 MB
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What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle. Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race. Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience—including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history’s first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today’s Games and an unforgettable guide to the world’s first and most influential athletic festival. "Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind….Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen….Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all." --The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.