America S Dream Team

Author: Chuck Daly
Editor: Turner Pub
ISBN: 9781878685278
Size: 17,26 MB
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The coach of the 1992 U.S. Olympic basketball team profiles the distinguished members of the team and the games and events leading up to the Olympics

Foxcatcher

Author: Mark Schultz
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241972000
Size: 14,12 MB
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Foxcatcher by Mark Shultz - the story that inspired the major motion picture Madmen, money, murder.... and wrestling. The Foxcatcher estate, Pennsylvania, January 1996. Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling golden boy, is shot in the back by billionaire John du Pont. After a two day siege at the ranch du Pont is finally captured. It wasn't supposed to end that way. Du Pont had lured to his ranch America's top wrestlers, the brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, with the dream of building a world-class team. But as he grew paranoid and controlling, the brothers realised they were trapped. No one knows the inside story of Foxcatcher better than Mark Schultz. This book is a searing portrait of the relationship he and his brother had with du Pont, whose catastrophic break from reality led to tragedy. Now a major motion picture, this amazing story will be enjoyed by fans of Argo, Captain Phillips and American Hustle. Mark Schultz is an Olympic gold medalist and a national champion in free style wrestling. He lives in Southern Oregon, USA.

Quest For Olympic Gold

Author: Arun Kumar Pandya
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 12,30 MB
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The Amateurs

Author: David Halberstam
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453295135
Size: 14,94 MB
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In “one of the best books ever written about a sport,” Halberstam chronicles the story of four amateur US rowers and their 1984 Olympic dream (Newsweek). In 1984, rowing was a sport continually relegated to the margins, far from the spotlights attracted by other Olympic events. That year, four men went head-to-head for the right to compete for gold as the United States’ single sculler, an honor that would lead not to lucrative endorsement deals, but to the fleeting glory of the Olympic Games, and the satisfaction of ranking supreme among their competitive community of oarsmen. In pursuit of that goal, the rowers pushed through crippling pain, delaying personal relationships and careers, all for the rush of winning. Determined to understand these athletes of a seemingly bygone era, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author David Halberstam chronicles their bravery and obsession, delivering a dramatic human story, buzzing with adrenaline, about the lengths to which athletes will go to prove their mettle and compete on the highest level. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

The Quest For Gold

Author: S. F. Lam
Editor: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622097669
Size: 10,53 MB
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This book is the first comprehensive record of sports in Hong Kong. It traces the practice of sport in Hong Kong dating back a century-and-a-half, when it was a pastime for foreign residents, and limited to a few clubs with access to grounds andpools.

Edge Of Glory

Author: Christine Brennan
Editor: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
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Provides an inside look at one year in the lives of top figure skaters, including Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Todd Eldredge, and Elvis Stojko, as they prepare for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan

Above And Beyond

Author: Bill Livingston
Editor:
ISBN: 9780873389747
Size: 18,44 MB
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"Award-winning sports columnist Bill Livingston follows Mack as he practices one of the world's most dangerous and demanding sports. livingston reveals the fascinating subculture of pole vaulting-from Bob Richards, the only man to win Olympic gold twice in pole vaulting; to Sergey Bubka, the most controversial polevaulter ever; to Don Bragg, a rowdy Tarzan-like character who swung on ropes in his backyard to build upper-body strength; to the stirring duel between Mack and Toby Stevenson as they battled for gold in Athens. Readers will discover how Mack struggled and endured, while working in a factory, as a mascot in a bumblebee costume, and as a janitor, and how Mack changed his training and revamped his body and mind in a three-year program that made his AOL user name, Goldnathens, a selffulfilling prophecy."--BOOK JACKET.

The Quest For Personal Best Individual Sports

Author: Lisa Greathouse
Editor: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433392917
Size: 11,90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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True or False: The only reason to play sports is to have fun. False! They also offer opportunities for readers to learn and apply concepts and principles related to force and motion. Readers learn how science plays a critical factor in any athlete's quest to be the best at his or her sport. They read how mass is related to acceleration and velocity. Physics and aerodynamics affect many sports and help athletes strategize their next moves against their opponents. This book covers a variety of interesting sports suitable for the casual to the most fanatic sporting enthusiast.

Prayer Faith And Healing

Author: Kenneth Winston Caine
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579542658
Size: 20,44 MB
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Collects the thoughts of pastors, counselors, doctors, and health researchers on the efficacy and practice of prayer

China Gold

Author: Fan Hong
Editor:
ISBN: 9781933782645
Size: 17,27 MB
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On ba yue ba hao ba dian ling ba fen, the auspicious 8th day of the 8th month of 2008 at 8.08 pm, the Games begin, and China steps onto the world stage as the nation most likely to shape the 21st century. What an opportunity for millions of people around the world--sports fans as well as those who simply love the pageantry and global camaraderie of the Games--to learn about China and its history, culture, and customs. China Gold : China's Quest for Olympic and Global Glory is not only about the Beijing Olympics and Chinese sports but also about China itself¿past, present, and future. China Gold is written by top Chinese experts in close collaboration with U.S. and European sports writers and provides fascinating coverage of Chinese sports history, great Chinese athletes, martial arts, sports in the media, and some of the great political dramas connected with sports. And China Gold is packed with fun information and historical tidbits. China Gold introduces Western readers to China¿s history, culture, and role in the global community. It takes the Beijing Olympics and Chinese sports as a platform, an easy way for people around the world to get to know the nation and its people as this crucial moment, when China steps boldly onto the world stage; not only in sports but in business, science, and technology. The pages are packed with unique illustrations, many from Chinese archives. In addition to full coverage of Olympic sports and events, it includes the history of sports in China, information about traditional physical activities like tai chi and wushu, and the latest on extreme and new sports. China Gold is not just about the Olympics¿though it is the guide that viewers and those who go to Beijing and the other venues need. It is full of fascinating stories like that of a half-Chinese half-British boy who returns to China every summer to train as a swimmer and of the Olympic medalist Eric Liddell, featured in Chariots of Fire, who grew up in China and died in a Japanese prison camp there.The Olympics is about much more than sports. It is about global relationships and global change, about power and politics. In 2008, the Games (only the third to be held in Asia) offer a window on a fascinating story, that of a 5,000-year-old civilization rising to newfound influence after centuries of turmoil. In 2008, Americans want a handle on what China is like and what its rising stature in the global community means for our way of life, our jobs, our children, and our planet. This is where China Gold hits its stride. Not only a guide for the sports-obsessed, full of background history and facts you won¿t get anywhere else, but for anyone and everyone intrigued by China.China steps onto the world stage as the nation most likely to shape the 21st century. What an opportunity the 2008 Olympics will be for millions of people around the world--sports fans as well as those who simply love the pageantry and global camaraderie of the Games--to learn about China and its history, culture, and customs. China Gold: China¿s Quest for Olympic and Global Glory is not only about the Olympics and Chinese sports but also about China itself--past, present, and future. On ba yue ba hao ba dian ling ba fen, the auspicious 8th day of the 8th month of 2008 at 8.08 pm, the Games will begin! Be ready, with China Gold!For organizations active in China--or planning to be--China Gold offers a unique, engaging perspective: it is the only book that tells the stories, introduces the athletes, the businesses, and global leaders who have cooperated--through many challenges--to bring about this historic event.Berkshire is also partnering with Apabi/Founder.com to provide content for a Beijing-based Olympics portal and can provide referrals to expert keynote speakers and panelists who can talk to your executive group or staff about China, Chinese sports and the Olympics, and about doing business in China.