The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845136956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1334

View: 6353

Includes the final results for every Olympic event since 1896, featuring information on records, medals, and individual athletic performance.

The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics

Athens 2004

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Wallechinsky

Publisher: Sportclassic Books

ISBN: 9781894963329

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1171

View: 9097

A comprehensive guide to the summer Olympics recalls every contest from the initiation of the event in 1896 through the upcoming events scheduled for 2004, featuring information on records, medals, and individual athletic performance.

The Book of Olympic Lists

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781310815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6731

DIV From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games. Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled head for arcane – now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including: • The eight slowest Olympic competitors • The twelve strangest sports ever contested • The six most spectacular collisions and falls • The top ten shaven-headed Olympians Published for the 2012 Games, The Book of Olympic Lists is a quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown and the downright bizzare. More than simply a book of lists, Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident’s inclusion, to create a winning – and highly addictive – alternative history of the Olympics. /div

Complete Book of Throws

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: L. Jay Silvester,Jay Silvester

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736041140

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

View: 8252

"Whether you're preparing for high-level competition or just learning the event, Complete Book of Throws provides technique drills, conditioning exercises, and sample training programs for building the body, improving form, and perfecting each throw."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553655028

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 322

View: 6849

The "Bible of the Winter Olympics," filled with history, statistics, and anecdotes ranging from the astonishing to the bizarre. Contained within the pages of this authoritative book is everything anyone could wish to know about the Winter Olympics. Now in its eighth edition and published in anticipation of the 2010 Vancouver Games, The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics has been expanded to include the rules and scoring for all the upcoming events, as well as the results from the 2006 Turin Games. The book also looks at the history of each Olympic event from inception to the present day, including discontinued events and the four skating events first featured, before the creation of the Winter Olympics, in the 1908 London Summer Olympics. From speed skating to snowboarding, bobsled to ice hockey, the book gives the medals tables, timings, distances, and scores. But much more than a statistical compendium, the book also offers an abundance of Winter Olympic history, anecdotes, and lore, bringing alive the most dramatic moments from the Games and celebrating the many extraordinary individuals who have competed.

Munich 1972

Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Clay Large

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742567419

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 8387

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent late 1960s and early 1970s, this compelling book provides the first comprehensive history of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, notorious for the abduction of Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists and the hostages’ tragic deaths after a botched rescue mission by the German police. Drawing on a wealth of newly available sources from the time, eminent historian David Clay Large explores the 1972 festival in all its ramifications. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the Games with the athletic spectacle in the arena of play, itself hardly free of controversy. Writing with flair and an eye for telling detail, Large brings to life the stories of the indelible characters who epitomized the Games. Key figures range from the city itself, the visionaries who brought the Games to Munich against all odds, and of course to the athletes themselves, obscure and famous alike. With the Olympic movement in constant danger of terrorist disruption, and with the fortieth anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich story is more timely than ever.

A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Neil Faulkner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300159072

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 3199

A guide to the ancient Olympics features a program of events, transportation options as provided by passenger ferry and ox cart, accommodations, and dining options, all as they would have appeared in 338 BC in the spectacle's early days.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume One : Making the Games

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415671949

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 321

View: 600

"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--

A Passion for Victory

The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Benson Bobrick

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375872523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

View: 7371

The captivating story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics.

The 4 Year Olympian

From First Stroke to Olympic Medallist

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jeremiah Brown

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459741331

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4174

Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being incarcerated at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: What would it take to become an Olympian? Guided by a polarizing coach, Brown and his teammates plumb the depths of physical and mental exertion in pursuit of a singular goal. The 4 Year Olympian is a story of courage, perseverance, and overcoming self-doubt, told from the perspective of an unlikely competitor.

The Ancient Olympic Games

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Judith Swaddling

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292777514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 8821

For over one thousand years between 776 B.C. and A.D. 395, princes, statesmen, and famous athletes gathered every four years at Olympia in western Greece to compete for the olive crowns of the ancient Olympic Games. Judith Swaddling traces the mythological and religious origins of the games and describes the events, religious ceremony, and celebrations that were an essential part of the Olympic festival. The book also features a large, detailed model of the site of ancient Olympia, where, alongside religious and civic buildings, there grew an elaborate sports complex with a stadium for 40,000 spectators, indoor and outdoor training facilities, hot and cold baths, a swimming pool, and a race course. For this revised edition, three new chapters have been added, covering the diet and medical treatment of athletes; sponsorship, patronage, and propaganda; and revivals of the games. Superbly illustrated with vases, sculpture, and other works of ancient art, and with new views of the site, the new edition of this indispensable account of Ancient Olympia and the games now includes color reproduction for over half the illustrations, as well as many additional pictures.

How to Watch the Olympics

The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Goldblatt,Johnny Acton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101589108

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 8227

The must-have guide to the Summer Olympic Games This summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us know the real width of a balance beam, the intricate regulations of dressage, or the origin of those crowd-pleasing legs-in-the-air swimming formations. Luckily, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have created this utterly thorough and always fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each sport. Originally timed to 2012 London Games, their book is every bit as useful for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. With witty, detailed descriptions and clever illustrations, How to Watch the Olympics will help anyone grasp handball, archery, wrestling, fencing, and every other Olympic event like a true pro. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A History of Women's Boxing

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Malissa Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 346

View: 5167

A History of Women’s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought—and continue to fight—in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone. Inside-the-ring action is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the stories of the women who played important roles outside the ring, from spectators and judges to managers and trainers. The first comprehensive history of women’s boxing, this book is sure to enlighten all readers—boxing fans, historians, scholars, and general sports fans alike.

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 7782

“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.

London 2012 Sustainable Design

Delivering a Games Legacy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Hattie Hartman,Edmund Sumner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781119992998

Category: City planning

Page: 264

View: 7950

A fascinating study of the design and construction of the London 2012 Olympic sites. The visionary undertaking of sustainability is documented in full colour with construction photos, visualisations and detailed construction drawings.

The Inclusion Imperative

How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Stephen Frost

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749471301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 6587

The Inclusion Imperative showcases the inspiring commitment to inclusion the London Olympic and Paralympic Games' organizing committee espoused, and details the techniques and frameworks that enabled it to truly deliver a 'Games for everyone' at London 2012. Diversity and inclusion expert, Stephen Frost, challenges preconceived ideas and strives to inspire professionals to tackle inclusion in their organizations with courage, creativity and talent. With highly relatable examples, The Inclusion Imperative constitutes the best argument to convince sceptics that real diversity and inclusion can deliver more engaged employees and customers, improved employee recruitment and retention, increase productivity and better group decision-making processes. Real inclusion saves money and improves efficiency in the systems of an organisation, making the world a better place as a by-product. Building on concepts that include Diversity 3.0, detailed process journeys, and procurement governance, this is a must-read for HR and diversity officers frustrated with the guidance currently available, as well as for anyone who recognizes the legacy of the 2012 Games in fostering a tolerant and diverse society.

Gold

A Novel

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Chris Cleave

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451672748

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1019

Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. What would you sacrifice for the people you love? KATE AND ZOE met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling—a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion, and unwavering commitment. They are built to exploit the barest physical and psychological edge over equally skilled rivals, all of whom are fighting for the last one tenth of a second that separates triumph from despair. Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose. Kate is the more naturally gifted, but the demands of her life have a tendency to slow her down. Her eight-year-old daughter Sophie dreams of the Death Star and of battling alongside the Rebels as evil white blood cells ravage her personal galaxy—she is fighting a recurrence of the leukemia that nearly killed her three years ago. Sophie doesn’t want to stand in the way of her mum’s Olympic dreams, but each day the dark forces of the universe seem to be massing against her. Devoted and self-sacrificing Kate knows her daughter is fragile, but at the height of her last frenzied months of training, might she be blind to the most terrible prognosis? Intense, aloof Zoe has always hovered on the periphery of real human companionship, and her compulsive need to win at any cost has more than once threatened her friendship with Kate—and her own sanity. Will she allow her obsession, and the advantage she has over a harried, anguished mother, to sever the bond they have shared for more than a decade? Echoing the adrenaline-fueled rush of a race around the Velodrome track, Gold is a triumph of superbly paced, heart-in-throat storytelling. With great humanity and glorious prose, Chris Cleave examines the values that lie at the heart of our most intimate relationships, and the choices we make when lives are at stake and everything is on the line.

Racing Through the Night

Olympic's Attempt to Reach Titanic

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Wade Sisson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144560891X

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9136

The wireless crackled, an SOS was broadcast. Olympic, Titanic's older sister ship was a mere 350 miles away from the sinking liner. Would Olympic reach her in time -

Olympic Weightlifting

A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Greg Everett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990798545

Category: Olympics

Page: 628

View: 571

Since shortly after its original release in 2008, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been the most popular book on the sport of weightlifting in the world and has become the standard text for learning and teaching the snatch and clean & jerk. This all new third edition has been expanded over 150 pages with revised and improved chapters, new chapters, improved organization, more tables and diagrams, over 600 photographs, improved readability, and improved reference functionality with an index, glossary and expanded table of contents. The book presents a complete progression for athletes and coaches starting with foundational elements such as breath control and trunk stabilization, squatting, balance and weight distribution, warming-up, individual variation; working to complete learning and teaching progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk; covering training program design extensively, including assessment for recruiting and new lifters, and 16 sample training programs; technical error correction, supplemental exercises, nutrition, bodyweight manipulation, and mobility; and a thorough section on competition to prepare both lifters and coaches. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." -Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association "Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting." -Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach "Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise! A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements." -Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach "Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf." Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame "Everett's book is one of the most accessible and comprehensive weightlifting sources available for the coach and athlete today. I highly recommend this book for every serious strength coach or weightlifting practitioner." -John Thrush, Head Coach Calpians Weightlifting Table of Contents Foundations Understanding the Lifts Learning & Teaching the Lifts Individual Variation Facility & Equipment Warming Up Breathing & Trunk Rigidity The Squat Foot Positions & Transition The Hook Grip The Double Knee Bend Starting Position Principles The Snatch Introduction to the Snatch The Receiving Position Learning the Snatch Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Snatch The Clean Introduction to the Clean The Receiving Position Learning the Clean Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Clean The Jerk Introduction to the Jerk The Receiving Position Learning the Jerk Understanding the Jerk The Clean & Jerk Error Correction Introduction to Error Correction Universal Errors Snatch Errors Clean Errors Jerk Errors Program Design & Training Introduction to Program Design Assessment Training Variables Jump Training Assistance Work The Bulgarian Method Specific Populations The Program Design Process Restoration & Recovery Training Practices Sample Training Programs Supplemental Exercises Introduction to Supplemental Exercises Snatch Exercises Clean Exercises Jerk Exercises General Exercises Nutrition & Bodyweight Introduction to Nutrition Bodyweight Supplements Mobility & Flexibility Introduction to Mobility Stretches Self-Myofascial Release Competition