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How to watch the Olympics : scores and laws, heroes and zeros - an instant initiation to every sport

Author: David Goldblatt; Johnny Acton
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the one book you have to read for London 2012. The Olympics is the world's biggest sporting event - and it moves centre stage for London 2012. Yet the games the world is familiar with - football, cricket, rugby, baseball, motor sports - are either missing or have a token presence. In their place are games that most of us have not a clue how to play or to watch. Which is where this witty, insightful book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goldblatt, David.
How to Watch the Olympics : Scores and laws, heroes and zeros - an instant initiation to every sport.
London : Profile, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Goldblatt; Johnny Acton
ISBN: 9781847657589 1847657583
OCLC Number: 779140528
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, phot
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; The Opening Ceremony; Archery; Athletics; Badminton; Basketball; Boxing; Canoeing; Cycling; Diving; Equestrianism; Fencing; Football; Gymnastics; Handball; Hockey; Judo; Modern Pentathlon; Rowing; Sailing; Shooting; Swimming; Synchronised Swimming; Table Tennis; Taekwondo; Tennis; Triathlon; Volleyball; Water Polo; Weightlifting; Wrestling; The Medals Ceremony; The Closing Ceremony; Appendix1; Appendix2; Index.
Responsibility: David Goldblatt and Johnny Action.

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