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A lifetime of training for just ten seconds : olympians in their own words

Author: R. W.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
I hope the Romanian doesn't get through, because I can't pronounce her bloody name.'. Allegedly from David Coleman, British radio and TV commentator, at one of his many Olympic coverages, when he thought he was off air. A Lifetime of Training for Just 10 Seconds is a collection of quotations from Olympic athletes, eyewitnesses and commentators through the ages, whether written, broadcast, overheard or misreported.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Witt, Richard.
Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds.
London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R. W.
ISBN: 9781408179567 1408179563 9781408164037 1408164035 9781408179574 1408179571
OCLC Number: 784886076
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1 AMBITION AND BEING THE BEST; 2 CEREMONIES, SYMBOLS AND INSTITUTIONS; 3 COTSWOLD, WENLOCK, LONDON; 4 DESTINY, CHANCE AND THE UNEXPECTED; 5 DRESS AND FASHION; 6 ENDURANCE, OPPORTUNITY, WILL AND THE 'IMPOSSIBLE'; 7 FAIR PLAY, FOUL PLAY AND DOPING; 8 FAME AND OBLIVION; 9 FINE ART AND BEAUTY; 10 FOOD, DRINK AND PARTYING; 11 DISCIPLINES --
GENERAL AND INDIVIDUAL; 12 MEDALS; 13 MONEY SPEAKING; 14 NATIONALISM; 15 OLYMPIASTADION 1936; 16 ORIGINS; 17 OVERCOMING ADVERSITY; 18 PEOPLE; 19 POLITICS; 20 RACIAL DISCRIMINATION; 21 RELIGION; 22 REVIVAL; 23 SEX REARS ITS OLYMPIC HEAD.
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A collection of quotations from Olympic champions, witnesses and spectators through the ages. Inspiring, emotional, often hilarious - a fascinating insight into the Games and the people who watch and  Read more...

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