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The Armchair Olympian : How much do you know about sport's biggest competition?.

Author: Phil Ascough
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896. The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue. The Games deliver triumph and heartbreak, serial winners and one-medal wonders,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ascough, Phil.
Armchair Olympian : How much do you know about sport's biggest competition?
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Ascough
ISBN: 9781408171127 1408171120
OCLC Number: 781614971
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; Firsts; Cities and Venues; Controversies; Howlers; Shocks and Upsets; Heroes and Villains; In the Family; Track Stars; Field of Dreams; Two Wheels; In the Water; On the Water; Ball Control; Tough Guys; Leaps and Bounds; Horseplay; Choose Your Weapons; Net Winners; All-rounders; Legends; Olympic Oddments.

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Billed as the greatest sporting show on earth, the Olympic Games have produced countless memorable stories of achievement and endurance since entering the "modern" era in 1896. The major sports take a back seat - some of them long gone from the schedule - as sports fans discover new heroes excelling in obscure events that intrigue. The Games deliver triumph and heartbreak, serial winners and one-medal wonders, shocks and controversies - and tragedy in the true sense of the word rather than the often diluted sporting interpretation. For just over two weeks every four years handball an.

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