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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 13 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Brazil
    Brazil's Dance with the Devil (Updated Olympics Edition) - by Dave Zirin

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781608465897 | ISBN 10: 1608465896

    The people of Brazil celebrated when they learned that in the space of two years their country would host the world's two largest sporting events: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't s ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar by Reinhard Kleist
    An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar - by Reinhard Kleist

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910593097 | ISBN 10: 1910593095

    The remarkable story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar.   In 2008, 17-year-old Samia Yusuf Omar stood alongside some of the fastest women in the world on the start line of the Olympic 200m. Four years later, she boarded a refugee boat to Eur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin
    Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics - by Jules Boykoff, with a Foreword by Dave Zirin

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784780722 | ISBN 10: 1784780723

    A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games.  The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-cen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography by Mo Farah
    Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography - by Mo Farah

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444779585 | ISBN 10: 1444779583

    A powerful and gripping human story of the 2012 London Olympics hero  4 August, 2012. Super Saturday. On the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nolympics: One Man
    The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria - by Nicholas Lezard

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780718197612 | ISBN 10: 0718197615

    Nicholas Lezard loved London. Then the London 2012 Olympics came along ...   Suddenly his beloved city was invaded by über-people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster, or throw thing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where
    Where's Mo? - by Sara Cywinski with Harry Bloom

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781782190714 | ISBN 10: 1782190716

    Join Mo Farah (and His Sporting Friends Zara Phillips, Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley) on This Action-packed Adventure!  It's up to you to find Mo, Zara, Bradley, Jessica and Tom as they prepare to run, cycle and swim in the triath ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World Record by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Editors)
    The World Record - by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Editors)

    £10.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249380 | ISBN 10: 1852249382

    The World Record is an international anthology of work by poets from all the countries taking part in the 2012 London Olympics, featuring a poem from each of the 204 Olympic nations, from Armenia to Tuvalu, Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan.   With t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague by Marc Perelman
    Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague - by Marc Perelman

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844678594 | ISBN 10: 1844678598

    Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by suc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project by Iain Sinclair
    Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project - by Iain Sinclair

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141039640 | ISBN 10: 0141039647

    What happens when the games have gone? Iain Sinclair reports on the trouble to come.   Beginning in his east London home many years before it will be invaded by the Olympian machinery of global capitalism, Sinclair strikes out near and far ... more

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  • Cover image of book Going For Gold: Welsh Olympic Dreams for 2012 by Jocelyn Andrews, Foreword by Olympic gold medalist Lynn Davies
    Going For Gold: Welsh Olympic Dreams for 2012 - by Jocelyn Andrews, Foreword by Olympic gold medalist Lynn Davies

    £1.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908192943 | ISBN 10: 1908192941

    What does it take to go for gold and be the greatest?  In Going For Gold, Wales's leading athletes share the secrets of their drive and determination to be the best in their sport.  Cyclist Geraint Thomas, who won Olympic gold in ... more

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  • Cover image of book China
    China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges - by Edited by Minky Worden

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583228432 | ISBN 10: 1583228438

    With contributions from some of the most well-respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China today as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olymp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila by Paul Rambali
    Barefoot Runner: The Life of Marathon Champion Abebe Bikila - by Paul Rambali

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781846686535 | ISBN 10: 1846686539

    Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal, running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and again - wearing shoes this time - in Tokyo four years later. His story has never been told.  Born in an Ethiopian village, Bikila joined the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake
    Black, White and Gold: My Autobiography - by Kelly Holmes with Fanny Blake

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753513170 | ISBN 10: 075351317x

    Kelly Holmes had two dreams - to join the army, and bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games. But winning double gold in the 2004 Olympics and becoming Dame Kelly Holmes was much more than fulfilling a dream; it was a reward for a lifetime of r ... more

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