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    The Naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet

    What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games?With the summer Olympics' return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle.Using firsthand reports and little-known sources--including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks--The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race.Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival."Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind....Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen....Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all."--The Washington PostFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

    Made In America by Peter Ueberroth

    An Approved History Of the Olympic Games by Bill Henry

    Made In Amerca by Peter With Richard Levin and Amy Quinn Ueberroth

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    Archaia Elis - To likno ton Olympiakon agonon by Nicolaos Yaloures

    [ANCIENT ELIS - The Cradle of the Olympic Games] In Greek. Clothbound, 30x25 cm, 224 pp., ill. ISBN: 978-960-500-076-9. CONTENTS: ΠΡΟΛΟΓΟΣ Η ΗΛΙΔΑ ΠΟΛΗ - ΚΡΑΤΟΣ ΤΟ ΚΡΑΤΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΗΛΙΔΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΙΕΡΟ ΤΗΣ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΣ ΑΝΑΣΚΑΦΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ, ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΣ INDEX . . =================================================== IMPORTANT: The shipping cost in not included in the price. You will have to approve it at confirmation of the order. Ιnsurance of the shipment may also be necessary for Canada and some other countries.



    The Nazi Olympics: Written by Richard D. Mandell, 1971 Edition, Publisher: Macmillan [Hardcover] by Mandell, Richard D

    MacMillan, 1971. hardcover. vg dw. 1st Souvenir Press 1972 hardcover vg+ condition book in vg dw, spine fading. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse



    Souvenir Collection of the Postage Stamps of Canada 1992 by Canada Post Corporation

    Canada: Canada Post Corporation, 1992. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Fine gray cloth. Fine color pictorial DJ. (1992), 4to, 56pp. Text in English and French in parallel columns. Texte en anglais et en francais en colonnes paralleles. Encapsulated sheets with stamps 29 cm.


    AUD $30.00

    Centennial Olympic Games Official Souvenir Program by various

    Angus & Robertson, 1996. First Australian Edition. Trade paperback. Good. Illustrator: Pictorial. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . 192 p. Audience: General/trade. Centennial Olympic Games Atlanta, USA Illustrator: Pictorial. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Olympic games; ISBN: 0732257123. ISBN/EAN: 9780732257125. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000003. . 9780732257125



    Ice Time: A Portrait of Figure Skating by Wilkes, Debbi; Cable, Greg

    Scarborough Ontario: Prentice Hall Canada Inc., 1994. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST PRINTING # LINE TO 1. PHOTOGRAPHS, Fine black cloth. Fine black color pictorial DJ. (1994), 8vo, 231pp. [1], "The best part of this book is the section where Ms. Wilkes, a Canadian Olympic medalist in pairs, talks about her experiences coming up in the sport. It's a great read and gives the reader a lot of insight into what the sport was like at the height of the Cold War." sk8fan71



    Closing Ceremony : Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games = Ce?re?monie de clo^ture : Jeux Olympiques d'hiver de 2010 a` Vancouver. by Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Vancouver Organizing Committee, 2010. First Edition . Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. INCLUDES CLOSING CEREMONY TICKET WITH HOLOGRAM NOT USED. Fine brown color pictorial paperback. (2010), 4to, [unpaginated 82pp.], Ce?re?monie de clo^ture : XXI Olympic Winter Games, February 28, 2010, Vancouver: XXI Jeux Olympiques d'hiver, Le 28 fe?vrier 2010, Vancouver



    Soviet Olympic Champions

    Moscow: Foreign Language Press, 1954. 86p., pictorial wraps mildly worn. Several B&W photos. Collection of articles about the 1952 Olympics, in which the Soviet Union participated for the first time.



    Olympic countdown: 819 days to go (updating and replacing "Our First 1,000 Days) by The Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee

    Los Angeles: The Committee, 1982. iv, 102p., illustrations, tables, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.



    Sarajevo by Boskovic, Zlata, secretary of the editorial board. Ahmed Ceric, et alia, editors

    Ljubjana: Sarajevo tourist association / "Svjetlost, 1983. Hardcover. Unpaginated, perhaps 150 or more pages printed on alkaline coated paperstock, oversize hardbound in openweave orange-ish cloth boards and glossy dust jacket; clean sound copy, unmarked by any owner or institution, jacket's top margin is crumpled and torn, an else very good copy of this tourism-sensitive production.



    Tae Kwon Do Techniques & Tactics Skills for Sparring and Self-Defense by Park, Yeon Hwan; Seabourne, Thomas

    Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.: Human Kinetics, 1997. Reprint Edition . Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good white color pictorial trade paperback. Some wear, creasing. (1997), 8vo, 180pp. [2], Author Secretary-General United States Taekwondo Union 8th-Dan Black Belt.


    AUD $15.95

    Don't Rock the Boat: The Untold Story of the Women's Eight Olympics Debacle by Wilkins, Peter

    ABC Books, Sydney, 2008. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Good Condition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 245 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. "At a critical stage of the womens rowing eight final at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Australian rower Sally Robbins suddenly put down her oar and lay back in the boat. Though the team had been challenging for the lead at the halfway point and were headed for a medal placing, they were left to trail a distant last" Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Olympic Games; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780733323515. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6562. . 9780733323515



    One more victory lap; "my personal diary of an olympic year by Lewis, Carl, with Jeffrey Marx

    Santa Monica: Athletics International, 1996. Trade Paperback. 225p., scattered illus., signed and inscribed by Lewis and Marx, wraps.



    The Nazi Olympics by Mandell, Richard D

    NY: Macmillan Company, 1971. 316 clean, unmarked pages; dj w/unclipped price, in mylar; maps on end papers; First Edition, First Printing. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by B/W Illus. 8 vo.



    THE MARATHON - Olympic Sport, Symbolism, Classical Marathon Course, History by Apostolos Yotis, Dora Maratou

    Athens 2004. Brand new. A history of the Marathon classical course from 1896 to 2004. Soft cover, 24 cm, 160 pp., ill.



    What an Olympiad ! - The Chronicle of an Ideal by Ioannes B. Koines

    In english. Soft cover, 24 cm, 131 pp. This is an essay on the current predicament of the Olympic games, written by an expert. Ioannis Koinis was successful as an athletic champion in the field and earned respect as a medical surgeon. His enormous experience in issues surrounding modern sport is distilled in this short, well-documented book, an authoritative account containing a wealth of information. It covers wonderfully the historical perspective from antiquity to our times, the miracle of amateur competition and fair play: issues of high moral ground. It also covers aberrations from what is natural, fair, and normal: intrigue in sports administration; declining standards in an ever-expanding Olympic spectacle driven by publicity and commercialism; straying from the right way with the emergence of doping and generalized cheating; and, finally, thoughts on the way out of all this. Some of John's views may run against established norms. But the arguments are coherent and the reasoning behind them irrefutable. They make absording reading. What emerges forcefully is the author's own image as a lofty personality in the world of athleticism and an adept scrutiny of the intricacies of Olympic sport.



    Olympia, Isthmia, Pythia, Nemea: The Four Panhellenic Games of Antiquity by Η. Ladia & G. Yannikopoulos

    In English. Cloth, 31 cm, 288 pp., rich illustration; net weight 1920 gr. A historical retrospective of the four Pan-Hellenic Games in Ancient Greece. The Olympian, the Isthmian, the Nemean and the Pythian Games are here revived with incomparable details and unique photographs by Yannis Demotsis. Accompanied by historical and mythological texts and detailed descriptions of the different contests, the Ancient Greek Ideal is perfectly represented and underlines the universal and eternal value of today's Olympic Games. . . . =================================================== IMPORTANT: The shipping cost in not included in the price. You will have to approve it at confirmation of the order.



    Die Olympischen Spiele in Los Angeles 1932 by Meisl, Dr Willy ; Cordua, W A ; Richter, Walter (Eds)

    Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken, Altona-Bahrenfeld, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 142 pages plus folded medal-graph (complete). In German throughout. A most pleasing copy of this record of the X Olympic Games. Cigarette card illustrations. The blue boards are smart, handsome, steady with just very light shelving wear about the edges and corners. The contents are cigarette-cards are in near pristine condition. The pages have very light user wear. The cards are immaculate, fresh-faced, very clean, clear - as if almost new!! Please note that due to the weight of the book, should it need be posted to te outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fn



    OLYMPIA - The Craddle of the Olympic Games by X. Arapoyianni (ed.)

    Athens, 2002. Brand new. In English. Hard cover, 24X33 cm, 408 pp., colour ill.; net weight 2200 gr. ISBN: 9606603075. The volume traces the historical development of the sacred site of Olympia from the end of the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Emphasis is placed on the construction of the temples and other buildings across different periods in time. Extensive reference is also made to the most important exhibits of the Museum of Olympia, including the renowned sculptures of the pediment of the Temple of Zeus and the metopes depicting the feats of Hercules, the statue of Hermes of Praxiteles and the Nike of Paionios. A special chapter is devoted to the Olympic Champions votive offerings. Another chapter deals with the birth of the Olympic Games, the Olympic program and different athletic events as well as the Games' evolution over 1200 years, from 776 BC to 393 AD. ================================================================== IMPORTANT: The shipping cost is an important parameter of this order; it is in NOT included in the price and depends on the actual weight and destination; you will have to approve it after the confirmation of the order. You may ask for an estimate before placing the order at:



    The eternal olympics the art and history of sport. Introduction by Manolis Andronicos by Yalouris, Nicolaos, editor

    New Rochelle: Caratzas Brothers, Publishers, 1979. 303p., illustrated with exhibit photography (of ceramics, largely), site photography and fine-arts reconstructions, first American edition openweave cloth boards gilt in glossy dj, 12x9 inches, a very good copy.



    OLYMPIC REVIVAL - The Revival of the Olympic Games in Modern Times by C. Georgiades (ed.)

    Ekdotike Athenon 2003. Brand new. Hard cover, 29 cm, 270 pp., 141 images. A revealing study of the part which Greece played in the revival of the Olympic Games in modern times and in establishing them as an institution. Dr Georgiadis sheds light, for the first time, on the contribution of Greek traditions. He gives a persuasive account of the efforts of Dimitris Vikelas and Baron de Coubertin which led up to the Olympic Games of 1896. Lavishly illustrated with unfamiliar photographs, archive materials, and art works, the English-language world edition of Olympic Revival was published simultaneously in Greece and abroad.



    The Nazi Olympics (Sport and Society) by Richard D. Mandell

    1987-07-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!



    The Encyclopedia of the Olympic Games by Collective

    Bilingual (greek-english)edition in two CD-ROMs containing 2500 pages of texts, 2600 images, 46 videos, 14 3D animations, 4 video games. The first CD is on the 12-century history and spirit of the ancient games; the second one focuses on the first modern Olympics in Athens (1896).



    Complete Book Winter Olympics by Wallechinsky, D

    Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1993. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ILLUSTRATED, Fine blue color pictorial paperback. 1993, 12mo, xx, 205pp. [1], "Fascinating, Dramatic, and Bizarre Stories from Olympic History. Final Results for all winter olympic sports since 1908. Rules for every event in the 1994 Winter Olympics."



    Olympica Hippica - Horses, Men and Women in the Ancient Olympics by Theodore G. Antikas

    In english. Soft cover, 24 cm, 283 pp., ill.: B/W images. A treatise on the Equestrian Olympics, including their legendary origins, the pre-olympic contests and the famous two-horse and four-horse chariot racing (tethrippon). ISBN: 960-88034-5-4 ==============================================================



    The Nazi Olympics by Mandell, Richard D

    New York. New York: Macmillan. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1971. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Berlin, 1936. The most ominous pagan spectacle of modern times ... (from dust jacket) . 16 pages of illustrations, notes, index, 316p. Jacket is sunned at extremities of rear panel and inner flaps Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. I4 .

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