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Wonderful ... an Olympic-standard writer (Financial Times)
An irresistible proposition ... an insight into the life and mindset of a professional athlete. Anon shows us something more real: the myths, absurdity, frailty and futility that are the constant companions of the all or nothing, four yearly bid for sporting immortality (Guardian)
An interesting, insightful examination of the experience of being an Olympic athlete (Independent on Sunday)
A first-hand expose of the Olympic experience written in an enjoyable easygoing style (Sport)
A well written, thoughtful and constantly illuminating look at what it's like to take part in the Olympic Games (Daily Mail)
The beauty of this book is not in trying to unmask the writer but in becoming immersed in a journey usually taken by the privileged, and exceptional, few ... It's uplifting, sobering and often surreal (Evening Standard)
Reveals just how much fun goes on in the Games (Independent)
Compelling ... If you want to know what it's truly like to be an Olympic athlete, there has probably never been a better explanation (Sunday Express)
The Secret Olympian exposes the truth of what goes on at the Olympic Games. Shocking, funny and slightly tongue in cheek, a former Olympian reveals the world of the Olympic athlete - and, behind the scenes, what a bizarre world it is....See all Product Description
Brilliant, funny and well informed summary of what life is like for pro sportsmen in training, at the pinnacle of and after the end of their careers.Published 27 days ago by Benedict T.
The author has plenty to say about his subject, with some interesting snippets on the world of sport and the Olympics, revealing that although money is a dominant driving force in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by para3drop
Not entirely sure why this Olympian wanted to remain secret, it’s hardly as though he’s a whistleblower or purveyor or juicy gossip. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sport Nut
Subtitled 'the inside story of the Olympic experience' and anonymously written, this reveals the good, the bad and the ugly about the relentless and single-minded focus required to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by KymH
There is so much hype regarding the Olympic Games and so little known about what it takes to be selected to be there for your country. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stephen Sowerby
Very interesting insight to the the side of the Olympics we don't see. The sheer grit and detemination needed to reach the goal.Published 23 months ago by Mrs Mary Tozer
This book was a very interesting read. Quite the eye opener! You will specially like it if you into sports.Published on 10 Aug. 2013 by N.+J.
This book is for anyone who has wondered what else happens at the Olympics. I really enjoyed a human perspective of what it was like in and around the games v for an athlete that... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by Robert Owen Mace