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The Times Book of Olympic Heroes [Kindle Edition]

The Times , Richard Whitehead , Tim Hallissey , Sosuke Sugiura
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Book Description

The Times has been at every Olympic Games since the ancient festival was revived in Athens in 1896, capturing and reporting sporting history for its readers.

Communication methods and the style of sports reporting has changed beyond all recognition in that time, but what has remained consistent is the power of the reported word to convey the human drama of the pursuit of gold medals.

The list of great athletes and great performances covered by The Times is long and distinguished and now you revisit those momentous occasions with a new e-book, The Times Book of Olympic Heroes.

Here is the chance to relive Sebastian Coe’s unforgettable triumph in Moscow in 1980, Fanny Blankers-Koen’s exploits on the Wembley cinder track in 1948, Steve Redgrave’s fifth gold medal in Sydney in 2000, Eric Liddell’s “Chariots of Fire” victory in Paris in 1924, Carl Lewis capturing his ninth gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 and Jesse Owens’ one-man demolition of Nazi ideology at the Berlin Games of 1936.

But there is much, much more here with the Times reports of sporting heroics in boxing, sailing, swimming, cycling and a wealth of other sports in a book that features such seminal Olympic names as Zatopek, Pinsent, Hemery, Holmes and many, many more.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 344 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Publisher: The Times (23 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OH7X2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #311,869 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Piece Of Sporting History 26 Jan. 2013
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The Times states that it has been at every Olympic Games since Athens in 1896, so you can rest assured that this is the authoritative account. All of those great moments in Olympic history are captured here in one volume, from Eric Liddell's 'Chariots of Fire' victory in Paris in 1924, to Seb Coe's unforgettable triumph in Moscow in 1980, and Steve Redgrave's fifth gold medal in Sydney in 2000. And so much more. Brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Review 9 Nov. 2012
By Rob
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Excellent download, True version of stories as written at the time of the event makes an excellent read as if you were there at the time. Great value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fascinating 31 July 2012
By EvansJJ
Format:Kindle Edition
I love watching the Olympic Games and I think I watched every single edition of the past 20 years. Being so passionate about the Games, I thought to myself what better book to read during the Olympic Games than a book about... The Olympic Games!
I bought this one because it goes far back to the first modern Olympic Games. I was also looking forward to a journalistic perspective of the Games because they are, without a doubt, (perhaps more than anything else) a media event!
Although the approach is that of a serious newspaper (and that is what I wished for, so I was glad about it), the stories don't lack entertainment, emotion, excitement, and, at times, an academic kind of historical, sociological, cultural analysis.
A great book!
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