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  • The Games

    A Global History of the Olympics

    From the author of The Game of Our Lives, winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2015David Goldblatt writes about sports 'with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic' (Wall Street Journal). In The Games he delivers a magisterial history of the biggest and most beloved sporting event of them all: the Olympics.He tells the epic story of the Games, from their reinvention in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Private Games

    (Private 3)

    series Private #3
    July 2012: The Games have arrived in London. Preparations have gone flawlessly and the stage is set for one of the greatest ever showcases of sporting excellence. But one man has a devastating plan. Having waited years for this chance, he is now ready for vengeance.When Sir Denton Marshall, a key member of the London Olympic organising committee, is found decapitated in his garden, Peter Knight, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Body Lengths

    by Leisel Jones ...
    From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool.Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won two silver medals at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; she went on to win gold at Athens and Beijing, and at London 2012 became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics.For the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

    The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

    From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding."Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Racing Through the Dark

    The Fall and Rise of David Millar

    by David Millar ...
    By his eighteenth birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - he broke his heel in a fall from a roof after too much drink - and before long the pressure to succeed had tipped ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gold Rush

    'Elite athletes aren't born. They're made.'Michael JohnsonFrom a living icon of the Olympic Games – as both an athlete and now as a BBC broadcaster – Gold Rush is a compelling analysis of the fascinating combination of psychological and personal qualities, as well as internal and external factors, that go to create an Olympic champion.This exciting new book is based on Michael Johnson's own ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

    How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

    by Jack McCallum ...
    They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers.In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation.As a senior staff writer for ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Survivor

    The Shocking and Inspiring Story of a True Champion

    Fatima Whitbread had the worst possible start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she spent much of her childhood in and out of children's homes. A brief, disastrous stay with her birth mother saw her raped by her mother's drunken boyfriend - while her mother held a knife to her throat to 'quieten her down'. Fatima was only twelve at the time.Athletics was her saviour: local athletics coach Margaret ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

    An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

    Drawing on his work with some of the top teams in professional sports, noted sport psychology consultant Gary Mack shares with you the same techniques and exercises he uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." These 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes will help you gain the "head edge" over the competition. ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Dangerous Games

    Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics

    by Larry Writer ...
    Shortlisted for the 2015 William Hill Australian Sports Book of the Year AwardThis is a tale of innocents abroad. Thirty-three athletes left Australia in May 1936 to compete in the Hitler Olympics in Berlin. Believing sporting competition was the best antidote to tyranny, they put their qualms on hold. Anything to be part of the greatest show on earth.Dangerous Games drops us into a front row seat ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Complete Book of Road Cycling & Racing

    Ride faster, fitter, smarter, & fartherEvery road rider has goals. Yours may be to begin racing, to become more competitive, or to win a specific tour. Not interested in racing? Perhaps you want to complete your first century ride, improve your overall fitness, or ride father and faster just for the sheer joy of flying on two wheels.No matter what your goals, The Complete Book of Road Cycling and ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • 10-Minute Toughness : The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins

    The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins

    by Jason Selk ...
    “10-Minute Toughness is a solid mental training program. In fact I feel it is the best of its kind. . . . [It's] what the title says: ten minutes a day that connects your talents and abilities to the outcome you're seeking. As a retired NFL player looking forward, I can see as many applications for the toughness Jason Selk's program brought out of me in the business world as there were on the ... Read more

    $21.55 AUD

  • The Girl on the Dancing Horse

    Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro

    'Refreshingly honest [...] a highly enjoyable, fascinating read.' Horse and Hound_______________________________________________"To ride into that arena, next to a sea of British flags and hear the roar of clapping and cheering, was so exciting. It's a sound I will never, ever forget."Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Gold

    The life story of Team GB's Olympic Golden Girl

    by Jessica Ennis ...
    On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief she showed afterwards hinted at the roller ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Sevens Heaven

    The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream: WINNER OF THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

    by Ben Ryan ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018The uplifting, feel-good autobiography of Ben Ryan, the coach of the Olympic gold-medal winning Fijian rugby teamIt is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Running for My Life

    One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games

    by Lopez Lomong ...
    Running for My Life is not a story about Africa or track and field athletics. It is about outrunning the devil and achieving the impossible faith, diligence, and the desire to give back. It is the American dream come true and a stark reminder that saving one can help to save thousands more.Lopez Lomong chronicles his inspiring ascent from a barefoot lost boy of the Sudanese Civil War to a Nike ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography

    The story of Team GB's double Olympic champion

    by Mo Farah ...
    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 in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m to go where no British distance runner has gone before.Records have tumbled before him: ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • My Time

    On July 22, 2012, Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later, at the London Olympic Games, he won the time trial to become his country’s most decorated Olympian. In an instant, “Wiggo”—now Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins—became a national hero.Two years previously, however, Wiggins had been staring into the abyss. His much-hyped attempt to conquer ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • The Dirtiest Race in History

    Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final

    by Richard Moore ...
    series Wisden Sports Writing
    The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Today We Die a Little

    Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend to Cold War Hero

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEARThe definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds.Emil Zátopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Usain Bolt: 9.58

    by Usain Bolt ...
    Eight days … … three gold medals …… three world records … one amazing reputation firmly established. Usain Bolt's life – and the world of sport – would never be quite the same again.16 August 2008 … Beijing, China … the Bird's Nest stadium … 91,000 spectators and an unimaginably huge global television audience … the final of the men's 100 metres at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.The crack of the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Ronda Rousey: The Biography

    Ronda Rousey — Most dangerous unarmed woman on the planet. She's also an Olympic bronze medalist, UFC champion, and world’s largest female pay-per-view draw... But it wasn’t always that way. Once a shy, frustrated child, an outcast in school, & an unwelcome competitor in a male-dominated sport, walk along with Rousey as she pulls herself up from an unthinkable tragedy to become the UFC’s first ... Read more

    $6.69 AUD

  • Age Is Just a Number

    Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life

    From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired from competitive swimming and eight years since her last Olympics. When ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • The Naked Olympics

    The True Story of the Ancient Games

    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 ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD