Olympics' Strangest Moments: Extraordinary but True Stories from the History of the Olympic Games

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Overview

The most bizarre, controversial, heroic, and unlucky stories from more than 100 years of Olympic events, now updated with strange stories from Beijing 2008 and the run up to London 2012

 

The world's greatest sporting occasion has historically been filled with unusual occurrences and peculiar situations. In 1908, Dorando Pietri was stripped of his gold medal in the marathon after he was helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials. From "Eric the Eel" of Equatorial Guinea—the slowest swimmer in the history of the games—to Fred Lorz, who was disqualified after it was discovered that he had hitched a lift in a car during his marathon run, this is an exciting collection of the most humorous and jaw-dropping stories from the Olympic games.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905798230
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Strangest series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 931,779
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Tibballs is the author of numerous books, including Great Sporting Scandals, Motor Racing's Strangest Races, and Royalty's Strangest Characters.

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