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

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

by Geoff Tibballs
     
 

The world’s greatest sporting occasion is rife with odd occurrences and unlikely heroes. Witness Dorando Pietri, who missed out on racing gold after being helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials, and Fred Lorz, who crossed the line first at the end of the 1904 marathon but was disqualified after it was discovered that he had hitched a lift

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The world’s greatest sporting occasion is rife with odd occurrences and unlikely heroes. Witness Dorando Pietri, who missed out on racing gold after being helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials, and Fred Lorz, who crossed the line first at the end of the 1904 marathon but was disqualified after it was discovered that he had hitched a lift in a car.

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Endlessly entertaining, these albums of mad miscellany abound with true tales of history’s strangest characters and events—from potty potentates to dotty inventions. A mind-boggling excursion through the byways of the bizarre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861057112
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Strangest Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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