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The Olympics' Strangest Moments: Over a Century of the Modern Olympics
     

The Olympics' Strangest Moments: Over a Century of the Modern Olympics

by Geoff Tibballs
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907554476
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(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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