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Greatest British Olympians
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Greatest British Olympians: a celebration of Team GB's outstanding athletes, past and present

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781847328120

Publication Date: 1 Sep 2011

Subject: Sports & recreation

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A collection of biographies of 58 of Great Britain's legendary athletes from 112 years of Olympics.

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A collection of biographies of 58 of Great Britain's legendary athletes from 112 years of Olympics.

As London prepares to host the Olympic Games for a record third time in 2012, this is the perfect moment to celebrate the achievements of Great Britain's legendary Olympic athletes. Across a broad spectrum of events, from athletics to rowing and from boxing to swimming. Team GB has produced some of the biggest stars in Olympic history.

"The Greatest British Olympians" is a lavishly illustrated celebration of each of those glorious names, both past and present, who took their sports to new levels of excitement and achievement. Who could forget Sir Steve Redgrave's five consecutive gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy's domination of the velodrome or Seb Coe battling with Steve Ovett? Each athlete's biography has been painstakingly researched and is complemented by photographs that capture each one in action. Six fascinating feature spreads help set the scene for these remarkable athletes' most noteworthy achievements.

Official product of Team GB.

Contents

p6 Introduction
p8 Foreword
p10 Athletics
p12 Lord Burghley
p14 Sebastien Cole
p16 Chariots of fire - The real story
p18 Lynn Davies
p20 Jonathan Edwards
p22 Sally Gunnel
p24 David Hemery
p28 Albert Hill
p30 Kelly Holmes
p34 Denise Lewis
p36 The Coe vs Ovett Era
p38 Eric Liddell / Douglas Lowe
p40 Steve Ovett
p42 Ann Packer / Mary Peters
p44 Mary Rand
p46 Tessa Sanderson
p48 Daley Thompson
p52 Allan Wells
p54 The Olympic walkover
p56 Boxing: Chris Finnegan / Harry Mallin
p58 Dick Mctaggart / Terry Spinks
p60 Canoeing: Tim Brabants
p62 Cycling: Chris Boardman
p64 Nicole Cooke
p66 Chris Hoy
p70 Victoria Pendleton / Jason Queally
p72 Rebecca Romero
p74 Bradley Wiggins
p76 The London 1908 Games
p78 Equestrian
p80 Richard Meade
p82 Fencing
p83 Hockey
p84 Modern Pentathlon
p86 Rowing
p88 Matthew Pinsent
p90 Steve Redgrave
p94 Sailing
p98 Rodney Pattisson
p100 Iain Percy
p102 Shirley Robertson and Sarah Ayton
p104 Shooting
p106 Britain's football Hat trick
p108 Swimming
p110 Duncan Goodhew / Judy Grinham
p112 Anita Lonsbrough / Adrian Moorhouse
p114 Paul Radmilovic / Henry Taylor
p116 David Wilkie
p118 Tennis
p119 Weightlifting
p120 The Austerity Olympics 1948
p122 The changing face of the London Olympic Games.
p124 Index
p128 Picture Credits

Category
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Subject
Sports & recreation
Dewey
920.008
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Illustrations
B & W photos and full col photos
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Pub. date
1 Sep 2011
Edition
First
ISBN
9781847328120
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Binding
Cloth
Pages
128
Width
225mm
Height
288mm
Weight
820g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
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