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The Commonwealth Games : extraordinary stories behind the medals, Brian Oliver

Label
The Commonwealth Games : extraordinary stories behind the medals
Title
The Commonwealth Games
Title remainder
extraordinary stories behind the medals
Statement of responsibility
Brian Oliver
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sports journalist Brian Oliver brings these often overlooked Games to life with fantastic stories of the athletes who have competed over the years. He delves into past games for the best tales, and interviews the key protagonists to unveil the highs and lows of this eccentric sporting competition
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
796.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
The Commonwealth Games : extraordinary stories behind the medals, Brian Oliver
Label
The Commonwealth Games : extraordinary stories behind the medals, Brian Oliver
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages [189]-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Host cities and athlete numbers -- The Empire strikes back: Bigger than the World Cup - how it all started -- Precious: The amazing, uplifting story of the Queen's favourite strongman -- Jump!: Dorothy and Debbie raise the bar as teenagers and mothers -- Friends and enemies: Friendship and tragedy for 'the Coe and Ovett of the pool' -- Marathon man: The remarkable Ron Hill just keeps on running -- The forgotten: The sad, swift sporting decline of a Scot and a South African -- Exodus: 'The Games were great - let's ggo and live in New Zealand!' -- Fallen hero: The history-making high jumper who died in front of the firing squad -- The trouble with men and women: Hard times for Dawn Fraser and Kathy Watt -- South Pacific: How a future president started a sporting boom -- Miracle mile: Biggest audience ever for Bannister v Landy - then a horror show -- Con man: Robert Maxwell and the missing millions
Control code
15387858
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Dimensions
24cm.
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Extent
xiii, 204 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472907325
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MH_111010
  • (OCoLC)862788016
  • (AuCNLKIN)000052828454
  • (OCoLC)879625295
  • (Nz-Kotui)2343384
  • (Nz)15387858

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