Power games : a political history of the Olympics Book , Print in English
"The Olympics have not always been the commercialized juggernaut we know today, but as Jules Boykoff makes clear in this story-filled and devastating history, the Games have since their inception had a thoroughly checkered political history. Pierre de Coubertin, the aristocrat…
Children of glory = Szabadság, szerelem Video/Film , DVD in Hungarian
Depicts the bravery of the Hungarian water polo team against the Soviet team who was favored to win at the Melbourne Olympics. While Soviet tanks invade Budapest killing thousands of Hungarians, the Hungarian water polo team with determination was able to beat the Soviet team.
The games : a global history of the Olympics Book , Print in English
"The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games-by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,"--NoveList.
The Olympics, a history of the modern games Book , Print in English
Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.
Miracle on ice Video/Film , DVD in English
"Underpublicized and underappreciated, the US ice hockey team heads for the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. Driven a manner than can be described as merciless by coach Herb Brooks (Karl Malden), the team has learned how to swallow months of defeat and…
Das wunder von Bern The miracle of Bern Video/Film , DVD in German , French
Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the local…