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The Resource A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds

A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds

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A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds
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A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds
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'I hope the Romanian doesn't get through, because I can't pronounce her bloody name.' Allegedly from David Coleman, British radio and TV commentator, at one of his many Olympic coverages, when he thought he was off air. A Lifetime of Training for Just 10 Seconds is a collection of quotations from Olympic athletes, eyewitnesses and commentators through the ages, whether written, broadcast, overheard or misreported. They are inspiring, devastating - often hilarious - and a fascinating insight into the Games, the people who watch and compete in them, and those labouring and slithering behind the scenes. The notes following the quotes give a potted history of the Games and its cast of characters. 'These are the Olympics; you die before you quit.' The great American discus thrower, Al Oerter, winner of four successive gold medals (1956-1968). For the third of these in Tokyo, he competed despite excruciating pain from a torn rib cartilage, strapped up and iced
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Witt, Richard
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dictionaries
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  • Sports & Recreations
  • Nonfiction
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A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds
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OVERDRIVE:da5cb23d-dfba-439d-97f5-4b18d89a5045
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781408179574
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optical disk
Label
A Lifetime of Training for Just Ten Seconds
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:da5cb23d-dfba-439d-97f5-4b18d89a5045
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408179574
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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