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Total Olympics : every obscure, hilarious, dramatic, and inspiring tale worth knowing / Jeremy Fuchs.

Fuchs, Jeremy, (author.).

Motto of the modern Olympics: faster, higher, stronger. But now add stranger! Stranger, as in the 1908 Olympic marathon, which featured Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a 22-year-old pastry chef, and Champagne (yes, it was the runners' drink of choice). Or the 1948 "austerity games" in London, teams had to bring their own food, female athletes sewed their own uniforms. Or imagine rooting for these one-time Olympic sports: tug of war, firefighting, rope climb, live pigeon shooting, and, wait for it, painting. (Picasso for the gold!) Total Olympics is a glorious, photo-filled tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, controversial moments, and more.

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  • ISBN: 9781523508389
  • ISBN: 1523508388
  • Physical Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2020.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Forgotten history -- Chapter 2. Legends -- Chapter 3. Wild and strange -- Chapter 4. Firsts -- Chapter 5. Discontinued sports -- Chapter 6. Forgotten heroes.
Subject: Olympics.
Olympics > History.
Olympic athletes.

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