Britain and the Olympic Games
CONDITION Brand new
SIZE 165 x 245 mm
POSTAL WEIGHT 0.9 kg
This excellent privately-published book by Matt Rogan and Martin Rogan gives an insightful look at Britain's role in the evolution of the modern Olympic movement. Published in 2011, the book anticipates the challenges and opportunities of London 2012, and places the event in the wider context of Olympic history. The book travels through the successful bidding process for each London Games to the practical realities of delivering British gold medal performances, from the coaching and funding of the British team to the business model of the Games, and from the British creation of the Paralympic movement to the challenge of delivering a Games amidst the background of staggering levels of public debt. The father and soon writing team have produced a mature and intelligent study of the British Olympic movement, a subject that is clearly dear to their hearts.
(Troubador Publishing, 240 pages, hardback with dustjacket)