Steve Redgrave - A Golden Age

The Autobiography

Author: Steven Redgrave

Publisher: Random House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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On 8 December 2003 the British public voted Sir Steven Redgrave the Golden Sports Personality of the last fifty years. A fitting award for Britains most successful Olympian ever, who on 23 September 2000 entered the record books as the only athlete ever to have won five consecutive Olympic gold medals. Steves fascinating autobiography tells the story of an outstanding sporting career, from his first contact with rowing as a 13-year-old schoolboy, through his battle with diabetes and colitis. He discusses his rowing partnership with Matthew Pinsent and describes the extreme pressures and emotional conflicts that can cement or destroy a team. He speaks too of his struggle to preserve a balanced family life in the face of an extraordinarily intensive training programme and reveals both the mental and physical pain that go hand in hand with being a world champion. Updated with an additional chapter for 2004, A Golden Age is a spellbinding insight into the lifestyle and history of one of the worlds most motivated and illustrious sportsmen.

A Golden Age

Steve Redgrave: the Autobiography

Author: Steven Redgrave

Publisher: Bbc Publications


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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To date, Steve Redgrave has won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals and eight world championships for his spectacular rowing achievements, and is consequently regarded with awe by rivals, crew-mates and top sportsmen alike. Now, at the age of 38, Steve is bidding to win an unprecedented fifth gold medal at Sydney. Win or lose, it will mark the end of a remarkable twenty-three year long career. This autobiography discusses Redgrave's partnerships, the difficulty of maintaining a balanced family life, and the strain of battling against the odds with the debilitating diseases of both colitis and diabetes.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

British Sport - a Bibliography to 2000

Volume 3: Biographical Studies of Britsh Sportsmen, Women and Animals

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Great Athletes

Author: Rafer Johnson

Publisher: Salem Pr Inc


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 391

Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.


Journal of the RSIS.




Category: Library science


View: 199

Athens to Athens

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC, 1894-2004

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 708

A definitive history of the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee traces the re-creation of the games themselves, the famous people and events that define them, and the at times controversial decisions and actions of the committee that controls them.

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC

Athens to Beijing, 1894-2008

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Limited


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

View: 755

Together with the highs and lows of the Games themselves, this illustrated chronicle includes the recreation of the Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin and the often tempestuous and controversial fortunes of the governing body—including three successive boycotts and the Salt Lake City scandal of 1998. It also tells the story of the historic competitors—from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural Marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Sonja Heine, Jesse Owens, Greg Louganis, and Carl Lewis, to more recent medal winners, including Steve Redgrave and Kathy Freeman. The twin evolutions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the world's greatest sports festival unfold in alternate chapters, each of which begins with a personal reminiscence by either a famous champion or a notable IOC figure. Detailed background is provided on the many crises—the Nazi Games of 1936, the massacre at Mexico City in 1968, the Israeli slaughter by terrorists in 1972, the boycotts, the new commercialism from 1984 onwards, the advent of professionals from 1988, and the ongoing threat of drug abuse. Included is how the credibility of the Games and of the IOC was rescued by the glory of Sydney 2000, and how the sporting world anticipated the Games' return in 2004 to the country of their ancient origins.