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Ryan Crouser's adds to golden year with Pre Classic shot put title

OregonLive.com - May 28, 2017
The former Barlow High School star arrived at Hayward Field for Saturday's Pre Classic shot put competition owning a Rio Olympics gold medal, the Olympic record and a contract with Nike. He left with a victory after throwing 73 feet, 7 1/4 inches on ...

A dozen Rio Olympic champions set for early season challenges in Shanghai

International Association of Athletics Federations
International Association of Athletics Federations - May 11, 2017
The 30-year-old pole vaulter will face a fierce challenge from reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz, who scored a stunning upset victory in front of jubilant local crowds en route to his 6.03m Olympic record, leaving Lavillenie to settle with the ...

Michele Verroken: Proposal to wipe Olympic record slate clean

Newstalk ZB
Newstalk ZB - May 2, 2017
The European Athletics Council wants to tighten up rules around drug testing which could see all records before 2005 axed. That's because the council wants full access to test samples... but they only started being stored 12 years ago. Director of ...

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Olympics Record Breakers

by: Jo-Ann Barnas
This title will give you the story behind records held by such Olympic stars as Michael Phelps, Nadia Com?neci, Greg Louganis, and more. The title also features informative sidebars, fun facts, a glossary, and further resources. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2012 Edition

by: David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky

David Wallechinsky's compendious book has long been the preeminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists alike


Every sports writer assigned to cover the Games ensures they have their early copy of this prodigious work of reference, packed with absorbing anecdotes and essential statistics. A treasure trove of 116 years of Olympic history, it is also an amazingly readable book, for in the course of recording every single Olympic final since 1896, it concentrates on the strange, the memorable, and the unbelievable.
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A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories

by: Damian Hall
Running historian Damian Hall brings together some of the most incredible, iconic, and at times, highly unusual moments from the world of running. Through tales of Emil Zátopek’s record-breaking wins and the birth of the greatest marathons and ultratrails, as well as the extraordinary feats of the Galloping Granny and Marathon Monks, running’s illustrious past is brought to life.

With over 80 striking and unique illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Race Through the Greatest Running Stories is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and running trivia.
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Amazing Olympic Records

by: Paul Hoblin
Presents records of amazing Olympian athletes, including a short history of the Olympics.
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Thiago Braz breaks Olympic record in Pole Vault

Thiago Braz da Silva wins gold for Brazil and claims a new Olympic record in the men's pole vault. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: ...

Bob Beamon - Longest Ever Olympic Long Jump | Olympic Records

Bob Beamon of the USA set a new Olympic and World Long Jump record with his amazing leap at the Mexico City 1968 Olympics. Subscribe to the official ...

Ryan Crouser wins Shot Put gold with an Olympic Record

Ryan Crouser's throw of 22.52m broke the Olympic record and earned him the men's Shot Put gold medal at Rio 2016. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel ...

Michael Phelps - The Olympic Record Breaker

The Olympic Records series celebrates the incredible Olympic career of Michael Phelps, who has won an amazing 18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Michael Phelps broke a 2,168-year-old Olympic record | gold medal record | Rio Olympics 2016

Michael Phelps is arguably the greatest Olympic athlete in the history of the games. In addition to capturing his 25th Olympic medal, Phelps matched a 2168 ...


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