The Olympics' Strangest Moments (Paperback)

Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of the Olympic Games (Strangest series)

By Geoff Tibballs

Robson Books, 9781861057112, 266pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/2008)
Paperback (4/1/2012)

List Price: 13.00*
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Description

The world’s greatest sporting occasion is rife with odd occurrences and unlikely heroes. Witness Dorando Pietri, who missed out on racing gold after being helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials, and Fred Lorz, who crossed the line first at the end of the 1904 marathon but was disqualified after it was discovered that he had hitched a lift in a car.


Praise For The Olympics' Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of the Olympic Games (Strangest series)

Endlessly entertaining, these albums of mad miscellany abound with true tales of history’s strangest characters and events—from potty potentates to dotty inventions. A mind-boggling excursion through the byways of the bizarre.