Total Olympics

Total Olympics

Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing

Jeremy Fuchs
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"An indispensable Olympic resource and a lot of pure fun. " - Jack McCallum, author of the New York Times bestseller Dream Team Faster! Higher! Stronger! Stranger! A glorious tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, and controversial moments, Total Olympics is pure pleasure for anyone who loves the world' s greatest sporting event. Discover how the modern Games began, in an out-of-the-way Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Long-discontinued Olympic sports like tug of war, firefighting, live pigeon shooting, and painting. (Picasso for the gold? ) And the over-the-top, heroic exploits that make it all so thrilling - like the inspiring story of gymnast Shun Fujimoto who brought his team to victory while fighting through the pain of a broken knee. With hundreds of true stories and stunning photographs, it' s a collection of sports yearns unlike any other.
Jeremy Fuchs is a writer, reporter, and editor who has written numerous features and profiles atSports Illustrated and other publications, and co-wrote The Greatest Football Teams of All Time, a book published by Sports Illustrated Kids. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.