The book of olympic lists / David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky

Wallechinsky, David | Loucky, James

Edited by Aurum Press. London - 2012

David Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivaled head for trivia, and now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including the eight slowest Olympic competitors, the 12 strangest sports ever contested, and the six most spectacular collisions and falls. This quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown, and the downright bizzare is more than simply a book of lists—Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident's inclusion, to create a winning, and highly addictive, alternative history of the Olympics.

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