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Our Olympic Heroes By 6th Walsall Scouts Group
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A unique collection of poems written by the 6th Walsall Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, in honour of our 2012 Olympic heroes.
Brilli and the Ant Olympics By James Marsh
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Brilli Ant - A super-hero with magic powers, dedicated to defending TRUTH and JUSTICE around the world. Operating from a secret base in France beneath the Eiffel Tower, Brilli and his chums fight out... More > the epic battle of Good against Evil to save the world from the clutches of Ant-a-Claws, the founder and leader of STENCH - a hideous mute-ant with vicious claws and foul breath. From his headquarters deep beneath the North Pole he plots the overthrow of the world’s govern-ants< Less
The Kindest People: Heroes and Good Samaritans (Volume 7) By David Bruce
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A Sample: Before attending the 2012 Olympics in London, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland announced that if she won a medal she would sell it for a worthy cause. She did win a medal: the bronze in the... More > women’s RS-X, which involves windsurfing and a heavy sailboard. Ms. Noceti-Klepacka’s neighbor is Zuzia, a five-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. Her constant care is expensive, and the proceeds from the sale of the bronze will go to her and her family. Ms. Noceti-Klepacka said (translated by Google from an interview with Polskie Radio), “Susan is my neighbor, I know her since birth. I’ve seen that had problems, how many times was in the hospital, she spent much time there, her mom. Everyone here is praying that Susan survived. Now maybe you can not see it, but cystic fibrosis is a fatal disease before the Games and said that I was going to London after the medal for her.”< Less
Meteor By Jack Jensen
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What if there was an athlete born so extraordinary that he won Olympic Gold, Super Bowl MVP, World Series MVP, and NBA Finals MVP, in a few short years, making icons like Jesse Owens, Jim Brown,... More > Willie Mays, and Michael Jordan look like small and ordinary men? Then decided to take on Heavyweight Boxing, Hockey - even NASCAR? How quickly would we want to tear him back down to earth? How spectacular would be his crash? How complete would be the carnage left behind? “We wish there were gods on earth to make things right, to show us the way.”< Less
Igniting the Flame By William Taylor
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Growing up among Hollywood legends and Olympic athletes, Bill Taylor’s boyhood dream was to become a famous athlete. That dream was coming true when he ran national times and received a... More > scholarship to USC, the top collegiate track team in the country. Anguish and tragedy, however, sent him on a different journey through the U.S. Marine Corps, the Presbyterian ministry, politics, psychoanalysis, existentialism, and historical travel, to find his fulfillment as a teacher and coach in Northern California. Since 1979, Bill has been mentoring student athletes, taking many of them with him on summer odysseys through Europe and the Middle East to better inform the beginning of their journeys.< Less
Muhammad Ali: The King of Boxing By Jane K Allende
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Muhammad Ali is a retired American boxer. Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. His father painted billboards signs and his mother stayed at... More > home to raised Cassius and his younger brother. Ali became interested in boxing at the age of 12, after his bike was stolen and he flew into a wild rage at the scene of the crime. The police officer on the scene saw Clay's anger and advised him to channel it into boxing. Cassius partnered with boxing coach Fred Stoner and together they would go on to win many championships including six Kentucky Golden Gloves, an Amateur Athletic Junior Title, and two National Golden Gloves. His biggest achievement to date was winning the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. His amateur record was 100 wins and 5 losses. After the Olympics, Clay returned to Louisville where he began his professional career. He made his winning debut on October 29th 1960 and he stayed undefeated for three straight years.< Less
LONDON 2012 Through Human Potentiality By Manuela Nicolini, Sportiva-Mente Liberi, Manuel Giacometti Shamirs
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"London 2012: Through Human Potentiality" is an unusual photographic book, a motivational book, a document, an example of human potentialities narrated through the exploits of Paralympic... More > athletes, real "modern heroes." London 2012 Paralympic Games, which took place from 29 August to 9 September 2012. Let yourself be captured from emotions by these images and absorbed within you the value of the aphorisms and citations therein. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "London 2012: Through Human Potentiality" è un libro fotografico insolito, un libro motivazionale, un documento, un esempio delle potenzialità umane narrate attraverso le gesta degli atleti paralimpici, veri "eroi moderni." Il progetto del libro SE(U) Sport Emotions (Un)Limited contiene fotografie scattate durante i Giochi Paralimpici di London 2012, che si sono svolti dal 29 agosto al 9 settembre 2012. Lasciatevi catturare dalle emozioni di queste immagini e assorbite dentro di Voi il valore degli aforismi e delle citazioni in esso contenute.< Less
Go Fast, Turn Left - 100 Years of the Aldwych Speed Club By Mike Maynard, John Cosstick, Chris Nelson
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The Aldwych Speed Club was founded in 1908 and is one of the oldest speed skating clubs in the world. This book traces the club’s 100-year history, from its first British speed skating champion... More > in 1909 to today’s athletes who skate in the British squad. Go Fast, Turn Left celebrates the great skaters and unsung heroes, from Olympic medal winners to social skaters, each one helping to make the club what it is today.< Less
Go Fast, Turn Left - 100 Years of the Aldwych Speed Club (Hardback) By Mike Maynard, John Cosstick, Chris Nelson
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The Aldwych Speed Club was founded in 1908 and is one of the oldest speed skating clubs in the world. This book traces the club’s 100-year history, from its first British speed skating champion... More > in 1909 to today’s athletes who skate in the British squad. Go Fast, Turn Left celebrates the great skaters and unsung heroes, from Olympic medal winners to social skaters, each one helping to make the club what it is today.< Less
A Light Shining By Glynn Young
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In Dancing Priest, Michael Kent faced tragedy and triumph, love and loss, was called as an Anglican priest, became an international Olympic hero, discovered his connections to the British royal... More > family, and reunited with the girl of his dreams. In A Light Shining, the sequel to Dancing Priest, Michael faces his greatest and most violent challenge yet. But will it be his last?< Less