Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Book of Olympic Lists

The Book of Olympic Lists
Item# 9781845137731

Product Description

Publisher: Aurum

Author: David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky

From the authors of The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games—where else will readers find a list of the top 10 shaven-headed Olympians? 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. (pb)