The Most Incredible Olympic Stories

The Most Incredible Olympic Stories

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Book Specification

Item Code: AZE947
Author: Luciano Wernicke
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 9789391125141
Pages: 230
Other Details 9.50x6.50 inch
Weight 240 gm

Book Description

About the Book
The Olympics holds the podium of the greatest sporting contest-an event that is 'global' in the truest sense of the term.

The Most Incredible Olympic Stories maps the phenomenal journey of this marvelous event through time immemorial-from its genesis to its glory days-with lore of myth, magic and gallantry in every turn of its long-walked path, where dirty politics went hand in hand with fair play, universal fraternity was welcomed in the backdrop of a genocide, strong women were often questioned about their 'womanhood', a fair-skinned man risked his glory to stand for the Black, the dark horse failed to surprise and the unpredictable often surprised.

Luciano has already unearthed numerous stories of sports, unveiling the myths behind, which have been read in fifteen languages. This time he curates the oldest sporting tale-a tale that becomes the narrative of a modern civilization.

About the Author
Luciano Wernicke was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a journalism graduate from the University of Salvador, he worked in the sports media such as the magazine. El Graffito and the newspaper Oleo. He also taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Circular de Periodicals Depuratives for about twenty years. In 2019, he was assistant to the Costa Rica National Football. Team manager, Gustavo Matos as.

Wernicke is the author of numerous. books on sports such as The Most Incredible World Cup Stories, The Most Incredible Football Stories, Doctor and Champion, Duel Never Won (a comparative biography of Lionel Messy and Cristiana Ronald), etc.

Apart from writing, Luciano spends his time watching football.

An Olympic game is the sporting event par excellence. Although in many countries football is the discipline of choice and its World Cup is the summit of passion, it is also true that the Games arouse enormous fervor for its quantity and variety of competitions, because women take part and because in the two-week duration of the tournament, all countries participate and not only thirty-two, as is currently the case with the top FIFA event.

Oxford Dictionary indicates that an Olympiad is a major international contest in a particular game, sport, or scientific subject, despite its original definition indicates something else: 'a period of four years between Olympic Games, used by the ancient Greeks in dating events.

It is true, but as a counterpart it can be specified that in that same menu there are 33 competitions divided into 339 events, including football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, athletics and swimming, to name only the popular ones. However, each one has its own World Cup, yet for most, the zenith is the Olympic gold medal. In any case, it is not necessary to choose between the Olympic Games or the FIFA Cup: the two competitions coexist perfectly in the world sports calendar, both in every four years and interspersed 'two by two' so that everyone can enjoy an event considered as the 'modern war' for being a healthy, positive fight, and as a song affirms, 'the only fair of battles.

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