Following on from the ground-breaking Australia and the Olympic Games (1994), this engrossing account of the dramatic lead-up to and amazing success of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is a must-read for every Australian. Veteran journalist and official Olympic historian Harry Gordon has gone behind the scenes and interviewed all the major figures behind the Sydney Olympics - in SOCOG, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), the New South Wales. With the exclusive and official backing of the AOC, this book is one of a kind. No other book on the Sydney Olympics will ever reveal so much of the excitement, the secrets and the intrigue. Illustrated with over 130 baw and colour images, and including forewords by Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe and a preface by John Coates (the president of the AOC), this is a once-in-a-lifetime book. This was The Time of Our Lives.What followed in fact were nine years of frustration and comparative obscurity, in which the archer struggled to regain the ... The Australian Sports Commission poached him in 1997 to coach at the Australian Institute of Sport, and he quicklyanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Time of Our Lives|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Queensland Press - 2003-01-01|