The Olympics' Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of the Olympic Games

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Pavilion Books, 2008 - Athletes - 288 pages
The Olympics' Strangest Moments recounts the bizarre, controversial, inept, heroic and plain unlucky from the first modern games in 1896 to the return of the games to their birthplace in Athens in 2004. The world's greatest sporting occasion has been packed with unusual occurrences as well as creating unlikely heroes such as Dorando Pietri, who missed out on marathon gold after being helped over the finish line by over-anxious officials, and ''Eric the Eel'' from Equatorial Guinea who was acknowledged as the slowest swimmer in the history of the games.

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About the author (2008)

Geoff Tibballs is a former journalist and press officer. He is now a full-time writer. He lives in Nottingham, England, with his wife and daughters. He is the author of the bestselling The Mammoth Book of Jokes, The Mammoth Book of Dirty Jokes, and Believe It or Not! Strikingly True. His most recent title, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock The Weird!, is a best seller.

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