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1. Beijing is their everything; At
2. Olympic Sports: Ice Hockey, Figure
3. Atlanta Committee for the Olympic
4. Olympic Field Hockey Squads
5. Field Hockey Is for Me: Text and
6. Squaw Valley Gold: American Hockey's
7. Gold Medal Misfits: How the Unwanted
8. Guts in the Clutch: 77 Legendary

1. Beijing is their everything; At nationals, field hockey players aim for Olympics.(Sports): An article from: Winnipeg Free Press
by Gale Reference Team
 Digital: 3 Pages (2007-08-17)
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This digital document is an article from Winnipeg Free Press, published by Thomson Gale on August 17, 2007. The length of the article is 662 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Beijing is their everything; At nationals, field hockey players aim for Olympics.(Sports)
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: Winnipeg Free Press (Magazine/Journal)
Date: August 17, 2007
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Page: c1

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2. Olympic Sports: Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Track and Field Athletics, Gymnastics, Boxing, Discus Throw, Archery, Javelin Throw, Taekwondo
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Chapters: Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Track and Field Athletics, Gymnastics, Boxing, Discus Throw, Archery, Javelin Throw, Taekwondo, Alpine Skiing, Speed Skating, Track Cycling, Rowing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Badminton, Field Hockey, Judo, Fencing, Table Tennis, Short Track Speed Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Olympic Weightlifting, Bobsleigh, Team Handball, Ski Jumping, Luge, Biathlon, Diving, Freestyle Skiing, Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming, Triathlon, Modern Pentathlon, Curling, Nordic Combined, Dressage, Keirin, Show Jumping, Eventing, Shooting Sports, Yacht Racing, Skeleton, Bmx Racing, Cricket, Artistic Gymnastics, Mountain Biking, Road Bicycle Racing, Trampolining, Canoeing, Whitewater Slalom, Demonstration Sport, Amateur Boxing, Canoe Racing, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Colorado Time Systems, Ceremonial First Puck, Canoeing 1000m, Canoeing 500m, Canoeing 200m, Official Association of Professional Table Tennis Athletes of North America, Towy Boat Club, Degree of Difficulty. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 831. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: BMX racing is a type of off-road bicycle racing. The format of BMX was derived from motocross racing. BMX bicycle races are sprint races on purpose-built off-road single-lap race tracks. The track usually consists of a starting gate for up to eight racers, a groomed, serpentine, dirt race course made of various jumps and rollers and a finish line. The course is usually flat, about 15-foot (4.6 m) wide and has large banked corners that help the riders maintain speed. The sport of BMX racing is facilitated by a number of regional and international sanctioning bodies. They provide rules for governing the conduct of the races, specify age group and skill-level classifications among the racers, and maintain some kind of points-accumulation sys...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=430728 ... Read more

3. Atlanta Committee for the Olympic games sport's animations: Team handball, field hockey
by Michael J Sinclair
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1994)

Asin: B0006PFG12
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4. Olympic Field Hockey Squads
 Paperback: 32 Pages (2010-07)
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5. Field Hockey Is for Me: Text and Photographs (Sports for Me Book)
by Susan Preston-Mauks
 Hardcover: 46 Pages (1983-01)
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Allison discusses her experiences learning the basic rules and techniques of field hockey. ... Read more

6. Squaw Valley Gold: American Hockey's Olympic Odyssey
by Seamus O'Coughlin
Paperback: 288 Pages (2001-10-11)
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Asin: 0595200877
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, literally introduced winter sports, particularly ice hockey, to the American public through television.During the average minute the Olympics were on the air, 26.1% of homes with sets (black and white only) were tuned in.

Twenty million Americans watched the nationally televised game between the U.S. and Russia on Saturday afternoon, February 27; more than the combined audience of all other programs on the air at the same time.

Squaw Valley Gold tracks the struggle over control of amateur hockey in the United States¡ªfrom the world tournament at the 1920 Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium to America's first gold medal in Olympic ice hockey, a largely misunderstood and forgotten period in the country's sports history.

The Squaw Valley Winter Games were known as the Hollywood Olympics.Walt Disney programmed the pageantry and invited his Hollywood friends to the party.Euopeans fretted and fumed over the Disneyland atmosphere, but the athletes (housed together in a private Olympic Village) and spectators had a great time, rubbing elbows with Bing Crosby, Marlene Dietrich, Jayne Mansfield, Roy Rogers, Red Skelton and Danny Kaye.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lover of US amateur hockey
If you have a son or daughter who plays youth hockey in the US, this entertaining narrative history of US amateur hockey can help you share the bridge to the colorful and amazing story of US hockey. Both parent and youth reader will connect with the distinctly American hockey past and glory. You'll learn that the state of Minnesota had four indoor hockey rinks in 1925 - two of which were in the tiny mining town of Eveleth! Two teams showed up to represent the US at the 1948 Olympics and how the 'selection process' ultimately worked.And you'll learn the legends of the great First Miracle on Ice with the 1960 US Olympic team Gold Medal.

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7. Gold Medal Misfits: How the Unwanted 1948 Flyers Scored Olympic Glory and Established Canada As a Hockey Powerhouse
by Pat Macadam
Paperback: 240 Pages (2007-10-15)
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Rare interviews with some of the original players and key people behind the scenes are skilfully woven into a breathtaking story of scorn, triumph and redemption. This is sports writing at its finest. Macadam breathes life into his characters and keeps our heart rates soaring as he skilfully helps us relive hockey history and builds tension to the breaking point. For sports fans everywhere. It's the untold story of a team cobbled together at the last minute that was so severely trounced in an exhibition match that many Canadians were against sending them to the Olympics for fear of embarrassment. With little financial support, the team stayed in fleabag hotels and were widely ridiculed - until they hit Olympic ice and made hockey history. ... Read more

8. Guts in the Clutch: 77 Legendary Triumphs, Heartbreaks, and Wild Finishes in 12 Sports
by Richard J. Noyes, Pamela J. Robertson
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-04-30)
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Asin: B002ACNTCW
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Athletes who know how to win are rare. These visceral, inventive geniuses and cool magicians somehow find a way to pull it out and engineer most of the upsets, comebacks, and miracle endings that break the hearts of those who come up short or flop. Then there are the numerous good-but-not-great individuals or teams who step up for one clutch moment, game, or match, play over their heads, and win the day on a combination of guts and skill.

Readers love learning about the all-pro quarterback whose offbeat comment in the huddle led his team to a last-second Super Bowl triumph; and two great horses who battled head-to-head on all three legs of a Triple Crown only one of them could win; an Olympic swimmer who sacrificed his spot in a race so that a teammate could win a gold medal; a pitcher who never played in the big leagues again after losing a World Series game on the only hit he gave up; a 45-year-old coach who had never played in the goal and prevailed in a Stanley Cup game; and the American wrestler who did the impossible and won an Olympic gold medal by upsetting an opponent who was considered unbeatable. And that’s only six of the eighty-four exciting stories.

This is a book to pick up when you have a few minutes or more, dip into, and have fun. You’ll then want to read more stories right away, or look forward to the next time. Over half of the stories won’t be immediately familiar to most readers, although many will stimulate pleasant recollections. The vignettes covering the more celebrated events contain surprising data and fresh observations, and will make even the most knowledgeable readers smile.
Guts In the Clutch: 77 Legendary Triumphs, Heartbreaks, and Wild Finishes is full in scope and loaded with fascinating anecdotes. This unexampled book includes
a range of remarkable stories from 12 sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Track and Field, Golf, Boxing, Thoroughbred Racing, plus an assortment of rare vignettes from several other sports, including Swimming, College and Olympic Wrestling, Soccer, and Gymnastics.

A book about legends must include the Boston Celtics, New York Yankees, and Montreal Canadiens sports dynasties along with the struggles of their perennial victims: Lakers (until 1985), Red Sox (until 2004), and Bruins (still waiting). Two other storied runs, UCLA basketball and thoroughbred racing’s Calumet Farm, will also trigger memories and deliver fresh insights.


Richard Noyes was formerly Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now creates innovative products and services for public and private sector organizations.

Pamela Robertson has held executive positions in several Fortune companies. She also led a marketing management consultancy that delivered strategic direction, product and service development, integrated marketing, and branding to organizations nationwide. Robertson is currently a marketing leader at Experian, the global solutions organization.

Pamela and Richard come from extended families of sports enthusiasts. They also belong to a wide-ranging network of sports fanatics. The unified posse helped craft most of the stories. In fact, members attended many of the contests we write about. We hope that our readers have as much fun with Guts in the Clutch as we had researching and writing it.

Foreword by Drew Olson of ESPN Radio and past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Praise from David Houle, Emmy and Peabody-Award-winning producer of documentaries on Hank Aaron (Academy Award nominee) and the Harlem Globetrotters: "The best compilation of fascinating sports stories I have read."

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great holiday gift!

(disclosure: I read this book in galley form and reviewed it).

Since it's rainy and glunky in Chicago these days (it's a seasonal thing), I picked up "Guts in the Clutch" for a second read last Saturday and I have to admit that it was even better than the first go-through.I had been blown away by Richard and Pamela's attention to detail and the nuance of so many moments in sports, but this second read revealed things I'd either missed the first time, or perhaps not made the time to contemplate.

Ultimately, this book isn't only about sports but about people and how they experience challenges.The seemingly endless number of vignettes read like little adventures.

I'm biased because i know the authors and I liked the book the first time around.I liked it even more the second time, and it occurred to me that it would make a great gift this holiday season.I couldn't recommend it more highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and Inspiring
"Guts in the Clutch" is filled with stories that make you want to cheer even louder for any player or coach who has the strength and determination it takes to become legenadary in sports.A wonderful read for an avid sports fan or great inspiration for anyone looking for motivation to achieve their own personal best.Entertaining and thoroughly researched, this book uniquely tells the "stories behing the stories" of many of sports greatest legends.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Sports Book for Everyone
I had the good fortune to read a copy of this book in manuscript form more than a year ago.It was good then and the authors have made it even better since then.Simply put this is a sports book for everyone!

This is a book for the sports follower who likes the highlights: the top ten plays, the day's highlights, the championship game, the MVP moments and basically the top performances.More importantly this is a book about the human condition of sports and about the triumph of individuals in pressure situations.Even the non-sports fan can be roused emotionally by those unique moments in sports when sports is transcended and the extreme emotional highlights of humanity come to the fore.It is often in sports that the heroic, the triumphant, the inspirational performance and the transcendent moment of the human spirit is there for all of us to see. "Guts in the Clutch captures the top 77 such moments in one place.

If you are a sports fan, or just a human looking for inspiration, this book is a most worthy investment.In three words:Buy this book!

David Houle

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Gift Book
I enjoyed Guts in the Clutch very much.It would make a great gift for Father's Day or a birthday.You can read about one athlete's achievemnents, put it down, and pick it up again later.The author's write in such a way that they draw you right in each time and keep your interest throughout.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gut Pleasing
Guts in the Clutch is a unique look at famous, and not so famous, sports legends. Noyes and Robertson flawlessly recreate the drama, the tension and the magic of these one-of-a-kind moments. But it's not all compelling sports stories - there's plenty of human interest fun, too. I'm still laughing at the Jack Dempsey quote, "Honey, I forgot to duck" after he lost the heavyweight championship fight to Tunney in 1926. I'm definitely adding that to my one-liner repertoire. Thanks guys, for the enjoyable book. ... Read more

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