Automotive Holiday Deals Up to 50% Off Select Books Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Train egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Get Ready for the Winter Gifts Under $50 Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Black Friday Deals Shop Now DOTD
The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
The Nolympics: One Man's ... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Book in almost Brand New condition. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria Paperback – September 1, 2012

1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$5.40 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Nicholas Lezard writes for the Guardian, Independent, and New Statesman.

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718197615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718197612
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,104,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This is a short illustrated book from journalist Nicholas Lezard. He was commissioned to write an antidote to the `sporting hysteria' that was engendered in London during the Olympics. Actually it was the whole bleedin country. I was one of those that helped make the games by sorting out a few background gaffs that could have been a bit of a problem. I too am not a fan so was looking forward to this book as I had to work in London throughout the summer of madness. Lezard takes us on a day by day account of what turns out to be mostly his watching of the games on his television. He has a very erudite writing style and is a lover of the English language as indeed am I. So he uses what some people refer to as `not plain English' or as others might say `big words' - and well done him for that.

The humour is that of a satirist but also an unwilling participant who strives to find meaning and point to the whole thing, I totally agree with the pointlessness of discus, synchronised swimming and that pommel horse thing. He does spend a lot of time on the equestrian stuff especially the `horsey dancing' and does actually attend a couple of events one of which was ladies epée; which I always think is short hand for a mental fit. But as mentioned a lot of the observations are directly from the old telly and or newspapers etc, with comment and critique of the same.

This was billed as hilarious and I think that was wrongly placed, it is amusing, it is well written it is well observed and for all the anti Olympic curmudgeonry he does try to be balanced. I saw how happy some of the people who attended and helped were because of their involvement and it was genuinely touching.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria
This item: The Nolympics: One Man's Struggle Against Sporting Hysteria
Price: $14.95
Ships from and sold by