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The lords of the rings: Power, money, and drugs in the modern Olympics Hardcover – 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Stoddart; 1St Edition edition (1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773726365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773726369
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,724,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
When this book and the re-release ("The New Lords fo the Rings") was published, the IOC and its supporters were quick to condemn the authors' allegations of corruption within the IOC. With the recent events involving bribery and the Utah Games, it seems the authors have been vindicated. The book is an excellent read and deals with many facets of the IOC.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TruxtonSpangler on May 6, 2013
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This is an expose of the politics behind the IOC. It's disgusting. For those of us who like the quadrennial competitions, this book puts everything in proper perspective. Putting people like Avery Brundidge and Juan Antonio Samaranch in charge of this was simply wrong. Sports could be so much better with their likes in charge.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andree Montreuil on January 16, 2013
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Good reporting from the journalists, Explains a lot about sport... sadly
It puts into perspective how business like (and corrupt) sport has become.
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