THE MOST INCREDIBLE OLYMPIC STORIES

Author:

Luciano Wernicke

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

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Publisher

Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9789391125141

ISBN-10 939112514X
Binding

Hardcover

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 788

The Most Incredible Olympic Stories maps down the phenomenal journey of this marvelous event through time immemorial—from its genesis to its glory days—with the lore of myth, magic, and gallantry in every turn of its long walked path, where dirty politics went hand in hand with fair play, the universal the fraternity was welcomed in the backdrop of genocide, a strong woman often denounced of having male genitalia, fair skin dared to disobey White norms, the dark horse failed to surprise and the unpredictable often surprised.


Read in 15 languages, Luciano has already unearthed numerous stories of sports that have crossed many skies, unveiling the myths behind them. This time he curates the oldest sporting tale—a tale that becomes the narrative of modern civilization.


 


 


 


Luciano returns to his adventures. He had already spied, through the keyhole, the secret stories of the Football World Cup. Now he gets into the minefield of the Olympic Games.


-- EDUARDO GALEANO, Uruguayan Journalist & Novelist


 Perhaps, Wernicke is one of the most translated Argentine writers in the 21st century, along with the consecrated Samanta Schweblin and Eduardo Sacheri.


 


-- CLARIN, a Leading Argentine Daily

Luciano Wernicke

Luciano Wernicke was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a journalism graduate from the University of Salvador, he worked in the sports media such as the magazine El Gráfico and the newspaper Olé. He also taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos for about 20 years. In 2019, he was assistant to the Costa Rica National Football Team manager, Gustavo Matosas. Wernicke is the author of numerous books on sports such as The Most Incredible World Cup Stories, The Most Incredible Football Stories, Doctor and Champion, Duel Never Won (a comparative biography of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), etc.
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