Study Guide

Olympics Books Characters

By Various Authors

Juval Aviv (Vengeance)

If there ever were a real-life International Man of Mystery, Yuval Aviv would be that guy. He's...

Michael Phelps (No Limits)

Oh Michael, Michael, Michael. What are we going do with you? You're one of the most gifted...

Avery Brundage (Rome 1960)

Although Rome 1960 covers more athletes, events, and topics than any of the other books combined,...

Joe Rantz (The Boys in the Boat)

Rudy. We Are Marshall. The Blind Side. And who can forget the classics like Rocky? All of these...

Jesse Owens (Triumph)

You might have noticed that one of the running themes (pun intended) for our Olympic athletes is...

Herb Brooks (The Boys of Winter)

Even though Coffey's book highlights all the different players on the 1980 Olympic hockey team,...

Gabby Douglas (Grace, Gold and Glory)

Little Gabby is so sweet; she'll give you cavities. And it feels weird using such diminutive...

Amanda Beard (In the Water They Can’t See You Cry)

Amanda Beard is one of those women you envy almost to the point of resentment: after all, she's...

Lopez Lomong (Running For My Life)

Though many of our athletes have fascinating lives, we feel like Lomong's is possibly the most...

Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Dream Team)

When talking about a team chock-full of egos, personalities, styles, and athletic talent out the...

Tiff Wood (The Amateurs)

Halberstam chose a pretty apt title for his book about the four men competing to be the United...

Lance Armstrong (It’s Not About the Bike)

Lance Armstrong. His name has been dragged through the mud more than a farmer's plough. But...

Greg Louganis (Breaking the Surface)

Greg, can we be friends? You probably throw killer dinner parties, have awesome friends, and can...