The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2012 Edition

David Wallechinsky’s compendious book has long been the preeminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists alike Every sports writer assigned to cover the Games ensures they have their early copy of this prodigious work of reference, packed with absorbing anecdotes and essential statistics. A treasure trove of 116 years of Olympic history, it is also an amazingly readable book,…

Race New Jesse Owens Movie

Jesse Owens Movie Amid the usual fall crush of biopics comes a trailer for an especially promising one that’s opening next year. Focus Features has just put out the first promo for Race, starring Selma‘s Stephan James as Olympic athlete Jesse Owens. Still considered one of the greatest track and field stars in history, Owens struck a blow to the…

Running Books and Film Reviews (merged)

Running Books and Film Reviews Running Movies: Starting Line (Tagalog) This movie looks very similar to Thelma (starring Elma Muros and Maja Salvador). It introduces Cebu athlete Pearl Angeline Abellar in her first debut role. Information on this movie is very limited but i found this on IMDB Starting Line is a film about a…