Gold Medal for Weird

Gold Medal for Weird

Book - 2007
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The world's greatest sporting events, chock-full of guts, glory and going for gold. If you want to read about that, you'd better look elsewhere. The gold medals handed out in this book are for inept athletes, shameful scandals, freakish weather, cheaters, chokers and much worse. But it's not all bad. You'll also read about athletes who went from chump to champ and warm your heart to stories of high-stakes heroism and fair play. There may still be hope for humans --- and sports competitions!



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? unbeatable runners who tested positive for turtle's blood and caterpillar fungus

? the snowboarder whose hot-dog move cost her a gold medal

? live animal hunting, dueling with pistols and other events now (thankfully) discontinued

? a medal-winning gymnast with a wooden leg

? the sailor who gave up a chance at the gold medal to save a drowning competitor
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781554530212
1554530210
Branch Call Number: 796.48 SYL J
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill. ; |C18 cm.

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stephaniehjones Mar 17, 2012

I really enjoyed this book and youtubed as many weird Olympic moments. Check out the video section for a preview of the stories found in this book.

chicken_nugget Feb 19, 2012

wierd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jasmin_3333
Apr 20, 2009

This booh isn't that bad, but it isn't good either. So it;s ok. It's about, cheating in the olimpics and it;s funny, wierd, in a way stupid.

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yoda3000
Apr 17, 2009

it talks about funny and weird things that happen in the olympics

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Artalan
Apr 08, 2009

itwas weird!

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ARE
Apr 05, 2009

very interesting (and wierd)

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MAStar
Mar 31, 2009

Funny book it makes u laugh a lot

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maprincess
Mar 31, 2009

i ove books

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mustangstar
Mar 31, 2009

Gold medal for weird was pretty interesting and how there were facts on people and what sports people want to add to the olympics.

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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

THIS WAS AN OK BOOK FOR ME. THE COVER LOOKED REALLY NICE BUT IF THE PICTURES WERE COLOURED I THINK THAT IT WOULD HAVE CALLED MORE ATTENTION TO ITS READERS

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LukeMannell Feb 23, 2012

LukeMannell thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 44

chicken_nugget Feb 19, 2012

chicken_nugget thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 10

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stephaniehjones Mar 17, 2012

Bizzare stories from the Olympics. Enjoyable for people that are not sportsfans. If you enjoy this book check out Sylvester's Sports Hall of Weird.

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