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Colin Hopkins


The Volunteers : How Ordinary Australians Brought about the Extraordinary Success of the Sydney 2000 Games
Walker, Maxine; Gleeson, Gerry,
ISBN: 9781865085685
Allen & Unwin Australia, Crows Nest, NSW, 2001. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Good/. 1st Edition. 368 pages. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked, with a small crease evident. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: The Sydney Olympics and Paralympics brought to the world's attention the army of 50,000 volunteers who got the Olympic show on the road. Max Walker, a sporting hero himself, was inspired to make a tribute to their amazing efforts, to coincide with the first anniversary of the Games. There was almost no part of the games that did not rely heavily on volunteer labour. Everything from drivers, to computer engineers, to caterers, to performers in the opening ceremonies, to guides, to physiotherapists, to marshals, to morale boosters and interpreters - if you can think of an occupation or task there was a volunteer performing it. With the help of TAFE NSW who selected and trained the volunteers, Max Walker and Gerry Gleeson have collected over 200 stories from the people who made all this happen. Some of them are famous, like Peter Brock, John Bertram and Tim Fischer, but most of them are extraordinary ordinary people who took leave from their lives to donate hundreds of hours at their own expense, to showcase their country. By turns hilarious and moving, this is a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like for these people to take part in an event of national significance. They tell of their brushes with fame, their personal triumphs in actually getting there, some scary near-misses, and about the mates they made for life. The volunteer concept has become the model for all Olympics Games since Sydney, most recently in London. With a foreword by Juan Antonio Samaranch, and a list of 50,000 volunteers' names, this book is a memento for those who volunteered, and anyone who admired their efforts. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Olympics, Volunteer Work; ISBN: 1865085685. ISBN/EAN: 9781865085685. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000746. Good
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0000746  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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