Discover some of the most amazing Olympians and learn all about their achievements
Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world!
From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions!
Great reading for children aged 8 and up.
'Faster, higher, stronger'
Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB
Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA
Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teofilo Stevenson/Cuba
Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia
Football: USA & Hungary
Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania
Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikan/Slovakia
Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wust/Netherlands
Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjorgen/Norway
Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB
Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada
Olympic host cities
Index & Further information
Paul Mason (Author)
Paul's books cover a wide range of subjects, from whether the Romans ate crisps to how to build the world's best skatepark, but he writes mostly about sport. Whether you are interested in swimming, cycling, snowboarding, surfing or another sport, Paul has probably written something that will inspire you to get out and give it a try. Paul writes in a shack by the beach, which he shares with his one-eyed surf dog, Daisy.
Dave Smith (Illustrator)
Dave Smith is an illustrator (or "Professional Doodler" to his friends) and enjoys drawing things that make him, and other people, laugh. He also plays the drums, strums a guitar (pretty badly), and has an unhealthy enthusiasm for elderly German campervans. When colouring-in he never goes over the lines. Well, almost never... He lives and works in Devon, with his two children and a nutty Spaniel.