The Most Incredible Olympic Stories

Paper Type: | Size: 23 x 15.5 x 1.7 cm
ISBN-13: 978-93-91125-14-1


The Olympics holds the podium of the greatest sporting contest — an event that is 'global' in the truest sense of the term.

The Most Incredible Olympic Stories maps the phenomenal journey of this marvellous event through time immemorial—from its genesis to its glory days—with lore of myth, magic, and gallantry in every turn of its long-walked path, where dirty politics went hand in hand with fair play, universal fraternity was welcomed in the backdrop of a genocide, strong woman were often questioned about their 'womanhood', a fair-skinned man risked his glory to stand for the Black, the dark horse failed to surprise and the unpredictable often surprised.

Luciano has already unearthed numerous stories of sports, unveiling the myths behind, which have been read in fifteen languages. This time he curates the oldest sporting tale— a tale that becomes the narrative of a modern civilisation.

Praises about the book: 

Luciano returns to his adventures. He had already spied, through the keyhole, the secret stories of the Football World Cup. Now he gets into the minefield of the Olympic Games-- EDUARDO GALEANO, Uruguayan Journalist & Novelist

Perhaps, Wernicke is one of the most translated Argentine writers in the 21st century, along with the consecrated Samanta Schweblin and Eduardo Sacheri -- CLARIN, a Leading Argentine Daily

Luciano Wernicke
Luciano Wernicke

Luciano Wernicke was born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a journalism graduate from the University of Salvador, he worked in the sports media such as the magazine El Gráfico and the newspaper Olé. He also taught journalism techniques and text composition at the Círculo de Periodistas Deportivos for about 20 years. In 2019, he was assistant to the Costa Rica National Football Team manager, Gustavo Matosas.

Wernicke is the author of numerous books on sports such as The Most Incredible World Cup Stories, The Most Incredible Football Stories, Doctor and Champion, Duel Never Won (a comparative biography of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), etc.