The Resource Sevens heaven : the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream, Ben Ryan with Tom Fordyce

Sevens heaven : the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream, Ben Ryan with Tom Fordyce

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Sevens heaven : the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream
Title
Sevens heaven
Title remainder
the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream
Statement of responsibility
Ben Ryan with Tom Fordyce
Title variation
Sevens heaven
Title variation remainder
the beautiful chaos of Fijis Olympic dream
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The incredible story of how one man inspired a nation of underdogs to achieve sporting greatness. It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal. He has never been to Fiji. There has been no discussion of contracts or salary. But he knows that no one plays rugby like the men from these isolated Pacific islands, just as no one plays football like the kids from the Brazilian favelas, or no one runs as fast as the boys and girls from Jamaica's boondocks. He knows too that no other rugby nation has so little no money and no resources, only basic equipment and a long, sad history of losing its most gifted players to richer, greedier nations. Ryan says yes. And with that simple word he sets in motion an extraordinary journey that will encompass witchdoctors and rugby-obsessed prime ministers, sun-smeared dawns and devastating cyclones, intense friendships and bitter rows, phone taps and wild nationwide parties. It will end in Rio with a performance that not only wins Olympic gold but reaches fresh heights for rugby union and makes Ben and his 12 players living legends back home
Summary
It is late summer 2013. Ben Ryan, a red-haired, 40-something, spectacle-wearing Englishman, is given 20 minutes to decide whether he wants to coach Fiji's rugby sevens team, with the aim of taking them to the nation's first-ever Olympic medal.
Biography type
autobiography
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10661630
Cataloging source
SALS
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Ryan, Ben
Dewey number
796.333
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Fordyce, Tom
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True
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  • Olympic Games
  • Rugby Union football
Target audience
adult
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the beautiful chaos of Fiji's Olympic dream
Label
Sevens heaven : the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream, Ben Ryan with Tom Fordyce
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474608268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Sevens heaven : the beautiful chaos of Fiji's olympic dream, Ben Ryan with Tom Fordyce
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474608268
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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