Alain Baxter

by Andrew Ross
Alain Baxter
  • ISBN-13: 9780954684358
  • Author(s): Andrew Ross
  • Subject: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Media
  • Imprint: Dewi Lewis Media
  • Publication Date: 03-11-2005
  • Format: p/b

Availability: Available

£12.99
Alain Baxter is Britain's leading skier and the only Briton to have won a Winter Olympics medal. After a 15-year climb up the rankings, Baxter caused the biggest upset at the 2002 Winter Olympics by clinching Britain's first ever skiing medal. Agonisingly, the ecstasy was short-lived. He failed a routine drugs test and was stripped of his medal. Baxter fought to clear his name and won, but the IOC refused to give his medal back. This is a story of determination, often against outrageous odds, and of his desire to once again reach the top of his competitive field.
About the book

Alain Baxter is Britain's leading skier and the only Briton to have won a Winter Olympics medal. After a 15-year climb up the rankings, Baxter caused the biggest upset at the 2002 Winter Olympics by clinching Britain's first ever skiing medal. Agonisingly, the ecstasy was short-lived. He failed a routine drugs test and was stripped of his medal. Baxter fought to clear his name and won, but the IOC refused to give his medal back. This is a story of determination, often against outrageous odds, and of his desire to once again reach the top of his competitive field.

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