Books The Book of Olympic Lists by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky Paperback, 300 pages, Trafalgar Square, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Book of Olympic ListsAuthorDavid Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Features more than one hundred fifty unexpected Olympic trivia lists, including the ten unluckiest competitors, the eleven strangest sports ever contested, and the fourteen most unusual injuries. Genres: Sports Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Book of Olympic Lists Nathan Leeper of the United States jumps during the IAAF World Championships in this photo from 2001. A high jumper, Leeper is one of several athletes whose name suited their sport. Andy Lyons/Allsport/Getty hide caption toggle caption Andy Lyons/Allsport/Getty The Torch Olympic Athletes' Names: Endurance (Track), Moist (Swimming), And A Leeper July 25, 2012 "What's in a name?" William Shakespeare once wrote in Romeo and Juliet, long before the Olympics ever came to London. It turns out that some Olympic names herald the greatness athletes seek — and the events they enter — while some bear monikers better suited for others.