The Olympics

The Olympics

Unforgettable Moments of the Games

Book - 2008 | 1st ed
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A short history of the Olympics, highlighting memorable moments from ancient Greece to the present day.
Contents: 776 BC-AD 1894: the Olympics begin, end and begin again
1896-1916: First Olympic decades
1920-1928: New traditions and new games
1932-1936: Babe and Jesse
1948-1956: War-torn Olympics
1960-1968: Protest amidst the games
1972-1976: "The games must go on!"
1980-1988: Miracles and memorable moments
1992-1994: Splitting the Olympiads
1996-2002: From centenary celebrations to scandals
2004-2006: Back to Athens and into the future
Epilogue: Beijing and beyond
Publisher: New York, NY. : Little Brown & Co, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 796.48 P PBK
Characteristics: 99 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Christopher, Matt
ISBN: 9780316011181
0316011185

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