New York, NY. : Little Brown & Co, c2008
Series: Legendary sports events
99 p. : ill. ; 19 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780316011181, 0316011185, Language:
A short history of the Olympics, highlighting memorable moments from ancient Greece to the present day
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
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