Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (Google eBook)
John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Reference - 602 pages
A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics: political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin games, and the 2008 summer games.
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