The olympics at 100: a celebration in pictures

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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From the powerhouse AP Sports Department! Spectacular photos and inside reporting -- just in time for the Atlanta games

Get ready for next summer's Atlanta Olympics with this superb volume from the Associated Press -- the leader in worldwide sports reporting! Lavishly designed and illustrated, it celebrates both the Atlanta games and the Olympics' one-hundredth anniversary with hundreds of dynamic, spellbinding photos -- more than half in full, glorious color. All the excitement and drama of Olympic competition is here, from the early achievements of Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens to the triumphs of Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the Dream Team at Barcelona in 1992 -- all captured in breathtaking images by the AP's world-class sports photographers. The action-packed text, by an ace sportswriter and former AP European Sports Editor, provides a compelling overview of Olympic history and an inside guide to the thrilling Games that will grip the world's attention this summer.

The perfect holiday gift inthis Olympic year -- and a must for sports fans who will be watching or attending next summer's Atlanta Games -- this dazzling volume is sure to be a gold-medal winner!

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The Associated Press, founded in 1848, is the oldest and largest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people a day. Bob Dole is the National Chairman of the campaign to build the National World War II Memorial. A World War II veteran seriously wounded on the battlefield and twice decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Dole was the Republican nominee for president in 1996 and the longest-serving Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate.

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