'Olympics' is a triumphal history of the games, from ancient Greece to Sydney in 2000. Readers will discover the pageantry of the original games; Pierre de Coubertin's revival of the modern games in 1896; the variety of Olympic sports; astounding world records; the intense training Olympians endure; the politics of Olympic games, including boycotts and terrorism; and much more. Here's a celebration of the world's finest athletes and their spirit of competition and excellence.
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Gr 4-8-Due to the multitude of events and long history of the Olympics, there is a lot left out of this book. Yet, there are plenty of fascinating details and copious color and black-and-white photos ... Read full review