An illustrated history of the Olympics
Photographs and text detail the now quadrennial international sports competitions, tracing their development from their ancient Greek origins and highlighting outstanding twentieth-century events and champions
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200-meter dash 400-meter free style 400-meter relay American team Athens athletes Australia Avery Brundage Britain broad jump bronze medal Brundage Canada cham championship coach competed competition Connolly Coubertin Czechoslovakia decathlon discus earned East Germany Ewry feet figure skating final finished second Finland five four France Greek Hannes Kolehmainen Hayes heat heavyweight high jump Hungary hurdles inches International Olympic International Olympic Committee Italy Japan javelin Kolehmainen later lead Marathon McKenley meters Mexico City miles Min.-Sec nations Norway Nurmi Olym Olympia Olympic champion Olympic Committee Olympic Games Olympic history Olympic record Owens Paavo Nurmi pentathlon Peter Snell race Ray Ewry relay team Ritola rivals Rome runner Russian scored semifinals set an Olympic shot-put slalom Snell Soviet Union speed skating Spitz sprint stadium Sweden swimmer swimming teammate tenths seconds Thorpe throw Tokyo track and field United States Olympic victory Weissmuller women's world record yards Zatopek