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 glorious celebration of the world's finest athletes and their spirit of competition and excellence.
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Clive Gifford, Chris Oxlade, Andy Crawford, and Steve Gorton all live in England.
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Grade 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 and reproductions that make it fun for browsing. In the familiar double-page spreads, the author covers the ancient games, the rebirth of the Olympics at the end of the 19th century, and a very brief history of the winter and summer games. Also included are the Paralympics, featuring disabled athletes in a variety of sports; past Olympic stars; and equipment such as bicycles, timing devices, track suits, skates, and shoes. A cross section shows the stadium under construction for the summer games in Sydney in 2000. Some of the turbulent history and controversies associated with the Olympics are introduced, but no mention is made of the recent bribery scandals. An adequate index and time line featuring one or two highlights of each of the games are also included. Don't look for this book to answer many questions, but it should prove popular.
Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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