The Games

The Games

A Global History of the Olympics

eBook - 2016
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The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic games7by a--From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners' medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila to Bob Beamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt. Hailed in the Wall Street JournalIlluminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of the Olympics, this stunningly researched and engagingly written history captures the excitement, drama, and kaleidoscopic experience of the Games.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
ISBN: 9780393254112
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource : illustrations


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