From the Publisher
The must-have guide to the 2012 Summer Olympic
Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic
Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world.
Yet while it''s easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised
equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us know
the real width of a balance beam, the intricate regulations of
dressage, or the origin of those crowd-pleasing legs-in-the-air
swimming formations. Luckily, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have
created this utterly thorough and always fun guide to the rules,
strategy, and history of each sport. With witty, detailed
descriptions and clever illustrations, How to Watch the
Olympics will help anyone grasp handball, archery, wrestling,
fencing, and every other Olympic event like a true pro.
About the Author
David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball Is Round: A Global
History of Soccer, as well as a regular sports columnist and
commentator for BBC Radio.
Johnny Acton is a writer specializing in obscure nuggets of
information-ranging from pickling food (Preserved ) to the
history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky).
About the Book
Goldblatt and Acton have created this utterly thorough and always fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each Olympic sport. Witty, detailed descriptions and clever illustrations, will help anyone grasp handball, archery, wrestling, fencing, and other sports like a pro.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0143121871
ISBN - 13: 9780143121879