Encyclopedia Of The Modern Olympic Movement

Hardcover | March 31, 2004

byJohn E. Findling

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A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics--political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin games, and the 2008 summer games. Enhanced with new illustrations, this book includes sections on both the Summer and Winter Games. Chronologically arranged entries cover each of the games, while appendixes provide further information, including details about the Olympic committees. Bibliographic information is provided with the entries, as well as in a general bibliography. A full subject index makes this volume the ideal reference for anyone interested in the colorful history and scope of the Olympics.

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A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics--political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 10.22 × 7.18 × 1.37 inPublished:March 31, 2004Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313322783

ISBN - 13:9780313322785

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?This volume provides an excellent place to research the history, politics, scandals, tragedies, finances, and immense work involved in putting on summer and winter games. Covering past Olympic Games since 1896 plus the upcoming games in Athens (2004), Torino (2006), Beijing (2008), and Vancouver (2010), this encyclopedia provides a wealth of knowledge about the challenges--past, present and future--of hosting the Olympic Games....Recommended. All collections.?-Choice