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by Dame Mary Peters,John White

An overarching, inclusive look at one of the world's favorite events: The Olympic GamesThe Olympic Games is the world's largestsporting extravaganza with athletes from more than 200 countries, more than two dozen sports, all played in less than four weeks. There are hundreds of stories from the Games, stretching back to the end of the 19th century; tales of bravery, misery, joy, and despair,intermixed with thought–provoking lists and records. This book isn't a history book, a biography, an encyclopedia, or a records book, butrather a bit of all of them. All true sports fans will enjoy dipping into these pages and learning about some of the greatest athletes ever to have taken the Olympic Oath.
Download The Olympic Games Miscellany epub
ISBN: 1847328431
ISBN13: 978-1847328434
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Author: Dame Mary Peters,John White
Language: English
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group (November 1, 2011)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1618 kb
FB2 size: 1320 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 965
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Good episodic, bite size stories.
This book lives up to the title, little fun facts and fun to read a few pages at a time.
If you are looking for a single book which will teach you all you could possibly ever wish to know about the Olympic Games then buy this brilliant book. It is a superb read from first page to last and will inform you about all of the famous athletes and sportsmen and sportswomen who have graced past Games and went home with the gold medal. Keep it beside you when you watch the London 2012 Games and see how previous athletes compared in the various Olympic finals. I thoroughly recommend this book and modestly priced it is a bargain buy on Amazon.
Hopefully the author will update this after London 2012 and include a medal winning performance from boxing sensation Michael Conlan from Cavendish Street. This book is an excellent warmup for the upcoming Olympics and will remind you of all the excitement and glory of past winners and a lot more besides. Crammed full of interesting and quirky facts this book has been painstakingly researched and compiled. Gold medal for the author!
Five countries have been represented at all Summer Olympic Games - Greece, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, and Australia, though not always all as part of official teams. Switzerland is on this list even though they boycotted the 1956 Olympics - they had competed in the equestrian events several months earlier in Stockholm. France did not send a team to the 1904 Games but a lone Frenchman did compete for the US and a mixed team. Also in 1896 Great Britain competed as part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, while Australia participated in 1908 and 1912 as part of a combined Australasia team with New Zealand. Therefore, Greece is the only nation to have participated under its own flag in all modern summer Olympic Games. Read John White's amazing book on the Olympic Games and impress all of your family and friends with how much you know about past Olympiads.
The Olympic Games is a very popular subject at present with lots of talk about it on Facebook and a twitter. Well if you are seeking one all inclusive book which will allow you to become fully informed about the history of the games and the stars that have appeared at them, it is hard to see past this very well researched and written book. One of Amazon's excellent book offers at present and it is an official London 2012 publication.
This great little book is the ideal companion with London 2012 looming large. Dip into it while watching the Olympics unfolding on the tv in front of you. Packed with fascinating pieces of information about the Olympics and tales of heroic (and not so heroic) performances through the years. A must have!!

Piers Dalgarno
This book is a little gem full of fascinating facts and figures from the very first Olympiad to what will be showcased in London and beyond. Its hard to see any other book coming close to this in fact you have more chance of getting closer to Usain Bolt in the 100m.