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Olympics (Eyewitness Books) by Chris Oxlade
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Olympics (Eyewitness Books) (1999)

by Chris Oxlade

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375802223, Hardcover)

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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Surveys the history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.

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