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The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition
The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition
by David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky
Paperback from Aurum Press
ISBN: 1845133307
 
With a complete statistical record since the 1896 founding of the modern Games--including medals won and times, distances, or scores recorded by the top eight competitors in all events (from staples such as the marathon to long-discontinued competitions such as the tug of war), this encyclopedic tome contains anything anyone could ever need or want to know about the modern Olympic Games. Far from a dry compendium of names, numbers, and scoring systems, this book also contains a summary history of every event at each of the 26 modern Games, enriched with an extraordinary wealth of Olympic lore and anecdote. The authors provide thought-provoking analysis of issues and controversies from shamateurism to drug-taking and corruption, and they have sieved through more than a century of Olympic history to assemble a mind-boggling collection of stories that range from the inspiring, through the comic, to the bizarre. Such long-forgotten characters are included as the boy who was plucked from the streets of Paris to navigate for two Dutch oarsmen in the paired-oar event in 1900 and, after steering them to victory and a Gold Medal, returned to obscurity, his name unknown to this day; or the 72-year-old winner of a silver medal for target-shooting.
 
The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC: Athens to Beijing, 1894-2009 (Official History of the Olympic Games and the Ioc)
The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC: Athens to Beijing, 1894-2009 (Official History of the Olympic Games & the Ioc)
by David Miller
Hardcover from Mainstream Publishing
Media Published: 2008-
ISBN: 1845961595

As a run-up to the Beijing Games, this lavishly illustrated history of the Olympics tells the story of both the organization itself since 1894 -- its highs and lows -- and also, the stories of many Olympic competitors.

 
Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World s Games, 1896 - 2016 (Planning, History and Environment Series)
Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World's Games, 1896 - 2016 (Planning, History and Environment Series)

Paperback from Routledge
ISBN: 0415486580
 

Providing a full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events, this substantially revised and enlarged edition builds on the success of its predecessor. Its coverage takes account of important new scholarship as well as adding reflections on the experience of staging Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010, the state of preparations for London 2012, and the plans for the Games scheduled for Sochi in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.

The book is divided into three parts that provide overviews of the urban legacy of the four component Olympic festivals; systematic surveys of five key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics; and ten chronologically arranged portraits of host cities.

As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics continues, this timely assessment of the Games' development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading for urban and sports historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the relationship between cities and culture.

Olympic Cities is one of the Routledge books of the month for December 2010

 
The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games
The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games
by Tony Perrottet
Paperback from Random House Trade Paperbacks
Media Published: 2004-
ISBN: 081296991X

What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games?
With the summer Olympics' return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle.
Using firsthand reports and little-known sources--including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks--The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race.
Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience--including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history's first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today's Games and an unforgettable guide to the world's first and most influential athletic festival.
"Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind....Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen....Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all."
--The Washington Post
 
The Olympics: A HISTORY OF THE MODERN GAMES (2D ED.) (Illinois History of Sports)
The Olympics: A HISTORY OF THE MODERN GAMES (2D ED.) (Illinois History of Sports)
by Allen Guttmann
Paperback from University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252070461

Politics has always been an integral part of the Olympics - not an occasional intruder in the form of a boycott, protest, or act of terrorism. In this probing social history, distinguished by a lively mix of journalism and scholarship, Allen Guttmann discusses the intended and actual meaning of the modern Olympic Games, from 1896 to 2000. Recounting the memorable and significant athletic events of the Olympics in terms of their social and political impact, Guttmann demonstrates that the modern games were revived to propagate a political message and continue to serve political purposes. This second edition of Guttmann's critically acclaimed history includes coverage of the controversial tenure of Juan Antonio Samaranch as president of the International Olympic Committee, a period tainted by rising drug use among athletes and scandals accompanying the awarding of sites and marked by the debut of openly professional athletes and the significantly increased role of female athletes.
 
Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
by Mitt Romney, Timothy Robinson
Hardcover from Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 0895260840

The head of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics organizing committee describes how he assumed the leadership of the troubled organization and turned it around to present one of the most successful Olympic Games ever.
 
A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Brief Histories of the Ancient World)
A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Brief Histories of the Ancient World)
by David C. Young
Paperback from Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405111305

For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence.
Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.
 
Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936
by David Clay Large
Hardcover from W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393058840

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world.
The torch relay--that staple of Olympic pageantry--first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain.
The Olympic festival was a crucial part of the Nazi regime's mobilization of power. Nazi Games offers a superb blend of history and sport. The narrative includes a stirring account of the international effort to boycott the games, derailed finally by the American Olympic Committee and the determination of its head, Avery Brundage, to participate. Nazi Games also recounts the dazzling athletic feats of these Olympics, including Jesse Owens's four gold-medal performances and the marathon victory of Korean runner Kitei Son, the Rising Sun of Imperial Japan on his bib. 25 b/w photographs

 
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
by Susan D. Bachrach
Paperback from Little Brown & Co (Juv Pap)
 
The Nazi Olympics (Sports and Society)
Richard D. Mandell
Paperback / Published 1987

Hitler's Games: The 1936 Olympics
by Duff Hart-Davis
Hardcover from Olympic Marketing Corporation
1986
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The Games of '36 : A Pictorial History of the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany
Stan Cohen, Carol Van Valkenburg (Editor)
Paperback

Arbitration at the Olympics: Issues of Fast-Track Dispute Resolution and Sports Law
by Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Hardcover from Kluwer Law International

Awaken the Olympian Within : Stories from America's Greatest Olympic Motivators
by John Naber (Editor)
(Perfect Paperback)

The Amateurs
David Halberstam
Listed under Rowing

The Ancient Olympic Games
Judith Swaddling
Listed under Ancient Olympics

The Olympian and Pythian Odes (Greek Texts and Commentaries)
by Pindar
Listed under Ancient Olympics

A Basic Guide to Archery
U.S. Olympic Committee
Listed under Archery

A Basic Guide to Badminton (Official US Olympic Sports Series)
Jeff Klemsak(Editor)
Paperback

A Basic Guide to Cycling (Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series)
U.S. Olympic Committee, Richard D. Burns (Editor)
Listed under Cycling

A Basic Guide to Equestrian (Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series)
Joey Lorraine Parker(Editor)
Listed under Dressage

A Basic Guide to Soccer: The Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series
Richard D. Burns
Listed under Soccer

A Basic Guide to Wrestling (Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series)
Suzanne Ledeboer(Editor)
Paperback
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A Basic Guide to Figure Skating
by Us Olympic Committee, Griffin Publishing
Listed under Ice Skating

Celebrate the Spirit : The Olympic Games
Cleve Dheensaw, Deanna Binder (Contributor)
Paperback

Crashing the Net : The U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team and the Road to Gold
Mary Turco
Listed under Hockey

Cross-Train Your Horse : Simple Dressage for Every Horse, Every Sport
by Jane Savoie, Lynn Palm Pittion-Rossillon (Introduction)
Listed under Dressage

Dike Eddleman: Illinois' Greatest Athlete
Dike Eddleman, Diana Eddleman Lenzi
Hardcover

Edge of Glory : The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals
Christine Brennan
Listed under Ice Skating

The Fastest Kid on the Block : The Marty Glickman Story (Sports and Entertainment)
Marty Glickman, Stan Isaacs (Contributor)
Hardcover
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Fiercely Driven
by Chris Lori
Listed under Luge

First to the Wall, 100 Years of Olympic Swimming
by Kelly A. Gonsalves, et al
Listed under Swimming

Freedom for Catalonia? : Catalan Nationalism, Spanish Identity and the Barcelona Olympic Games
by John Hargreaves
Paperback from Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt)

Go for Gold : Olympic Stories of Courage & Inspiration
Elliot Johnson
Paperback

Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory
by P. H. Mullen Jr.
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press
28 November, 2001

 

Gymnastics (Olympic Library)
Lloyd Readhead
Listed under Gymnastics

Handbook of Cross-Country Skiing: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine
by Heikki Rusko
Paperback from Blackwell Science Inc

High Performance Racing : A Winning Approach from the 1996 Olympic Medallists
John Merricks, Ian Walker
Paperback

Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, 39)
by Ian Buchanan, Bill Mallon
Hardcover from Scarecrow Press

An Introduction to Olympic-Style Weightlifting
by John, M. Cissik
Paperback: 140 pages
McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing; ISBN: 0070434883; 2nd edition (July 3, )

Jesse Owens : Olympic Star (Great African Americans Series)
Pat McKissack, et al
Library Binding / Published 1992
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Living the Dream
Dot Richardson, Don Yaeger (Contributor)
Hardcover

Magnificent Seven : The Authorized Story of American Gold
Nancy H. Kleinbaum, et al
Hardcover

Making the American Team : Sport, Culture, and the Olympic Experience (Sport and Society)
Mark Dyreson
Paperback

The Modern Olympics : A Struggle for Revival
David C. Young
Hardcover

The Munich Olympics (Great Disasters, Reforms and Ramifications)
by Hal Marcovitz, Chelsea House Publications
Library Binding from Chelsea House Pub (Library)

Olympic Black Women
by Martha Ward Plowden, Ronald Jones
Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co

The Olympic Dream (Official United States Olympic Committee Sports Series)
Paperback

The Olympic Dream and Spirit Volume 1: Stories of courage, perseverance and dedication
Bob Schaller, et al
Paperback

The Olympic Dream and Spirit Volume 2: Life Lessons from Olympic journeys
Bob Schaller, et al
Paperback

The Olympic Dream and Spirit Volume 3: Growing Through Commitment, Challenge and Goal-Setting
Bob Schaller, et al
Paperback

The Olympic Games (Lucent Overview Series)
by Stephen Currie
Library Binding from Lucent Books

Olympic Games As Performance and Public Event : The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway
Arne Martin Klausen(Editor)
Hardcover

Olympic Games: Past, Present and Future
by Matina K. Psyhogeos
Hardcover from Alliance House Inc
 

Olympic Glory Denied : A Final Opportunity for Glory Restored
Frank Zarnowski
Paperback

Olympic Gold (Info Adventure)
Philippa Perry, Nicole Carmichael (Editor)
Paperback

An Olympic Journey : The Saga of an American Hero : Leroy T. Walker
Charles Gaddy
Hardcover

Olympic Politics : Athens to Atlanta, 1896-1996
Christopher R. Hill
Paperback
Paperback - 336 pages 2nd edition
Manchester Univ Pr; ISBN: 0719044510

Olympics!
B. G. Hennessy, Michael Chesworth (Illustrator)
School & Library Binding

Olympism: A Basic Guide to the History, Ideals, and Sports of the Olympic Movement (Olympic Guides)
by U.S. Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee
Library Binding from Gareth Stevens

One Day in September : The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation, Wrath of God
by Simon Reeve
(Hardcover)

Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games
Alfred Erich Senn
Paperback - 300 pages (March )
Human Kinetics (T); ISBN: 0880119586

Red, White, Blue & Gold: The U.S. Olympic Team at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
by U.S. Olympic Committee (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Roller Skating for Gold (American Sports History Series, No. 5)
David H. Lewis
Hardcover

Scientific Coaching for Olympic Taekwondo
Willy Pieter
Listed under Tae Kwon Do

The Second Mark : Courage, Corruption, and the Battle for Olympic Gold
by Joy Goodwin
Listed under Ice Skating

See How She Runs : Marion Jones & the Making of a Champion
by Ron Rapoport
Listed under Running
 

Shannon Miller: My Child, My Hero
by Gayle White, Shannon Miller, Claudia Ann Miller
Hardcover from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
 
Shooting from the Outside : How a Coach and Her Olympic Team Transformed Women's Basketball
Tara Vanderveer, Joan Ryan (Contributor)
Listed under Basketball

The Summer Olympics : A Treasury of Legend and Lore
Bob Fulton
Paperback

Taekwondo Kyorugi : Olympic Style Sparring
Sang H. Kim, et al
Listed under Tae Kwon Do

Totally Tara : An Olympic Journey
Mark Zeigler, et al
Paperback

Venus to the Hoop : A Gold Medal Year in Women's Basketball
Sara Corbett
Listed under Basketball

The Winning Spirit : Achieving Olympic Level Performance in Business & Personal Advancements
Robert B. Sommer(Editor)
Paperback

The Winter Olympics (True Books - Sports)
Larry Dane Brimner
Listed under Winter Olympics

100 Unforgettable Moments in the Summer Olympics
Bob Italia, Robert Italia
Library Binding

The 1896 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary (Results of the Early Modern Olympics/Bill Mallon, 1)
by Bill Mallon, Ture Widlund, Ture Widland
Library Binding from McFarland & Company

The 1900 Olympic Games : Results for All Competitors in Al Events, With Commentary (Results of the Early Modern Olympics/Bill Mallon, 2)
Bill Mallon
Hardcover

The 1904 Olympic Games : Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary (Mallon, Bill. Results of the Early Modern Olympics, 3.)
Bill Mallon
Hardcover
McFarland & Company; ISBN: 0786405503

The 1906 Olympic Games : Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary (Results of the Early Modern Olympics/Bill Mallon, 4)
Bill Mallon
Library Binding: 250 pages
McFarland & Company; ISBN: 0786405511; (February )

The 1908 Olympic Games : Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary
Bill Mallon, Ian Buchanan
Library Binding: 536 pages
McFarland & Company; ISBN: 0786405988; (February 15, )

1912 Olympic Games : Results for All Competitors in All Events With Commentary
by Bill Mallon, et al
(Library Binding)

The 1920 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary (Mallon, Bill. Results of the Early Modern Olympics, 7.)
by Bill Mallon, Anthony Bijkerk, Ton Bijkerk, Doug Gelbert
Library Binding from McFarland & Company

VIII Olympiad: Paris 1924 St. Moritz 1928 (Olympic Century, Vol 8)
by Ellen Phillips
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Xth Olympiad: Los Angeles, 1932
by Miseki L. Simon (Editor), et al
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Equestrian Excellence: The Stories of Our Olympic Equestrian Medal Winners from Stockholm 1912 Thru Atlanta 1996
by Barbara Wallace Shambach
Listed under Equestrian

Their Day in the Sun : Women of the 1932 Olympics
Doris H. Pieroth
Hardcover
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Wilma Rudolph (Olympic Gold)
Wayne Coffey
Library Binding
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Wilma Rudolph/Olympic Champion (Junior Black Americans of Achievement Book)
Victoria Sherrow
Library Binding / Published 1995
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100 Greatest Moments in Olympic History
Bud Greenspan, et al
Hardcover / Published 1995
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Olympic Summer Games 2000
Hardcover - 64 pages (June 19, )
Puffin; ISBN: 0141309032
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Olympism : A Basic Guide to the History, Ideals & Sports of the Olympic Movement
Richard Burns, Dina Falls (Contributor)
Paperback
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One Glorious Summer : A Photographic History of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Glenn Hannigan, et al
Hardcover
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Our Goal is Gold; A Pictorial Profile of the 1998 USA Hockey Team
Paperback
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Robert Crowther's Pop-Up Olympics : Amazing Facts and Record Breakers
Robert Crowther, Crowther Robert (Illustrator)
Hardcover
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Nudes and Nikes : Champions and Legends of the First Olympics (True Stories)
Dyan Blacklock
Paperback
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Olympic Dream
Matt Christopher, Karen Meyer (Illustrator)
Paperback
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A Basic Guide to Decathlon
U. S. Olympic Committee, Olympic Griffin
Paperback
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Atlanta 1996 : Official Commemorative Book of the Centennial Olympic Games
David Miller
Hardcover
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Chronicle of the Olympics
Anc Dk Publishing, Inc Dk Publishing
Hardcover
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The IOC Official Olympic Companion 1996
Caroline Searle(Editor), et al
Paperback

The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics : Sydney 2000 Edition
by David Wallechinsky
Paperback - 1024 pages (July 1, )
Overlook Press; ISBN: 1585670464
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Jesse Owens, Olympic Hero (Easy Biographies)
Francene Sabin, Hal Frenck (Illustrator)
Paperback / Published 1989
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