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The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Athens (Complete Book of the Olympics) download ebook

by David Wallechinsky

The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Athens (Complete Book of the Olympics) download ebook
ISBN:
1894963326
ISBN13:
978-1894963329
Author:
David Wallechinsky
Publisher:
Sport Media Publishing; 2004 Edition edition (June 18, 2004)
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Pages:
1152 pages
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1398 kb
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1788 kb
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Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
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Rating:
4.4

If you are a Summer Olympics fan, this is THE book for you. The book contains every modern Olympiad from 1896 Athens to 1992 Barcelona.

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics Hardcover. If you are a Summer Olympics fan, this is THE book for you. Every event, every athlete in a top score, every Olympic record, every country and over 1,500 anecdotes and dramatic moments in the Olympic Games is here. A valuable list can also be found of the medal count of all countries participated. See for yourself which country won the most gold medals and total medals. You might be surprised.

Completely updated, this ultimate Olympic reference book contains all the nitty-gritty detail, including all records, statistics and medal standings. Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade, and he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Nightline, and PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Series: Complete Book of the Olympics. Paperback: 1152 pages.

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Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games.

International Olympic Committee (2001). Retrieved 12 November 2005. Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Retrieved 20 November 2005.

The Wall Street Journal has called The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics ¡°a staggering compendium of results, highlights and oddment¡±, while Los Angeles Times trumpets it as the ¡°ultimate Olympic source book. ± The No. 1 reference source for Olympic media, athletes and fans, Wallechinsky¡¯s work also abounds with facts and anecdotes that leave readers feeling as if. they were present at the finish line and, later that evening, in the athletes¡¯ village.

Wallechinsky, David (2004). International Olympic Committee (2001).

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics . Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear

Minimal damage to the book cover eg. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade, and he has guested on Late Night with David Letterman, Nightline, and PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Completely updated, this ultimate Olympic reference book contains all the nitty-gritty detail,including all records, statistics and medal standings as well as results of the top eight finishers in every Olympic event from the 1896 Games in Athens to the 200 edition in Sydney.
Reviews:
  • Inertedub
It's a very nice acquisition considering the space available. It is true that you can gather much more information on a specific Summer Olympic Games website, but then you would need a volume for each edition of the Games.
  • Thetalune
This book gives you all the top 8 finishes in Olympic History. Most sources give you the top 3 or some give you the winners only. In Track and Field, they tell you that Bob Hayes won the 100 meters in 10.05 in 1964 in all others they tell you 10.0. Most people don't know that Tokyo used auto-timers for their Track events and you know that Henry Carr won 200m in 20.36, Mike Larrabee 400m in 45.15.
  • Ahieones
After a long search for an Olympic record/history book, I am very glad that I found this one. As another reviewer pointed out, one of the jewels of this book is that it list first through eighth place for all events. And it covers ALL events, including the discontinued ones (tug-of-war, croquet, the swimming obstacle race, etc...). There is also a short background history on a vast majority of the entries which is excellent. I have been extremely happy with this book and I'm relying heavily on it now during the Athens Games. I will definitely buy his next Complete Book of the Winter Olympics.