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The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition #2020

The Complete Book of the Olympics Edition With a complete statistical record since the founding of the modern Games including medals won and times distances or scores recorded by the top eight competitors in all events from staples suc

  • Title: The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition
  • Author: David Wallechinsky Jaime Loucky
  • ISBN: 9781845133306
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition By David Wallechinsky Jaime Loucky, 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 modernWith 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 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.

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    1. I ll be honest I didn t read this straight through, cover to cover It s like an almanac, providing information about every event at every Olympic games But than just providing the details of who won and in what time, it also provides stories of the participants And not just leading up to that event, but occasionally discussing what happened to an individual in their future The author also tries to inject some humor into the book, making it far enjoyable to read than any true almanac An entert [...]

    2. Very thorough, event by event recap of the modern olympic games A good reference book for olympic fans, but while it offers statistics and anticdotes from virtually every event in olympic history, it doesn t really tell much of the story of each olympic games like I was hoping It s organized by individual event rather than by olympiad, which probably makes it easier to use as a reference, though it did make it something of a challenge to read cover to cover Still, an informative book, to say the [...]

    3. I hope they continue this almanac for winter and summer games to come Very interesting especially the stories included about each event at the modern Olympics.

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