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Flaming Olympics : new edition for Athens 2004 : The knowledge series

Author: Michael Coleman; Aidan Potts
Publisher: London : Hippo, 2004.
Series: Knowledge.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This guide tells readers everything they need to know, from the torture of Olympic training, to some of the best performances dating back as far as 776 BC.

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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Coleman; Aidan Potts
ISBN: 0439977533 9780439977531
OCLC Number: 768650750
Notes: Originally published 1996.
First there were the Ancient Olympic Games - where men were naked, and women were banned. Next came the weird Wenlock Olympics - with eccentric events like the perilous pig chase and the potty pound of tea race. Now you can enjoy the Modern Olympic Games, started by a bright spark in 1896, and still a roaring success in the 21st century. This illuminating guide tells you everything you need to know, from the absolute torch-ure of Flaming Olympic training, to some scorching performances dating back as far as 776 BC. PLUS sizzling spectators, hot gossip and some blazing Olympic rows. If you want to be in the know, get The Knowledge!
Target Audience: For children readership.; For 8-12 interest age range.; For 8-12 reading age range.
Description: 160 pages ; 21 x 11.
Series Title: Knowledge.
Responsibility: by Michael Coleman.

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