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The official history of the Olympic Games and the IOC : Athens to London, 1894-2012

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC is a dramatic account of the history of the world's foremost sporting spectacle. It also tells the stories of the historic competitors -- from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Sonja Henie, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zatopek, Herb Elliott, Kip Keino, Mark Spitz, Franz Klammer, Sebastian Coe and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Miller
ISBN: 9781845966119 1845966112
OCLC Number: 795573410
Description: 683 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Responsibility: David Miller.

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Presents the story of the re-creation of the Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin, of the often controversial fortunes of the governing body, which was formed in 1894, and of the highs and lows of  Read more...

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