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The Olympic Games miscellany

Author: John White
Publisher: London : Carlton, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an overarching, inclusive look at one of the world's favorite events: The Olympic Games . The Olympic Games is the world's largest.sporting extravaganza with athletes from more than 200 countries, more than two dozen sports, all played in less than four weeks.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John White
ISBN: 9781847328434 1847328431
OCLC Number: 751720627
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
"An official London 2012 Olympic Games publication."
Includes index.
Description: 176 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Entries on: Muhammad Ali; Archery; Badminton; Baseball; Basketball; Bob Beamon; Beijing 2008; Matt Biondi; Boxing; Canoeing; Pierre de Coubertin; Cycling; Mary Decker; Diving; Equestrian Events; Ray Ewry; Fencing; Field Hockey; Flo-Jo; Football; Gymnastics; Handball; Michael Johnson; Judo; Kayaking; Lacrosse; Carl Lewis; London 2012; Greg Louganis; Modern Pentathlon; Ed Moses; Olympic Boycotts; Olympic Closing Ceremonies; Olympic Charter; Olympic Cities; Olympic Creed; Olympic Flag; Olympic Flame; Olympic Mascots; Olympic Motto; Olympic Museum; Olympic Medals; Olympic Movement; Olympic Opening Ceremonies; Olympic Posters; Olympic Presidents; Olympic Records; Olympic Rings; Olympic Stadiums; Olympic Stamps; Olympic Torch Bearers; Olympic Truce; Olympic Wreaths; Jesse Owens; Polo; Rowing; Sailing; Shooting; Spartakiads; Mark Spitz; Swimming; Table Tennis; Taekwondo; Tennis; Track & Field Events; Triathlon; Volleyball; Weightlifting; Johnny Weissmuller; Wrestling.
Responsibility: John White ; with a foreword by Dame Mary Peters.

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