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The Olympic miscellany

Author: John White
Publisher: London : Prion, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains hundreds of fascinating facts about the Olympic Games on a wide range of topics, from individual competitors and famous teams to sports politics, scandals and controversies on and off the track.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John White
ISBN: 9781853756597 1853756598
OCLC Number: 298594858
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Biographies; Medals tables; Lists; Quotes; Nicknames; Olympic venues; Fantasy races; IOC officials; Records; Trivia; Olympic boycotts; Olympic mascots; Olympic symbols; Drug scandals; Black Power protests; and much, much more.
Responsibility: John White ; with a foreword by Dame Mary Peters.

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The Olympic Games is the world's biggest sporting extravaganza with athletes from more than 200 countries either attempting to qualify or actually competing in more than two dozen sports over three  Read more...

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