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Author: Chris Oxlade; Andy Crawford; Bob Langrish; Steve Teague
Publisher: London [England] : DK, 2005
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Eyewitness Olympics is an original and exciting new guide to the heroic world of the Olympic Games from its ancient beginnings to the London Games in 2012. Stunning full-color photographs of famous athletes, gold medals, colorful mascots, and flaming torches provide a unique look at the greatest sports festival in the world. See the ancient Greek site of Olympia, what an athlete wore in 1896, how a sports shoe is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
(DLC) 2005278282
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Oxlade; Andy Crawford; Bob Langrish; Steve Teague
ISBN: 9781782682233 1782682236
OCLC Number: 826658498
Notes: At head of title: Eyewitness.
"Discover the world of the most elite sports competition on Earth"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (30 entries) : 217 images, digital files.
Contents: What were the Olympics? --
The ancient Games --
Olympia discovered --
The Olympics reborn --
Traditions --
From the beginning --
The Summer Games --
The Winter Games --
The Paralympics --
Comings and goings --
Great Olympians --
Getting fit --
Shapes and sizes --
Changing styles --
Made to measure --
Wheels of fortune --
Skates and skis --
Fancy footwork --
Perfect timing --
Spoilsports --
Behind the scenes --
The stadium --
Into the future --
Did you know? --
Famous Olympians --
Find out more --
Glossary.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Other Titles: Eyewitness Olympics
Responsibility: written by Chris Oxlade and David Ballheimer ; [photographers, Andy Crawford, Bob Langrish, Steve Teague].

Abstract:

Eyewitness Olympics is an original and exciting new guide to the heroic world of the Olympic Games from its ancient beginnings to the London Games in 2012. Stunning full-color photographs of famous athletes, gold medals, colorful mascots, and flaming torches provide a unique look at the greatest sports festival in the world. See the ancient Greek site of Olympia, what an athlete wore in 1896, how a sports shoe is made, and the first Fosbury flop. Learn what an athlete in training needs to eat, what the Olympic symbol represents, how Smoky became the 1932 Olympic mascot, and what sports make up a modern pentathlon. Discover how athletic competitions are timed within fractions of a second, what special materials are used to make a modern swimsuit, which sports were included in the ancient Olympic Games, who has won the most Olympic medals, and much, much more!

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