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Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement

Author: Bill Mallon; Ian Buchanan; Jeroen Heijmans
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The Olympic Games are one of the most watched sporting events on the planet. It has made world-famous celebrities out of its most successful athletes, including Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, Nadia Comaneci, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bruce Jenner, Kerri Strug, Nancy Kerrigan, and Usain Bolt. But the term "Olympic Movement" is foreign to all but devoted followers of the Olympics. Basically, the Olympic Movement is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mallon, Bill.
Historical dictionary of the Olympic movement.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011002799
(OCoLC)701242223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Mallon; Ian Buchanan; Jeroen Heijmans
ISBN: 9780810875227 0810875225
OCLC Number: 741366030
Description: 1 online resource (xcviii, 507 pages cm)
Contents: Editor's Foreword by Jon WoronoffForeword by Dan JansenForeword by Mike KrzyzewskiPrefaceAbbreviations and AcronymsChronology of the Olympic MovementOlympic Games and Olympic Winter GamesIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendix I: Presidents of the IOCAppendix II: The Games of the OlympiadsAppendix III: The Olympic Winter GamesAppendix IV: Members of the IOCAppendix V: Awards of the IOCAppendix VI: Final Olympic Torch BearersAppendix VII: Speakers of the Olympic OathAppendix VIII: Official Openings of the Olympic GamesAppendix IX: Most Olympic Medals Won, Summer, MenAppendix X: Most Olympic Medals Won, Summer, WomenAppendix XI: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won, Summer, MenAppendix XII: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won, Summer, WomenAppendix XIII: Most Olympic Medals Won, Winter, MenAppendix XIV: Most Olympic Medals Won, Winter, WomenAppendix XV: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won, Winter, MenAppendix XVI: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won, Winter, WomenAppendix XVII: Most Appearances, Summer, MenAppendix XVIII: Most Appearances, Summer, WomenAppendix XIX: Most Appearances: Winter, MenAppendix XX: Most Appearances: Winter, WomenAppendix XXI: Positive Drug Tests at the Olympic GamesAppendix XXII: Attempts at Olympic Revival Prior to 1896BibliographyAbout the Authors
Responsibility: Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans.

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The Olympic Games are one of the most watched sporting events on the planet. It has made world-famous celebrities out of its most successful athletes, including Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Carl Lewis, Nadia Comaneci, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bruce Jenner, Kerri Strug, Nancy Kerrigan, and Usain Bolt. But the term "Olympic Movement" is foreign to all but devoted followers of the Olympics. Basically, the Olympic Movement is an attempt to bring all the nations of the world together in a series of multi-sport festivals, and it seeks to use sport as a means to promote internationalism and peace. The fourt.

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