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Olympics in Athens 1896 : the invention of the modern Olympic Games

Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith
Publisher: London : Profile, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book, a contribution to the modern history of Greece, weaves together three strands in the revival of the Olympic games: the nineteenth-century explosion of sport in Britain and the US, France, Germany and other European countries, which created the conditions for international competition; the social and economic progress of the young Greek state which made Athens a plausible candidate as host of the Games;  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Llewellyn Smith
ISBN: 186197342X 9781861973429
OCLC Number: 828281723
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A little kingdom --
2. The rise of sport --
3. Forerunners : Brookes and Zappas --
4. Pierre de Coubertin --
5. The Paris Congress --
6. Olympia rediscovered --
7. Preparations --
8. Athens revived --
9. The games begin --
10. The games continue --
11. The Marathon --
12. The end of the games --
13. Greek epilogue --
14. Athletic epilogue --
15. 2004.
Responsibility: Michael Llewellyn Smith.


Published in the year that the Olympics return to Athens is the illuminating story of the making of the modern games.  Read more...


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