The Olympics

The Olympics

Athens to Athens, 1896-2004

Oversize Book - 2004
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Come the summer 2004, audiences around the world will tune in to watch the most thrilling sports competition of all. Celebrate the momentous Athens homecoming of the Olympic summer games with this definitive, official, and breathtakingly illustrated history.

From the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the French sports paper, L’Equipe, comes a big, beautiful book that captures the glory and the excitement of all 26 Olympic Games. Featuring more than 600 photographs, many previously unpublished, and introductions by Gold Medalist Michael Johnson and the President of the International Olympic Committee, this magnificent volume draws on an unprecedented wealth of material. Look back at the ancient games, and see how they came to life again in 1896. Meet the athletes (such as Jim Thorpe, Johnny Weissmuller, Jesse Owens, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Olga Korbut) who triumphed in the most important arena of all; tour the stadiums where the battles played out; and delve into the drama behind the scenes. A visual treasure, filled with information to increase viewers’ enjoyment of the world’s largest sporting event.


Baker & Taylor
A history of the modern Olympics features more than six hundred period photographs that follow the international sports spectacular from 1896 Athens to the games' return to Athens in 2004, profiling the great athletes and venues that transformed sports history.

Blackwell North Amer
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896 and since that time have been on a journey around the world. Now, for the first time in over a century, the Games are returning to the country of their birth and the city of their revival.
To celebrate this momentous event, the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee and the French sports newspaper L'Equipe, have produced this, the official and definitive history of the Olympic Games.
Covering all 24 Olympic Games, through over 600 photographs, many previously unpublished, the story of the Olympics is told, capturing a wealth of incredible sporting achievement as well as the tragedies and political incidents of the world's greatest sporting event.

Baker
& Taylor

A stunning visual history of the modern Olympics features more than six hundred period photographs, many previously unpublished, that follow the international sports spectacular from 1896 Athens to the games' return to Athens in 2004, profiling the great athletes and venues that transformed sports history.

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c2004
ISBN: 9780297843825
0297843826
Branch Call Number: 796.48 Oly
Characteristics: 359 p. : ill. (some col.)

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