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    The History of the Olympics (CD-Audio) By (author) John Goodbody, Read by Barry Davies

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    DescriptionThe 2008 Beijing Olympics take place in August. John Goodbody, for many years chief sports writer for The Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he tells the main stories of each of the modern Olympics. Here are some of the heroes and heroines who have made sporting history, as well as the main disasters and scandals that attend the world's greatest sporting event.


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    Title
    The History of the Olympics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Goodbody, Read by Barry Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789626348703
    ISBN 10: 9626348704
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    BIC subject category V2: WSBB
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    DC22: 796.48, 796.4809
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54410
    Thema V1.0: NHT, SCBB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS
    Imprint name
    NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Hong Kong
    Review quote
    Fitting the 26 Olympic Games that have been held since 1896 into an audiobook, A History of the Olympics is an awesome challenge. We're talking 28 different sports, many divided into numerous events. The veteran sporting journalist John Goodbody goes for the highlights, be they triumphs or disasters, ecstasies or agonies, but he also has a nice ear for colourful detail...Does it work? Barry Davies's narration is in the best spirit of sports commentary, but the brain (well, my brain) can only handle so many amazing facts at a time. So this is a publication to sip rather than guzzle, on a morning jog or drive to work. At the end, however, is a 45-minute interview with Sebastian Coe to provide just the sort of in-depth view that the History itself couldn't. - Christina Hardyment, The Times If your passion is for the Olympics rather than the venue, this comprehensive guide to the history of the games is the perfect gap-filler between heats. - Sue Arnold, The Guardian