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    The Olympics: Past & Present (Publications of the Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum (Qosm)) (Hardback) Edited by Qata Olympic & Sports Museum, Edited by Christian Wacker, Edited by Stephan Wassong, Edited by Andreas Amendt

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    DescriptionAt the holy site of Olympia, the first Olympic Games were held and dedicated to Zeus. Filled with photographs, drawings, and maps, this book explores the natural environment of the sanctuary and the important political and cultural role it played. Archaeological discoveries give a fascinating picture of ancient Olympia whose legacy of peaceful competition and athletic excellence lives on. The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 and, since then, the number of nations competing has grown from fourteen to more than two hundred. In addition to numerous illustrations, this book includes fascinating essays that offer a global perspective on the phenomenon that the Olympic Games have become and trace its evolution from a great idea to a grand spectacle. With hundreds of photographs and illustrations it looks at aspects of the Games from the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 to the first politically charged Olympics in Berlin in 1936; from rituals and commercialization to the inclusion of women, Jews, and blacks; from doping scandals to the triumph of the Paralympics. Interspersed with the illustrations are fascinating essays that gather the latest information, records, and research making this one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books on the topic.


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    Title
    The Olympics
    Subtitle
    Past & Present
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Qata Olympic & Sports Museum, Edited by Christian Wacker, Edited by Stephan Wassong, Edited by Andreas Amendt
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 300 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 2,132 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783791352152
    ISBN 10: 3791352156
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030, HIS002010
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    BISAC V2.8: SPO058000
    DC23: 709.38
    LC classification: GV721.5 .O4247 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    240 colour
    Publisher
    PRESTEL
    Imprint name
    PRESTEL
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Munich
    Author Information
    CHRISTIAN WACKER is the Director of the Qatar Olympics & Sports Museum. ANDREAS AMENDT is the Head of the Library of the Qatar Olympics & Sports Museum. STEPHAN WASSONG is the Director of the Institute of Sports History, Executive Director of the Centre of Olympic Studies, and Vice-President at the German Sports University in Cologne, Germany.
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    Since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the number of nations competing has grown from 14 to more than 200. This illustrated book includes well-grounded and fascinating essays that offer a global perspective on the phenomenon that the Olympic Games have become and trace its evolution from a great idea to a grand spectacle.