Chronicle of the Olympic Games

Chronicle of the Olympic Games

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An illustrated history of the Olympics with information on behind the scenes players and an explanation of how the Olympics became the greatest sporting event on earth. It also gives a preview of the Sydney 2000 Games - the venues, the stars, the dates, the mascots and the city backdrops. Included are over 100 pages of results from every Olympic Games from Athens 1896 to Nagano 1998. There are introductions to each game, headline events and an official games poster. A photographic gallery for each game showcase the stars and capture the more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 219 x 293 x 27mm | 1,728g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • colour photography
  • 0751307602
  • 9780751307603

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From 15th September to 1 October, the 2000 Olympic Games were played out in Sydney, Australia, only the second time the Games have been staged in the southern hemisphere in their long history. For any Olympics buff this is a comprehensive guide to the tournament since its renaissance in 1896, examining the circumstances surrounding every Olympic Games, the selection of the host city, the tournament's particular highlights, and its heroes and heroines, all illustrated with photographs from the time. Sydney's entry provides valuable information about the Games to come this year, Australia's history within the Games, and the impact they will have on Sydney residents. The last quarter of the book is devoted to recording all past medallists in every event, the Olympics' hall of fame. (Kirkus UK)show more

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