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Wayland

Ancient to Modern

Joe Fullman
Authors:
Joe Fullman

The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014. It focusses on when and where each Games has been held, and some key stats, such as how much it cost, how many athletes competed, and how many spectators came to watch. The book explains how all the Games - Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympics - came into being, and how the Olympic Games were revived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. It compares the ancient and modern Games, looking at the sports and athletes involved then and now, and at how the modern Games are continuosly evolving. It also looks at key moments in the Games' history, and at some of the tragedies and controversies that have rocked it - from doping scandals, boycotts and cheating to the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and the Munich Massacre. The book celebrates the achievements of star Olympians, and gives the lowdown on the most popular and exciting Olympic sports, from cycling and rowing to skiing and wheelchair basketball. Fun, fact-filled text and a bright, engaging design make this the perfect Olympic title for children of 9+.If you've enjoyed finding out about the history of the Olympics, why not try learning all about key Olympic sports in Going for Gold: A Guide to the Summer Olympics, another title in the series.

Wayland

The Paralympics

Nick Hunter
Authors:
Nick Hunter

This book looks at the Paralympics, from the athletes and the sports to the stadiums and the spectators!

Franklin Watts

Events

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Wayland

Olympic Sports

Nick Hunter
Authors:
Nick Hunter

From basketball to athletics and many other team or individual sports inbetween, this book looks at the different sports that feature at the Olympics.

Wayland

Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Nick Hunter
Authors:
Nick Hunter

From the winning bid to the Olympic village and stadiums, this book looks beyond the sports and into all aspects, such as the costs involved, the media and where events will take place around the country.

Franklin Watts

History

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Wayland

Olympic Champions

Nick Hunter
Authors:
Nick Hunter

From Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis to Michael Phelps and Tom Daley, this book looks at potential champions.

Franklin Watts

Records

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

Franklin Watts

Scandals

Moira Butterfield
Authors:
Moira Butterfield

Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.

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