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Ancient to Modern: A Guide to the History of the Games
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date April 14, 2016
Pages 32
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780750297790
ISBN-10 0750297794
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.75
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 focuses 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 continuously 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.

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from Wayland (December 13, 2016)
9780750295475 | details & prices | 32 pages | List price $17.99
About: 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.
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from Gardners Books (April 14, 2016)
9780750297790 | details & prices | 32 pages | List price $13.75
About: 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.

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