Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement (Hardback)

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Hardback 640 Pages / Published: 30/03/2004
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A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics: political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin games, and the 2008 summer games. Enhanced with new illustrations, this book includes sections on both the Summer and Winter Games. Chronologically arranged entries cover each of the games, while appendixes provide further information, including details about the Olympic committees. Bibliographic information is provided with the entries, as well as in a general bibliography. A full subject index makes this volume the ideal reference for anyone interested in the colorful history and scope of the Olympics.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313322785
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 180 x 180 x 38 mm
Edition: Revised ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This volume provides an excellent place to research the history, politics, scandals, tragedies, finances, and immense work involved in putting on summer and winter games. Covering past Olympic Games since 1896 plus the upcoming games in Athens (2004), Torino (2006), Beijing (2008), and Vancouver (2010), this encyclopedia provides a wealth of knowledge about the challenges--past, present and future--of hosting the Olympic Games....Recommended. All collections."-Choice
"[G]ives the reader a detailed anaysis of the background to the planning and management of the 28th Olympiad....[a] most useful addtion to collections with a sporting interest."-Emerald Reference Reviews\
"[P]resents both the triumphs and debacles of the Olympics....[w]ill appeal to Olympics enthusiasts who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at this great sports spectacle, and it is recommended for public and college libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"While there are a number of reference sources about the Olympics, the unique approach of this work makes it a valuable addition to a global studies or world history collection. Instead of focusing on medal winners, records, and top performing athletes, this work puts the Olympics in an historical context by examining the social and political climate that surrounded each Olympic Games. Recommended."-Library Media Connection
" G ives the reader a detailed anaysis of the background to the planning and management of the 28th Olympiad.... a most useful addtion to collections with a sporting interest."-Emerald Reference Reviews\
" P resents both the triumphs and debacles of the Olympics.... w ill appeal to Olympics enthusiasts who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at this great sports spectacle, and it is recommended for public and college libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?[G]ives the reader a detailed anaysis of the background to the planning and management of the 28th Olympiad....[a] most useful addtion to collections with a sporting interest.?-Emerald Reference Reviews\
?[P]resents both the triumphs and debacles of the Olympics....[w]ill appeal to Olympics enthusiasts who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at this great sports spectacle, and it is recommended for public and college libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?While there are a number of reference sources about the Olympics, the unique approach of this work makes it a valuable addition to a global studies or world history collection. Instead of focusing on medal winners, records, and top performing athletes, this work puts the Olympics in an historical context by examining the social and political climate that surrounded each Olympic Games. Recommended.?-Library Media Connection
?This volume provides an excellent place to research the history, politics, scandals, tragedies, finances, and immense work involved in putting on summer and winter games. Covering past Olympic Games since 1896 plus the upcoming games in Athens (2004), Torino (2006), Beijing (2008), and Vancouver (2010), this encyclopedia provides a wealth of knowledge about the challenges--past, present and future--of hosting the Olympic Games....Recommended. All collections.?-Choice

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