The Olympics - Amazing and Extraordinary Facts (Hardback)Stephen Halliday (author)
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After the 'Olympic fever' of the 2012 Olympic Games: London 2012, you can now all there is to know about the history of the Olympic Games.
From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics covers a range of trivia for every sport lover to enjoy. You can discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years.
As the 'Greatest Show on Earth' graces the City of London it is the time to swot up on the hidden history and unusual facts behind the Olympic Games, past and present.
Who reprimanded Hitler during the 1936 Olympic Games?
When did the Olympic event 'shin kicking' get banned?
Which Shakespearean play refers to the Olympic Games?
Who was the first official cheat in 388BC?
Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects about the Olympic Games in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia
Publisher: David & Charles
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 172 x 130 x 20 mm
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