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  • ISBN 0431191581
  • ISBN13 978-0431191584
  • Language English
  • Author Haydn Middleton
  • Publisher Heinemann Intl Inc; Revised edition (September 30, 2007)
  • Pages 32
  • Formats rtf txt lit mobi
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Sports and Outdoors
  • Size ePub 1458 kb
  • Size Fb2 1639 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 259

Get in training for the Beijing Olympics with this fully updated series that tells the story of the Olympics from the earliest times to the present day. Each title looks at a different aspect of the Olympics and their great feats and scandals, to give readers a full introduction to the world's greatest sporting event. Each book: is packed with facts, figures and stories from the earliest Olympics to the present day; and includes discussion of the issues that have surrounded the Games in recent times, from terrorism to drugs scandals.

Ancient Olympic Games gives an overview of the history of the competitions, including the fact that athletes competed in the nude so that there would be no risk of females entering the games. Crises uncovers some of the controversies that have plagued the modern games

Ancient Olympic Games gives an overview of the history of the competitions, including the fact that athletes competed in the nude so that there would be no risk of females entering the games. Crises uncovers some of the controversies that have plagued the modern games. However, Middleton's books will enhance sports collections

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The first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to Olympia in 776 BC. Full of blood, passion and extraordinary . It is hard for us to exaggerate how important the Olympics were for the Greeks, Paul Christesen, Professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, said. Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavour, the Olympic Games were the sporting, social and cultural highlight of the Ancient Greek calendar for almost 12 centuries.

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The ancient Olympic Games were originally a festival, or celebration, of and for Zeus; events such as a footrace, a javelin contest, and wrestling matches were added later. The Olympic Games (Ancient Greek: Ὀλύμπια, Olympia, "the Olympics"; also Ὀλυμπιάς, Olympias, "the Olympiad") were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin.

Get in training for the Beijing Olympics with this fully updated series that tells the story of the Olympics from the earliest times to the present day. Each title looks at a different aspect of the Olympics and their great feats and scandals, to give readers a full introduction to the world's greatest sporting event.

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.