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by Michael Llewellyn Smith

Download Olympics in Athens 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games ePub
  • ISBN 186197342X
  • ISBN13 978-1861973429
  • Language English
  • Author Michael Llewellyn Smith
  • Publisher Profile Books Ltd; Main edition (May 27, 2004)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats docx lrf lrf mobi
  • Category Outdoor Sports
  • Subcategory Miscellaneous
  • Size ePub 1483 kb
  • Size Fb2 1476 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 151

Published in the year that The Olympics returned to Athens this is the illuminating story of the making of the modern games, the multinational group of intriguing characters who re-invented them and the first generation of new sporting heroes. 'On 5 April 1896 James B. Connolly of the Suffolk Athletic Club, Boston, projected himself 13 m and 71 cm through the Attic air in the newly restored Panathenaic Stadium of Athens, in the hop, step and jump, and became the first Olympic victor for more than 1500 years.' That opening sentence gives the flavour of a rich and often entertaining work of history that brings together the following intriguing strands: the rise of amateur athletics in Britain, the US, France, Germany and other western countries, each with its own particular stamp; the enormous interest aroused by the excavation of ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Games; the determination of the eccentric French aristocrat Baron Pierre de Coubertin to embody the amateur athletic ideal in a revival of the Games; and a perception by politicians and the Greek royal family that hosting Coubertin's Games could help to put the young Greek state on the European map.

Michael Llewellyn Smith has been British Ambassador in Warsaw and in Athens. He writes and lectures on Greek history and culture.

Michael Llewellyn Smith has been British Ambassador in Warsaw and in Athens. His books include The Great Island; A Study of Crete and Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor 1919-22.

Among the many books on the first modern Olympic Games, it is only Smith who takes time to inform its readers that King George I of the Hellenes liked to take walks on Fáleron beach accompanied by his dachshund.

The 1896 Olympic Games. Jefferson: McFarland. Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books.

Early Olympic Games allowed for individuals in a team to be from different nations. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now groups their results together under the mixed team designation (IOC code ZZX). At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two of three of the medalling pairs in the doubles event in tennis were of mixed nationality.

Olympics in Athens 1896 book. At the same time he draws parallels with Greece’s modern history and paints the picture of the nascent Greek Kingdom of the early 20th century. I enjoyed every minute of it (it’s worth mentioning I read the Greek translation of the book). It did managed to get couple of chuckles and also love that it's a combination of Modern Greece history and sport.

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Michael Llewellyn Smith. A rich and entertaining work of history, Olympics in Athens 1896 brings together the following intriguing strands: the rise of amateur athletics in competing countries, each with its own particular stamp; the enormous interest aroused by the excavation of ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Games; the determination of the eccentric French aristocrat Baron Pierre de Coubertin to embody the amateur athletic.

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The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC: Athen. 24 rub. + 32. 2 rub p&p. Olympics in Athens 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. 42. 3 rub. + 94. 3 rub p&p. The Olympian Games in Athens, 1896: The First Modern Olympics by Burton Holmes. 24. 4 rub. + 43. 4 rub p&p by Llewellyn Smith KCVO Hardback. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions– opens in a new window or tab.

Books : Olympics in Athens 1896: The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover). Published in the year that The Olympics returns to Athens this is the illuminating story of the making of the modern games the multinational group of intriguing characters who re-invented them and the first generation of new sporting heroes. Michael Llewellyn Smith.

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