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The Olympics

Amazing and Extraordinary Facts

By (author) Stephen Halliday
Format: Hardback
Publisher: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Published: 30th Mar 2012
Dimensions: w 130mm h 172mm d 138mm
Weight: 269g
ISBN-10: 1446302016
ISBN-13: 9781446302019
Barcode No: 9781446302019
Synopsis
Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics is a unique compendium of little-known facts about the most famous sporting event in history. 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

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