Olympism A Basic Guide to the History, Ideals & Sports of the Olympic Movement

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This book offers a fascinating look at the background, meaning, and purpose of the Olympic Games, along with basic, up-to-date information on every Olympic sport. Whether you are serious about sports or just getting started, you'll enjoy learning about the origin of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece and the astonishing revival of the Olympic spirit more than 2,600 years later. Special features include: results of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia; meaning of Olympism in the ancient and modern worlds; four-day ancient Olympic Festival; how a French aristocrat, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, almost single-handedly revived the Olympic Games in the 1890s; current problems and what the Olympic Movement is doing about them; Olympic symbols, motto, and oath; clear and up-to-date descriptions of each medal sport at the Olympic Games; coverage of beach volleyball, softball, taekwondo, and other new Olympic events. Sports fans and developing athletes who want to learn more about the history, ideals, and sports of the Olympic Movement will find this book especially useful. This book helps to take the mystery out of watching the Games and will deepen your appreciation of the Olympic spirit.

Book information

ISBN: 9781580000765
Imprint: Griffin Publishing (US)
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 100
Weight: 225g
Height: 215mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 11mm