The Olympics: Ancient to Modern A Guide to the History of the Games by Joe Fullman
  

The Olympics: Ancient to Modern A Guide to the History of the Games

Written by Joe Fullman
Illustrated by
Part of the The Olympics Series

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

The Olympics: Ancient to Modern A Guide to the History of the Games by Joe Fullman

The Olympics Ancient to Modern is a fascinating look at the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from the first events in Ancient Greece right the way up to London 2012 and Sochi 2014. It focusses on when and where each Games has been held, and some key stats, such as how much it cost, how many athletes competed, and how many spectators came to watch. The book explains how all the Games - Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and Paralympics - came into being, and how the Olympic Games were revived in Paris at the end of the 19th century. It compares the ancient and modern Games, looking at the sports and athletes involved then and now, and at how the modern Games are continuosly evolving. It also looks at key moments in the Games' history, and at some of the tragedies and controversies that have rocked it - from doping scandals, boycotts and cheating to the Berlin Olympics of 1936, and the Munich Massacre. The book celebrates the achievements of star Olympians, and gives the lowdown on the most popular and exciting Olympic sports, from cycling and rowing to skiing and wheelchair basketball. Fun, fact-filled text and a bright, engaging design make this the perfect Olympic title for children of 9+. If you've enjoyed finding out about the history of the Olympics, why not try learning all about key Olympic sports in Going for Gold: A Guide to the Summer Olympics, another title in the series.

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This bright and beautifully designed book is jam-packed with fascinating facts about the Olympics The List

About the Author

Joe Fullman is an experienced children's author and has written many non-fiction reference titles for DK and Quarto. He has a personal interest in music, plays several instruments and performs with a folk band. Officially licensed by RFU.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Joe Fullman
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Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

14th April 2016

ISBN

9780750297790


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