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Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement.

Author: Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Series: Historical dictionaries of sports.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the history, philosophy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
History
Records (Sports)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans
ISBN: 0810872498 9780810872493 9780810875227 0810875225
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 994514964
Description: 1 online resource (623 pages).
Contents: Editor's Foreword; Foreword; Foreword; Preface; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; The Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games; Introduction; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z; Appendix I: Presidents of the International Olympic Committee; Appendix II: The Games of the Olympiads: Sites, Dates, Nations, Athletes; Appendix III: The Olympic Winter Games: Sites, Dates, Nations, Athletes; Appendix IV: Members of the International Olympic Committee; Appendix V: Awards of the International Olympic Committee. Appendix VI: Final Olympic Torchbearers (Within the Olympic Stadium)Appendix VII: Speakers of the Olympic Oath; Appendix VIII: Official Openings of the Olympic Games; Appendix IX: Most Olympic Medals Won: Summer, Men; Appendix X: Most Olympic Medals Won: Summer, Women; Appendix XI: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Summer, Men; Appendix XII: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Summer, Women; Appendix XIII: Most Olympic Medals Won: Winter, Men; Appendix XIV: Most Olympic Medals Won: Winter, Women; Appendix XV: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Winter, Men. Appendix XVI: Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Winter, WomenAppendix XVII: Most Appearances: Summer, Men; Appendix XVIII: Most Appearances: Summer, Women; Appendix XIX: Most Appearances: Winter, Men; Appendix XX: Most Appearances: Winter, Women; Appendix XXI: List of All Positive Drug Tests at the Olympic Games; Appendix XXII: Attempts at Olympic Revival Prior to 1896; Bibliography; About the Authors.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of sports.
Other Titles: Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
Historical Dictionaries of Sports

Abstract:

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics and, of course, the medal winners. This book i.
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The authors of this book make it easy for anyone to understand the history of the Olympic movement whether that person is an athlete or a non-athlete. It is true, as pointed out in another foreward Read more...

 
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