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Inside the Olympics

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
With the London Olympics just around the corner, here s an exciting overview of the Olympic Games that covers the history and development of the games, achievements of the athletes, famous controversies of the Olympics, and much more."
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Raintree
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Clare Cannon
Informative guidebook to the Olympics for 11-13 year olds, in time for the London Olympics in July 2012. Contains interesting facts and figures, pictures, history and trivia from ancient times to the present.
Sue Morris
This summer the Olympics are back, this time in London. From July 27th to August 12th television sets around the world will tune in to watch the games, some of which are only seen during the Olympics, such as archery, fencing, and this year trampolining. More than 10,000 athletes from close to 200 countries will be at the Olympics, ready to prove they are the best at 300 different events. This will be a huge gathering of athletes, trainers, coaches, and spectators.

Inside the Olympics contains l
Ms. Yingling
This 64 page book starts with the ancient Olympics and continues on through the revival in the late 1800s. It then follows a few notable historic games and then covers how the games are set up, hosted, and carried out. Record holders are mentioned, as are controversies that have arisen over the years. Photos and statistics add to the narrative.

Strengths: I liked how the 2012 games are covered a bit-- how London was chosen, what sort of preparations are being made-- while still remaining primari
Wonderful overview of the history of the Olympic Games. Hunter provides a chronological flow of the Olympic events as well as major players, games and controversies that have occurred throughout the event's history. The color photos, the organization of the information, the definitions of terms, and the insight on some of the traditions and accomplishments made during these events are all beautifully presented and provide an intriguing resource for those of all ages to peruse.

Overall score: 4/5

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