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Olympics is a triumphal history of the games, from ancient Greece to Sydney in 2000. Readers will discover the pageantry of the
original games; Pierre de Coubertin's revival of the modern games in 1896; the variety of Olympic sports; astounding world records; the intense training Olympians endure; the politics of Olympic games, including boycotts and terrorism; and much mor
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 21st 1999 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3rd Grade Girl says: This book helps you learn a lot about Olympics and sports . It helps you learn a lot about what you should eat and what you shouldn't eat and also about training. It has very good descriptions about almost every sport in the Olympics. I recommend this book for 7 and up, but it is very fun to look at the pictures too for younger kids.
This almost had too much information on the pages. Like many of the other general non-fiction books that cover a lot of information, this one had pictures and captions and information all over the place, except it was too crowded and hard to read. The information was interesting and fun, but the format was too busy.
I think that readers who have an interest in the Olympics, its history, and its many variations will be interested in this book. It's not as up-to-date as would be nice (missing the l
Timothy Boyd
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I know these are made for younger readers but I enjoy them very much. Great pictures and layout make them a joy to read. I always learn something new from them. Did you know the man most responsible for the start of the modern Olympics in 1896, Pierre De Coubertin, so loved them he had his heart removed at his death and buried under a statue at the Greek city of Olympia so he would always be a part of the games. Highly recommended
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