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The Olympics

Legendary Sports Events
eBook
Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, "When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . ." Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But for most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a chosen sport.

With stories of great triumphs and great tragedies, the Olympics not only embodies the competitive human spirit, but also sets a stage stage for foreign relations and politics. Historical references combined with amazing sports stories give this book both an educational and exciting appeal.

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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316143141
  • Release date: July 15, 2008

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316143141
  • Release date: July 15, 2008

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780316143141
  • File size: 411 KB
  • Release date: July 15, 2008

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, "When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . ." Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But for most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a chosen sport.

With stories of great triumphs and great tragedies, the Olympics not only embodies the competitive human spirit, but also sets a stage stage for foreign relations and politics. Historical references combined with amazing sports stories give this book both an educational and exciting appeal.

Expand title description text