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The Olympic Games By M.Jacque Rogge

The Olympic Games
by M.Jacque Rogge

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In 1896 the first Modern Olympic Games were held in Athens and since that time have been on a journey around the world for more than a century. This book chronicles the modern era of the Games, capturing the triumphs and tragedies of the world's greatest sporting event.
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The Olympic Games: Athens to Athens 1896-2004 by M.Jacque Rogge

In 1896 the first Modern Olympic Games were held in Athens and since that time have been on a journey around the world for more than a century. Now, at the dawn of the 3rd millennium, the Games are returning to the country of their birth and the city of their revival. To celebrate this momentous event, the Olympic Museum of Lausanne together with the French sports newspaper L'Equipe, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee, have collaborated for this exceptional illustrated book which chronicles the modern era of the Games, capturing the triumphs and tragedies of the world's greatest sporting event. Through 600 images, many previously unpublished, and articles from L'Equipe's unparalleled archives, the story of the modern games are told.

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The Olympic Games Reviews


'THE OLYMPICS chronicles the modern Olympics, with details on the athletes, locations and sporting triumphs, as well as the politics and terrorism that has occasionally marred the events. Excellent photographs show how the Games (and the athlete's attire) have changed throughout the last century.' DAILY EXPRESS 'This official photographic history of the Olympics contains more or less everything a fan might wish to know or indeed, see, of the history of the Games... lavish... rich visual record... the images are stunning... the word definitive is often inappropriately used, but is, in this case, merited.' THE OBSERVER 'A big colourful history of the Games. The charming early photographs in black and white, show how much both physique and fashion have changed since those early years.' EVENING STANDARD

About M.Jacque Rogge


L'Equipe is France's premier sports publication. Its archives are regarded as one of the most complete in the world. Michael Johnson is regarded as the greatest track sprinter of our time. A truly inspirational figure, he is the only male sprinter in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 400m and win Olympic gold in both the 200m and 400m events.

Table of Contents


Forewords by Michael Johnson and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee.; Chronicles of all 24 modern Olympic Games.

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GOR001704869
The Olympic Games: Athens to Athens 1896-2004 by M.Jacque Rogge
M.Jacque Rogge
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2004-07-01
360
0297843826
9780297843825
Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Best Illustrated Title 2005
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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