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The Treasures of the Olympic Games

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The Treasures of the Olympic Games

Author Neil Wilson

Regular Price: £30.00

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Hardback
64 pages
251 x 289mm
Published Jun 2016
ISBN 9781780977911
Series: Treasures
Book Summary

The Treasures of the Olympic Games brings to life, through more than 200 photographs and 20 removable artefacts, the glorious history of the summer Olympic Games, illustrating the Olympic values that unite the world through sport every four years.

Beginning in 776 BC in ancient Greece through to its revival in 1896 and the 26 subsequent Games, this exceptional title charts the event's absorbing and exemplary history as well as a wealth of world sporting achievement. A book of dreams, this is the first time that the Olympic Museum has co-operated in producing an interactive book containing facsimiles of rare historical documents from their exclusive archive, allowing readers to get closer to the world's greatest sporting spectacle than has ever been possible before.

Author Bio

Neil Wilson, formerly Athletics and Olympics correspondent of The Daily Mail and The Independent, covered 10 Olympic Games. In 1985, he was named Sportswriter of the Year at the Press Awards. He wrote Great British Olympians for Carlton Books in the run up to the 2012 London Games.Written with the full co-operation of the official Olympic Museum in Lausanne, a foundation of the International Olympic Committee.

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