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Summer olympics : the definitive guide to the world's greatest sports celebratio
Gifford, Clive.
Children's Fiction GV721.53 .G54 2004

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ContentsPage
Introduction
The Greatest Show on Earthp. 4
From Ancient to Modernp. 6
Old and New Eventsp. 8
The Great Summer Olympics--Stockholm 1912p. 10
The Olympic Dream
Holding the World's Biggest Eventp. 12
Olympic Dreamsp. 14
Behind the Scenesp. 16
Olympic Nightmaresp. 18
The Great Summer Olympics--Berlin 1936p. 20
The Events--Track and Field
Sprintsp. 22
Middle-Distance Runningp. 24
Long-Distance Eventsp. 26
Hurdles and Relaysp. 28
Long Jump and Triple Jumpp. 30
High Jump and Pole Vaultp. 32
Hammer and Shot Putp. 34
Discus and Javelinp. 36
Multi-Sports Eventsp. 38
The Great Summer Olympics--Mexico City 1968p. 40
The Events--In and on Water
Swimmingp. 42
Diving, Water Polo, and Synchronized Swimmingp. 44
Rowing, Sailing, and Canoe/Kayakp. 46
The Great Summer Olympics--Seoul 1988p. 48
The Events--Precision, Strength, and Combat Sports
Archery, Shooting, and Fencingp. 50
Weight lifting, Wrestling, and Boxingp. 52
Judo and Tae Kwon Dop. 54
Gymnasticsp. 56
The Great Summer Olympics--Barcelona 1992p. 58
The Events--Cycling, Equestrian, Ball, and Racket Sports
Cyclingp. 60
Equestrian Eventsp. 62
Team Ball Sportsp. 64
Team Ball Sports 2p. 66
Racket Sportsp. 68
The Great Summer Olympics--Sydney 2000p. 70
Olympic Achievements
Great Rivalriesp. 72
Against the Oddsp. 74
Olympic Facts and Figures/Strange but Truep. 76
Memorable Momentsp. 77
Glossary and web sitesp. 78
Indexp. 80


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