The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games

1st Edition

Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov

Routledge
Published March 1, 2005
Textbook - 288 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415346047 - CAT# RU27968
Series: Student Sport Studies

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Summary

An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance.

The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a comprehensive overview of ‘Olympism’ from its Ancient Greek origins through the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee to the global Olympic Movement in the twenty-first century.

Each chapter offers a range of study tasks and review questions to help students develop their understanding of key concepts in Olympic studies.

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