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

The Olympic Games Explained: A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games
  • ISBN: 9780415346047
  • Author: Jim Parry; Vassil Girginov; Craig Reedle
    Format: Paperback
    Publication Date: 01 Mar 2005
Price: £48.99

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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.