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The Olympics by Stephen Halliday
  

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Presents a collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, this book helps you discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years.

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The Olympics by Stephen Halliday

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: The Olympics is a unique and entertaining collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, the book covers a range of fascinating trivia for every sport lover to enjoy. You can discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The Amazing And Extraordinary Facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

About the Author

Stephen Halliday is a historian specialising in British and industrial history and is an authority on the history of London. He is the author of The Great Stink: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis (Sutton 1999) and Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts. A Cambridge University lecturer, he contributes articles and reviews to magazines such asLiterary Review,,Times Higher Education, BBC History andHistory Today.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th March 2012

Author

Stephen Halliday

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Publisher

David & Charles

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Categories

Sport from the Armchair
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Olympic & Paralympic games
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ISBN

9781446302019

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