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The Olympics A Very Peculiar History by David Arscott
  

The Olympics A Very Peculiar History

Part of the Very Peculiar History Series

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The Olympics A Very Peculiar History by David Arscott

Get a head start on the most important athletic event in the world with The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History! From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle. Sometimes it's hard to believe that the first recorded Olympic running race was held nearly 3,000 years ago. Even so, precious little has changed since. The athletes may now be fully-clothed, but that doesn't stop their speed and skills improving. New Olympic world records are beaten all the time. The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History gives an overview of the strange, the unbelievable and the downright bizarre events that have occurred over the many years this esteemed competition has seen. The book features amazing athlete statistics, biographies and records, and well as quirky stories, fascinating facts from the world of the Olympics.

About the Author

A former newspaper journalist and BBC producer/presenter, David Arscott has for some years worked as a freelance author, broadcaster, publisher and editor. He has written more than 50 books. This is his sixth title in the popular Cherished Library series.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2011

Author

David Arscott

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Publisher

Book House an imprint of Salariya Book Company Ltd

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

Olympic & Paralympic games
History of sport

ISBN

9781907184789

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