The Games : a global history of the Olympics / David Goldblatt.
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- ISBN: 9780393292770
- ISBN: 0393292770
- Physical Description: 516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|General Note:|| "First published in the U.K. by Macmillan Publishers International Limited"--Title-page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -490) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- Things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order.
|Summary, etc.:|| For millions of people around the world, the Summer and Winter Games are a joy and a treasure, but how did they develop into a global colossus? How have they been buffeted by - and, in turn, how have they affected - world events? Why do we care about them so much? From the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history through national triumphs and tragedies, individual victories and failures. Here is the story of grand Olympic traditions such as winners' medals, the torch relay, and the eternal flame. Here is the story of popular Olympic events such as gymnastics, the marathon, and alpine skiing (as well as discontinued ones like tug-of-war). And here in all their glory are Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, Abebe Bikila to Bob BEamon, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.
"The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games--by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time,"--NoveList.
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