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The Olympics Facts, Figures & Fun
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by Liam McCann

An amusing but erudite look at the history of the worldís most prestigious sporting event, from its Greek origins to the present day. A fascinating mix of history and sporting trivia with information on every one of the main Summer Games, the Paralympics and the Winter Games from their foundation in ancient Greece and revival in the 19th Century to the present day.

The world's most prestigious sporting event started over 2,500 years ago. Today more than ten thousand athletes from over two hundred countries compete in fifty sports for that elusive gold medal, the pinnacle of any sporting career.

Perfect material for a sports quiz or just a quiet read in the smallest room in the house!

"And here's Moses Kiptanuióthe 19 year old Kenyan who turned 20 a few weeks ago"

"It's a great advantage being able to hurdle with both legs"

"Morcelli has the four fastest 1500 metre times ever, and all at 1500 metres"

"He's 31 this yearólast year he was 30"

"The match begins in ten minutes-that is our time of course"

- all David Coleman

About The Author

Liam McCann lives in rural Surrey near Guildford in the south of England, where he was born. Always a keen sportsman he was Surrey county champion in three of the athletics field events and won a British Universities Medal in 1993. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Physiology and Psychology. Instead of finding work in the sports industry, Liam formed a rock band that toured Europe for four consecutive years. He is currently completing his second Ed Sampson adventure novel.

ISBN: 1-904332-40-4
EAN: 9781904332404
96 pages | 2 colour
Portrait 184 x 114mm (7 1/4" x 4 1/2")
Retail Price: $9.99
Your Price: $5.95 + shipping

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