Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ATHENS TO ATHENS is the first full account of the history of the Olympic Games, its administration and the myriad triumphs, disappointments and scandals that have befallen the event since its inception in 1894. ATHENS TO ATHENS tells the story of the historic competitors - from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural Marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmim, Sonja Heine, Jessie Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zatopek, Herb Elliot, Kip Keino, Mark Spitz, Franz Klammer, Sebastian Coe, Greg Louganis and Carl Lewis, through to more recent medal winners including Steve Redgrave and Kathy Freeman. The twin evolutions of the IOC and the world's greatest sports festival unfold in alternate chapters, each of which begins with a personal reminiscene by either a famous champion or a notable IOC figure. Detailed background is provided to the many crises - the Nazi Games of 1936; the massacre at Mexico City in 1968; the Israeli slaughter by terrorists in 1972; the boycotts; the new commercialism from 1984 onwards; the advent of professionals from 1988 up to the Ben Johnson scandal and the ongoing threat of drug abuse. The credibility of the Games, and of the IOC, was rescued by the glory of Sydney 2000. Now the sporting world awaits, with eager expectation, the Games' return in 2004 to the country of their ancient origins. ATHENS TO ATHENS is the definitive document of one of the world's most famous sporting festivals and features many rare photographs from every era of the event, making it essential for all sporting enthusiasts. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Athens to Athens is the definitive history of the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), charting the re-creation of the Games by Pierre de Coubertin, the often tempestuous and controversial fortunes of the governing body, and all the highs and lows of the Games themselves. Here, too, are the stories of the competitors—from Spyridon Louis, Jim Thorpe, and Jessie Owens to Carl Lewis, Steve Redgrave, and Cathy Freeman. The twin evolutions of the IOC and the world?s greatest sports event unfold in alternate chapters, and include personal reminiscences by famous champions and notable IOC figures. The book also details the many crises, including the Nazi Games of 1936, the Israeli slaughter by terrorists in 1972, and the ongoing problems of commercialization and drug abuse. Journalist David Miller, who has covered 16 Olympic Games, is also the biographer of Juan Antonio Samaranch.
L'autore: David Miller has been a journalist since 1956, covering 16 Summer and Winter Games. He was in the training squad for the British football team for Melbourne '56, failing to make the 'cut' for the fifteen who travelled. He is the author of biographies of Sebastian Coe and Juan Antonio Samaranch, and is joint author of The History of the International Amateur Athletic Federation.
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Descrizione libro Mainstream Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Athens to Athens: The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC 1894-2004: The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC, 1896-2004 (Official History of the Olympic Games & the Ioc) This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9781840185874
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