Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Sports Celebration
Title: Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Sports Celebration
Author: Clive Gifford
Action photos, digital illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, web resources, and more capture the excitement of the Olympic summer games through a review of the athletes, their training, the sports in which they compete, and the overall history of this worldwide event.
Created by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team, Olympics sets the stage with facts, articles, and essential background information across the complete range of Olympic summer competition. Every aspect of the summer games is covered, including their history, the bidding process, training and qualifying, and life in the Olympic Village. Coverage of the events themselves captures the exhilaration of competing at the pinnacle of world sports—from explosive sprints and the grace of gymnastics to the proving grounds of endurance, the marathon and triathlon, and everything in between.
In addition, special spreads celebrate the great summer Olympics, from Stockholm 1912 to the record-breaking games of Sydney 2000. Olympic achievements are highlighted at the back of the book, bringing to life the great rivalries and honoring those competitors who battled adversity to shine on the world’s stage.