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Author: Robert Sandelson
Title: Ball Sports (Olympic Sports)
ISBN: 0750202300
ISBN13: 978-0750202305
Other Formats: mbr txt rtf lrf
Pages: 48 pages
Publisher: Hodder Wayland (October 31, 1991)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1361 kb
Size FB2 version: 1295 kb
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Sports & Outdoors

All the hopes of a Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, were realized in 1896, when the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens. He had dreamt of an international sporting festival where the world's supreme athletes could compete against each other for the title of Olympic champion. Although the Games have continued as the most prestigious sporting championship for amateur athletes, de Coubertin's Olympic ideal has been constantly challenged. For many athletes, taking part is not enough and winning is everything. Politics and the misuse of drugs have often dominated the headlines, casting a shadow over the sporting triumphs and achievements that represent the true spirit of the Olympic Games. This series examines the history of the Games through eight of the most popular sports. This book is a tribute to all the ball-sports competitors - the winners and the losers - who have taken part in the Olympic Games and helped to make them the ultimate sporting event.

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