- Paperback: 1300 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; 2012 Edition edition (1 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845136950
- ISBN-13: 978-1845136956
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.3 x 6.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Book of the Olympics Paperback – 1 Apr 2012
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'Excellent and exhaustive new book' Sport magazine 'Anecdote-rich, as well as stats heavy...each edition is always fresh and fascinating' Sportsjournalists.co.uk 'Definitive guide to the past Olympics...there are thousands of interesting stories to read here...if you are interested in the history of the Olympics, then this is the book for you.' Olympicsblog.co.uk
About the Author
Jaime Loucky has worked on several editions of the Complete Book of the Olympics, both Summer and Winter editions. His articles have appeared in a number of magazines and academic journals including the Encyclopaedia of Contemporary American Immigration.
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Top Customer Reviews
Also included in the book is a Table off which country has won most medals overall and at each games. As well as a rundown on each games including the 1906 games thats not an official games.
It's a well put together and is very complete. So if you are into your sports refernce books then this a must buy. If you want to know what happened at any of the olympic gamed then this is well worth getting.
The title '2012 Edition' is, however, is seriously misleading. It should have been made clear that coverage stops at the 2008 Games.
The front cover does say in smallish print, ' ... from 116 years of Olympic History....since 1896', but that fact cannot be known from e.g. an internet list of books.
(Admittedly, the chance of every 2012 event having been described and printed by the time I purchased the book in early October is highly remote - unless one believes in fairies!)
I remember the 1948 olympics and two runners in those games made me take an active part in athletics when I reached my teens
The first was McDonald Bailey - a 100 m runner who won a bronze in the 52 Olympica but was 6th in 48
The other was Arthur Wint -a 400m runner who won a gold in 48 but was 5th in 52.
The 52 Olympics was memorable for me because Emil Zatopek did something no athlete in the world has done since
Winning gold in the 5000m, the 10,000m and the marathon,
No GB athlete has won a GOLD for fencing with one exception That was the Melbourne 56 games when Gillian Sheen won gold in Womens foil.
This book brings these memories back to life for me and will do so for any individual who has a passion for athletics.At the same time it is an historical document of the development of the Olympics games and a history of sports or events which are no longer included in the modern games,
As I stated at the outset I have purchased the last 3 editions of this book having come across it by accident when perusing
Amazons book list several years ago and I have fallen into the habit of searching for it every thirdyear following on from an Olympics.
The authors DAVID WALLECHINSKY and JAIME LOUCKY have spent an inordinate amounted of time to check and recheck the individual results and to ascertain as and when disqualifications have taken place in the light of evidence being provided after the games have finished
It might be considered a massive tome but one worth every penny for the detailed information laid down in it . Go and have a look at a copy I feel sure once seen immediately purchased
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the outside of the book mentions recent games the results are not in it. DisappointingPublished 1 month ago by Dublin Lady
This is a must have book for any serious fan of the Olympic Games. I can only hope, after not releasing an edition in 2016 for various reasons, that Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis The Menace
If this is the only Olympic work in your bookcase: don't worry, you are very well informed about the history and the results of the Olympic Games. Read morePublished on 16 July 2014 by R. D. Paauw
This book does not contain the 2012 Olympics. It stops at Beijing. Other than that it is what it says.Published on 22 Mar. 2014 by gardening L
This was an awesome present for a young man who wants to be an international sports journalist. He's on his way!Published on 9 Dec. 2013 by L. J. McQuillin
Very good book, best I have seen. The only real disappointment with it is they don't give you the results of the 2012 Olympics, altho they have a picture of usain bolt on the... Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2013 by Ivor Lowe