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Lords of the Olympics by [Bryant, John]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 146 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (7 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081I8J7Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #665,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Bryant has a produced a pacey, yet authoritative, short book on the history of the two Olympic games Britain hosted in the 20th century. His book focuses on Lord Desborough and Lord Exeter, the two men who arranged and shaped the 1908 and 1948 games. He finally brings things up to date by profiling Lord Coe too. Each "Lord" fascinates and earns our admiration, but for different reasons.

Bryant asserts than much has changed over the years in regards to the Olympics, but not always for the better. Commercialism has eroded some of the original purpose and spirit of the games. Bryant is not one to wish that the clock could be turned back to the Edwardian era, but he is right to condemn the cheating and shift that has occurred within the Olympics. The games now belong to sponsors as much as spectators it seems.
Lords of the Olympics is full of anecdotes and argument and, as much as people may talk about Britain's future legacy in regards to the games we should equally shine a light upon our past and feel proud.
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Lords of the Olympics opens us up to the different worlds in which Lord Desborough, Lord Burghley and Lord Coe tried to win and organise the Olympics for London. The book gives us insight into the challenges each faced in the particular period and the values that they embodied. Each is an inspiration, all having had successful sporting careers of their own and wanting to bring that love of sport to the nation. It really helps us understand the conflict between a pure love for sport and the commercialism that surrounds the Olympics.
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It was really encouraging to read about the way in which so many people both from Britain and abroad banded together to help fund our first Olympics. Bryant opens a door to the past to show us how the games we know today got started and how sport really did bring nations together. If only we could take a leaf out of their book and more people could be excited about this unique worldwide event rather than worrying about money and politics, we could all enjoy the games a little more. With his matter-of-fact writing style, Bryant encourages us to do exactly that. A must-read for anyone, whether in support of the Olympics or not; if you haven't already found it, this book gives us something to aspire to. We should look to the past for inspiration for the future.
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This is an insightful e-book about the three Lords that have backed, organised and brought the Olympics to London; Lord Desborough, Lord Burghley and Lord Coe. These inspirational men have each had their own reasons and beliefs about bringing the Olympics to London, the only place to have held them more than twice. There is a sense that the first two Lords belong to a different era, but such is Bryant's affection and admiration for them we should not forget about their ethos and achievements.
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