The Encyclopedia of International Games captures the histories of these games, many of them for the very first time. Included are major regional games such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan-American Games, and lesser-known competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe. Games for specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, and World Police and Fire Games are featured. Dozens of entries cover the histories of games for disabled populations such as the Special Olympics, the Paralympics, and games for the blind. Entries provide (when available) the host city, nation and dates of the games, number of athletes, number and list of sports, number and list of nations, and medals tables.
an extraordinary work from beginning to end...though there are a number of reference sources on the Olympic Games, this volume captures information that is much more elusive...a great addition...would be welcome by serious researchers and trivia buffs alike