Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement

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A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics: political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin ...

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Overview

A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics: political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin games, and the 2008 summer games.

Enhanced with new illustrations, this book includes sections on both the Summer and Winter Games. Chronologically arranged entries cover each of the games, while appendixes provide further information, including details about the Olympic committees. Bibliographic information is provided with the entries, as well as in a general bibliography. A full subject index makes this volume the ideal reference for anyone interested in the colorful history and scope of the Olympics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313322785
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 642
  • Sales rank: 463,664
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. FINDLING is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast. In addition to being the author or editor of many books, he is the coeditor of the two Greenwood series Events That Changed the World and Events That Changed America as well as editor of the Greenwood series Histories of Modern Nations.

KIMBERLY D. PELLE is a counselor in the admissions office at Indiana University Southeast. She is the coauthor/coeditor of the Historical Dictionary of World's Fairs and Expositions (1990) and Fair America.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue: The Ancient Games
Pt. I The Summer Games 1
Olympic Games before Coubertin 3
Athens 1896 17
Paris 1900 27
St. Louis 1904 33
Athens 1906 41
London 1908 51
Stockholm 1912 57
Berlin 1916 63
Antwerp 1920 71
Paris 1924 79
Amsterdam 1928 89
Los Angeles 1932 95
Berlin 1936 105
Tokyo/Helsinki 1940 115
London 1944 125
London 1948 127
Helsinki 1952 135
Melbourne 1956 147
Rome 1960 157
Tokyo 1964 165
Mexico City 1968 175
Munich 1972 185
Montreal 1976 191
Moscow 1980 199
Los Angeles 1984 207
Seoul 1988 217
Barcelona 1992 225
Atlanta 1996 235
Sydney 2000 245
Athens 2004 255
Beijing 2008 263
Pt. II The Winter Games 269
Pre-Olympic Winter Games 271
Chamonix 1924 283
St. Moritz 1928 289
Lake Placid 1932 297
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 303
Sapporo/St. Moritz/Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1940 309
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1944 313
St. Moritz 1948 315
Oslo 1952 321
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 327
Squaw Valley 1960 337
Innsbruck 1964 345
Grenoble 1968 351
Sapporo 1972 359
Innsbruck 1976 367
Lake Placid 1980 373
Sarajevo 1984 381
Calgary 1988 389
Albertville and Savoie 1992 397
Lillehammer 1994 405
Nagano 1998 415
Salt Lake City 2002 421
Torino 2006 431
Vancouver 2010 435
App. A The International Olympic Committee 439
Demetrios Vikelas 452
Pierre de Coubertin 454
Count Henti Baillet-Latour 464
Sigfrid Edstrom 468
Avery Brundage 471
Michael Morris, Lord Killanin 482
Juan Antonio Samaranch 487
Jacques Rogge 494
App. B The U.S. Olympic Committee 499
App. C The Olympic Games and Television 509
App. D Olympic Feature Films 521
App. E Internet Sources on Olympism and the Olympic Games 529
General Bibliography 543
Index 565
About the Editors and Contributors 593
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