The Olympics: Unforgettable Moments of the Games

The Olympics: Unforgettable Moments of the Games

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by Matt Christopher
     
 

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Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, "When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . ." Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But for most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes

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Ask most Olympians how their story begins and they will answer, "When I was young, I always dreamed of going to the Olympics. . ." Some will then go on to tell of their great athletic triumphs. Others will recall agonizing near-misses. But for most, the very fact that they reached the Games at all was a dream come true. For the Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a chosen sport.

With stories of great triumphs and great tragedies, the Olympics not only embodies the competitive human spirit, but also sets a stage stage for foreign relations and politics. Historical references combined with amazing sports stories give this book both an educational and exciting appeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316011181
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
664,217
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 4.96(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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