What You May Not Know About The OLYMPICS

What You May Not Know About The OLYMPICS

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by Gale Benn
     
 
Although some historians believe the Olympic Games started more than 3,200 years ago, their first certifiable date begins in 776 B.C. when Greek calendars started to measure time by Olympiads, the four year periods between celebrations. Now they are the world’s most popular series of athletic competitions.

Overview

Although some historians believe the Olympic Games started more than 3,200 years ago, their first certifiable date begins in 776 B.C. when Greek calendars started to measure time by Olympiads, the four year periods between celebrations. Now they are the world’s most popular series of athletic competitions.

Editorial Reviews

Kathy Seguin
Enjoy this insightful read featuring little-known facts about the Olympics. Highlights include extraordinary images of select prize medals. You'll discover something about this popular event just in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013981256
Publisher:
Oak Point Press
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
958 KB

Meet the Author

Gale Benn, a WWII Navy Fighter Pilot, was born in Rochester, New York and lived in Switzerland for 14 years. In 1972 he published Olympic Gold, the official record of championship performances since 1896. He moved to New York City in 1981 and has written a collection of short stories and poetry. A graduate of Colgate University, he lives now in the Adirondacks with a beautiful wife, an aging black lab and a very gentle tabby cat.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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