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Britain and the Olympics
     

Britain and the Olympics

by Bob Phillips
 
This photo-rich book presents a vibrant and readable account of the modern Olympics with particular reference to British involvement and success. Each Games is described, and every one of the 491 British gold medalists is named. For a small country Britain has had a remarkable impact on the modern Olympics. It is one of only four countries that have competed at every

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This photo-rich book presents a vibrant and readable account of the modern Olympics with particular reference to British involvement and success. Each Games is described, and every one of the 491 British gold medalists is named. For a small country Britain has had a remarkable impact on the modern Olympics. It is one of only four countries that have competed at every Games, and when London hosts them in 2012 it will become the only city to have done so three times. British athletes have also been extremely successful: in modern times only the USA, Germany and the USSR have won more gold medals than Britain, all with much larger pools to draw talent from. Bob Phillips’ knowledge and experience are unrivalled. His new book explains, enlightens and entertains.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859362136
Publisher:
Carnegie Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

BOB PHILLIPS is a well-known sports journalist, broadcaster and author.

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