The summer Olympic Games are the world's biggest international sporting competition. There are over 10,000 competitors, from more than 200 countries, taking part in over 300 different events.
What does it take to compete at this level and who are the record-setters? What events and rules are shaping the modern Olympic competitions? And what happened on those rare occasions when things went wrong?
Read these essential Olympic viewing guides for historical perspective of the summer Olympics... or for inspiration before your next competition.
Table of Contents
Going for Gold 4
Tae Kwon Do 20
Gold Medal Greats 28
Books and Web Sites 31