Complete Book of the Summer Olympics by David Wallechinsky
The bible of the Olympics and the ultimate companion for Sydney 2000 with more than 1,750 of the greatest Olympic stories, as well as stats and rules for all the summer Games.
About the Author
The summer 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, is shaping up to be the most watched and most highly attended Olympics of all time. David Wallechinsky's Complete Book of the Summer Olympics is the necessary companion volume to this extraordinary event.
David Wallechinsky was introduced to the joys of the Olympics by his father, Irving Wallace, who took him to the Summer Games in Rome in 1960. He is the author of a number of reference books, including The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century, The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, and The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists: The '90s Edition. He has written pieces for The New York Times Magazine and has appeared on television shows as diverse as Late Night with David Letterman, Nightline, CBS Evening News, and PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
All the statistics for each summer sport throughout Olympic history are here, as is complete information about the 2000 athletes and teams. From Jesse Owens and Jim Thorpe to Michael Johnson, a star of the '96 Games and a major 2000 contender, Complete Book of the Summer Olympics brings the games to life with all the stars, all the statistics, and all the stories. It is the first purchase and the last word for all those who love and follow the Olympic Games.