Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement

Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement

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A quaint idea in the 1890s, the Olympic Games are now the foremost sporting event in the world. Information on the winners and medals abounds, but this unique book provides information on the events surrounding the Olympics: political controversies, scandals, tragedies, economic issues, and peripheral incidents. Covering specific games from the 1896 Olympics in Athens to the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, this volume also presents plans for the 2004 Athens games, 2006 Turin games, and the 2008 summer games.

Enhanced with new illustrations, this book includes sections on both the Summer and Winter Games. Chronologically arranged entries cover each of the games, while appendixes provide further information, including details about the Olympic committees. Bibliographic information is provided with the entries, as well as in a general bibliography. A full subject index makes this volume the ideal reference for anyone interested in the colorful history and scope of the Olympics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313322785
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 676,694
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

JOHN E. FINDLING is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast. In addition to being the author or editor of many books, he is the coeditor of the two Greenwood series Events That Changed the World and Events That Changed America as well as editor of the Greenwood series Histories of Modern Nations.

KIMBERLY D. PELLE is a counselor in the admissions office at Indiana University Southeast. She is the coauthor/coeditor of the Historical Dictionary of World's Fairs and Expositions (1990) and Fair America.

Table of Contents


Introduction by John A. Daly

Prologue: The Ancient Games by Robert K. Barney

The Summer Games

Pre-Olympic Summer Games by Joachim Ruehl

Athens 1896 by Karl Lennartz and Stephen Wassong

Paris 1900 by Andre Drevon

St. Louis 1904 by C. Robert Barnett

Athens 1906 by Bill Mallon

London 1908 by John Nauright

Stockholm 1912 by Ulf Hamilton

Berlin 1916 by William Durick

Antwerp 1920 by Roland Renson

Paris 1924 by Mark Dyreson

Amsterdam 1928 by Edward S. Goldstein

Los Angeles 1932 by Doris Pieroth

Berlin 1936 by Annette Hofmann and Michael Kruger

Tokyo 1940 by Sandra Collins

London 1944 by Martin Manning

London 1948 by Norman Baker

Helsinki 1952 by Ingmar Bjorkman

Melbourne 1956 by Ian Jobling

Rome 1960 by Floris van der Merwe

Tokyo 1964 by John Slater

Mexico City 1968 by Joseph L. Arbena

Munich 1972 by Maynard Brichford

Montreal 1976 by Bruce Kidd

Moscow 1980 by James Riordan

Los Angeles 1984 by Wayne Wilson

Seoul 1988 by Ron Palenski

Barcelona 1992 by Miquel de Moragas

Atlanta 1996 by Larry Maloney

Sydney 2000 by Richard Cashman

Athens 2004 by Christine Sell

Beijing 2008 by Ying WuShanley

The Winter Games

Pre-Olympic Winter Games by Yves Morales, translated by Johanna Hackney

Chamonix 1924 by Paula D. Welch

St. Moritz 1928 by Susan Saint Sing

Lake Placid 1932 by John Fea

Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 by Jon W. Stauff, updated by the Editors

Sapporo 1940 by Swantje Scharenberg

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1944 by Astrid Engelbrecht, translated Jamey J. Findling

St. Moritz 1948 by Janice Forsyth

Oslo 1952 by Gordon MacDonald and Douglas Brown

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 by Jom Nendel

Squaw Valley 1960 by Tim Ashwell

Innsbruck 1964 by Carly Adams

Grenoble 1968 by Douglas Brown and Gordon MacDonald

Sapporo 1972 by Junko Tahara

Innsbruck 1976 by John J. Kennedy Jr., updated by Morgan Patrick

Lake Placid 1980 by Harold Wilson

Sarajevo 1984 by Robert Dunkelberger

Calgary 1988 by Kevin B. Wamsley

Albertville 1992 by Michelle Lellouche

Lillehammer 1994 by Larry Maloney

Nagano 1998 by Naofumo Masumoto

Salt Lake City 2002 by Lex Hemphil

Torino 2006 by John E. Findling

Appendix A: The International Olympic Committee by Dwight H. Zakus

Appendix B: The U.S. Olympic Committee by Robert P. Watson, updated by Larry Maloney

Appendix C: The Olympics and Television by Stephen R. Wenn

Appendix D: Olympic Feature Films by Scott A.G.M. Crawford

Appendix E: Electronic Sources for Olympic Research by Scott G. Martyn

General Bibliography


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