Great Moments in the Olympics

Great Moments in the Olympics

by Michael Burgan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836853629
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Series: Great Moments in Sports Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Flying Finn Takes Five: Paavo Nurmi Wins Five Gold Medals at the 1924 Summer Olympics6
Chapter 2Jesse and the Nazis: Jesse Owens Wins Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics10
Chapter 3The Longest Jump: Bob Beamon Smashes the World Record for the Long Jump at the 1968 Games14
Chapter 4A "Stolen" Gold: At the 1972 Olympics, the U.S. Basketball Team Loses for the First Time Ever18
Chapter 5Lucky Seven: Mark Spitz Wins Seven Gold Medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics22
Chapter 6A Perfect Ten: Nadia Comaneci Receives Seven Perfect Scores and Wins Three Gold Medals in Gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics26
Chapter 7Miracle on Ice: The U.S. Ice Hockey Team Beats the Soviet Union on Its Way to Winning the Gold Medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics30
Chapter 8Five Times Fast: Eric Heiden Wins Five Individual Gold Medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics34
Chapter 9King Carl's Golden Touch: Carl Lewis Wins Four Gold Medals at the 1984 Summer Games38
Chapter 10Skating's Teen Queen: Sarah Hughes Wins an Amazing Come-from-Behind Gold Medal at the 2002 Winter Games42
Olympics Time Line46
To Learn More47

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