Olympics in Athens 1896

Published in the year that The Olympics returned to Athens this is the illuminating story of the making of the modern games, the multinational group of intriguing characters who re-invented them and the first generation of new sporting ...

Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith

Publisher: Profile Business

ISBN: 9781861973429

Category: History, Ancient

Page: 290

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Published in the year that The Olympics returned to Athens this is the illuminating story of the making of the modern games, the multinational group of intriguing characters who re-invented them and the first generation of new sporting heroes. 'On 5 April 1896 James B. Connolly of the Suffolk Athletic Club, Boston, projected himself 13 m and 71 cm through the Attic air in the newly restored Panathenaic Stadium of Athens, in the hop, step and jump, and became the first Olympic victor for more than 1500 years.' That opening sentence gives the flavour of a rich and often entertaining work of history that brings together the following intriguing strands: the rise of amateur athletics in Britain, the US, France, Germany and other western countries, each with its own particular stamp; the enormous interest aroused by the excavation of ancient Olympia, the site of the ancient Games; the determination of the eccentric French aristocrat Baron Pierre de Coubertin to embody the amateur athletic ideal in a revival of the Games; and a perception by politicians and the Greek royal family that hosting Coubertin's Games could help to put the young Greek state on the European map.

The Olympian Games in Athens 1896

Describes the author's travels through Greece and discusses the competitions, athletes, and audiences at the 1896 Olympics

Author: Burton Holmes

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

ISBN:

Category: Greece

Page: 112

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Describes the author's travels through Greece and discusses the competitions, athletes, and audiences at the 1896 Olympics


The Olympics

A history of the modern Olympics features more than six hundred period photographs that follow the international sports spectacular from 1896 Athens to the games' return to Athens in 2004, profiling the great athletes and venues that ...

Author: Matt Rendell

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited

ISBN: 0297843826

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 359

View: 847

A history of the modern Olympics features more than six hundred period photographs that follow the international sports spectacular from 1896 Athens to the games' return to Athens in 2004, profiling the great athletes and venues that transformed sports hi

The 1896 Olympic Games

This work is the first in a series of comprehensive reference works giving the results of the Olympic Games, beginning in 1896.

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786440651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 169

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During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, much of the world watched and celebrated as athletes broke world records and took home medals, fulfilling their Olympic dreams. The athletes' scores were available instantaneously and are now easily accessible, but what about the performance records of the first modern Olympic athletes? The Modern Olympic Games began in 1896 in Athens, Greece, but an official record of these Olympic games does not exist. This work is the first in a series of comprehensive reference works giving the results of the Olympic Games, beginning in 1896. Based primarily on 1896 sources, the sites, dates, events, competitors, and nations as well as the event results are compiled herein for track and field, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis (lawn), weightlifting, wrestling and other sports and events. Although mainly a statistical analysis, this work does include a short synopsis of the Sorbonne Congress and reprints of famous articles about the Olympics.



The Olympics From Athens to Athens

This books recounts the history of the Olympics from ancient Athens to the 2004 Athens games." --Amazon.com.

Author: Life

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781932273625

Category: Olympics

Page: 150

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"Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French pedagogue and historian, could never have envisioned the legacy that would be spawned by his inspiration to resurrect the ancient Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. All that this nobleman did know was some of the myth and history of the Games of ancient Greece, where, during the time set aside for athletic competition, a universal truce was declared, and mankind's penchant for war and hostility subsided for abrief moment. But that's all that de Coubertin needed to know. That was the spirit of the past he was hoping to rekindle: man's inhumanity to man suspended while athletic performance, devoid of politics, could be witnessed, appreciated and rewarded. This books recounts the history of the Olympics from ancient Athens to the 2004 Athens games." --Amazon.com.

The Olympics

THE OLYMPIC GAMES 7 THE NAME THE EARLY GAMES THE MODERN GAMES 15 ATHENS 1896 - ATHENS 2004 BIZARRE OLYMPIC MOMENTS 58 THE WINTER GAMES 65 CHAMONIX 1924 - SALT LAKE CITY 2002 THE PARALYMPIC GAMES 81 ROME 1960 - ATHENS 2004 PARALYMPIC ...

Author: Liam McCann

Publisher: AAPPL

ISBN: 9781904332404

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

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A mix of history and trivia provides coverage of the Olympic games from the early competitions in Greece right up until today, discussing both the winter and summer games of the modern-day Olympics, as well as the Paralympics.

Olympic Games

The first publication ever to focus on the visual identities of every Olympic Game, from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020.

Author: Markus Osterwalder

Publisher: Verlag Niggli AG

ISBN: 9783721210002

Category: Olympics

Page: 1552

View: 374

The first publication ever to focus on the visual identities of every Olympic Game, from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020.