The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC jellemzők

The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC is the updated and expanded account of the worlds foremost sporting spectacle. This lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of the re-creation of the Olympic Games by Pierre de Coubertin, of the often tempestuous fortunes of the governing body, including the Salt Lake City scandal of 1998 and the recent controversial host city elections of London (2012) and Sochi (2014), together with the drama of the Games themselves. It also tells the story of the historic competitors - from Spyridon Louis (the inaugural marathon winner) and such heroes as Jim Thorpe, Paavo Nurmi, Sonja Henie, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Emil Zatopek, Herb Elliott, Kip Keino, Mark Spitz, Franz Klammer, Sebastian Coe and Carl Lewis through to Hicham El Guerrouj and Michael Phelps.