History

The Modern Olympics

Author: David C. Young

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: History

Page: 252

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Coubertin's main contribution to the founding of the modern Olympics was the zeal he brought to transforming an idea that had evolved over decades into the reality of Olympiad I and all the Olympic Games held thereafter.
Social Science

Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement

Author: John E. Findling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Social Science

Page: 602

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Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.
Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement

Author: John E. Findling

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 460

View: 939

A unique guide to events, controversies, and political and economic issues surrounding the Olympics.
Sports & Recreation

The Olympics, a History of the Modern Games

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 107

Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.
Olympic Games

Olympics in Athens 1896

Author: Michael Llewellyn Smith

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Category: Olympic Games

Page: 256

View: 136

A rich and entertaining work of history, Olympics in Athens 1896 brings together the following intriguing strands: the rise of amateur athletics in competing 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.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Modern Olympics

Author: Haydn Middleton

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 394

Provides an overview of the modern Olympics that began again in 1896, describing some of the competitive events, looking at how host cities are chosen, profiling various modern Olympic champions, and more.
History

An Archaeology of the Modern Olympics

Author: Tim Abrahams

Publisher: Machine Books

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Category: History

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View: 132

This is the first in a series of essays that considers the artefacts produced by the modern Olympic movement as artefacts worthy of analysis on their own terms. It is the first in a series of ten such analyses which consider the material production of all the Olympics going back to the late 19th century. The essays consider different typologies in an attempt chart the progress of the Olympics and vitally to account for its enduring popularity. Vitally it considers material production as a means of understanding how those hosting and participating in the Olympics have understood and interpreted the Games and used them for their own ends.

The First Modern Olympics

Author: Richard Mandell

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Page: 178

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1896. Athens hosts the first of the modern Olympic Games. The world gathered to celebrate sporting achievement. A large cast of athletes came from various countries, including a contingent from Harvard and Princeton who won the hearts of the Athenians as they won most of the first place medals. But the book is much more than a tale of athletes and organizers. Mandell gives us an insight into the birth of the modern Olympic movement, and into the personality of a French aristocrat, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, whose vision determined much of the form of international sport today. The author shows that, although the modern Olympics have a sentimental bond with the ancient festival, the modern Games are a product of nineteenth century ideals, excesses, and ambitions. Richard Mandell has dispelled some myths, rediscovered forgotten sport heroes, and written a highly readable account of a landmark in modern sport history. Richard D. Mandell (1929-2013) was a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. He was also the author of Sport: A Cultural History, The Olympics of 1972: A Munich Diary. and The Nazi Olympics