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Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

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The Olympic Games have had two lives--the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games' history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the ...

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Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games
2009, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON

ISBN-13: 9781554580422

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Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games
2007, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON

ISBN-13: 9780889205055

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