A detailed look at the history of the Olympic Games, from their origins in Ancient Greece, through their rebirth in nineteenth century France, to the present, highlighting the contributions of the individuals to their success and popularity.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
96 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map.
"Updated for the 2008 summer Olympics"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93), Internet addresses and index.
Photo gallery: Competing
The games reborn
Women dig in their heels
Photo gallery: Excelling
Controversies cast a shadow
Photo gallery: Celebrating