The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition-the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of cross-referenced entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials-starting with the founder, Pierre de Coubertin. Two chronologies trace the history of the Olympic movement back to the Ancient Olympiad first celebrated in Greece in 776 B.C. as well as all of the modern Games up to Athens in 2004. The appendixes then provide elusive facts on the Games, the officials, the torchbearers, and the top Olympic medal winners.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Chronology of the Olympic Movement Part 5 Chronology of the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 A. Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Chapter 10 B. The Games of the Olympiads: Sites, Dates, Nations, and Athletes Chapter 11 C. The Olympic Winter Games: Sites, Dates, Nations, and Athletes Chapter 12 D. Members of the International Olympic Committee Chapter 13 E. Awards of the International Olympic Committee Chapter 14 F. Final Olympic Torchbearers within the Olympic Stadium Chapter 15 G. Speakers of the Olympic Oath Chapter 16 H. Official Openings of the Olympic Games Chapter 17 I. Most Olympic Medals Won: Summer, Men Chapter 18 J. Most Olympic Medals Won: Summer, Women Chapter 19 K. Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Summer, Men Chapter 20 L. Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Summer, Women Chapter 21 M. Most Olympic Medals Won: Winter, Men Chapter 22 N. Most Olympic Medals Won: Winter, Women Chapter 23 O. Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Winter, Men Chapter 24 P. Most Olympic Gold Medals Won: Winter, Women Chapter 25 Q. Positive Drug Tests at the Olympic Games Chapter 26 R. Attempts at Olympic Revival Prior to 1896 Part 27 Bibliography Part 28 About the Authors
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