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Olympic Games, modern: history of the Summer Games (1896–2008)

Alan Tomlinson

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199213818
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191726859
Olympic Games, modern: history of the Summer Games (1896–2008)

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The simple facts of the growth of the Olympic Games are widely established, in an expanding line-up of events, participants, media personnel, media coverage, and worldwide spectators and television viewers. But the story of the survival and eventual expansion into everyday global consciousness of the Games was not an even one. Early Games after the inaugural success in Athens in ...

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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