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Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Olympics -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Olympics -- History

Book details:

About the Edition

Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginning in 776 B.C. to the present and relates stories of particular events such as track and field, gymnastics, and speed skating.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementDave Anderson ; foreword by Carl Lewis.
GenreJuvenile literature.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV721.53 .A626 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL42235M
ISBN 100688167349, 0688176402
LC Control Number99034926

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