Great Moments in Olympic Track & Field, 1st Edition

  • Karen Rosen
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1629686565
  • ISBN-13: 9781629686561
  • DDC: 796.4809
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Olympians compete in the colors of their country. Millions of fans around the world tune in to watch. And when everything goes just right, the performances are unforgettable. Great Moments in Olympic Sports tells the stories that define the Games — those of surprise and dominance, of inspiration and determination, of persistence and overcoming adversity. With colorful descriptions of memorable moments old and new, plus a glossary, additional resources, and more, these books will have readers on the edge of their seats awaiting the next opening ceremony.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Berlin 1936 a Symbol of Strength.
2: Athens 1896 an Olympic First.
3: Stockholm 1912 the Greatest Athlete.
4: London 1948 the Flying Housewife.
5: Rome 1960 an Eternal Performance.
6: Mexico City 1968 Beamonesque.
7: Los Angeles 1984 Breaking Through.
8: Beijing 2008 Lightning Bolt.
Great Olympians.
For More Information.
About the Author.