Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quick Bib: The Olympic Games

With the 2010 Olympic Games in full swing, we present a short list of books about this ancient athletic tradition. All of these items can be found in the library's Circulating Collection (Second Floor) unless otherwise noted.

Krzyzewski, Mike, and Jamie K. Spatola. The Gold Standard: Building a World-class Team. New York: Business Plus, 2009. Browsing GV885.7 .K79 2009

Payne, Michael. Olympic Turnaround: How the Olympic Games Stepped Back from the Brink of Extinction to Become the World's Best Known Brand. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2006. GV721.5 .P34 2006

Perrottet, Tony. The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games. New York: Random House, 2004. GV23 .P47 2004

Schaap, Jeremy. Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. GV697.O9 S33 2007

Spivey, Nigel Jonathan. The Ancient Olympics. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. GV23 .S69 2004

On the Web:

The Ancient Olympics - Compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, and read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times. From Tufts University.

CTV Olympics - Complete coverage of the games from Canada's CTV.

The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936 - From the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum an online exhibit of materials related to the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Rings - 2010 Vancouver Olympics - Olympics and Paralympics blog from the New York Times.

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