Olympics in Athens – 1896 – The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games

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Author(s): Michael Llewellyn Smith

SKU: 9781861973429 Barcode: 9781861973429

A fascinating book which tells the history of the first modern Olympic games held in Athens in 1896 and examines the three strands which together led to the revival of the competition after more than 1,500 years: the explosion of sport in 19th Century Europe, the progress of the young Greek state and the genius of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Published in 2004.

Size: 158mm x 241mm – 290 pages.