Monday, August 8, 2016

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The 1980 U.S. Olympic Boycott
By Marty Gitlin
This book relays the factual details of the 1980 U.S. Olympic boycott. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Soviet athlete, a U.S. athlete, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

Olympic Trivia
By Marty Gitlin
Test your knowledge about the history of the Summer and Winter Games and the amazing athletes who have participated in them. The title features informative sidebars, a trivia quiz, a glossary, and further resources.

Nadi: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still
By Karlin Gray
A biography of the young Romanian gymnast describes some of the ways her energy got her into trouble as a child, how she became involved in gymnastics, and how practice and determination led her to become an Olympic champion.

Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Olympic Gold
By Deloris Jordan
From the age of nine years Michael dreams of playing basketball for the United States in the Olympics, and with hard work and his mother's encouragement, he realizes his dream.

Great Moments in Olympic Gymnastics
By Blythe Lawrence
Explores Olympic gymnastic history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including Bart Conner, "The Magnificent Seven," and Gabby Douglas.

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics
By Sue Macy
A comprehensive portrait of the Summer Olympics fully updated for the 2008 games in Beijing, China. This new edition includes a complete retrospective of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and incorporates updates to all charts and records, as well as fun facts and anecdotes from the most recent Olympics and training.

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
By Ann Malaspina
A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930s, through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.

The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
By Meghan McCarthy
The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair.

Great Moments in Olympic Track & Field
By Karen Rosen
Explores Olympic track and field history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Usain Bolt.

Great Moments in Olympic Basketball
By Doug Williams
Explores Olympic basketball history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Cheryl Miller.

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