The Olympics: Athens to Athens 1896-2004

Author(s): M.Jacque Rogge


In 1896 the first Modern Olympic Games were held in Athens and since that time have been on a journey around the world for more than a century. This book chronicles the modern era of the Games, capturing the triumphs and tragedies of the world's greatest sporting event.


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Fully endorsed by the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland, in partnerhip with the IOC. Forewords by Olympic gold medalist, Michael Johnson, and President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge. Draws on the unprecedented wealth of photography and journalism from L'Equipe's archive. The Olympic Games is the world's largest sporting event with record worldwide audience figures. Chronicles the drama behind the stories for each of the 24 Olympic Games.

Winner of British Sports Book Awards: Best Illustrated Title 2005.

L'Equipe is France's premier sports publication. Its archives are regarded as one of the most complete in the world. Michael Johnson is regarded as the greatest track sprinter of our time. A truly inspirational figure, he is the only male sprinter in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 400m and win Olympic gold in both the 200m and 400m events.

Forewords by Michael Johnson and Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee.; Chronicles of all 24 modern Olympic Games.

General Fields

  • : 9780297843825
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : July 2004
  • : 301mm X 260mm X 33mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : M.Jacque Rogge
  • : Hardback
  • : 796.4809
  • : 360
  • : 600 Colour Photo\Illu(s)