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The 1906 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary (Olympic Games: Results of the Early Modern Olympics)

Mallon, Bill

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ISBN 10: 0786405511 / ISBN 13: 9780786405510
Verlag: McFarland & Company, 1999
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One of the early concepts of the Olympic Games was to include "intercalated" Games every four years between the normal cycle, and to hold these Games in Athens, the ancestral home of the Olympics. In 1906 the first, and only one, of these games was held. Occurring only two years after the St. Louis Games of 1904 and two years before the London Games of 1908, the Athens Games were considered by many not to be "official"; social and political forces prevented continuation of the intercalation cycle in 1910 and later. Yet these Games were surprisingly successful and helped guarantee the survival of the modern Olympics.

This book, fourth in the series on the early Olympics, presents all the data on 29 nation and city-state participants in more than a dozen events in the Athens Games. Scores and descriptions are provided, and many historical errors and omissions in other sources are corrected. Appendices include the published program for the Games, the actual schedule followed during the Games, and country-by country listings of all participating athletes.

Über den Autor: Bill Mallon is a co-founder and vice-president of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) and the original editor of the Journal of Olympic History. He is an orthopaedic surgeon in Durham, North Carolina.

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Titel: The 1906 Olympic Games: Results for All ...

Verlag: McFarland & Company

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

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