Athens to Athens by David Miller PhD
The Official History of the Olympic Games and the IOC, 1894-2004 (Official History of the Olympic Games & the Ioc)

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Athens to Athens is the definitive history of the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), charting the re-creation of the Games by Pierre de Coubertin, the often tempestuous and controversial fortunes of the governing body, and all the highs and lows of the Games themselves. Here, too, are the stories of the competitors—from Spyridon Louis, Jim Thorpe, and Jessie Owens to Carl Lewis, Steve Redgrave, and Cathy Freeman. The twin evolutions of the IOC and the world’s greatest sports event unfold in alternate chapters, and include personal reminiscences by famous champions and notable IOC figures. The book also details the many crises, including the Nazi Games of 1936, the Israeli slaughter by terrorists in 1972, and the ongoing problems of commercialization and drug abuse. Journalist David Miller, who has covered 16 Olympic Games, is also the biographer of Juan Antonio Samaranch.
 

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David Miller has been a journalist since 1956, covering 16 Summer and Winter Games. He was in the training squad for the British football team for Melbourne '56, failing to make the 'cut' for the fifteen who travelled. He is the author of biographies of Sebastian Coe and Juan Antonio Samaranch, and is joint author of THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATHLETIC FEDERATION.
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Mainstream Publishing. 576 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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