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The glorious history of the summer Olympic Games comes to life in this official, updated edition of a classic book.
The Summer Olympic Games, held every four years, is the biggest festival of sport on the planet, creating instant heroes and gallant losers, and memorable moments of triumph and despair. Published in association with the official Olympic Museum in Lausanne, this exceptional volume--revised, updated, and in an exciting new format with more than 225 photographs --explores the history of these games. Beginning with Ancient Greece, it moves forward to the modern era, games in the television age, and the most recent competitions--including a look back at Rio 2016 and a preview of Tokyo 2020. The Olympic Museum has graciously allowed items of memorabilia from its exclusive archive to be photographed, giving fans a closer look at the world's greatest sporting spectacle than ever before.