How to Watch the Olympics

How to Watch the Olympics

The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport

Book - 2012
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"The world's biggest athletic event is back: 17 days, 12,000 athletes, 29 sports, and 302 gold medals up for grabs. Millions of people eagerly tune in, but many games remain unfamiliar to even the avid fans. Easy as it is to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, deft equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, how many of us know the width of a balance beam, the intricate regulations of dressage, or the point values of those legs-in-the-air formations? Luckily, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have created the definitive companion volume to explain the rules, strategy, and history of every sport..." -- from publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9780143121879
Branch Call Number: 796.48 Gol
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Acton, Johnny
Evans, Belinda


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