The ideal pocket companion to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. From athletics to archery, from badminton to baseball, and from sailing to synchronised swimming, this book is full of facts and figures, with detailed records and listings of past medal winners going back to 1896.
The 25th Olympic Games promises to be the best yet, featuring 198 countries and over 10,000 competitors striving for that pinnacle of world sporting achievement – Olympic gold.
Now you can have all the facts at your fingertips with this indispensable guide to Sydney 2000.
Preview of top performers for Sydney 2000
• Comprehensive profiles of British medal hopes
• A full timetable of all 28 Olympic events, including details of venues
• Past medal winners and Olympic and World record holders
• Olympics Form Guide
Comprehensive, up-to-date and written in an easy-to-follow style, you cannot afford to be without this book as the biggest sporting event of the new millennium is just round the corner.
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This handy pocket-sized guide to the Olympics is the ideal point of reference for information on the Sydney Games and beyond. It includes a brief history of the modern games and a day-by-day schedule of events at the first Olympics of the new Millennium, plus a list of all-time medal winners and results from the previous Olympiad in Atlanta, US, in 1996.
The format is an easy-to-use sport-by-sport A to Z guide--and some of the fascinating facts crammed into this unbelievably convenient little book will impress even those unfamiliar with the sports and events surrounding "the Greatest Show on Earth". There is a guide to each and every Olympic sport, with medal tables as well as rules, and a useful jargon buster that will help viewers to enjoy the spectacle before them.
With a venue guide as well as a quirky "did you know" section, this directory will be invaluable to every kind of fan. --Andrea ThursdayAbout the Author:
Bruce Smith is an award winning journalist and author of over 150 books on a variety of subjects. He is editor of Football Decision, the professional football clubs’ own magazine, and also Stadium & Arena Management magazine. His most popular annual publications include the FA Carling Premiership Pocket Annual and the Grand Prix Formula 1 Pocket Annual.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002189216