A celebration of 100 years of the modern Olympic Games, which were revived in Athens in 1896. Includes 120 colour photographs, the greatest athletic performances, memorable opening and closing ceremonies, and collectables from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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The Olympic Spirit celebrates the centennial of the modern Olympic movement beginning with the first Olympiad in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
Through stunning archival images from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, The Olympic Spirit features more than 350 color photographs and illustrations. It showcases the greatest athletic performances, the nationalistic pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies, the evolution of Olympic equipment, a record of past Olympic champions and their achievements and displays of Olympic torches, commemorative medals, rare Greek artifacts, official Olympic posters, stamps, pins and many other elegant collectibles.
Just as the Olympic Games themselves represent the pinnacle in athletic achievement, The Olympic Spirit represents the finest, most comprehensive publication ever assembled on the history of the Olympic Games
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Book Description Collins Pub San Francisco, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0848715047
Book Description Collins Pub San Francisco, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0848715047