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This lavishly illustrated book is a well-researched history of the Olympic flame and torch starting from ancient Greece and tracing its journey to the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch relay.
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Janet Cahill is Australia's foremost authority on the Olympic Torch and Torch Relay. She has spoken on the Torch and Relay around the world, including at the prestigious Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece. Her book has generated huge interest; it has already sold over 21,000 copies, including a limited hardcover edition which has already sold out.From the Author:
I have tried in this book to capture not only the facts about the Olympic flame, torch and relay, but also the personal anecdotes from real people whose lives have been touched in some way by the Olympic flame.
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Book Description Sydney; Walla Walla Press; 1999, 1999. paperback in very good condition; 95pp, colour photos. Seller Inventory # 74996
Book Description Walla Walla Press, Sydney, 1999, 1999. 23.0 x 17.0cms, 96pp, b/w & colour illusts, fine paperback The chapters are: origins of the Olympic flame & torch; the flame & torch of the modern games; the Olympic flame as a revered social symbol; overcoming politics; sponsorship & the torch; logistics & the torch; unning to Melbourne in 1956; running towards Sydney 2000; the power of the Olympic flame & torch. Seller Inventory # 112203
Book Description Walla Walla Press, Petersham, NSW, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. pp95. Cover has minor wear with scuff marks. Pages crisp and clean, binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 000505. Seller Inventory # 000505
Book Description Walla Walla Press, 1999. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97060582