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Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing

Author: Jeremy Fuchs.

Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing

Author: Jeremy Fuchs.

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Item #: D32062
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 322
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Workman
ISBN: 9781523508389
We can never resist watching the Olympics, basically because it is a glorious tapestry of legendary characters, unbelievable feats, and controversial moments. In this illustrated guide, discover how the modern Games began, in a Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Here are over-the-top, heroic exploits: gymnast Shun Fujimoto leading his team to victory... More
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We can never resist watching the Olympics, basically because it is a glorious tapestry of legendary characters, unbelievable feats, and controversial moments. In this illustrated guide, discover how the modern Games began, in a Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Here are over-the-top, heroic exploits: gymnast Shun Fujimoto leading his team to victory despite a broken knee, plus the 1956 "Blood in the Water" polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union. Also featured are discontinued events like tug of war, firefighting, live pigeon shooting, and painting.


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