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- DescriptionThe must-have guide to the Summer Olympic GamesThis summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us kw the real width of a balance beam, the intricate regulations of dressage, or the origin of those crowd-pleasing legs-in-the-air swimming formations. Luckily, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton have created this utterly thorough and always fun guide to the rules, strategy, and history of each sport. Originally timed to 2012 London Games, their book is every bit as useful for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. With witty, detailed descriptions and clever illustrations, How to Watch the Olympics will help anyone grasp handball, archery, wrestling, fencing, and every other Olympic event like a true pro.
- Author BiographyDavid Goldblatt is a sports columnist, radio commentator, and the author of The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer.Johnny Acton is a writer specializing in obscure nuggets of information ranging from pickling food (Preserved ) to the history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky).
- Author(s)David Goldblatt,Johnny Acton
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication29/05/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width130 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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