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GOODBODY, J.: History of the Olympics (A) (Unabridged)

This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prizewinning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating personal documentary featuring one of Britain’s leading Olympians, Sebastian Coe, who is now heading the 2012 Games, this is an ideal opener!



Disc 1

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   1896 Athens 00:08:45
2.   1900 Paris 00:04:46
3.   1904 St. Louis 00:03:47
4.   1908 London 00:07:44
5.   1912 Stockholm 00:07:27
6.   1920 Antwerp 00:07:07
7.   1924 Paris 00:07:03
8.   Apart from Liddel and Abrahams… 00:03:33
9.   1928 Amsterdam 00:06:12
10.   1932 Los Angeles 00:06:19
11.   There was a wonderful all - American duel… 00:06:20
12.   1936 Berlin 00:08:51


Disc 2

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   1936 Berlin (continued) 00:06:41
2.   1948 London 00:07:04
3.   Among the American women… 00:06:28
4.   1952 Helsinki 00:07:32
5.   If Zatopek was the overwhelming presence… 00:06:29
6.   1956 Melbourne 00:06:24
7.   Britain won their first individual track title… 00:04:58
8.   These were the first Olympics when butterfly… 00:04:38
9.   1960 Rome 00:06:16
10.   The Americans also lost the high jump… 00:05:52
11.   In the women's events… 00:06:15
12.   1964 Tokyo 00:04:42
13.   Apart from Judo, the Japanese were dominant. 00:05:28


Disc 3

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   1964 Tokyo (continued) 00:06:39
2.   1968 Mexico City 00:06:59
3.   The men's high jump saw a technical drama… 00:08:37
4.   1972 Munich 00:05:29
5.   The events in Munich made such an impact… 00:05:43
6.   While Mark Spitz was winning his seven gold medals… 00:06:50
7.   1976 Montreal 00:05:35
8.   If the East Germans dominated the women's… 00:07:24
9.   Another Cuban, Alberto Juantorena… 00:04:01
10.   1980 Moscow 00:06:47
11.   The other great duels on the track… 00:06:39
12.   The boycott harmed the men's competition... 00:04:34


Disc 4

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   1984 Los Angeles 00:06:03
2.   For unpredictable drama… 00:05:48
3.   One person who began his Olympic career… 00:06:14
4.   1988 Seoul 00:05:29
5.   The scandal over the men's 100 metres… 00:05:46
6.   The women's swimming was once again… 00:07:18
7.   1992 Barcelona 00:07:27
8.   In the men's 10,000 metres there was uproar. 00:07:23
9.   1996 Atlanta 00:07:22
10.   Mike Powell, who had set the world record… 00:05:46
11.   2000 Sydney 00:05:04
12.   Redgrave's female equivalent… 00:05:29


Disc 5

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   2000 Sydney (continued) 00:07:14
2.   2004 Athens 00:05:54
3.   El Guerrouj demonstrated supreme resolution. 00:06:50
4.   For the hosts, much of the interest was focussed… 00:07:01
5.   2008 Bejing 00:06:56
6.   On the track, Bolt won three sprint gold medals… 00:06:49
7.   Basketball attracts huge interest in China… 00:07:32


Disc 6

  A History of the Olympics (Unabridged)
1.   Sebastian Coe Interview 00:04:21
2.   The tragedy of Munich in 1972… 00:06:56
3.   Although he didn't go, just watching the Montreal Olympics… 00:05:52
4.   Coe can now smile at his Olympic silver… 00:07:34
5.   Four years later in Los Angeles… 00:06:52
6.   Sebastian Coe feels that his rigorous and turbulent athletics… 00:06:26
7.   What brought Sebastian Coe back into the mainstream… 00:07:08

Total Playing Time: 06:40:32






Author(s):
Goodbody, John

Reader(s):
Davies, Barry

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0066

Barcode: 9781843794929

Physical Release: 03/2012

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