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

    

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

An unusual release on audiobook format! The 2008 Beijing Olympics took place in August. John Goodbody, for many years chief sports news writer for the Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he tells the main stories of each of the modern Olympics. Here are some of the heroes and heroines who have made sporting history, as well as the main disasters and scandals that attend the world’s greatest sporting event.


Disc 1

  A History of the Olympics
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 Liddell 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
1.   1936 Berlin (cont.) 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
1.   1964 Tokyo (cont.) 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… 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
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
1.   2000 Sydney (cont.) 00:07:13
2.   2004 Athens 00:05:54
3.   El Guerrouj demonstrated supreme resolution. 00:06:50
4.   For the hosts, much of the interest was… 00:07:05
5.   Interview with Sebastian Coe 00:04:20
6.   The tragedy of Munich in 1972… 00:06:56
7.   Although he didn't go, just watching the… 00:05:52
8.   Coe can now smile at his Olympic silver… 00:07:34
9.   Four years later in Los Angeles… 00:06:52
10.   Sebastian Coe feels that his rigorous and… 00:06:26
11.   What brought Sebastian Coe back into the… 00:07:26

Total Playing Time: 06:19:35






Author(s):
Goodbody, John

Reader(s):
Davies, Barry

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA487012

Barcode: 730099087025

Physical Release: 06/2008

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