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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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

Release Date: 06/2008

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