Concise Encyclopedia of Olympics
In today’s world, Olympics are perhaps the greatest spectacle. Full of grandeur, enthusiasm and warmth, the modern Olympic Games are a major international event, featuring Summer and Winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. A major event promoting global harmony, and being instrumental in bringing various nations and races of the world, further, closer, the Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sport competition, with more than 200 nations participating. The Games are currently organised biennially, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games, being held, alternately. So they each occur every four years. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third place finishers in each event receive Olympic Medals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, respectively. The Games have grown in scale to the point that nearly every nation is represented now.This book, as a manual on Olympics, is an asset for all sportpersons, researchers and scholars.
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