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Providing a unique look at Olympic Games from past to present day, this ebook features the best bits of every Summer and Winter Olympics since 1896, alongside a fascinating history of athletics from ancient to modern times. It includes the almost forgotten story of the first three British Olympic champions and a carefully researched list of their most important races, as well as an explanation of the exciting events of the titanic battle to run the first sub four-minute mile. Reference is made to the latest progressions in athletics in terms of nutrition, fitness, drugs and doping, as well as developments in sports psychology. There is also an appendix of, arguably, the greatest champions across all sports and a list of the current outdoor World Athletic records for men and women. There are highlights of the 2015 World Athletic Championships and finally, a calendar of upcoming events. This book is a must for sports fans and quiz enthusiasts of all ages. It is specifically designed in five parts to ensure easy reading and facilitate speedy fact accessibility. It will serve as a useful companion when attending any major athletic event.

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