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Medallion from the 1908 Olympic Games. From The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report of the Olympic Games of 1908. London: British Olympic Association, n.d.

The Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources

There has long been a high level of interest in the Olympic Games, Olympic athletes past and present, and the history of the Olympic movement. Although this guide seeks primarily to assist researchers in locating materials in the Library's collections, it also includes references to information located elsewhere and referrals to alternate sources where information may be obtained.

Anyone contemplating serious study of the Olympics would do well to read Wayne Wilson and Gretchen Ghent's insightful and lucid essay on the subject, "The Olympics," in Information Sources in Sport and Leisure (Michele Shoebridge, ed., New York and London, 1991. Bowker/Saur Guides to Information Sources.), Chapter 9, pp. 183-96 (LC call number Z7511.S48 1992).

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Dates and Locations of the Modern Olympics

Print guide compiled by David Kelly, Reference Specialist, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, June 1996; World Wide Web version created July 1996 by Art Emerson and Nell Stewart, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress; revised February 2006.

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