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Medallion from the 1908 Olympic GamesThe Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources

Library of Congress Resources: History and Politics

  • And They Call Them Games: an Inside View of the 1996 Olympics, by C. Richard Yarborough. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2000.

    LC call number: GV722. 1996 .Y37 2000
    LC card number: 0056878

  • Behind the Olympic Rings, by Geoffrey Miller. 1st ed. Lynn, Mass.: H. O. Zimman, 1979. 238 p., [8] leaves of plates: ill. Includes index.

    History of the International Olympic Committee and the issues it has had to confront.

    LC call number: GV721.3.M54
    LC card number: 7966405

  • The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Athens 2004 Edition, by David Wallechinsky. SPORTClassic Books, 2004.

    LC call number: GV721.5 .W25 2004
    LC card number: 2004101776

  • The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: Turin 2006 Edition, by David Wallechinsky. SPORTClassic Books, 2006.

    LC call number: Not available (in process)
    LC card number: Not available (in process)

  • The Olympics, a History of the Modern Games, by Allen Guttmann. Urbana [Ill.]: University of Illinois Press, 1992. xii, 191 p.:ill. (Illinois history of sport). Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-179) and index.

    A general history of the Olympic movement, politics, etc. Tables include Olympic sites, number of participants by gender at summer Olympics, and a very useful bibliographic essay.

    LC call number: GV721.5.G85 1992
    LC card number: 9132631

  • Doping in Sport: the Politics of Drugs in the Olympic Movement, by Wayne Wilson and Ed Derse, editors. Champaign, Il.: Human Kinetics, c2001.

    LC call number: RC1230.D76 2001
    LC card number: 0033599

  • Future of the Olympic Games, by John A. Lucas. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics Books, 1992. xv, 231 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.

    LC call number: GV721.6.L83 1992
    LC card number: 9146818

  • The Games Must Go On: Avery Brundage and the Olympic Movement, by Allen Guttmann. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984. xiv, 317 p., [24] p. of plates: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Avery Brundage was an Olympic athlete and for thirty-five years a member of the International Olympic Committee, as well as its president for twenty. His influence on the Olympic movement cannot be overstated. His tenure on the IOC spanned World War II, the Cold War, the controversies surrounding both the two-Chinas policy and the exclusion of South Africa from the games, and the tragedy at the Munich games in 1972. Tables include names and dates of every member of the IOC (executive board membership and presidency included, if applicable), and dates and places of IOC sessions.

    LC call number: GV721.2.B78G87 1984
    LC card number: 835360

  • Global Television and the Politics of the Seoul Olympics, by James F. Larson, Heung-Soo Park. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1993. xxi, 281 p.: ill. (Politics in Asia and the Pacific). Includes bibliographical references and index.

    LC call number: GV742.3.L37 1993
    LC card number: 9324871

  • Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj; forward by Varda Burstyn. Albany, NY.: State University of New York Press, 2000.

    LC call number: GV721.5.L42 2000
    LC card number: 0020164

  • The Lords of the Rings: Power, Money, and Drugs in the Modern Olympics, by Vyv Simson & Andrew Jennings. Toronto, Canada: Stoddart, 1992. xi, 291 p., {8}p. of plates: ports.; 25 cm.

    LC call number: GV721.6.S57 1992
    LC card number: 93134306

  • The Modern Olympic Games, by John Lucas. South Brunswick, N.J.: A. S. Barnes, 1980. 242 p.: ill. Includes index.

    LC call number: GV721.5.L8
    LC card number: 7952025

  • The Nazi Olympics, by Richard D. Mandell. Illini Books ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. xxviii, 316 p., [16] p. of plates: ill. (Sports and society). Reprint. Originally published: 1st ed. New York: Macmillan, 1971. With new pref. Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Definitive account of the 1936 games, one of the most controversial, in Hitler's Germany on the eve of World War II.

    LC call number: GV722 1936.M3 1987
    LC card number: 8619347

  • Olympic Architecture: Building Sydney 2000, by Patrick Bingham-Hall. Balmain, N.S.W.: Watermark Press, 1999.

    LC call number: Not available
    LC card number: 00361568

  • The Olympic Century: The Official 1st Century History of the Modern Olympic Movement. Los Angeles : World Sport Research & Publications, 1996- .

    A series of 25 volumes, many devoted entirely to one summer and one winter Olympics. Included will be a volume on the ancient Olympics and another devoted to statistics and a series index volume. Also given full treatment are the 1st Nordic Games (Stockholm, 1901), the Interim Games (Athens, 1906), 1st Far Eastern Games (Manila, 1913), and the Inter-Allied Games (Paris, 1919) and the relationship of these contests to the Olympic Movement. Volumes are listed in the Library of Congress online catalog by series name and title of individual volume.

    LC call number: varies; search by individual volume or series title
    LC card number: varies; search by individual volume or series title.

  • The Olympic Games: a Social Science Approach, by K. Toohey and A.J. Veal. New York: CABI Pub., 1999

    LC call number: GV721.5.T64 1999
    LC card number: 9937882

  • An Olympic Life: Melbourne 1956 to Sydney 2000, by Kevin Gospar with Glenda Korporaal. St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2000.

    LC call number: not yet available
    LC card number: 00303457

  • Olympic Politics, by Christopher R. Hill. 2nd ed. Manchester, UK; New York : Manchester University Press; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1996.

    LC call number: GV721.5.H54 1996
    LC card number: 95036982

  • The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games, by Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith, editors. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Presss, c2000.

    LC call number: GV721.O425 2000
    LC card number: 9956801

  • Power, Politics, and the Olympic Games, by Alfred Erich Senn. Champaign, Il..: Human Kinetics, c1999.

    LC call number: GV721.5.S443 1999
    LC card number: 9848879

  • Results of the Early Modern Olympics, by Bill Mallon et al.. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1998- .

    Series is in progress and is projected to cover the Games from 1896 to 1920. Volumes in the series are listed in the Library of Congress online catalog by series name and title of individual volume.

    LC call number: varies; search by individual volume or series title
    LC card number: 97165850 (series)

  • Tales of Gold, edited by Lewis H. Carlson and John J. Fogarty. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1987. xiii, 514 p.: ill.

    LC call number: GV721.5.T35 1987
    LC card number: 8724583

  • Reconciliation in Olympism: Indigenous Culture in the Sydney Olympiad, by Michelle Hanna; forward by Rhoda Roberts. Petersham, N.S.W.: Walla Walla Press in conjunction with the Aboriginal Research and Resource Centre and the centre for Olympic Studies, the University of New South Wales, 1999.

    LC call number: GV722 2000 .H25 1999
    LC card number: 00302106

  • This Great Symbol: Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games, by John J. MacAloon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. xiv, 359 p., [4] leaves of plates: ill. Bibliography: p. 339-348. Includes index.

    The author's 1980 doctoral dissertation discusses the rebirth of the Olympics and the Olympic Ideal as the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

    LC call number: GV721.2.C68M32
    LC card number: 8021898

  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The Olympics Site Selection Process: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Sixth Congress, First Session, October 14, 1999—the Need for Reform; December 15, 1999—Review of the reform Effort. Washington: U.S.G.P.O., Supt. Of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 2000.

    LC call number: Not available
    LC card number: 00326982
    SuDoc number: Y 4.C 73/8:106-88

  • United States. General Accounting Office. Olympic Games: Preliminary Information on Federal Funding and Support: Report to Congressional Requesters. Washington D.C. (P.O. Box 37050, Washington 20013) : The Office, [1999].

    LC call number: GV721.5.U58 1999
    LC card number: 00325051
    Sudoc number: GA 1.13:GGD-00-44


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