Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are upon us!  The Olympics run from July 27th - August 12th. Will you be following the action? What's your favorite event? We've collected some helpful links below for learning about the Olympic Games & keeping score, but perhaps you'd like to check out some Olympic-related items in addition to those?  Here are some of the most recent items in the library catalog!

For Kids

Discover the Summer Olympics with Cecile & Pepo (dvd)

A Passion for Victory: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times by Benson Bobrick

The Olympics: Scandals by Moira Butterfield

For Adults

How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport by David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton

Showdown at Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners who Launched a Sporting Craze by David Davis

How to be Like Women Athletes of Influence: Thirty-One Women at the Top of Their Game and How You Can Get There Too by Dana Pennett O'Neil and Pat Williams

The Olympics: Unforgettable Moments of the Games by Stephanie Peters [eBook only in our catalog]

Gold by Chris Cleave

Biographies of Athletes

Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu with Paul and Teri Williams

In the Water They Can't See You Cry: A Memoir by Amanda Beard ; with Rebecca Paley

Zero Regrets: Be Greater than Yesterday by Apolo Ohno with Alan Abrahamson

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap

Just for Fun

Olympknits by Laura Long

For more items in the catalog, try a subject search of "Olympics".

Useful links:

London 2012 Olympics: Official Website & Mobile Apps for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Live results, competition schedule, news, photos, videos, medal count, athlete bios. Official website of the Olympic movement

NBC Olympics: Coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games from includes live video, highlights, results, schedules, TV Listings, medals, news, photos, & more.

The 10 Oddest Former Olympic Events

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