The Summer Olympics are upon us so how do you prepare for the big games. You can familiarize yourself with the various official websites. Two of the most “official” are Olympic.org and London Olympics. And you can check out those sites that let you watch live like Youtube and NBC among many others. These sites will be running full tilt during the games, but what will you do until they begin?
There are a variety of resources at JMRL that can fuel your excitement or increase your Olympics knowledge. Some suggested reading would be:
For the history of the Olympics:
Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement by John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle
Olympics, a History of the Modern Games by Allen Guttmann
For the human interest stories that are so important to our fascination with the games:
Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Triumph: the Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympic by Jeremy Schaap
To find more at JMRL on the games search using “Olympics” as your keyword in the online catalog.
Some cool random websites on the Olympic Games:
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