The 1906 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all events, with commentary / by Bill Mallon.

Mallon, Bill [Browse]
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Incorporated, publishers, [2009]
1 online resource (251 p.)


Summary note
One of the early concepts of the Olympic Games was to include ""intercalated"" Games every four years between the normal cycle, and to hold these Games in Athens, the ancestral home of the Olympics. In 1906 the first, and only one, of these games was held. Occurring only two years after the St. Louis Games of 1904 and two years before the London Games of 1908, the Athens Games were considered by many not to be ""official""; social and political forces prevented continuation of the intercalation cycle in 1910 and later. Yet these Games were surprisingly successful and helped guarantee the survi
"The present work is a reprint of the library bound edition of The 1906 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all events, with commentary, first published in 1999 by McFarland."--title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed August 5, 2015).
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  • Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; Abbreviations and Usage Notes; References; 1906 Intercalated Olympic Games-Background; Notes; Summary and Statistics; Notes; Athletics (Track & Field); Notes; Cycling; Notes; Diving; Notes; Fencing; Notes; Football (Association Football [Soccer]); Notes; Gymnastics; Notes; Rowing & Sculling; Notes; Shooting; Notes; Swimming; Notes; Tennis (Lawn); Notes; Tug-of-War; Notes; Weightlifting; Notes; Wrestling; Notes; Other Sports and Events; Notes; Appendix I: Schedule of Events and Festivities; Appendix II: Program of Events and Festivities
  • Appendix III: "The Song of the Branwen"Appendix IV: Competitors (by Country); Notes; Index
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