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History & Biography

The Olympic Games: From Ancient Times to Vancouver

If you missed the ancient games, you can experience them by exploring the The Ancient Olympics in the Perseus Digital Library Project from Tufts University.  The Web site has stories and biographies about ancient athletes, descriptions of the sports events, a tour of ancient Olympia, and illustations and movies.

For information about the Vancouver games, go to these Web sites to find results and schedules, news, tweets and blogs, slideshows and videos, TV listings and information about the athletes:

To find books and audiovisual materials about the Olympics for all ages in the Library's catalog, search under the subjects Olympic Games and Olympics.  You will find books, music, movies, history, pictorial works, biographies, journals and much more.  Here are a few examples:

Biography Resource Center*, one of the Library's many databases, is highlighting individual Olympians on its homepage.  You can search for other Olympians under Category Browse where you will find news, articles, pictures and biographies.





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