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:
- Official Web site of the Olympics Movement
- The Web site of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
- The Web site of NBC Vancouver 2010
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:
- The story of the Olympics, an illustrated children's book which traces the history of the Olympics.
- You wouldn't want to be a Greek athlete! : races you'd rather not run tells the story of a young boy who trains for the Olympic games in the mid-5th century B.C.
- Olympika (electronic format), the official journal of the Centre for Olympic Studies covers the historial, philosophical and sociological dimensions of the games.
- The first Olympics: blood, honor, and glory, an A&E video about the first Olympics in ancient Greece.
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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