First there were the Ancient Olympic Games - where men were naked, and women were banned. Next came the weird Wenlock Olympics - with eccentric events like the perilous pig chase and the potty pound of tea race. Now you can enjoy the Modern Olympic Games, started by a bright spark in 1896, and still a roaring success in the21st century. This illuminating guide tells you everything you need to know, from the absolute torch-ure of Flaming Olympic training, to some scorching performances dating back as far as 776 BC. PLUS ...

Flaming Olympics 2004 2004, Scholastic Hippo, London

ISBN-13: 9780439977531