Let the Games begin: Olympics books

Let the Games begin: Olympics books

As the 2012 Games have their opening ceremony, I thought I’d list some of the books about the Olympics in the USA Kindle store…

2012 Games

Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games (Inside the Olympic Games)
Eligible to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library…and ninety-nine cents to buy

London Olympics Visitors Survival Guide (Magic Carpet Travel Guides)

Olympics History

Striking Back: The 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and Israel’s Deadly Response

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final (Wisden Sports Writing)

Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze


Breaking the Surface
by Greg Louganis with Eric Marcus

Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games
Well reviewed on Amazon…

Shawn Johnson: Gymnastics Golden Girl (GymnStars)


How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport

The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics
From Scientific American…yes, this is really about the science. Sounds interesting!

The Olympics’ 50 Craziest Stories


The Games

Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (Final Four Mystery)
John Feinstein is an Edgar-winning mystery writer

Children’s Books (some of the above books may also be for children)

Olympics For Kids: Olympics History and Fun Facts About the Olympic Games (Books For Boys 8-10)

Olympics Picture Book: Learn About the Olympic Games With Exciting Pictures of the Summer Olympics Sports (Picture Books for Children Ages 4 6)


Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals and the Glory of the Games
by Dick Pound

The Secret Olympian: The inside story of the Olympic experience
This one sounds interesting…it’s written anonymously, supposedly by a former Olympian, with the inside scoop. Ever wonder what happens in the Olympic Village?

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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