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Title:
What are the Summer Olympics?

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Title:
What are the Summer Olympics?
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New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
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108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
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What are the Summer Olympics? -- The ancient Games, 776 BC-AD 393 -- The modern Games begin: late 1800s -- The Olympics grow: the early 1900s -- New Games: news stars, the 1920s -- Politics enter the Games: the 1930s -- After the war: late 1940s and 1950s -- Time for change: the 1960s -- Munich and Montreal: the 1970s -- Dives and drugs: the 1980s -- Dreams lost and found: the 1990s -- A new century: the 2000s -- At the close -- Movies about the Olympics -- Timelines.
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The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, with over two hundred athletes from fourteen countries. Today, nearly three thousand years after the first Games, the Summer Olympics attract one hundred thousand top athletes from over two hundred countries.
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J 796.48 HERM Juvenile Nonfiction Book
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J 796.48 HER New or Popluar Juvenile Nonfiction Book
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