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Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY

Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: "The true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 796.48 MAR

Jamieson, Victoria

Summary: Pursued by Mr. Hamstring, a reporter who is sure he will fail, Boomer becomes the first pig ever to compete in the Animal Olympics and demonstrates that attitude can be more important than winning.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2012

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JAM

Barnas, Jo-Ann.

Summary: This title will give you the story behind records held by such Olympic stars as Michael Phelps, Nadia Comaneci, Greg Louganis, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing Company 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796 BAR

Hunter, Nick.

Summary: Describes how the Winter Olympics started, how they are organized, star performers, and what can be expected at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J796.48 HUN

Osborne, Mary Pope

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: No girls allowed at the Olympic Games! That's the rule when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to ancient Greece. But when Annie tells Jack to go to the games without her, he knows she's up to something. Will Annie find a way to see the games? Or will she get herself--and Jack--into Olympic-size trouble?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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McCarthy, Meghan.

Summary: "The exciting and bizarre true story of the 1904 Olympic marathon, which took place at the St. Louis World's Fair."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2016

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Billioud, Jean-Michel

Summary: "Records smashed ... incredible athletic feats ... Medals won ... The top 40 Olympic athletes of all time are here! In this fun, fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how these athletic stars became the best in the world."--Amazon

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.092 BIL

Summary: A look at the creation of the American team for the Olympics in 1896, and of their journey to get to Athens, where the games were being held.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIR

Maraniss, David.

Summary: The author examines how the world's political and social climate affected the 1960 Olympics presenting tales of espionage and propaganda and portraits of its personalities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2008

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 796.48 MAR

Bonneville, Hugh

Summary: Citizens of London prepare for the upcoming 2012 summer Olympics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2013

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TWE

Maraniss, David.

Summary: Maranisss offers an account of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, revealing the competition's unexpected influence on the modern world, in a narrative synopsis that evaluates the roles of Cold War propaganda, civil rights, and politics.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796.48 MAR

Fuchs, Jeremy

Summary: "Faster! Higher! Stronger! Stranger! A glorious tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, and controversial moments, Total Olympics is pure pleasure for anyone who loves the world's greatest sporting event. Discover how the modern Games began, in an out-of-the-way Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Long-discontinued...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing Co. 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.4809 FUC

Maraniss, David.

Summary: Author Maraniss weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Olympics. Along with the unforgettable characters and dramatic contests, there was a deeper meaning to those days at the dawn of the sixties. Change was everywhere. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 796.48 MAR

McDougall, Chros

Summary: This encyclopedia highlights more than 40 Olympic sports. Alongside both historic and recent photographs, readers will learn about the basics of each competition, its origin, how it has changed throughout the years, and the icons in each sport. In addition, this book provides information about the Paralympics. Features include a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Reference, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.3 MCD

Summary: The Pteranodon family is super excited to be traveling to the 'Classic in the Jurassic,' an Olympics type competition in which different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods will compete in various contests.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV DIN

Summary: The film features the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRE

Franke, Greg

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "There have been many thrilling and memorable sports rivalries. But none has ever combined such drama and excitement over such an extended period of time and against such a gripping background as the Cold War hockey rivalry between Canada and Russia"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Page Publishing, Inc. 2018

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Gish, Ashley

Summary: "Celebrate the Winter Games with this high-interest introduction to curling, the team sport known for its rocks and brooms. Also included is a biographical story about curler Anna Hasselborg"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creative Education, Creative Paperbacks 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.964 GIS

Meadows, Daisy.

Summary: While everyone in Fairyland is getting ready for the Fairy Olympics, Jack Frost's goblins steal the Sports Fairies' magic objects, and without Stacey the soccer fairy's magic ball, Rachel's favorite soccer team will never reach their goal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2010

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE MEA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MEA

Osborne, Mary Pope.

Summary: Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lectorum Publications 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 468 Osb

Oxlade, Chris.

Summary: Surveys the history and traditions of the Olympics, highlighting memorable events from ancient Greece to the present day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK 2005

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.48 OXL

Patterson, James

Summary: Two years after averting disaster while overseeing security for the World Cup, Jack Morgan, the head of international investigation firm Private, returns to Rio to secure the Olympics, only to confront a Brazilian saboteur who is hatching a lethal plot.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Patterson 2016

Patterson, James

Summary: Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown, and Company 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PAT

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