From Athens with Pride: The Official History of the Australian Olympic Movement 1894 to 2014

by Gordon Harry
$60.00

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

Publication Date: April 23, 2014

ISBN: 9780702253348

Binding: Hardback

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From Athens with Pride chronicles Australia's Olympic involvement from the 1894 congress in Paris which led to the creation of the modern Olympic Games. Harry Gordon's superbly written story covers 120 years of Australia's Olympic achievements from the first Summer Games in Athens in 1896 to the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014. All Australian medal winners at every Games All the Australian teams by Games and Olympic facts Breathtaking, action-filled photographs document athletic feats Author Harry Gordon, official historian for the Australian Olympic Committee, writes with wit and wisdom of the wins and losses, the triumphs and the commitment of our athletes to be the best in their chosen sport. Gordon tells of the background to the friendships and the rivalries, the sacrifices, the administration machinations, and the sometimes controversial events in this stirring tribute to all Australian Olympic athletes.