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Records is full of interesting information about Olympic records and how they are measured in the many different sporting disciplines. Part of ‘The Olympics’ series, this title focuses on Olympic breaking records and what ways officials measure them. A selection of summer, winter and Paralympic sports are covered alongside a mixture of historical in-action black and white and colour photos. Different measurement categories are discussed such as fastest, highest, strongest and closest. Each section offers an ‘Olympic Facts and Stats’ box relevant to the sport grouping. Recommended.
Sports Heroes of Ancient Greece by Paul Mason
As well as discussing the origins of the Olympic Games and the life and times of early Olympic sporting heroes, this title introduces readers to historical Greek gods, language, culture, art and way of life. A mixture of images are used including photos, diagrams, maps and sketches alongside Greek ‘stylised’ boxed facts and information.
Review by Natasha
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