With the beginning of the Olympic Games just around the corner, many of our minds have turned to those sporting events that we observe only once every 4 years. Miami University Libraries has a large number of items related to the Olympic Games. You will find books related to the Olympic Games throughout our collections, but a large concentration of them are located in the GV721 call number range on the second floor of King Library. Below are some interesting items from our collections related to the Olympic Games.
O'Mahony, Mike (2012). Olympic Visions: Images of the Games Through History.
ArtArch | N8250 .O43 2012
This new collection of images contains photographs from each of the modern Olympic games, from the first in Athens in 1896 to the most recent in Beijing in 2008. This book can be found in the Art and Architecture Library in Alumni Hall.
Polley, Martin (2011). The British Olympics: Britain's Olympic Heritage 1612-2012.
King Library (Second Floor) | GV721.4.G7 P65 2011
Mallon, Bill & Heijmans, Jeroen (2011). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement.
King Reference | GV721.5 .B83 2011
Davis, David (2012). Showdown and Shepherd's Bush: The 1908 Olympic Marathon and the Three Runners Who Launched a Sporting Craze
King Library (Second Floor) | GV1065 .D38 2012
Tragedy and Controversy:
Smith, Tommie (2007). Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith
King Library (Second Floor) | GV697 .S65 A3 2007
Pound, Richard W. (2004). Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandle and the Glory of the Games.
King Library (Second Floor) | GV721.5 .P69 2004
ABC News (2005). The Tragedy of the Munich Games
King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, DVD | GV722 1972 .T73 2005
This DVD is an ABC News special report of the kidnapping of members of the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. It includes archival footage from ABC's coverage of the event as well as contemporary interviews with eyewitnesses and others affected by this tragedy.