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07/09/2012

This really is a children's book

IMG_0978The 2012 Summer Olympics begin on July 27 in London, and there may not be a better way to prepare your children for the games than this book: "The Olympics: Scandals".

Other titles in this children's book series include, "The Olympics: Events", "The Olympics: History", "The Olympics: Records" but the "scandals" is the best.

The book states: "The Olympics have produced some of the most amazing achievements in sports ever but they have also been connected with cheating scandals, politcal protests, and violence. This book is a record of the scandals and the cheating that has come to light in different Olympic Games alongside the many sports triumphs."

This 32-page book was published in 2012, so it includes all of the great scandals of the Games including bribery, the gray around "amateurism", the Nazis in 1936, the Cold War, Apartheid, the terror in Munich in 1972, poltical protests, match fixing, and our favorite - drug doping.

 

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