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The Times Olympic Moments

Hardback

Dive into the thrilling world of the Olympics ahead of the Paris 2024 Summer Games

Pairing epic sports photography with articles from The Times and Sunday Times archive, this unofficial volume brings together 100 of the most iconic moments from the history of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With striking, full-colour photography, rarely seen archival images and sensational reporting on the action, The Times Olympic Moments showcases the moments of heroism, triumph and controversy that continue to make the Games the centrepiece of the global sporting calendar. Featuring the most stunning records, fiercest rivalries and most dramatic upsets, these instants have changed the course of sporting history and captivated generations of fans along the way.

The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the 2024 Olympics, some of the most iconic moments from this book include:

  • Jesse Owens defies Nazi racism, Berlin, 1936
  • The ‘blood in the water’ match, Melbourne, 1956
  • Cassius Clay bursts onto the scene, Rome, 1960
  • The ‘Fosbury flop’ revolutionises high jump, Mexico City, 1968
  • Terror and tragedy as hostages killed, Munich, 1972
  • Seb Coe vs Steve Ovett in middle-distance rivalry, Moscow, 1980
  • Five in a row for Redgrave, Sydney, 2000
  • Ennis the star of ‘Super Saturday’, London, 2012
  • Simmonds surges to victory, London, 2012
  • Phelps becomes the greatest Olympian, Rio de Janeiro, 2016

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ISBN

978-0-00-866425-1

Publication Date

23-05-2024

Format

Hardback

Pages

256 pages

Dimensions

219x282mm

Product Description

Dive into the thrilling world of the Olympics ahead of the Paris 2024 Summer Games

Pairing epic sports photography with articles from The Times and Sunday Times archive, this unofficial volume brings together 100 of the most iconic moments from the history of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With striking, full-colour photography, rarely seen archival images and sensational reporting on the action, The Times Olympic Moments showcases the moments of heroism, triumph and controversy that continue to make the Games the centrepiece of the global sporting calendar. Featuring the most stunning records, fiercest rivalries and most dramatic upsets, these instants have changed the course of sporting history and captivated generations of fans along the way.

The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in the 2024 Olympics, some of the most iconic moments from this book include:

  • Jesse Owens defies Nazi racism, Berlin, 1936
  • The ‘blood in the water’ match, Melbourne, 1956
  • Cassius Clay bursts onto the scene, Rome, 1960
  • The ‘Fosbury flop’ revolutionises high jump, Mexico City, 1968
  • Terror and tragedy as hostages killed, Munich, 1972
  • Seb Coe vs Steve Ovett in middle-distance rivalry, Moscow, 1980
  • Five in a row for Redgrave, Sydney, 2000
  • Ennis the star of ‘Super Saturday’, London, 2012
  • Simmonds surges to victory, London, 2012
  • Phelps becomes the greatest Olympian, Rio de Janeiro, 2016

Author

Foreword by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, Written by John Goodbody and Robert Dineen, Edited by Times Books