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LIFE COMMENORATIVE EDITION: THE OLYMPICS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SUMMER GAMES: Published by LIFE in 2004 & introduction by FRANK SHORTER.

IT’S A CELEBRATION OF THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT. A SPIRIT MADE UP OF DEDICATION, SUPPORT AND A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.

INSIDE COVER PAGE: (pic of of USA OLYMPIC TEAM 1896)
TITLE PAGE (16x10)

THE RESILIENT OLYMPIC SPIRIT (pix of FRANK SHORTER, SPIRIDON LOUIS & PRINCE GEORGE & PRINCE NICHOLAS plus pix)

1896 ATHENS (pix of BARON PIERRE DE COUBERTIN, THOMAS BURKE, SPIRIDON LOUIS, PAUL MASSON & LEON FLAMENG, ROBER GARRETT, JAMES CONNOLLY plus pix)

1890 PARIS (pix of CHARLOTTE COOPER, JOHN FLANAGAN, MARGARET ABBOTT, CHARLES SANDS, ROELOF KLEIN & FRANCOIS BRANDT, ALVIN KRAENZLEIN plus pic)

1904 ST LOUIS (pix of MEYER PRINSTEIN, MARCUS HURLEY, FRED WINTERS, RAY EWRY, GEORGE POAGE & HARRY HILLMAN plus pix),
1908 LONDON (pix of DORANDO PIETRI, JOHNNY HAYES, MARTIN SHERIDAN, HAROLD WILSON& MEL SHEPPARD, FORREST SMITHSON plus pix)

1912 STOCKHOLM (pix of JIM THORPE, , DUKE PAOA KAHINU MAKOE HULIKOHOA KAHANAMOKU, FANNY DURACK, MARTIN KLEIN & ALFRED ASIKAINEN plus pix)

1920 ANTWERP (pix of AILEEN RIGGIN, PPAVO NURMI, CHARLEY PADDOCK)

1924 PARIS (pix of HAROLD ABRAHAMS, ERIC LIDDELL, WILLIAM DeHART HUBBARD, PAAVO NURMI plus pix)

1928 AMSTERDAM (pix of BETTY ROBINSON, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, LINA RADKE & KINUE HITOMI, VILLE RITOLA & PAAVO NURMI, plus pix)

1932 LOS ANGELES (pix of BABE DIDRIKSON, ELEANOR HOLM, BUSTER CRABBE, FAY WRAY & AMELIA EARHART & DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, RALPH METCALFE & EDDIE TOLAN plus pix)

1936 BERLIN (pix of JESSE OWENS, LUZ LONG, HELEN STEPHENS, MARJORIE GESTRING, KARL HEIN)

1948 LONDON (pix of BOB MATHIAS, FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN, AHMET KIRECCI, JOSEPH DePIETRO, BOB MATHIAS, BRUCE HARLAN & CHARLES JOHNSON & SAMMY LEE & VICKI DRAVES & JUNO STOVVER & PETER HEATLY, HARRISON DILLARD, BARNEY EWELL)

1952 HELSINKI (pix of PAAVO NURMI, DANA ZATOPEK, EMIL ZATOPEK, BUDDY DAVIS, JEAN BOITEUX, PAT McCORMICK)

1956 MELBOURNE (pix of DAWN FRASER, MURRAY ROSE, BETTY CUTHBERT, ERVIN ZADOR, AL OERTER, LARYSA LAYNINA, ALAIN MIMOUN, CALDWELL ESSELSTYN, LOU JONES & CHARLEY JENKINS)

1960 ROME (pix of ABEBE BIKILA, CASSIUS CLAY aka MUHAMMAD ALI, WILMA RUDOLPH, DOROTHY HYMAN & GIUSEPPINA LEONE, ARMIN HARY, VIRA KREPKINA, YANG CHUAN-KWANG & RAFER JOHNSON, DUCKY DRAKE)

1964 TOKYO (pix of ROSWITHA ESSER & ANNEMARIE ZIMMERMANN & FRANCIE FOX & GLORIANE PERRIER & HILDE LAUER & CORNELIA SIDERI, DAWN FRASER & SHARON STOUDER & KATHLEEN ELLIS DON SCHOLLANDER, WYOMIA TYUS, EDITH McGUIRE, BOB HAYES)

1968 MEXICO CITY (pix of JOHN CARLOS & TOMMIE SMITH & PETER NORMAN, BOB BEAMONDEBBIE MEYER, BILL TOOMEY, VERA CASLAVSKA)
1972 MUNICH (pix of MARK SPITZ, SHANE GOULD, OLGA KORBUT, KIP KEINO, VASSILY ALEXEYEV, FRANK SHORTER, SASHA BELOV plus pix)

1976 MONTREAL (pix of NADIA COMANECI, BRUCE JENNER, ALBERTO JUANTORENA, LASSE VIREN, KORNELIA ENDER, JOHN NABER, KLAUS DIBIASI)

1980 MOSCOW (pix of SEBASTIAN COE, STEVE OVETT, ALEXANDER DITYATIN, NIKOLAI ANDRIANOV, TEOFILO STEVENSON, NADIA CCOMANECI, BELA KAROLYI, VLADIMIR SALNIKOV, WLADYSLAW KOZAKIEWICZ)

1984 LOS ANGELES (pix of CARL LEWIS, GREG LOUGANIS, MARY LOU RETTON, EDWIN MOSES, JOAN BENOIT, GABRIELE ANDERSEN-SCHEISS, EVELYN ASHFORD, MARY DECKER, DALEY THOMPSON)

1988 SEOUL (pix of KRISTIN OTTO, BEN JOHNSON & CARL LEWIS, FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, JANET EVANS, GREG LOUGANIS, SERGEI BUBKA)

1992 BARCELONA (pix of JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, LINFORD CHRISTIE, DEREK REDMON, JIM REDMOND, MIKE POWELL, GAIL DEVERS, MAGIC JOHNSON, VITALY SCHERBO, FU MINGXIA)

1996 ATLANTA (pix of MUAHMMAD ALI, CARL LEWIS, MICHAEL JOHNSON, MARIE-JOSE PEREC, GRO ESPEETH & MIA HAMM, KERRIS STRUG & BELA KAROLYI plus pic)

2000 SYDNEY (pix of CATHY FREEMAN, MARION JONES, KONSTADINOS KENTERIS, IAN THROPE, ALEXANDER KARELIN, RULON GARDNER, STACY DRAGILA)

2004 ATHENS (pic)
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