Olympic Games, Asian Games, Afro Asian Games and Common Wealth Games

Olympic Games, Asian Games, Afro Asian Games and Common Wealth Games

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Author: Shamshad Ahmed
Editor(s): Shamshad Ahmed
Publisher: Isha Books
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 279
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8182052440


All through human history, people have played sports and games to entertain themselves and others, and there is an enormous variety of sports types. A multi-sport event is an competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. t eh first modern multi-sport event organized were the Olympic Games, organized by the International Olympic Committee for the first time in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The Olympic Games are still the largest multi-sport event in the world, but several others also have significance. Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Afro Asian Games, Paralympic games are some among them.

The present volume provides a comprehensive account of the above mentioned multi-sport events. It will be a basic reference work for all those interested in sports, sports facts, sports history, notable sports events, famous players and teams, awards and special occasions sports records etc. Fans will find this book a reader’s delight, and libraries will find it an indispensable addition to their reference shelves. Beyond that, the book will be useful to broadcasters and journalists across the country and around the world.



1. Games in the Ancient Period
2. Ancient Olympic Games
3. Modern Olympic Games: 1896-1964
4. Modern Olympic Games: 1968-2004
5. Asian Games
6. Afro Asian Games
7. Commonwealth Games
8. Paralympic Games