Monthly Archives: July 2010

Olympic Books

The Austerity Olympics Front Cover

The Austerity Olympics

I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of books written about the 2012 London Olympics – London being the first city to host the games on three occasions. Books have already been written about the competition to hold the event and there are a lot of good ones around describing the 1908 and 1948 Olympics.

2012 is sure to be a very different event to the previous two London games, both in money spent, events included and inclusion of different countries from around the world. The contrast between the pre-First World War and post-Second World War games is in itself immense, between those and the 21st century games is incredible.

Below are a few books that I have selected that give you a good idea of the contrast, or click here for a more complete list of books available.

The Race for the 2012 Olympics
The Austerity Olympics: When the Games Came to London in 1948
The 1908 Olympics: The First London Games