Olympics (DK Eyewitness Books) by Chris Oxlade

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The rubber tread on the bottom of the sole provides the vital grip players need to prevent them from slipping as they stop and turn quickly. Perfect timing It will take longer for you to read this paragraph than it 1936 STARTING PISTOL The starting pistols of old fired real shots, although there were no bullets. A hammer hit powder inside the gun, which ignited with a bang. A small plume of smoke came from the gun after it had been fired. will take the winners of the men’s and women’s Olympic 100 m finals to run their race.

The president of the IOC is one of the most important people in the world of sport. Avery Brundage (left) was president of the IOC in 1972 when terrorists attacked the athletes’ village in Munich. After the tragedy he made a speech to say that€the games must go on after a 24-hour break. 55 THE START OF THINGS TO COME The Stockholm Olympics of 1912 was one of the two or three best ever and showed the hosts of future games how it should be done. The organizing committee drew up a full list of events, trained the officials thoroughly, and introduced the use of electric timing devices and public-address systems.

He needs to develop strength, speed, agility, and endurance and not concentrate on the attributes needed for one discipline. For example, he must not increase his body weight just to help him in the shot put, because too much weight would slow him down in the speed events. Strong, flexible shoulders are needed for throwing the€javelin Muscles in the waist, abdomen, and lower back link the movements of the upper and lower body and are used in all€athletics Hamstring muscles in the back of the leg straighten the hip and bend the knee.

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