Let the Games Begin!

Posted on Wednesday 23 July 2008

The Summer Olympics kick off in Beijing on August 8th. To celebrate, check out the following resources. Or come in to the library to play Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii!


Visit the Official Website of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for information on the competition schedule, an overview of the sports categories, and fun goodies like wallpaper and top news stories.

The Official Website of the Olympic Movement provides information on all of the past Olympic Games, including portraits of the athletes, video highlights, and mascots.

Visit the New York Times’ Olympics 2008 portal for all of the latest Olympics news.


DK Eyewitness: Olympics by Chris Oxlade

The Olympic Games : Athens 1896 – Athens 2004 by DK Publishing

Frommer’s Beijing: Day by Day

History of the Olympics (audiobook) by John Goodbody

Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

Off the Deep End: The Probably Insane Idea that I Could Swim My Way Through a Midlife Crisis – and Qualify for the Olympics by W. Hodding Carter

Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics by Sue Macy

2 Comments for 'Let the Games Begin!'

    September 10, 2009 | 9:05 am

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

    September 17, 2009 | 12:47 pm


    Thank you so much for your comment!

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