This title addresses a topic of ongoing interest to young readers: The Olympic Games, in which the world’s best athletes meet every four years under the attentive look of millions of people. The author, a sports journalist, narrates with an agile, dynamic style the history and bits and pieces of these games, considered as the major event in the world. The main focus of this work is Athens 2004, when the games were held in that city once more after 108 years, amidst considerable fears and expectations, yet with the spirit that has always characterized them: to participate and win. It comes with a teacher’s guide with ideas for classroom activities.
Keeping an eye out for the interest of youth in sports and competition, this series brings us closer to the most outstanding athletes and the most popular sports throughout the world.