The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History

David Arscott


The Olympics tells the epic and eventful story of one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in the world: the Olympic Games. This irreverent and entertaining history explores every aspect of the games, from its origins in ancient Greece to the iconic participants of the past century, like Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt, as well as the scandals that have rocked the games and the records set by its participants. It also features a chapter focusing in-depth on the achievements of the 2012 London Olympics and looking forward to the 2020 Games in Tokyo

About the Author

A former newspaper journalist and BBC producer/presenter, David Arscott has for some years worked as a freelance author, broadcaster, publisher and editor. He has written some 30 books on Sussex, and is the founder of The Sussex Book Club.

Product information

Type: Hardback
Pages: 192
Size: 152 x 101 mm