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Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games (Inside the Olympic Games) [Kindle Edition]

Marc Jenner
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Book Description

**UPDATED: July 15th**
The World is getting ready for the 2012 London Olympic Games--are you?
The Olympic Games will be watched by more viewers than ever before in the history of the Games. With so much information and events happening, enjoy this easy-to-understand book that will give you maps, photos, and tons of information about:

The History of the Summer Olympic Games
What the Olympic symbols and traditions are
How the Mascots will be used
What is the symbolism behind the Torch?
When will my favorite events be played?
What is involved in each sport?

These and so much more are answered for you in this informative guide for the 2012 London Olympic Games. And at the cost of 99 cents, you'll soon discover you've gotten a great deal!


Product Details

  • File Size: 1427 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008IYC46I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money July 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kindle Edition of the "book"
Even though this is one of the cheapest books on the 2012 Olympics, I find that I am almost asking for my money back. However, I do not return used items.
It seems to be no more than a faulty compilation from various web sites. Does Wikipedia get percentages from the sales, I wonder. When I find there are errors in a book that I can spot, I start to wonder about the rest of the content that I might not be so knowledgeable about.

Examples of the errors:
Apparently, according the author Marc Jenner, there were no Summer Olympics from 1916 to 1948. I wonder what Antwerp (1920), Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932) and Berlin (1936) would say to that?
"With the cancellation of the 1916 games due to World War I, the Summer Olympics did not make a reappearance until 1948."
Also, in his list of 'Athletic Events' for the 2012 Olympics Games, Handball is missing. How difficult can it be to copy something like that correctly? There are several sources to chose from.

In my book you shouldn't waste your money on this, but instead buy a real book (perhaps "How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport"*) - or buy the MagBook "Ultimate 2012 Olympic Guide", which will tell you more about the history of the modern Olympics, each sport and why you might want to watch it, and more. Of course, this would mean actually paying the author a decent price for their work. Both are available in print and digital (the latter 'book' as an app in iTunes).

To me, this is a rank amateur author wanting to make a few bucks off a big event. If you have to waste your money, I suggest you waste it on something else.

*) I haven't read this book yet, but skimmed its segments. Picking it up to read properly after writing this review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative August 23, 2012
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Book is very inforomative, going into history of event and description of each venue. Only thing missing is a critique on FIFA and its judges.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inside the 2012 London Olympic Games August 20, 2012
By Kico
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This is a wonderful book. Loaded with interesting Olympic facts and information. I found it to be an interesting addition to watching the Olympic games. I purchased the Kindle addition so there were no colors, but the book cover is so attractive. A great addition to any "bookshelf."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and fun July 31, 2012
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It was a quick and interesting read. I enjoyed learning about the history as well as detailed descriptions of each event. Highly recommend, especially given that we're in the middle of the 2012 Olympics.
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More About the Author

With a love for sports and the martial arts, Marc has been participating in sporting events and competitions most of his life. As a kid, he remembers staying up late into the night with his parents to watch as much of the Olympic Games as he possibly could and still make it to school on time.

Now as a husband and father, he enjoys sharing his love of sports with his family and friends through his classes and teaching experiences. As a martial arts instructor, he works tirelessly to instill a love for sports in his students, all while encouraging them to hang out in front of the television each time the Olympic Games are held.


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