Olympic_rings_without_rims_svg.pngBeginning Friday, August 5, 2016 the world will watch the world’s top athletes compete in the summer Olympics. This year the Games of the XXXI Olympiad will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Check out some of the books the library has about the Olympics or Olympic athletes to get you in the Olympic spirit.  The follow this link to see the list on our OPAC and place holds on the titles that interest you, or take a look at the titles listed below.

America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David Adler – BR13081

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1935 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown – BR21495, DB77138

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever by Jack McCallum – DB75291

Fire on Ice: Autobiography of Champion Figure Skater by Sasha Cohen – DB63785

For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr by Duncan Hamilton – DB84489

Going for Gold! by Andrew Donkin – BR12816

Gold in the Water: the True Story of Ordinary Men and their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory by P.H. Mullen – DB56039

Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas – DB76347

Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne – BR14203, DB54426

Jim Thorpe: Original All American by Joseph Bruchac – DB68057

A Journey: the autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno by Apolo Anton Ohno – DB57065

Mary Lou: Creating an Olympic Champion by Mary Lou Retton – LT2907

Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 by Susan D. Bachrach – DB52698

No Finish Line: My Life as I see It by Maya Runyan – BR14414

No Limits: the Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps – DB68428

Olympic Softball Stars by Gary Miller – BRN23924

The Olympics: a History of the Modern Games by Allen Guttmann – DB36082

Speed Kings: the 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World by Andy Bull – DB82853

The Story of the Olympics by Dave Anderson – DB50298

Women Olympic Champions by Nathan Aaseng – DB54

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