History of the Olympics
August 09, 2012
August 6 was the 76th anniversary of the opening of the Games of the XI Olympiad (the 11th annual Olympics) held in Berlin, Germany. With everything that was happening that year (1936), the Olympics were a time of peace in what many called very stressful and dangerous times.
The Olympics have always seemed to be a time and place of celebration and rejoicing even in the darkest of times. It promotes pride in one’s country as well as the ability to get along and support other countries. The plethora and diversity of competitions gives each country involved a chance to shine.
Last night, my family and I dedicated the night to watching a bit of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. We were able to witness history as Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history. Watching something like that makes you proud of your country, and curious about the people and sports that are shown.
MCPL has many books on the Olympics as well as individual sports. Whether you want learn about the Olympics or learn how to become an Olympian yourself, we can help.