Encyclopedia of International Games


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About the Book

The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well known international multisport gathering—but since 1896, hundreds of other competitions based on the Olympic Games model have been established whose histories have not been well documented.
The Encyclopedia of International Games captures (in one alphabetical sequence) the histories of these games, many of them for the first time. The work includes major regional events such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan American Games; competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe; specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games; and Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games. Eight appendices, notes, bibliography, index.

About the Author(s)

Daniel Bell is a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians and North American Sports Library Network. He lives in Leesburg, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Daniel Bell
Format: softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 603
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6414-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1527-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii

Preface     1

Introduction     9

The Games     24

Appendices     473

Notes     543

Bibliography     551

Index     581

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful…painstaking research…welcome resource…recommended”—Choice; “an extraordinary work from beginning to end…though there are a number of reference sources on the Olympic Games, this volume captures information that is much more elusive…a great addition…would be welcome by serious researchers and trivia buffs alike”—Booklist; “useful”—Catholic Library World; “thorough, well researched, and well documented…interesting, appealing and easy to read…well organized…highly recommended”—ARBA.