The Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a given sport. With stories of great triumphs (such as Nadia Comaneci’s amazing feat of scoring seven perfect scores in gymnastics) and losses (such as U.S. diver Greg Louganis’ shocking injury on the Olympic diving board), the Olympics not only embody the competitive human spirit, but also set a stage for world politics. This thorough history of The Olympics combined with incredible sports stories makes this both an educational and inspiring book!