Medallion from the 1908 Olympic Games.
From The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report of the
Olympic Games of 1908. London: British Olympic Association,
The Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources
There has long been a high level of interest in the Olympic Games,
present, and the history of the Olympic movement.
this guide seeks primarily to assist researchers in locating materials
in the Library's collections, it also includes references to information
located elsewhere and referrals to alternate sources where information
may be obtained.
Anyone contemplating serious study of the Olympics would do well
to read Wayne Wilson and Gretchen Ghent's insightful and lucid essay
on the subject, "The Olympics," in Information Sources in
Sport and Leisure (Michele Shoebridge, ed., New York and
London, 1991. Bowker/Saur Guides to Information Sources.), Chapter
9, pp. 183-96 (LC call number Z7511.S48 1992).
Print guide compiled by David Kelly, Reference Specialist, Humanities
and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, June 1996;
Wide Web version created July 1996 by Art Emerson and Nell Stewart,
Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress;