Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources
Library of Congress Resources:
Hosting the Games--Administrative Issues
Being the site of the Olympics brings international attention
and prestige to the host city and country and is much sought after.
Although viewed as an economic windfall for the host jurisdiction,
it also can be an administrative nightmare and cause long-term
public indebtedness. Even losing the bids for host can cost exorbitant
sums. The following books offer great insight into the process
of bidding, winning, and staging an Olympiad.
- Bid: How Australia Won the 2000 Games, by Rod McGeoch
with Glenda Korporaal. Port Melbourne, Vic.: William Heinemann
Australia, 1994. 335 p.,  p. of plates: ill. Includes index.
LC call number: GV722.M25 1994
LC card number: 94225394
- Made in America: His Own Story, by Peter Ueberroth,
with Richard Levin and Amy Quinn. lst ed. New York: W. Morrow,
1985. 401 p.,  p. of plates: ill. (some col.). Includes index.
LC call number: GV742.42.U32A3 1985
LC card number: 8572089
- Making it Happen: Peter Ueberroth and the 1984 Olympics,
by Kenneth Reich. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Capra Press, 1986. 274
p.,  leaves of plates: ill. Includes index.
LC call number: GV721.4.U6R45 1986
LC card number: 8529064
- Olympic Architecture: Building for the Summer Games,
by Barclay F. Gordon. New York: Wiley, 1983. xii, 186 p., 
p. of plates: ill. (some col.). Includes bibliographical references
From stadia to swimming pools, a history of constructing
Olympic settings through the 1980 Moscow games. The final chapter
is devoted to the challenges facing the Los Angeles Olympic
Organizing Committee in 1984 as well as future games.
LC call number: GV721.9.G67 1983
LC card number: 831228
- The Olympics Site Selection Process: Hearings Before the
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee
on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress,
First Session, October 14, 1999--the Need for Reform; December
15, 1999–Review of the Reform Effort. Washington: U.S.:
For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales
Office, 2000. iii, 570 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Available on the Internet at http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS5188
(ASCII format) or http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS5189