Olympics: A Guide to Reference Sources
Bibliography: Olympic Rules
The titles listed here should be sufficient to answer most questions regarding
the rules of sports, playing surfaces and fields, and equipment. It should be
noted that international rules sometimes differ from professional and intercollegiate
rules. Olympic rules can also vary, as they are sometimes modified by the international
governing bodies in conjunction with the organizing committees of the individual
games. The relevant international federation should be contacted for specific
cases where the rules and their interpretation are in question. Addresses for
the international federations may be found in the United States Olympic
Committee Fact Book (to be found in the section of "Official Publications").
- The Official World Encyclopedia of Sports and Games: the Rules,
Techniques of Play and Equipment for Over 400 Sports and 1,000 Games,
created by the Diagram Group; [editors, David Heidenstam, Paulin Meier,
Jack Wilson] New York: Paddington Press: distributed by Grosset & Dunlap,
1979. 543 p.: ill.
An abridged edition of two works: Rules of the Game,
1974; and The Way to Play, c1975.
LC call number: GV1201.D48 1979R
LC card number: 7910380
- The Oxford Companion to Sports and Games, edited by John
Arlott. London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. vii, 1143 p.: ill.
LC call number: GV207.O93
LC card number: 75319716
- Rules of the Game: the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of all
the Sports of the World, by the Diagram Group. 1st rev. pbk. ed.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. 320 p.: ill. (some col.).
LC call number: GV731.D52 1995
LC card number: 9436062
- Sports Rules Encyclopedia, edited by Jess R. White. 2nd ed.
Champaign, Ill.: Leisure Press, 1990. x, 732 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical
LC call number: GV731.S75 1990
LC card number: 892280