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Olympic Stadia

Olympic Stadia

Authors
Publisher Routledge
Year 01/11/2019
Edition First
Pages 194
Version hardback
Readership level Professional and scholarly
Language English
ISBN 9781138698840
Categories Architecture, Architectural structure & design, Architecture: professional practice, Sports & outdoor recreation, Others
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Book description

Olympic Stadia provides a comprehensive account of the development of stadia including but not limited to: developments in running tracks, the introduction of lighting, improvements in spectator viewing standards and the introduction of roofs. Written by a world-renowned expert on sports architecture, the book: Systematically analyses every stadium from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020 Provides drawings, plans, elevations, photographs and illustrations in full colour Considers the fundamental changes wrought by the incorporation of the Paralympic Games Looks at the impact on host cities and their urban infrastructure, and considers the long-term legacies and massive investments that Olympic stadia require Explores the effects of the demands of the world's TV broadcasters. An invaluable and beautiful resource for practical insight and inspiration, this book makes essential reading for anyone interested in Olympic stadia.

Olympic Stadia

Table of contents

Dedications Acknowledgements Foreword by Lord Coe Introduction 1. In the beginning 2. First stirrings 3. Pierre de Coubertin and the birth of the modern Games 4. Sir Ludwig Guttman and the birth of the Paralympic Games 5. Athens 1896 6. Paris 1900 7. St Louis 1904 8. London 1908 9. Stockholm 1912 10. Antwerp 1920 11. Paris 1924 12. Amsterdam 1928 13. Los Angeles 1932 14. Berlin 1936 15. London 1948 16. Helsinki 1952 17. Melbourne 1956 18. Rome 1960 19. Tokyo 1964 20. Mexico City 1968 21. Munich 1972 22. Montreal 1976 23. Moscow 1980 24. Los Angeles 1984 25. Seoul 1988 26. Barcelona 1992 27. Atlanta 1996 28. Sydney 2000 29. Athens 2004 30. Beijing 2008 31. London 2012 32. Rio de Janiero 2016 33. Tokyo 2020 34. The Olympic Stadium of the future Appendix A - Sochi Winter Games 2014 Appendix B - Intercalated Games Index

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