HOPR 1929H - The Olympics and Society: Home

About this Guide

This guide was created for HOPR1929H - The Olympics and Society with Drs. Finn and McInerny. Here you'll find information on the history of the Olympic games and society. We have links to reference resources, secondary sources, and primary sources with other archival materials.

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The Modern Olympics

Below are brief descriptions of some of the modern games.  They are not comprehensive lists of medals won; instead they provide sketches of and background on noteworthy or important issues in that particular games.

These are all from the database Gale EBooks, and include entries from the series American Decades and other sources.