It's time for the Olympics!

 

The 2016 Summer Olympics have begun in Rio, with millions of people around the world tuning in for the sports and the spectacle promised by the global competition. Want to know more about the modern Olympic Games and their history? Here are a few new titles to get you started! 

 

The Games: a Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Games: a Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in more Olympics? Check out this list!