How to Watch the Olympics

The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport

by David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton

How to Watch the Olympics

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David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton offer an entertaining guide to the rules, strategy and history of each Olympic sport through witty, detailed descriptions and illustrations.

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For a sport-by-sport overview of the Games, Grozier prescribes David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton's How to Watch the Olympics.

"It lists who the runners and riders are, who the past successes have been, what you have to do to win. And it's kind of a cheat's paradise because if you want to know in an instant who's likely to win [in] archery, just stick your nose in there and say, 'I'm gonna put my money on the South Koreans,' " he says. "That's one you can dip in and out of as

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