The Naked Olympics

The True Story of the Ancient Games

by Tony Perrottet

Paperback, 214 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $16 | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

The Naked Olympics
The True Story of the Ancient Games
Tony Perrottet

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Book Summary

A history of the original Olympic games depicts the events of the first competitions more than 1,200 years ago, during which tens of thousands of sweltering-hot spectators watched nude athletes participate in such events as hoplitodromia, a full-armor sprint, and the pankration, a no-holds-barred lethal brawl.