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The 1908 Olympic Games : results for all competitors in all events, with commentary
Mallon, Bill.
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2000]

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xx, 516 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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GV722.8 1908 .M35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The 1908 Olympic Games were controversial. There was almost constant bickering among the American team and the British officials. Because of the controversies, the 1908 Olympics have been termed The Battle of Shepherd's Bush, referring to the site of the Olympic Stadium. Reports for the 1908 Olympics have been rare, and do not, for instance, contain results for archery, track and field athletics, football (soccer), gymnastics, motorboating and shooting. However, this work provides complete results for all events.

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New volume in the publisher's Results of the Early Modern Olympics series.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Abbreviations and Usage Notesp. xi
Referencesp. xv
1908 Olympic Games -- Backgroundp. 1
Summary and Statisticsp. 18
Archeryp. 39
Athletics (Track and Field)p. 44
Boxingp. 116
Cyclingp. 122
Divingp. 141
Fencingp. 147
Figure Skatingp. 168
Football (Association Football) [Soccer]p. 175
Gymnasticsp. 180
Hockey (Field)p. 189
Jeu de Paume (Tennis [Court/Real Tennis])p. 194
Lacrossep. 197
Motorboatingp. 200
Polop. 205
Racquetsp. 208
Rowing and Scullingp. 212
Rugby Union Footballp. 219
Shootingp. 222
Swimmingp. 242
Tennis (Lawn)p. 256
Tug-of-Warp. 268
Water Polop. 272
Wrestlingp. 276
Yachtingp. 293
Other Sports and Eventsp. 298
Appendix I The 1908 Olympic Programp. 305
Appendix II Controversies and Protestsp. 313
Appendix III The British and American Responses to "The Battle of Shepherd's Bush"p. 327
Appendix IV Maps of Olympic Sitesp. 407
Appendix V Music - "Dorando" by Irving Berlinp. 411
Appendix VI Competitors (by Country)p. 417
Notesp. 484
Indexp. 487