The Story of the Olympic Games

The Story of the Olympic Games – AD sent for review and giveaway

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned for the purpose of review

I should imagine that there are athletes across the world who are eagerly awaiting the start of the delayed Tokyo 2020 games.  The Story of the Olympic Games has been written in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee and was published through Wellbeck Publishing last month.

The Story of the Olympic Games

Aimed at children aged eight years and over, The Story of the Olympic Games is the perfect accompaniment for the Tokyo Olympic games taking place in just a few weeks time. The 96-page hardback book gives an introduction to the origins of the games themselves as well as charting the different games that have been held since 1896 in Athens.

The Story of the Olympic Games

Children learn about the Olympic Games from around the globe from Athens in 1896 through to a preview of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Story of the Olympic Games

The pages are full of bitesize Olympic facts as well as numerous photographs, action shots and memorabilia from the time.

Children can also learn about various stars of the different games and can see how sports clothing has changed over the years too!

The Story of the Olympic Games

My eleven-year-old son loves facts and figures and is well catered for with The Story of the Olympic Games and the different stats that are provided. It’s also interesting to learn how the games have evolved over the years as well as the medals.

The Story of the Olympic Games

London 2012 will always be special for us.  My son may only have been small at the time, but he got to watch the torch relay as it came through our town.  My niece also got to hold a torch in school.  It was such a special time to live in the UK, and even though we only watched the actual events on tv, we still felt very much a part of the Olympic spirit that summer.

The Story of the Olympic Games

So with all the knowledge my son has taken from The Story of the Olympic Games, we are ready for this year’s event and looking forward to lots of Team GB success stories in the weeks ahead.  Will you be watching too?

I’ve teamed up with Wellbeck Publishing to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a copy of The Story of the Olympic Games worth £14.99 for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.  The winner’s details will be sent to Welbeck Publishing, in order that they can arrange delivery.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

The giveaway will close on 25th July 2021 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

The Story of the Olympic Games worth £14.99 UK only

65 thoughts on “The Story of the Olympic Games – AD sent for review and giveaway

  1. My favourite event is hockey as it is usually under-televised and is a great sport.

  2. I like watching the Olympic diving, I think it’s amazing to see how graceful they look

  3. My favourite is the pole vault. I hold my breath as the athletes launch themselves upward and sigh with relief when they land. An amazing sport!

  4. I enjoy the gymnastics, I just find their endurance and pain thresholds amazing

  5. I love the female gymnastics – the competitors are so talented and most of them are so young – it shows how dedicated they are

  6. Any of the hurdling events, such a combination of coordination, technique and speed required

  7. I like watching the volleyball because I was in Australia for the Sydney Olympics and really got into it there.

  8. The long jump because that was the one I was always picked for at school. (Long legs) I know easy it looks but how hard it is to get right

  9. My favourite event is the rowing ‍♀️ because it’s usually close and I can attempt to re-enact on our park boating lake

  10. I love the rowing ‍♀️ since the races are often close and I can pretend to re-enact them on our local park’s boating lake

  11. In fairness I’m impressed by the training and dedication of all of them but the gymnastics and running always seems spectacular to watch

  12. I love the equine events seeing the partnership between the horse and rider can be breath-taking especially in the dressage.

  13. It’s really hard to pick from so many amazing events but I guess the gymnastics is probably my favourite

  14. The gymnastics is my favourite. I think it’s really impressive and I look forward to those events.

  15. I enjoy watching any of the track events, it used to be my grandmas favourite and I have happy memories watching with her

  16. Curling as it a time less sport love watching seem like a fun sport would like to play this in real life.

  17. The multi-events like the decathlon and heptathlon because of the many skills involved and a fascination with the comparable strengths and weaknesses of the competitors

  18. I love watching the swimming events. Watching them glide through the water with such ease. Not much of a swimmer myself.

  19. I really like the hockey, being a former hockey goalkeeper myself. It’s such a skilful and dangerous sport.

  20. Gymnastics – It always amazes me how they can do the routines. Many of the moves seem impossible but they seem to do it with ease

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