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    • Amsterdam 1928

      12 Mar 2014 |
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      The document “The Ninth Olympiad: being the official report of the Olympic Games of 1928 celebrated at Amsterdam” was published quite late, and for the first time in three separate editions: French, English and Dutch. The topics covered were now standard, and those addressed in this work would serve as the basis for future editions.
    • Antwerp 1920

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      Lacking the necessary funds, the Organising Committee did not publish an official report after the Games. In 1927, the Belgian National Olympic Committee did however publish a typewritten report dating from 1920, which existed only in French, entitled “VIIème Olympiade Anvers 1920”. A second edition of this report was published in 1957 with the title “Rapport officiel des Jeux de la VIIème Olympiade Anvers 1920”.
    • Athens 1896

      25 Sep 2013 |
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      The Official Report of the Athens 1896 Olympic Games consisted of two parts: “The Olympic Games in Ancient Times”, published before the Games, and “The Olympic Games in 1896”, published after the Games. Pierre de Coubertin was the co-author. The two volumes were published in four languages in the form of two bilingual editions, French-Greek and English-German. This official report was the subject of various new editions, the first one in 1941.
    • Athens 2004

      12 Mar 2014 |
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      The “Official Report of the XXVIII Olympiad: Athens 2004” was published by ATHOC in English and Greek. Based on the same model as for Sydney 2000, this official report consisted of a box set of two printed volumes (Homecoming of the Games - organisation and operations; The Games) and a multimedia set, which offered two bilingual CD-ROMs containing the results, and a DVD of the film “Behind the scenes of the Athens 2004 Opening and Closing Ceremonies”.
    • Atlanta 1996

      12 Mar 2014 |
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      “The Official Report of the Centennial Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996” marked a return to a more sober and traditional form. There were French and English box sets, published in 1997. The work consisted of three volumes (Planning and organizing; The centennial Olympic Games; The competition results). Volume 3 was bilingual.
    • Barcelona 1992

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      COOB’92 was the first Organising Committee to offer an Official Report in four separate editions. Indeed, the “Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992” exists in French, English, Spanish and Catalan. Each edition consists of five volumes (The challenge; The means; The organisation; The Games; The results). Volume 5 was quadrilingual, so identical for each edition, and came with two diskettes containing the biographies of the Olympic medallists.
    • Beijing 2008

      15 Nov 2013 |
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      The “Official Report of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games” was published in English as a four-volume set. A French version exists, but this was published only in electronic form. The set consists of three printed volumes (Bid documents and analysis; Ceremonies and competitions; Preparation for the Games) and a multimedia volume, which had now become standard. This contained a CD-ROM and four DVDs, featuring the results, films of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and key documents.
    • Berlin 1936

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      “The XIth Olympic Games Berlin, 1936: official report” was the first official report to be produced in two volumes, which would subsequently become the norm. There was an English edition and a German edition.
    • Helsinki 1952

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      “The official report of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XV Olympiad”, was published in 1955 and in two separate editions, one in English, and one in Finnish. There were two different types of binding.
    • London 1908

      25 Sep 2013 |
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      Organised for the third time as part of an international exhibition, the Games of the IV Olympiad held in London in 1908 had grown. The Organising Committee subsequently published “The Fourth Olympiad: being the Official Report of the Olympic Games of 1908 celebrated in London”, which may be regarded as the first official report on the Games. Indeed, both its form and content already met most of today’s requirements. It consisted of one volume in English.
    • London 1948

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      The general lack of resources for these first post-war Olympic Games had an impact on the official report, “The official report of the Organising Committee for the XIV Olympiad”. Published finally in 1951, its emphasis was on content rather than form, with a more modest approach than previous editions. It was produced only in English.
    • London 2012

      25 Sep 2013 |
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      The official report published by the LOCOG consists of a single set of two commemorative books published by Wiley (The official commemorative book; The Games, Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic Journey to London 2012) and a DVD, “London 2012 Olympic Games: official report”.
    • Los Angeles 1932

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      The official report “The Games of the Xth Olympiad Los Angeles 1932” was produced only in English, in the form of a single volume with over 800 pages. The quality was excellent, and it was the first such report to include colour illustrations. It exists with three different types of binding.
    • Los Angeles 1984

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      The Organising Committee clearly wanted to leave its mark with this “Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984”, a massive work in terms of both size and weight. Published in French and English, it was composed of two volumes (Organization and planning; Competition summary and results). Volume 2 was bilingual, and was the same for the French and English editions. This was also the first official report to be illustrated entirely in colour.
    • Melbourne - Stockholm 1956

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      Having the equestrian events in Stockholm rather than Melbourne naturally had an impact on the official report. Indeed, the organisers of the equestrian Games in Stockholm decided to publish their own official report. There are thus two official reports, “The official report of the Organizing Committee for the Games of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956”, published in 1958, and “The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the Equestrian Games of the XVIth Olympiad”, published in 1959. The first is only in English; the second is in both English and Swedish.

    • Mexico 1968

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      Entitled “Mexico 68”, the official report published in 1969 set a new record at more than 2,300 pages. It consisted of four main volumes (The land; The Organization; The Games; The Cultural Olympiad) plus a set of various memorabilia: medals, tickets and postcards. This “fifth volume” is not widely known. The official report was published in four languages, in the form of two bilingual editions, French and English, and Spanish and German.

    • Montreal 1976

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      Published in 1978, the official report “Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976: official report” exists in French and English. Each of the three sets consists of three volumes (Organization; Facilities; Results).

    • Moscow 1980

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      The Organising Committee published its official report, “Games of the XXII Olympiad”, in three sets, in French, English and Russian. Each consisted of three volumes (Moscow, Tallinn, Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk; Organization; Participants and results). Volume 3 was bilingual, and was the same for the French and English editions.

    • Munich 1972

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      “Die Spiele: the official report of the Organizing Committtee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad Munich 1972” was published in 1974 in French, English and German. It consisted of three volumes. The first two (The organization; The constructions) existed in each of the languages, while the third (The competitions) was trilingual.

    • Paris 1900

      25 Sep 2013 |
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      The Organising Committee for the Games in Paris, where the sports competitions took place as part of the Universal Exhibition, did not publish an official report. Rather, it is the work “Concours internationaux d’exercices physiques et de sports” by Daniel Mérillon which is regarded as the official report on the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. Published in French between 1901 and 1902, this very detailed work consists of two volumes and has more than 800 pages.
    • Paris 1924

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      The official report, entitled “Les jeux de la VIIIe Olympiade Paris 1924”, was a handsome work and very rich in terms of content. It also included a report on the 1st Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix.
    • Rome 1960

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      The official report published after the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, “The Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome, 1960”, consists of two volumes, published in English and Italian. Totalling almost 2,000 pages, it was the longest official report ever produced.

    • Seoul 1988

      12 Mar 2014 |
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      The “Official report: Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988” was as imposing to look at as the previous one for Los Angeles 1984. There were three separate editions, in French, English and Korean. The work was in two volumes (Organization and planning; Competition summary and results).
    • St-Louis 1904

      25 Sep 2013 |
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      As for the previous edition in Paris, the Games of the III Olympiad were just one part of the programme of the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis. No official report on the Games was published by the Organising Committee. However, two works published in English in 1905 are jointly regarded as the official reports on these Games, namely “The Olympic Games”1904 by Charles J.P. Lucas, and the “Review of the Olympic Games of 1904”by James E. Sullivan. The latter is more detailed and includes photographs.
    • Stockholm 1912

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      Published in 1913, “The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912: the Fifth Olympiad”, was very detailed and well structured. It consisted of one volume, published in English and Swedish.
    • Sydney 2000

      12 Mar 2014 |
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      The “Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad: Sydney 2000 Olympic Games” was published in French and English. Each set consisted of two printed volumes (Preparing the Games; Celebrating the Games) and, for the first time, a bilingual CD-ROM (Results).
    • Tokyo 1964

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      “The games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964: the official report of the Organizing Committee” was published in 1966 in three languages, French (for the first time since Amsterdam 1928), English and Japanese. It was composed of two volumes.
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