A century ago in 1916 the sixth Olympics of the modern era were scheduled to take place in Berlin but due to war they did not go ahead. Our collections include publications about the planning and preparations for these Olympics that never were. “The evolution of the Olympic Games 1829 B.C.-1914 A.D.” by F. A. […]
How to watch the Olympics : scores and laws, heroes and zeros – an instant initiation into every sport
The Rio Olympics are finally here and we have already enjoyed a week’s worth of breath-taking sport! There is still plenty of excitement to come however, and the Library has received a fantastic guide to see you through the rest of the Games.
Usain Bolt : the story of the world’s fastest man
(Photo credit: SportsBooks) (Image above shows Usain Bolt running with an image of the Olympic flag in the background behind him) Usain Bolt is the world’s most recognisable track and field star. He is a firm favourite to retain his sprint titles at the London Olympics this year. Usain Bolt was a gawky teenager when he […]
Going to the Pictures – Scolympians!
With the Olympics now upon us, it is good to report that our current exhibition Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema has not forgotten to include Scolympians – even if one of them is a work of fiction!