Olympic Rubber BandsThe 2012 Summer Olympics are fast approaching!  London will be abuzz with athletes and sports enthusiasts from just about everywhere – and our TVs will blaze with fast-paced Olympic coverage. It’s an exciting time worldwide.

Aside from cheering for Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix, and any of the other potential Olympic champions, you might want to read up about the modern Olympic games. Here are a few places to start:

And, for the visually-minded, here are some films:

The games have a long and illustrious history, going back centuries. The history of the ancient Olympics is an interesting one. Investigate these sources to learn more.

For those of you scholars with an Olympian’s drive for success, check out the research tools on the Classics Research Guide.

Enjoy the games!

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