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Introduction
Nothing brings countries together like the Olympics. Worldwide, when the torch lights on February 7th until closing ceremonies on February 23rd, everyone cheers together! Celebrate by catching up on the Olympic tradition with books on the history of the Games. Use the Library's databases to discover more about your favorite athlete or the history of a sport. Check local TV listings to find when your favorite Olympians will compete.
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Biography Reference Bank Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals - both living and deceased, as well as the full text of the articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books. Help

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World Book Online Reference Center The World Book Online Reference Center includes all the articles from the 22-volume print set, plus thousands more.

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Web Links

Ancient Olympics
What were the Ancient Olympics like? Test your knowledge of a time long ago.

NBC Olympics
Official televised host of the Olympics. Find sport air times, keep up with medal winners, etc.

Olympic.org
Official website of the Olympic Movement.

Sochi 2014 Olympics
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be the first time that the Russian Federation will have hosted the Winter Games; the Soviet Union hosted the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. The host city Sochi has a population of 400,000 people and is situated in Krasnodar, which is the third largest region in Russia!

Torch Route
Follow the route until the torch is lit in Sochi. Discover just who the torchbearers are.

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