Library Pointers to the Olympic Games
XXX Olympic Games
London, 27 July - 12 August 2012
This special issue of Physics World looks at how physics principles underpin sporting success. [requires individual registration]
You may also give a look at the paper issue in the Library
Visit also physicsworld.com multimedia section and watch 3 videos on
Some online resources relating to the Olympic Games
This is the official site of the Olympic Movement. Offers a searchable database that allows you to find information on past games, medalled athletes, participating countries, sports involved from the 1896 games to present.
This site is devoted to providing a historical guide to stadiums and arenas past, present and future. There is a section dedicated to Olympic stadiums detailing sporting facilities from the Roman Colosseum to 2016 Rio de Janeiro.
Olympics 30 - Great Olympic Stories
This site aims to share stories from past and future Olympian heroes to inspire and motivate. This website has compiled Olympic specific lists for ‘Top 30 Inspirational Stories’, ‘Top 30 Runners’ and ‘Top 30 Gold Potentials’. Detailed information is offered for each contender.
In the Marie Curie Library collection
Gold medal physics : the science of sports
by John Eric Goff, 2010
Mathematics and sports,
Physics of sailing
by J. Kimball, 2010