Throughout the year, we dig into some of the great books written about Olympic Games, sports and athletes with our contributor Book Club Claire. Join us in our reading adventures!

Current Selection

1964: The Greatest Year in the History of Japan: How the Tokyo Olympics Symbolized Japan’s Miraculous Rise from the Ashes by Roy Tomizawa

Previous Selections

Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany by Andrew Maraniss

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The Suspect: An Olympic Bombing, the FBI, the Media, and Richard Jewell, the Man Caught in the Middle by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen

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Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games by David Clay Large

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Making Waves: My Journey to Winning Olympic Gold and Defeating the East German Doping Program by Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting

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The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption and the Battle for Olympic Gold by Joy Goodwin.

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Rome 1960: The Olympics That Stirred the World by David Maraniss

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Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

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