The games are finally here! This is the one book on the Olympics you really do need
David Goldblatt is the author of the World Football Yearbook and The Ball is Round: a Global History of Football. He writes the Sporting Life' column in Prospect, teaches sociology of sport at Bristol University, and broadcasts regularly on' the politics of sport for BBC Radio. Johnny Acton is a writer who specialises in digging up obscure nuggets of information and making complex subjects accessible. He has written books on everything from pickling food (Preserved with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) to the history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky).
The perfect event-by-event primer for sport's biggest occasion * Independent * Those planning Olympic spectatorship in 2012 will not find a better vade mecum than How to Watch the Olympics, David Goldblatt and Johnny Acton's crisply informative guide to all 29 sports in next summer's games * Observer Sports Books of the Year * A handy and witty guide to the finer points of competition * Independent on Sunday Sports Books of the Year *