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Are you ready for the 2020 Olympics? Been ready for a year since the original (delayed) start date? Disappointed that you can’t go in person? Our collections staff have compiled a list of Olympics-themed books and movies in our physical and digital libraries — both fiction and nonfiction — to educate, inspire and entertain you as some of the world’s top athletes compete in Tokyo over the next two weeks.

Adult Nonfiction

Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown Print Audio eBook eAudio

Eric Liddell: Pure Gold by Dave McCasland

Bliss Remembered by Frank Deford

For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey From Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr by Duncan Hamilton

Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness and the Quest for Olympic Gold  by Mark Shultz  Print eAudio

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely Olympic Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad  eBook eAudio

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever by Jack McCallum Print, eBook

The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory by Julie Checkoway Print Audio

Fire on the Track: Betty Robinson and the Triumph of Early Olympic Women by Roseanne Montillo

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap eBook eAudio


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