One of this summer’s sporting highlights will be the Paris Olympics starting on 26th July but how much do you know about the history of the games?

Former BBC Sports Editor Joanne Watson who worked at many events worldwide including seven Olympics games has written a new book featuring some of the fascinating stories. ‘In the footsteps of Olympia: a concise history of the Summer games’ charts their progress from the early editions to the present day with a mix of champions, curiosities and controversies. There’s the one legged gold medal gymnast, a champion who has a town named after him, a Titanic survivor who enjoyed Olympic glory and a novice swimmer who exemplified the games motto of ‘It’s not the winning but the taking part’.

With more than 100 images it focuses on the people and events rather than statistics and reveals many heartwarming and heartbreaking stories with special reference to many British Olympians.

‘In the Footsteps of Olympia: a concise history of the Summer Games’ is published by Grosvenor House Publishing.

The last Paris Olympics were in 1924 and the exploits of two British champions, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell were made into a famous 1981 film. So to win a copy of the book, please answer the following question:

Q: What was the name of the film? 

Please enter below by 11th July 2024.

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