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But what if you want to go beyond the events happening right now in Rio? Well, in that case, we've got a few reading suggestions that take you back in time, across the sea, or help you experience a moment in history.
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Flight from Berlin by David John is set during the same Olympic games. This thriller pairs two journalists who find themselves on the run from Nazi forces.
Grace, Gold & Glory My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas is the autobiography of the gymnast who won two Gold medals in London in 2012 and is making her second Olympic appearance in Rio.
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Dream Team by Jack McCallum examines how the US's basketball Dream Team changed the sport.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and the movie based on the book, tell the story of former-Olympian Louis Zamperini who joined the military during World War II and later crashed at sea.
For younger readers, The Original Olympics by Stewart Ross explores the history of the Olympics in Ancient Greece.
I couldn't close this blogpost without mentioning Cool Runnings, the 1998 movie about a team of Jamaican sprinters-turned-bobsledders. It may not be exactly summery, but it's definitely an inspiring story.
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