"The Story of the Olympic Games" is a 1948 work by R. D. Binfield. Within it, Binfield explores the long and interesting history of the Olympic games form its origins in Ancient Greece to the modern games. Contents include: "The Ancient Games", "The Revival", "The Track Events", "The Marathon", "Walking Events", "The Field Events", "Women's Events", "The Modern Pentathlon", "Cycling, by W. J. Mills", "Wrestling, by George Mackenzie", "Weight-lifting, by Oscar State", "Swimming, by Janet Bassett-Lowke", etc. A fascinating and detailed account of the evolution of the Olympic games not to be missed by those with an interest in the subject. Macha Press is republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with the extract 'Classical Games' by Francis Storr.