This scholarly history of the
International Olympics and modern Olympic
games will be an outstanding source for scholars interested in
the Olympics and all its glory. Oleg A. Milshteyn is particularly
qualified as a researcher through his former affiliation in the Moscow Institute
of Sport, where he was a professor of sport sociology. Some of his
former students there read like a Who’s Who in the rarefied world
of Olympic champions.

In preparation for this unique
historical tome, Dr. Milsteyn conducted sociological interviews with 500 leading world experts from more
than 80 countries regarding the Centenial Anniversary of the
International Olympic Movement and Modern Olympic Games. Among
those polled were outstanding Olympians; participants in the
Games from 1932 in Los Angeles to 1996 in Atlanta, as well as famous coaches,
scientists, journalists, IOC members, heads of the ISF, NOCs
and other international and national sport bodies; culture, art, religious
figures, managers, businessmen, and sponsors involved in the Olympics.

Altogether, 230 audio recorded
hours in 12 languages were made. In 1997-’98, all of this unique information was translated,
processed and analyzed in the Jubilee Olympiad International Research Project.
This work is still ongoing as Dr. Milsteyn is working on a manuscript
of a book with the same title. The collected material is so voluminous,
that only one tenth has been utilized to date. There are strong indications
that, when completed, Milsteyn’s work will be studied intensely
by sport scientists, journalists, sport historians, and students.

Dr. Milsteyn would like the
opportunity to finish writing his book and translate it into English and/or other languages. To realize
this, he is looking for any creative cooperation, including coauthorship.

Individuals or organizations interested in working with Dr. Milsteyn may
contact him at:

Dr. Oleg Milshteyn
Proufsoyuznay 144-131
Moscow 117321, Russia
Home phone: (7 095) 429-5790
Office telephone: (7 095) 242-8452
Fax: (7 095) 247-0844
Email: (for Dr.
Oleg Milshteyn)

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