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Record Breaking Books - Olympic Games Rio 2016


History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000. The Games will officially open tonight, August 5th 2016, at 7pm and will be continuing through until August 21st 2016.

Feeling inspired by the Rio Games? Here are some literary compliments in regards to competition, sports, and the Olympics. Enjoy! GO CANADA GO!!!

For the athlete in all of us by Amy_library

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction titles in honour of the Olympic games.

Image: Gym Candy

Gym Candy

By Deuker, Carl
Image: The Final Four

The Final Four

By Volponi, Paul
Image: Mexican Whiteboy

Mexican Whiteboy

By de la Peña, Matt
Image: Darius & Twig

Darius & Twig

By Myers, Walter Dean
Image: See No Color

See No Color

By Gibney, Shannon
Image: Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk

1, Sakuragi
By Inoue, Takehiko
Image: Hit Count

Hit Count

A Novel
By Lynch, Chris
Image: Biggie


By Sullivan, Derek E.
Image: A Matter of Heart

A Matter of Heart

By Dominy, Amy Fellner
Image: The Running Dream

The Running Dream

By Van Draanen, Wendelin
Image: Tumbling


A Novel
By Carter, Caela
Image: Rush for the Gold

Rush for the Gold

Mystery at the Olympics
By Feinstein, John
Image: Goldfish


By Luurtsema, Nat
Image: Tumbling


A Novel
By Carter, Caela
Image: The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

The True Story of An American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
By Brown, Daniel
Image: Grace, Gold and Glory

Grace, Gold and Glory

My Leap of Faith
By Douglas, Gabrielle

P&G Thank You, Mom - Strong | Rio 2016 Olympic Games