For all of us interested in sports—and many of us not so interested in sports—year 2012 post June is going to mean one thing: the Olympics. Officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012, the games will make London the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times.
At Popular Prakashan, most events mean only one thing: books. And this year too we celebrate Olympics 2012 with a book. ‘The Games’ is written by well known sports writer Austin Coutinho and the book promises to be full of details on everything you need to know on the Olympics, including the last Games of the XXIX Olympiad that took place in Beijing in 2008, nuggets and briefs on the participants in 2012, the events, the history of Olympics and tracts of information through the years of the Games have been hosted in various countries.
Full of illustrations and caricatures done by the author himself the book uses easy-to-read format like quizzes, trivia and a large number of details on the Games that most of us don’t know.
The author, Austin Coutinho has many avataars. A qualified cricket and football coach and a former fast bowler who has played in local leagues, he is also the former president of the Mumbai District Football Association and a member of the Maharashtra State Sports Improvement Committee. A mentor for a number of Mumbai cricketers, he is also a gifted cartoonist and sports writer and has written for leading newspapers and websites.