In this book, you'll learn top-notch information and cool facts about the world of sports. From baseball to boccie ball, from karate to kayaking, here's the history, rules, equipment, competition, and great moments of over 85 international sports. You'll read about who held the Olympic record in the long jump for 24 years, where the first volleyball game was played, and what new basketball player has been compared to Michael Jordan. Check out sidebars to read amazing stories about the greatest champions, like boxing's Muhammad Ali. Over 150 color and historical photos will give you a feel for the live action. The Encyclopedia of World Sports is a no-brainer for the hard-core sports fan. Book jacket.Wukovits, John F. is the author of 'Encyclopedia of World Sports' with ISBN 9780531161340 and ISBN 053116134X.