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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition (Complete Book of the Olympics)
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition (Complete Book of the Olympics)
by David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky
Paperback from Aurum Press
ISBN: 1845134915

From speed skating to snowboarding, bobsleigh to ice hockey, this encyclopedia book gives the medals tables, timings, distances, and scores of every event, and provides vital information on rules and scoring systems. But much more than a statistical compendium, the book also offers a wealth of Winter Olympic history, anecdote, and lore, bringing alive the most dramatic moments from the Games and celebrating the many extraordinary individuals who have competed. It covers each event, Games by Games, from the four skating events which first featured in the 1908 London Olympics to freestyle skiing and curling--including discontinued events. With the top eight placings for every event at every Winter Olympics, plus descriptions of rules and scoring for all 2010 events, and hundreds of anecdotes, from the astonishing to the bizarre, this is an indispensable guide for all fans.

 
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
by Wayne Coffey
Paperback from Broadway
Media Published: 2005-
ISBN: 1400047668

The Story of the Greatest Sports Moment of the Twentieth Century
Once upon a time, they taught us to believe. They were the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, a blue-collar bunch led by an unconventional coach, and they engineered what Sports Illustrated called the greatest sports moment of the twentieth century. Their "Miracle on Ice" has become a national fairy tale, but the real Cinderella story is even more remarkable.
Wayne Coffey casts a fresh eye on this seminal sports event, giving readers an ice-level view of the amateurs who took on a Russian hockey juggernaut at the height of the Cold War. He details the unusual chemistry of the Americans--formulated by their fiercely determined coach, Herb Brooks--and seamlessly weaves portraits of the boys with the fluid action of the game itself. Coffey also traces the paths of the players and coaches since their stunning victory, examining how the Olympic events affected their lives.
Told with warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, The Boys of Winter is an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and the enduring power of the extraordinary.
Also available as an eBook
 
Snowball s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe
Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe
by David C. Antonucci
Paperback from BookSurge Publishing
ISBN: 1439259046

Snowball's Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is the only book devoted solely to chronicling the historic events at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. The VIII Olympic Winter Games took place in February 1960 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. From 30 countries around the world, 665 athletes gathered over 11 days to engage in five recognized Olympic winter sports contested in 27 events. These sports and events included alpine skiing, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, biathlon, figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey and ski jumping. You-are-there accounts of all competition events with top scores and medal results for each sport are included. Readers will learn about the extensive pageantry and artistic expression of the opening and closing ceremonies produced by the legendary Walt Disney. The 200-page book includes 80-plus photographs by official photographer Bill Briner and others showing historic Olympic venues and athletes in the heat of competition.
 
Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics
Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics
by Sue Macy
Hardcover from National Geographic Children's Books
Media Published: 2006-


This companion volume to the highly acclaimed Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics follows the stunning visual format of the first book to capture the heroics of the Winter Olympics. From the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team to the unforgettable U.S.S.R. vs. U.S.A. hockey clash at Lake Placid, all the legends of great winter sports are recalled, including stars of skiing, bobsledding, ice skating and even snowboarding.
The book recounts the triumph and tragedy that has enthralled the world since the Winter Olympics were launched in Chamonix in 1924: from Eric Heiden's 1980 five gold medal haul to the horror of the 1961 plane crash that claimed 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team.
Freeze Frame features spectacular photo galleries in addition to a superb map of Winter Olympic sites, an insight into the coverage of new extreme Olympic sports, and a complete Winter Olympic Almanac, which includes quick reference information on each Olympiad.

 
Creating the Cauldron Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games
Creating the Cauldron Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games
by Stephanie Smith
Hardcover from WET Design
ISBN: 097257140X
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Richly illustrated, this story looks beneath the elegant final Cauldron design to reveal the discarded concepts, the wildly complex engineering and the fire-truck-rolling travails it took to make this journey. It will also take you into the hearts and minds of the people who made it.
 
The XXIII Olympiad: Los Angeles 1984, Calgary 1988 (Olympic Century) (V0021)
The XXIII Olympiad: Los Angeles 1984, Calgary 1988 (Olympic Century) (V0021)
by Ellen Galford
Hardcover from World Sport Research & Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1888383216

The XXIII Olympiad: Los Angeles 1984, Calgary 1988 (Olympic Century)

 
Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
by Mitt Romney, Timothy Robinson
Hardcover from Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 0895260840

The head of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics organizing committee describes how he assumed the leadership of the troubled organization and turned it around to present one of the most successful Olympic Games ever.
 
Frozen in Time: The Greatest Moments at the Winter Olympics
Frozen in Time: The Greatest Moments at the Winter Olympics
by Bud Greenspan
Hardcover from Stoddart
ISBN: 157544027X

An award-winning photographer presents a collection of fifty stories, illustrated with archival photographs, from the seventy-year history of the Winter Olympics, highlighting the individual dramas of triumph and defeat. 20,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. IP. "

The Olympics wouldn't be the same without drug testing, commercialism, and Bud Greenspan. A marvelous documentarian, Greenspan's mission is to find art in athleticism; he's made the official Olympic film for as long as anyone can remember. Frozen in Time, as the title of this fine chronicle of Olympians and Olympian effort implies, his medium is more of a snapshot. Built on short, illustrated profiles, the book's intent is to exalt the accomplishments of athletes both world renowned and obscure. What it lacks in depth, it more than makes up for in its inherent drama and sheer enjoyability.

 
Going for the Gold: How the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Won at Lake Placid (Dover Books on Sports and Popular Recreations)
Going for the Gold: How the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Won at Lake Placid (Dover Books on Sports and Popular Recreations)
by Tim Wendel
Paperback from Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486474615
This is the true inside story of the "Miracle on Ice," in which a ragtag team of collegiate and amateur athletes united in the shadow of the Cold War to defeat the seemingly invincible Soviet ice hockey team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Sixty-two action photographs complement this triumphant tale.
 
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2002
by David Wallechinsky
(Paperback)

Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's Olympic Gold Medals
by Christine Brennan
Listed under Figure Skating
 

The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics (Watts Reference)
by John Wukovits
Paperback from Franklin Watts, Incorporated
 
The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics (Reference)
by John Wukovits
(School & Library Binding)

A Fun Book of Olympic Trivia: A to Z! Including the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah (Olympic Trivia for Kids)
by Carole Marsh
(Hardcover)

100 Unforgettable Moments in the Winter Olympics
by Bob Italia
(School & Library Binding)

Olympic Games As Performance and Event: The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway
by Arne Martin Klausen (Editor)
(Paperback)

Salt Lake 2002: An Official Book of the Olympic Winter Games
by Lee Benson, et al
(Hardcover)

The Winter Olympics
by Larry Dane Brimner
(Paperback)

The Winter Olympics (True Books - Sports)
Larry Dane Brimner
School & Library Binding
 

Curling: The History, The Players, The Game
by Warren Hanson, et al
(Hardcover)
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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998 (Cloth)
David Wallechinsky
Hardcover
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