Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition (Complete Book of the
by David Wallechinsky, Jaime Loucky
Paperback from Aurum Press
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.
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-
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
an intimate, perceptive portrayal of one Friday night in Lake Placid and
the enduring power of the extraordinary.
Also available as an eBook
Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley & Lake
by David C. Antonucci
Paperback from BookSurge Publishing
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.
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
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.
the Cauldron Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games
by Stephanie Smith
Hardcover from WET Design
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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.
Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games
by Mitt Romney, Timothy Robinson
Hardcover from Regnery Publishing
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.
Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2002
in Time: The Greatest Moments at the Winter Olympics
by Bud Greenspan
Hardcover from Stoddart
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.
by David Wallechinsky
Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating's
Olympic Gold Medals
Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics (Reference)
by Christine Brennan
Listed under Figure Skating
by John Wukovits
(School & Library Binding)
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
Unforgettable Moments in the Winter Olympics
by Bob Italia
(School & Library Binding)
Games As Performance and Event: The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games
by Arne Martin Klausen (Editor)
Lake 2002: An Official Book of the Olympic Winter Games
by Lee Benson, et al
by Larry Dane Brimner
Winter Olympics (True Books - Sports)
Larry Dane Brimner
School & Library Binding
Curling: The History, The Players, The Game
by Warren Hanson, et al
Out of Print - Try Used
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998 (Cloth)
Out of Print - Try Used
Winter Olympic Sports