The Winter Olympics

Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406261718

Category: Olympic Winter Games

Page: 32

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Who was the first Winter Olympic gold medallist? Who is "The Flying Tomato"? Which sports are part of the Winter Paralympics?

The Winter Olympics

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853274


Page: N.A

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The Winter Olympics

Author: Larry Dane Brimner

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516262079

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 47

View: 4221

Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

The Treasures of the Olympic Winter Games

Author: Martha McIntosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847322951

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 53

View: 1512

Published in association with the official Olympic Museum and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Treasures of the Winter Olympics Games brings the glorious history of this global sporting event to life through more than 200 photographs and 20 removable artifacts. This officially endorsed volume--and the first interactive book on the Olympics produced in cooperation with the Olympic Museum--contains facsimiles of important memorabilia from its exclusive archive: founding historical documents, tickets and programs, collector cards, full-size posters, and even a personal letter from a U.S. president. With these rare treasures, fans will get closer than ever to this celebrated spectacle.

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics

2014 Edition

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937530709

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 396

View: 5688

"Published in anticipation of the 2014 Sochi Games, The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics has been expanded to include the rules and scoring for all the upcoming events. The book also looks at the history of each Olympic event from inception to the present day, including discontinued events and the four skating events first featured, before the creation of the Winter Olympics, in the 1908 London Summer Olympics. From speed skating to snowboarding, bobsled to ice hockey, the book gives the medals tables, timings, distances, and scores. But much more than a statistical compendium, the book also offers an abundance of Winter Olympic history, anecdotes, and lore, as authors David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky bring alive the most dramatic moments from the Games and celebrating the many extraordinary individuals who have competed."--Publisher's description.

The 1960 Winter Olympics

Author: David C. Antonucci

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439642133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 5548

The 1960 Olympic Winter Games were a long-shot effort that succeeded beyond the wildest expectations. Working in a sparsely populated valley in the Sierra Nevada with only rudimentary facilities, organizers created a world-class Olympic site in four short years. For the only time in Olympic history, the venues and athlete residence halls were located in a compact, intimate setting that encouraged sportsmanship and interaction between athletes. There was elaborate pageantry in the ceremonies and decorations. The underdog American ice hockey team won the first-ever USA gold medal in that sport. American figure skaters swept gold in the individual events. Well-trained Soviet and Scandinavian athletes dominated the speed skating and cross-country skiing events. American women proved their mettle in the Alpine skiing events. German skiers made surprise upsets in the Nordic combined and ski jumping contests. And CBS-TV was there to capture the most exciting moments and make groundbreaking live broadcasts to American audiences.

2010 Winter Olympics

Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



Page: N.A

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The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics

Author: John F. Wukovits

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531154526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1985

Discusses the origins and history of the winter Olympics, describes the development and rules of each sport, profiles stars from earlier games, and offers statistics and lists of winners.

The Winter Olympics

Author: Jack C. Harris

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9780886823177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8904

Discusses the history of the Winter Olympics, the events, and outstanding athletes over the years.

Winter Olympics Gr. 4-6

Author: Melanie Komar

Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 1770729615


Page: N.A

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Freeze Frame

A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics

Author: Sue Macy,Peggy Fleming

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792278870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4711

Highlights in the history of the Winter Olympics from their inception in 1924 to today, including profiles of the Olympic athletes and information on the lesser-known winter sports. Also includes an Olympic almanac with information about each Olympiad.

100 Unforgettable Moments in the Winter Olympics

Author: Bob Italia

Publisher: Abdo Group

ISBN: 9781562396961

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3666

Recounts memorable events from past Winter Olympic games from Eddie Eagan's gold medal in bobsledding at Lake Placid in 1932 to Tommy Moe's alpine skiing medal in 1994.

Canadians in the Winter Olympics

Author: J. Alexander Poulton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897277386

Category: Athletes

Page: 247

View: 9816

Grade level: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s.

Frozen in time

the greatest moments at the Winter Olympics

Author: Bud Greenspan

Publisher: General Pub Group


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 3266

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.

Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics

Author: Yossi Lapid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781949091021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

View: 5969

Snowman Paul hopes to win gold at the Winter Olympic Games. He trains hard and prepares thoroughly for his Olympic debut. However, how far will he go in pursuit of his Olympic dream? This book teaches children the valuable lessons of hard work, fair competition and telling the truth.

Olympic Cities

City Agendas, Planning, and the World’s Games, 1896 - 2016

Author: John Gold,Margaret Gold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136768254

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

View: 2946

Olympic Cities provides the first full overview of the changing relationship between cities and the Olympic events since 1896. With eighteen specially commissioned and original essays written by a team of distinguished international authors, it explores the historical experience of staging the Olympics from the point of view of the host city. A thought-provoking analysis of the relationship between Olympic festivals and urban spectacle it: provides overviews of the urban impact of the four component Olympic festivals – the Summer Games, Winter Games, Cultural Olympiads and the Paralympics comprises systematic surveys of four key aspects of activity involved in staging the Olympics – finance, place promotion, managing spectacle and urban regeneration consists of nine chronologically arranged portraits of host cities, from 1936 to 2012, with particular emphasis on the first four Summer Olympic games of the twenty-first century. As controversy over the growing size and expense of the Olympics continues unabated, this book’s incisive and timely assessment of the Games’ development and the complex agendas that host cities attach to the event will be essential reading not only for urban and sports historians, urban geographers, planners and all concerned with understanding the relationship between cities and culture, but for anyone with an interest in the staging of mega-events.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement

Author: John E. Findling,Kimberly D. Pelle

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322785

Category: Reference

Page: 602

View: 4382

Looks at the historical context in which the modern Olympic Games have taken place, covering the highlights of each competition along with information on site selection, economic impact, and political controversies.