The Winter Olympics

Author: Larry Dane Brimner

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516262079

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 47

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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.
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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553655028

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 322

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The "Bible of the Winter Olympics," filled with history, statistics, and anecdotes ranging from the astonishing to the bizarre. Contained within the pages of this authoritative book is everything anyone could wish to know about the Winter Olympics. Now in its eighth edition and published in anticipation of the 2010 Vancouver Games, The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics has been expanded to include the rules and scoring for all the upcoming events, as well as the results from the 2006 Turin Games. 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, bringing alive the most dramatic moments from the Games and celebrating the many extraordinary individuals who have competed.
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The Winter Olympics

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853274

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Page: N.A

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Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics

Author: Yossi Lapid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781949091021

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

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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.
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The Winter Olympics

Author: Jack C. Harris

Publisher: Creative Company

ISBN: 9780886823177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5674

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

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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.
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The Winter Olympics

Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1432977008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Surveys the origin and development of the Winter Olympics, the various sports, and noted athletes, and discusses the Winter Paralympics, sports scandals at the winter games, and the upcoming Sochi games,
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The Winter Olympics

Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1432977008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Surveys the origin and development of the Winter Olympics, the various sports, and noted athletes, and discusses the Winter Paralympics, sports scandals at the winter games, and the upcoming Sochi games,
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A Long Shot to Glory

How Lake Placid Saved the Winter Olympics and Restored the Nation's Pride

Author: Michael Burgess

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457512874

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Sometimes life is like a movie. There are moments and events in life - not often - that are as exciting and as dramatic as a movie. What happened in Lake Placid, New York in February 1980 at the Thirteenth Winter Olympics was such a time. For those who experienced it in person or watched the games on television, they remember where they were when the US hockey team beat the Soviet Union and then beat the team from Finland two days later to win the gold medal. The sports victory of an underdog group of college kids was thrilling enough but it was a win against the Soviet Union. This Cold War adversary was also the nation hosting the summer games later that year which the United States was threatening to boycott. The excitement and drama in Lake Placid gave the games a huge lift of enthusiasm and popularity when some had even come to believe that staging the Olympics was no longer affordable for many communities and that perhaps the 1980 Winter Games should be cancelled entirely. Indeed, as the games began, a US News and World Report magazine questioned whether the Lake Placid games were the "last Olympics." What happened on the hockey ice was improbable enough, but the Lake Placid Winter Games were a long shot, if not a miracle too. Winning the games had been an unlikely decades-long quest for this small town to overcome the barriers of exploding finances, environmental concerns and world politics. Few remember that the 1980 games were never supposed to take place in Lake Placid. They came to the small village because of unexpected events which unfolded and made the two weeks in the remote Adirondacks before a worldwide audience of nearly a billion viewers one of the most dramatic times in the modern era of sports, media and politics. It would not be too much of a stretch to say that the Lake Placid Games, which brought the "Miracle on Ice," saved the Winter Olympics in 1980 and greatly enhanced them for the future.
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The Winter Olympics

From Chamonix to Salt Lake

Author: Larry R. Gerlach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 330

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Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah, ten highly regarded Olympic historians presented a series of lectures on the politics, history, and controversies surrounding the winter games. Those lectures are collected in The Winter Olympics, offering readers fascinating insights into issues of gender, amateurism, commercialism, ceremony, and more over the one hundred years of Winter Olympics history. It also includes a survey of the Salt Lake Winter Games. The only volume available that explores the winter games as a whole, The Winter Olympics is invaluable reading for understanding the movements' roots as well as the contemporary issues surrounding the Games.
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The Treasures of the Olympic Winter Games

Author: Olympic Museum,Martha MacIntosh,International Olympic Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781847322951

Category: Winter Olympics

Page: 53

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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.
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Snowboard

Author: Joseph Gustaitis

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778740261

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Snowboard is one of the youngest sports in the Olympics, and it was once viewed as the sport of "bad boys" and "rebels." It might have lost some of that rowdy image, but it still has its pop pizazz. This book will explain what stunts are and how they're done. It'll tell you where snowboarding came from and where it's going. And you'll meet some of the most colorful characters you'll find in any sport.
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Frozen in time

the greatest moments at the Winter Olympics

Author: Bud Greenspan

Publisher: General Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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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.
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The Encyclopedia of the Winter Olympics

Author: John F. Wukovits

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531154526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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.
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Snowball's Chance

The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley & Lake Tahoe

Author: David C. Antonucci

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439259047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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The only book devoted solely to chronicling the historic VIII Olympic Winter Games at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe.
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The Complete Book of the Olympics 2012

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845136956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1334

View: 6947

Includes the final results for every Olympic event since 1896, featuring information on records, medals, and individual athletic performance.
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