The Winter Olympics
An Insider's Guide to the Legends, the Lore, and the GamesBook - 2009
A keepsake-cum-guidebook to the magic of Vancouver's Winter Games in February 2010, this sport-by-sport guide features behind-the-scenes stories, legendary moments and full-colour photography. The author is a veteran writer on Olympic competition and will have first-hand reporting at the 2010 games.Combining the lore and magic of the Winter Games with profiles of the individual sports, author Ron Judd has created the ultimate insider's guide to complement the Olympic games coming in 2010. From alpine skiing and figure skating to luge and curling, Judd devotes a chapter to each competitive sport, examining its history, key competitors in past Olympics, the newest athlete contenders, how the sport is played and judged, and more.Anecdotes and fun facts about the Winter Olympics give the reader a true sense of being at the games. And for readers who want to hit the slopes or rinks of British Columbia, Judd includes a round-up on outfitters and access to the Olympic venues. The Winter Olympics also includes a chapter on the Paralympic Winter Games.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Mountaineers Books, 2009, c2008.
Edition: Vancouver ed.
Branch Call Number: 796. 98 JUD 2008
Characteristics: 252 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. ports. ; 23 cm.