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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics free pdf Contained within the pages of this encyclopaedic book is everything anyone could wish to know about the Winter Olympics. With a complete statistical record for all events through the history of the Games, and now in its eighth edition, this is the authoritative book on the Winter Olympics. From speed skating to snowboarding, bobsleigh to ice hockey, the 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. This new edition, published in the run up to the 2010 Vancouver Games, has been expanded to include the results from Turin in 2006. 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.

About David Wallechinsky

David Wallechinsky is a renowned Olympic historian, NBC radio commentator and author of several reference books, including the bestselling The Book of Lists and the People's Almanac Presents the 20th Century. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade, and he has guested on Late Night with David Letterman, Nightline, and PBS' News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He is the founder editor-in-chief of the political website AllGov.com. Wallechinsky is also the vice-president of the International Society of Olympic Historians and recipient of the Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee. Jaime Loucky has worked on several editions of the Complete Book of the Olympics, both Summer and Winter editions. His articles have appeared in a number of magazines and academic journals including the Encyclopaedia of Contemporary American Immigration.

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Author : David Wallechinsky
Publisher : Aurum Press Ltd
Data Published : 25 October 2009
ISBN : 1845134915
EAN : 9781845134914
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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