A Basic Guide to Speed Skating

A Basic Guide to Speed Skating

by United States Olympic Committee

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Speed skating is one of those Olympic sports many fans just marvel at. Men and women, attired in their skin tight, single piece uniforms, seem to glide effortlessly around a rink while traveling at surprisingly fast speeds. This is the book for speed skating fans and for those who wish to try their skates at this sport. Part of the "U.S. Olympic Committee's Sports Series," this well-done edition comprehensively discusses its topic. It begins with the history of speed skating as an Olympic sport and dates the origins of skating back to Scandinavia in 200 A.D. From speed-skating's 1924 Olympic debut to equipment, safety tips, skaters' nutrition, biographies of the sport's leading figures, including those who stood out in the 2002 Winter Olympics, plus how-to instructions, this impressively detailed title is among the best to cover speed skating. The prose is also tailored to young readers and should not prove difficult to comprehend. This book will prove to be the definitive source about this winter sport. 2002, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Bruce Adelson

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G. Stevens
Publication date:
Olympic Guides Series
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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