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Winter Olympics: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore, and Events of the Games
     

Winter Olympics: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore, and Events of the Games

by Ron C. Judd
 

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 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

Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594850639
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Ron C. Judd, a longtime popular columnist at The Seattle Times, is the author of a variety of outdoor books, including The Blue Tarp Bible. He writes the weekly "Trail Mix" column, which focuses on life in the great outdoors, and "The Wrap by Ron Judd," a humorous take on the week's news. A Washington native, Judd is also known for his daily dispatches from every Summer and Winter Olympic Games since Nagano, Japan, in 1998. He lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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