The Winter Olympics
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 2002 - David Wallechinsky is a compulsive listmaker. He first turned his eye to the Olympics in 1984, and has been updating his efforts ever since. This edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics is a perfect companion to watching the games. Packed with results of every event ever contested, it adds just enough history, observation, and insight to assure another gold-medal performance. The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics 1998 is a bravura exercise in both the trivial and the pursuit of excellence.
Los Angeles Times: "The ultimate Olympic source book." Wall Street Journal: "A staggering compendium of results, highlights, and oddments dating from the first modern games...Few reference books qualify as good bedtime reading, but The Complete Book of the Olympics by David Wallechinsky is an exception."
In this brand new updated edition of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, packed with thrilling photographs of the unforgettable moments from Olympic history, David Wallechinsky puts the Salt Lake City games into perspective with background, stories, and statistics from every Winter Olympics since the Chamonix games of 1924.
When the Salt Lake City Olympics opens on February 8, 2002, it will be the biggest Winter Games in history, with 10 new events and a record number of participating athletes and countries. Will the trend that has seen the United States Alpine Skiing Team shut out of gold medals at every Winter Games held in the United States continue, or will veterans Erik Schlopy and Picabo Street or some surprise upstart be able to topple the perennial favorites from Switzerland and Austria? Can anyone finally dislodge the Russians from the pinnacle of pairs figure skating success? Will there be another "Miracle on Ice"? This is the indispensible source for insights into all of these gripping behind-the-scenes stories.