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The Winter Olympics

An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore and Events of the Games, Vancouver Edition


The Mountaineers Books
Available: 01/15/09
7 x 9.16 · 224 pages
CDN $24.95 · pb

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Ron C. Judd

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.

RON C. JUDD (Bellingham, Washington), 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.