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The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics: 2010 Edition (Complete Book of the Olympics) Paperback – October 1, 2009


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About the Author

David Wallechsinky has worked as a commentator for NBC Olympic coverage. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times Magazine and Parade, and he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Nightline. His other titles include The Complete Book of the Olympics with Jaime Loucky, The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, and The New Book of Lists.
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Product Details

  • Series: Complete Book of the Olympics
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press; Vancouver 2010 ed edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845134915
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845134914
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,636,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher C. Miller on January 19, 2010
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I got this book to update the one I had to the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow (The 2008 Edition did that for the Summer version and it was well done). This book has a lot of errors in it. For Nordic combined, it lists the old event of 7.5 km sprint and 15 km individual even though both events changed in late 2008 to 10 km individual large hill and 10 km individual normal hill. No details provided of the Gundersen system point time differential for competitiors in the individual and team event.

There is no mention of ski cross in the freestyle skiing section which will debut at this year's Olympics.

For cross country skiing on the combined/ double pursuit, the events listed are not accurate. 1992-8 were 10 km + 15 km combined men & 5 km + 10 km combined women, both separate days. 2002 was 10 km + 10 km combined men and 5 km + 5 km combined women, same day at seperate times. Since 2006, it has been 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit women and 15 km + 15 km double pursuit men, a duathlon event. No explanation given for event.

For the knowledge that Wallechinsky and Loucky have with the Olympics, this left something to be desired.
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By James Thompson on February 10, 2010
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This is the most complete book about the Winter Olympics available. It's the complementary book to the Summer Olympics. What you get is all the results and historical vignettes to most of the events.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 28, 2009
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If you are looking for a book that spends a lot of time going over past olympics medal placings,...this is for you. Not a lot on the specific sports.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicolea on June 30, 2012
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Loved this book! With being an olympics buff myself I finished the book pretty quickly. Great facts and stories. A great companion to the summer olympics book. Book arrived really fast! Loved everything about the purchase.
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