Snowball’s Chance: The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is the only book devoted solely to chronicling the historic events at Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. The VIII Olympic Winter Games took place in February 1960 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. From 30 countries around the world, 665 athletes gathered over 11 days to engage in five recognized Olympic winter sports contested in ...
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; Reprint edition (March 28, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 1873838
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Many skeptics including IOC President Avery Brundage thought the small family ski area in California could not host a successful Olympic Winter Games. The skeptics were wrong, and this book tells the story of how the Organizing Committee with the co...
These sports and events included alpine skiing, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, biathlon, figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey and ski jumping. You-are-there accounts of all competition events with top scores and medal results for each sport are included. Readers will learn about the extensive pageantry and artistic expression of the opening and closing ceremonies produced by the legendary Walt Disney. The 200-page book includes 80-plus photographs by official photographer Bill Briner and others showing historic Olympic venues and athletes in the heat of competition.