Biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined
Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird or ski at top speed across snowy terrain? Can you imagine racing on skis across the countryside only to stop periodically to fire shots at targets at rapid-fire speed? In this book, you'll experience the excitementof Olympic ski jumping, cross country skiing, and biathlon. You'll learn amazing facts about the history of each sport, the training it takes to be a top athlete, and the high-tech equipment used by competitors.
Freeze frame : a photographic history of the Winter Olympics
Bright photos capture the excitement and drama of the diverse sports of the Winter Olympics with detailed stories on historical victories, great matches, and other memorable moments, such as the Jamaican bobsled team and the Soviet-American hockey match. By the author of <IT>Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics.<RO>
National Geographic kids everything sports : all the photos, facts, and fun to make you jump!
With stunning visuals and energetic design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules, regulations, training and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling and table tennis. Simultaneous.
A passion for victory : the story of the Olympics in ancient and early modern times
Published in time for the 2012 Summer Games being held in London, a chronicle of Olympics history from the eighth century B.C. to the competitions of the 20th century includes historical profiles of athletes while offering insight into how the games were shaped by international events.
"US swimmer Michael Phelps was the most decorated Olympic athlete in history before the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Winning an additional five golds and a silver in Rio for a total of 28 career medals, Phelps has a list of accomplishments in the pool that may never be matched. Learn all about Phelps's Olympic victories, how he maintains a world-class swimmer's body, what he does for fun, his plans for the future, and much more ovided by publisher.