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Title:
Biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined / by Kylie Burns.
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Call Number:
j796.932 BUR
Publication Date:
c2010.
Publisher:
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2010.
Physical Description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Olympic Nordic skiing events -- Introduction to biathlon -- More on biathlon -- Biathlon mass start and relays -- Introduction to cross-country skiing -- Cross-country: individual and individual sprint -- Cross-country: pursuit and mass start -- Cross-country: relays and team sprint -- Introduction to ski jumping -- More on ski jumping -- Introduction to Nordic combined -- Nordic combined: individual events -- Nordic combined: team event -- Snapshot of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Summary:
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 excitement of 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.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1231339
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