Download e-book for iPad: 1960 Winter Olympics, The (Images of Sports) by David C. Antonucci

By David C. Antonucci

ISBN-10: 1467130141

ISBN-13: 9781467130141

ISBN-10: 1531674941

ISBN-13: 9781531674946

The 1960 Olympic wintry weather video games have been a long-shot attempt that succeeded past the wildest expectancies. operating in a moderately populated valley within the Sierra Nevada with in simple terms rudimentary amenities, organizers created a world-class Olympic web site in 4 brief years. For the single time in Olympic historical past, the venues and athlete place of dwelling halls have been situated in a compact, intimate atmosphere that inspired sportsmanship and interplay among athletes. there has been problematic pageantry within the ceremonies and undefined. The underdog American ice hockey workforce received the first-ever united states gold medal in that recreation. American determine skaters swept gold within the person occasions. Well-trained Soviet and Scandinavian athletes ruled the rate skating and cross-country snowboarding occasions. American ladies proved their mettle within the Alpine snowboarding occasions. German skiers made shock upsets within the Nordic mixed and ski leaping contests. And CBS-TV was once there to trap the main interesting moments and make groundbreaking reside declares to American audiences.

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