Biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined
090605s2010 nyua c b 001 0 eng d
|aBiathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined|cby Kylie Burns.
|aNew York, NY|bCrabtree Pub. Co.|cc2010.
|a32 p.|bcol. ill.|c23 cm.
|aWinter Olympic sports.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
|aOlympic 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.
|aHave 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.