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Winter Olympics Reading List

The Winter Olympics start the first week of February, 2022, and with that I’ve come up with a Part 2 to my Olympics booklists. Click on the link here to see Part 1, the extensive Summer Olympics Reading List.

There’s just something about watching athletes compete for their country that seems to bring us all together. And what is a better time to stay at home and watch than when the world is suffering through a pandemic?!

The Winter Olympics have a significantly smaller list of events compared to the Summer ones but that doesn’t make them any less exciting. While Snowboarding and Figure Skating are probably the most popular events, don’t sleep on things like Bobsledding – riding a sled with giant blades at speeds of 80 miles per hour – or the Biathlon where people literally ski and then shoot rifles at targets.

In the list below I’ve broken down the items in our collection – and a few through Interlibrary Loan – into categories for easy searching/viewing. It includes items from our adult, teen, and youth collections, as well as a few items from our digital/electronic collection.

— Carrie R. / January 2022
Bennett Martin Public Library


INFORMATIONAL

A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games
by Lori Alexander (2020) (j Biography Guttman)


The Winter Olympics
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.98 Bri)


Individual Sports of the Winter Games
by Aaron Derr (2020) (j796.98 Der)


Team Sports of the Winter Games
by Aaron Derr (2020) (j796.98 Der)


Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing
by Jeremy Fuchs (2021) (Hoopla E-book)


What are the Winter Olympics?
by Gail Herman (2021) (jPB (Non-Fiction) Herman)


The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics
by David Wallechinsky (2009) (796.98 Wal 2010)


How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Gide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes of Every Sport
by David Goldblatt (2012)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)



HISTORY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS

The 1960 Winter Olympics
by David C. Antonucci (Hoopla E-book)


Olympics’ Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Gold Medal Gaffes, Improbable Triumphs, and Oother Oddities
by Floyd Conner (2001) (796.48 Con)


And the Fans Roared: The Sports Broadcasts That Kept us on the Edge of Our Seats
by Joe Garner (2000) (796.48 qGar)


The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
by David Goldblatt (2016) (796.48 Gol)


100 Greatest Moments in Olympic History
by Bud Greenspan (1995) (796.48 qGre)


Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
by Rachel Ignatofsky (2017) (j796.092 Ign)


Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics
by Sue Macy (2006) (j796.98 Mac)


I Was There!: Joe Buck, Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, and Others Relive the Most Exciting Sporting Events of Their Lives
by Eric Mirlis (2016) (796 Mir)


Inside the Olympics : a behind-the-scenes look at the politics, the scandals, and the glory of the games
by Richard W. Pound (2004) (796.48 Pou)


The Olympics: Athens to Athens 1896-2004
forewords by Jacques Rogge and Michael Johnson (2004) (796.48 qOly)


Chronicle of the Olympics, 1896-1996
(1996) (796.48 qChr)



The Individual Sports or Sporting Categories


Skiing – Categories included: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country, Freestyle, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping

A Complete Guide to Alpine Ski Touring Ski Mountaineering and Nordic Ski Touring (Alpine)
by Henry Branigan (Hoopla E-book)


Skiing (All Categories)
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.963 Bri)


The Marksmanship Primer: The Experts’ Guide to Shooting Handguns and Rifles (Biathlon)
by Jim Casada (2013) (799.213 Cas)


Fitness cross-country skiing (Biathlon, Cross-Country, Nordic Combined)
by Steven E. Gaskill (1998) (796.93 Gas)


Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine)
by Grace Hansen (Hoopla E-book)


The New Guide to Skiing (All Categories)
by Martin Heckleman (2001) (940.593 Hec)


The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors (Alpine)
by Maurice Isserman (2019) (940.541 Iss)


Alpine Skiing (Alpine)
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Nordic Skiing (Nordic Combined)
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Cross-Country Skiing (Biathlon, Cross-Country, Nordic Combined)
by Kara L. Laughlin (Hoopla E-book)


Extreme Snow Skiing (All Categories)
by Virginia Loh-Hagan (Hoopla E-book)


The Invincible Mogul Skier (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross-Country, Freestyle, Nordic)
by Michael L. Mead (Hoopla E-book)


Maj. John Plaster’s Ultimate Guide to Precision Shooting (Biathlon)
by John L. Plaster (2012) (DVD 799.3 Pla)


Skiing for Dummies (All Categories)
by Allen St. John (1999) (796 Sai)


Deadly Hard-Hitting Sports (Free-Style Skiing)
by Jeff Savage (2013) (j796 Sav)


Smart Skiing: Mental Training For All Ages and All Levels of Skill (All Categories)
by Dennis J. Selder (1998) (796 Sai)


Great Moments in Olympic Skiing (All Categories)
by Brian Trusdell (Hoopla E-book)


Strong is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power
by Lindsey Vonn (2016) (613.042 Von)


Skiing (All Categories)
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.93 Wax)


The Science of a Carve Turn (All Categories)
by Nel Yomtov (Hoopla E-book)


Biathlon, Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined
by Kylie Burns (2009)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Everything the Instructors Never Told You About Mogul Skiing
by Dan DiPiro (2005)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Eddie the Eagle
by E.J. Edwards (1988)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
by Steve Hindman (2005)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Ultimate Skiing
by Ron LeMaster (2009)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Two Skis and a Rifle: An Introduction to Biathlon
by Michael Nordvall (2020)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Skiing Freestyle: Official Training Guide of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team
by Park Smalley and Hilary Engish (1988)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge (a.k.a. The Fall Line: America’s Rise to Ski Racing’s Summit
by Nathaniel Vinton (2015 / 2016)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Eddie the Eagle
starring Taron Egerton (2016) (DVD Eddie)



Bobsledding – Categories included Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton

Bobsledding and the Luge (All Categories)
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.95 Bri)


Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World (Bobsleigh)
by Andy Bull (2015) (LT 796.952 Bul)


Skeleton: High-Speed Ice Sliding (Skeleton)
by Kim Covert (2005) (j796.95 Cov)


Sliding (All Categories)
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


PUSH (Bobsleigh)
by Johnny Quinn (Hoopla E-book)


Bobsled and Luge (All Categories)
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.96 Wax)


Cool Runnings (Bobsleigh)
by Raymond J Barry (1999) (DVD j Cool)


Disney Presents True Sports Stories (Bobsleigh)
by Denzel Washington (2020) (BBox Disney)

Includes both “Cool Runnings” (about the Jamaican Bobsled Team, and “Miracle” (about the 1980 US Men’s Ice Hockey win over the USSR).


Bobsled Basics: All About Bobsledding
by Timothy Mozzeo (2012)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)



Curling

Curling
by Annalise Bekkering (Hoopla E-book)


Curling
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Curling
by James Mitchel (Hoopla E-book)


The History of Curling – A Concise Essay on this Popular Winter Sport Including its History
by Bertram Smith (Hoopla E-book)


Curling
by Claire Throp (2013) (j796.964 Thr)


Ice hockey and curling
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.962 Wax)


Curling for Dummies
by Bob Weeks (2006) (796.96 Wee)


The Roaring Game: A Sweeping Saga of Curling
by Doug Clark (2007)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Ice hockey and curling
by Warren Hansen (2021)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Throwing Rocks at Houses
by Colleen Jones (2015)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Men With Brooms
starring Paul Gross (2002 — movie, 2010 — 10-episode Canadian TV series)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)



Figure Skating

This is Figure Skating
by Margaret Blackstone (1998) (j796.912 Bla)


Edge of Glory: The Inside Story of the Quest for Figure Skating’s Olympic Gold Medals
by Christine Brennan (1998) (796.912 Bre)


Inside Edge: A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating
by Christine Brennan (1996) (796.91 Bre)


Figure Skating
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.912 Bri)


Figure Skating in Action
by Kate Calder (2001) (j796.91 Cal)


Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice
by Karen Chen (2017) (j Biography Chen)


Thin Ice
by Frank Coffey (Hoopla E-book)


Tara Lipinski
by Terri Dougherty (1999) (jB L66D)


Michelle Kwan: Champion on Ice
by Kimberly Gatto (1998) (jB K985g)


The Second Mark: Courage, Corruption, and the Battle for Olympic Gold
by Joy Goodwin (2004) (796.98 Goo)


A Skating Life
by Dorothy Hamill (2007) (796.912 Ham)


Finish First
by Scott Hamilton (2018) (650.1 Ham)


Figure Skating
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Legends of Women’s Figure Skating
by Martha London (Hoopla E-book)


Fire on Ice
by Oregonian Staff (Hoopla E-book)


Beautiful on the Outside: A Memoir
by Adam Rippon (2019) (Biography Rippon)


The best of the best in figure skating.
by Rachel Rutledge (1998) (j796.91 Rut)


Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
by Joan Ryan (1995) (796.44 Rya)


Lake Placid Figure Skating
by Christie Sausa (Hoopla E-book)


Superstars of women’s figure skating
by Pohla Smith (1999) (j796.912 Smi)


Queen of Ice, Queen of Shadows: The Unsuspected Life of Sonja Henie
by Raymond Strait (1985) (796.91 HenYs)


Figure Skating
by Claire Throp (2014) (j796.912 Thr)


The Official Book of Figure Skating
by United States Figure Skating Association (1998) (796.912 qFig)


Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating
by Rose Viña (2019) (j Biography Fairbanks)


Spinning
by Tillie Walden (2017) (YA PB Non-Fiction Walden)


Figure Skating
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.912 Wax)


Figure Skating for Dummies
by Kristi Yamaguchi (1997) (796.91 Yam)


My Sergei: A Love Story
by Ekaterina Gordeeva (1996)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


Welcome to My World
by Johnny Weir (2011)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)


The Cutting Edge
starring D.B. Sweeney (1992) (DVD Cutting or on Hoopla)


I, Tonya
starring Margot Robbie (2018) (DVD I)



Ice Hockey

A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History
by Seth Berkman (2019) (Hoopla E-book)


The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
by Wayne R. Coffey (2005) (796.962 OlyYc)


Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent
by Rich Cohen (2021) (796.962 Coh)


Ice Hockey
by Christin Ditchfield (2003) (j796.962 Dit)


The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal-Winning US Olympic Hockey Team
by Mike Eruzione (2020) (Biography Eruzione)


Fundamental Hockey
by Mike Foley (1996) (j796.962 Fol)


99: Stories of the Game
by Wayne Gretzky (2016) (Biography Gretzky)


US Women’s Hockey Team
by Anthony K. Hewson (Hoopla E-book)


Beginning Hockey
by Julie Jensen (1996) (j796.962 Jen)


Cujo: The Untold Story of My Life On and Off the Ice
by Curtis Joseph (2018) (Biography Joseph)


Ice Hockey
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Hockey Strong: Stories of Sacrifice From Inside the NHL
by Todd Smith (2016) (796.962 Smi)


Score!: The Action and Artistry of Hockey’s Magnificent Moment
by Mark Stewart (2011) (j796.962 Ste)


All About Hockey
by George Sullivan (1998) (j796.962 Sul)


Ice hockey and curling
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.962 Wax)


Miracle
starring Kurt Russell (2004) (DVD j Miracle)


Disney Presents True Sports Stories
by Denzel Washington (2020) (BBox Disney)

Includes both “Cool Runnings” (about the Jamaican Bobsled Team, and “Miracle” (about the 1980 US Men’s Ice Hockey win over the USSR).



Speed Skating

Speed Skating (All Categories)
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.914 Bri)


Speed Skating (All Categories)
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Apolo Anton Ohno (All Categories)
by Thomas Lang (Hoopla E-book)


Speed Skating (All Categories)
by Katie Marsico (Hoopla E-book)


Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday
by Apolo Anton Ohno (2010) (Biography Ohno)


Speed Skating (All Categories)
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.914 Wax)


Speed on Skates: A Complete Technique, Training and Racing Guide for In-Line and Ice Skaters
by Gary Publow (1998)
(This title is not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries — we encourage you to request it through our InterLibrary Loan service.)



Snowboard

Extreme Sports Stars
by Philip Abraham (2007) (j796.092 Abr)


Snowboarding
by Matt Barr (2004) (j796.939 Bar)


Snowboarding
by Larry Dane Brimner (1997) (j796.938 Bri)


Snowboarding
by Gillian C.P. Brown (2003) (j796.939 Bro)


Snowboarding
by Steve Davis (2000) (j796.938 Dav)


Let’s Snowboard!
by Terri DeGezelle (2006) (j796.939 Deg)


Shaun White
by Matt Doeden (2007) (jB W5853d)


Extreme Halfpipe Snowboarding Moves
by Mary Firestone (2004) (j796.939 Fir)


Snowboarding
by Clive Gifford (2007) (j796.939 Gif)


Snowboarding for Fun!
by Beth Gruber (2004) (j796.939 Gru)


Snowboarding
by John Hamilton (2015) (j796.938 Ham)


Chloe Kim
by Grace Hansen (Hoopla E-book)


Red Gerard
by Grace Hansen (Hoopla E-book)


Shaun White
by Anthony K. Hewson (Hoopla E-book)


Great Moments in Olympic Snowboarding
by Brian Howell (Hoopla E-book)


Snowboarding
by Morgan Hughes (2005) (j796.939 Hug)


Beginning Snowboarding
by Julie Jensen (1998) (j796.938 Jen)


Snowboarding
by Ellen Labrecque (Hoopla E-book)


Fundamental Snowboarding
by Jon Lurie (1996) (j796.938 Lur)


Snowboarding
by Paul Mason (2014) (j796.939 Mas)


Skiing and Boarding
by Peter Oliver (2001) (796.93 Oli)


Stranded in the Snow! : Eric LeMarque’s Story of Survival
by Tim O’Shei (2007) (j796.939 Osh)


X-treme Sports & Other Action Adventures
by Popular Mechanics Press (2005) (DVD j796.046)


On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life
by Amy Purdy (2014) (Biography Purdy)


Shaun White
by Karen Schweitzer (2009) (j Biography White)


Snowboards: From Start to Finish
by Tanya Lee Stone (2000) (j796.938 Sto)


Blades, Boards & Scooters
by Keltie Thomas (2003) (j796.21 Tho)


Snowboarding
by Laura Hamilton Waxman (2018) (j796.939 Wax)


First Descent: The Story of the Snowboarding Revolution
by Kemp Curley (2006) (DVD 796.939 Fir)


The Crash Reel
by Pedro Kos (2014) (DVD 796.939 Cra)



This booklist originally compiled by CR January 2022 | Converted for BookGuide and expanded by SDC January 2022