The Winter Olympics: From Chamonix to Salt Lake

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Larry R. Gerlach
University of Utah Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 330 pages
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Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah, ten highly regarded Olympic historians presented a series of lectures on the politics, history, and controversies surrounding the winter games. Those lectures are collected in The Winter Olympics, offering readers fascinating insights into issues of gender, amateurism, commercialism, ceremony, and more over the one hundred years of Winter Olympics history. It also includes a survey of the Salt Lake Winter Games.

The only volume available that explores the winter games as a whole, The Winter Olympics is invaluable reading for understanding the movements' roots as well as the contemporary issues surrounding the Games.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Roots of the Modern Olympic Games
18
The Winter Olympics 19242002
41
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Larry Gerlach is professor of history at the University of Utah. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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