Historical Dictionary of Skiing
Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced.
The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.
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15 kilometer 30 kilometer Allen ALPINE Downhill Alpine skiing Anton Austria became biathlon Bjorn bronze medals Christl Cranz combined competition Cross-country 15 cross-country skiing Federation Internationale feet Finland ﬁrst ﬁve France freestyle Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany giant slalom gold medals Gunde Svan Holmenkollen Innsbruck International Ski Internationale de Ski Italy Japan Jumping Large Hill Justyna Kowalczyk kilometer 6.2 miles Kirvesniemi Larisa Lazutina lifts Lunn Marc Girardelli Matti Nykanen meters MILITARY SKIING Moritz mountain NORDIC Cross-country Norway Norwegian Olympic Games Olympic Winter Games Oslo racers Raisa Smetanina relay resorts Russia Schneider silver medal ski areas Ski Association Ski Club Ski FIS Ski Museum ski school ski troops skiers snow Soviet Union speed skiing Sprint Stefania Belmondo Stefania Belmondo ITA super-G Sweden Swiss Switzerland Team Large Hill Turin United Vancouver in 2010 Vancouver Olympics Vladimir Smirnov winning Winter Olympics WOMEN ON SKIS Yelena Valbe Zdarsky