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Winter Olympics, 2018

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well under way! If you haven’t already browsed the library’s collection of related material including books and online content there’s still time!

As of this writing, the US is 5th in the medal standings, behind some of the powerhouse nations of the Winter Olympics. Stay up to date on the medal count: 2018 Medal Standings.

Did you see the incredible new drone technology used during the Opening Ceremonies? This Opening Ceremony Drone Flight behind the scenes video shows how they did it!

Are you researching the Olympics? In addition to the list of books in this post which are currently on display, Booth has a wealth of online content! Check out the results for an ‘Olympics’ search in electronic encyclopedias via Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

Booth’s collection of streaming media from Alexander Street Video has great historic footage of past Olympics. Check out this newsreel clip from the 1952 games!

Kanopy Streaming also allows EIU patrons the opportunity to stream great content online. A search for Olympics provides lots of interesting results:

And of course, Booth has many books about the Olympic games from a wide variety of perspectives.

Books at Booth Library:

  • Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London
  • Boykoff, Jules.
  • GV721.5 .B668 2014
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  • Artistry on Ice: Figure Skating Skills and Style
  • Kerrigan, Nancy, 1969-
  • GV850.4 .K47 2003
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  • Athlete First: A History Of the Paralympic Movement
  • Bailey, Steve.
  • GV722.5.P37 B35 2008
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  • Century Of Olympic Posters
  • Timmers, Margaret.
  • GV721.75 .T56 2012x
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  • Chronicle Of the Olympics, 1896-2000.
  • GV721.5 .C474 1998
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  • Complete Book Of Figure Skating
  • Shulman, Carole, 1940-
  • GV850.4 .S49 2002
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  • Curling Handbook for Curlers, Teachers, & Coaches
  • Thiessen, Roy D., 1935-
  • GV845 .T46
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  • Discourses Of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
  • Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia.
  • GV721.5 .C44 2012
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  • Essential Skiing: A Bible for Beginning Skiers
  • Gordon, Herb.
  • GV854 .G68 1996
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  • Figure Skating: A History
  • Hines, James R. (James Robert), 1937-
  • GV850.4 .H56 2006
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  • Gold Medal Ice Hockey for Women and Girls
  • Dunn, Tricia.
  • GV848.6.W65 D86 1999
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  • How to Watch the Olympics: The Essential Guide to the Rules, Statistics, Heroes, and Zeroes Of Every Sport
  • Goldblatt, David, 1965-
  • GV721.5 .G6155 2012x
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  • Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism
  • Lenskyj, Helen.
  • GV721.5 .L42 2000
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  • Mastering Snowboarding
  • Teter, Hannah.
  • GV857.S57 T42 2013
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  • Nazi Olympics
  • Mandell, Richard D.
  • GV722 1936 .M3 1987
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  • Olympic Games and the Environment
  • Karamichas, John, 1975-
  • GV721.5 .K37 2013x
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  • Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective
  • Toohey, Kristine.
  • GV721.5 .T64 2007
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  • Olympics: The Basics
  • Miah, Andy, 1975-
  • GV721.5 .M45 2012
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  • Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games
  • GV721.5 .O425 2000
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  • Olympics, a History Of the Modern Games
  • Guttmann, Allen.
  • GV721.5 .G85 1994x
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  • Olympism: Selected Writings
  • Coubertin, Pierre de, 1863-1937.
  • GV721.5 .C68x 2000
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  • Power Games: A Political History Of the Olympics
  • Boykoff, Jules,
  • GV721.5 .B675 2016
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  • Skating on Air: The Broadcast History Of an Olympic Marquee Sport
  • Lawrence, Kelli,
  • GV850.4 .L39 2011
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  • Snowboarding: Learning to Ride from All-mountain to Park and Pipe
  • Gallagher, Liam, 1980-
  • GV857.S57 G35 2009
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  • Teaching Cross-country Skiing
  • Duoos, Bridget A.
  • GV855.3 .D86 2012
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  • Ultimate Skiing
  • LeMaster, Ron, 1949-
  • GV854 .L455 2010
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  • Understanding the Olympics
  • Horne, John, 1955-
  • GV721.5 .H64 2012
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