Did you know the Winter Olympics start February 7, 2014 and are being held in Sochi, Russia? When I think of the Winter Olympics I think of my favorite winter sport, which happens to be figure skating. I think of all the wonderful figure skaters that I have had the pleasure of watching compete in Winter Olympics past, skaters like Michelle Kwan, Kristy Yamaguchi and Tara Lipinski. I am so excited that the anticipation of the games has me wanting to go ice skating.
The Olympic Games will also allow us to watch sports that do not get a lot of media coverage like bobsledding and speed skating. Everytime I think of the Olympics either Winter or Summer, I always think back to Atlanta 1996. Yes, right here. I think back to Muhammad Ali lighting the Olympic torch starting the Olympic Games.
If you would like to learn more about the Winter Olympics visit your local library and pick up a few books. Here are a few suggested titles:
- Great Winter Olympic Moments by Nate Aaseng
- The Olympic Winter Games by Caroline Arnold
- Grace and glory: a centry of women in the Olympics by Siobhan Drummond and Elizabeth Rathburn
- Frozen in time: the great moments at the Winter Olympics by Bud Greenspan
- Freeze frame: a photographic history of the Winter Olympics by Sue Macy
- Michelle Kwan by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack