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This book appeared just four days after theClosing Ceremony in Vancouver, which mustbe an Olympic record! In spite of the hastein which the book was produced, there is no evidence it has affected the quality. The editor Volker Kluge is an experiencedOlympic historian and, together with his wife Gabi, heworked on some of the elements of this book long beforethe start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.The printing quality is great, the photographs arefabulous and even though the main focus of this book is onthe performances of the German team, it also covers theefforts of other nationalities. The opening pages, both images and text, list theresults of the German team; followed by a day-by-dayaccount of the various Olympic events and the results fromthat day (an Olympic diary). This is followed by various well informed authorswriting about each individual sport; alpine skiing; cross-country skiing; ski-jumping; nordic combined, freestyleskiing, snowboard, biathlon and figure skating; before a section consisting of other subjects including the OlympicTorch Relay, a section about Canada and an interestingchapter by ISOH President Karl Lennartz about the historyof the Olympic Winter Games. This is then followed by reviews of the other sports onthe programme in Vancouver: speed skating, short track,luge, skeleton, curling, bobsleigh and ice hockey. As usual,the final chapter consists of: "Facts and Data". For me it is remarkable that the small country of Norway,with less than five million inhabitants, has won no less than 107 gold, 104 silver and 88 bronze medals over thehistory of the Winter Games.Right Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has contributedhandsomely to Norway's impressive Winter medal haul80OLYMPIC REVIEWWITH GLOWING HEARTS / DES PLUSBRILLANTS EXPLOITS:THE COMMEMORATIVE BOOKOF THE 21STOLYMPIC WINTER GAMESAND 10TH PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES VANOC, edited by Alison Gardiner. Published by: J. Wiley & Sons, 2010, ISBN 9780470736180, 397pages, in English and French (bilingual).Produced under the guidance of the Vancouver OrganisingCommittee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames (VANOC) and its brand and creative services director,Alison Gardiner, With Glowing Hearts/Des plus brillants exploitsis THE official commemorative book of the 21st Olympic Winter Games and 10th Paralympic Winter Games. Featuringhundreds of photographic images, this powerful visualrepresentation of the essence of the Games recounts the storyof the 27 days of sport from every angle and perspective.Taking as its title the Games mottos - "With Glowing Hearts"and "Des plus brillants exploits", from the Canadian nationalanthem - this magnificent book captures not just the officialevents and actual Games, but also the lesser-known, oftenuntold human stories that unfolded behind the scenes: rich incolour and raw emotions, capturing the spirit of this once-in-a-lifetime, truly international experience.THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INJURY IN OLYMPICSPORTS: VOLUME XVII OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SPORTS MEDICINEEd. by Dennis J. Caine, Peter Harmer and MelissaSchiff. Published by: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2010,ISBN 9781405173643, 600 pages, in English.The series of Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine has beenpublished by the IOC Medical Commission since 1988 with theprincipal objective of enhancing the medical and health care of athletes. The 16 volumes have covered a wide variety oftopics in sports medicine and the sport sciences and attend toboth basic biological and clinical considerations. Epidemiologyof Injury in Olympic Sports covers what is known about thedistribution and determinants of injury rates in each sport. The editors and contributors have taken an evidence-basedapproach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess thedata that is available. Each chapter is illustrated with tables,which makes it easy to examine injury factors both within asport and between sports. For each Olympic sport and event,the injury statistics have been studied and analysed by the co-editors and contributing authors in terms of types of injuries,time and location, risk factors, and inciting conditions. With theoverall goal of decreasing the incidence of injuries for athletesin the future, careful consideration has been given to theissues of the prevention of these injuries and the presentationof guidelines for future research. This is an invaluable reference book for medical doctors, physical therapists andathletic trainers who serve athletes and sportsteams.LES JEUX OLYMPIQUES:600 VICTOIRES INCROYABLES,RECORDS INSOLITES, HASARDSETRANGES, DESTINSINIMAGINABLES, COUPS TORDUS,SPORTS IMPROBABLES, LOOSERSMAGNIFIQUES ET AUTRES BIZARRERIESFloyd Conner. Published by: La Maison d'Edition, 2010,ISBN 9782360260027, 217 pages, in French. Squaw Valley, 1960: Austrian Ernst Hinterseer wins gold in themen's slalom. His name crops up time and time again in booksabout the great Olympians, but when do we ever hear anythingabout the South Korean Kyung Soon-Yim, who participated inthe same event that same year and whose knowledge of alpineskiing was limited to what he had read on the discipline and aminimal amount of training on grass slopes? Floyd Conner -sports journalist and author of a number of books such as TheOlympics' Most Wanted and This Date in Sport History -eschews the official lists of results and big names in favour of a more human, and humorous, take on the Games. Divided intothemes, his short anecdotes chronicle factual events, funnyepisodes and memories of ill-fated courses to remind us that the history of the Games is also about the ten year-old child who helped the Dutch team win the coxed pair gold in 1900 in Paris and whose name history haslong forgotten. Selection proposed by the IOC Library, 1, Quai d'Ouchy, P.O. Box 1001, Lausanne, Switzerland. Tel. +41 (0)21 621 66 11. Fax +41(0)21 621 67 18. Visit the website (loans service, on-line catalogue, list of new acquisitions, lists of themed bibliographies).UNSER OLYMPIABUCH; BY HEINZ FLORIAN OERTEL AND KRISTIN OTTO;PUBLISHED BY "DAS NEUE BERLIN VERLAGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH"; ISBN:978-3-360-01994-3; 239 PAGES; PRICE: ?20,60; EDITED BY VOLKERKLUGE; REVIEWED BY TONY BIJKERK.VANCOUVER2010