Presents information about the rules and types of combat sports in the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, and fencing.
Presents information about gymnastics in the Olympics, including different kinds of gymnastic events, well-known gymnasts such as Gabrielle Douglas, and how gymnastics in the Olympics works today.
Presents information about swimming and diving in the Olympics including different types of swimming strokes, different diving events, and synchronized swimming.
Presents information about track and field in the Olympics including events such as relays, hurdles, pole vault, javelin throw, and shot put.
Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kari Walsh Jennings.
Presents information about basketball in the Olympics, including the history of basketball, how it became an Olympic sport, and well-known players, such as the United States’ 1992 Dream Team
Do you have a need for speed? If you do, youll want to read all about these Winter Olympic sliding sports. In this book, youll learn how bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton competitors speed down steep, twisting tracks on aerodynamic sleds. Youll learn about the racers, their equipment, and the records they hold. Youll also discover that in these fast-paced sports, every secondand hundredth of a secondcounts.