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
Beauty and powerthats what makes figure skating so special. Skaters perform incredible leaps and turns, combining the elegance of dance with the power of gymnastics. No wonder figure skating is one of the most popular sports at the Winter Olympics. This wonderful book will explain how skaters train, and what they do to achieve their fantastic jumps and spins. It will show you what to look for in a performance and profile some of the many figure skaters who have become global celebrities.