This companion volume to the highly acclaimed Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics follows in the stunning visual format of the first book and includes the many great stories of the Winter Olympics, from the Jamaican bobsled team of 1988 to the "Miracle on Ice" Soviet-American hockey match at Lake Placid in 1980. It covers all the major winter sports, from skiing to luging, from ice-skating to the recent introduction of snowboarding. Foreward by Olympic champion ice skater Peggy Fleming.
The book ranges from triumph to tragedy, both hallmarks of Olympic history, as it relates victories such as Eric Heiden's 1980 five gold medal win and horrors such as the 1961 plane crash that killed 18 members of the U.S. figure-skating team. The Winter Olympics launched in 1924 in Chamonix and has captured the world's imagination in mountain locations across the world since then.
Freeze Frame includes spectacular photo galleries in addition to wonderful images, maps of Winter Olympic sites, a section on Winter Olympic extremes, and complete back matter with the Winter Olympics Almanac, which includes quick reference information on each Olympiad.