The Olympic Torch Relay is making its way across the country and people are getting more and more excited about the upcoming Olympics. The library has purchased new books for those who would like to delve deeper into the history of Canadian athletes at the Winter Olympic games.
A new book, just in, is Ralph Mellanby’s book, Let the Games Begin: my life with Olympians, hockey heroes and other good sports. Mellanby enjoys a long and distinguished career as the executive producer for Hockey Night in Canada, and worked on the coverage of 13 Olympic Games. This book is filled with stories of the situations he’s covered, and of the people he’s known and worked with. It’s an up close and personal look at many of sports greatest figures.
Another possibility is Canadians in the Winter Olympics by J. Alexander Poulton. This book is full of inspiring stories from some of Canada’s greatest Olympians of the past and those who seek Olympic glory in 2010.
These are just 2 of the many books on the library shelves that cover the Olympic games, past and present.