Chapters: Ice Hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Figure Skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Curling at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Speed Skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Cross-Country Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Alpine Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Biathlon at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Freestyle Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Ski Jumping at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Short Track Speed Skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Bobsleigh at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Luge at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nordic Combined at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 95. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Games were played at The Big Hat and Aqua Wing Arena. 1998 was the first year that the modern NHL took a break to allow its players to participate in the Olympics, allowing the top countries to field teams with professionals of top calibre. Unlike previous Olympics where athletes could choose 5-star hotel accommodations (such as the USA Mens' Basketball team), NHL players were required stay in the Olympic Village like other amateur athletes. Several of Bobby Clarke's selections for Team Canada were controversial. Eric Lindros was named captain over longtime leaders such as Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, and Ray Bourque (Clarke at the time was manager of Lindros's NHL team, the Philadelphia Flyers). Rob Zamuner was a surprise pick, while Mark Messier and Scott Niedermayer were omitted. Both Canada and the United States were heavily favoured; they had previously faced off in the final of the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. After a below-expectations performance in the tournament which included only one win, several American players trashed their rooms in the Olympic Village and never apologized. The Canadian team, despite a s...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=115866
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