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American Sports History #05: Roller Skating for Goldby David H. Lewis
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Given the popularity of all types of skating--on the ice, on the boards, and on the streets--why isn't roller skating an Olympic event? The answers --and there are many--are likely to anger and astound readers in turn. The volume also explores the past and present world of competitive roller skating.
Given the popularity of all types of skating - on the ice, on the boards, and on the street - why isn't roller skating on Olympic event? Author David H. Lewis sought out people involved in every aspect of the sport in an attempt to answer this seemingly simple question. He talked to competition judges and coaches, rink operators and organists, and skaters from around the world. The answers he found, along with a wealth of information about the world of roller skating past, present, and future, are detailed in this straightforward work. "In seeking information and answers, I have spared no candor", says Lewis, "neither have I tiptoed around feared mortals in high positions of authority". Whether you skate for the love of it or have higher aspirations in the world on wheels, Roller Skating for Gold is fascinating and illuminating reading.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -186) and index.
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