Everyone to Skis! Skiing in Russia and the Rise of Soviet Biathlon

ISBN-10: 0875804764
ISBN-13: 9780875804767
Authors: William D. Frank
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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Cornell University Press Number of pages: 424 Dimensions: 6.30" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 1.628 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Long Boards in the Long Nineteenth Century
Skiing: An Ancient Solution to Winter's Problems
Polar Exploration and the Great Game
The Ski Clubs of Russia
Ski Entrepreneurs: "A Wonderful Gift for Christmas!"
The Sokol Movement in Russia
Women's Skiing
Ski Racing and Nordiska Spelen
A Ski Race to the South Pole
The First World War to NEP
The Great War
Revolution and Civil War in Russia
Cavalry and Skiing
The Soviet Hero-Toivo Antikainen
Ski-Shooting and the Home Guard
Women's Skiing after the Revolution
Team Events and Relay Races
Skiing, Shooting and the Military Patrol Race
Equipping the Masses with Skis
Polar Exploration in the 1920s
Stalin and the Inter-War Years
Multi-Day Ski Treks and the Stakhanovites
Mechanized Cavalry and Stalin's Arctic
Gotov k trudu i oborone: Ready for Labor and Defense
Sports Classification System
Fascist States and International Sports
The Winter War and the Great Patriotic War, 1939-1945
The Winter War, 1939-1940
"Hurrah for Comrade Stalin!"
S. K. Timoshenko and the Ski Mobilization Movement
The Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945
Post-War Soviet Sports and the Birth of Biathlon
The Myth of War
The Soviet Union and International Cross-Country Ski Racing
Soviet Skiers Take to the International Stage
The Birth of Biathlon
Biathlon in the USSR
Skiing, Shooting and Politics, 1960 to 1962
Balancing Skiing with Shooting
The Eighth Winter Olympics: Squaw Valley, California, 1960
Revamping Biathlon
Ski Racing as a Spectator Sport
Zakopane, Poland, and Ume�, Sweden, 1961
The World Ski Championships of 1962: "La guerre froide et le sport"
H�meenlinna, Finland: Fourth Biathlon World Championship, 1962
The Triumph of Soviet Biathlon, 1963 to 1966
Seefeld, Austria: Fifth Biathlon World Championship, 1963
The Ninth Winter Olympics: Innsbruck and Seefeld, Austria, 1964
"Repetition of a Legend"
The Last of the Old Program Competitions: Elverum, Norway, 1965
"Sport Is the Cosmonauts' Assistant"
Biathlon's New Epoch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany: Biathlon World Championships, 1966
The Era of Aleksandr Tikhonov
"Sasha Tikhonov from Novosibirsk"
The Tenth Winter Olympics: Grenoble, France, 1968
The Olympic Biathlon Relay
Tikhonov in the Limelight
Minsk: Thirteenth Biathlon World Championships, 1974
1974: The Year of Change
Sport as Spectacle
"Accept Flowers, Guests of Minsk!"
The Fifteenth Winter Olympic Games: Calgary, Canada, 1988
The East German Sports Program
Steroids, Drugs and Blood
Big Sport, Big Business
The Winter Olympics: Calgary, 1988
"I've Created What They Say Is an International Incident"
Calgary's Aftermath