on June 7, 2010
I pre-ordered this book right after the games ended and just received it. With all the books, magazines etc. that were rushed to print right after the games and surely snatched up you're probably wondering why bother with this one? Because this one is done right. It's not just a bunch of glossy pictures of medalists it's the real story of the games. Not just the athletes (of course they're in here too)but stories about the venues, the fans, behind the scenes, fabulous photos I've never seen before and it also includes the Paralympics which is just a bonus as well. If you really want a book to cherish that will remind you of every moment of these games than this is it start to finish and well worth the price for these glorious moments in time Canadians (and hopefully the world) won't soon forget.
on July 7, 2010
The "look" of these Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was amazing; so is this book. It's big--over 400 pages--full of photos, very well written and fully bilingual. Aside from the things that first catch your eyes (colours, emotions captured, the spirit of Canada) are all sorts of little details. My favourite is the embedding of Twitter "tweets" along the edges of the pages--from fans, media, even athletes.
This book covers the entire Vancouver 2010 Games journey: from conception to bid to candidate city to bid winner and finally host. It is very much focused on Canada and Canadians, but doesn't leave other the achievements of others. It includes comprehensive lists of everyone who volunteered or worked for the Games, and everyone who competed. Very nice touches indeed!
The cover is too flimsy though: it should have been sealed/laminated.
on July 11, 2010
Huge, comprehensive, tons of great images and information... including list of all medalists, all athletes and all workforce/volunteers! If you were there you'll want this book.
on November 26, 2010
This book recreated the wonderful,magnificent time this country had last February.
With the icing on the cake.....the Gold medal for Canada's Mens Hockey Team.
The pictures are breathtakingly good and the book takes you back to places
like Whistler,GM Place Richmond and so on,beatiful.....