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Top 5 Skeleton Books

Top 5 Skeleton Books

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  1. Headfirst: The Olympic Success Story of Skeleton
  2. Skeleton: High Speed Ice Sliding
  3. Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton
  4. Focused: Keeping Your Life on Track, One Choice at a Time
  5. 2019 International Skeleton Rules

1. Headfirst: The Olympic Success Story of Skeleton

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In this book, Robie Vaughn tells his story of how he went from being a boardroom executive director of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation to reinstating the Olympic game of skeleton in 2002 and becoming an Olympic racer himself. Vaugh picked up the sport at 39 years old, making him almost twice the age of his young competitors. This book details the unique and inspiring story of Vaugh, who was determined to bring the sport of skeleton back into the Olympics at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.


2. Skeleton: High Speed Ice Sliding

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Skeleton: High Speed Ice Sliding, written by Kim Covert, gives the reader great knowledge about the sport of skeleton. It is an easy read and designed for readers of all ages interested in the sport. Covert has written many instructional, informational, and cultural books in her writing career. Additionally, this book dives into the history of the sport as it was published soon after skeleton was reinstated into the Olympics in 2002. In this book, it will not only introduce you to this exhilarating and unique sport, but it also provides details about the necessary equipment and famous skeleton athletes.


3. Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton

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This Winter Olympic Sports manual provides all the necessary knowledge about not only skeleton, but about bobsleigh and luge as well. This comprehensible book is perfect for understanding the rules of the unique sport of skeleton. Readers will learn about the skeleton athletes that race down steep tracks at crazy speeds on their aerodynamic sleds. These competitors slide on the ice at the fastest speeds recorded around the world. This book dives into information pertaining to the competitors, necessary safety equipment, and the records they are trying to break.


4. Focused: Keeping Your Life on Track, One Choice at a Time

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Noelle Pikus Pace is a U.S. Olympic and World Champion skeleton racer. She wrote Focused to provide details about her life as an Olympic athlete. This inspiring book goes far beyond the sport of skeleton. While it provides details about her races and the life of an elite skeleton competitor, it dives into other important concepts as well. Pace discusses the life lessons that she has learned and the importance of her daily choices in the long run. She makes the book relatable to readers that are not Olympic athletes, but are still able to connect to similar life struggles.


5. 2019 International Skeleton Rules

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This rulebook is full of all things skeleton. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation sets the rules and regulations for these Olympic sports. This book discusses championships, records, equipment, officials, race regulations, and so much more. It gets into the nitty gritty of skeleton. This is the rulebook the officials will refer to before, during, and after a skeleton race. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation update their rulebook annually to provide accurate information to these racing communities. It is important that skeleton racers follow the rules put forth by this organization.



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