Historical Dictionary of Skiing by E. John B. Allen
English | December 29th, 2011 (2012 Edition) | ISBN: 0810868024 | 381 Pages | PDF | 3.53 MB
Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced.