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Andrew Podnieks
Countries Come to Play



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Where Countries Come to Play chronicles each Olympic tournament, from the 1920 Antwerp games to Vancouver in 2010. Illustrated with photographs from the IIHF archives, the book features rare pictures of games and players, as well as memorabilia and artifacts. Each event is retold through a detailed narrative that will offer fans a complete history of Olympic hockey, including amazing stories from both on and off the ice, organizational challenges, bitter battles, player's tales, and spectacular hockey action. The book also contains a prelude to 2014 Sochi and a detailed appendix of Olympic hockey stats.

As well, Where Countries Come to Play celebrates the IIHF's Triple Gold Club, whose members have each won an Olympic Gold Medal, a Stanley Cup, and a World Championship. For the first time in book form, the elite club's twenty-five members are profiled and the story of their accomplishments told.


Genre/Category: Non-Fiction/Sports/Reference
Length: 224 pages
Publication Date: November 26 2013

World (all languages), Fenn/M&S
Andrew Podnieks

Photo Credit:
Mary Jane Nguyen

ANDREW PODNIEKS is the Globe and Mail bestselling author of more than 50 works about hockey. A respected hockey insider, Podnieks is visible at most IIHF international hockey tournaments, where his reporting of the games and off-ice stories of the players entertains hockey fans from around the globe. Podnieks' recent titles include: Retired Numbers; Canada's Olympic Hockey History; Sid vs. Ovi: Natural Born Rivals; and the bestselling Team Canada 1972: The Official 40th Anniversary Celebration. Podnieks lives with his wife Jane in Toronto, Canada. The author lives in Toronto, ON.