Год издания: 2001
Количество страниц: 288
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The 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, literally introduced winter sports, particularly ice hockey, to the American public through television. During the average minute the Olympics were on the air, 26.1% of homes with sets (black and white) were tuned in. Twenty million Americans watched the nationally televised game between the U.S. and Russia on Saturday afternoon, February 27; more than the combined audience of all other programs on the air at the same time. "Squaw Valley Gold" tracks the struggle over control of amateur hockey in the United States from the world tournament at the 1920 Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium to America's first gold medal in Olympic ice hockey, a largely misunderstood and forgotten period in the country's sports history. The Squaw Valley Winter Games were known as the Hollywood Olympics. Walt Disney programmed the pageantry and invited his Hollywood friends to the party. Europeans fretted and fumed over the...