While the Olympic Games have a long and illustrious history, the specific sports included as part of the Olympics vary over time. In preparation for the publication of DDC 23, the current slate of games—both summer and winter—was reviewed and updated.
Accordingly, since our last post on the Winter Olympic Games, several events in the Winter Olympics have been given their own DDC numbers:
Examples of works for which these numbers are now appropriate—the works mentioned here pre-date the expansions—include:
Yes, I can!: the story of the Jamaican bobsled team; this work would now be classed at 796.95209227292 (built from 796.952 Bobsleigh + T1—0922 Collective biography + T2—7292 Jamaica, following the add instruction at T1—0922)
In the case of other winter Olympic sports, existing notes have been modified so that comprehensive mention of individual events is given:
796.914 Speed skating
Class here long track speed skating, short track speed skating
796.937 Freestyle skiing
Including aerial and mogul skiing; ski cross
Including big air, halfpipe, slopestyle snowboarding; snowboard cross (boardercross), parallel giant slalom racing
Class here alpine, freestyle snowboarding
Long track speed skating and short track speed skating were not given their own numbers because the literature most often treats the sport comprehensively. For example, Speed skating has chapters on each of the individual speed skating events in the winter Olympics. Similarly, the literatures on freestyle skiing and snowboarding tend to treat the sports as a whole (e.g., Freestyle skiing; Snowboarding: techniques and tricks), but some of the literature focuses on individual styles (e.g., Men's aerials & women's moguls 1; Extreme halfpipe snowboarding moves). None of these styles yet has sufficient literary warrant to justify its own number, but we’ll keep our eyes open.