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  1896 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The concept of a designated Olympic Village for the athletes would not appear until the 1932 Summer Olympics; the athletes had to care for their own lodging.
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 Athens - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In 1896 Athens became the first host city of the revived 1896 Summer Olympics.The next large expansion occurred in the 1920s when suburbs were created to house Greek refugees from Asia Minor.
Summers can be particularly hot and at times prone to smog and pollution related conditions (admitedly however less so compared to the past).
Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after having lost a previous bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, that would have marked the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games, to Atlanta, USA.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Athens   (4306 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
The winter Olympics were begun in 1924 and were held in the same year as the summer games until the 1994 winter games in Lillehammer, Norway, when the alternating cycles began.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, reflected a changed political landscape: the 172 participating nations and territories included the Unified Team (with athletes from 12 former Soviet republics), a reunited Germany, and South Africa, which was allowed to compete for the first time since 1960.
The Olympic games are competitions of individual athletes, not of nations, and the IOC does not keep national scores; however, the media of all nations report national standings according to one of two scoring systems.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 words)

 Athens - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1896 Athens was the host city of the 1896 Summer Olympics.The next large expansion occurred in the 1920s when suburbs were created to house Greek refugees from Asia Minor.
Athens was also the host of the 1896 Olympics and of the 1906 Intermediary Olympics.
Athens was awarded the 2004 Summer Olympics on September 5, 1997 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Athens   (2654 words)

 Olympic Games
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, both Spanish and Catalan were official languages of the games, but due to politics surrounding the use of Catalan, the nations entered in French alphabetical order.
The Seoul flag: Was presented to the IOC at the 1988 Summer Olympics by the city of Seoul, South Korea, and is passed on to the next organising city of the Summer Olympics.
www.wishez.com /wiki/index.php?title=Olympic_Games   (6440 words)

 MSN Encarta - Olympic Games
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, two years after French educator Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games of ancient Greece be revived to promote a more peaceful world.
Although the Olympic Charter, the official constitution of the Olympic movement, proclaims that the Olympics are contests among individuals and not among nations, the IOC assigns to the various NOCs the task of selecting national Olympic teams.
Women’s Olympic sports have grown significantly since then, and currently women account for approximately half of the members of teams, except in teams from Islamic nations, where the level of female participation is generally lower.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
In 1896, the winner was awarded a silver medal, the second placed athlete received a bronze medal.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

 Athens Olympics 2004. ABC Sport.
But while every Olympic city has a fabulous stadium, nowhere else in the world could events be held at Ancient Olympia - the home of the ancient Games - and the magnificent Panathinaiko Stadium, home of the first Games of the modern era back in 1896.
After a behind-closed-doors tongue-lashing by Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates, the team emerged united, but there were plenty of commentators who saw this as simply papering over some pretty obvious cracks.
Through the prism of history, the Athens Olympics may come to be seen as the Games at which two major trends emerged - the rise of Asian nations as Olympic powers and the time the war on drugs became serious.
www.abc.net.au /olympics   (2755 words)

 Greek Olympics - Crystalinks
The Ancient Olympic Games were an athletic and religious celebration held in the Greek town of Olympia from (historically) as early as 776 BC to 393 AD.
Finally, in AD 394 the Olympic Games - one of the foundations of Greek religion, with their polytheistic observances - fell victim to the religious campaign of the Christian Roman emperor Theodosius I, which consisted of the violent obliteration of all surviving Pagan institutions.
The winner of an Olympic event was awarded an olive branch, and was often received with much honour throughout Greece and especially in his home town, where he was often granted large sums of money (in Athens, 500 drachma, a small fortune).
www.crystalinks.com /greekolympics.html   (2209 words)

 Athletics at the 1896 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, twelve athletics events were contested.
The heats of the 100 metres were the first Olympic event to be conducted, and the winner of the first heat, Francis Lane, can thus be considered the first Olympic winner.
James B. Connolly won the triple jump and became the first Olympic Champion since the 4th century AD There were 7 competitors in the triple jump, then known as the "hop, skip, and jump" despite the wide range of techniques used by the competitors.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
Alfréd Hajós, the first Olympic champion in swimming, is one of only two Olympians to have won medals in both sport and art competitions, Photograph by A. Meyer, Athens, Benaki Museum.
In the first modern Olympics of 1896, women were not allowed to compete, but there was an unofficial competitor in the marathon, a poor Greek woman who became known as 'Melpomene'.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia1896.html   (3532 words)

 Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
Olympic is also the name the public sometimes uses for the Greek national airline, Olympic Airways.
Olympic uses varous types or airplanes, like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 for international routes, and the Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 for domestic routes.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/o/ol/olympic_games.shtml   (1103 words)

 1936 Summer Olympics -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
Despite being from non-fascist countries the Canadian, the British and the French Olympic Team saluted Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/1936_Summer_Olympics   (1161 words)

 TSN : olympics - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Greeks had been celebrating the Olympic Games for centuries but it wasn't until 776 B.C. that they begin recording the results.
In 1892, Baron de Coubertin conceived the idea for the modern Olympics and he spent the next three a half years drumming up support for his plan.
In the first two games, 1896 and 1900, the terms gold, silver and bronze are used to indicate first, second and third.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature.asp?fid=9337   (227 words)

On 6 April 1896, the American James Connolly won the triple jump to become the first Olympic champion in more than 1,500 years.
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: The Olympic flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
Olympic Oath by: The first athletes' oath was sworn at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1896   (297 words)

The modern Greek state in the late 19th century saw the Olympic Games as a link between the ancient and modern Hellenic culture, contributing thus to the development of a national ideology.
From the atmosphere that was prevalent in the country during that period it is evident that there had been an effort to equate the two cultures, modern and ancient.
Moreover, the Olympic Games proved to be an outlet for the expression of the international optimism for the new age.
www.fhw.gr /olympics/ancient/en/303.html   (205 words)

 ANCIENT OLYMIPCS!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They differed in the number and type of events, the competitors and the scheduling and location of the events.The first real olympics were held in 776 B.C. There were not as many events in the ancient olympics as there are today and only free men who spoke greek could compete in them.
Prizes for the Ancient olympics were often shields or cups, but now the prize is a bronze medal for third place, a silver medal for second place, and a gold coated silver medal for first.
This year, the winter olympics will be held in Salt lake city, and in 2004, the Summer Olympics will be held in Athens, Greece.
www.expage.com /ancientolympics1   (326 words)

 Apple Learning Interchange
From Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000, the modern Summer Olympics have brought together countries from all over the globe to participate in the spirit of competition.
You'll be able to send postcards from some of the Olympic cities while you and your students learn about the geography, history and culture of the host metropolitan areas.
Using these resources, together with the publicity surrounding the Olympic Games, you'll be ready for wonderful geography lessons related to not only to the Olympic cities, but also to the countries of the world that send teams or individual athletes to the competitions.
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 Facts about 1964 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
www.supercrawler.com /Facts/1964_summer_olympics.html   (246 words)

 Olympic Games
Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived them to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world.
This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29, 2004, offering details on scheduled events from the opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games, biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest articles and lots, lots more.
The mission of the Museum is to make visitors aware of the breadth and the importance of the Olympic Movement; to show them by means of images and symbols that Olympism is not merely a matter of sports competition but rather a philosophy of life.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1084 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There was no designated Olympic Village for the athletes like there is nowadays; the athletes stayed in hotels or with friends.
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 Athens - QucikSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Athens has often been called the cradle of Western civilization due to its cultural achievements during the 4th and 5th centuries BC, which has left it with many ancient buildings, monuments and artworks, the most famous being the Acropolis, which is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Classical Greek art and architecture.
Athens was also the host of the 1896 Summer Olympics and of the 1906 Intercalated Games.
Especially during the summer time, the southern elegant suburbs of Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni become home to countless such places, situated all along Poseidonos and Alkyonidon Avenues.
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 washingtonpost.com: A Herculean Feat
The Olympic Games start next week, and athletes from around the world will be running, swimming and flipping their way to gold, silver and bronze medals.
Since 1896 the Summer Olympics have not been held three times.
The first official Olympic mascot was a dachshund named Waldi.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A41143-2004Aug4?language=printer   (219 words)

 deseretnews.com | We're ready, Greeks proclaim
ATHENS, Greece — After years of suffering the skeptics and all their "never on Sunday" jokes about Greek efficiency, the organizers of the Summer Olympics in Athens say that everything needed for the Games is ready — or just about.
The 1996 Atlanta Olympics used several existing stadiums, and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were conducted almost entirely in long-standing venues.
For the Greek people, one pressing issue this summer is the absence of international tourists who usually crowd the narrow streets of the Plaka shopping district during summer.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595082834,00.html   (1056 words)

 The First Summer Olympics
modern Olympics were the result of a chance discovery and group determination.
One such person was French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who made it his number one priority to revive the spirit of fellowship and competitiveness found in the Ancient Olympics.
Out of this meeting came the organization of the International Olympic Committee, which later called for Olympic Games two years later in Athens.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/sports/summer_olympics_first2.htm   (132 words)

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