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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1900 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the People's Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.m.
The centerpiece of the 2008 Summer Olympics is the construction of the Beijing National Stadium which began on December 24, 2003.
The 2008 Summer Olympics emblem entitled "Dancing Beijing" was unveiled in August 2003 in a ceremony attended by 2,008 people at Qi Nian Dian — the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in Beijing's Tian Tan (Temple of Heaven).
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 1900 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1900 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France.
For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein, who was prevented from competing in the final by officials of Syracuse University, because it was scheduled for a Sunday.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals were retroactively awarded by the International Olympic Committee to reflect later practice of awarding such medals to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors, respectively.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1900 Summer Olympics   (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.
The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England.
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.
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 2000 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cover for the DVD of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics showing fireworks in the background and the lighting of the Olympic Flame by Cathy Freeman (who subsequently won the 400 m title).
During the raising of the Olympics Flag, the Olympic Hymn was sung by the Millennium Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
Organisation of the 2000 Summer Paralympics was the responsibility of SPOC the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee.
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 1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Examples of this are the mid-rise dormitories built for the Olympic village which became the first residential housing for Georgia State University and Turner Field which was a modification of the original Centennial Olympic Stadium.
Michelle Smith of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze in swimming, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations, which are later reinforced as she is banned after failing a test in 1998.
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 OLYMPICS TRIVIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Australian swimmer Murray Rose won six Olympic medals and was the first man to swim the 1,500-metre freestyle in less than 18 minutes.
The Olympic symbol is made up of five interlocking rings, standing for the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America.
When the Olympics were held in France, in 1900, the winners were given a valuable piece of art instead of a medal.
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 Anecdotage.com - Olympics anecdotes. Anecdotes From Yeats to Gates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Among the competitors in the single-scull rowing event at the 1928 Olympics was...
Adolf Hitler staged the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as a showcase for the sup...
At the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens, Paula Radcliffe failed to finish both the...
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 The Olympics Games
Female athletes first participated in the Olympic games in 1900 in Paris when Charlotte Cooper (Britain) was the first female gold medalist in the tennis singles.
The Olympic Oath, instituted in 1920 and updated in 2000, is taken on behalf of all athletes by a member of the host team.
The Olympic flag was first flown at the Antwerp Olympic stadium in 1920.
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 NewsHour Extra: Olympics 2000
Although he's the first Olympic champion listed in Greek Olympic records, it's generally accepted that the games were probably at least 500 years old at that time.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in April 1896, with 13 nations sending nearly 300 representatives to take part in 42 events and 10 different sports.
Officials from the IOC and the US Olympic Committee decided the display was counter to the ideals of the Games; both athletes were banned from the Olympic Village and sent home.
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 2012 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But their bid may be hampered by the fact that Paris has already held the Games twice, even though long ago (see 1900 Summer Olympics and 1924 Summer Olympics).
Like Paris, their bid may be hampered by having already held the Games twice before (see 1908 Summer Olympics and 1948 Summer Olympics), so London could as well become the first city to host them for a third time in 2012.
Their bid may be hampered by the fact that the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver and organisers are believed to be eager to avoid having both Olympics on the same continent.
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 USATODAY.com - Olympics narrow field for 2012 games to five cities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The field was trimmed by the International Olympic Committee executive board based on a report assessing the technical capabilities of the nine cities.
The IOC is often reluctant to award consecutive Olympics to the same continent.
Paris, which hosted the Olympics in 1900 and 1924, is viewed as the front-runner.
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 1900 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Despite Greek efforts to keep the in their country the IOC decided to them at a different place each year.
Although the material here is dated, "Olympic Summer Games 2000" gives a good review of all the events, including 7 pages on aquatics, 10 pages on track and field (including Olympic records), and 1-2 pages each on such diverse sports as Badminton, Judo, W...
At the first time (1992) I bought The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics it impressed me with details.
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 1980 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See also: 1980 Summer Paralympics The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in 1980 in Moscow...
He was unable to compete in the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics because of a U.S. boycott but won a gold...
The Summer Games of the XXII Olympiad, although boycotted by the United States and other countries, were held in Moscow, U.S.S.R. from July 19th to August 3rd.
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 summer olympics swimming - The olympics Depot
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 TSN : olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
The International Olympic Committee on Monday awarded television rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics to Bell Globemedia and Rogers Media ahead of a bid from incumbent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
CTV was also the host broadcaster for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, which was the last time the Olympics were held in Canada.
The host city for the 2012 Summer Olympics will be chosen July 6 from a group of Madrid, London, New York, Paris and Moscow.
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 1904 St. Louis Olympics
Since readers probably were not familiar with the Olympics at the time, the article details a history of the games.
It should be pointed out, however, that the Olympics were not intended to be a competition among nations at the time - it was a competition among amateur athletes from around the world.
In the end, the St. Louis Olympics (along with the previous Paris games) proved to be such a disaster that the Olympic Committee was forced to hold interim Olympic games in 1906 at Athens, in an attempt to revive the flagging Olympic movement.
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 1900 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The IOC site for the 1900 Olympic Games claims 18 sports, but lists 19 when the "18" is clicked on.
A view of a summer residence at Grande Pointe, on the island, photograph taken in 1900 from the St. Clair River.
BC Special Olympics strives to provide individuals with a mental disability the opportunity participate in year round training and competition.
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 Olympics Quiz
He won the pentathlon and the decathlon in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games but in 1913, he was forced to return his medals because he had previously played semiprofessional baseball.
After the Olympic Games of 1936, the event was not held again until...
The winter and summer Olympic games always occurred in the same year until the Winter Games were held at Lillehammer, Norway in...
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 Paris emerging as favorite to host 2012 Olympics
The five cities looking to host the 2012 Summer Games submitted bids to the International Olympic Committee on Monday, with Paris the front-runner to win next year's vote.
London, the 1908 and 1948 host, was at 3-1, with Madrid at 4-1, New York at 14-1 and Moscow, the 1980 host, at 33-1.
Madrid plans to host all 25 Olympic disciplines in three areas in close proximity, with 70 percent of the proposed infrastructure already built.
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 1900 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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German Oktoberfest stumble into the “secret Olympics of beerdrinking...
at some of the movies scheduled to open this summer.
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 1904 Summer Olympics
Read about 1904 summer olympics in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
1896: 1900: 1904: 1906: 1908: 1912: 1920: 1924: 1928: 1932: 1936: 1948: 1952: 1956: 1956: 1960...
The 1904 St. Louis Olympics organizers repeated all of the mistakes of 1900.
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 1900 SUMMER OLYMPICS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France.
Alvin Kraenzlein won the 60 metres, the 110 metres, the 220 metre hurdles, and the long jump events; as of 2005, these four gold medals are still a record for a track and field athlete.
20 sports were part of the Olympic program in Paris.
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 1900 Olympics
In France, however, the Games were overshadowed by the brand new Eiffel Tower and all but ignored by the organizers of the 1900 Paris Exposition.
Perspective: 1900 Olympic file - Mystery of the Olympic team from Moseley; Ross Reyburn uncovers a piece of Olympic history with its roots firmly in the rugby heartland of the Midlands.
HighLights of the AAP National Wire at 1900, July 2
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