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  1904 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St.
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, gave in.
Considered the lesser of two evils by De Coubertin, St. Louis repeated the mistakes made at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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 Olympic Games
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
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.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ol/Olympic_games.html   (921 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)

  
 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Of the 94 events generally considered to have been part of the Olympic program, only 42 included athletes who were not from the United States.
The 1904 Games were the first in which gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded.
Initially, Desmarteau was denied a leave of absence by the police department to compete at the Olympics.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature/?fid=9340   (425 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The 1904 St. Louis Olympics organizers repeated all of the mistakes of 1900.
The Olympic competitions, spread out over four and a half months, were lost in the chaos of a World’s Fair.
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=1904   (353 words)

  
 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.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

  
 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Until 1994, the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, but in 1986 the International Olympic Committee, which organises the Olympics, decided to separate them, so as to spread costs for all involved parties.
As with the Ancient Olympics, once the flame has been lit, it is kept burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics, and is extinguished at end of the closing ceremony of the Games.
Olympic medals are awarded to those individuals or teams placing first, second, and third in each event.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS
The Olympic champions were as follows: 1900: a combined Swedish/Danish team; 1904: an American club team representing the Milwaukee Athletic Club; 1906: Germany/Switzerland; 1908: a British team from the City of London Police Club; 1912: Sweden; and 1920: Great Britain.
Rugby union football was held at the Olympics in 1900, 1908, 1920 and 1924.
Polo was on the Olympic programme in 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 and 1936.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/past/index_uk.asp   (357 words)

  
 1976 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic Games, and was not until the financially successful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
1976-summer-olympics.ask.dyndns.dk   (913 words)

  
 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scene from the opening ceremony USPS issued a stamp to honor the 2004 Summer Olympics.]] The ceremony for the lighting of the flame was arranged as a pagan pageant, with "priestesses" dancing.
For the first time the [[Olympic Flame toured the world.]] By late March 2004, some Olympic projects were still behind schedule, and Greek authorities announced that a roof would no longer be constructed over the main swimming venue.
As part of the theatrics, the Olympic rings are seen burning in a pool of water.]] A bare-breasted goddess holding snakes, based on a Minoan statue The Opening Ceremony held on August 13, 2004 began with a thirty second countdown paced by the sounds of an amplified heartbeat.
2004-summer-olympics.ask.dyndns.dk   (1811 words)

  
 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

  
 1988 Summer Olympics
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Christa Rothenburger[?] becomes the first (and last) athlete to win Olympic medals at the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.findword.org /19/1988-summer-olympics.html   (679 words)

  
 Wikinfo | 1904 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Games of the III Olympiad were held in 1904 in St.
Louis as part of the Boer War exhibit at the World?s Fair, became the first Africans to compete in the Olympics.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 1972 Summer Olympics
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Detroit, Madrid and Montreal were beaten.
Lasse Virén of Finland won the 5000 and 10000 m (the latter after a fall), a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
For the first time, the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative of the referees.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1972_summer_olympics.shtml   (395 words)

  
 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony was held on August 13.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.askfactmaster.com /2004_Summer_Olympics   (1705 words)

  
 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.
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.
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   (3540 words)

  
 Summer Olympics: Aquatics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Olympics Swimming has 26 individual events and six relay or team events for both men and women.
Swimming was one of the sports at the first modern Olympic games in 1896.
Water polo was included in 1900, Diving in 1904, and Synchronised swimming was added in 1984.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/aquatics.htm   (280 words)

  
 1904 St. Louis Olympics
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.
Needless to say, the 1904 Olympics were of relatively minor importance.
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.
home.nycap.rr.com /useless/st_louis_olympics/index.html   (1983 words)

  
 Olympic Cycling : Biking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Olympics Sporting Goods and Memorabilia - Olympics Discounts Olympics and Sporting Goods and Memorabilia Future of the Olympic Games (book) DESCRIPTION In Future of the Olympic Games, Olympic scholar John Lucas examines the issues and challenges that the Olympic Games will face through the year 2000.
Olympic Games Sporting Goods and Memorabilia - Olympic Games Discounts Olympic Games and Sporting Goods and Memorabilia Future of the Olympic Games (book) DESCRIPTION In Future of the Olympic Games, Olympic scholar John Lucas examines the issues and challenges that the Olympic Games will face through the year 2000.
Olympic Cycling: Bicycle Gear and More - Olympic Cycling Olympic Cycling and Bicycle Gear and More The 1896 Olympic Games: Results for All Competitors in All Events, With Commentary by Bill Mallon, ISBN 0786403799 During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, much of the world watched and celebrated as athletes broke...
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 1984 Summer Olympics
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1984_summer_olympics.shtml   (289 words)

  
 1928 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition still continued until this day.
1928-summer-olympics.ask.dyndns.dk   (286 words)

  
 Native Americans seek recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To that end, Young traveled last week with 1968 Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee -- founder of the nonprofit Native Voices Foundation, which is organizing the Olympic bid -- to the Olympics in Turin, Italy, to make their case.
"The U.S. Olympic Committee is recognized by the IOC as the steward for the Olympic movement in the United States," said Jeff Howard, director of corporate communications for the USOC.
That path to the Olympics is the same one the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory, recently traveled.
www.nativevoices.org /articles/native_plympic_team.htm   (1085 words)

  
 U.S. Postage Stamps of 1904
The stamps of this set were issued in conjunction with the opening of the World's Fair on April 30, 1904.
Robert Livingston, born to a prominent New York family, was a delegate to the Continental Congress and was one of the five drafters of the Declaration of Independence, although he was called back to New York and did not actually sign it.
Ironically, President McKinley was assassinated nearly three years before the grand opening of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, after delivering a speech at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
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 1948 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
For the first time, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.
The 1906 Olympics were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
1948-summer-olympics.ask.dyndns.dk   (269 words)

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