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  1906 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1906 Summer Olympics, also called the 1906 Intercalated Games, were held in Athens, Greece.
As the 1904 Summer Olympics were hijacked by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and as a result met with a fate similar to that of Paris 1900, the Olympic Movement was not in good shape.
Since the 2nd International Olympic Games in Athens now had become an exception, the personal views of various IOC chairmen caused the IOC to retroactively downgrade the 1906 games, and the explanation for the games became that they had been a 10th anniversary celebration.
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 Summer Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee.
The 2008 Summer Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are to be held in London, United Kingdom.
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 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.
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 Athens - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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 ipedia.com: Summer Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Olympics are the most prestigious of such events in the world, featuring a larger range of sports than others.
Olympic victory is generally considered to be the most prestigious achievement in any field of sport.
On the bright side it did, however, seem that the drug testing and regulation authorities were at last catching up with the cheating that had been widely to be endemic in athletics for some years, and it was generally held that the 1992 Barcelona Games were cleaner, although not without incident.
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 1960 Summer Olympics -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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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.
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.
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 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).
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 Summer Olympic Games - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Olympics are the most prestigious such event in the world, with a larger range of sports than other such events, and most of those considering Olympic victory the most prestigious achievement in their field.
The modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894 when Pierre Fredi, Baron de Coubertin, who sought to promote international understanding through the sporting competition.
There were also emotional scenes when Muhammad Ali, clearly affected by Parkinsons Disease lit the Olympic torch and received a replacement medal for the one he had discarded in 1960.
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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.
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'.
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 ipedia.com: Paul Pilgrim Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paul Harry Pilgrim (October 26, 1883 - January 8, 1958) was an American athlete, winner of three gold medals at the 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics.
Louis Olympics, Paul Pilgrim was virtually unknown until the "intercalated" Olympics of 1906.
At 1908 Summer Olympics in London Pilgrim didn't made to the semi-finals and he never won a major competition again.
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 Athens - QucikSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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.
Athens was also the host of the 1896 Summer Olympics and of the 1906 Intercalated Games.
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 Hellenic News of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1906, athletes from around the world came to Athens in the spirit of the games and may have saved the young Olympic movement from collapsing under the weight of its own shortcomings.
The latest attempt to win full Olympic status for 1906 was rejected by the IOC last year.
A proposal to restore 1906 to the Olympic constellation -- as the IIIB Olympiad -- was again rejected in 1949 by a three-member commission led by Avery Brundage, who would serve as IOC president from 1952-72.
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 1928 Summer Olympics
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.
The torch relay was however not started until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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 Paul Pilgrim: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Paul Harry Pilgrim (October 26, 1883 - January 8, 1958) was an American (American: A native or inhabitant of the United States) athlete (athlete: A person trained to compete in sports), winner of three gold medals at the 1904 (1904: the 1904 summer olympics, formally known as the games of the iii olympiad, were held...
In 800 m, to everyone's surprise, Pilgrim passed a big favourite James Lightbody (James Lightbody: more facts about this subject) on a final lap and won a close competition by 2 feet (feet: a foot (plural: feet) is a non-si unit of distance or length, measuring...
At 1908 Summer Olympics (1908 Summer Olympics: more facts about this subject) in London (London: The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) Pilgrim didn't made to the semi-finals and he never won a major competition again.
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 History of the Modern Summer and Winter Olympics from Fanbay.net
Considering that these Olympic Games were the first held in hundreds of years, they were a big success, unlike the next 2 Olympic Games (Paris in 1900, and St. Louis in 1904).
The Summer and Winter Olympics of 1932 were both held in the United States, in Los Angeles, CA and Lake Placid, NY, respectively.
The Olympic facilities were as impressive as the cutting edge facilities that brought the Summer Olympics to a new level in Munich (1972).
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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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 Cosmic Log: Feb. 4-10, 2006 - Cosmic Log - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Because the Winter Olympics is a smaller-scale event than the Summer Olympics, the sample size just isn't large enough to produce the averaging effect Bernard and his colleagues generally look for.
He himself badly underestimated the U.S. medal count for the 2002 Olympics, although it's not clear whether that was an anomaly or a sign that the formulas have to be fiddled with.
The Olympics from space: Just as athletes and fans are focusing on the Italian city of Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympics, so are Earth-imaging satellites: You'll be able to see views from space in time for the opening ceremonies, according to DigitalGlobe and GeoEye, the United States' two major commercial satellite imagery providers.
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 What I Learned Today: April 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Intercalated Olympics were to be held in Greece and inserted between the regular Olympics.
The first Intercalated Olympic Games in Athens were later downgraded by the IOC to unofficial status.
Though they are unrecognized by the IOC, the 1906 Summer Olympics launched a number of innovations we see as Olympic tradition today.
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 1906 Olympics
After disappointing receptions in Paris and St. Louis, the Olympic movement returned to Athens for the Intercalated Games of 1906.
Verner Järvinen, the first Finn to compete in the Olympics, won the Greek-style discus throw and placed second in the freestyle discus.
He returned home a national hero and inspired Finland to become a future Olympic power.
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 1936 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their fascist ideology.
He was replaced by United States Olympic Committee president Avery Brundage, who supported the Games.
* For the first time the Olympic Fire was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
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 Olympic :: Sports In 1906 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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