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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Glenn Morris
Christian Schenk won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 1988 Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea.
Erki Nool (born June 25, 1970) is an Estonian decathlete and winner of the gold medal for Decathlon in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Glenn Morris was born on June 18, 1912, in Simla, Colorado.
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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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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tennis at the 1912 Summer Olympics
The Olympic flag was flown at half-staff during the period as a sign of respect to Samaranch's wife.
People in Canada that wanted to see the Olympics between then and the closing ceremonies had to turn to TSN because the CBC was broadcasing news coverage related to the passing and state funeral of the former prime minister.
Organisation of the 2000 Summer Paralympics was the responsibility of SPOC the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tennis_at_the_1912_Summer_Olympics/Medal_Winners   (1835 words)

  Olympics:2008 Beijing Olympics, Olympics Special, Olympics Games history: Sports World
Olympic Games is one of the most spectacular and eagerly awaited sporting events that brings together tens of thousands of athletes, binds millions of people and above all; blurs all the distinguishable differences made by man and promote global bonding through sports.
Olympic flag with its symbol (five intertwined rings) was first hoisted in Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920.The five intertwined rings of Olympic Games symbol signify the unity and brotherhood of five inhabited continents (South America and North America are considered as single continent).
At present the Olympic Games has 28 sports with 38 disciplines and around 10,500 athletes from all across the globe are likely to participate in the upcoming Olympic Games to be held at Beijing, China.
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  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).
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  Summer Olympic Games: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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.
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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 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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For many years the Olympics consisted of only one race, a sprint of 192 metres (210 yards, the length of the stadium) called the "stadion." A second race of 400 metres was added 50 years later.
Olympic medals since 1928 have featured the same design on the front: a Greek goddess, the Olympic Rings, the coliseum of ancient Athens, a Greek vase known as an amphora, a horse-drawn chariot, and the year, number of the Olympiad, and host city.
The modern Olympics is the brainchild of Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France.
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 1896 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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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 ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was established in 1894, one of the sports proposed for the programme was ice skating.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but the IOC voted to take back the Games from Japan because of their involvement in the war in China.
Figure skating was the first winter sport to be included in the Olympics, appearing in the programme of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920.
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 Olympic Games - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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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 winter olympics
Fewer nations participate in the Winter Olympics than the Summer Olympics; the most obvious reason for this is sheer geography, as most of the countries near the equator have no access to winter sport training facilities.
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
During the opening ceremonies, Dr. Jacques Rogge, presiding over his first Olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the "horrific tragedy" of that day and the IOC stands united with them in promoting the committee's ideals.
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 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 1920 Summer Olympics
The city was chosen to memorialize Belgium for its suffering in World War I, beating out Amsterdam and Lyon for the right to hold the games.
The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in World War I. Games of the VII Olympiad
These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was uttered, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, and was the first time the Olympic Flag[?] was flown.
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 Olympic medalists in athletics (men) information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See Olympic medalists in athletics (women) for female medalists, category:athletes for other track and field athletes and Olympic medalists for medalists in other sports.
The 100 m has been part of the Olympics since the beginning in 1896, and is usually among the best publicised events.
It was introduced at the Olympics in 1900, and has been held ever since, with the exception of the 1906 Intercalated Games.
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 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
The Stockholm Olympics proved to be a model of efficiency with the hosts introducing the use of electronic timing for track and field as well as the first use of a public address system.
While modern pentathlon and women's swimming and diving were added to the Olympic program, the Swedes refused to allow boxing events to be held in their country.
The International Olympic Committee moved to limit the power of host nations in deciding what events would be on the Olympic program following the Games.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature/?fid=9344   (399 words)

Held in Stockholm, the 1912 Olympics were a model of efficiency.
Stockholm 1912, Games of the V Olympiad: the Swedish team of women gymnasts parades in the stadium during the Opening Ceremony.
Olympic Oath by: The first athletes' oath was sworn at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/1912 Summer Olympics
The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Swedish marksman Oscar Swahn became the oldest Olympic gold medalist (up to that time), at the age of 64, in the deer-shooting event.
They were the representatives of Kingdom of Serbia and were sent by the Serbian Olympic Club: sprinter Dušan Milošević, who ranked third in the 100m qualification group and marathon runner Dragutin Tomašević, who finished in 37th position.
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 History of Winter Olympics @ Sport.y2u.co.uk
The 10000 m speed skating was abandoned in the 5th pair, and the 50 km cross-country ended with a temperature of 25 °F (−4 °C), forcing a third of the field to abandon competition.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but Japan had to give the Games back in 1938, because of the Japanese invasion of China in the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
Moritz (Switzerland) was chosen by the IOC to host the 1940 Winter Olympics, but three months later the IOC withdrew St. Moritz from the Games, because of quarrels with the Swiss organisation team.
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 Winter Olympics 2002 | Salt Lake City
It was the first Winter Games in a capital city instead of a small resort town, and in the eyes of one Norwegian chronicler, the urban setting and large crowds gave the Winter Olympics the kind of boost that Stockholm had given the then-struggling Summer Olympics in 1912.
The first Winter Olympics in the western United States were the inspiration of a transplanted Easterner named Alex Cushing, who saw Squaw Valley for the first time in the late 1940s and decided he was going to move there and build a ski resort.
The Lillehammer Olympics were spectacular in their spirit, originality, architecture, conscience, and, of course, the athletic competition itself.
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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").
At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host-city.
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.
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 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1912 Stockholm
The 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden, marked a genuine coming of age for the Olympic movement.
The 1912 Games were the largest yet and were also the first games to enjoy major attention from the world's media, with events making front-page headlines in U.S. newspapers.
It was the first of three Olympics Kahanamoku would compete in before going on to be a film star and becoming an early surfing icon.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1912.html   (1468 words)

 1960 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
They would not be allowed to return until 1992, after the abandonment of apartheid and during the transition to a fl-majority government.
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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 2006 Winter Olympics
The XXth Winter Olympic Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26.
Turin was chosen as the host of the Olympics in 1999, defeating Sion (Switzerland).
This was just after the IOC had adopted a new style of voting due to corruption scandals surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
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 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, at his last Olympics, had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already passed away.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2000_summer_olympics.shtml   (670 words)

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