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  1920 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.
The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in World War I. Germany and Hungary were not invited due to their part in the war.
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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 Summer Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Olympic Committees may enter a limited number of qualified competitors in each event (3 is a common number), and the NOC decides which qualified competitors to select as representatives in each event if more have attained the benchmark than can be entered.
Four years later the 1900 Summer Olympics attracted more than four times as many athletes, including 11 women, who were allowed to officially compete for the first time, in croquet, golf, sailing, and tennis.
The 2008 Summer Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
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 Paavo Nurmi - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the 1920 Summer Olympics, Nurmi won three gold medals: the 10,000 m, the cross country event and the cross country team event, also finishing second in the 5000 m.
He continued to run after the Olympics at Amsterdam with every intent to compete in the 1932 Summer Olympics but he was branded a professional and barred from running at Los Angeles.
A Finnish national hero, Paavo Nurmi was the lighter of the Olympic Flame at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
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 Ice hockey
At the 1920 Summer Olympics, ice hockey was introduced to the Olympics, and it has been part of the Winter Olympics ever since.
At the 1998 Winter Olympics, an agreement was made to stop the NHL for a few weeks to allow the professional players to compete in the Olympics.
Before the Olympics were opened up for professional athletes, the World Cup of Hockey[?] and its predecessor the Canada Cup[?] displayed the highest level of hockey, since only these tournaments were open to all the world's best players.
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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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 Olympic Oath
The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Oath, written by Pierre de Coubertin was first taken by an athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.
The first judge's oath was taken at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
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 sociology - 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 honor the games were held.
The first Olympic athlete to test positive for doping use was Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, a Swedish pentathlete at the 1968 Summer Olympics, who lost his bronze medal for alcohol use.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the first three were given wreaths as well as their medals.
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The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin, but were canceled because of what came to be known as World War I. The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the suffering that had been inflicted on the Belgian people during the war.
The Opening Ceremony was notable for the introduction of the Olympic flag and the presentation of the Athletes’ Oath.
First use of the Olympic flag with the five rings signifying the union of five continents, created by Baron de Coubertin; the first time a competitor took the Olympic oath and the first release of doves as a symbol of peace.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1920   (375 words)

 1920 Summer Olympics: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the full table of the medal count of the 1920 summer olympics....
The international olympic committee is an organisation based in lausanne, switzerland, created by pierre de coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the ancient...
Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject]
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 Wikinfo | Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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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 GreekInfo Greek Olympics. .::Greekster::.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
The interest in reviving the Olympics grew when the ruins of ancient Olympia were uncovered by German archaeologists in the mid- 19th century.
The Olympic Flame is lit in Olympia and brought to the host city by runners carrying the torch in relay.
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 Facts about 1956 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics are held late in the year.
Hungary and the Soviet Union were themselves present, which among others led to a hotly contested and violent water polo encounter between the nations.
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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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 TSN : olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
For the first time, pigeons are released during the opening ceremonies and the interlocking rings symbol and Olympic oath are introduced.
Upon their return from the games, the Falcons were hailed as conquering heroes - a far cry from the attitude that had previously been expressed by Winnipeg hockey officials.
They had formed a new league, won the championship and gone on to win the Allan Cup, which is what gave them the opportunity to participate in the Olympics.
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 Jiskha Homework Help - Physical Education: History: Olympic Games
The Olympic Movement has been accused of being overprotective of their symbolism (in particular, they claim an exclusive and monopolistic copyright over any arrangement of five rings), and have taken action against even things totally unrelated to sport, such as the role-playing game Legend of the Five Rings.
The growth of the Olympics also means that some less popular (modern pentathlon) or expensive (white water canoeing) sports have to fear for their place on the Olympic program.
The recent 2000 Summer Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics have shown that this battle is not nearly over, as several medallists in weightlifting and cross-country skiing were disqualified due to doping offences.
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 Current Sports — Globelink Travel Insurance
The single events for men and women, and the pairs contest have been on the programme since 1908, ice dancing was first included in 1976.
The moguls event become Olympic in 1992, while ballet and aerials remained a demonstration event.
The events are the same for both men and women: 500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m and the relay (5000 m (men)/3000 m (women)).
www.globelink.uk.com /country-information/winter-olypmpics/current-sports.html   (903 words)

 Winter Olympics: Ice Hockey
Ice hockey made its Olympic debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
The low point for the program perhaps came in Nagano in 1998, when some members of the team trashed their room at the Olympic Village following a loss to the eventual champion, the Czech Republic.
In 1998 the face of Olympic hockey underwent a major change when it was ruled that professionals would be allowed to compete.
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 Harry Hillman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He had Olympic record times in all three events, but Hillman tripped one hurdle in the 400 m, which meant that his time of 53.0 could not be counted as a world record (world record: The best record in the whole world) (the record stood at 57.2 since 1891).
To which it must be added that the race was run over too low hurdles (76 cm (cm: A radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei) in stead of the normal 92).
One of his most famous athletes was hurdler Earl Thomson (Earl Thomson: more facts about this subject), a winner of gold medal in 110 m hurdles in 1920 Summer Olympics (1920 Summer Olympics: more facts about this subject).
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 Olympiads Page
The last Winter Olympics Games were held in Salt Lake City, USA.
The Last Summer Olympics Games were held in Sydney, Australia.
In 1916 the Olympics were canceled, because of World War I. Antwerp 1920
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From 1920 to 1928, he netted six gold medals, among other track titles and records, and became the dominant runner of the decade.
On Nov. 12, 1920, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is appointed baseball commissioner, and is granted dictatorial control to restore the game's reputation.
-The 1920 Summer Olympics are held in Antwerp.
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 ESPN.com - OLY - OSU swimmer qualifies for Olympics
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State swimmer Birte Steven won the women's 200-meter breaststroke at the German Olympic Trials in Berlin on Sunday, qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Steven is the second current or former Beaver athlete to gain a place in the Olympics, which will be held Aug. 13-29.
The Beavers did have two divers reach the 1920 Summer Olympics.
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 Category:1920 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Tug of War at the 1920 Summer Olympics
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 1972 Summit Series: A September to Remember
The 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium were historic for several reasons.
These games marked the first time the Olympic oath was taken by an athlete, the first time the Olympic flag was flown, and the first time doves were released as a symbol of peace.
It was decided that Canada's first entrant at the Olympic Games would be the country's amateur champions, conquerors of the Allan Cup championship.
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Now in its 15th year – slightly longer than the sport has been an Olympic contender – Momentum Ski Camps offers the utmost in mogul terrain, with eight lines of perfect bumps of varying degrees of steepness and five table tops from 15- to 50-feet high to let you practice new air techniques.
This is where the USA National Luge Team trains, and, for $30 a pop, you can join their ranks by piloting your own semi-enclosed, modified luge (French for "sleigh") on the Luge Rocket (a moniker given to these single-person sleds which propel lugers along a newly constructed track at speeds of up to 80 mph).
To partake in Holland’s strongest Olympic category, you needn’t go further than Amsterdam, where you can easily practice speed skating in one of the city’s many indoor rinks, or learn to pick up the pace at the scenic artificial rink in Dam Square.
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 1920 Olympics
The Olympic quadrennial, scheduled for Berlin in 1916, was interrupted by World War I–the so-called “War to End All Wars,” which had involved 28 countries and killed nearly 10 million troops in four years.
Less than two years after the armistice, the Olympics resumed in Belgium, a symbolic and austere choice considering it had been occupied for four years by enemy forces.
The Antwerp Games were also noteworthy for the introduction of the Olympic oath–uttered for the first time by Belgium fencer Victor Bion–and the Olympic flag, with its five multicolored, intersecting rings.
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