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  1928 Winter Olympics - Information at Halfvalue.com
The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1928 in St.
The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics.
Ivar Ballangrud won the olympic title in the 5,000m speed skating and Clas Thunberg won the 500m and the 10,000m.
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  Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing was planned, but the 1916 Olympics were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I.
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.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Winter Olympics
The Olympics organization is headed by a president, elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for an initial period of eight years.
Alpine skiing, for men and women, has been part of the Olympic programme since 1948: the events are the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom (since 1952), the super giant slalom or Super-G (since 1988), and the combined event (downhill and slalom), which has been staged intermittently since 1936.
Men’s speed skating was introduced at the inaugural Winter Olympics; the women had to wait until 1960 for their inclusion.
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 Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
Moritz 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.
The 1944 Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, were cancelled in the Summer of 1941.
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 Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
However, fewer athletes participated than in 1928, as the journey to Lake Placid, New York was a long and expensive one for most competitors, and there was little money for sports in the midst of the Great Depression.
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).
The Lillehammer Games were the first Winter Olympics to be held in a different year.
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 1928 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland.
The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics, held on its own, and not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics.
All preceding Winter Events of the Olympic Games were the winter sports part of the schedule of the Summer Games, and not as a separate Winter Games.
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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.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
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 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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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 1944 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II.
Cortina d'Ampezzo eventually held the 1956 Winter Olympics.
The V Olympic Winter Games were finally held in 1948.
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 1928 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Olympic Museum: Demonstration Sports, 1928 Skijoring event at the 1928 Winter Games, including photograph.
BC 2010 Winter Olympic Games Secretariat The BC Olympic Games Secretariat represents the Province of B.C. and maintains positive intra- and inter-governmental relations while helping the Olympic Organizing Committee build community support.
Vonetta Flowers - Olympic Bobsled Vonetta Flowers of Birmingham, Alabama and her women's bobsled partner Jill Bakken compete in the XIX Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
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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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
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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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 2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympics, a number of I.O.C members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
A feature of this Olympics has been the emergence of the so-called "extreme" sports, such as snowboarding, moguls and aerials, which appeared in previous Olympics but have captured greater public attention this year.
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 1948 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St.
Moritz was also the site of the 1928 Winter Olympics.
Dick Button became the first American to win a figure skating title for the United States, and also became the first figure skater to perform a double axel during an Olympic figure skating event.
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 1928 Olympics
Sonja Henie of Norway was only 11 years old in 1924 when she participated in her first Olympics and finished last in women's figure skating.
Three years later, she won the world championship at age 14 and the year after that was Olympic champion at 15.
Otherwise, St. Moritz was plagued with warm weather that slowed bobsled and cross-country runs and cancelled the 10,000–meter speed skating race.
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 HickokSports.com - History - The Winter Olympics
Because of the coverage given the Winter Olympics by the press in Europe and North America, Henie was the first woman to become a genuine international sports figure.
Alpine skiing became a major Olympic sport at St. Moritz and Gretchen Fraser of the U. was the surprise winner of the first Gold Medal for the women's slalom event.
Lack of snow in the days leading up to the 1952 Winter Olympics was an ironic problem in Norway, but a major storm arrived just in time to allow all events to go on as scheduled.
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The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in
winter sports part of the schedule of the Summer Games, and not as a separate Winter Games.
IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC, although most Olympic historians disagree.
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 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Front Page | How the Winter Games were born
By 1908 figure skating had been included in the Summer Olympics and from there it seemed a matter of time before winter sports got their own Games, which arrived in 1924.
The 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, Switzerland, attracted an 84 percent increase in participants.
The Winter Games were cancelled in 1940 and 1944 due to World War II and returned in 1948 in St. Moritz.
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 Skeleton Racing | Winter Olympics | Sledding Event   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The 2002 Winter Olympics are the first time women have competed in the sport.
Jimmy Shea won the gold medal for the USA - becoming the third generation in his family to compete in the Winter Olympics.
His dad competed in cross-country skiing at the 1964 Winter Olympics and his grandpa won two Olympic gold medals in speedskating events at the 1932 Games.
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 Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Italian city of Turin (Torino) will host the next Winter Olympics in 2006.
Germany competed as a single team for the first time since the 1930s, and former Yugoslavian republics Croatia and Slovenia made their debut.
Snowboarding's introduction into the Olympics did not come without a scandal, as gold medallist Ross Rebagliati (Canada) was initially disqualified for marihuana use, but his disqualification was overturned later.
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 1928 Winter Olympics -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in (Click link for more info and facts about Sankt-Moritz) Sankt-Moritz, (A landlocked federal republic in central Europe) Switzerland.
The 1928 Games were the first true (An olympics for winter sports) Winter Olympics, held on its own, and not in conjunction with a (Click link for more info and facts about Summer Olympics) Summer Olympics.
The preceding (Click link for more info and facts about 1924 Winter Olympics) 1924 Winter Olympics were retroactively renamed into Winter Olympics.
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 1948 — St. Moritz, Switzerland - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
The Winter Olympics survive both World War II and a 12-year hiatus.
Alpine skiing returns to the Olympic program, with separate downhill and slalom events for both men and women joining the alpine combined event that debuted in 1936.
Two U.S. hockey teams arrive in St. Moritz for the Olympics, with one sanctioned by the American Olympic Committee and another by the American Hockey Association.
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 COCA COLA OLYMPICS MEMORABILIA Coca Cola Collectibles
The Olympics bring many favorite Coke collectibles from Olympic bottles to Coke Olympic pin collecting.
Since 1928 The Coca Cola Company has always been a major sponsor of the Olympic Games and Torch Relay.
Some Olympic games also issue a special Olympic crystal Coke bottle for the Opening Ceremonies and Coke bottles in tubes.
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 1928 Winter Olympics Medal Count Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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This is the full table of the medal count of the 1928 Winter Olympics.
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 The Winter Olympics (Reference)
The move toward a winter version of the Olympics began in 1908 when figure skating made an appearance at the Summer Games in London.
Despite the objections of Modern Olympics' founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the resistance of the Scandinavian countries, which had staged their own Nordic championships every four or five years from 1901-26 in Sweden, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned an “International Winter Sports Week” at Chamonix, France, in 1924.
The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and began a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.
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 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Quiz
John Heaton won the silver medal in the skeleton in 1928? How long did he have to wait for his next silver medal in the event?
Which of the following is not a Winter Olympics event?
The Winter Olympics in 2006 will be held in which European resort?
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 1928 Winter Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1928 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
1928 Winter Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1928 Winter Olympics
The 1928 Winter Olympic Games were held in Saint Moritz[?], Switzerland.
Sonja Henie wins her first gold medal in women's figure skating.
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