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  1932 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was known in 1932 as Olympic Stadium.
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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.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 words)

  
 Olympic Oath
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.
As the equestrian events in 1956 were held in Stockholm, there were two speakers of the Olympic Oath in that year.
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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.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ga/Games_of_the_I_Olympiad.html   (876 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
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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 Bobby Kerr -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He won the gold medal in the 200 metres and the bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
At the 1908 Summer Olympics, held in London, Kerr was considered to be somewhat of a home favourite by the crowd, as they saw him as a representative of the British Empire.
He coached the athletics and football teams of Hamilton, and was an official at the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics.
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 Summer Olympic Games - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee.
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.
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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 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)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
Because the 1932 Olympics were held in the middle of the Great Depression and in the comparatively remote city of Los Angeles, half as many athletes took part as had in 1928.
The 1932 Olympics were the first to last 16 days.
The number of participants put forward by the National Olympic Committees in individual events was limited to three.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1932   (406 words)

  
 References - Eleanor Holm
A former Olympic champion, she is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Olympic team for excessive behavior.
At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, Holm won her favorite event, with defending champion Braun having to forfeit the final due to an insect bite.
Holms Olympic teammates petitioned unsuccessfully to overturn the suspension.
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 History House: Olympic Follies
Amateur glory of Olympics in the early twentieth century upheld in wacky marathon.
In 1904, arguably the most classic Olympics ever, the marathon had the potential to be upset by a squirrely little guy who had essentially hitchhiked from Cuba and ran the race in what amounted to dress shoes.
By the time he reached the Olympic stadium, he was in such miserable shape and punch-drunk (well, actually, just drunk) that his trainers had to virtually carry him across the finish line.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/olympics   (1568 words)

  
 TSN : olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
The men were housed in a makeshift village in Baldwin Hills while the female athletes stayed in a luxury hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
The Canadian Olympic Association said it only had $12,000 in early July - not enough to send all the athletes it wanted.
In another example of the spirit of fair play, British fencer Judy Guinness gave up any chance of winning gold when she pointed out to officials that they had missed two touches scored against her by her opponent, Ellen Preis of Austria in the final.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature.asp?fid=9371   (354 words)

  
 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived them to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world.
This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29, 2004, offering details on scheduled events from the opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games, biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest articles and lots, lots more.
The mission of the Museum is to make visitors aware of the breadth and the importance of the Olympic Movement; to show them by means of images and symbols that Olympism is not merely a matter of sports competition but rather a philosophy of life.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1084 words)

  
 NY1: Top Stories
Olympic history was made Wednesday morning, but it wasn't the kind New York City backers were hoping for.
According to a poll conducted by the IOC in early March, 59 percent of New Yorkers supported hosting the Olympics, compared to 85 percent of the residents of Paris and 91 percent of those in Madrid.
In December of 2001 the Olympic effort received a shot in the arm when newly-elected Mayor Bloomberg named Doctoroff his deputy mayor and made the pursuit of the Games a priority of his administration in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
www.ny1.com /ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=51958   (1256 words)

  
 Wholesale Golf Equipment : The King of Internet Golf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1932, at the women's annual track and field tournament sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union, she entered eight events and won five.
In the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles she won gold medals for the javelin throw and the 80-meter high hurdles, in both of which she set records.
After the 1932 Olympic Games she turned professional and took part in exhibitions throughout the country.
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 CBC Sports Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Edwards was born in 1907 in Georgetown, British Guyana, the son of a wealthy magistrate.
Lewis, Edwards' Olympic teammate, thinks it's foolish to measure an athlete solely by the number of gold medals they have hanging around their neck.
According to Lewis, it is the competitive spirit that is the mark of a true Olympic champion.
www.cbc.ca /sports/olympians/edwards.shtml   (1464 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - ATHLETES
At the time, she was only 11 years old and she had to punctuate her free skating routine with frequent visits to the sidelines to ask her coach what she should do next.
At the 1928 St. Moritz Olympics, Henie won the gold medal by earning the first place votes of six of the seven judges.
Henie repeated her victory in 1932, this time as the unanimous choice of the judges.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=74701   (229 words)

  
 1932 Olympics
Despite a world-wide economic depression and predictions that the 1932 Summer Olympics were doomed to failure, 37 countries sent over 1,300 athletes to southern California and the Games were a huge success.
Energized by perfect weather and the buoyant atmosphere of the first Olympic Village, the competition was fierce.
Memorable Olympic Moments: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, 1932 - Babe Didrickson competed in baseball, golf, and Olympics track and field by Mike Morrison In the...
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114502.html   (462 words)

  
 Los Angeles, California, U.S., 1932 (from Olympic Games) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
An official poster from the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.
The poor participation was the result of the worldwide economic depression and the expense of traveling to California.
As a result of the United States boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and the Soviet Union not attending the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Calif., athletes from these countries were deprived of the opportunity to face one another in sports competition.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-59610   (927 words)

  
 Phenomenal Women: Sports and Exploration - Women of the Century - DiscoverySchool.com
Winner of five Olympic gold medals, she is the first American athlete to win three consecutive golds in any winter Olympics event.
At the 1932 summer Olympics, she won two gold medals - breaking two world records - in track and field events.
In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
school.discovery.com /schooladventures/womenofthecentury/phenomenalwomen/sports.html   (1021 words)

  
 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 1940 the Olympics were canceled, because of World War II.
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 H-Net Review: Christopher J. Mack on The Nazi Olympics: Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the ...
Although the history of the "Nazi Olympics" has been dealt with in several studies, the authors in Krueger and Murray's volume expand our knowledge by offering insight beyond the deliberations and discussions of athletes, officials, and politicians in the United States and Germany.
As a result of their propaganda and organizational facility, the Summer Games in Berlin attracted almost four million spectators, shattering the previous attendance record of just over one million at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
And, finally, the willingness of Olympic Committee officials, both in the United States and abroad, to be seduced by empty promises from the Nazis that German Jewish athletes would be allowed to compete for positions on German Olympic teams undermined one of the chief arguments brought forward by boycott advocates.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=271211085531069   (1262 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Los Angeles seeking to return to Olympic arena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LOS ANGELES — On the heels of New York's failed Olympic stadium proposal and subsequent defeat in the competition to host the 2012 Summer Games, Los Angeles will pitch the 82-year-old L.A. Memorial Coliseum as its Olympic stadium and rely heavily on other existing venues as it vies for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The Coliseum, home to Southern California football, has hosted two Olympic opening ceremonies, when the Summer Games were held in Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984.
The Summer Games will be held in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/summer/2005-09-07-losangeles-2016_x.htm   (546 words)

  
 CBC Sports: Montreal mulls bid for 2016 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If Montreal won the 2016 Games, it would mark the 40th anniversary of the city hosting the 1976 Olympics, an event that ran up an enormous deficit that won't be paid off until 2006.
Only five cities have ever hosted the Olympics twice: Athens (1986 and 2004), London (1908 and 1948), Stockholm (1912 and 1956), Paris (1900 and 1924) and Los Angeles (1932 and 1984).
Even though the stands were not always full, the competition brought worldwide exposure to the city and unlike the 1976 Montreal Olympics in Montreal, "the taxpayers won't have to pay additional taxes," said Tremblay.
www.cbc.ca /story/sports/national/2005/07/31/Sports/montreal_olympics050731.html   (451 words)

  
 1932 Olympics
1932 Olympics - Back in 1928, American Irving Jaffee had the fastest time in the 10,000–meter speed skating...
Eleanor Holm - Eleanor Holm Born: Dec. 6, 1913 Swimmer won gold medal in 100m backstroke at 1932 Olympics; thrown...
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 washingtonpost.com: Capt. Richard Steere, 92; Meteorologist for Patton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Richard C. Steere, a retired Navy captain who was the weather expert for Gen. George S. Patton during the Anglo-American landing in North Africa in November 1942 and a member of a bronze medal-winning U.S. fencing team at the 1932 Summer Olympics, died March 17 of pneumonia at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.
Off the coast of Morocco, Patton and other aides expressed pessimism at the heavy seas and what it meant for a landing that was the opening of a new theater of operations during World War II.
At the Olympics, the U.S. team tied for first, which resulted in an elimination round.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A40237-2001Mar21?language=printer   (521 words)

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