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 1932 Olympics — FactMonster.com
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.
Winter Olympics Through The Years - Winter Olympics Through The Years See 2006 Winter Olympics: Torino, Italy The Winter Olympics 1924...
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  ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
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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 GBROLYMPICS.COM / LONDON-OLYMPICS.COM - Olympic Games Medallists
The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
In addition in 1904 the majority of team events were limited to clubs only with national teams denied entry.
The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924.
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 Hilton Lake Placid Resort - Attractions & Businesses - Olympics Then & Now
The small village of Lake Placid is world-famous as the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1932 and 1980, but its place in the sporting world goes beyond that.
In addition to improvement of the existing ski jumps and the expansion of cross-country ski trails, the Olympic stadium (speed-skating oval), arena and bobrun were constructed at a cost of over $650,000.
An Olympic Village was constructed for the athletes.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The third Winter Olympics, in 1932, were held in Lake Placid, New York State, a town of fewer than 4,000 people.
Faced with major obstacles raising money in the midst of a depression, the president of the organizing committee, Dr. Godfrey Dewey, donated land owned by his family to be used for construction of a bobsleigh run.
Mr Godfrey Dewey, President of the Organizing Committee, donated a plot of land belonging to his family for the construction of the bobsleigh track.
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 Olympic Games Medallists - Other Winter Sports
Moguls was formally added to the Olympic programme in 1992 whilst Aerials (winners: Philippe Laroche CAN and Colette Brand SUI) and Ballet (winners: Fabrice Becker FRA and Conny Kissling SUI) were again held as demonstrations.
Aerials was included as a medal event for the first time in 1994, however Acro (previously known as Ballet) was no longer included as a demonstration event nor has been subsequently added to the formal programme.
Many of the sports held as demonstration events at the Winter Olympic Games have gone on to become part of the formal Olympic programme.
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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").
The events in the Winter Olympics include: ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton (a type of sledding), curling, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, slalom, downhill (Alpine) skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined (skiing plus ski jumping), and biathlon (skiing and shooting).
The 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
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 2002 Winter Olympics - Winter Olympics History
Salt Lake City is chosen as the USA candidate city to host the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, but in April the IOC chooses Sapporo, Japan as host for the 1972 Olympic Winter Games.
Salt Lake City is named USA candidate city for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, but in 1991 the IOC names Nagano, Japan to host the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.
The Sapporo Games were the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in an Asian country.
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Olympics 1928, Netherlands, Cover with 1½, 5 and 10c Olympics traveled from "s-Gravenhage,14.VI.1928" to Bayreuth/ Bayern Germany.
Olympics 1928, Netherlands, Cover with 15c blue Medaillon with Olympic machine cancel "Amsterdam Central Station, Ixe Olympiade Amsterdam 1928, 24.IV.1928" to Switzerland.
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 Speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
At the 1932 Winter Olympics, four speed skating events were contested.
For the first and only time in the olympic history, the speed skating were held as packstyle events.
This competition form was not common in Europe, and gave the runners from USA and Canada a major adventage over the European rivals, and only two medals went to Europeans.
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 German Info: Germany at the Olympics
Among the stories for which the 1936 Winter Games have gone down in Olympics history was the performance of 16-year-old Norwegian Laila Schou Nilsen, who at the time held every speed-skating record for distances between 500 and 5,000 meters.
Due to the exclusion of women's speedskating from the Olympics, she instead chose to compete in the combined downhill, which she won, although no medals were awarded at the time for success in individual races.
Rudi Ball, a leading member of the Germany's 1932 Olympic hockey squad and a Jew in voluntary exile in France, was invited by the German government to return home to compete under the banner of his native country.
www.germany.info /relaunch/info/publications/infocus/olympics2002/wg1936.html   (592 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Extreme weather hurt the 1932 Lake Placid Games, but it was the Great Depression that did the most damage.
The Olympics entered a new era of big business during the post-war boom of the 1950s.
The modern Winter Olympics movement came of age in Grenoble.
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 1932 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1932 winter olympics were an olympics cast in the midst of the great depression.
- This is the 1932 olympic stadium in which Jack Shea won his gold medals.
Jack Shea is in the center awaiting his gold medal.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Lake Placid celebrates 75th anniversary of 1932 Winter Olympics
At 91, he was America's oldest living Winter Olympics gold medalist and was also a key player in securing the 1980 Winter Olympics for Lake Placid, memorable for the five gold medals of speedskater Eric Heiden and the U.S. Olympic hockey team's “Miracle on Ice.”
British figure skater Cecilia Colledge, the youngest competitor in the history of the Winter Olympics – she was 11 years and 3 months when she finished eighth in 1932 to the great Sonja Henie – will make the trip from her Massachusetts home for Saturday's celebration.
One of Dewey's strongest arguments for Lake Placid was the dependable winter weather in the Adirondacks, but lack of snow leading up to the Games made it the most unusual winter in 147 years of National Weather Service records.
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 Lake Placid celebrates 75th anniversary of 1932 Winter Olympics
At 91, he was America's oldest living Winter Olympics gold medallist and was also a key player in securing the 1980 Winter Olympics for Lake Placid, memorable for the five gold medals of speedskater Eric Heiden and the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice.
 British figure skater Cecilia Colledge, the youngest competitor in the history of the Winter Olympics -- she was 11 years and three months when she finished eighth in 1932 to the great Sonja Henie -- will make the trip from her Massachusetts home for Saturday's celebration.
 "That was the roots of winter sports in the United States," said Sandy Caligiore of the Olympic Regional Development Authority, which operates the winter sports venues in the Lake Placid region.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Olympic ice hockey has hosted its share of dynasties and upsets.
Olympic rules put a premium on a player's hockey sense — the ability to act quickly and positively with the puck and the discipline to know what to do without it.
A five hole is slang for the space between the goalie's legs.
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 Lake Placid celebrates 75th anniversary of 1932 Winter Olympics
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Lake Placid is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the event that put it on the map: the 1932 Winter Olympics.
She was the youngest competitor in the history of the Winter Games and the first woman to execute a double jump.
She was eleven years old in 1932 when she finished eighth to the great Sonja Henie (SOH'-nyuh HEN'-ee).
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 SI.com - Lake Placid celebrates 75th anniversary of 1932 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's been 75 years since Godfrey Dewey almost single-handedly brought the Winter Olympics to the Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Placid on Saturday will celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of its rich winter sports heritage.
British figure skater Cecilia Colledge, the youngest competitor in the history of the Winter Olympics - she was 11 years and 3 months when she finished eighth in 1932 to the great Sonja Henie - will make the trip from her Massachusetts home for Saturday's celebration.
One of Dewey's strongest arguments for Lake Placid was the dependable winter weather in the Adirondacks, but lack of snow leading up to the games made it the most unusual winter in 147 years of U.S. Weather Service records.
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 The First Four Olympics (I.S.H.A.)
The Winter Olympics were on course, hosting a truly international quadrennial ski meet, attracting participants from the far corners of the ski world.
The fact that in 1932 an Olympics came to America is an unlikely story with a bit of strangeness about it—not least of all regarding the mainspring of the idea.
At an IOC executive session at the Olympics, the Swedish delegate, Col. Holmquist, declared that in his opinion, although there were ski organizations in the United States and Canada, neither “had the necessary competence to organize ski events.” Nevertheless, the IOC delegates as a whole welcomed the idea of an American Winter Games.
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 1932 - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Venturing away from Europe for the first time, the inaugural Winter Games in the Western Hemisphere is hosted by a small, upstate New York town of fewer than 4,000 citizens.
The 1932 Games end up being a financial disaster, due to the Depression.
Eagan had claimed a boxing gold medal in the 1920 Summer Olympics as champion in the light heavyweight division.
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 1932 Winter Olympics Celebrated: Diamond Dinner Dance in Lake Placid, NY, celebrates the 1932 Winter Olympic Games’ ...
An evening of swing, sentiment and song will benefit the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum as the first American Winter Olympics are feted.
Despite the hard times of the Great Depression, organizers such as Godfrey Dewey went ahead with his vision in bringing the III Olympic Winter Games to Lake Placid.
Check out www.whitefacelakeplacid.com for information updates, including info from the 1930s, such as hairstyles, music, dresses and dances that may be featured at the Diamond Dinner Dance.
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 Lake Placid to celebrate the platinum anniversary of the 1932 Winter Olympics from March 22-24, 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and its cooperating institutions have put together a program with presenters from around North America with selected topics that are sure to add to your knowledge of the 1932 Winter Games which took place against the backdrop of the Great Depression.
Hard Times and Heroes, an international conference celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, is designed specifically for social studies teachers in grades 4, 8, and 12 as well as department chairs, teachers of English Language Arts, museum professionals, local historians and Olympic scholars.
The keynote panel will consist of Olympic scholars and authors of Selling the Five Rings, Dr. Scott G. Martyn from the University of Windsor, Ontario and Dr. Robert K. Barney, Professor Emeritus from the University of Western Ontario in Canada who will present introductory materials from their upcoming book.
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 wcbstv.com - New York Wire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's been 75 years since Dewey almost single-handedly brought the Winter Olympics to the Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Placid is celebrating the anniversary of the beginning of its rich winter sports heritage.
British figure skater Cecilia Colledge, the youngest competitor in the history of the Winter Olympics she was 11 years and 3 months when she finished eighth in 1932 to the great Sonja Henie will make the trip to Lake Placid from her Massachusetts home.
Ironically, one of Dewey's strongest arguments was the dependable winter weather in the Adirondacks, and lack of snow in the weeks leading up to the Games made it the most unusual winter in 147 years of National Weather Service records.
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 Russianhockey.net | History
The next serious attempt to introduce hockey to the Soviet Union was undertaken in 1935, but plans for the game were not implemented until the winter of 1938.
The results of the three-game series (the Moscow Selects won 6-3, lost 5-3 and tied 2-2) surprised everyone, but even more surprising was the success of the Soviet national team when it entered the World Championships for the first time in 1954.
Since then, Russia has become the successor to the former USSR, though the Russians have struggled on the international scene despite winning a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano and Bronze in the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
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 1932 Olympics — Infoplease.com
Back in 1928, American Irving Jaffee had the fastest time in the 10,000–meter speed skating race at St. Moritz only to lose his gold medal when thawing ice made it necessary to call the event off with no official winner.
Four years later, Jaffee won the 10,000 and the 5,000–meter races and local hero Jack Shea won at 500 and 1,500 meters as the U.S. swept all four speed skating events—which were run as actual races (not timed heats) for the first time in Olympic history.
Canada won its fourth consecutive hockey gold medal, but 38–year-old Gillis Grafstrom of Sweden missed in his bid for a fourth straight men's figure skating title, placing second to 22–year-old Austrian Karl Schafer.
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 HickokSports.com - History - The 1932 Winter Olympics
With the Summer Olympics scheduled for Los Angeles, the International Olympic Committee wanted a site in the United States for the Winter Games.
The top American performers were speed skaters Irving Jaffee, who won the 5,000- and 10,000-meter and Lake Placid's own Jack Shea, the winner of the 500- and 1,000-meter races.
Sonja Henie of Norway competed in figure skating for the third time and won her second gold medal.
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 1932 Winter Olympics Information
The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States.
The 1932 Winter Olympic Games were going to be in Big Pines, CA (near Wrightwood, CA and Mountain High, CA) due to Alf Engen's world record, on then, the world's largest ski jump, but due to poor snow conditions the games moved to Lake Placid.
III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932, 1932 (digitized version)
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States.
Irving Jaffee won the 5,000m and the 10,000m speedskating beating previous champion and world record holder Ivar Ballangrud in the 10,000m by 5 yards.
Argentina, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Yugoslavia did not send athletes to Lake Placid.
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