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  1936 Summer Olympics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
The Berlin Olympics also saw the introduction to the ceremonies of the Olympic Torch bringing the Olympic Flame by relay from Olympia.
The Olympic Flame was used for the second time at these games, but they marked the first time it was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
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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)

  
 1936 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XI Olympiad were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany.
Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their fascist ideology.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
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 Anecdotage.com - Olympics anecdotes. Anecdotes From Yeats to Gates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Among the competitors in the single-scull rowing event at the 1928 Olympics was...
Adolf Hitler staged the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as a showcase for the sup...
At the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens, Paula Radcliffe failed to finish both the...
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 1936 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
She was also the first to introduce the Olympic torch to the ceremonies.
Anti-fascists planned to host a "People's Olympiad" in Barcelona at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc (now Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys) as an alternative games to protest the Berlin Olympics but this was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
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 1936 Olympics - BR Bullpen
The single exhibition game was played on August 12, 1936 prior to the track and field competions between two American teams.
Tryouts for the team were held in early July 1936 in Baltimore, MD.
After the Olympics scored in the top of the seventh to tie the game at five; Les McNeese hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1936_Olympics   (238 words)

  
 Olympics
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.
The Olympic fire is then extinguished, and the Olympic flag is lowered, folded, and presented to the mayor of the host city of the next Olympic Games.
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 Jesse Owens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals; one each in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, the long jump, and for being part of the 4x100 meter relay team.
In 1936 Owens arrived in Berlin to compete for the United States in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.
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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.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

  
 The Nazi Olympics
One of the largest was the "People's Olympiad" planned for summer 1936 in Barcelona, Spain; it was canceled after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in July 1936, just as thousands of athletes had begun to arrive.
In August 1936 Olympic flags and swastikas bedecked the monuments and houses of a festive, crowded Berlin.
Two weeks before the Olympics began, German officials informed Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish athlete who had equaled the German women's record in the high jump, that she was denied a place on the team.
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 The Holocaust Chronicle PROLOGUE: Roots of the Holocaust, page 97
Hence, the manipulative Hitler had achieved his goal for the Olympics: to give the illusion that the Nazis weren't as villainous as they were often portrayed abroad.
Berlin was to be the venue for the summer competition, while the Winter Olympics would be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
During the training period prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics, Gretl Bergmann, a world-class high jumper (and a Jew), matched the German women's record--five feet, three inches.
www.holocaustchronicle.org /StaticPages/97.html   (396 words)

  
 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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 The Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The summer Olympics will be held in Athens, Greece from 13 to 29 August 13 to 29, 2004.
Olympic history is traced throughout the twentieth century--the controversies, the triumphs of individual athletes, the sports that have been added or dropped from Olympic play, etc. Also included is an explanation of how host cities are chosen.
In 1931, when the International Olympic Committee chose Berlin to be the host city of the 1936 Olympics, they had no idea what would be taking place in Germany at that time.
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 1936 Olympics — FactMonster.com
In Berlin, dictator Adolf Hitler and his Nazi followers felt sure that the Olympics would be the ideal venue to demonstrate Germany's oft-stated racial superiority.
He directed that $25 million be spent on the finest facilities, the cleanest streets and the temporary withdrawal of all outward signs of the state-run anti-Jewish campaign.
1936 Olympics - 1936 Olympics Garmisch-Partenkirchen The fourth Winter Olympic Games were held in the neighboring...
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 Amazon.com: Nazi Olympics, The: Berlin 1936: (tagline) United States Holocaust Museum: Books: Susan D. Bachrach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The discussion of the actual 1936 Olympics centers on the political uses made of them by Hitler and his propagandists, the spectacular performance of Jesse Owens notwithstanding (an eight-page color section of posters, both Nazi and anti-Nazi, convincingly demonstrates the relationship between athletic competition and propaganda in Hitler's Germany).
As the year of 1936 came closer and closer with the Olympics, people questioned whether the Olympics should be held in a country whose ideology ran counter to the ideals that inspired to the Games.
Rachbach places the Olympics in perspective of the political upheaval and the Nazi dictatorship that ensued, rather than relating just a history of the Olympics, or a rundown on record breakers and medallists (these details are included, but always admirably within the historical context).
www.amazon.com /Nazi-Olympics-Berlin-tagline-Holocaust/dp/0316070874   (1958 words)

  
 Baseball at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baseball was again a demonstration sport at the 1936 Summer Olympics after a 24 year absence.
Leslie Mann, who had pushed strongly for inclusion of baseball as an Olympic sport, was the umpire.
The Olympics scored in the seventh to tie the game before McNeese hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_at_the_1936_Summer_Olympics   (198 words)

  
 94-1936-spyridon-breker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Spyridon (1873-1940) was invited to the Berlin 1936 Olympics by the German Government, received by Adolf Hitler and honored on several occasions during his stay in Berlin.
Berlin (bc) After bearing the flag of the Greek team during the opening ceremonies at the Olympic Games 1936 in Berlin, Louis Spyridon was received by Adolf Hitler.
His last public appearance was in 1936, when he was invited as a guest of honor by the organizers of the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Berlin.
www.meaus.com /94-1936-spyridon-breker.htm   (407 words)

  
 1936 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germany's domination of the games was the rule, although there were exceptions to their domination in the likes of persons such as Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals.
A total of 49 nations attended the Berlin Olympics, up from 37 in 1932.
Six nations made their first official Olympic appearance at these Games: Afghanistan, Bermuda, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Liechtenstein, and Peru.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1936_Summer_Olympics   (511 words)

  
 Egypt in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The original Olympics were held every four years for a span that lasted for almost eight centuries.
At Minsk in May of 2004, Nahla was the biggest star in the field of 262 competitors in both men's and women's weightlifting, and so not surprisingly, even Sport's Illustrated has picked her for Gold in the Women's 75 kg (165 lbs) event at Athens.
In fact, she is the only Egyptian athlete to be picked for any medal by SI at the summer event.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/egypt2004olympics.htm   (1359 words)

  
 1936 Summer Olympics (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The tale of Hitler snubbing Owens at the ensuing medal ceremony is, however, apocryphal.
(for the full table, see 1936 Summer Olympics medal count) Although the medal count for Germany is official, it would not be considered legitimate by today's standards since the German atheletes would have been disqualified because of drug use.
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
1936-summer-olympics.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (822 words)

  
 MSU history professor already gearing up for 2008 Olympics
Large said the 1936 experience raises questions about holding the Olympics in another country with a militarized government, one-party state, and poor record on human rights.
In 1931, before Hitler became leader of the Nazis, the 1936 summer Olympics were awarded to Berlin.
However, Germany in 1936 was the ultimate corrupter of the Olympic principles and brought nationalism to a new peak, he said.
www.montana.edu /cpa/news/nwview.php?article=1884   (710 words)

  
 1936 Olympics — Infoplease.com
Vera Hruba Ralston 2003 Deaths - Vera Hruba Ralston Age: 79 skater who competed in the 1936 Olympics and went on to appear in the...
1936: the 'Nazi Olympics': three years before World War II, Adolf Hitler turned the Berlin Games into a tense spectacle designed to......
A House divided: the U.S. amateur sport establishment and the issue of participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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 Ratings Struggle Continues
BS struggled anew with its prime-time Winter Olympic ratings Tuesday night, and the final appearance of the U.S. men's hockey team brought more ratings problems.
With a 13.5 Nielsen rating on Tuesday night, CBS saw its 12-night average slide to 16.2, down 37 percent from 1994 and 14 percent from 1992.
Separately, CBS said a 35-minute documentary on Lou Zamperini, a California man who ran in the 1936 Summer Olympics and was a prisoner of war in Japan from 1943 to 1945, will be seen Sunday night, not Friday night.
www.nytimes.com /specials/olympics/nagano/hkm/021998oly-hkm-cbs.html   (169 words)

  
 Berlin, 1936 Olympics
The 1936 Berlin Games were the first games to be televised.
In 1936, the chairman of the organizing committee for the Games, Carl Diem, suggested what is now the modern Olympic Torch relay.
Basketball was admitted as an Olympic sport for the first time.
www.topendsports.com /events/summer/hosts/berlin.htm   (171 words)

  
 2008 Summer Olympics Trivia & Fun Facts
For more detailed information, click over to our main 2008 Summer Olympics subject pages which will take you to more information about each sport - with more links to tops sites actively involved in reporting all the Olympics action as Summer 2008 draws near...
Of the 1.2 billion people who live in China, about 400 million are under 18, so there will be plenty of interest in watching the games within China itself, along with millions more who will be tuning in worldwide.
In the same colors as those found in the five Olympic rings, "The Friendlies" serve as the official mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
www.chiff.com /a/olympics-trivia.htm   (402 words)

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