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  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Japan had to give the Games back in 1938, because of the Japanese invasion of China in the Sino-Japanese War.
Jacques Rogge, presiding over his first Olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the "horrific tragedy" of that day and the IOC stands united with them in promoting the committee's ideals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games   (4332 words)

 Olympic Games
A special edition for winter sports, the Winter Olympic Games, started in 1924; since 1994 these are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
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.
www.black-science.org /wikipedia/o/ol/olympic_games.html   (1097 words)

 The Voice of Russia ( Olympic games 2002 )
The 16th winter games in Alberville, France in 1992 was attended by 1804 athletes from 65 countries vying for 57 complex of medals.
The games in Alberville were swelled by 15 new events and debuting were the women 3 by 7,5 kilometre biathlon relay, the 7,5 and 15 kilometre races, the women 30 kilometre ski pursuit race instead of the 20 kilometre distance.
The games in Lillehammer were the first in which sportsmen and women from the former Soviet Union competed under their own flag and of course Russia had the largest contingent and as a result won more gold medals.
www.vor.ru /Olymp/history_eng.html   (6445 words)

 olympic games summer and winter locations and history of the games
The Olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia and though there were important athletic competitions held in other Greek cities in ancient times, the Olympic Games were regarded as the most prestigious.
Participation in the Olympic Games was originally limited to free born Greeks, but as Greek civilization was spread by the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Games drew entrants from as far away as Antioch, Sidon and Alexandria.
The organizers had planned the first modern Olympics for 1900 in Paris, but later decided to move the date forward to 1896 and to change the venue to Athens, though the local government of the Greek capital was initially hostile to the idea.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 words)

 2006 Olympics Trivia Games
There are fifteen displines in all at the Winter Games, most of them traditional like Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross-country Skiing, Curling, Ice Hockey and Figure Skating, and some of them relatively new to the games, like the hyperactive and very exciting Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions.
The Olympic torch for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin was lit November 27, 2005 at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia.
Stefano Baldini, the Italian winner of the Athens Games marathon, began the Italian leg of the relay in Rome on December 8.
www.chiff.com /a/winter-olympics-trivia.htm   (483 words)

 1936 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
Germany arranged summer olympics the same year in Berlin.
Berlin Games – How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream, by Guy Walters ISBN 0-7195-6783-1 (UK) 0060874120 (USA)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1936_Winter_Olympic_Games   (147 words)

 The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses.
The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the Modern Olympic Games of 1896 in Athens, a race from Marathon northeast of Athens to the Olympic Stadium, a distance of 40 kilometers.
His original thought was to unveil the modern Games in 1900 in his native Paris, but delegates from 34 countries were so enthralled with the concept that they convinced him to move the Games up to 1896 and have Athens serve as the first host.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml   (986 words)

 TopFoto Gallery - Winter Olympic Games - 1936 Garmish-Partenkirchen
Winter Olympics 1936 - Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
Winter Olympics 1936 Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
Hitler (at the center) declaring the games opened at the balcony of the stadium Olympia tribune, and Goebbels (at the left).
www.topfoto.co.uk /gallery/winterolympics/1936/default.htm   (1547 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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

 Olympic Games
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 first Olympic games were held in ancient Greece, an event of spiritual significance as well as a test of athletic excellence.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1084 words)

 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
Because of his involvement in the 1936 Games and the 1952 World Championships in Aspen, he understood international standards, and worked tirelessly to create the skiing events for the Games.
The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Games held in the Western United States and the first to be televised.
The Olympic Village Inn was built to house more than 750 athletes; it allowed all athletes to be housed under one roof for the first and only time in modern Olympic history.
www.squaw.com /winter/history_olympics.html   (1207 words)

 Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympic Games are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
The First Olympic Winter Games were inaugurated on January 25, 1924 in Chamonix, France, although at the time they were not yet called Olympic Winter Games.
Since 1994, the Winter Games are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad (or Summer Olympics).
www.factspider.com /wi/winter-olympic-games.html   (359 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There were 106 thousand paying spectators and record participation for the first German Olympics which was the prologue to the more imposing Summer Games in Berlin.
The IV Olympic Winter Games saw the introduction of alpine skiing (6th sport).
Due to the exclusion of women's speed skating from the Olympics, she chose to instead compete in the combined downhill, which she won.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w04garmisch.html   (362 words)

 The Nazi Olympics
Debate over participation in the 1936 Olympics was greatest in the United States, which traditionally sent one of the largest teams to the Games.
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.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/olympics.html   (2956 words)

 The Winter Olympics
Organizers of the 1916 Summer Games in Berlin planned to introduce a “Skiing Olympia,” featuring nordic events in the Black Forest, but the Games were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
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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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Grenoble 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The great patron of this edition of the games was considered General Charles de Gaulle who wanted a great international event for France.
This was confirmed in the opening ceremony with 18 thousand persons, the Olympic flame transported from Athens by air, a shower of thousands of scented paper roses from three helicopters with 5 circles drawn in the sky by the smoke of the parachutists, the Olympic flags shot into the air by cannons.
However the Alpine skiers aroused a heated controversy, being accused of breaking the rules of amateur status because of the very obvious advertising brands on their equipment which the IOC had not wanted to appear either during interviews or in photos.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w10grenoble.html   (397 words)

 Australian Olympic Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The 1936 Olympic Winter Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in
Infuriated, the strong Austrian and Swiss skiers boycotted the Games.
The Olympic flame was lit for the first time at the 1952 Oslo Games.
www.olympics.com.au /games.cfm?GamesID=458   (361 words)

 The 1936 Olympic Games in Germany
By awarding the XI 1936 Olympic games to Berlin, one can say that this was the IOC's way of showing the world that Germany was once again a member of good standing in the global community of nations.
The famous poster of the 1936 Berlin Olympic games, showing an Olympic athlete in the background and the Brandenburg gate in the foreground, was conceived by Max Würbel.
Sonia Henje of Norway was one of the darlings of the winter games as she won her third gold medal in ice dancing in what was her third consecutive Olympic games.
www.feldgrau.com /1936olymp.html   (5497 words)

 TIME 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games
TIME 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games
Sonja Henie of Norway in action during her routine in the Women's Figure Skating event at the 1936 Winter Olympic Games.
Olympic Figure Skating: A Sport on Thin Ice
www.time.com /time/olympics2002/moments/moment4.html   (101 words)

 BERLIN 1936 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Official Poster Reprint - Bavaria, Germany, Games of the XI Olympiad - IOC/Olympic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Commemorating the shamefully propagandized games of Nazi Germany.
While Hitler's twisted vision was supposed to dominate, the spirit of sport and universal brotherhood prevailed - Jesse Owens stole the show, and countless nations and athletes refused to kowtow to the fuhrer.
This poster, published by the IOC at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, features a reprint of the official poster for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, displaying a classical athlete towering over the Brandenburg Gate.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/berlin36om.htm   (165 words)

 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN 1936 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Official Poster Reprint - Bavaria, Germany, Games of the IV Winter ...
Commemorating the Bavarian winter games of Nazi Germany.
While the games were shamefully used as propaganda by Hitler's regime, the spirit of sport prevailed, and the performances of the athletes were record-setting and legendary.
This poster, published by the IOC at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, features a reprint of the official poster for the 1936 Winter Olympics in the twin mountain towns of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/garmisch36om.htm   (192 words)

 Winter Olympic Games
They feature outdoor winter sports held on ice or snow, such as skiing and ice skating.
2002 Winter Olympic Games: Salt Lake City, USA
Two sets of gold medals awarded in pairs figure skating, to Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, and Russia's Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, because of judging scandal.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.shtml   (298 words)

IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for 2014 Olympic Winter Games (4 September 2006)
2142 DAYS TO GO In 2012, London will stage Games that will inspire a generation.
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