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  Winter Olympics - MSN Encarta
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.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761572547/winter_olympics.html   (1241 words)

 Olympic Oath
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.
As the equestrian events in 1956 were held in Stockholm, there were two speakers of the Olympic Oath in that year.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ol/Olympic_Oath.html   (277 words)

 Olympic Games - 1936: Spectre of war - Eurosport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 1936 Olympics managed to overcome the shadow of its political atmosphere to mark several significant Olympic firsts.
The inclusion of Alpine also marked the second Olympic event (joining figure skating) in which women were allowed to compete, as the total number of women from the 1932 Games nearly quadrupled.
Of course, it would be the last Winter Games for many an athlete, as the Olympics would not return for 12 long years with World War II looming just around the corner.
www.eurosport.com /olympicgames/torino/2006/sport_sto815616.shtml   (572 words)

 1936 Olympics
The fourth Winter Olympic Games were held in the neighboring villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Germany's Bavarian Alps and included Alpine skiing for the first time.
He was the only Jew on the German Winter Olympic team and his presence was a token gesture by the government of Adolf Hitler to mollify anxious IOC officials who objected to the Nazis' fervent anti-Semitism.
Judith Deutsch refused to swim for Vienna in 1936 Olympics.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0300759.html   (437 words)

 Sonja Henie -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
She is a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936), a ten-time World Champion (1927-1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931-1936).
She first placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven.
After the 1936 Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she gave up her amateur status and took up a career as a professional performer in acting and live shows.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Sonja_Henie   (630 words)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The modern Olympics is the brainchild of Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France.
For many years the Olympics consisted of only one race, a sprint of 192 metres (210 yards, the length of the stadium) called the "stadion." A second race of 400 metres was added 50 years later.
Olympic medals since 1928 have featured the same design on the front: a Greek goddess, the Olympic Rings, the coliseum of ancient Athens, a Greek vase known as an amphora, a horse-drawn chariot, and the year, number of the Olympiad, and host city.
www.didyouknow.cd /sport/olympics.htm   (572 words)

 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)

 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)

 Ivar Ballangrud -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He won three Olympic titles at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: 500 m (quite surprisingly), 5,000 m, and 10,000 m.
On the 1,500 m during those Winter Olympics, he won silver – his teammate Charles Mathiesen being the only one to keep him from winning gold in all four speed skating events.
Ballangrud had won his first Olympic gold 8 years earlier on the 5,000 m at the 1928 Winter Olympics.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Ivar_Ballangrud   (454 words)

 Sonja Henie - MSN Encarta
She won the gold medal for figure skating at the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Olympics.
She won the Norwegian championships in 1923 and in 1924 competed in the Winter Olympics.
Henie turned professional in the United States in 1936 and became the star of a touring ice show.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558029/Sonja_Henie.html   (199 words)

The 1936 Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen.
The skier Willy Bogner (GER) pronounces the Olympic Oath.
Having abandoned as unjustified their fears about National Socialist Germany not abiding by Olympic rules as a result of promises made by the Reich government, the IOC once again confirmed Berlin as host city and also gave its agreement over the choice of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1936   (422 words)

 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
Upon hearing the news, International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage told Cushing, "the USOC obviously has taken leave of their senses." IOC member John J. Garland advised, "I think you are on a wild goose chase.
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)

 Alpine skiing blends art with speed - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Alpine's inclusion in the 1936 Winter Olympics was not without controversy.
In 1988, the Olympics changed from a three-discipline format to four with the introduction of the super G, or super giant slalom.
Because of the high speeds and the vulnerability of the racers to unstable snow conditions, downhill courses are required to be firm and clear of soft snow.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,30000123,00.html   (1800 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 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)

 ESPN.com - The gold medalist who hit the silver screen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Henie had been a child star, winning the Norwegian championship at age 10, competing in the first Winter Olympics in 1924 at 11, and then, when only 14, winning her first world championship.
Before the 1936 competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Henie announced she would turn professional after the Olympics and the world championships that would be held one week later.
She had not only been an Olympic superstar, she had also become one of the wealthiest athletes of the 20th century, leaving behind a net worth of almost $50 million.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/winter02/gen/feature?id=1307973   (511 words)

 The Nazi Olympics
The Olympics were a perfect arena for the Nazi propaganda machine, which was unsurpassed at staging elaborate public spectacles and rallies.
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)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The inaugural Winter Olympics were a resounding success in the picturesque spa town of Chamonix, France.
The 1936 Winter Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen just three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The Bosnian city of Sarajevo was virtually unknown on the global stage when the Winter Olympics landed in the Balkans for the first time.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history   (1273 words)

 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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2002_winter_olympics.shtml   (431 words)

 Kenosha Public Library - Winter Olympics
MSNBC Sports - Olympics Front Page - Up-to-minute coverage, daily Olympic news Webcasts, rules and regulations and commentary from one of the cable stations carrying Olympic events.
Olympics Through Time - Examines the development of the games from their prehistory to their revival in modern times.
Olympic Women - Dedicated to women sporting pioneers, many of whom were Olympians.
www.kenosha.lib.wi.us /links/olympics2.html   (241 words)

 Other Collections
The games were memorable for many reasons, including the beginning of the tradition of the torch relay, advances in media coverage, and the introduction of canoeing and basketball as Olympic sports.
The photographs are part of a souvenir set, as they are numbered on the reverse up to the number 200 (not all numbers are present).
The inscriptions on the reverse sides indicate that this is a follow-up set to another set from the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch.
americanhistory.si.edu /archives/d9743.htm   (451 words)

 I.S.H.A. Bulletin Board
During the winter of 1933-34, Durrance refashioned the "Seelos parallel" for his own use, calling it "The Tempo Turn," in effect bringing the first pure parallel turn to the American shore, an event only slightly less important to American ski history than the arrival of Columbus to American history in general.
During the spring of 1935, Durrance won the U.S. Olympic team men's tryouts on Mt. Rainier in spite of a fall on one leg of the slalom.
He took the 1935-36 winter off to train in Europe, culminating in his fine showing at Garmisch-where he would actually have come in third in slalom rather than eighth had he not been penalized by a German official full of zeal to ensure that the alpine medals went to representatives of Hitler's Third Reich.
www.skiinghistory.org /durrance.html   (1577 words)

 1988 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 1988 Winter Olympics were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The Olympics were highly successful, financially, as they brought in million dollar profits.
They were hailed as demonstrating the true Olympic spirit as playing for the simple thrill of competition.
knowallabout.com /1/19/1988_winter_olympics.html   (134 words)

 Wikinfo | Sonja Henie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Born in Oslo, Henie took the gold medal in the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Winter Olympics.
She had earlier placed eighth in a field of eight at the 1924 Winter Olympics, at the age of eleven.
She is credited with being the first to adopt the short skirt costume in figure skating, and the first to make use of dance choreography.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Sonja_Henie   (249 words)

 BBC News | Winter Olympics 98 | History of the winter olympics
It was felt that winter sports, dependent as they are on snow, ice and cold weather, gave an unfair advantage to countries with cold climates, where skiing and skating are often normal parts of life.
Snow is of course a prerequisite for the Winter Olympics, but the weather has not always been obliging.
The 1956 Winter Olympics was the first time that the Soviet Union participated.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sport/53103.stm   (731 words)

 Oslo : Famous People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Henie was born in Oslo, the daughter of a furrier.
She became a professional in 1936 on her tour of the United States, performing in ice shows as late as the 1950s.
It was the occasion of the 1936 Olympics, and Sonja Henie represented Hitler's concept of the "superior" Nordic woman athlete.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=60&catID=0060020305   (932 words)

 Tibetans Protest the IOC in Salt Lake City : Utah IMC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Holding signs and banners reading "No Olympics for China Until Tibet is Free" and "The Will of the Dead is the Hope of the Living," the group of students was hard to miss in mid-afternoon traffic, and one can be sure that their point was made.
In 1932, it was recommended that the IOC renounce the Germany 1936 Winter Olympics in light of Hitler's Reich and the spread of anti-Semitism and Nazism throughout Germany.
However, due to IOC's supposed stance that "the Olympics are about sports, not politics," the games were held in Germany in 1936 anyway, regardless of the well publicized anti-Semitism and racism surrounding the German Olympic Team.
utah.indymedia.org /print.php?id=443   (530 words)

 Wikinfo | 1994 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the summer and winter games would be arranged in alternating even-numbered years.
For the first time, the Winter Olympics are not held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympic flame is brought into the stadium by a ski jumper.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1994_Winter_Olympics   (280 words)

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