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  1964 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
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 2008 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the People's Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.m.
The centerpiece of the 2008 Summer Olympics is the construction of the Beijing National Stadium which began on December 24, 2003.
The 2008 Summer Olympics emblem entitled "Dancing Beijing" was unveiled in August 2003 in a ceremony attended by 2,008 people at Qi Nian Dian — the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in Beijing's Tian Tan (Temple of Heaven).
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 1896 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Olympics and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The true origin of the modern Olympics was acknowledged by De Coubertin as being in Much Wenlock, a rural market town in the English county of Shropshire.
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 1956 Summer Olympics - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics were held later in the year than those held in the northern hemisphere.
Inspired by Australian teenager John Wing, an Olympic tradition begins when athletes of different nations are allowed to parade together at the closing ceremony, instead of with their national teams, as a symbol of world unity...
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
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 1940 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, the Games were retracted from Tokyo by the IOC due to the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.
Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo the 1964 Summer Olympics.
Gliding was due to be an Olympic sport in the 1940 Games after a successful demonstration in Berlin games in 1936.
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 Encyclopedia: 1940 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo eventually held the 1964 Summer Olympics.
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.
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 1984 Summer Olympics - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit.
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 1976 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Montreal defeated Moscow and Los Angeles, which would organise the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
In a protest to a tour of South Africa by the New Zealand rugby team, Tanzania led a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused not to admit the New Zealand team.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
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 Encyclopedia: 1960 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics was the fifth appearance of the sport in Olympic competition.
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 2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The main Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed only two months before the games opened, with the sliding over of a futuristic glass roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
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 Summer Olympic Games : Summer Olympics
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.
The modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894 when Pierre Fredi, Baron de Coubertin, who sought to promote international understanding through the sporting competition.
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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 Olympic Games - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
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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 1940 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First Sapporo, Japan was selected to be the host of the Winter Olympics 1940, but Japan had to give the Games back to the IOC, when the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937.
The IOC decided to give the Winter Olympics to St Moritz, Switzerland, but due controversies between the Swiss organisation team and IOC the Games had been withdrawn again.
Therefore the IOC gave the Winter Olympics 1940 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany again - three months later World War II broke out and the Winter Games were cancelled in November 1939.
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 TSN.ca - Olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
The 1940 Olymics were awarded to Japan - Sapporo was to play host to the Winter Olympics and Tokyo would host the 12th edition of the Summer Games.
But for only the second time in the history of the modern Olympics, the Games are not held.
Five months before the planned start of the Winter Olympics, they are cancelled after Germany invades Poland to begin World War II.
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 1940 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II.
They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan.
The V Olympic Winter Games were finally held in 1948.
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 1964 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
1940 Summer Olympics: Information From Answers.com 1940 Summer Olympics The Games of the XII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II.
The current comeback of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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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).
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 1936 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler definition:1936 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Anti-fascists planned to host a People's Olympiad in Barcelona as an alternative games to protest the Berlin Olympics but this was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only olympic team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) while marching by during opening ceremonies.
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 NTU Info Centre: 1904 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
They started to organise their own sports activities, informing the Chicago OCOG they intended to eclipse the Olympic Games unless the games would be moved to St. Louis.
Considered the lesser of two evils by De Coubertin, St. Louis did repeat the mistakes made at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
The Olympic events were again mixed with other sporting events, but where Paris hardly ever mentioned the Olympics, Sullivan called all his sports events "Olympic".
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 1952 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
1940 Summer Olympics: Information From Answers.com 1940 Summer Olympics The Games of the XII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War - Helsinki Olympic Stadium, 1952 Summer Olympics.
Olympic Oath - Quick Summary not found for this subject1952 Summer Olympics, Heikki Savolainen, -.
The modern comeback of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
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 The Finnish dream of hosting the 1952 summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The next summer Olympics 1952 were to be in Helsinki.
In 1947 the decision of the Olympic host was made between Amsterdam, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Helsinki.
The lighting of the Olympic flame was perhaps the most spectacular part of the ceremony.
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 2012 Summer Olympics @ BaseballLiving.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On 18 May 2004, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as a result of a scored technical evaluation, reduced the number of cities to five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, and Paris.
The 2012 Olympics will use a mixture of newly built venues, existing facilities, and temporary facilities, including the 80,000 seat Olympic Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium.
London's bid featured 28 sports, in line with other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games two days after it selected London as the host city.
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 1952 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler definition:1952 Summer Olympics - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Helsinki had been elected as the host city over rival bids from Amsterdam and five American cities June 21 1947 on the 40th IOC session.
For the first time in history, a team from the USSR participated in the Olympics.
The first gold medal for the USSR was won by Nina Romashkova in women's Discus Throwing Event.
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 NTU Info Centre: 1900 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Games of the II Olympics were held in 1900 in Paris, France.
For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein, who had refused to take the final run due to his religious beliefs, as that run was scheduled for a Sunday.
Charlotte Cooper (tennis) was the first woman to become Olympic champion.
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 summer olympics
Chicago would have to build an Olympic stadium, with the 80,000 to 100,000 seats needed to host track and field events and opening and closing ceremonies, to make a serious bid to host the 2016 Summer Games, a mayoral aide said Friday.
1956 Summer Olympics The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
Fencing at the 1896 Summer Olympics At the 1896 Summer Olympics, three fencing events were contested.
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