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  1940 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The anticipated 1940 Winter Olympics, what would have been officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games, were to be held in 1940 in Sapporo, Japan.
The IOC decided to give the Winter Olympics to St Moritz, Switzerland, but due to controversies between the Swiss organisation team and the IOC the Games were withdrawn again.
St Moritz eventually held the 1948 Winter Olympics and Sapporo eventually held the 1972 Winter Olympics.
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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.
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 1940 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The anticipated 1940 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as Games of the XII Olympiad and originally programmed to be celebrated between September 21 and October 6, 1940 in Tokyo, Empire of Japan, were cancelled due to World War II.
They were awarded to the runner-up Helsinki, Finland, and were scheduled to be celebrated between July 20 to August 4, 1940.
Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo the 1964 Summer Olympics.
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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.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
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.
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 1940 Winter Olympics originally been awarded to Japan and were to be held in Sapporo but the voted to take back the Games from because of their involvement in the war China.
The Olympic Winter Games returned to Lake Placid which had earlier hosted the 1932 The People's Republic of China made its debut at the Winter Because of this the Republic of China (Taiwan) was forced by the IOC compete under the name of Chinese Taipei.
Figure skating was the first winter sport to included in the Olympics appearing in the of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and The single events for men and women the pairs contest have been on the since 1908 ice dancing was first included in 1976.
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 Olympic Winter Games Posters since 1924 - Athens Info Guide
The 1956 Winter Olympics, held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, were most notable for the first appearance by a team from the USSR.
The 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck were threatened by a lack of snow.
The 1976 Winter Olympics were awarded to the U.S. city of Denver, but the people of the state of Colorado voted to prohibit public funds from being used to support the Games.
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 Winter 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).
The most recent Winter Games were the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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 OLYMPICS TRIVIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Australian swimmer Murray Rose won six Olympic medals and was the first man to swim the 1,500-metre freestyle in less than 18 minutes.
The first Olympic games were held in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. The first Winter Olympics Games were open in Chamonix, France, on January 25, 1924.
When the Olympics were held in France, in 1900, the winners were given a valuable piece of art instead of a medal.
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 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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.
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 Winter Olympics History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Winter Olympic Games in 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the fact the world was at war.
The 1948 olympic winter games were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
In 1988, the winter olympics were held in Calgary and were staged on artificial snow.
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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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
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 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
The Second World War interrupted the celebration of the Winter Olympics in 1940 and 1944.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which had staged the games less than four years earlier, began to plan for the 1940 games but the outbreak of World War II forced a complete cancellation of the Winter Olympics.
With both the 1940 Winter and Summer Olympics cancelled due to war, the International Olympic Committee attempted to revive the winter games in 1944.
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 If there hadn't been a World War II, where did the Olympic Committee plan on having the 1940 and 1944 games? - ...
The anticipated 1944 Summer Olympics, what were to be officially known as the Games of the XIII Olympiad, were cancelled due to World War II.
1940 - At 1st they were suppose to be held in Sapporo, Japan; then St. Moritz, Switzerland and finally in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
The anticipated 1944 Winter Olympics, what would have been officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (due to the cancellation of 1940's V Olympic Winter Games), were to be held in 1944 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
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.
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 Timeline Olympics
At the Olympics the game of golf was played for the last time due to lack of general appeal.
Olympic Committee banned Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett from further competition for talking to each other on the victory stand in Munich during the playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" after winning the gold and silver medals in the 400-meter run.
Olympic Committee expelled 6 members in the wake of a bribery scandal, but gave a vote of confidence to IOC pres.
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 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Front Page | How the Winter Games were born
By 1908 figure skating had been included in the Summer Olympics and from there it seemed a matter of time before winter sports got their own Games, which arrived in 1924.
The 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, Switzerland, attracted an 84 percent increase in participants.
The Winter Games were cancelled in 1940 and 1944 due to World War II and returned in 1948 in St. Moritz.
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 word games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Mitt Romney, president of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic organizing committee, is writing shortly after his country launches an all-out war on terrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Romney was on hand during the State of the Union address, an invited guest sitting near various heroes of the war on terrorism, when President Bush expressed the administrations hardened view of Iran as an exporter of terror.
The IOC will issue its traditional high-minded call for an Olympic Truce, enjoining the nations of the world to lay down their weapons of war for the 17 days of the Games.
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Sapporo 1972
Sapporo originally was scheduled to be the site of the 1940 Winter Games, but Japan resigned as the Games' host nation after its 1937 invasion of China.
Organizers of the Sapporo Winter Olympics turned a tidy profit for the Games, largely as a result of their take of the record $8.47 million for the broadcast rights.
In return for the Olympic flame to the East, the Japanese invested a fortune in facilities and structures in Sapporo, a city with over 1,500,000 inhabitants, capital of the Hokkaido island.
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At those first Olympic Games, an allround competition was held, but medals for individual distances (500 m, 1500 m, 5000 m and 10000 m) were awarded as well.
The allround event made its first and last appearance on the Olympic program, in spite of the fact that this was (and is) the format in which the World Championships are held.
The Olympic program was extended with four events for women in 1960 (500 m, 1000 m, 1500 m and 3000 m), although these events were already programmed for the 1940 Winter Olympics, which were cancelled due to World War II.
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 2002 Winter Olympics - Winter Olympics History
Salt Lake City is named host city of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 at the 104th IOC Session in Budapest, Hungary in the first ballot vote.
The first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France were held in conjunction with the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
From 1928, the Olympic Winter Games were held every four years in the same calendar year as the Olympic Games.
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The first Olympic games brought them together once every four years, and most of the city-states declared truces to allow the athletes and spectators to make their way to the games without being hurt or killed.
But by far the most horrific Olympic memories happened at the 1972 Munich Games when twelve Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered by Palestinian terrorists, and the 1996 Games in Atlanta when a pipe bomb killed two spectators and injured 111 others in Centennial Park (8).
His book evaluates, and then rejects, many proposals for Olympic reform saying that it is fruitless to to attempt to minimize the impact of politics on the Olympics because politics are so heavily entrenched in the games (12).
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 Colorado Ski History Timeline
Steamboaters are so taken with the new sport they decide to make their winter carnival an annual event and feature ski jumping—a tradition that has lasted almost 90 years.
Winter Park, formerly known as West Portal, is dedicated on January 28, 1940 and becomes the crown jewel of Denver’s Mountain Park System.
The 1940 Winter Olympics is not held due to the war in Europe.
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 Olympics Throughout Time quiz -- free game
First Olympic Games for which we still have written records were held in 776 BC.
At this Olympic Games, a naked runner, Coroebus, won the sole event at the Olympics, the stade - a run of approximately 192 meters (210 yards).
The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, in 1921 used a Latin phrase of his friend, Father Henri Didon, for the Olympic motto.
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 The 2002 Olympics
The first winter Olympics were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France, and had 13 female and 245 male athletes representing 16 countries.
The Winter Olympics had to be cancelled in 1940 and 1944 because of World War II.
But in 1986, the International Olympic Committee decided to alternate the summer and winter games every two years, so the Summer Games were held in 2000 in Australia, and now it is time for the Winter Olympics.
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Lighting the Olympic Flame by: For the Winter Games, the flame was lit for the first time in 1952 in Oslo.
The skier from Val d'Isère won both the downhill and the combined, becoming the first Frenchman to win a Winter Olympic title.
The skeleton (a style of luge which appeared in St-Moritz at the end of the 19th century) was included for the second time at the Olympic Games.
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 The Winter Olympics
The move toward a winter version of the Olympics began in 1908 when figure skating made an appearance at the Summer Games in London.
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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