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Topic: 1944 Winter Olympics

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  Olympic Games article - Olympic Games Olympic Flame Olympia multi-sport event year ancient Greece - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honor the games were held.
The number of competitors at the Winter Olympics is much smaller than at the summer edition; 2,400 athletes competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 78 events.
In 1998, it became known that several IOC members had taken bribes from the organising committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, in exchange for a vote on the city at the election of the host city.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Olympics   (4079 words)

 Winter Olympic Games - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 (1937-1945).
Moritz (Switzerland) was chosen by the IOC to host the 1940 Winter Olympics, but three months later the IOC withdrew St. Moritz from the Games, because of quarrels with the Swiss organisation team.
After not being able to host the Games in 1944 due to the war, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy was able to organise the 1956 Winter Olympics, held from January 26 to February 5.
www.voyager.in /Winter_Olympics   (5674 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thailand competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Thailand competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
After not competing in the Olympics in 1980, Thailand returned to the archery competition with two men.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Olympics   (142 words)

 Winter Sonata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Winter Wonderland However, most of the British players were born in, or lived in, Canada.
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