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  2002 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympic Winter Games, a number of IOC 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.
During the opening ceremonies, Rogge, presiding over his first olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the horrific tragedy and stand with them in their ideals.
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 Encyclopedia: Winter Olympic Games
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).
In 1952, the Winter Games came to Norway, considered to be the birthplace of modern skiing.
The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games.
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 Olympic Games - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
Another possible source of the Games is the legend of Oenomaus, who challenged his daughter's suitors to a chariot race and killed the losers.
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
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 Winter Olympics History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Winter Olympic Games in 1940 and 1944 were cancelled due to the fact the world was at war.
The 1964 winter games held in Innsbruck, Austria were short of snow.
In 1988, the winter olympics were held in Calgary and were staged on artificial snow.
www.paralumun.com /olympicswinter.htm   (102 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.
Coubertin and his colleagues of the newly formed International Olympic Committee eventually prevailed, and the first Olympic Games of the modern era were inaugurated by the King of Greece in the first week of April 1896.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 words)

 Olympic Games - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Games were held in Olympia, a worshipping place for the Greek gods near the town of Elis.
It is often said that wars were halted during the Games, but this is not true; however, athletes, who were often soldiers, were permitted to leave the army to participate in the Games, and were guaranteed safe passage through enemy territory.
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.
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 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.
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 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Olympic committee of Bosnia is scheduled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Winter Games to day in Sarajevo.
The celebration is to be held in Zetra Hall, one of many sport facilities and Olympic Venues that were destroyed during the conflicts in Bosnia.
One group, the No Games 2010 Coalition in Vancouver, vowed to be the "watchdog" of the committee, making sure that not too much money would be spent on the games, and stating they would be on the watch for corruption.
www.internationalgames.net /olympicwtr.htm   (476 words)

 Winter Olympic Games - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.infosearchpoint.com /display/Olympic_Winter_Games   (316 words)

 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad are being held in Athens, Greece.
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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1136 words)

 1948 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After a break of 12 years because of World War 11, the Olympic Games were revived in London in 1948.
London got the nod because the British capital had previously been allocated the 1944 Games (cancelled because of World War II) and a large number of the sportsmen and women could be accommodated in barracks built during the war to house American troops.
Winter, a Western Australian, had served with the RAAF in Britain during the war and was about to join a Wellington bomber squadron when the hostilities ended.
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 Olympic Games Art Contest 1912 - 1948
Art Competitions were held at the Olympics 1912 to 1948.
The events were inspired by Pierre de Coubertin, who wished to meld the competitions in sports with competitions in the arts.
The art competions were dropped from the Olympic program because of the difficulty of determining the amateur status of the artists.
www.olympic-museum.de /art/artcompetition.htm   (115 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games St Moritz 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Games returned to St. Moritz largely because Switzerland's neutrality during the war left it unscathed.
Both Germany and Japan, as aggressor countries, were barred from competing by the IOC as punishment for their actions during the war.
The hockey portion of the Games was shrouded in controversy because of a dispute between the U.S. Olympic Association (now known as the USOC) and the Amateur Hockey Association.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w05stmoritz.html   (298 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.
Winter Sports: Gold rush in the hills; Sestriere's preparations for next year's Winter Olympics are well underway.Sarah Barrell checks up on progress in the Italian Alps and finds a world-class ski resort taking shape.(Features) (The Independent (London, England))
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 The Winter Olympic Games
Because of Australian quarantine laws, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden.
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
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 Olympic Games : Olympic games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Current city Street: Olympic Games : Olympic games <
IX Olympic Winter Games - 1964, Innsbruck, Austria
XII Olympic Winter Games - 1976, Innsbruck, Austria
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 Washingtonpost.com: Winter Olympics History
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The United States, seeded seventh in a 12-team field, stuns the mighty Soviet Union, 4-3, on its way to the 1980 gold medal in the greatest upset in Olympic hockey history.
For a month leading up to the 1994 Games, the world was mesmerized by reports that figure skater Tonya Harding had something to do with an attack on teammate Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. nationals in Detroit.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/history.htm   (128 words)

 1948 Olympics
The Winter Games originally scheduled for Sapporo, Japan (1940) and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (1944) were cancelled because of World War II.
Untouched by the war, the Swiss resort town of St. Moritz was picked to host the 1948 Games and 28 countries sent 706 athletes to compete.
The IOC ruled that the AOC team could march in the opening parade and the AHA team could play in the tournament, but neither would be eligible for a medal.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0300760.html   (282 words)

 TSN.ca - Olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
Paramilitary Carabinieri jump onto the ice and take away a bruising hockey defenceman or chase down a pair of ice dancers.
It may sound like a goofy film script, but the International Olympic Committee is worried about just such scenes at the Winter Olympics in Turin - and that has led to a standoff with Italian authorities over the country's hardline anti-doping law.
Stay on top of the events and athletes leading up to the Games in Italy.
www.tsn.ca /olympics   (261 words)

1985 U.S. Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of Moscow games
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1948 5th Winter Olympic games close at St. Moritz, Switzerland
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 Winter Olympic Posters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There were total of 18 Olympic Winter Games between Chamonix-1924 and Nagano-1998.
Select a poster thumbnail to learn more about a poster.
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Cancelled Due to World War II Games of the XIII Olympiad — 1944
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