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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.
The skeleton event was first run in 1928, then again in 1948 after a gap, but was then abandoned as too dangerous a sport until its revival at the 2002 Games, when women took part in the sport for the first time also.
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 ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but the IOC voted to take back the Games from Japan because of their involvement in the war in China.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
www.ipedia.com /winter_olympic_games.html   (5171 words)

 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.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 words)

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)

 winter olympics page - winter olimpics
A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and Nordic skiing was planned, but the 1916 Olympics were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I. The first Olympics after the war, the 1920 Games in Antwerp again featured figure skating, while ice hockey made its Olympic debut.
The 10000 m speed skating was abandoned in the 5th pair, and the 50 km cross-country ended with a temperature of 25 В°F (−4 В°C), forcing a third of the field to abandon competition.
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).
www.justrec.com /Wet/winter_olympics.php   (5663 words)

 1948 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1948 Winter Olympics, officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1948 in St.
Winter pentathlon was held as a demonstration sport.
Argentina returned to the Winter Games after missing the 1932 and 1936 Games, and Australia and Luxembourg did not compete in 1948, after having participated in 1936.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1948_Winter_Olympics   (311 words)

The Winter Olympics, established in 1924, feature winter sports held in ice or snow and are also held every four years.
Until 1994, the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, but in 1986 the International Olympic Committee, which organises the Olympics, decided to separate them, so as to spread costs for all involved parties.
As with the Ancient Olympics, once the flame has been lit, it is kept burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics, and is extinguished at end of the closing ceremony of the Games.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

 KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Bobsleigh
In October 1999, women's bobsleigh was added to the Olympic Winter program and women will compete at Salt Lake City in 2002 in the two-woman event.
Skeleton was contested in 1928 and 1948 Winter Games, both of which were held in St. Moritz, where skeleton was founded in the late 1800s.
The 1948 Olympic champion was Nino Bibbia of Italy.
www.kiat.net /olympics/sports/winter/bobsleigh.html   (617 words)

 Winter Olympics History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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.
www.paralumun.com /olympicswinter.htm   (102 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)

 Winter Olympics 2002 | Salt Lake City
The first Winter Games were held in Chamonix, at the foot of Mt. Blanc, and the little town of 3,000 people welcomed the Games with enthusiasm - especially when a cold front hit on the day of the Opening Ceremony and dashed fears that the festival would be thawed out.
It was the first Winter Games in a capital city instead of a small resort town, and in the eyes of one Norwegian chronicler, the urban setting and large crowds gave the Winter Olympics the kind of boost that Stockholm had given the then-struggling Summer Olympics in 1912.
The first Winter Olympics in the western United States were the inspiration of a transplanted Easterner named Alex Cushing, who saw Squaw Valley for the first time in the late 1940s and decided he was going to move there and build a ski resort.
web.knoxnews.com /web/kns/sports/olympics/thepast.shtml   (2107 words)

 Inside Britannica
Janet Lynn, an Olympic bronze medalist in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan, and Dorothy Hamill, an Olympic gold medalist in 1976 at Innsbruck, Austria, were also part of the ascension of women's skating in the United States.
The 2002 Olympic gold medal was shared by two pairs because of a judging controversy—Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia and Jamie Salé and David Pelletier of Canada.
In Olympic years the Olympic team for those countries participating in the competition is chosen after the European championships have been completed.
newsletters.britannica.com /articles/dec03/skating.html   (8455 words)

 2006 Olympics Trivia Games
There are fifteen displines in all at the Winter Games, most of them traditional like Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross-country Skiing, Curling, Ice Hockey and Figure Skating, and some of them relatively new to the games, like the hyperactive and very exciting Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions.
With 900,000 inhabitants, Turin (Torino) is located in the northwest Piedmont and usually welcomes nearly 3 million visitors a year to the city most famous for the Shroud of Turin.
The Olympic torch for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin was lit November 27, 2005 at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia.
www.chiff.com /a/winter-olympics-trivia.htm   (483 words)

 1948 Olympics — FactMonster.com
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   (363 words)

 The official site of 2002 Olympic Gold Medallist, Jim Shea Jr.
Although winning the gold at the Winter Olympics was the highlight of his athletic career, breaking records and setting the bar was nothing new to Jim.
Jim’s dedication to his sport and his outstanding sportsmanship was acknowledged as he was voted by the US Olympic Athletes to read the Olympic Oath at the opening ceremonies and carry the torch in Salt Lake.
When Jim competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics, he became the only American to have the distinction of being a third generation Olympian.
www.usshea.com /home.cfm   (444 words)

 1948 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in London, United Kingdom.
After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
For the first time, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1948_summer_olympics.shtml   (161 words)

 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.
www.utah.com /olympics/history.htm   (941 words)

 TWINSTUFF.COM--Olympic Twins
Making her Olympic debut, Maartje was born as the younger twin sister in the Yali tribe in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Competing in their 2nd straight Winter Olympics, the Steele Twins will be competing in different events for the United States with Dan in the 4-man event and Darrin in the 2-man event.
One of the few triplets we've ever learned of who has competed in the Olympics, Cooper's Salt Lake chances were snuffed out when she suffered a torn ACL in a practice session in Utah before her race.
www.twinstuff.com /twinolympics.htm   (3381 words)

 Howstuffworks "What is skeleton?"
There are three sliding sports in the Winter Olympics: bobsleigh, skeleton and luge.
At the end of the run, the slider slows the skeleton to a stop by dragging his or her feet along the icy track.
Skeleton events were part of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics, but did not make the schedule again for many years.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /question774.htm   (449 words)

 The Winter Olympics — Infoplease.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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.
Apres ski: the IOC is awarding itself and its broadcast partners a gold medal after scoring record ratings for the Winter Olympics......
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 Czechoslovakia at the 1948 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Czechoslovakia competed at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St.
Nations at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St.
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 1948 - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
The Winter Olympics survive both World War II and a 12-year hiatus.
Alpine skiing returns to the Olympic program, with separate downhill and slalom events for both men and women joining the alpine combined event that debuted in 1936.
American skier Gretchen Fraser captures the womenarrive in St. Moritz for the Olympics, with one sanctioned by the American Olympic Committee and another by the American Hockey Association.
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 Outstanding Athletes of the 1948 St.Moritz Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She incidently won the first old medal for the United States by winning the women's slalom event.
He was the games most successful athlete with two gold medals and one bronze medal.
Country : UK She took the figure skating bronze behind Canada's Barbara Ann Scott and Austria's Eva Pawlik.Four years she was destined to be the Olympic champion.
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 Winter Olympics Torch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She performed in Salt Lake City at the Winter Olympics, debuting her own Olympic ballad, "This Is Our Time," as the Olympic torch entered the city Feb. 8.
Echoing the traditional torch relay of the Olympic flame that precedes each Olympiad, messages from the Sports Summit was passed on to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the 2006 Winter Olympics in...
Slam was honored to have been selected by the United States Olympic Committee to carry the Olympic Torch in the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch Run Relay on behalf of his charity and the kids that they...
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 Australian Olympic Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In 1948, the Winter Olympics were revived at
The IOC enraged ski instructors by maintaining its position of not allowing them to compete in alpine skiing events because they were professionals.
The Olympic flame was lit for the first time at the 1952 Oslo Games.
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 What did the St. Moritz 1948 Olympic medals look like?
The 1948 Winter Olympics were held in St.
Both the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympic games were cancelled due to WWII.
The 1940 winter games were first awarded to Sapporo, Japan, but due to the Second Sino-Japanese War they were then awarded to St. Moritz, but were withdrawn again due to controversies between the Swiss organization team and IOC.
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