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  United States Olympic Committee - General Olympic FAQ
A: The Olympic oath is a symbolic gesture of sportsmanship that traces its origins to the 1920 Olympic Games.
In 1992, the Olympic Winter Games (in Albertville, France) were held for the last time in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad (held in Barcelona, Spain, that year).
A: The International Olympic Committee was created by the Congress of Paris on June 23, 1894, and was entrusted with the control and development of the Modern Olympic Games.
www.usolympicteam.com /19116_18922.htm   (3607 words)

  
  Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Winter Olympic Games, or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
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.
In 1952, the Winter Games came to Norway, considered to be the birthplace of modern skiing.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.html   (5117 words)

  
 Olympic Games - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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.
Olympic Information Center by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles – Includes a primer on the Olympic Games, and many historical documents on the Olympic Games are presented in digital form.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /olympic_games.htm   (4414 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)

  
 Olympic Games - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 Olympic Games
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.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wi/Winter_Olympics.html   (284 words)

  
 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.
www.vor.ru /Olymp/history_eng.html   (6445 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   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Games were held in Olympia, a worshipping place for the Greek gods near the town of Elis.
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.
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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 Articles - Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Sankt Moritz was appointed by the Swiss organisers to host the second Olympic Winter Games, held from February 11 to February 19 in 1928.
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).
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.greensky.biz /articles/Winter_Olympic_Games   (5567 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Olympic committee of Bosnia is scheduled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Winter Games to day in Sarajevo.
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.
The No 2010 Games Coalition stated that their monitoring will make the games even better, but were saddened because, "the Games do not serve the best interests of all the people of British Columbia.
www.internationalgames.net /olympicwtr.htm   (476 words)

  
 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Oslo 1952
Oslo was the only edition of the Winter Games to be held in a capital city and the first hosted by Norway, a tribute to the great love of a people for winter sports.
Also for the first time, the Olympic torch was brought to the Winter Games by way of a runner relay.
The Olympic Winter Games are finally hosted by a Scandinavian country, which until then had dominated the previous five Winter Games.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w06oslo.html   (362 words)

  
 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
Because of his involvement in the 1936 Games and the 1952 World Championships in Aspen, he understood international standards, and worked tirelessly to create the skiing events for the Games.
The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Games held in the Western United States and the first to be televised.
The Olympic Village Inn was built to house more than 750 athletes; it allowed all athletes to be housed under one roof for the first and only time in modern Olympic history.
www.squaw.com /winter/history_olympics.html   (1207 words)

  
 GBROLYMPICS.COM / LONDON-OLYMPICS.COM - Olympic Games Medallists
The Games are held every 4 years (this period is known as an Olympiad) although an additional "intercalated" event, not officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, was introduced in 1906.
For instance several professional, domestic and/or handicap events were held in conjunction with the Paris and Louisiana Purchase Expositions, which co-incided with the two games in question, and were initially given Olympic status.
The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924.
www.gbrathletics.com /olympic   (336 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)

  
 Salzburg 2014 :: News
The SportAccord convention took place in the host city of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and gave the three candidate cities for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games the opportunity to present their concept to a select group of IOC members, high-ranking representatives and journalists from around the world.
Austrian Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Salzburg 2014 Ambassador, Trixi Schuba, and Executive Director of Salzburg 2014, Gernot Leitner, are both attending the World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo from the 19th to the 25th March in their capacity as official representatives of the Salzburg bid to host the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
With winter in full swing and the peak tourist season underway, our international guests are once again getting a taste of what great quality snow covered pistes, Austrian alpine hospitality and the legendary apres ski tradition of Austria would bring to a Winter Games.
www.salzburg2014.com /en/news_news.html   (5782 words)

  
 1952 Winter Olympics : 1952 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 Winter olympics games. Team Canada Olympic Teams. Olympiad
In the 1924 Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France, Canada won the hockey title with five games won in a row.
In the Innsbruck, Austria winter Games in 1964, Canada lost 3-2 in hockey to the Soviet Union.
Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati was stripped of his gold medal in the winter Games held in Nagano, Japan in 1998 when he tested positive for marijuana.
www.canadianolympicteams.ca /winterolympics.htm   (400 words)

  
 The Art Store - 1952 Winter Olympic Games - Oslo Posters and Prints
Olympic Committee - Discover the organisation, the heroes, the past Games, the news of the Olympic movement, Live sports news, the Olympic Museum.
Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology...
During this Olympic season, you may hear from announcers, critics, commentators and even athletes that the Olympic games are too...
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 WinterSports2002.com - Stein Erikson's 50th Olympic anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Now he is counting the days to the start of the 2002 winter games.
He's a skiing legend on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort, and today you can bet Stein Erikson is counting the days to the start of the winter games.
The 1952 Winter Olympic Games, this is a much younger Stein competing in his native Oslo Norway.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/print/0,4060,65000048,00.html   (369 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
In 1952, the Olympics were finally held in Norway, the birthplace of modern skiing.
The Olympic flame was lit in the hearth of the home of Sondre Nordheim, the first famous skier, and relayed by 94 skiers to Oslo.
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1952   (271 words)

  
 Fifties Trivia Quiz - Sports
In the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, an American won a second Gold Medal for figure skating.
In the Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki, an American won his second Gold Medal for the decathlon?
In 1952 The Yankee Clipper retired from baseball.
www.fiftiesweb.com /games/trivia-sports.htm   (221 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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 Dick Button --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
In Olympic years the Olympic team for those countries participating in the competition is chosen after...
With the awarding of the sixth Winter Olympics to Oslo, the Games were held for the first time in a Scandinavian country.
Oslo saw the Winter Games debut of the Olympic torch, a...
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 1952 Winter Olympic Games Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 TopFoto Gallery - Winter Olympic Games - 1952 Oslo
Eigil Nansen, the grandson of Frithjof Nansen, the great explorer, lights the Olympic flame at the Bislet Stadium in Oslo for the opening of the winter Olympic Games.
Norwegian ski jumper Torbjorn Falkanger takes the Olympic oath on behalf of all the contestants during the opening ceremony of the sixth winter Olympic games at Bislett Stadium in Oslo on 15th February 1952.
A general view of the Olympic slalom course near Oslo during the running of the men's special slalom event on 19th February 1952.
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 1952 Winter Olympics : VI Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
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 OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
The race is open to National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and Continental Associations to nominate candidates for the IOC's 2008 Women and Sport Awards.
The city of Sochi has been elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.
Olympic Museum Presenter: Jean-Philippe Rapp They defended their trophy...
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