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  1800-Olympics.com -- Winter Olympics: The Winter Olympic Games
In 1922, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to arrange a week of winter sports to be held in Chamonix, France -- during the Paris Olympic year of 1924.
The following year, the IOC recognized them as the first winter Olympiad and the winter Olympics continued to play a part in the sporting calendar every four years; independent of the summer Olympics.
Thus two years after the summer Olympics are the winter Olympics and two years later, the next summer Olympics.
1800-olympics.com /WinterOlympics   (163 words)

 Olympic Flame
The Olympic Flame first burned at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, although there was no torch relay, and the flame was not lit by any specific person.
The flame for the Winter Olympics was first lighted before the 1952 Winter Olympics.
In the 1960 Winter Olympics, John Hench's torch design was introduced, a model used for many years to come.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ol/Olympic_Flame.html   (264 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)

 Olympics - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
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 honour the games were held.
Others have alleged that the 2006 Winter Olympics were held in Turin because officials bribed the IOC and so Turin got the games and Sion, Switzerland (which was the favourite) did not.
The Oslo flag: Was presented to the IOC at the 1952 Winter Olympics by the city of Oslo, Norway, and is passed on to the next organising city of the Winter Olympics.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Olympics   (6552 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)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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)

 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: A Tale of Two Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was the most dismal Olympics on record from a Norwegian point of view with not a single gold medal and a meager 5 medals in all.
Many of Norway's winter sports heroes are developed in small, isolated towns where being outside and active forms a good starting point for the development of future skiers, ski jumpers and speed skaters.
A third downside of the Norwegian Olympic success may well be that it promotes the frightening trend that Norway is becoming a population of spectators, cheering on the chosen few.
sportsci.org /news/news9803/olympics.html   (1579 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)

 1952 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1952 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway.
New Zealand and Portugal participated at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time.
Korea, Liechtenstein, and Turkey did not participate in 1952, after having competed in 1948.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1952_Winter_Olympics   (304 words)

 1952 - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
After the flame is lit in the hearth of the home of Sondre Hordheim, the famous 19th century Norwegian skier, the torch is relayed to Oslo by a series of 94 skiers.
Oslo organizers cite impending poor weather conditions and hold the women000 count is an Olympic attendance record that would stand through the end of the 20th century.
It would be their last gold, thanks to the Soviet Union, future protests over "professional athletes" in Communist countries and the hockey talent spreading all over the globe by the end of the century.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,13,00.html   (270 words)

 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
Upon hearing the news, International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage told Cushing, "the USOC obviously has taken leave of their senses." IOC member John J. Garland advised, "I think you are on a wild goose chase.
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)

 History of the Modern Summer and Winter Olympics from Fanbay.net
The Summer and Winter Olympics of 1932 were both held in the United States, in Los Angeles, CA and Lake Placid, NY, respectively.
The Olympic facilities were as impressive as the cutting edge facilities that brought the Summer Olympics to a new level in Munich (1972).
The Winter Olympics of 2002 were overshadowed by the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/modern_history.htm   (2739 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.
As the host of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Turin has arranged most events to take place within the city limits, while all the Alpine sports will occur just outside the city at various winter resorts.
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)

 Winter olympics games. Team Canada Olympic Teams. Olympiad
The next winter olympics will be in Vancouver in 2010.
The 1988 Olympic Winter Games were held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Canada was part of a big scandal in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
www.canadianolympicteams.ca /winterolympics.htm   (400 words)

 Outstanding Athletes of the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This figure skater performed the first triple loop in the history of Olympics.
She was known as the Slalom Queen and was the first American to win two gold medals in a single Winter Olympics.
He was victorious in the giant slalom and picked up a silver medal in the slalom.
www.sportz4u.com /isport/olympics/fnlsite/hofame/Heroes/1952w.html   (68 words)

 USATODAY.com - Brodeur following in father's mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Olympic hockey was an outdoor event, featuring the world's best amateurs, when a maskless Denis played in 1956.
Beginning Feb. 10, the Winter Olympics return to Italy, where 85 countries and 2,500 athletes are expected.
American figure skater Tenley Albright, the 1952 silver medalist, won gold at the last Games in which figure skating was held outdoors.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/torino/2006-01-29-brodeur_x.htm   (1371 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)

 Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was 16 years since Australia's last Winter Games, as the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled, and Australia did not compete in the 1948 Winter Olympics.
Nancy Hallam and Gweneth Molony were Australia's first women athletes at the Winter Olympics.
Nations at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australia_at_the_1952_Winter_Olympics   (467 words)

 TopFoto Gallery - Winter Olympic Games - 1952 Oslo
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.
This skiers eye view of the ski jump at Holmenkollen, near Oslo, as world champion Torbjorn Falkanger of Norway starts his jump shows a section of the crowd of 150,000 which massed at the foot of the jump for this, the most spectacular of the winter olympic events.
A general view of the Olympic slalom course near Oslo during the running of the men's special slalom event on 19th February 1952.
www.topfoto.co.uk /gallery/winterolympics/1952/default.htm   (949 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics | Salt Lake City | Figure Skating Scandal | Ice Hockey | Olympic Snowboarding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The last time Canada won a gold medal in ice hockey was at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
This is the first time in Olympic history that there has been two golds, a bronze, but no silver medal in a competition.
The 2002 Winter Olympics brought out several freaky fashions from around the world - not including those shiny, skin-tight suits worn by lugers.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1824.htm   (503 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen, lights the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Oslo.
With the 1952 Games, Norwegian athletes finally could showcase their supremacy before an enthusiastic hometown crowd, and the country’s passion for winter sports would be on display for the world.
In 1952 there was no limit on an athlete’s weight in the bobsleigh, so two German teams were rejigged to make one super-heavyweight team.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1952oslo.shtml   (1001 words)

 1952 Olympics — Infoplease.com
Meredith Gourdine 1998 Deaths - Meredith Gourdine Age: 69 won the long jump silver medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki; of a...
Environmental factors in the summer Olympics in historical perspective.
A House divided: the U.S. amateur sport establishment and the issue of participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0300762.html   (351 words)

 Finland - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Olympic Games – track and field – men
The games of the fifteenth modern Olympiad were held in Helsinki, Finland, from July 19 to August 3.
That they were held at all was a tribute to the idea of sports for sports' sake—an ideal revered by the late Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who fathered the Olympic revival in 1896.
encarta.msn.com /related_761578960_27.1.0/1952_Olympics.html   (76 words)

 Can U.S. break 46-year jinx? - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
The first two times the sport was part of the Winter Games, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and 1932 in Lake Placid, N.Y., American four-man bobsledders took gold and silver medals.
The 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway, saw U.S. silver medals for both four- and two-man sleds.
The 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, were especially humiliating for the United States.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,70001386,00.html   (528 words)

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