Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: 1956 Summer Olympics


Related Topics

In the News (Mon 19 Aug 19)

  
  1956 Summer Olympics - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics were held later in the year than those held in the northern hemisphere.
Inspired by Australian teenager John Wing, an Olympic tradition begins when athletes of different nations are allowed to parade together at the closing ceremony, instead of with their national teams, as a symbol of world unity...
open-encyclopedia.com /1956_Summer_Olympics   (405 words)

  
 Olympic Flame - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics
The 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team tipped torches to a cauldron at the base of this tower, initiating a cascade of fire that rose up the jagged spirals to light the flame at the top, which then burned throughout the 2002 Winter Olympics.
In 1956, the equestrian events were held separately because of strict quarantine regulations in Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Olympic_flame   (1924 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1956 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics was the fourth appearance of the sport in Olympic competition.
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1956-Summer-Olympics   (3005 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 2008-Summer-Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the People's Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.m.
The centerpiece of the 2008 Summer Olympics is the construction of the Beijing National Stadium which began on December 24, 2003.
However, the entrance of Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands (the remaining nations that were not present at the 2004 Summer Olympics) is an open possibility provided that both countries establish a National Olympic Committee prior to IOC deadlines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/2008_Summer_Olympics   (4946 words)

  
 Medley swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This was an Olympic competition once in the 1968 Summer Olympics, Mexico City, Mexico.
This was the first Olympic medley competition and is swum since the 1960 Summer Olympics, Rome, Italy.
Note, that the first Olympic butterfly event itself was first swum in the previous 1956 Summer Olympics.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Medley_swimming   (1314 words)

  
 Wilma Rudolph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rudolph was born in Clarksville, Tennessee and at early age, it was discovered that she, the 20th of 22 children, had polio.
She later became a track star, competing at the 1956 Summer Olympics at the age of 16 where she won a bronze medal in the 4x4 relay.
Four years later, in Rome, she won three Olympic titles; in the 100 m, 200 m and the 4 x 100 m relay.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Wilma_Rudolph   (315 words)

  
 Summer Olympic Games : Summer Olympics
The Olympics are the most prestigious such event in the world, with a larger range of sports than other such events, and most of those considering Olympic victory the most prestigious achievement in their field.
The 1956 Melbourne Games were largely successful, barring a water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union, which political tensions caused to end as a pitched battle between the teams.
On the bright side it did, however, seem that the drug testing and regulation authorities were at last catching up with the cheating that had been widely to be endemic in athletics for some years, and it was generally held that the 1992 Barcelona Games were cleaner, although not without incident.
www.fastload.org /su/Summer_Olympics.html   (1967 words)

  
 1956 Summer Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1956 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Therefore, these events were held in Stockholm, Sweden, marking the second, and so far last time, that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries.
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics are held late in the year.
A third boycott came from the People's Republic of China, which protested against presence of Taiwan (under the name Formosa).
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1956-Summer-Olympics.html   (296 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Olga Korbut
Korbut, Olga, born in 1956, Soviet gymnast, winner of three gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.
Although she lost the individual all-around competition at the 1972 Olympics to a teammate, she attracted attention with her three gold medals and youthful enthusiasm.
Although she was overshadowed by the rising young Romanian star Nadia Comaneci, Korbut won a gold medal as a member of the winning team and a silver medal for her performance on the balance beam.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556636/Korbut_Olga.html   (251 words)

  
 1956 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Principality of Monaco issued two stamps for the 1956 Olympics, one for the Winter Olympics in Cortina, and the stamp illustrated at left, for the Melbourne summer Olympics.
To commemorate the 17th Olympics in Rome in 1960 Haiti issued a series of stamps on th 18th August 1960 showing combinations of the Olympic Victors in Athens in 1896, the 1956 torch, the 1956 athlete's parade at the MCG and the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin.
As one of a series for the Atlanta Olympics, Guyana issued a $30 stamp on the 25th July 1996 of the 1956 Olympic Stadium the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
www.footystamps.com /ot_1956_olympics.htm   (1121 words)

  
 Olympic Oath biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Olympic Oath, written by Pierre de Coubertin was first taken by an athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.
The first judge's oath was taken at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
As the equestrian events in the 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Stockholm, there were two speakers of the Olympic Oath in that year.
olympic-oath.biography.ms   (297 words)

  
 Water polo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Women's water polo was introduced in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games after political protests from the Australian women's team.
The most famous waterpolo match in history is probably the 1956 Summer Olympics semi-final match between Hungary and the Soviet Union.
As the athletes left for the games, the 1956 Hungarian revolution happened, and a 200,000 strong Soviet army crushed a small uprising of Hungarian insurgents.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Water_polo   (2879 words)

  
 1980 summer olympics were held in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Olympic Games Summer and Winter locations and history of the games - held in other Greek cities in ancient times, the Olympic Games were regarded - Sixty nations boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics to protest the Soviet -
MSN Encarta - Olympic Games - the Winter Olympics were held in 1994 and the Summer Olympics in 1996.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of entrants who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
www.olympic-headquarters.net /1980-summer-olympics-were-held-in.htm   (1079 words)

  
 1956 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Therefore, these events were held in Stockholm (Sweden) marking the first, and so far only time, thatevents of the same Olympics were held in different countries.
Hungary and the Soviet Union were themselves present,which among others led to a hotly contested and violent water polo encounterbetween the nations.
After being banned from the Olympics in 1948, a team of only West German athletes tookpart in 1952.
www.therfcc.org /1956-summer-olympics-105780.html   (270 words)

  
 Ron Delany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His first achievement of note was a place in the final of the 1500 m at the 1954 European Championships in Berne.
In 1956, he became the seventh runner to join the club of Four minute milers, but nonetheless struggled to make the Irish team for the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne.
Delany qualified for the Olympic 1500 m final, in which home runner John Landy was the big favourite.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ron_Delany   (260 words)

  
 1956 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1956 Summer Olympics: Information From Answers.com 1956 Summer Olympics The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in.
1956 Summer Olympics - definition of 1956 Summer Olympics in - The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine -
The current revival of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
www.olympic-headquarters.net /1956-summer-olympics.htm   (1034 words)

  
 Charlie Jenkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Charles Lamont "Charlie" Jenkins (born January 7, 1934) is a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Coached by Jumbo Elliott, Jenkins won the 1955 National AAU title in 440 yd (402 m) but at the 1956 Olympics all eyes were on Jenkins' U.S. teammate, Louis Jones, who held the world record.
Like his father, also became an Olympic gold medalist, running as a reserve on the U.S. 4 x 400 m relay team at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Charlie_Jenkins   (523 words)

  
 Bibliography : 1956 Melbourne Olympics
The proposed plan was distributed to members of the International Olympic Committee before they made their decision on which city would host the 1956 Olympics.
Bagnall, D. ‘Hell of a village: Melbourne’s 1956 Olympic Village residents are trying to overcome the deeply negative perceptions of their neighbours’.
This is a miscellaneous collection of images which includes pictures of the new Olympic stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during construction, pictures of some athletes during press conferences and a picture of an Olympic Torch.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/44356/20040907/www.statelibrary.vic.gov.au/slv/exhibitions/olympics/resources/biblio.html   (2697 words)

  
 Summer Olympics 2000 Two Koreas, one flag in ceremonies
The march Friday brought the capacity crowd of 110,000 at Olympic Stadium to its feet and highlighted the International Olympic Committee's efforts to promote peace through sports.
Led by the two sides' national Olympic chiefs -- Kim Un-yong from South Korea and Chang Ung from North Korea -- the athletes walked behind a large unification flag, without their national flags and names.
In fact, the Korea march was the first among athletes of a divided country since East and West Germany allowed their athletes to walk side by side during the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.
www.espn.go.com /oly/summer00/news/2000/0915/745002.html   (535 words)

  
 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This past summer, New York City lost the bid for the Olympics, remaining one of the few major cities to never host the games.
1956 Summer Olympics The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
Fencing at the 1896 Summer Olympics At the 1896 Summer Olympics, three fencing events were contested.
www.searchtermtrends.com /terms/summer+olympics.html   (1146 words)

  
 1956 olympics International Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We have worked hard to make sure that 1956 olympics information can be found here.
We hope you have enjoyed the 1956 olympics resources online directory, as much as we have enjoyed researching and compiling it for you.
1956; the first to call a college football game coast to coast on ABC; and the first to serve as live sports anchor from the Olympics...
olympics.search-now806.com /1956_olympics.html   (598 words)

  
 Vladimir Kuts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Having lost his World Record again in 1955, Kuts was still one of the favourites for the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
His chief opponent in the 5000 m was British runner, who had broken the world record earlier that year.
He died of a heart attack, aged only 48, in Moscow.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Vladimir_Kuts   (337 words)

  
 mental_floss library
This was the first time that the Olympics were held in the southern hemisphere, and as such, the warm weather didn't arrive until much later in the year (remember that summer in the southern hemisphere runs from December until March).
The Summer Olympics have also been held in the spring and the fall as warranted by the host city.
Another unusual fact about the 1956 Olympics was that the first events of those games occurred nearly six months before the opening ceremonies.
www.mentalfloss.com /archives/archive2004-03-10.htm   (210 words)

  
 1956 Summer Olympics Definition / 1956 Summer Olympics Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 1956 is a leap year starting on Sunday.
Sweden has a relatively low population density and is known for its peaceful, large forests and mountainous wilderness....
Melbourne had been elected as the host city over rival bids from Buenos Aires, Mexico and six American cities April 28 April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining.
www.elresearch.com /1956_Summer_Olympics   (560 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.