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  1960 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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 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.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, reflected a changed political landscape: the 172 participating nations and territories included the Unified Team (with athletes from 12 former Soviet republics), a reunited Germany, and South Africa, which was allowed to compete for the first time since 1960.
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.
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 Olympic Oath
The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
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.
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 1960 Summer Olympics medal count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the full table of the medal count of the 1960 Summer Olympics.
1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Summer Olympics medal count — Winter Olympics medal count
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 1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
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 1960 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Olympics Fun Facts - The first Olympics covered by US television was the 1960 Summer Games in Rome by CBS.
YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> 1960 Summer Olympics - The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.
Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com - The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing, China; the 2010 Winter Olympics will...
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 Olympic Games
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 is also the name the public sometimes uses for the Greek national airline, Olympic Airways.
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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 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 events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
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 1968 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1968 Summer Olympics were held in Mexico City, the first Latin American country to host Olympic games.
SI.com - Summer Olympics - Sculpture commemorates 1968 Olympic protest - Sunday October 16, 2005 11:32PM - A near 23-foot sculpture commemorating the 1968 Mexico City Olympics fl power protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos will be unveiled in San Jose State College on Monday.
Articles - 1968 Summer Olympics medal count - This is the full table of the medal count of the 1968 Summer Olympics.
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 Olympics and Television
Since their first telecast in 1960, the Olympic games have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with television.
In 1996, the Summer games in Atlanta were priced at $456 million, a figure that did not include the cost of the production itself, which has been estimated at another $150 million.
Spacing the Summer and Winter Olympics two years apart thus allowed sponsors to spread out their costs and also to invest in more high-profile packages.
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 Martin Lauer - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in Cologne, Martin Lauer was a German champion in 110 m hurdles from 1956 to 1960 and in decathlon in 1956.
At the 1956 Summer Olympics, Lauer finished fourth in 110 m hurdles and was fifth in decathlon.
At the Rome Olympics Lauer was again fourth in 110 m hurdles and ran the anchoring leg in the German's 4x100 m relay team.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
In the first modern Olympics of 1896, women were not allowed to compete, but there was an unofficial competitor in the marathon, a poor Greek woman who became known as 'Melpomene'.
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 TSN.ca - MLB - Canada's Sports Leader
Fifty-four years after Italy was forced to give up hosting the Olympic Games due to financial reasons, the International Olympic Committee awards the competition to Rome.
For the first time in Olympic Games history, television rights are granted and millions of people are able to watch the events on 100 television networks around the world, including Canada.
The Rome Olympics would be the last time South Africa would compete as a nation due to its racial policy of apartheid.
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 Egypt in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The original Olympics were held every four years for a span that lasted for almost eight centuries.
At Minsk in May of 2004, Nahla was the biggest star in the field of 262 competitors in both men's and women's weightlifting, and so not surprisingly, even Sport's Illustrated has picked her for Gold in the Women's 75 kg (165 lbs) event at Athens.
In fact, she is the only Egyptian athlete to be picked for any medal by SI at the summer event.
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 Sports | 1960 olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906...
The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California, United States (located in the Lake Tahoe basin)
The 1960 Squaw Valley Games were preceded by a controversy when the organizing committee refused to build a bobsleigh run because only nine nations had indicated an intention to take part.
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 Olympic gold lesson
Donaldson, wearing her old British Olympic uniform, gave the demonstration with Roth in front of the Owasco Elementary School last week as part of the school's Olympic celebration.
She also went to the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome.
She competed in the Olympics as Gillian Sheen before she enrolled in a program at the Eastman Dental Dispensary in Rochester.
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 1928 Summer Olympics
Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
The torch relay was however not started until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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 Los Gatos Weekly-Times | 0414 | April 7, 2004
While her classmates had spent the vacation playing on the beach in Santa Cruz, von Saltza had spent her summer in Rome, Italy, winning three gold medals and a silver at the 1960 Olympic Games.
She was elected five times to the AAU All-American swimming team, she held five world records and 36 American records, she was the first woman to carry the USA flag in the closing ceremonies at the Pan Am Games and she was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Life magazines.
She was elected the Swimming Hall of Fame in 1966, the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1980, the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980, the Sacramento Hall of Fame in 1984 and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
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 Sports Trivia Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Name 2 of the 5 US boxers who won gold medals in boxing in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Name the only man to win the 200 meters and the 400 meters in the same Olympics.
This current US Senator (from Colorado) was a member of the US Judo team in the 1964 Olympics.
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They made the most of their dramatic history, holding the wrestling competition in the Basilica of Maxentius.
Yugoslavia, which qualified for the final by winning a coin toss, won the football tournament after losing in the final three times in a row.
Sante Gaiardoni of Italy became the only cyclist in Olympic history to win both the time trial and the match sprint events.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1960   (404 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 circus
Her silver medal is the first in the Olympic debut of women's modern pentathlon, which is five events all completed in one day.
Bogongs, the big, fat hairy moths that have plagued the Sydney Olympics, flooded in on the act at the closing ceremony on Sunday.
One particularly large specimen landed on the bodice of a salmon pink evening gown worn by Australian soprano Yvonne Kenny just as she was hitting a high note in her rendition of the Olympic anthem.
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 1960 Olympics
Free of political entanglements, save the ruling that Nationalist China had to compete as Formosa, the 1960 Games attracted a record 5,348 athletes from 83 countries.
Died: Frank McKinney Jr., 53, the pioneer of modern, bent-arm backstrokers, who won three medals at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and went on to become chairman of an Indiana bank and president of its parent company; in a small-airplane crash near Indianapolis.
Wilma Rudolph, 1960 Olympic track star, dies at 54
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 Heidi Games back in Italy after 50 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
That familiar refrain continued until the Olympics went the way of the X Generation - halfpipe, moguls and aerials in the winter; beaches, off-road trails, BMX parks and multi-sport in the summer - to draw new blood.
Albright entered medical school immediately after the Olympics and still is working as a surgeon, her father's profession, today at age 70.
Highlights: First Olympics to include the Soviet Union, which won the medal count; first to be televised live; first Olympic oath read by a woman; East and West Germany competing together; last with figure skating in open-air rink.
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 2004 Summer Olympics
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The main Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed only two months before the games opened, with the sliding over of a futuristic glass roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
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