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  Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
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 1960 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This Winter Olympics introduced Disney artist John Hench's Olympic torch design, which all further torches would be based on.
The Olympic flame was lit in the cottage of Sondre Norheim in Morgedal, Norway, and was brought to Los Angeles by plane from Oslo.
1960 was the first year for women's speed skating and the men's biathlon.
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 Winter Olympic Games - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Italian city of Turin (Torino) will host the next Winter Olympics in 2006, and after that the games will be held in Vancouver, Canada in 2010.
Sankt Moritz was appointed by the Swiss organizers to host the second Olympic Winter Games, held from February 11 to 19 in 1928.
The 1944 Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, were also cancelled.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /winter_olympic_games.htm   (5629 words)

  
 Carol Heiss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
That year she also earned a Silver Medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy where her US teammate Tenley Albright took the Gold.
She was U.S. and World Champion every year, and at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, Heiss captured the Gold Medal, being ranked first by all nine judges.
She also married, who had won the 1956 Winter Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating, and whose brother David Jenkins, had won the men's figure skating gold medal in 1960.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Carol_Heiss   (394 words)

  
 USSR at the Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At six Winter Olympics USSR was on the first place by total number of gold medals won, at two Winter Olympics it was second by this count.
USSR officially joined the Olympic Movement in 1951, when The Olympic Committee of the USSR was formed (April 21 1951) and was recognized by the IOC on its 45th session (May 7 1951).
There the first Winter Olympic gold medal in the history of Soviet sport was won by in women's Cross country skiing 10 km race event.
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The symbolic Tower of Nations and Olympic Flame still greet visitors at the entrance to the Valley and Alexander Cushing, Squaw Valley's Founder and Chairman, still provides the vision and character with which Squaw Valley USA became and continues to be famous.
The VIII Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley marked many notable events and historic firsts for Olympic competition: * The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Games to be held in the Western United States and the first to be televised, bringing skiing and winter sports competition into the homes of millions worldwide.
The arrival of the Torch Relay is the culmination of Squaw Valley's Olympic Heritage Weekend.
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 1960winterolympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For the Soviet Union the Winter Olympics of 1960 was a success.
Olympic Games are a series of competitive sports events for amateur athletes of all nations, conducted without regard of race, creed, or political beliefs.
In 1896, he rebuilt the stadium of Athens, and the first Olympic Games of the present were held.
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 Volunteers Restore Olympic Nordic Trails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
TAHOMA, CA — Although many are familiar with the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley, few know that the 1960 Olympic Nordic events took place 17 miles down the road in Tahoma, Calif., on Lake Tahoe's West Shore.
The 1960 Olympic Nordic Trails are rolling, single-lane parallel nordic tracks that stretch from the area that is now Sugar Pine Point State Park to Homewood Mountain Resort.
The Olympic Trails Organizing Committee is a volunteer organization devoted to the restoration of the cross country ski trails of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
www.mountainzone.com /html/indnews/2001/html/01_17_nordic.html   (324 words)

  
 1960 winter olympics gold medal photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The modern revival of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
Since 1994 the winter games have been held in even-numbered years in which the summer games are not contested.
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 athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
www.olympic-headquarters.net /1960-winter-olympics-gold-medal-photo.htm   (1065 words)

  
 1960 Winter Olympic Cross-Country Ski Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1960, these two subdivisions and the park did not exist.
Olympic ski trails were narrow, single lane parallel tracks.
The park staff believes it may be permissible to display the Olympic rings logo at the trailhead to the current cross-country trail system at the campground area.
www.tahoecountry.com /oldtimetahoe/olympics.html   (602 words)

  
 1960 Winter Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1960 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California.
An IBM computer was used to calculate the results.
This Winter Olympics introduced Disney artist John Hench[?] torch design, which all further torches would be based on.
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1960-Winter-Olympics.html   (191 words)

  
 Carol Heiss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, Heiss captured the Gold Medal.
Category:Figure skaters at the 1956 Winter OlympicsHeiss, Carol/
Category:Figure skaters at the 1960 Winter OlympicsHeiss, Carol/
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 1960 — Squaw Valley, California - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
After 28 years, the Winter Olympics return to the United States — to an obscure ski resort located near Lake Tahoe that boasted no winter facilities.
Soon after the 1960 Olympics, Heiss would marry Hayes Jenkins, David’s older brother and the men’s gold-medal winner in 1956.
The sole three-medal winner in 1960 is Finland’s Veiko Hakulinen, who at age 35 is competing in his third Olympiad in cross country.
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 1960 Winter Olympics - Squaw Valley California
At that time the 1960 Winter Games were the largest ever held, with 34 nations competing in 15 alpine and ski jumping events, 8 speed skiing contests, 3 figure skating competitions and 28 hockey matches.
For the first time in Winter Olympic history artificial refrigeration was utilized for speed skating events and electronic computers were used to tally results.
The saga of the VIII Olympic Winter Games is a lasting tribute to the daring and vision of Alexander C. Cushing, the founder and Chairman of the Board of Squaw Valley Ski Corporation.
squawvalleyaccomodations.net /1960-winter-olympics.htm   (720 words)

  
 John Hench - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of John's most recognizable works, however, is the well known Olympic Torch.
Nearly all of the most recent versions have been modeled after his design for the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, California.
In addition to all of these lengthy achievements, John also was the "official portrait artist" to the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Hench   (273 words)

  
 Tahoe World - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics, Tahoe was a summer-only destination.
As the first Olympics to be televised live, the eyes of the world were focused on a quaint Sierra community that was relatively unknown outside California.
Another reason Tahoe's winter economy began to increase was the construction of Interstate 80 from the Nevada state line to Donner Pass.
www.tahoe-world.com /article/20050302/News/103020003   (1501 words)

  
 Sierra Sun - Truckee Life
When monster winter storms cause accidents and shut down roads, trains, or highways, law enforcement is first on the scene, rendering aid and securing safety.
Old timers can easily recall stories from the big winter of 1952, or the proud excitement that heralded the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley, but too often the silent heroes behind the headlines are forgotten.
Ironically, after years spent fraternizing with Hollywood celebrities and Olympic athletes, performing in movies, and most recently as a decorated wartime pilot, the rookie's first assignment was as a resident officer in Truckee, a remote mountain hamlet on Highway 40.
www.sierrasun.com /article/20050818/LIFE/108180002   (1283 words)

  
 Winter Olympics by Year
Sapporo was chosen to host the XI Olympic Winter Games at the IOC Session held in Rome in April 1966, one and a half years after the Tokyo Games.
Originally the host for the XII Olympic Winter Games was to be Denver, Colorado, a city of approximately 1,000,000 located in the Rocky Mountains.
This left the Denver Olympic Organizing Committee with no choice but to notify the IOC of its withdrawal.In February 1973, IOC President Lord Killanin convened a meeting of Executive Board Members at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne where Innsbruck was chosen as the host.
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 1960 Winter Olympics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The 1906 Olympics were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
The 1940 and 1944 Winter and Summer Games were cancelled due to WWII
The article about 1960 Winter Olympics contains information related to 1960 Winter Olympics, Medal winners and Medal count.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1960_Winter_Olympics   (350 words)

  
 1960 Winter Olympics -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Olympic Village housed all the (A person trained to compete in sports) athletes.
An early (Click link for more info and facts about IBM) IBM (A machine for performing calculations automatically) computer was used to (Click link for more info and facts about calculate) calculate the results.
1960 was the first year for women's (Competitive skating on speed skates (usually around an oval course)) speed skating and the men's (Click link for more info and facts about biathlon) biathlon.
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 Utah Set For Olympics Bid - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Representatives of Ski Utah Associates discussed holding the Olympics in the Wasatch Range Wednesday with the U.S. Olympic Committee in New York City.
Donovan was advised of officials procedure in requesting the Olympics.
Deadline is Sept. 15 for applications to host the next Winter Olympics, New York committee officials said.
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 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
To this day, many wonder how he convinced the International Olympic Committee to select a town with no mayor, and a ski resort with just one chairlift, two rope tows, and a fifty-room lodge.
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)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1960 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
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.
The Olympic Flame and the "Tower of the Nations".
It was the first Olympic medal to be won on metal skis.
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 Best 1960 olympics information sites around   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Behind Nayeem in the East Bengal goal was Peter Thangaraj, who had kept goal in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics.
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 Ski Tahoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1954, he surprised many by landing the 1960 Winter Olympics, which not only provided exciting competitions but a new era with the introduction of an Athletes' Village and computers.
She was one of 60 patrollers named to the staff at the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley.
He won the opening downhill of the 1992 World Cup season and was bronze medalist in downhill at the 1993 World Championships in Morioka, Japan; he was the unrivaled leader of the powerful U.S. men's downhill team for most of the Nineties.
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 Talk:1960 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Olympic Flame is lit in Squaw Valley at February 18 by the 1952 Olympic champion in 500 meter speed skating, Ken Henry.
A 50 star US flag is shown in the medal table.
This is incorrect - the US flew a 49-star flag from July 4 1959 until July 3 1960.
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 SkiTops - Ski Tour Operators Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
(TAHOMA, Calif.) Although many are familiar with the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley, few know that the 1960 Olympic Nordic events took place 17 miles down the road in Tahoma, California on Lake Tahoe's West Shore.
Here the first-ever biathlon competition, a 20-kilometer ski and shoot racecourse looping through the terrain of Tahoma and Homewood, California, was held.
To donate funds, Olympic artifacts and memorabilia, please contact Dave Antonucci at 530-525-5410 or by email at dcantonucci@msn.com.
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