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  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fewer nations participate in the Winter Olympics than the Summer Olympics; the most obvious reason for this is sheer geography, as most of the countries near the equator have no access to winter sport training facilities.
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.
Jacques Rogge, presiding over his first Olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the "horrific tragedy" of that day and the IOC stands united with them in promoting the committee's ideals.
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 Olympic Games
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
IX Olympic Winter Games - 1964, Innsbruck, Austria
XII Olympic Winter Games - 1976, Innsbruck, Austria
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Winter Olympic Games or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
In 1952 the Winter Games came to considered to be the birthplace of modern As a tribute the Olympic Flame was lit in the fireplace of home of skiing pioneer Sondre Nordheim.
The Olympic Winter Games returned to Lake Placid which had earlier hosted the 1932 The People's Republic of China made its debut at the Winter Because of this the Republic of China (Taiwan) was forced by the IOC compete under the name of Chinese Taipei.
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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).
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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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
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 Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006 - Athens Info Guide
The game is played on ice and the two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg (42,1 pound) stone towards the middle of a series of concentric circles.
The first Olympic Games to include ice hockey for men were the Antwerp Games in 1920.
Speed skating at the Olympic Games consists of ten events: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m for both woman and men, 3000m for women, 10,000m for men, and Team pursuit for women and men.
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988
Olympic Alpine skiing added a men's and women's super-giant slalom, and re-introduced a men's and women's Alpine combined, after a 36-year hiatus.
Jamaica made its Winter Olympic debut with a four-man bobsled team and, although it was not foreseen, Soviet athletes would be competing under the hammer and sickle for the last time.
In the bobsled, the stories were not those of the eventual winners, the Soviets in the two-man and the Swiss in the four-man, but rather of the Jamaicans having a bobsled team at all and of Prince Albert of Monaco competing.
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 Canadian Olympic Hockey Teams
Prior to the 1964 Winter OLYMPIC GAMES, Canada, represented by club teams, had appeared in 9 Olympic hockey tournaments, winning 6 gold medals, 2 silver medals and one bronze.
Father Bauer participated in the revival of the Canadian team for the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, where they were defeated by the Soviet Union, Finland and Czechoslovakia to finish out of the medals.
At the 1998 Nagano Olympics, professional players from the NHL were finally permitted to participate.
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 1956 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1956 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
This combined team appeared in the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Winter Olympics).
1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
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 Cool Attractions - Olympic History
As Salt Lake City prepares for the 19th Olympic Winter Games, constructing multi-million dollar venues, landing corporate sponsorships, and adjusting the city's infrastructure to accommodate the temporarily swollen population, all eyes are on the future.
The Olympics have always reflected the political goings-on in the world, and for this reason, the 1964 games in Innsbruck, Austria were particularly noteworthy.
These games were plagued with a lack of snow, so in a panic, the Austrian army carved 20,000 blocks of ice from a mountaintop and rushed them to the luge and bobsled runs.
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 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.
The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and began a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.
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 Coca-Cola - Press Center - Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games
The Berlin 1936 Olympic Games marked the debut of the modern Olympic Torch Relay, with the Olympic Flame being delivered from Olympia, Greece, to Germany.
Olympic Pin Trading Center in nearby Courchevel, allowed disc jockeys from nearly 30 major U.S. cities to deliver live reports about the athletic events, special activities and the spectacle of the Olympic Games to a daily listening audience of approximately 5 million.
Olympic City attraction in Atlanta provided fans an opportunity to test their Olympic Games abilities in virtual reality challenges, a place to receive tips from coaching legends, and a chance to meet and greet Olympians.
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 Xerox become an Olympic Games sponsor in..?
The first Olympic Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia, famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera.
Heineken/Athenian Brewery, Grand National Sponsor of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games since February 2001, is the producer and importer of a wide portfolio of beer brands in Greece.
Under the terms of the sponsorship agreement, Hyundai Hellas in partnership with Hyundai Motor Co is supplying the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games with a fleet of Hyundai sedans and minivans to meet the immense transportation requirements of the tens of thousands of athletes, VIPs, officials and journalists.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
During the Turin Games, three luge competitions will be held: men’s and women’s singles luge and doubles luge, which is generally two men but mixed doubles are permitted.
The only change to the Olympic luge competitions from Salt Lake City 2002 is that for official training, drivers in the doubles competition who also participate in the singles training, cannot take part on the first day of doubles training or during the systematic doubles run.
The 1964 races were held on the Igls course, where athletes from 12 countries participated in the competition.
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Innsbruck 1964
The Innsbruck games were also the first ones to be fully "covered" by television which contributed to increasing their success.
The only real problem was the lack of snow, a circumstance which involved a tremendous amount of work by whole detachments of the Austrian army who transported over 20,000 cubic metres of snow from the seas of the North.
In the four-man, Canada upset the Italians, and the British upset the Italians in the two-man. The only other major upset of the Games was that of the Canadian hockey team failing to medal in an event once again won by the Soviet Union.
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 Dubai - 1964 Winter Olympics Overprints   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 1964 Winter Olympic Games took place in Innsbruck, Austria and lasted from 29 January to 9 February.
The Boy Scout Jamoree set from 20 January 1964 was overprinted with a red shield and fl lettering and was issued on 20 June 1964.
The five miniature sheets, each of which had a block of four of one of the airmail values were overprinted with a red shield and blue lettering.
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 SkateResults.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
She is the most successful Olympic speed skater in terms of Olympic gold medals.
During the Olympic Winter Games in 1960 and 1964 she won a total of six gold medals, a still record number for a speed skater.
For the 1964 Olympics, Skoblikova was qualified for all four distances, and she managed to win all of them, thereby become the first Winter Olympian to win four individual gold medals.
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 TopFoto Gallery - Winter Olympic Games - 1964 Innsbruck
Britain's gold medal winners at the ninth Winter Olympic Games, Tony Nash (left) the pilot, and Robin Dixon, pictured after winning the first two runs in the two-man bob at Igls, near Innsbruck, 31st January.
Austria, Innsbruck, Winter Olympic, 1964: Belouscova and Protopopov in the pairs skating - the famous "death spiral" move.
Austria, Innsbruck Winter Olympics, 1964: Ice Hockey match between USSR and Sweden in the final.
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 The Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics: Freestyle Skiing - Preview of the Olympic event freestyle skiing
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Working the Games: A look behind the scenes at the recently concluded winter olympics in salt lake city reveals how warehousing played......
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 The Winter Olympic Games
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
Disclaimer: This web site is not affiliated with or funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) or the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of any country.
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 eBay - 1964 olympic ..., Fan Apparel Souvenirs, Europe items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Olympic pin badge OG - NOC JAPAN dated Tokyo 1964
Olympics 1964 - Chad Sc # C18a s/s MNH
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 1964: Olympic Games in Innsbruck: 10+ Autographs of Participants - col6927
1964: Olympic Games in Innsbruck: 10+ Autographs of Participants - col6927
1964: Olympic Games in Innsbruck: 10+ Autographs of Participants
1964: Winter Olympic Games in Austria / Innsbruck.
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 INNSBRUCK 1964 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Official Poster Reprint - Tyrol, Austria - IOC/Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This beautiful poster, published by the IOC at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, features a reprint of the official poster for the 1964 Winter Olympics, held at the Tyrolian mountain resort of Innsbruck, Austria.
With a brilliant look at the Olympic rings inside a crystaline snowflake, graphic artist Wilhelm Jaruska designed a spectacular, historic work of sports art for your wall.
Whether you competed in the games yourself, attended as a fan, are a citizen of the host region, or are simply a fan of the Olympic movement, this is a must for the wall of your home or office!
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 Winter Olympic Games
They feature outdoor winter sports held on ice or snow, such as skiing and ice skating.
Czech Republic, led by Dominik Hasek win men's hockey gold.
Two sets of gold medals awarded in pairs figure skating, to Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, and Russia's Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, because of judging scandal.
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 Alain Calmat (Calmanovich)
He was also a silver medalist at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games and silver medalist in the World Championships of 1963 and 1964.
He captured the European Figure Skating Championships in 1962, 1963, and 1966.
At the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, Calmat was selected to carry the torch and light the Olympic flame.
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