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  1968 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1968 Winter Olympics, officially known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6.
The year 1968 marked the first time the IOC first permitted East and West Germany to enter separately, and the first time the IOC ever ordered drug and gender testing of competitors.
Grenoble 1968 is the first Olympiad to adopt a mascot, albeit unofficially.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1968 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Category: 1968 Winter Olympics The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
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).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1968 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 France and opened on Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the Soviet Union had done so since the Soviet Union first entered the Winter Games in 1956.
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1968-Winter-Olympic-Games   (338 words)

 Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
The 2002 Winter Olympics, held in Salt Lake City, were dogged by controversy both before and during competition.
The performance pushed his Olympic medal total to five, tying speed skater Eric Heiden for the record for most medals by an American man in the Winter Olympics.
Ironically, the Berlin Olympics turned out to be a triumph for those opposing the racist policies of the Nazis, as African American sprinter Jesse Owens captured four gold medals and became a hero.
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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.
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 Peggy Fleming - MSN Encarta
She competed in the Winter Olympics for the first time in 1964 at Innsbruck, Austria, and took sixth place.
In the 1968 Winter Olympics Fleming defeated her main rival, Gabriele Seyfert of East Germany (now part of Germany), in both the compulsory figures and the freestyle competition.
After Fleming's victory at the 1968 world championships, she retired from competitive skating and subsequently performed in ice shows and television specials.
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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.
The organizers had planned the first modern Olympics for 1900 in Paris, but later decided to move the date forward to 1896 and to change the venue to Athens, though the local government of the Greek capital was initially hostile to the idea.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 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.
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 University of Chicago Hospitals: Olympic skater Peggy Fleming to speak at University of Chicago Hospitals cancer ...
Peggy Fleming, renowned figure skater, winner of the Gold Medal in the 1968 winter Olympics, and breast cancer survivor, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Chicago Hospitals' 10th annual Cancer Survivors Day celebration on Sunday, June 6, 1999.
Referring to battling cancer as "another Olympics, a life Olympics," Fleming decided to share her experience with the public so that other women would be strengthened and encouraged.
In the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, her free-skating program brought her the Gold Medal by 88.2 points over her closest competitor.
www.uchospitals.edu /news/1999/19990606-csd99.php   (568 words)

 Whistler Olympics
Unfortunately, Whistler was passed over for the honor of hosting the 1968 Winter Olympics in favor of Grenoble, France.
The legacy of the failed Olympic bid would not be lost as the four men's vision would eventually turn Whistler Blackcomb into the number one ski resort in North America.
The fruitless Olympic pursuits were not in vain as the tireless efforts of the Whistler believers would soon be rewarded.
www.skiremotehorizons.com /whistlerolympics.shtml   (321 words)

 1968 winter olympics - The olympics Depot
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 1936 berlin olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
See live article   Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics This was the year of the Berlin Olympics and it was the first year that basketball became a recognized Olympic sport.
The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in...
Originally, in Olympic Years, the Championships were decided at the Winter Olympics, except for 1972 and 1976.
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 winter olympics magazine article learnenglish
At Grenoble in 1968, Brundage had demanded that all trademarks be removed from competitors' skis, but settled for having the offensive skis taken away from medal winners before they could be photographed.
This was not the first time that the issue of professionalism had caused controversy Winter Olympics alpine skiing.
In 1984 Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean (Britain) redefined the ice dancing event with their sparkling gold medal performance to the music of Ravel's "Bolero." They were given the maximum score for artistic impression by all nine of the event's judges.
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 Peggy Fleming -- Speakers-Network
Olympic gold medallist in skating and breast cancer survivor.
ABC televised the 1968 Winter Games live and in color for the first time ever, and the enduring image from that coverage will always be of Fleming's free-skating program.
Faced with what she called "another Olympics, a life Olympics," Fleming decided to share her experience with the public so that other women would be strengthened.
www.speakers-network.com /speakers/speaker.asp?id=108   (523 words)

 1968 Winter Olympics
1968 Olympics - For the first time since they began attending the Winter Games in 1956, the Russians did not win...
Olympic results for each athlete, sport, and country in olympic history.
Winter Olympics of the X Olympiad: The 1968 Winter Olympics were held in Grenoble, France.
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 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.
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 USSR at the Winter Olympics in TutorGig Encyclopedia
At seven 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.
The Olympic Committee of the USSR was formed on 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 Lyubov Kozyreva in women's Cross country skiing 10 km race event.
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 Killy, Jean-Claude - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The dominant male in the sport from 1966 to 1968, Killy won the triple Olympic crown (downhill, slalom, and giant slalom) in the 1968 Winter Olympics, the second person ever to do so.
In 1968, Killy retired to race automobiles and pursue commercial ventures, but he returned in 1972, becoming a professional skier and world champion.
He was an organizer of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Killy-J1e.asp   (234 words)

 Canada at the Olympics
The Summer and Winter Olympic games were held during the same year up to and including 1992, after which the same-year format was dropped.
The next Winter Olympics was held two years later in 1994.
The Summer and Winter Paralympic games were held during the same year up to and including 1992, after which the same-year format was dropped.
www.members.shaw.ca /kcic1/olympics.html   (714 words)

 1968 Olympics
This was also the first year that the IOC permitted East and West Germany to participate as separate countries.
József Csérmák - József Csérmák Age: 68 first Olympic champion to break the 60-meter mark in...
Historical overview of the Paralympics, Special Olympics, and Deaflympics.
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 1968 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The choice of Mexico City to host the 1968 Olympics was a controversial one because of the city's...
Olympic Headquarters is your portal for Olympic information on the internet...
Only ten days before the 1968 Olympic Games were to open, the Mexican army surrounded a group of students who...
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 HickokSports.com - History - Olympic Mascots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Amik, a beaver, was the mascot for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Olly, a kookaburra, is named for the Olympics and represents universal generosity; Syd, a platypus, is named for Sydney and represents the energy of Australia and the Australians; Millie, an echidna, is named for the millennium and is an information whiz.
The three animals symbolizing the 2002 Winter Olympics were chosen from Native American folklore to represent the three elements of the Olympic motto: The snowshoe hare is faster (Citius); the coyote is higher (Altius) because he once climbed a mountaintop and stole fire to warm the earth; the fl bear is stronger (Fortius).
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 olympics 1968 - The olympics Depot
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 1968 olympics -- 1968 olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
William Steinkraus won the individual gold medal in show jumping at the 1968 Olympics and was a member of the 1952, 1956, 1968 and 1972 Olympic teams.
It was the 1968 Olympics in Mexico when FIFA introduced its Fair Play Award, a theme that survives to this day with the aim of promoting Fair Play as part and parcel of the game's development.
Olympic track medalists John Carlos and Tommie Smith created an international furor with their Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, which hurt their subsequent professional careers...
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 Olympiads Page
The last Winter Olympics Games were held in Salt Lake City, USA.
The Last Summer Olympics Games were held in Sydney, Australia.
In 1940 the Olympics were canceled, because of World War II.
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 USATODAY.com - NBC keeps rights for Olympic broadcasts through 2012   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Longtime Olympics telecaster NBC won the USA rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics for $2.201 billion Friday, beating offers by Fox and ABC/ESPN in bidding conducted at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He said NBC's price of $1.181 billion for the 2012 Summer Olympics was 32% higher than the $894 million for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
An Olympic evaluating committee recently gave Vancouver, B.C., higher marks than Salzburg, Austria, for the 2010 Winter Games, which will be selected on July 2.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/2003-06-06-nbc_x.htm   (849 words)

 CBC Sports - Road to Torino: French town wants to host 2014 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The nearby city of Grenoble, which hosted the 1968 Winter Games, and the town of Gap are also in the running.
The country last hosted the Winter Olympics in 1992 in Albertville.
Turin, Italy, is set to hold the next Winter Olympics in 2006, followed by Vancouver in 2010.
www.cbc.ca /story/turin2006/national/2005/07/09/Sports/olympic-annecy050709.html   (255 words)

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