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  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Japan had to give the Games back in 1938, because of the Japanese invasion of China in the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
In 1952, the Winter Games came to Norway, considered to be the birthplace of modern skiing.
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing was planned, but the 1916 Olympics were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I.
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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 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.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 words)

 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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 Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympic Games, or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
The Italian city of Turin (Torino) will host the next Winter Olympics in 2006, and then Vancouver, Canada in 2010.
American skater Nancy Kerrigan had been assaulted some months before the Games by the ex-husband of opponent Tonya Harding.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.html   (5149 words)

 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.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w15calgary.html   (518 words)

This northern metropolis of 1.8 million residents, the site of the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, is also one of the world's foremost winter cities.
In 1955, mammoth snow sculptures, the hallmark of the festival, were constructed for the first time, and today the festival is the best known winter event in Japan, and one of the top ones in the world.
Winter sports, winter fashion shows, winter music, ice carving contests, international snow sculpting competitions and fireworks are all regularly included in the fun which helps explain why the event has expanded all over the city, and continues to grow.
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 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Olympic committee of Bosnia is scheduled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Winter Games to day in Sarajevo.
One group, the No Games 2010 Coalition in Vancouver, vowed to be the "watchdog" of the committee, making sure that not too much money would be spent on the games, and stating they would be on the watch for corruption.
The No 2010 Games Coalition stated that their monitoring will make the games even better, but were saddened because, "the Games do not serve the best interests of all the people of British Columbia.
www.internationalgames.net /olympicwtr.htm   (476 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Sapporo 1972
Sapporo originally was scheduled to be the site of the 1940 Winter Games, but Japan resigned as the Games' host nation after its 1937 invasion of China.
Organizers of the Sapporo Winter Olympics turned a tidy profit for the Games, largely as a result of their take of the record $8.47 million for the broadcast rights.
In return for the Olympic flame to the East, the Japanese invested a fortune in facilities and structures in Sapporo, a city with over 1,500,000 inhabitants, capital of the Hokkaido island.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w11sapporo.html   (359 words)

 Students learn of Olympic spirit from bobsledder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Mulholland felt it was "an honor to participate" in the Winter Games and that too much emphasis has been placed by the American media on winning gold.
He laments that the Olympics are no longer a strictly amateur event; now, the athletes may be professional in their sport and endorsed by a multitude of corporations.
After the Sapporo Olympics, all of the venues, including the ski jumps and bobsled run, were torn down, as the Japanese returned the land back to its natural state.
www.pressrepublican.com /Archive/2002/03_2002/030720024.htm   (524 words)

 Olympic Games
Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived them to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world.
This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29, 2004, offering details on scheduled events from the opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games, biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest articles and lots, lots more.
The first Olympic games were held in ancient Greece, an event of spiritual significance as well as a test of athletic excellence.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1126 words)

 1st Winter Asian Games
The 1st Asian Winter Games was held in Sapporo, 1986.
With promotion of winter sports in Asia and improvement of competitive skills as primary objectives, inauguration of the Winter Asian Games was approved during OCA General Assembly held in Seoul, Korea in September 1984.
At the same time, Sapporo, Japan was given the privilege of hosting the 1st Winter Asian Games for it had expertise and infrastructures gained through 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic games.
www.ocasia.org /1WAG.asp   (106 words)

 Index: 1972 XI Winter Olympic Games, Sapporo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Two small series, in 1971 and 1972 commemorating the 11th Winter Olympic Games held in Sapporo.
This was the first Winter Olympics held in Asia.
The 1998 Winter Olympics will be held in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture, beginning February 7, 1998.
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 Institute for International Sport - Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
With the establishment of the design unity concept for al Olympic Games, designers were able to explore other ways to illustrate the energy and drama of sport.
Today, an international audience becomes caught up in anticipation of each Olympic Games, stimulated in part by the blending of "art and sport" made familiar by the designers of Olympic posters.
The enduring power of Olympic poster art lies in its combined capacity to inspire and to celebrate worldwide participation and international goodwill.
www.internationalsport.com /sa_hof/hof_mm_exhibit_op2.html   (324 words)

 Continuum Magazine - Opening Bid - Winter 2001 - University of Utah
The organizations' missions were clear-build a major convention center in the city, promote winter tourism, and encourage winter and summer visitations to Utah's national and state parks and other natural wonders.
A Salt Lake City Olympic pin was created as a fund-raiser for the 1972 bid for the Olympic Winter Games.
The Salt Lake City 1972 Winter Olympic Games bid book that committee member Wallace keeps as a fond reminder of this experience extols the virtues of the city in English and French, accompanied by beautiful pictures of the city and surrounding snow-covered mountains.
www.alumni.utah.edu /continuum/winter01/bid.htm   (708 words)

 Coca-Cola® - OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY ATHENS 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Company published a history of the Olympic Winter Games for athletes, officials and visitors at the Innsbruck 1964 Olympic Winter Games.
The Company continued its tradition of enhancing the Olympic Games experience for the fans and media at the 1964 Tokyo Games with the production of guide maps, street signs, sight-seeing information and a Japanese-English phrase book.
The translation guide was so popular that it was used as a template for the 1968 Games in Mexico City, the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.
www.torchrelay.coca-cola.com /partnership_4.html   (182 words)

 Poles in Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games 2002 - Polish Culture
The Olympic games took place in unfavorable time, a half of a year after the terrorists´ attack into the WTC towers so the security the organizers undertook surpass the previous games.
The games were plagued by the problems with judging, especially in respect towards Canadian figure skaters, later also towards Russians and Koreans.
The last Olympic medal, gold was won in 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games by Wojciech Fortuna in ski jump.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art1333.asp   (902 words)

 Pete Karns Collection
He placed 14th in the 20-kilometer biathlon and was on the U.S. relay team that placed sixth in the biathlon relay.
Prior to his Olympic experience, he was a two-time national champion in the U.S. biathlon competition.
Karns was a coach for the U.S. biathlon team from 1973-1976 and also coached the team for the 1976 Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
www.lib.utah.edu /spc/photo/P935/P0935.html   (189 words)

 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.
www.janecky.com /olympics/wintergames   (76 words)

 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.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0115111.html   (902 words)

Collecting items commemorating the Olympic Games is not a new phenomenon.
In fact, it started with the first Games of the modern era in 1896.
This morning, IOC President Jacques Rogge awarded the 2004 Olympia Prize gold medal to Portugal in the framework of the 117th IOC Session in Singapore.
www.olympic.org /uk/passion/collectors/index_uk.asp   (92 words)

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Manuscripts Division Special Collections University of Utah Marriott Library Salt Lake City, Utah CONTENT AND SCOPE Peter Karns holds two records for best finishes by an American in biathlon set during the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo.
Fd 3 1972 Olympic Training 1 1972 Olympic opening ceremonies in Sapporo, Japan 2-3 United States Olympic biathlon team.
Top Row, L to R: Matz Jensen (1964 Norwegian Olympic Team), Hadd Christensen, Fritjof Prydz (1970 World Ski Flying Champion), Fox Goddard, Pete Karns (1968 U.S. Olympic Team), Bjorn Loken (World Champion of Sailing, circa 1975), Marvin Melville, David Engen, Rich Groth, and John Miller.
www.lib.utah.edu /spc/photo/P935/P0935.txt   (422 words)

In 1972 the Olympic Winter Games were held in Sapporo
Famous Athletes that competed in the winter games
Karl Schranz, downhill skier accused of professionalism and excluded from the contest
www.bridgewater.edu /~dhuffman/soc306/sp04grp07/sapporo.htm   (104 words)

1972 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
1972 Shaquille O'Neal, born in Newark, New Jersey, NBA center for the Magic, Lakers, won 1996 Olympic gold
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 Education World ® - Lesson Planning: Take a Trip to Nagano -- Home of the Olympic Games!
Take a look at a Japan map to see where the Games of the XVIII Olympiad will be played.
Nagano is often called "the roof of Japan" because it is surrounded by the Japan Alps.
Among the other places you can visit are Iizuna Kogen, site of many of the Olympic skiing competitions; Mt.Chause, which is home to a zoo, a dinosaur park, and a natural history museum; and Matsushiro, a former castle town where some Samurai residences, temples, and gardens are still in existence.
www.education-world.com /a_lesson/lesson050.shtml   (1688 words)

 BCA in Sapporo, Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Internationally Sapporo is known as the gracious host of the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, the 1987 International Trade Fair, the annual International Ski Marathon and Ski Games, and the annual Snow Festival, attracting countries to compete in creating gigantic snow and ice sculptures.
Hokusei is located on a hillside within site of the 1972 Olympic ski runs and ski jump.
Approximately half of the BCA students' program of courses is in Japanese language study.
www.studyabroad.com /bca/35/24.html   (387 words)

 Ras al Khaimah Stamps
The above series was overprinted with THE WINNERS / OF THE / MUNICH / OLYMPIC / GAMES / 195 Gold Medals / 194 Silver Medals / 210 Bronze Medals.
The above series was overprinted with PRELUDE / OF THE / OLYMPIC / GAMES / OF / MONTREAL.
The above series was overprinted with GOLD MEDAL WINNER and the names of the athlete and country.
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 Yemen Arab Republic Stamps and Postal Stationery
1972 Summer Olympic Games - München, West Germany - paintings from the Pinakothek Museum
1972 Winter Olympic Games - Sapporo, Japan- various winter sports and Japanese works of art
1972 Summer Olympic Games - München, West Germany - sailing events at Kiel, West Germany
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 eBay - olympic games 1972, Topical Specialty, Fan Apparel Souvenirs items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Olympic Games Esso 1972 Series No31 Anne Packer 1964 
1972 Turkey Munich Olympic Games blks.of 4 MNH 
UPPER VOLTA SG 363/64 Olympic Games Munich [1972] 
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