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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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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cross country skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics
A pursuit event similar to this was skied at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where the gold was shared between Thomas Alsgaard (now retired) and Frode Estil, but the distance was 20 km, not 30.
Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics is being held at the Torino Olympic Palasport Stadio Comunale Area and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy.
Skeleton at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games is scheduled to be held on February 16 and 17, with the womens competition on the 16th and the mens competition on the 17th.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cross-country-skiing-at-the-2006-Winter-Olympics   (4877 words)

  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
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 ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
www.ipedia.com /winter_olympic_games.html   (5171 words)

 Winter Sports in Japan
The popularity of winter sports in Japan is substantiated by the country's distinction of being the first Asian country to host the Winter Olympics (1972).
Winters are governed by the coldest air mass in the world, the Siberian air mass.
At the Nagano Olympics, the luge and bobsled events are to be held at an artificially-frozen track that includes inclines.
www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp /JapanAccess/winter.htm   (1742 words)

 TurnTo23.com - Olympics 2004 - Olympics History
The Olympics were abolished in 393 A.D. in the midst of the fall of Ancient Greece.
In an Olympics where Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Turkey were not invited because of their roles in the war, the Olympics featured over 2,600 athletes from 29 nations.
The Olympics were suspended for 34 hours and a memorial service was held in the main stadium for the fallen athletes.
www.thebakersfieldchannel.com /olympics2004/3367180/detail.html   (2030 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cross country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics
The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily in Europe and Canada.
A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cross_country-skiing-at-the-1994-Winter-Olympics   (1178 words)

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.
www.didyouknow.cd /sport/olympics.htm   (572 words)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Winter Olympics, established in 1924, feature winter sports held in ice or snow and are also held every four years.
Until 1994, the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, but in 1986 the International Olympic Committee, which organises the Olympics, decided to separate them, so as to spread costs for all involved parties.
As with the Ancient Olympics, once the flame has been lit, it is kept burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics, and is extinguished at end of the closing ceremony of the Games.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

The hosting of the 1964 Summer Olympics (Tokyo) and the 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) were, respectively, the first summer and winter games ever held in Asia.
Under the urging of Kano Jigoro, a judo athlete, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) was established in 1911.
However, the Tokyo Olympic Games were canceled because of World War II; the London Olympic Games to be held in 1944 were also suspended for the same reason, being realized at last in 1948.
www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp /JapanAccess/olympics.htm   (1554 words)

 1972 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1972 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan, the first Winter Olympics to be held in Asia.
The city won the rights to those games in 1966.
1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
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 History of Winter Olympics @ Sport.y2u.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 10000 m speed skating was abandoned in the 5th pair, and the 50 km cross-country ended with a temperature of 25 °F (−4 °C), forcing a third of the field to abandon competition.
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).
Moritz (Switzerland) was chosen by the IOC to host the 1940 Winter Olympics, but three months later the IOC withdrew St. Moritz from the Games, because of quarrels with the Swiss organisation team.
y2u.co.uk /sub028_Sport/Oylimpics_Winter/Wo_02_Winter_Olympics_History.htm   (4728 words)

 BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Bobsleigh | Celebrity slide show
But he is a winter sports fan and took time out from his main sport to experience the thrills of bobsleigh.
The American runner won gold at the 1976 and the 1984 Olympics, and triumphed in a total of 122 consecutive races between 1977 and 1987.
The former British Olympic 200m runners trained in Germany and on the dry slope at Thorpe Park in Surrey.
news.bbc.co.uk /winterolympics2002/low/english/bobsleigh/newsid_1651000/1651867.stm   (637 words)

 IOC gives '98 Games to Nagano - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rest of the announcement by International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch was drowned out by the cheers from Nagano supporters, both those in the hall and those broadcast live from the Japanese city.
Not only would a 1998 Winter Games in Salt Lake City have been the sixth Olympics held in North America in 22 years, but Atlanta was a controversial choice for the 1996 Summer Games because it beat out sentimental favorite Athens.
Officials of Atlanta's Olympic Organizing Committee, in Birmingham to report to the IOC on their progress, were feeling guilty that their success last year may have lost Salt Lake City the bid.
www.deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,30000139,00.html?   (515 words)

 1972 Olympics — Infoplease.com
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 2006 Winter Olympics
The XXth Winter Olympic Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26.
Turin was chosen as the host of the Olympics in 1999, defeating Sion (Switzerland).
This was just after the IOC had adopted a new style of voting due to corruption scandals surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2006_winter_olympics.shtml   (76 words)

 1924 Winter Olympics
The I Olympic Winter Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France.
This was, though only called thus in retrospect, the first celebration of the Olympic Winter Games.
Person who lit the Olympic Torch: not applicable
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1924_winter_olympics.shtml   (135 words)

 Christopher & Co. Ltd. Vintage Posters from America and Europe
Featuring images by ALO from the 1924 in Chamonix to Ludwig Hohlwein’s striking image for the 1936 Winter games in Germany.
Vintage Olympic Posters show all the glory and determination of the athletes involved in this wonderful test of endurance and sportsmanship.
Vintage Posters are our passion; please feel free to peruse our collection of Vintage Posters.
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 databaseOlympics.com - Olympic results for all Winter and Summer Olympics
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We not only want to bring you the most information, we also want to make it easy for you to use.
If you have any information that you'd like to add or anything you want us to add, please send us a message here.
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 Medal Count for the 1972 Winter Olympics
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