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  2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The main Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed only two months before the games opened, with the sliding over of a futuristic glass roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

  
 Olympics - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
The Oslo flag: Was presented to the IOC at the 1952 Winter Olympics by the city of Oslo, Norway, and is passed on to the next organising city of the Winter Olympics.
The practice of awarding medals to the top three competitors was introduced in 1904; at the 1896 Olympics only the first two received a medal, silver and bronze, while various prizes were awarded in 1900.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Olympics   (6552 words)

  
 winter olympics
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.
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.
hometown.aol.de /svizaczak/wo-47740.html   (4518 words)

  
 NPR : Staging the Games, 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report
NPR News reports on preparations for and the staging of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where security was the highest ever for a sporting event.
Shorter, who won the gold in the 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in the 1976 games, talks about the drugs involved in doping, and says it has become much easier to detect their use.
Olympic officials -- seeking to thwart performance-enhancing drugs -- must determine which of hundreds of dietary supplements should be banned from use during competition.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/olympics2002/staging   (499 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
A pair of non-traditional winter sports countries also climbed to the top of the Winter Olympic podium for the first time, proving the Games’ growing global appeal.
Magnussen’s medal was Canada’s only podium result of the Games, making the Sapporo Games the country's poorest medal showing at a Winter Olympics since 1928 in St. Moritz.
Schenk missed out on a fourth gold medal, and a clean sweep of the men’s speed skating events, when he fell at the start of the 500 race and finished 34th.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1972sapporo.shtml   (1206 words)

  
 1932 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Babe Didrikson won two gold medals in the javelin and the hurdles event, and competed in a jump-off for a third in the high jump.
Poland's Stanisława Walasiewicz won the gold medal in the women's 100 meters; she would also win the silver medal in the event four years later.
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 Winter Games Facts - TheGoal.com
Although the first modern Olympic Games took place in the Summer of 1896 in Athens, Greece, it was not until 1924 that the first Winter Olympic Greece were held.
But since women's speed skating was excluded from this Olympics, she decided to compete instead in the combined downhill, which she won.
The most interesting person in the Winter Games in Lake Placid in 1932 was Eddie Egan from the U.S. He became the only person in Olympic history to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics when he won a gold medal in the four-man bobsled.
www.thegoal.com /events/mtgwinter2002/facts.html   (571 words)

  
 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin wins a medal in each of the eight gymnastics events, including three titles.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1980_Summer_Olympics   (332 words)

  
 Canadian Women at the 2002 olympics in Salt lake City, Utah
The winter pentathlon which consisted of cross country skiing, shooting, downhill skiing, fencing and horse riding was held as a demonstration sport at these Games for the first and last time.
The final medal tally may have been disappointing, but Canadians could take solace in the fact that their athletes won gold medals in freestyle skiing, curling and short-track speed skating.
Everybody knew that the gold medal final would be a face-off between Canada and the U.S.-- the two teams were light years ahead of the rest of the world.
www.caaws.ca /olympics/2002/history/past_olympics.htm   (2069 words)

  
 Olympics Timeline: 1950s to the 1980s
The Olympic torch is lit in the fireplace of skiing pioneer Sondre Norheim, and relayed by 94 skiers to the Games in Oslo.
Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina wins six medals for the third time in a row; she remains the Olympic athlete with the most medals (18) and the most medals in individual events (14).
In the overall medal count, the rankings are U.S.S.R. (132), East Germany (102), U.S.A. The IOC votes to disallow unofficial demonstration events at Olympics, starting with the 1996 Games.
www.infoplease.com /spot/olympicstimeline2.html   (2331 words)

  
 1980 Winter Olympics Summary
Before the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the United States Olympic hockey team was not expected to compete for a medal.
The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America.
Their defeat of the Soviet team in the medal round became known as the "Miracle on Ice" in the US press.
www.bookrags.com /1980_Winter_Olympics   (1204 words)

  
 1924 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held in 1924 in Paris, France.
Ireland was given formal recognition as an independent nation in the Olympic Movement in Paris in 1924 and it was at these games that Ireland made its first appearance in an Olympic Games as an independent nation.
Originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held in Chamonix between 25 January and 5 February 1924 were later designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games.
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 Canada at the Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
They captured the GOLD medal in the 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932 (they are the only team ever to win 4 Gold medals in 4 successive Games - 1920 to 1932), 1948, 1952, and (exactly 50 years later), won the Gold medal by defeatiing the USA in the 2002 Winter Games.
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.
members.shaw.ca /kcic1/olympics.html   (714 words)

  
 ipedia.com: 1998 Winter Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
XC skier Bjørn Dæhlie of Norway won three gold medals in Nordic skiing to become the first winter Olympian to earn eight career gold medals and twelve total medals.
Tara Lipinski, 15, won the women's figure skating title to become the youngest champion in an individual event in the history of the Winter Olympics.
Alpine skier Hermann Maier (Austria) survived a fall in the downhill and went on to gold in the super-g and giant slalom.
www.ipedia.com /1998_winter_olympics.html   (274 words)

  
 1968 Summer Olympics Summary
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968.
Dick Fosbury won the gold medal in the high jump using the radical Fosbury flop technique, which quickly became the dominant technique in the event.
In the 200 m medal award ceremony, two African-American athletes Tommie Smith (gold) and John Carlos (bronze) raised their fl-gloved fists as a symbol of Black Power.
www.bookrags.com /1968_Summer_Olympics   (1108 words)

  
 The First Four Olympics (I.S.H.A.)
The Winter Olympic Games, although provided for in the charter of the International Olympic Committee as founded in 1895, was an orphan child for several reasons.
The Winter Olympics were on course, hosting a truly international quadrennial ski meet, attracting participants from the far corners of the ski world.
At an IOC executive session at the Olympics, the Swedish delegate, Col. Holmquist, declared that in his opinion, although there were ski organizations in the United States and Canada, neither “had the necessary competence to organize ski events.” Nevertheless, the IOC delegates as a whole welcomed the idea of an American Winter Games.
www.skiinghistory.org /OlympicStory.html   (9057 words)

  
 wcbstv.com - Finland Eliminates U.S. In Hockey Quarterfinals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Russia and the Soviet United have won 12 medals in the last 13 Olympics — and eight were gold.
Canada has medals in three of the last four Olympics and gold in 2002.
The last time the two played in the Olympics was 1992, with Russia taking the gold medal final 3-1.
wcbstv.com /olympics/olympics_story_053135543.html   (1036 words)

  
 1980 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America.
An unfancied amateur United States ice hockey team win the gold medal, defeating Finland in the final.
Their extraordinary upset victory over the heavy favourite Soviet team in the semifinal becomes known as the "Miracle On Ice" in the US press.
www.knowallabout.com /1/19/1980_winter_olympics.html   (170 words)

  
 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games St Moritz 1948
Both Germany and Japan, as aggressor countries, were barred from competing by the IOC as punishment for their actions during the war.
Once the competition began, it was the Canadians who returned to their familiar dominance in winning the gold, with Czechoslovakia coming in second, and Switzerland in third.
For the fourth time out of five Olympics, Norway was atop the medals table with 10, tied with Sweden and Switzerland.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w05stmoritz.html   (298 words)

  
 1972 Winter Olympics medal count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the full table of the medal count of the 1972 Winter Olympics, which were held in Sapporo, Japan.
International Olympic Committee – Sapporo 1972 Medal Table
1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1972_Winter_Olympics_medal_count   (193 words)

  
 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Yugoslav athletes are not allowed to participate with their own team, but may compete under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Five of the six golds were in individual events, tying Eric Heiden's record for individual gold medals at a single Olympics.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
The Norwegians were the powerhouse in winter sports, leading the medal count in four of the previous five Winter Games, yet Oslo was denied the Games in 1940 and 1944
Eigil Nansen, grandson of the famous explorer Fridtjof Nansen, lights the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Oslo.
While Anderson breezed through the 5,000 and 10,000m — he won those events by the largest margin in Olympic history — it was Andersen’s performance in the 1,500m that surprised and impressed even his most ardent supporters.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1952oslo.shtml   (1001 words)

  
 1984 Winter Olympics
The Games of the XIV Winter Olympiad were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
Skier Jure Franko won Yugoslavia's first Winter Olympics medal; a silver in the giant slalom.
Gaétan Boucher and Karin Enke each won two gold medals in speed skating, while East German women win all but 3 of the 12 medals in the sport.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1984_winter_olympics.shtml   (164 words)

  
 ESPN.com - history1972
Front-runner: The U.S.S.R.'s Galina Kulakova, who won the silver medal in the 5K cross-country ski event in 1968, dominated the cross-country events in Sapporo, winning individual golds in the 5K and the 10K and a team gold in the 3 x 5K relay.
Upset: The Japanese swept the "normal hill" ski jumping competition, increasing their country's all-time Winter Olympics medal count by 300 percent.
A note on sources: David Wallechinsky's "The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics", Bud Greenspan's "Frozen in Time", Bernard Grun's "The Timetables of History", The Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) and Infoplease.com were major reference sources for this compilation.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/winter02/gen/feature?page=history1972   (427 words)

  
 Olympics: Olympic notebook
No country in Winter Olympics history has had such a skewed medal count.
GRETZKY HONORED: Wayne Gretzky was awarded the Olympic Order for his contributions to hockey and the Olympics.
Also receiving the Olympic Order were Miroslav Subrt, a former president of the Czech Ice Hockey Federation, Walter Bush Jr., a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation council since 1986, and Shoichi Tomita, a goalie who played for Japan in the 1960 Olympics.
www.sptimes.com /2002/02/21/Olympics/Olympic_notebook.shtml   (724 words)

  
 Hilde Gerg Takes Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gerg, 22, in her first Olympics is definitely getting a taste of the world of the skiing elite as she adds this gold to the bronze she won in the women's combined three days ago.
It was a sad day for the US's Kristina Koznick, a medal hopeful, who this year kicked butt at the end of the World Cup Tour and was promoted to the US Ski Team's A team just before the Games.
US Ski team returnee Julie Parisien, who won a spot back on the team this year after having turned pro for the prior two seasons, earned a two run time of 1:36.35 and the best US finish, in 13th.
classic.mountainzone.com /Olympics/nagano/up2-19ws.html   (315 words)

  
 Winter Olympics Games XX 2006 - Links, News, History
Below is a graph and data tables showing the U.S. results in all winter olympics.
In the history of the Winter Olympics, Norway is the best country.
· Sasha Cohen earns a silver medal after recovering from two early falls to finish strong, but her slips under pressure are now her signature move (story).
www.fanbay.net /olympics/2006.htm   (572 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.
These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games.
1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1972_Winter_Olympics   (246 words)

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