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The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott to protest the fact that the national rugby team of New Zealand had toured South Africa and New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympics.
With his victory in platform diving, Klaus Dibiasi (ITA-diving) became the first Olympic diver to win three successive gold medals and to be awarded medals in four Olympic Games.
The Olympic flame arrived by air, sent in the form of an electronic signal by a telephone cable towards a transmitter in the direction of a satellite from the Intelsat network.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1976   (410 words)

  Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 so-called Intercalated Games (because of their off-year status, as 1906 is not divisible by four) were held in 1906 in Athens, as the first of an alternating series of Athens-held Olympics.
In 1956 the Games were boycotted by the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, because of the withdrawal of the Hungarian Uprising by the Warsaw Pact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Olympic_Games   (4741 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
Montreal saw the 1976 games as a chance to build on its world prestige that was first developed during the 1967 World's Fair, known as Expo 67 on Canada's centennial.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1976_Summer_Olympics   (1152 words)

 Research Starters: Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks' way of saluting their gods, whereas the modern Games are a manner of saluting the athletic talents of citizens of all nations.
The growth of the Games fostered "professionalism" among the competitors, and the Olympic ideals waned as royalty began to compete for personal gain, particularly in the chariot events.
Olympic Games were held in 1900 and 1904, and by 1908 the number of competitors more than quadrupled the number at Athens — from 311 to 2,082.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/researchstarters/olympics/article1.htm   (2354 words)

 MSN Encarta - Bruce Jenner
Jenner, Bruce, born in 1949, American track-and-field athlete, who won the Olympic decathlon event at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
At the 1972 United States Olympic trials he placed 3rd, and at the games later that year in Munich, West Germany, he finished 10th.
At the 1976 Olympics Jenner overwhelmed the rest of the decathlon field, winning the gold medal and setting a new world record.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761582315/Jenner_Bruce.html   (234 words)

 Olympic Games Poster 1976 Montreal
The five Olympic rings resound symbolically in successive waves, inviting athletes from all continents to the 1976 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Stadium is shown in a synthesis of geometrical drawings and colors.
Like a goddess from Olympus, a young Greek woman is a reminder of the origin and antiquity of the Olympic Flame, the sacred fire which inspires the runner and leads him to victory.
www.olympic-museum.de /poster/poster1976.htm   (381 words)

 MSN Encarta - Nadia Comaneci
Comaneci, Nadia, born in 1961, Romanian-born gymnast, a favorite of fans and the media at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal, Québec, Canada, where she won three gold medals and a bronze medal in individual competition, and a silver medal for the Romanian team's second-place finish.
In 1976 Comaneci came to North America for the first time and won several pre-Olympic titles, often earning perfect scores for her routines.
At the Olympics she became the first gymnast to receive a perfect score from the judges, earning a 10.00 in the uneven-bars event.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576421/Nadia_Comaneci.html   (268 words)

 1976 olympic games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Olympic Games mascot 1976 Montreal - Several reasons justified the choice of the beaver as mascot of the 1976 Olympic Games.
The modern revival of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
www.olympic-headquarters.net /1976-olympic-games.htm   (1212 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Innsbruck 1976
Two Olympic flames burned brightly at Innsbruck; one each was lit for the Austrian city's host roles in 1964 and 1976.
Denver originally was the odds-on favorite to be host to the 1976 Games, but concerns about the financial cost of the Games, the possible environmental effect and concerns over a negative effect on the state's winter tourism prompted the local population to reject hosting the Games through a referendum.
Originally the 1976 Games were to be held in Denver.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w12innsbruck.html   (433 words)

The Games are held every 4 years (this period is known as an Olympiad) although an additional "intercalated" event, not officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, was introduced in 1906.
The 1910 "intercalated" Games were cancelled and the idea dropped.
For instance several professional, domestic and/or handicap events were held in conjunction with the Paris and Louisiana Purchase Expositions, which co-incided with the two games in question, and were initially given Olympic status.
www.gbrathletics.com /olympic   (336 words)

 Amateur Athletic Foundation Olympic Primer
The Olympic mascots are characters that stand as a symbol of the Olympic Games for children of all ages.
Most Olympic team members have been training in their sports for nearly a decade or more before gaining the honor of participating in the Olympic Games.
Although the goal of the Olympic Games is to bring together the athletes of the world in peaceful competition, the Games often have been affected by political tensions.
www.aafla.org /6oic/primer_text2.htm   (3537 words)

 Athens Olympic Games 2004 - 1976 Montreal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1976, Princess Anne was a member of the English equestrian team in the Montreal Olympics.
In the only exception to qualifying standards in Olympic history, she was exempted from the mandatory physical examination.
When the Games finally got started they were quickly stolen by 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, who scored seven perfect 10s on her way to three gold medals.
www.guy-sports.com /olympics/athens_olympics_2004_1976.htm   (223 words)

 Innsbruck, Austria, 1976 (from Olympic Games) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The 1976 Games were originally awarded to Denver, Colorado, U.S., but, fearing environmental damage and an increase in costs, the citizens of Colorado voted against staging the event.
Before the 1970s the Games were officially limited to amateurs, but since that time many events have been opened to professional athletes.
The national spirit of those playing for the gold and silver in medals, rather than in purses, is embodied in such international competitions as the Olympic Games, the Pan American Games, the Commonwealth...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-214329   (907 words)

 OLYMPIC TELEVISION ARCHIVE BUREAU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In 1995 the IOC embarked on an extensive acquisitions programme, with the aim of recovering all relevant audio-visual records of the Olympic Games, in order to preserve the heritage of the Olympic Movement long-term.
The IOC has adopted a long term approach to the global problem of film stock deterioration and is undertaking to transfer all film and television material of the Olympic Games onto digital tape format ensuring the safe preservation of the Olympic Movement's heritage for generations to come.
The Pathe and Chronos Olympic archives which have undergone meticulous restoration and now provide extensive newsreel coverage, of the highest quality, from the Olympic Games during the first half of this century.
www.otab.com /acquisitions/default.sps   (602 words)

Before launching a search you must enter a keyword and/or a type of collectible and/or and edition of the Olympic Games.
The skiing man "Schuss", Mascot of the 1968 Grenoble Olympic Games
"Amik", Mascot of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games
www.olympic.org /uk/passion/collectors/search_uk.asp?TypeId=7   (79 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Beijing unveils 2008 Olympic mascots
Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.
Since the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) launched a worldwide solicitation in August last year, competition was hot as a handful of areas were vying to have their local symbols picked.
For the 1988 Olympic Games, which was held in an Oriental country, a little tiger designed by Kim Hyun with typical Oriental color was chosen as the mascot, who was named Hodori.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200511/11/eng20051111_220700.html   (988 words)

 USA Basketball: Womens Olympic History -- 1976
After the International Olympic Committee decided to raise the number of participating basketball teams in the Olympics from 16 to 18, the International Basketball Federation decided that the Olympics would now host a six-team women's basketball competition.
Entering the 1976 Games with a winning streak that had not seen the Soviet women lose a major international game since 1958, the USSR continued its domination over its international foes at the 1976 Olympics.
Earning the first Olympic women's basketball gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record, Jullana Semenova, a 7'2" center, led the Soviets averaging 19.4 points and 12.4 rebounds a game while spending more than half her time on the bench.
www.usabasketball.com /history/woly_1976.html   (601 words)

 kiat.net: Olympic Games Montreal 1976
After surviving a boycott and the terror that engulfed Munich, the IOC hoped by awarding the Games to Montreal that all the sporting elements of the Olympic movement would be restored.
Mayor Jean Drapeau promised Quebecers that the Olympics would not cost taxpayers a cent; however, the financial catastrophe of the 1976 Games is still costing Quebec.
The price tag for hosting the Games was originally estimated at $310 million, but the actual figure ballooned to $1.5 billion.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/21montreal.html   (698 words)

 ipedia.com: Olga Korbut Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Due to illness and injury she was unable to compete in much of the tournaments prior to the 1972 Olympics.
At the Olympics, her diminutive prettiness captivated the Munich audiences, and there she became the first person ever to do a backward somersault on the uneven parallel bars.
In the 1976 Olympic Games at Montreal, she won a team gold medal and an individual silver medal for the balance beam.
www.ipedia.com /olga_korbut.html   (304 words)

 Olympic Games Ticket 1976 Montreal
The prestige attached to the Olympics contributed much to the design of the tickets used for the Montréal Games.
Everything seemed to point to the grandeur of the event: the way the design was executed, the shape (14.5 x 6 cm), the colors, and the graphics in general.
But their prime purpose was to make for easier control at the wickets and, by the same token, to allow people to get to their seats quickly.
olympic-museum.de /ticket/ticket1976.htm   (487 words)

 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Olympic Stadium
Built for the 1976 Olympic Games, Montreal's Olympic Stadium was one of the first sports stadiums to be capped with a plastic dome roof.
After the Olympics, the Quebec government attempted to finish the structure, but cost overruns and unsolved engineering problems stopped the project in its tracks.
In the summer of 1991, Montreal's Olympic Stadium was closed after a 55-ton concrete beam fell and crashed onto a walkway, forcing the Expos to play their last 13 regular-season home games on the road.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/olympic_stadium.html   (322 words)

 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
At the Olympic Games, the horse Over and Over broke a leg in cross country eventing, and had to be euthanized after it was determined that surgery would not be successful.
Prior to her Olympic and Commonwealth achievements, Ottey won silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters in the 1979 CARIFTA Games (behind 100m winner Raymonde Naigré of Guadeloupe, and 200m winner Oralee Fowler of the Bahamas) and the 1979 Pan American Games 200 meter bronze.
PanPan, a panda, was the mascot of the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, a rooster, Dongdong the mascot of the 1993 East Asian Games in Shanghai.
www.internationalgames.net /olympic.htm   (8101 words)

 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Roger Tallibert) - Canadian Architecture @ Archiseek.com
Designed for the 1976 Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium was not completed on time due to a strike by construction workers.
The 556 foot leaning tower designed to retract the roof stood half finished until 1987 when the roof was finally completed.
The stadium itself is a squat, oval disc supported by 38 reinforced concrete ribs, while the futuristic tower is the world's tallest inclined structure.
canada.archiseek.com /quebec/montreal/olympic_stadium.html   (148 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Olympics / Gold's forever, ads aren't
Even during the Olympics, some advertisers, like the Boston insurance company John Hancock, emphasize the ideals and heritage of the games rather than individual athletes.
Visa, an official sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1986, hosts a long roster of US Olympians, including gymnastics individual all-around gold-medal winners Paul Hamm and Carly Patterson.
Though Olympic glory may strike many as nobler pursuit than professional athletics, people develop a deeper relationship with pro athletes, said Cindy Laidlaw, president of The Laidlaw Group, a Boston ad firm.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2004/08/20/golds_forever_ads_arent   (824 words)

 Eurobasket - Olympic Games
The reason for picking the Olympics as the venue for the championship is that the United States and China will consistently have the two best teams in the world very shortly.
In the Olympic tournament Chinese players had difficulty hitting outside shots, as those shots had to be released quickly because of the intensity of international defenses.
The game was tied 24-24 at the end of the first quarter and the USA forged ahead 49-44 at the half.
www.eurobasket.com /events/ol/04/ol04.asp   (5966 words)

 MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES - 1976 Montreal Olympiad
The Games of the XXI Olympiad held in Montreal were opened by queen Elizabeth II and were taken very high security measures in order to avoid tragic events.
The hero of the Montreal Games was gymnast Nadia Comaneci, 14 years old from a little town in Romania, who obtained a perfect score of 10, for the first time in the gymnastics history.
The media star of the Montreal Games was splendid gymnast Nadia Comaneci from Romania.
www.akropol.net /modern_olympic_games/1976_montreal.htm   (234 words)

 1976 MONTREAL OLYMPIC GAMES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Australia's performance at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games was its worst in almost four decades.
He had gone into the Olympics with high public expectations, but could not live up to the hopes of the Australian fans.
Boyle carried the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony (the first woman accorded that honour) and was among the favourites to win gold in the 100m and 200m.
www.abc.gov.au /olympics_1996/game1976.htm   (721 words)

 Johnson the biggest hurdle for Pittman - Athletics -
Johnson leads the world this year with the 52.95 seconds she ran to win at the US Olympic trials a month ago.
Her coach, Phil King, describes Johnson's ability to go 15 all the way as "unbelievable strength" and says it is the female equivalent of all-time great Edwin Moses's 13 steps all the way.
Interestingly, Moses was a 110m hurdler until he moved up in distance for the 1976 Olympic Games to win the first of his two Olympic gold medals.
www.smh.com.au /olympics/articles/2004/08/06/1091732085726.html   (489 words)

 Montreal, Canada, 1976 (from Olympic Games) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Despite producing 32 new world records and a host of memorable performances, the 1976 Games drew more attention to the apparent problems of the Olympic movement.
Twenty-six nations, mostly from Africa, chose to boycott the Games when the IOC denied their request to ban New Zealand, whose national rugby team had recently toured South Africa.
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