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  1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1976 Summer Olympics
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Montreal defeated Moscow and Los Angeles, which would organise the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
In a protest to a tour of South Africa by the New Zealand rugby team, Tanzania lead a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused not to admit the New Zealand team.
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.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/19/1976_Summer_Olympics   (339 words)

  
 Olympics
Each Olympics program must include exhibitions and demonstrations of fine arts in addition to the sporting events; these arts festivals were an important component of the two Olympic events held in Canada by 1991.
It was the first Summer Olympics cultural program for which the IOC permitted a strictly national festival, showcasing only Canadian, and particularly Quebec, talent.
The original Olympic theme song 'Bienvenue à Montréal,' recorded by René Simard (French 45 Nobel NL-5713, English 45 Nobel NL-5714), was boycotted, and a contest for a new song was held under the charge of Stéphane Venne.
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 Norway at the 1976 Summer Olympics
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Norway was represented at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal by the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports.
In the second appearance by the nation in the archery competition at the Olympics, Norway was represented by only one man. A veteran of the 1972 Summer Olympics, Jan Erik Humlekjaer shot two points less than his performance of four years before.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/no/norway_at_the_1976_summer_olympics.html   (267 words)

  
 Bambooweb: 1976 Summer Olympics
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Montreal 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic games, and was not until the financially sucessful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/1/9/1976_Summer_Olympics.html   (768 words)

  
 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, at his last Olympics, had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already passed away.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2000_summer_olympics.shtml   (670 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Canada has subsequently hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, and was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the largest city in the province of British Columbia, and it will become the largest city ever to host a Winter Olympics.
The capital of the host province of the Olympics, Quebec City, was a candidate city of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 1976 Summer Paralympics were the fifth Paralympic Games to be held.
1976 was the first time Canada has hosted the Paralympics, subsequently Canada will host the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver.
Losing the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics (2008 Summer Paralympics) was seen as being a boost to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics bid.
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 1976 Summer Olympics - Definition, explanation
The Olympic Flame was "electronically" transmitted from Athens to Ottawa, by means of an electronic pulse derived from the actual burning flame.
1976 was the first time Canada hosted the Olympics; it has subsequently hosted the Olympics once more, at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and will host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic Games, and was not until the financially successful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/1/19/1976_summer_olympics.php   (1069 words)

  
 1976 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
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.
Canada has subsequently hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, and was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the largest city in the province of British Columbia, and it will become the largest major city in a country ever to host a Winter Olympics.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1976_summer_olympics.htm   (1693 words)

  
 Nellie Kim Information
She was the first woman in Olympic History to earn a perfect 10 score on the vault and the first one to earn it on the floor exercise, rivaling with Nadia Comaneci, Ludmilla Tourischeva and other strong competitors in the 1970s.
At the 1976 Summer Olympics the rivalry between Nellie Kim and Nadia Comaneci became the focal point of the women's gymnastics competition.
After the 1976 Summer Olympics Nellie Kim moved to Byelorussian SSR (joining Armed Forces sports society in Minsk) and represented her new home in the USSR team.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Nellie_Kim   (1518 words)

  
 Jean Drapeau Information
During his tenure as mayor he was responsible for the construction of the Montréal Metro system and the Place des Arts concert hall, for conceiving Expo '67, for securing the 1976 Summer Olympics, and for helping to bring Major League Baseball to Montreal, the Montreal Expos.
During the municipal elections of October, 1970, Drapeau cleverly used the proclamation of the War measures Act and the October crisis to discredit and neutralize the candidates of the opposition party, some of which were imprisoned only to be released after the election was over.
The end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s were marked by growing public criticism of his municipal administration and by the creation in 1974 of a new opposition party, which gradually grew in popularity during the next decade.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Jean_Drapeau   (596 words)

  
 Feature story - Home Front Magazine
Ever since the first modern Olympics took place in Athens, Greece in 1896, people from all over the world are fascinated with the idea of “friendly” competition between opposing countries.
Watching the Olympics on television is an escape from all the negativity we experience in the information age we live in.
He had broken an Olympic record in the springboard event in the 1984 Olympics with his famous 3.5 reverse somersault called “the Dive of Death.” He needed to once again perform this dive to beat China’s Xiong Ni, who was leading Louganis by three points.
www.homefrontmagazine.com /feat/oly0900.html   (1874 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 events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

  
 Summer Olympics. Team Canada Olympic Teams beijing 2008
Of the four medals Canada earned in the Mexico Summer Olympic Games in 1968, three were won by one swimmer.
Canada won 14 medals in the Sydney Summer Olympic Games in 2000 and 12 medals in the 2004 Athens summer Games, but had fewer athletes competing in 2004.
The next summer olympics will be in 2008 in Beijing.
www.canadianolympicteams.ca /summerolympics.htm   (420 words)

  
 Vancouver, IOC to talk on TV revenues - Boston.com
Organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver hope to have a deal with the International Olympic Committee on sharing broadcast revenues by the end of February, officials said on Tuesday.
Construction of venues at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver remains on budget, and deals with sponsors in Canada are generating more revenue than expected, organizers said on Tuesday.
Canada was stung by huge cost overruns for construction of facilities for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and taxpayers did not finish paying off the debt until last month.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2006/12/19/vancouver_games_said_on_budget   (597 words)

  
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At age 14, Comaneci became the star of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montréal, Québec.
After winning three gold medals at the 1976 Olympics, her life spins out of control when Bela is removed as her coach.
At the 1976 Olympics Nadia made history, becoming the first gymnast to ever score a perfect 10.
www.lycos.com /info/nadia-comaneci--olympics-nadia.html   (364 words)

  
 Canadian Takes Winding Course
For a 10-year-old boy in Toronto, it was the 1976 Summer Olympics in his homeland.
He was a high school wrestler until he realized he wasn't good enough to be elite, then went through college at the University of Western Ontario as a rower until it became clear he wouldn't make the Olympics in the water, so he took on judo and after that speedskating and later the bobsled.
And when the bobsled people told him he would never be good enough to earn an Olympic berth, he quit and threw his hopes into a sport he used to mock.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/17/AR2006021702101_pf.html   (996 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Austria at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Austria competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
It was the seventeenth time that the nation had competed, having missed only the 1920 Summer Olympics.
Austria competed under the IOC country code AUT (AUS was taken by Australia).
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Austria_at_the_1976_Summer_Olympics   (245 words)

  
 Apple Learning Interchange
From Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000, the modern Summer Olympics have brought together countries from all over the globe to participate in the spirit of competition.
You'll be able to send postcards from some of the Olympic cities while you and your students learn about the geography, history and culture of the host metropolitan areas.
Using these resources, together with the publicity surrounding the Olympic Games, you'll be ready for wonderful geography lessons related to not only to the Olympic cities, but also to the countries of the world that send teams or individual athletes to the competitions.
ali.apple.com /features/s_olympics.shtml   (1852 words)

  
 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)

  
 Summer Olympics
Sailing first became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, where time handicaps were used to referee the race.
Olympic racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one-design classes based on similar weights and dimensions.
Olympic history abounds with tales of athletes who overcame crippling adversity to win gold medals, but Karoly Takacs' comeback may be the best.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0214546/solympics.html   (1844 words)

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