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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1976 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Innsbruck 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.
Alpine skiing, for men and women, has been part of the Olympic programme since 1948: the events are the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom (since 1952), the super giant slalom or super-G (since 1988), and the combined event (downhill and slalom), which has been staged intermittently since 1936.
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  1976 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Whistler would go on to be associated with neighbouring Vancouver's successful bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Innsbruck 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.
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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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 Winter Olympics - MSN Encarta
The Olympics organization is headed by a president, elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for an initial period of eight years.
Alpine skiing, for men and women, has been part of the Olympic programme since 1948: the events are the downhill, the slalom, the giant slalom (since 1952), the super giant slalom or super-G (since 1988), and the combined event (downhill and slalom), which has been staged intermittently since 1936.
Men’s speed skating was introduced at the inaugural Winter Olympics; the women had to wait until 1960 for their inclusion.
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 2018 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Denver, Colorado is conducting a feasibility study for either the 2018 Winter Olympics or 2020 Summer Olympics.
After being awarded the hosting rights for the 1976 Winter Olympics, in the early 1970s, environmentalists and anti-growth advocates forced a statewide referendum prohibiting the expenditure of public funds to host the Games.
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 World Almanac for Kids
The winter Olympics were begun in 1924 and were held in the same year as the summer games until the 1994 winter games in Lillehammer, Norway, when the alternating cycles began.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
The Olympic games are competitions of individual athletes, not of nations, and the IOC does not keep national scores; however, the media of all nations report national standings according to one of two scoring systems.
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The 1940 Winter Olympics originally been awarded to Japan and were to be held in Sapporo but the voted to take back the Games from because of their involvement in the war China.
The Olympic Winter Games returned to Lake Placid which had earlier hosted the 1932 The People's Republic of China made its debut at the Winter Because of this the Republic of China (Taiwan) was forced by the IOC compete under the name of Chinese Taipei.
Figure skating was the first winter sport to included in the Olympics appearing in the of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and The single events for men and women the pairs contest have been on the since 1908 ice dancing was first included in 1976.
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 Top 10 Winter Olympics Showdowns - MSN Encarta
In the first Winter Olympic Games, American Charles Jewtraw was the only speed-skating medalist not from Norway or Finland.
His was the first gold medal ever awarded in a Winter Olympic Games.
The British ice hockey team defeated the heavily favored Canadian squad for the gold medal in 1936--the only time in the first seven Winter Olympics that Canada did not emerge as champion.
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 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
During the early 1960's, a group of Vancouver businessmen and members of Canada's Olympic Committee formed an association called the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (GODA) to seek out and develop a site to host a future Winter Olympic Games in Western Canada.
When the International Olympic Committee selected Montreal to host the 1976 Summer Games, it sent a stake through the heart of Canada's other bid as the IOC is loath to give both games to the same country.
The Austrian army was mobilized to truck in tonnes of snow to cover the course.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature/?fid=10276   (580 words)

  
 History of Winter Olympics @ Sport.y2u.co.uk
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).
Despite being a traditional winter sports resort, there was a lack of snow and ice during the Games, and the Austrian army was called in to bring snow and ice to the sport venues.
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 NPR : 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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.
At recent Olympic trials for the biathlon -- an event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting -- several U.S. hopefuls were soldiers, training for the Olympics at a time of war.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/olympics2002   (2380 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for olympics
Olympic games OLYMPIC GAMES [Olympic games] premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests.
San Diego, Calif. He won gold medals in springboard diving and platform diving in the 1984 Olympics and repeated in both categories in 1988 despite a head injury incurred during the competition.
Special Olympics Global Messenger to Serve as Honorary Pit Crew Member At NASCAR Winston Cup Race in Daytona.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 1976 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria.
The '76 Winter Olympics marked the final time the Republic of China participated under its official flag and its official name.
After most of the international community recognized the People's Republic of China the ROC was forced to be represented under the name Chinese Taipei, under a completely altered flag, and use its National Banner Song in place of its national anthem.
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 The Winter Olympics — Infoplease.com
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.
Apres ski: the IOC is awarding itself and its broadcast partners a gold medal after scoring record ratings for the Winter Olympics......
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 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating
The men's and women's singles competitions and the pairs competition each consist of two parts: a short program, in which skaters must complete required elements; and a free skate, which is a longer program that has few restrictions and emphasizes skaters' artistry.
Figure skating was in the spotlight in the 2002 Olympics when it was discovered that vote-swapping had pushed the Russian pair into first place above the near-flawless Canadian performance.
The French judge was sent packing and in an Olympic first, the gold was awarded to both the Canadians and the Russians.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics-figure-skating.html   (528 words)

  
 2006 Olympics Trivia Games
There are fifteen displines in all at the Winter Games, most of them traditional like Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross-country Skiing, Curling, Ice Hockey and Figure Skating, and some of them relatively new to the games, like the hyperactive and very exciting Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions.
With 900,000 inhabitants, Turin (Torino) is located in the northwest Piedmont and usually welcomes nearly 3 million visitors a year to the city most famous for the Shroud of Turin.
The Olympic torch for the 2006 Winter Games in Turin was lit November 27, 2005 at the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia.
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 1976 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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.y2z.org /19/1976_Summer_Olympics.html   (485 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
The inaugural Winter Olympics were a resounding success in the picturesque spa town of Chamonix, France.
The 1936 Winter Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen just three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The Bosnian city of Sarajevo was virtually unknown on the global stage when the Winter Olympics landed in the Balkans for the first time.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history   (1273 words)

  
 Winter Olympics Memorable Moments: Franz Klammer
If there's one moment, however, that defines Klammer's career, it is his spectacular, gold-medal-winning run at the 1976 Olympics in his own backyard at Innsbruck.
He was (and still is) immensely popular in his native Austria, as evidenced by the 60,000-plus screaming fans that lined the course that day to cheer on their hero.
Switzerland's Bernhard Russi, the defending Olympic downhill champion and the third skier of the day, skied flawlessly, grabbing the early lead with a time of 1:46.06.
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 Union Leader - NH's Winter Olympians
One of the veterans of the vaunted United States women's hockey team, the former UNH star is appearing in her third Olympics.
Macartney, who finished 29th in the downhill at the 2002 Olympics, made it to the medal stand for the first time in his career two weeks ago when he finished second in the Super G at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Weatherston, a forward, beat out several Olympic veterans for a spot on the team and showed she was ready for the competition when she had a goal and two assists in an exhibition win over Sweden in November.
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 c:\olympics.HTM
According to the story, which is being given renewed currency by the controlled media as the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles draw nearer, Adolf Hitler intended for the 1936 games to prove to the world his "master-race theory" of Aryan superiority.
The truth of what happened at the 1936 Olympic games was witnessed by 4.5 million spectators from all over the world, and it has been related numerous times since then -- but never by the controlled news media in the United States, which unvaryingly parrot the same, old lie whenever the occasion arises.
The Winter Olympics Games are distinguished by an almost total absence of non-whites.
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 The Ultimate Christl Haas - American History Information Guide and Reference
Christl Haas, (born September 19, 1943 at Kitzbühel, Austria - died July 8, 2001 at Antalya, Turkey) was an Alpine skiing Champion at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Haas became a national hero as a twenty year old Olympic champion in the downhill event at the first Innsbruck Winter Olympics.
As an Austrian gold medalist, Haas was selected with luger Josef Feistmantl to light the Olympic torch for the opening of the 1976 Winter Olympics on February 4, 1976.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Christl_Haas   (151 words)

  
 Timeline 1976
1976 Jan 15, Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Ford in San Francisco.
1976 Aug 22, EPA scientists reported that they had discovered plutonium in the ocean sediment off the SF coast and radioactive cesium leaking from containers 120 miles east of Ocean City, Md. Some 62,000 steel drums of nuclear waste were dumped into the oceans from 1946-1970.
1976 A 41-foot "Trowel I" was constructed for the Kroller-Muller Museum in the Netherlands by Claes Oldenburg.
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