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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1980 Winter Olympics
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America.
Ingemar Stenmark[?] won both the giant slalom and the slalom.
Hanni Wenzel won the women's giant slalom and slalom, making Liechtenstein the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/19/1980_Winter_Olympics   (182 words)

  ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing was planned, but the 1916 Olympics were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I.
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)

  1980 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the Olympics were held in Lake Placid in 1932.
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.
Eric Heiden won all five speed skating races at all distances, a new record for individual gold medals won at a single Olympics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1980_Winter_Olympics   (391 words)

 Ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the 1980 Winter Olympics hosted in Lake Placid, New York, one Ice Hockey event was held: Men's Ice Hockey.
These Olympics came at a difficult time for United States-USSR relations, as they were deep in the Cold War.
The Soviets had won every Winter Olympics ice hockey tournament since the 1960 Winter Olympics, were well-seasoned and had been playing together for many years (though they lacked young players).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ice_hockey_at_the_1980_Winter_Olympics   (480 words)

 Ethiopian Winter Olympics
Robel Teklemariam is an Ethiopian skier in pursuit of his dream to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics as the first skier for Ethiopia.
At the age of twelve, a spectator at one of Robel's races said to him jokingly, that he should represent Ethiopia in the Olympics, and thus was born Robel's dream to represent his country in the Olympics.
After competing in the Junior Olympics all four years of high school, Robel graduated as an All-American, and the first skier with an athletic scholarship to the University of New Hampshire, which boasts one of the top-ten ranked ski teams in the country.
www.ethiola3.com /olympics.html   (681 words)

 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
The Vancouver-Garibaldi bid for the 1980 Winter Games was withdrawn before the final IOC vote, leaving Lake Placid, United States, the sole contender and winner by acclamation.
Having been denied the Winter Olympics four years ago, the United States were determined to make a go of it in 1980.
Heiden became the first Olympic athlete, winter or summer, to win five gold medals in individual events.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature/?fid=10277   (720 words)

 CNN.com - Winter Games open with celebration of American heroes - February 9, 2002
The Olympic flag was brought into the stadium by such noted figures as astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Desmond Tutu, and director Steven Spielberg.
The Salt Lake City Games are the first Winter Olympics held in the United States since the small New York town of Lake Placid hosted the 1980 event.
This year's Olympics features twice as many events as 1980, as well as a host of state-of-the-art venues, including the speedskating oval and luge and bobsled runs, and infrastructure funded in part by the federal government.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/02/09/oly.olympics.open.0845   (833 words)

 Hilton Lake Placid Resort - Attractions & Businesses - Olympics Then & Now
The small village of Lake Placid is world-famous as the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1932 and 1980, but its place in the sporting world goes beyond that.
In addition to improvement of the existing ski jumps and the expansion of cross-country ski trails, the Olympic stadium (speed-skating oval), arena and bobrun were constructed at a cost of over $650,000.
An Olympic Village was constructed for the athletes.
www.lphilton.com /attractions_olympics.html   (696 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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 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.
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www.bookrags.com /1980_Winter_Olympics   (1204 words)

 Reach for the peak at Whiteface Mountain pulls in skiers, hikers
Sure, the mountain that hosted alpine events during the 1980 Winter Olympics is known for skiing -- and now snowboarding, too -- but there are many other outdoor activities to enjoy at Whiteface and Lake Placid.
Winter hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular for hearty outdoor enthusiasts.
Lake Placid is about 15 miles away from the mountain, and as the village celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics, there is plenty to do.
cityguide.pojonews.com /fe/DayTrips/stories/dt_whiteface_mountain.asp   (802 words)

Director of Olympic Village and Public Facilities for the VIII Winter Olympics to be held at Squaw Valley, California in 1960.
Bob, Minerich was in charge of designing and directing the housing and feeding arrangements for the athletes, National and International Olympic Committee Members and heads of the many corporations involved in the Olympics.
Olympic Bronze Medal in 1992, individually and in pair with G. Prpic.
www.croatians.com /SPORTS-OLYMPICS-CROATIANS.htm   (1249 words)

The 1980 Winter Games, held in Lake Placid, New York, were filled with impressive performances.
Hanni Wenzel did the same in the women’s races and her nation, Liechtenstein, became the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion.
Ulrich Wehling won the Nordic combined for the third time and pairs skater Irina Rodnina did the same in her event.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1980   (252 words)

 1980 Winter Olympics Prints
When you see 1980 winter Olympics prints you simply know that the Miracle on Ice made a huge impact and that it deserves its place in hockey history.
The 1980 winter Olympics were about so much more than just hockey and young guys who were up against the big read machine.
Those guys on the 1980 USA hockey team sure deserves that people keep 1980 winter Olympics prints in memory of the moment, because it was about so much more than ice hockey and just winning a game.
www.hockeytribute.com /1980-winter-olympics-prints.shtml   (310 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)

 1980 Winter Olympics - Definition, explanation
The XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America.
Although they didn't get any medals, the People's Republic of China returned to the Olympics Games after the IOC agreed to designate the ROC "Chinese Taipei".
* The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC, although most Olympic historians disagree.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/1/19/1980_winter_olympics.php   (309 words)

 Winter olympics games. Team Canada Olympic Teams. Olympiad
The next winter olympics will be in Vancouver in 2010.
Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati was stripped of his gold medal in the winter Games held in Nagano, Japan in 1998 when he tested positive for marijuana.
Canada was part of a big scandal in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
www.canadianolympicteams.ca /winterolympics.htm   (400 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 Winter Olympics - 1980 U.S. hockey team lights Olympic cauldron - Saturday February 09, 2002 12:39 AM
The team of college kids who came together to break the Soviet Union's monopoly on Olympic hockey were reunited Friday night, this time as family men instead of world-class athletes, to be the final torchbearers for the Winter Games.
It's hard to imagine yourself being an Olympic athlete and winning a gold medal, then 22 years go by and you carry the torch and light the Olympic flame," Eruzione said.
The family was the first to boast three generations of Olympic competitors before patriarch Jack Shea, a double gold medal-winner from the 1932 Lake Placid Games, was killed in a car crash late last month.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/2002/news/2002/02/08/hockey_team_ap   (768 words)

 A Passport to Winter Fun in Lake Placid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA—a NYS agency) in Lake Placid is charged with the mission of preserving the legacy of winter sports in Lake Placid.
At the sites where the Olympics were held, everybody has the opportunity to enjoy Winter Olympic sports like bobsled, cross country skiing, speedskating, figure skating and more—and where current world-class events take place just about every weekend.
Olympic Museum: This is a small museum in the Olympic Center that displays memorabilia from the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.
www.adksportsfitness.com /back_issues/february2001/articles/winter_passport.html   (1081 words)

 Olympics Report: 2/25/02
The next Winter Olympics will be Feb. 4-19, 2006, in Turin, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, on the banks of the Po River.
The French judge in the middle of the figure skating controversy said she was under pressure from Canada, not her country's federation, before voting for the Russians in the pairs final, The New York Times reported.
Jacques Rogge, IOC president, on the future of judging events at the Olympics: "We respect totally the federations and their responsibility for staging the sports and assuring the results.
www.post-gazette.com /olympics/20020225olylog0225p9.asp   (555 words)

 1980 Winter Olympics
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America.
Another candidate city was Vancouver-Garibaldi, Canada; they withdrew before the final vote.
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 1800-Olympics.com -- Winter Olympics: The Winter Olympic Games
In 1922, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to arrange a week of winter sports to be held in Chamonix, France -- during the Paris Olympic year of 1924.
The following year, the IOC recognized them as the first winter Olympiad and the winter Olympics continued to play a part in the sporting calendar every four years; independent of the summer Olympics.
Thus two years after the summer Olympics are the winter Olympics and two years later, the next summer Olympics.
1800-olympics.com /WinterOlympics   (163 words)

 Who Won The Gold Medal In The 1980 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012...
for his country at two Olympics, and was the last man cut from the 1960 team, which won AmericaÂ’s first Olympic gold medal in...
Men's Hockey Team, after being awarded the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
gold-medal.new130deals.info /who-won-the-gold-medal-in-the-1980-winter-olympics.html   (448 words)

 NBCOlympics.com - TV Listings -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Olympics coverage on the cable networks of NBC Universal reached 62.3 million total, unduplicated viewers through Friday, up 18 percent from February 2005 (52.7 million), and up 31 percent from the cable reach during the Salt Lake Games (47.5 million).
The Olympics (through Thursday, 2/23, the last available date) are attracting an audience with a median age of 48.7 years, 3.4 years younger than the February 2005 average, 6.0 years younger than the prior four week time period average, and 5.3 years younger than the pre-Olympic first quarter average.
USA Network: The Olympics on USA Network averaged 906,000 viewers (0.68 HH rating), up 29 percent over the same time periods in Feb. 2005.
www.nbcolympics.com /tv/index.html   (1539 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for olympics
The 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics were held in the village, and a
The principal base for climbing Mont Blanc and for visiting the Mer de Glace, it is a popular summer and winter resort.
Detroit, Mich. A member of the 1912 U.S. Olympic track and field team, he became a leader of the Olympic movement and an unyielding spokesperson for amateur sports.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=olympics&StartAt=11   (647 words)

 Experience the Winter Olympics in New York
The Olympic Regional Development Authority operates a number of attractions for families to visit and have provided some highlights which your family may enjoy during a visit to Lake Placid.
The 1980 Arena is best known as the home of the USA Hockey "Miracle on Ice" and is the permanent home for the USA Women's National Hockey Team.
In the winter months (December- March) the Oval is used for training and is open to the public for recreational skating.
www.hotelfun4kids.com /travelnews/familyattract/usfamilyatt/olympic.htm   (1249 words)

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