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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1984 Summer Olympics
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit[?].
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tennis at the 1984 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, reflected a changed political landscape: the 172 participating nations and territories included the Unified Team (with athletes from 12 former Soviet republics), a reunited Germany, and South Africa, which was allowed to compete for the first time since 1960.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tennis-at-the-1984-Summer-Olympics   (1071 words)

  
 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)

  
  1984 Summer Olympics
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/1/19/1984_summer_olympics.html   (353 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bruce Kimball   (Site not responding. Last check: )
June 11, 1963, Ann Arbor, Michigan) was an Olympic Silver Medalist diver for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
In 1981 Kimball was struck head-on by a drunken driver.
Bruce Kimball (born June 11, 1963 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) was an Olympic Silver Medalist diver for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
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 1984 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
The 1984 Games were the second to make a profit, after only the 1932 Summer Olympics (also in Los Angeles).
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
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 Grete Waitz Information
However, Waitz did run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich in the 1500 metres, and to support her athletic career she studied at a teachers college.
Norway was one of the countries that decided to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
At the 1984 Summer Olympics she was beaten by Joan Benoit and placed second.
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 Pagan Olympics Page 1
Five Olympic rings formed by the dancers and the heart which they draw in the stadium express this moving, thrilling welcome to all the people of the world.
Runner's representing the host citys (from Athens to Atlanta) of the Modern Olympics depart from the Temple of Zeus in a new light representing the Rebirth of the Olympics.
The so-called Olympic flame was then carried by 3,075 relay runners from Greece, passed from magnesium torch to torch (each one bearing the logo of the German arms manufacturer Krupp), until it finally lit a colossal brazier in the Berlin stadium before the Führer’s approving gaze.
www.retakingamerica.com /indepth_news/news_video_pages/olympic_videos_01.html   (2122 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)

  
 1800-Olympics.com -- Summer Olympics: Olympic Sports: Athletics
Olympic events run on the road are the marathons (men's and women's), the men's 20km and 50km race walks and the women's 10km race walk.
was born on the island of Guadeloupe and represented France at the Olympics.
The German was 16 when she won her first gold in Munich 1972 and returned 12 years later to pick up her second gold medal in Los Angeles.
1800-olympics.com /SummerOlympics/OlympicSports/Athletics.htm   (953 words)

  
 2004 Summer Olympics
Greece was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organise the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
In 1997, they had a bid that was not only founded on their tradition, and they defeated Rome in the last round of voting, after Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Cape Town and San Juan had already received too few votes.
Since then, the International Olympic Committee has expressed its concern over the status of the progress of construction work of the new Olympic venues.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2004_summer_olympics.shtml   (131 words)

  
 2004 Athens Olympics - A site dedicated to Athens 2004 and Past Olympics
Lighting ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Ancient Olympia to start on the 25th of March 2004
This web site is not affiliated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Athens Olympic Committee (ATHOC) or the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of any country.
The word olympic is a trademark of IOC.
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 2006 October--2008 Summer Olympics In Beijing China Blog
Contra Costa Times, CA - Sep 29, 2006…; barring an 11th-hour change of heart by the International Olympic Committee, women’s boxing won’t be part of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
USA Basketball’s path to the 2008 Beijing Olympics became a bit easier Sunday night when FIBA Americas awarded the Tournament of Americas to Las Vegas next summer.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–As China races to spiff up for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Southern Baptist workers are preparing for a different kind of gold.
www.2008-summer-olympics-beijing-china.com /blog/2006/10   (940 words)

  
 Egypt in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The original Olympics were held every four years for a span that lasted for almost eight centuries.
At Minsk in May of 2004, Nahla was the biggest star in the field of 262 competitors in both men's and women's weightlifting, and so not surprisingly, even Sport's Illustrated has picked her for Gold in the Women's 75 kg (165 lbs) event at Athens.
Egypt's best results in the Olympic pool came in 2000 in Sydney when Egypt's retired golden fish Ranya Elwany reached the final B and clinched the 11th spot.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/egypt2004olympics.htm   (1359 words)

  
 1800-Olympics.com -- Summer Olympics: Olympic Sports: Equestrian
The Olympic three-day event is the complete equestrian test (including as it does the disciplines of dressage, cross-country and show jumping); an overall show of horsemanship, where men and women compete together and the star of the show is often the horse.
Dressage is a sort of dance on horseback, where the rider steers the horse to perform a series of intricate stepping manoeuvres.
At the Munich 1972 Olympics, Linsenhoff, also won the individual event, and added a silver medal in the team event.
1800-olympics.com /SummerOlympics/OlympicSports/Equestrian.htm   (759 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
After the terrorist attack in 1972 and the financial disaster of 1976, only Los Angeles bid for the right to host the 1984 Olympic Games.
As the Los Angeles Games were the first since 1896 to be staged without government financing, the organisers depended heavily on existing facilities and corporate sponsors.
Although criticised at the time, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games became the model for future Games, particularly after it was revealed that they had produced a profit of US$ 223 million.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1984   (257 words)

  
 databaseOlympics.com - Olympic results for all Winter and Summer Olympics
DatabaseOlympics.com is your source for every Summer and Winter Olympics medal winner!
If you have any information that you'd like to add or anything you want us to add, please send us a message here.
databaseOlympics is not associated with the Olympics or IOC.
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 Bambooweb: 1984 Summer Olympics
Following the IOC agreement to designate the Republic of China (Taiwan) "Chinese Taipei", the People's Republic of China appears the Olympics as "China" and wins 15 gold medals.
In weightlifting, athletes from the Chinese Taipei and China teams win medals at the same event.
Mary Lou Retton becomes the first gymnast outside Eastern Europe to win the gymnastics all-around competition.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/1/9/1984_Summer_Olympics.html   (343 words)

  
 Sam the Eagle. Mascot of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I'm Sam the Eagle, mascot of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
From my red, white and blue colors, you can see that I'm really proud that the Olympic Games came to the United States.
The folks over at the Walt Disney Company designed me. You might have heard of them.
www.aafla.org /6oic/OlympicPrimer/sam.htm   (61 words)

  
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SPI-designed color cachets on covers or postal stationery are printed and serviced periodically to commemorate first day issues of United States sport and Olympic stamps.
1979 Summer Olympic block of 4 on one cover
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