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  Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Whistler Olympic Games
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010.
The Canadian Olympic Committee, as the NOC of the host country, has pledged to obtain the most gold medals of any country at the 2010 Winter Olympics, due to its failures to obtain a gold at both the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Per Olympic tradition, current Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which was also attended by the premier of British Columbia, Gordon Campbell, himself a Vancouver native, and Governor General Michaëlle Jean.
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  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Jacques Rogge, presiding over his first Olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the "horrific tragedy" of that day and the IOC stands united with them in promoting the committee's ideals.
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 Olympic Games
A special edition for winter sports, the Winter Olympic Games, started in 1924; since 1994 these are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Winter Olympic Games or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
In 1952 the Winter Games came to considered to be the birthplace of modern As a tribute the Olympic Flame was lit in the fireplace of home of skiing pioneer Sondre Nordheim.
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.
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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
The Winter Olympic Games are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
The First Olympic Winter Games were inaugurated on January 25, 1924 in Chamonix, France, although at the time they were not yet called Olympic Winter Games.
Since 1994, the Winter Games are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad (or Summer Olympics).
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 1984 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.
Readers of Yugoslav newspapers were asked to choose the mascot for the 1984 Winter Olympics from a list of six finalists.
A record of 49 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.
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 The Voice of Russia ( Olympic games 2002 )
The 16th winter games in Alberville, France in 1992 was attended by 1804 athletes from 65 countries vying for 57 complex of medals.
The games in Alberville were swelled by 15 new events and debuting were the women 3 by 7,5 kilometre biathlon relay, the 7,5 and 15 kilometre races, the women 30 kilometre ski pursuit race instead of the 20 kilometre distance.
The games in Lillehammer were the first in which sportsmen and women from the former Soviet Union competed under their own flag and of course Russia had the largest contingent and as a result won more gold medals.
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 olympic games summer and winter locations and history of the games
The Olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia and though there were important athletic competitions held in other Greek cities in ancient times, the Olympic Games were regarded as the most prestigious.
Participation in the Olympic Games was originally limited to free born Greeks, but as Greek civilization was spread by the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Games drew entrants from as far away as Antioch, Sidon and Alexandria.
Coubertin and his colleagues of the newly formed International Olympic Committee eventually prevailed, and the first Olympic Games of the modern era were inaugurated by the King of Greece in the first week of April 1896.
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Calgary 1988
Olympic Alpine skiing added a men's and women's super-giant slalom, and re-introduced a men's and women's Alpine combined, after a 36-year hiatus.
Jamaica made its Winter Olympic debut with a four-man bobsled team and, although it was not foreseen, Soviet athletes would be competing under the hammer and sickle for the last time.
In the bobsled, the stories were not those of the eventual winners, the Soviets in the two-man and the Swiss in the four-man, but rather of the Jamaicans having a bobsled team at all and of Prince Albert of Monaco competing.
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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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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
Los Angeles 28 July 1984 : the spectacle.
Official opening of the Games by: President of the United States of America Ronald Reagan
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: Rafer Johnson (decathlete)
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1984   (213 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - ATHLETES
For example, to find out the list of all gold medallists in alpine skiing - downhill, select skiing for the sport, then alpine skiing for the discipline, then downhill for the event.
The Olympic medal winner database is compiled using data taken from official publications containing Olympic results produced by the Organising Committees at the end of each edition of the Games.
As the information is not yet fully standardised, we recommend that you search by nation, sport, Olympic Games, etc.
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 Coca-Cola - Press Center - Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games
The Berlin 1936 Olympic Games marked the debut of the modern Olympic Torch Relay, with the Olympic Flame being delivered from Olympia, Greece, to Germany.
Olympic Pin Trading Center in nearby Courchevel, allowed disc jockeys from nearly 30 major U.S. cities to deliver live reports about the athletic events, special activities and the spectacle of the Olympic Games to a daily listening audience of approximately 5 million.
Olympic City attraction in Atlanta provided fans an opportunity to test their Olympic Games abilities in virtual reality challenges, a place to receive tips from coaching legends, and a chance to meet and greet Olympians.
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 The Winter Olympics
Organizers of the 1916 Summer Games in Berlin planned to introduce a “Skiing Olympia,” featuring nordic events in the Black Forest, but the Games were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
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.
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President, this year Yugoslavia is host of the winter Olympic games and the United States of the summer Olympics.
Athletes, visitors, and Olympic officials have commented that they have never seen a better organized Olympics, and the hospitality of the people of Sarajevo is unsurpassed.
In ancient Greece, the Olympic games were a celebration of human excellence, not of nation states or political systems.
www.reagan.utexas.edu /archives/speeches/1984/21884b.htm   (546 words)

  
 Katarina Witt
At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, she became the first figure skater since Sonja Henie (in 1932) to win a second Olympic gold medal.
She turned professional in the summer of 1988 and could not participate in the 1992 Winter Olympics; Witt maintained her place in the public eye as a CBS television commentator for the figure skating competition.
After professional skaters were admitted into Olympic competition, she returned to skate in the 1994 Olympic Games at Lillehammer, Norway.
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 Balkan-Scissors: Olympic Games - 1984 - Sarajevo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 60-year history of the Winter Olympics, not once had a Soviet Bloc nation hosted the Cold Games; then Sarajevo got the bid in 1984.
By all accounts the Sarajevo Games were a resounding success with no hint of the tragic civil war that would devastate the soon-to-be former Yugoslav capital in the next few years.
The only major threat to the success of the Olympics in 1984 came in the deficiency of the key ingredient to the Winter Games, namely snow.
balkan-scissors.blogspot.com /2006/02/olympic-games-1984-sarajevo.html   (203 words)

  
 3rd Period -- International Hockey - Olympic Games
For years, a major bone of contention has been the interpretation of the word Amateur in the framework of the Olympic Games.
In the sixteen Olympic Games in which Canada has participated, it has won six gold medals and twelve medals overall.
While Canada did not medal in the '98 Games, Canada is expected to be a favourite in future Olympics with a roster full of the very best players from hockey's number one hockey nation.
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 1984 Olympics
In 1980, the Soviet Union and East Germany finished the Winter Games in a virtual tie for the unofficial team championship.
In 1984, the East Germans edged into the lead in the battle of state-controlled athletic programs, winning three more golds (9–6), while the Soviets won one more overall medal (25–24).
The U.S. Olympic Committee, which picked Los Angeles as one of five final cities for a possible bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics,......
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 1984
For the first time, an Olympic Games came to the Balkans.
Although the Soviet Union would finish the Sarajevo Games with the most medals, 25, it was the East Germans who would strike gold the most, with individuals and teams finishing first in ski jumping, women's figure skating, women's speedskating, women's luge, and the two-man and four-man bobsled for a total of nine gold medals.
Instead of the bloodshed that haunted the country for much of the 1990s, the Sarajevo Games gave the people of Yugoslavia a chance to come together and celebrate in the Olympic spirit.
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 Washingtonpost.com: Winter Olympics History
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The United States, seeded seventh in a 12-team field, stuns the mighty Soviet Union, 4-3, on its way to the 1980 gold medal in the greatest upset in Olympic hockey history.
For a month leading up to the 1994 Games, the world was mesmerized by reports that figure skater Tonya Harding had something to do with an attack on teammate Nancy Kerrigan at the U.S. nationals in Detroit.
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 The Winter Olympic Games
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
Disclaimer: This web site is not affiliated with or funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) or the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of any country.
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 sp17   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Zetra Sports Hall hosted the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games, and then served as a venue for various sporting events thereafter.
On May 20, 1992, this landmark's copper roof melted and was consumed by flames after being hit by numerous incendiary shells.
Despite the fire, the Zetra continued to function as a shelter and base for UN forces throughout the siege, and was rebuilt after the war.
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 The Winter Olympics
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 War-scarred Olympic stadium brought back to life   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Next month, this city plans to hold a world-class track meet in the stadium that housed the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.
Shrapnel damage mars the platform holding the Olympic torch.
But the Sept. 9 track meet "means more to us" than the Olympics, he says.
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 SARAJEVO 1984 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Official Poster Reprint - Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina Olympics - IOC/Olympic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This beautiful poster, published by the IOC at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, features a reprint of the official poster for the 1984 Winter Olympics, held in the former Yugoslavia (now Bosnia-Herzegovina).
With a unique, attractive color scheme and a sharp, simple snowflake logo design, this is a spectacular piece of sports art for your wall.
Whether you competed in the games yourself, attended as a fan, are a citizen of the host region, or are simply a fan of the Olympic movement, this is a must for the wall of your home or office!
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 Winter Olympic Games
They feature outdoor winter sports held on ice or snow, such as skiing and ice skating.
Czech Republic, led by Dominik Hasek win men's hockey gold.
Two sets of gold medals awarded in pairs figure skating, to Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, and Russia's Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, because of judging scandal.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.shtml   (298 words)

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