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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tennis at the 1988 Summer Olympics
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-1988-Summer-Olympics   (1319 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1988 Summer Olympics
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Christa Rothenburger[?] becomes the first (and last) athlete to win Olympic medals at the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/19/1988_Summer_Olympics   (319 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
Tennis returns to the Olympics after a 64-year absence, and Steffi Graf adds to her four Grand Slam victories in the year by also winning the Olympic title, beating Gabriela Sabatini in the final.
In an attempt to follow the model of 1964 Tokyo Olympics as a rite of passage for the Japanese economy and re-integration of Japan in the family of nations in the post-war era, the Korean government hoped to use the Olympics as a 'coming out party' for the newly industrialized Korean economy.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=1988_Summer_Olympics   (978 words)

  
 Olympic Games
The ancient Olympic Games were abandoned in AD 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius I, who considered the Games to be a savage celebration.
Olympic is also the name the public sometimes uses for the Greek national airline, Olympic Airways.
Olympic uses varous types or airplanes, like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 for international routes, and the Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 for domestic routes.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/o/ol/olympic_games.shtml   (1103 words)

  
  Bambooweb: 1988 Summer Olympics
South Korea's government became a democracy under the pressure of organising the Olympics.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/1/9/1988_Summer_Olympics.html   (310 words)

  
  Olympics - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, both Spanish and Catalan were official languages of the games, but due to politics surrounding the use of Catalan, the nations entered in French alphabetical order.
The Oslo flag: Was presented to the IOC at the 1952 Winter Olympics by the city of Oslo, Norway, and is passed on to the next organising city of the Winter Olympics.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Olympics   (6551 words)

  
 1988 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
The host was chosen in the September 1981 vote, ahead of the Japanese city of Nagoya.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Seoul Games were again boycotted, led by North Korea and followed by Cuba; the basis of the boycott was South Korea's refusal to co-host the Olympics with North Korea, which rejected all compromise.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1988_summer_olympics.htm   (675 words)

  
 Brainboost - where were the 1988 summer olympics held
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea..
The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, Korea from September 17 through to October 2..
The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea, and the Koreans were determined to win gold medals in boxing, one of their strongest sports.
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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)

  
 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)

  
 1988 Summer Olympics information - Search.com
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Seoul Games were again boycotted, led by North Korea and followed by Cuba; the basis of the boycott was South Korea's refusal to co-host the Olympics with North Korea, which rejected all compromise.
Tennis returns to the Olympics after a 64-year absence, and Steffi Graf adds to her four Grand Slam victories in the year by also winning the Olympic title.
www.search.com /reference/1988_Summer_Olympics   (598 words)

  
 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing, China; the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 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)

  
 Summer Olympics. Team Canada Olympic Teams beijing 2008
Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was at the centre of a steroid scandal during the 1988 summer Games in Seoul.
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)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : The Olympics: Honor Enough   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And although the 1988 summer Olympics were the most competitive ever, with some 9500 athletes vying for about 200 medals, they did score some successes.
Al-Deini summed up the Olympic experience this way: "Certainly medals are important, and they bring international recognition, but the goal of the Games is to promote peace through sports, and that is one of the main reasons we are here.
Competing in only its second Olympics, the Sultanate of Oman was pleased to field a 13-man squad in track, boxing and shooting, Oman's minister of education and youth said.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198902/the.olympics-honor.enough.htm   (2997 words)

  
 OLYMPICS; Sophisticated Doping Begets More Testing - New York Times
Despite all the glorious images of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, it is a haunting image that remains most deeply burned in memory: Ben Johnson, the Canadian sprinter, testing positive for an anabolic steroid two days after he set a world record in winning the 100-meter final.
Yet as the long wait for the 1992 Summer Olympics here narrows to a final week, evidence continues to flow that despite all the increased official effort and improving technology, drug use by athletes not only remains a high-profile problem, but appears to be spreading.
This year, for the first time, athletes from Africa, including the leading female 400-meter runner in world this season, Charity Opara of Nigeria, and her teammate, Chioma Ajunwa, the African women's 100-meter champion, were found to have tested positive for performance-enhancing substances.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9E0CE2DB1539F93AA25754C0A964958260   (567 words)

  
 GBROLYMPICS.COM / LONDON-OLYMPICS.COM - Olympic Games Medallists
The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
Nevertheless all those competitions reported, at one time or another, as Olympic medal events have been included here for the record, with those no longer regarded as official footnoted.
Nationalities given are those of the countries the medallists were representing at the time of the event.
www.london-olympics.com /olympic   (336 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - 1988 Summer Olympics
South Korea's government became a democracy under the pressure of organising the Olympics.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/1988_Summer_Olympic_Games   (493 words)

  
 Bubka, Sergei   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Bubka won the gold medal as expected, but there was disappointment that he failed to set a world record.
By the end of the 1988 season, however, he became the first pole vaulter to clear 6 m (19 ft 8 in).
He was expected to win a second gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and caused a sensation when he failed to qualify for the competition.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Biographies/MainBiographies/B/bubka/01.html   (269 words)

  
 Janet Evans - Biography of Janet Evans
After gaining membership on the 1988 US Olympic team, she went on to win three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, setting a new world record in the 400 meter freestyle event.
Evans won one more gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, after which her times, while good enough to win her membership on the 1996 US Olympic team, were no longer at the championship level.
At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, she would not qualify for the finals of the 400 meter freestyle event, as she had the ninth fastest time in heats.
www.spiritus-temporis.com /janet-evans   (350 words)

  
 STADIUM 64 - Reviews Archive: Summer Olympiad
As you read this, all being well, the 1988 Summer Olympics will be well under way.
Summer Olympiad is worthy of attention if you are short of such games.
Summer Olympiad is a case in point, as each event takes a different perspective from any other sports simulation and, surprisingly enpugh, this makes it seem more than just a recycling of old ideas.
s64.emuunlim.com /reviews/summerolympiad2.htm   (779 words)

  
 Beijing still favored to land 2008 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For reasons ranging from the International Olympic Committee's voting habits to the pressure from U.S. corporations eager to gain access to the world's most populous country, all signs point toward Beijing's landing the 2008 Summer Games.
Olympic sponsorships for 2005-08 could be worth close to $100 million each to the IOC.
Before the Sydney Olympics, he wrote to the leaders of South Korea and North Korea to suggest their delegations march together in the opening ceremony.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2001-04-18-chinaolympics.htm   (1933 words)

  
 Summer Olympics 2000 Chief: Five athletes failed tests in 1988
He said that in 1988, five U.S. athletes tested positive before the Seoul Olympics "and were enlisted at the games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee said the cases had been publicized 12 years ago and the athletes involved were cleared because they used the drug, ephedrine, accidentally.
Pre-games samples in 1988 found eight track athletes with traces of Mahuang, a trade name for ephedrine, contained in a nutritional supplement called Super Charge, according to USOC spokesman Mike Moran.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/news/2000/0924/775264.html   (614 words)

  
 2000 Olympics: Return to archery pays off with Olympic berth
And then, at age 14, she won a bronze medal in the team archery competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
Parker returned to the Olympics in 1992, finishing fifth in the individual competition a year after winning the junior world championship.
Then she hit a bit of a slump, finishing ninth at the 1996 Olympic trials, and she began to drift away from the sport.
www.post-gazette.com /olympics/20000730parker8.asp   (361 words)

  
 ussoccer.com - Men's National Team
CHICAGO (Wednesday, May 1, 2002) - The 1988 Olympics brought the first major international soccer tournament to Asia, and several stars of the 1990 and 1994 World Cups stepped into the international limelight to perform at one of the most memorable soccer tournaments in Olympic history.
After boycotts limited the tournament field in the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, saw the return of a full-strength field to the Olympic Soccer Tournament.
The Americans, who were making their second straight appearance at the Summer Games, turned heads in the opening match of the Group C with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Argentina at Taegu Stadium in Taegu.
www.ussoccer.com /articles/viewArticle.jsp_15424.html   (658 words)

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