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  2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The main Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed only two months before the games opened, with the sliding over of a futuristic glass roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

 1992 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lit the Olympic Flame by firing a burning arrow towards the cauldron.
South Africa was allowed again to participate in the Olympics after a 28 years suspension in the Olympic Games for its apartheid policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (725 words)

 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The tale of Hitler snubbing Owens at the ensuing medal ceremony is, however, apocryphal.
Rower Jack Beresford won his fifth Olympic medal in the sport, and his third gold medal.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1936_summer_olympics.html   (481 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)

 SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: History of the Games
The Olympic code of amateurism was broken when professional athletes were allowed to participate in the 1992 Games.
The city of Barcelona spent $8 billion on the Olympics and the facilities were breathtaking.
Canadian rower Laumann, a definite favourite for a gold medal in Barcelona, was severely injured two months before the Games when a German crew's boat sliced through the muscle of her right leg during warm-up at a regatta in Germany.
www.canoe.ca /2000GamesHistory/1992games.html   (342 words)

 1932 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Babe Didrikson won two gold medals in the javelin and the hurdles event, and competed in a jump-off for a third in the high jump.
Poland's Stanisława Walasiewicz won the gold medal in the women's 100 meters; she would also win the silver medal in the event four years later.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/1932_Summer_Olympics   (379 words)

 Wikipedia: 1994 Winter Olympics
In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the summer and winter games would be arranged in alternating even-numbered years.
For the first time, the Winter Olympics are not held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympic flame is brought into the stadium by a ski jumper.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1994_winter_olympics.html   (224 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The true origin of the modern Olympics was acknowledged by De Coubertin as being in Much Wenlock, a rural market town in the English county of Shropshire.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics   (3849 words)

 Fast Facts About Olympic Sailing
The U.S. won its first Olympic Yachting medals at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, taking gold in the Star and 8 Meter classes, and silver in the 6 Meter class.
The U.S. is the undisputed leader in Olympic sailing, with a total medal record of 54.
The oldest Olympic class boat is the Star, which debuted in 1932 and has been sailed in every Olympiad since, with the exception of 1976.
www.ussailing.org /olympics/fastfacts.htm   (499 words)

 Canada at the Olympics
The Summer and Winter Olympic games were held during the same year up to and including 1992, after which the same-year format was dropped.
They captured the GOLD medal in the 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932 (they are the only team ever to win 4 Gold medals in 4 successive Games - 1920 to 1932), 1948, 1952, and (exactly 50 years later), won the Gold medal by defeatiing the USA in the 2002 Winter Games.
The Summer and Winter Paralympic games were held during the same year up to and including 1992, after which the same-year format was dropped.
members.shaw.ca /kcic1/olympics.html   (714 words)

 Short Track Speed Skating: Hopes Hang On Ohno - Olympics 2006
Fu Tianyu enters her first Olympics as a medal contender in the 500 meter and 3000 meter relay.
She earned four bronze medals (500 meter, 1500 meter, 3000 meter and overall) at the 2004 U.S. Short Track Championships, and is the American women's record holder in the 1000 meter.
She is Canada's only female Olympic short track skater that trains in Calgary, with the rest of the women's team training in Montreal, leaving her to train with all men -- a situation that she believes makes her faster.
www.local6.com /olympics2006/6207509/detail.html   (1646 words)

 ipedia.com: 1968 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
US discus thrower Al Oerter, wins his fourth consecutive gold medal in the event to become only the second athlete to achieve this in an individual event.
Dick Fosbury wins the gold medal in the high jump using the radical Fosbury flop technique, which quickly became the dominant technique in the event.
In the medal award ceremony, fl athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos (USA) raise their fl-gloved fists as a symbol of "Black Power".
www.ipedia.com /1968_summer_olympics.html   (321 words)

 1992 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated with their own teams for the first time since 1936.
Baseball was introduced at the Olympics, with Cuba won the gold medal, Chinese Taipei got silver medal and Japan was Bronze medal.
1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Frederic Blackburn won two medals, a silver as a member of the relay team and another silver in the 1,000 event.
Canada’s last medal, a silver, came on the final day of competition, courtesy of the men’s hockey team, which lost to the Unified Team in the final.
Because 1992 was also the first year the sport was open to women, she was the first to win bronze at this event.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1992albertville.shtml   (1174 words)

 Vyuz San Diego
When I attended the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, a relative handful of fans were obsessed with seeing the first of the basketball “Dream Teams.” Like most of my fellow Olympic fans, I had no interest whatsoever and ducked out of clubs when any members of the team entered with their entourages.
But it wasn’t the medal that thrilled me, it was the come-from-behind, do-or-die, gotta-make-it buzzer beater that had me clapping.
Anything less than a dismal short program would have had him on the medal stand, and as a friend of mine observed, “Evan might not have gotten a medal, but he got the hearts of America and the world for his courageous comeback.” Those are the stories that matter, not the medals.
www.vyuz.com /022706_Olympics.htm   (666 words)

 1980 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America.
An unfancied amateur United States ice hockey team win the gold medal, defeating Finland in the final.
Their extraordinary upset victory over the heavy favourite Soviet team in the semifinal becomes known as the "Miracle On Ice" in the US press.
www.knowallabout.com /1/19/1980_winter_olympics.html   (170 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.
Their defeat of the Soviet team in the medal round became known as the "Miracle on Ice" in the US press.
www.bookrags.com /1980_Winter_Olympics   (1204 words)

 1968 Summer Olympics Summary
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968.
Dick Fosbury won the gold medal in the high jump using the radical Fosbury flop technique, which quickly became the dominant technique in the event.
In the 200 m medal award ceremony, two African-American athletes Tommie Smith (gold) and John Carlos (bronze) raised their fl-gloved fists as a symbol of Black Power.
www.bookrags.com /1968_Summer_Olympics   (1108 words)

 American Track and Field -- Feature Article
Several years of confusion ensued between the two Chinas and the International Olympic Committee, and after Taiwan was recognized as "China" during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the country known as the People's Republic of China disappeared from the Olympic movement entirely.
The Seoul haul in 1988 was a commendable 28 medals, for eleventh overall in the medal count.
They've won 50 or more medals in the four summer Olympics since then, and in 2004, their 63 medals brought them to second overall in the medal count behind the United States.
www.american-trackandfield.com /features/beijingjournal05nazzaro2.html   (860 words)

 CNN Cold War - Spotlight: Olympic boycotts
If they won medals, those athletes were greeted on the medal stand by the Olympic hymn and flag, rather than their national anthem and flag.
The '84 Olympics were a bonanza for the United States in the medal count as well.
Buerkle accepts that politics is part of the Olympics -- "It's the way they've always been," he says -- and believes that the games can be a positive political force, as with a 28-year ban against the apartheid regime in South Africa.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/20/spotlight   (815 words)

 The Olympics and Cultural Hegemony, Obijiofor and Inayatullah, ProutWorld
The Olympics flame passing on unextinguished from ancient Athens to the modern era is about the unproblematic transmission of Hellenic values to global culture.
By promoting the importance of winning, Olympics sponsors are propagating the message that winners are superior, that winners are from the West, and that the non-West are losers and are therefore inferior to the West.
Olympic sports, from a feminist perspective, have either developed from a warrior tradition such as fencing or from from leisure time, that is, when women were taking care of the home economy.
www.proutworld.org /features/olympics.htm   (2165 words)

 TWINSTUFF.COM--Olympic Twins
Both twins won gold medals in relays at the 2001 World Championships (one in the shorter relay, one in the 4x400 relay), and Gabi competed in the 2000 Olympics, also in the relays.
Repeated that medal count with four more medals in Athens with a gold in the 50M Free (24.58), a silver in the 100M Free (54.12), a bronze in the 100M Butterfly (57.99) and a bronze in the 4x100 Free Relay (3:37.59).
His medals were later stripped because of a professional baseball contract he had signed in 1909, but the IOC lifted the ban in 1982 and returned his medals to his family.
www.twinstuff.com /twinolympics.htm   (3381 words)

 NPR : Turin Olympics Diary
That's when the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for professionals to compete in the Olympics if the governing federations of participating sports decided it was okay.
But International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge could not be faulted when he said this of Johann Olav Koss: "Many champions at the end of their career bask in their glory, after years of hard work.
But two years ago, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Romney and his wife Ann were left wondering where all the love went, at least when they first arrived.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5197693   (3819 words)

 Long Track Speed Skating: Returning Medalists To Face Off - Olympics 2006
According to the official Olympic site, two teams made up of three athletes start at the same time from two different sides of the track and each of the team members faces the bends by "leading" or guiding the team in turns.
The 500-meters is the only Olympic event in this category in which the skaters skate in two races with the combined time used for the final results.
She will attempt to medal again, as she has qualified for each of these events, as well as, the 500 meter.
www.ktvu.com /olympics2006/6207506/detail.html   (1177 words)

 Olympics - Olympic Basketball
The USA, gold medalists in 12 of the 14 Olympics in which it has played, including the last three when NBA players have participated (1992, 1996, 2000), must earn a qualifying spot for the 2004 Olympic Games.
USA Basketball has had to qualify for the Olympics through a zone qualifying tournament twice before, 1992 in Portland, Oregon, and 1999 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Americans in 1992 rolled to a 6-0 record, won the gold medal and earned a qualifying berth in the ‘92 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona.
www.insidehoops.com /olympic-qualifiers-2003.shtml   (231 words)

 OLYMPIC STATISTICS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The ranking is performed neither according to gold medal nor medal total but according to points (3 points for a gold, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze).
In some cases, you will find "half medals": in the early Olympics, some people had unprecise nationality, therefore two countries shared the medal.
It includes all Olympic results from Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000 (when sport is completed), and Chamonix 1924 to Salt Lake City 2002..
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 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lights the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow into the cauldron.
Yugoslav athletes are not allowed to participate with their own team, but may compete under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

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