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  Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, two years after French educator Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games of ancient Greece be revived to promote a more peaceful world.
Although the Olympic Charter, the official constitution of the Olympic movement, proclaims that the Olympics are contests among individuals and not among nations, the IOC assigns to the various NOCs the task of selecting national Olympic teams.
Women’s Olympic sports have grown significantly since then, and currently women account for approximately half of the members of teams, except in teams from Islamic nations, where the level of female participation is generally lower.
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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 (1937-1945).
In 1952, the Winter Games came to Norway, considered to be the birthplace of modern skiing.
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 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
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.
After not being able to host the Games in 1944 due to the war, Cortina d'Ampezzo was able to organize the 1956 Winter Olympics.
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 Learn more about Olympic Games in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /o/ol/olympic_games.html   (1183 words)

  
 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.
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.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Winter Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Winter Olympic Games, or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
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.
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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.
www.worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Olympic Games - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Olympic_Games   (1135 words)

  
 The Voice of Russia ( Olympic games 2002 )
Unlike previous games that were held in small towns, for the first time Olympic games were held in a capital of a European country, a favourite country in winter games.
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.
www.vor.ru /Olymp/history_eng.html   (6445 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006 - Athens Info Guide
The game is played on ice and the two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg (42,1 pound) stone towards the middle of a series of concentric circles.
The first Olympic Games to include ice hockey for men were the Antwerp Games in 1920.
Speed skating at the Olympic Games consists of ten events: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m for both woman and men, 3000m for women, 10,000m for men, and Team pursuit for women and men.
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 1992 Winter Olympics at AllExperts
The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France.
These were the last Winter Games to be staged in the same year as the Summer Games.
The 1992 Games were as of today the last ones where the speed skating venue was outdoors.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1992_winter_olympics.htm   (374 words)

  
 United States Olympic Committee - Speedskating
At the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada she won gold in the 500 meters, bronze in the 1000 meters and was fourth in the 1500 meters.
At the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, Blair again won gold in the 500 meters, and the 1000 meters and finished 21st in the 1500 meters.
In her final Olympic Winter Games in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, she went out where she had been for so long, on top, winning gold in the 500 meters and 1000 meters and coming in fourth in the 1500 meters.
www.usolympicteam.com /36370_37225.htm   (714 words)

  
 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Winter Olympic Games, or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
The Italian city of Turin (Torino) will host the next Winter Olympics in 2006, and then Vancouver, Canada in 2010.
American skater Nancy Kerrigan had been assaulted some months before the Games by the ex-husband of opponent Tonya Harding.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.html   (5149 words)

  
 Cool Attractions - Olympic History
As Salt Lake City prepares for the 19th Olympic Winter Games, constructing multi-million dollar venues, landing corporate sponsorships, and adjusting the city's infrastructure to accommodate the temporarily swollen population, all eyes are on the future.
The Olympics have always reflected the political goings-on in the world, and for this reason, the 1964 games in Innsbruck, Austria were particularly noteworthy.
These games were plagued with a lack of snow, so in a panic, the Austrian army carved 20,000 blocks of ice from a mountaintop and rushed them to the luge and bobsled runs.
www.saltlakecity.coolattractions.com /history.html   (862 words)

  
 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad are being held in Athens, Greece.
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   (1145 words)

  
 KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Curling
At the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Winter Games, it was a demonstration sport for both men and women.
At the Olympic Games, both women and men compete in ten-team events.
The game is played on ice, and the two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg stone towards a series of concentric circles.
www.kiat.net /olympics/sports/winter/curling.html   (435 words)

  
 MorSports: Olympic Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Members of the MorSports team have been involved in the last ten Olympic Games and we are preparing for the next Olympic Games in Turin, Italy and Beijing, China.
The Olympics is an ideal setting for corporate hospitality.
Gala Celebration in tribute to the 2002 Winter Olympic and Para Olympians who represented the U.S. in Salt Lake City.
www.morsports.com /olympic.htm   (362 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Olympic committee of Bosnia is scheduled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Winter Games to day in Sarajevo.
One group, the No Games 2010 Coalition in Vancouver, vowed to be the "watchdog" of the committee, making sure that not too much money would be spent on the games, and stating they would be on the watch for corruption.
The No 2010 Games Coalition stated that their monitoring will make the games even better, but were saddened because, "the Games do not serve the best interests of all the people of British Columbia.
www.internationalgames.net /olympicwtr.htm   (476 words)

  
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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).
www.askmytutor.co.uk /w/wi/winter_olympic_games.html   (273 words)

  
 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Bromantan
Michele Verdier, spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), says this is the first time bromantan—a stimulant and a masking agent—has been detected at the Olympic Games, She says bromantan is similar to mesocarb, a stimulant classified as a class A banned substance by the IOC.
On Tuesday (July 30) her team physician and coach were ejected from the Olympics by the IOC for drug-related offenses, and another Russian swimmer, Nina Zhivanevskaya, tested positive for the same drug.
The Russian National Olympic Committee has appealed the disqualification of its medalists on the grounds that the substance is not found on the IOC's list of prohibited substances.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/1996/olympics/drug.htm   (444 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The First Olympic Winter Games were staged in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
Over the next 68 years, the Winter Games were held in the same year as the Summer Games.
Now the Winter Olympics, while still held every four years, are staged in a different year than the Summer Games.
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 Winter Games History
The victors of the early Games were crowned with wreaths made from a sacred olive tree near the temple of Zeus.
Although figure skating had been introduced to the Olympic program as early as 1908, with ice hockey added in 1920, it was not until 1921 that the decision was made to create a separate Olympic event for winter sports.
The first Winter Olympics that occurred in 1924 were called the "International Winter Sports Week." The games were such a success, that in 1925, the International Olympic Committee decided to create a separate Winter Olympic Games and retroactively designated the 1924 events as the first Winter Olympics.
www.wintergamesarchive.com /History.aspx   (646 words)

  
 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).
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.shtml   (298 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
As the first Winter Olympics of the post-Cold War era, the Albertville Games in France had former Soviet athletes competing under a single banner dubbed the “Unified Team.” Some other former Soviet republics like Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, entered as sovereign nations.
Because 1992 was also the first year the sport was open to women, she was the first to win bronze at this event.
Having won bronze in the 15km race at the Albertville Olympic Games, she decided to train independently of the federation by way of corporate sponsorships and personal savings.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1992albertville.shtml   (1174 words)

  
 Past Olympic Games | Olympic Spirit | Visa Olympic Partnership
For the first time in modern history, during the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games a sporting event was held in the Ancient Olympia Stadium.
Even though mens' bobsleigh has been an Olympic sport since 1924, womens' bobsleigh is included for the first time at these Olympic Games.
Tennis returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 64 years; Steffi Graf wins the women's title.
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 Monster - Official Sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team
Christopher Coleman was the brakeman on the USA1 four-man bobsled in the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, and again in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994.
Today Coleman, who earned his MBA degree in marketing while training for the '94 games, works as an account manager for Olympic Properties of the United States, a joint venture between the United States Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee.
I knew I wasn't quite Olympic caliber in track and field so I worked really hard and latched onto the opportunity I was given in bobsledding.
about.monster.com /olympic/olympians/coleman   (915 words)

  
 MSN Encarta
The Winter Olympics demand strength, precision, and an unusual ability to endure bone-chilling cold.
This speed skater won gold medals at the 1988, 1992, and 1994 Winter Olympics.
The mascots of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, are
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Albertville 1992
16 October 1986 - 91st IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland - Albertville was elected to be the host of the XVIth Olympic Winter Games in 1992..
Perhaps it was fitting that France, the birthplace of Pierre de Coubertin,the founder of the modern Olympics, was home to the first post-Cold War Games.
Particularly difficult to swallow was his fourth-place finish in the 500m, as he was the world-record holder.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w16albertville.html   (394 words)

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