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  1994 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
For the first time, the Winter Olympics were not held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympic flame was brought into the stadium by a ski jumper.
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 MSN Encarta - Winter Olympics
The Olympics organization is headed by a president, elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for an initial period of eight years.
From the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, the winter and summer games began to be alternated in even-numbered years.
Men’s speed skating was introduced at the inaugural Winter Olympics; the women had to wait until 1960 for their inclusion.
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In 1986 the IOC voted to change the schedule of the Olympic Games so that the Summer and Winter Games would be held in different years.
The 1994 Games were extremely well organised and the Norwegian host' natural love of winter sports added a refreshing purity of spirit.
Since 1994, the Olympic Winter Games and the Games of the Olympiad are held alternately every two years.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1994   (285 words)

 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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1298 words)

 Winter Olympics: The Coolest Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The first winter Olympic-level games were held in 1924, but the IOC (International Olympic Committee) did not decide to host a Winter Olympics until their 1925 meeting.
The figure skater who took the world by storm at the 2002 Winter Olympics and is a favorite to win gold in the 2006 Olympics talks about her childhood and her long training to become a champion.
Olympic style games for athletes with a disability were organized for the first time in Rome in 1960 and are now called Paralympics.
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 Australia - Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Although the first official Winter Games were held at Chamonix in 1924, figure skating for men, women and pairs were held at the 1908 Summer Games, and Ice hockey was played at the 1920 Summer Games.
Colin Coates improved his performance from the previous Olympics to be placed 11th in the 1000m, 10th in the 5000m, 8th in the 1500m and 6th in the 10000m speed skating.
To alternated Summer and Winter Olympic Games the Olympics will no longer be held in the same year, there will be two years between the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
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 Winter Olympics 1994 Exhibition
Since Norway's application for 1992 Olympics had been refused two years previously, Ole Skjetne and company had gone on working with unquenchable optimism, and now they could show that Norway's application was perfectly serious: there stood Kristin Hall, ready and waiting.
Håkon Hall is part of the Lillehammer Olympic Park at Stampesletta, the plans for which where drawn up by Østgaard Arkitekter AS.
The Olympic Amphitheatre vas the venue for figure-skating and short-track speed skating during the Fames.
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 Nancy Kerrigan - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She captured national attention beyond the skating world on January 6, 1994, when she was clubbed in the knee by Shane Stant, who was hired to do harm to her by Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and friend Shawn Eckhardt.
Just a month after the attack, Kerrigan went on to win the silver medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer (second to Oksana Baiul), with what was undoubtedly the best performance of her career.
She was criticized for leaving the Olympic venue before the closing ceremonies to take part in a pre-arranged publicity parade at Walt Disney World, her $2 million sponsor, and then for being caught on microphone during the parade saying "This is dumb.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Nancy_Kerrigan   (762 words)

 TSN : olympics - Canada's Sports Leader
The International Olympic Committee executive board will meet in June 2006 to decide whether to accept all the applicants or trim the field to a short list of finalists.
Sofia, Bulgaria - was among four finalists for the 1994 Winter Olympics with Lillehammer, Ostersund and Anchorage.
Finished fourth in first round balloting and was dropped from further consideration; was among seven finalists for the 1992 Winter Olympics with Albertville, Falun, Lillehammer, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Anchorage and Berchtesgaden.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature.asp?fid=7228   (384 words)

 Winter Olympic moments - Sport - smh.com.au
At the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean catapulted ice-dancing to a new level with their enthralling interpretation of Bolero.
Olympic bobsled champion Irv Blitzer was persuaded by runner Derice Bannock and his go-kart pal Sanka to train them for the Games.
But it was a long time before the first winter Olympic medal, a bronze, was won by the 5000m speed skating relay team comprising Kieran Hansen, Steven Bradbury, Andrew Murtha and Richard Nizielski.
www.smh.com.au /news/sport/winter-olympic-moments/2006/01/27/1138319454214.html   (688 words)

 Current Biography Excerpts: Speed Skating
She is also just the second woman from the United States to win two gold medals in the same Olympics and the first female speed skater from any nation to win consecutive golds in the five-hundred-meter race.
Until February 18, 1994 the speed skater Dan Jansen was one of the most tragic figures in the history of the Olympics.
At the 1994 Winter Olympics, in Lillehammer, Norway, Jansen, the world-record holder in the 500, had a minor slip in his specialty event, leaving him with only one more chance to capture a medal.
www.hwwilson.com /currentbio/speedsk.html   (632 words)

 Commonweal: Downhill & slippery: CBS goes to the Olympics - 1994 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It's Saturday, February 26, 1994, and last night in Lillehammer Nancy Kerrigan got a silver medal, Tonya Harding did uh, something--and CBS picked up a record 48.5 share of the viewing audience--which is, like, they wake you up and force you to watch the show.
Ever since Nancy got whacked at the nationals, America had been in breath-bated expectation of the Showdown in Norway; and as, over the ensuing weeks, it became clear that everybody in Tonya's circle, except maybe Tonya herself and maybe her fourth-grade piano teacher, was in on the whacking, the anticipation was all-consuming.
The claim of the modern Olympics, with its billion-dollar panoply of advertising and endorsement deals, to be a selfless and idealistic international competition is, if such a thing can be, a charming and rather sweet hypocrisy: sort of like your always-snockered maiden aunt who insists that she only occasionally takes a sherry before dinner.
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 Washington Post: 1994 Winter Olympics
The world saw sport at its best and worst at the 1994 Olympics, and American athletes were at center stage.
Even as happy endings go, Dan Jansen's 1994 Olympic experience was just about perfect: a sweet kid from the heartland who did everything the right and honorable way, absorbed numbing setbacks stretching back years and still triumphed at long last, finally winning gold in his final event.
Bonnie Blair confirmed her place as the nation's finest female Olympian ever with a no-frills march to glory in her last Olympic appearance, the 1,000 meters, winning the fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal of a 10-year career.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/history/1994/1994.htm   (350 words)

 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived them to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world.
Beginning in 1994, the Winter and Summer Games were divided and scheduled on four-year cycles, two years apart.
This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29, 2004, offering details on scheduled events from the opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games, biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest articles and lots, lots more.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1084 words)

 Myriam Bedard --  Encyclopædia Britannica
She later won two gold medals in the biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
After only a two-year interlude, the Olympic Winter Games returned in 1994, when a 1986 amendment to the Olympic Charter calling for the Summer and Winter Games to be held alternately every two years went into effect.
Awarded to Lillehammer, the 1994 Olympics were noteworthy for their environmental conservation.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9125228?tocId=9125228   (378 words)

 USOC gives S.L. bid effort new life - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
The area's numerous winter sports facilities and many hotels are some of the area's assets, he said.
Utah's capital city has made past Olympic bids in 1985 that generated muted opposition from environmentalists and groups wary of the city footing the game's bills, reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Anchorage unsuccessfully bid for the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics but has lost favor among USOC members, prompting the committee to break precedent and permit Salt Lake City and others to have a shot at becoming the U.S. bidder, officials said.
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 JS Online: Assistant steadies Olympic athletes with faith, a smile
And with U.S. athletes starting to gather in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics, she is there with her faith-fueled, unremitting optimism to melt doubts, kindle courage and guard their interests.
Now, she is waiting to begin her main role - attending many of the competitive performances as the U.S. official with the responsibility for filing a protest over irregularities, or dealing with controversies such as failed drug tests.
Although there is an Interfaith Center with about 45 chaplains from 22 faiths to serve athletes at the Olympics, demanding schedules and the difficulty of getting through security checkpoints from the residential zone could make it difficult for athletes to take advantage of the center's services, she said.
www.jsonline.com /lifestyle/religion/feb02/17126.asp?format=print   (1197 words)

 MSN Encarta - Cold Gold: A Winter Olympics Quiz
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.
Which Olympic figure skater was known for her camel?
ca.encarta.msn.com /quiz_60/Cold_Gold_A_Winter_Olympics_Quiz.html   (222 words)

 1994 Olympics
The games were the most environmentally friendly Olympics in history as well.
Johann Olav Koss - Johann Olav Koss Born: Oct. 29, 1968 Norwegian speed skater won three gold medals at 1994 Olympics...
STARTING ON BAD NOTE: Some Norwegians want to see the Olympic hymn banned from the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer because they interpret it is a prayer to Zeus.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
October 21, 1999, Aurora, Colo. - Olympic speedskater Dan Jansen, winner of a gold medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics, will present the keynote address at GITA's Annual Conference XXIII, scheduled for March 26-29, 2000, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
Jansen was heavily favored at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
Following a disappointing performance at the 1992 Winter Olympics, Jansen's last shot at an elusive gold medal came at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
www.gita.org /news/press_releases/pr102199.html   (324 words)

 Wikinfo | 1994 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Games of the XVII Winter Olympiad were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Effectuating this vote, the Lillehammer Games were held in 1994, the only time the winter games have been staged two years after the preceding games.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The inaugural Winter Olympics were a resounding success in the picturesque spa town of Chamonix, France.
The 1936 Winter Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen just three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The 1994 Games did not suffer from the quick turnaround as the Lillehammer Olympics are considered among the most successful Winter Games in history.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history   (1189 words)

 My \$.02 On the Olympics
But the Olympics themselves also transfixed me. I was enchanted by the little town of Lillehammer, Norway.
I ate up the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, simply because they were another form of the movement that I loved.
The Olympics were under fire--the ratings were down, and CBS wasn't doing as good of a job (probably due to the fact that they had lost the bid to carry the Winter Olympics until 2010 or something...) It just wasn't magical anymore.
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 1924 Olympics
The first Winter Olympic Games were actually called “The International Winter Sports Week” and went on for 11 days in the French Alps, 60 miles northeast of Grenoble.
Olympic Preview: Fencing - Fencing First Olympic Appearance: 1896 by John Gettings One of the four sports that has been...
Winter Olympics first were held in 1924; where to write to Tonya Harding.
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 Amazon.com: 1994 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating / Sports (1994) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This was because in 1994 it was possible for "professionals" to compete along with the "amateurs," which meant that former gold medallists returned to try and recapture their golden moments.
The tape begins with the Women's competition, and once Harding's laces broke she was out of the running and the contest came down to Kerrigan of the United States and Ukrainian Oksana Baiul, who ended up winning the gold by one-tenth of a point.
Ironically, after 1994 it was Baiul whose life became a soap opera.
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 The Daily Camera: Winter Olympics 2006
TURIN, Italy — Joey Cheek was 14 years old and sitting on his living room floor, his eyes glued to the TV broadcast of the 1994 Winter Olympics, when his life's mission became clear.
That gave Cheek a lead of nearly 0.40 seconds heading into the second race — a margin unheard of in an event in which the outcome is typically settled by hundredths of a second.
He'll retire from speedskating after these Olympics, he announced, and enroll in college in the fall to study economics.
www.dailycamera.com /bdc/winter_olympics/article/0,2585,BDC_24862_4465283,00.html   (1012 words)

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