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  1994 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
The Olympic flame was brought into the stadium by ski jumper Stein Gruben.
After repeated Olympic frustration since 1988, American speed skater Dan Jansen finally won a gold medal, setting a world record in the men's 1000 m (1:12.43) in his last Winter Olympic race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1994_Winter_Olympics   (707 words)

 Wikipedia: 1994 Winter Olympics
The Games of the XVII Winter Olympiad were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
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)

 Winter Olympics: A Tale of Two Countries
It was the most dismal Olympics on record from a Norwegian point of view with not a single gold medal and a meager 5 medals in all.
Many of Norway's winter sports heroes are developed in small, isolated towns where being outside and active forms a good starting point for the development of future skiers, ski jumpers and speed skaters.
A third downside of the Norwegian Olympic success may well be that it promotes the frightening trend that Norway is becoming a population of spectators, cheering on the chosen few.
sportsci.org /news/news9803/olympics.html   (1579 words)

 USATODAY.com - Germany, U.S. finish 1-2 in medal count   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
And 11 countries won at least 10 medals — the previous mark was 10 countries at Nagano in 1998.
With 19 medals in Torino, Norway's overall total reached 283, but only two of the latest medals were gold; by himself, biathlon star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had been expected to win several golds.
There were other breakthroughs: Tanja Poutiainen gave Finland its first medal in Alpine skiing with a silver in women's giant slalom, and Shizuka Arakawa, with her elegant free skate, gave Japan its first gold medal in figure skating.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/torino/2006-02-26-medal-finale_x.htm   (767 words)

 NBCOlympics.com - KGW - Street turns to reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Olympic gold medal skier Picabo Street will be covering the Winter Olympics rather than competing in them this year.
The medal -- fl onyx etched with inlaid gold and hanging from a bulky blue and gold ribbon -- is usually out of sight now, juggled from safe to safety deposit box between the occasional public appearance.
Kildow placed fourth three times at the worlds last winter in Bormio, Italy, sobbing when she was beaten out for a podium spot in the downhill.
www.nbcolympics.com /kgw/5087110/detail.html   (698 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
The decision to alternate the Winter and Summer Games was partly economic -- it allowed nations and broadcasters to spread out their expenses -- and partly to allow the Winter Olympics to climb out of the shadow of its higher-profile warm-weather counterpart.
Leading the men’s medal count was none other than cross-country skiier Björn Dæhlie of Norway, with two gold and two silver medals.
After the discovery, the U.S. Olympic committee tried to bar Harding from the Olympics, but she was allowed to compete after threatening a lawsuit.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1994lillehammer.shtml   (1022 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
It has subsequently hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Montreal 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1976_Summer_Olympics   (1212 words)

 The Gazette: Winter Olympics 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ski jumping is one of the original Winter Olympic sports and has evolved in technique and drastically increased to jumps of more than 200 meters.
Cross country skiing was one of the first disciplines on the Winter Olympic program and the sport is believed to be around 5,000 years old.
APOLO OHNO, U.S. The American darling of the Salt Lake City Olympics (except to South Koreans) is poised to match or surpass the gold and silver medals he won in 2002.
www.gazette.com /olympics/display.php?id=1314526   (2882 words)

 Nordic Combined: Finland, Norway Top Contenders - Olympics 2006
Gotwald also had bronze medals in the sprint and team events and will be participating in his fourth Olympics.
He's had tremendous progress since 1994, when he was 37th in the individual.
Gotwald, 30, was fourth in the team competition and 21st in the individual in 1998 before his medal surge in 2002.
www.theindychannel.com /olympics2006/6276536/detail.html   (656 words)

 2006 Winter Olympics Preview -- Outsports.com
When Torino, Italy, was chosen to host the 2006 Winter Olympics seven years ago, I was a freshman student-athlete at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, a place itself buzzing with construction and Olympic excitement.
The medal count was originally created by the media to measure pure and utter American domination, and it serves this purpose very well in the Summer Olympics.
The Winter Games seem blessed with international parity, but if there is a hint of domination it comes from Germany, which has led the medal count in the past two Winter Games, and I suspect will do the same in Torino.
outsports.com /olympics/2006torino/winterolympicspreview.htm   (4920 words)

 Final 2006 Winter Olympic Medal Count   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Here are the final medal counts for the top 5 countries.Germany came in first with 29 total medals while the United States came in second with 25 total medals.
Although the United States came in second for total medals during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, it was the most medals the United States ever got in which the Winter Olympics was held on foreign soil.
The most medals the United States won was in 2002 at Salt Lake City, Utah, in which 34 total medals was won.
www.du.edu /~xyang3/tablepage.htm   (227 words)

 Turks.US Daily News: Germany Edged U.S.A. at Winter Olympics Medal Count
Germany led in Turin in overall medals with 29 and golds with 11, while the Americans won 25 medals overall, nine of them gold.
With 19 medals in Turin, Norway's overall total reached 283, but only two of the latest medals were gold; by himself, biathlon star Ole Einar Bjoerndalen had been expected to win several golds, the games were frustrating for Norway, even though it extended its lead in all-time winter medals.
Latvia's first winter medal, a bronze, went to Martins Rubenis in luge, and Slovakia won its first winter medal thanks to a brand-new Olympic sport, snowboardcross, in which Radoslav Zidek took silver.
www.turks.us /article~story~20060226115335132~mode~print.htm   (514 words)

 TIME.com: Olympic Figure Skating: A Sport on Thin Ice -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
All last week in Salt Lake City's Olympic Village and in many other parts of the world, there was speculation that someone had leaned on Le Gougne to vote for the Russians in exchange for Russia's vote for the French team in the ice-dancing competition.
It was Rogge who pressed on Cinquanta the idea to award a second set of gold medals to Sale and Pelletier--a notion suggested to him by Richard Pound, a Canadian member of the I.O.C. Rogge's joint press conference with Cinquanta was a diplomatic measure, allowing Cinquanta to say that the second gold was his idea.
He was determined not to let the figure-skating fiasco--which had already overshadowed a Winter Games more joyful and exciting than any in recent memory--make the Olympics in general look as phony as professional wrestling.
www.time.com /time/olympics2002/article/0,8599,203477,00.html   (1187 words)

 DHL: Olympic spirit - Dan Jansen
Not bad for a rookie, but in a country which judges its Olympic winners and losers heavily on the medal count, Dan's accomplishment went unnoticed, unmerited and, in the eyes of many Americans, was viewed a disappointment.
The favored speedskater at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada, Dan needed all the courage he could gather when, on the day he was to race in the 500 meters, his sister Jane died from leukemia.
The 1992 Olympic Winter Games brought more disappointment as Dan finished fourth in the 500 meters and 26th in the 1000.
www.dhl-usa.com /olympicspirit/olympics_danJansen.asp   (557 words)

 Luge: German, Italian Veterans Pose Challenges - Olympics 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Luge, which is the French word for toboggan, made its Olympic debut in Innsbruck at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games with three events -- men's, women's and doubles.
Zoeggeler won the silver medal in 1998 and bronze in 1994, and earlier this January secured his fifth overall World Cup luge title.
No U.S. Winter Olympic male athlete has ever won three consecutive medals in as many Games, but this year luge competitors Grimmette and Martin will try to become the first duo to break that mold.
www.wral.com /olympics2006/6409340/detail.html   (741 words)

 Freestyle Skiing: Bloom In Line For Medal - Olympics 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Freestyle skiing, one of the newest medal events at the Olympic Winter Games, will take place in the village of Sauze d'Oulx, which is located 53 miles west of Torino.
At Salt Lake, he won a bronze medal in the event, placing behind gold medal winner Ales Valenta of Czech Republic and silver medalist Joe Pack of the U.S. Grichin's countryman Dmitry Dashinski will also vie for a medal this year.
Pack will try to improve upon his silver medal finish at Salt Lake, as he leads the U.S. aerial squad and returning for a fourth Olympics will be Eric Bergoust, who won gold at the Nagano Games.
www.click2houston.com /olympics2006/6284665/detail.html   (1028 words)

 NPR : The Medals Count
Maybe second-best Winter Olympics ever isn't the stuff of headlines, but it's a stretch to dismiss such a showing as disappointing.
What is notable about the U.S. medal count is how concentrated it is in two events: snowboarding and speedskating.
Gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is also a professional skateboarder; several of the top American speedskaters got their start as inline skaters.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5230652   (480 words)

 Ski Jumping: European Stars Likely To Shine - Olympics 2006
Ski jumping has been an event at every Olympic Winter Games, and in that respect it could be referred to as the "godfather" of extreme winter sports.
Norway, the sport's country of origin, has won the most Olympic medals in ski jumping with 24, but was shut out at the 2002 Games.
Ammann, who is still only 24 years old, shocked the world by winning gold medals in both individual jumping events despite never medaling in a World Cup or world championship event prior to the Olympics.
www.local6.com /olympics2006/6207505/detail.html   (843 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)

 Kwan Pulls Out Of Winter Olympics - Olympics 2006
Kwan, who did not take part in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month because she was hurt, suffered an unrelated injury at practice Saturday morning and the problem worsened during the evening.
She won a silver medal in 1998 and a bronze in 2002.
At Saturday's press conference, Kwan, an alternate for the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, was asked what advice she would give Hughes.
www.channel3000.com /olympics2006/6967120/detail.html   (462 words)

 Ice Hockey: Canada Is Team To Beat - Olympics 2006
Canada's gold medal in 2002 sparked its resurgence as the dominant force in international ice hockey.
Overall, ice hockey in the Olympic Games dates back to 1920, when the tournament was part of the Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
The last team to win successive Olympic titles was the Soviet Union/Unified Team, which won in 1984, 1988 (as Soviet Union) and 1992 (as Unified Team).
www.wsbtv.com /olympics2006/6207547/detail.html   (1493 words)

 Turin hands over Winter Olympics custody to Vancouver - Pravda.Ru
A roar shook the Stadio Olimpico, built by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, when the last gold medal to be given at the Games was placed round the neck of Giorgio di Centa whose win in the 50km cross-country skiing produced a fairytale finale.
As of Sunday, the only athlete punished for doping in Turin was Russia's Olga Pyleva, who lost her silver medal in biathlon when she tested positive for a banned stimulant.
Since Germany reunified and began competing as one nation again in the Olympics (which was in the 1992 Games) the Germans have been first in the medal count in four Winter Olympiads (2006, 2002, 1998 and 1992) and second to host-nation Norway in 1994.
english.pravda.ru /society/showbiz/27-02-2006/76500-Olympics-0   (625 words)

 CNNSI.com - 2002 Winter Olympics - American and IOC leaders discuss U.S. medal hopes - Wednesday January 16, 2002 04:44 ...
U.S. medal prospects figured prominently as new USOC chief executive Lloyd Ward and USOC president Sandra Baldwin met with International Olympic Committee head Jacques Rogge.
The United States, which often dominates the medals table at the Summer Olympics, is not a traditional winter sports power.
But host nations traditionally experience an increase in medals, and the United States should also benefit from the addition of skeleton and women's bobsled in Salt Lake.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/2002/news/2002/01/16/us_medals_ap   (720 words)

 1980 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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)

 Skiing at the 1998 Winter Olympics: The Austrian Ski Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Stangassinger, at 32, is one of the "old men" on the circuit...and slalom is not known as an old man's event.
Yet he is the defending Olympic champion, and was known last season as "Mr.
The 26-year-old veteran was a bronze medalist in the 1994 Winter Games, but his love of "the good life" has hurt his performance in recent years.
classic.mountainzone.com /olympics/nagano/ski-austrian.html   (687 words)

 The Seattle Times: Olympics: Judd's Notes: Expectations are cause of U.S. winter "slump"
Amid all this bleating about the failure of America's would-be winter sports stars, it's easy to overlook the fact that the U.S. medal count already is the best the nation has ever done in a Winter Games away from its home turf.
America brought back only 13 medals from Nagano in 1998, the most recent Winter Games contested outside America with a similar slate of events (including snowboard.) America won 13 medals in Lillehammer in 1994, 11 in Albertville in 1992, six in Calgary in 1988, and eight in Sarajevo in 1984.
But privately, based on results from recent World Cups, they believed the team was capable of posting a medal count somewhere between 25 and 30.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/olympics/2002820591_olyjuddnote22.html   (778 words)

 1994 Winter Olympics medal count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the full table of the medal count of the 1994 Winter Olympics, which were held in Lillehammer, Norway.
These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a country.
The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1994_Winter_Olympics_medal_count   (212 words)

 Winter Olympics Games XX 2006 - Links, News, History
Below is a graph and data tables showing the U.S. results in all winter olympics.
· Sasha Cohen earns a silver medal after recovering from two early falls to finish strong, but her slips under pressure are now her signature move (story).
Your gateway to all winter and summer olympics statistics, news, info, and historical data.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/2006.htm   (572 words)

 NBCOlympics.com - KING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Seattle native Apolo Ohno returned to the Winter Olympics, winning three medals: Gold in the 500m competition, and bronze medals in the 1,000m and 5,000m relay.
This Tacoma native led the "roller rink to ice rink revolution." This was his fourth Olympic games, a rarity in American speedskating.
Skiing in his second Olympics, this Redmond native placed 7th in the Super-Giant Slalom, 15th in the Downhill and 16th in the Combined.
www.nbcolympics.com /king/spotlight.html?call=king   (286 words)

 Turin 2006 - Boston.com
These Games were triple the size, with 80 countries, 84 medal events and 2,500 athletes spread among three villages.
No other US Olympic team had ever come close to winning 25 medals at an overseas Winter Games.
In fact, the previous high, achieved in 1994 (Lillehammer) and 1998 (Nagano), was...
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics   (198 words)

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