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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.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter_Olympics   (5575 words)

 Encyclopedia: Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sankt Moritz was appointed by the Swiss organisers to host the second Olympic Winter Games, held from February 11 to February 19 in 1928.
The IV Olympic Winter Games were held in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany.
The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Winter-Olympic-Games   (10570 words)

 MSN Encarta - Olympic Games
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.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562380/Olympic_Games_(modern).html   (1328 words)

 1998 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
Tara Lipinski, 15, won the women's figure skating title to become the youngest champion in an individual event in the history of the Winter Olympics.
Alpine skier Hermann Maier (Austria) survived a fall in the downhill and went on to gold in the super-g and giant slalom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1998_Winter_Olympics   (260 words)

 Encyclopedia: Paralympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first Olympic Style games for athletes with a disability were held in Rome in 1960 which became the Paralympic Games.
The Games are now always held alongside the Olympic Games as of June 19, 2001 when an agreement was signed between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) securing this practice for the future.
Stoke Mandeville is a village to the south of Aylesbury in the county of Buckinghamshire.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Paralympic-Games   (2360 words)

 Press Articles - McDonald's To Serve Athletes At 1998 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As the Official Restaurant of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, McDonald's will operate a restaurant in the Olympic Village during the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, and serve traditional favorites such as the Big Mac(R) sandwich, Chicken McNuggets(R), World Famous Fries(R) and breakfast items like the Egg McMuffin sandwich.
McDonald's is a Worldwide Sponsor for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games as well as the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (September 15 - October 1).
McDonald's commitment to the Olympic Games began nearly 30 years ago when the company airlifted hamburgers to the U.S. athletes competing in the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France, after hearing they were homesick for McDonald's food.
www.mcspotlight.org /media/press/prnews_3feb97.html   (333 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Nagano 1998
The East met West in February 1998 as Nagano, Japan played host to 72 nations - 10 of which competed for the first time in an Olympic Winter Games - and regions participating in the final Olympic Games of the 20th century.
The country's raw enthusiasm for the games persisted despite a pummeling of snow, rain and more snow and finally even an earthquake which delayed several of the games alpine events.
Perhaps the defining event of these games, the strange meteorology of the past two weeks bedeviled organizers and beleaguered athletes, forcing cancellations, reschedulings and general befuddlement all around.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w18nagano.html   (967 words)

 Winter Olympic Games 1998
The Torch Relay began with the kindling of the Olympic flame in Greece in December 1997.
The 1998 Olympics was held in the Nagano Prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu.
Olympic Figure skating is an event that draws a large audience from around the world.
www.damoon.net /dead/JapanOlym.html   (1143 words)

 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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)

 Xerox become an Olympic Games sponsor in..?
The first Olympic Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia, famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera.
Heineken/Athenian Brewery, Grand National Sponsor of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games since February 2001, is the producer and importer of a wide portfolio of beer brands in Greece.
Under the terms of the sponsorship agreement, Hyundai Hellas in partnership with Hyundai Motor Co is supplying the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games with a fleet of Hyundai sedans and minivans to meet the immense transportation requirements of the tens of thousands of athletes, VIPs, officials and journalists.
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 1998 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He represented Sweden at the Winter Olympics in 1994 and 1998, and started the season fourth on the NHL's career list for most assists per game.
Vancouver stages the Winter Olympics in 2010 and along with son, Richard, Li...
See also: 1998 Winter Paralympics ---- The Games of the XVIII Winter Olympiad were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
www.wikiverse.org /1998-winter-olympics   (368 words)

 AM Archive - 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games leaves regional economy flat
The 1998 Winter Olympics were meant to boost that region's economy and leave the city with facilities that could be enjoyed for generations to come.
The city was promised five Olympic circles - five world-class venues for ice hockey, speed skating, bob-sledding and figure skating.
What the Games did was to delay that downturn for a few years and make the shock and the city's debt worse.
www.abc.net.au /am/stories/s176331.htm   (460 words)

 Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They immediately showed their potential by winning more medals than any other nation.
Two Soviet athletes were very successful at these Games.
Both events are held for men and women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter_Olympics   (5575 words)

 1998 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NHL players were able to compete in ice hockey due to a three week suspension the competition.
If you are looking for facts about each event, lists of past winners and history of the winter Olympics in general, this is the book for you.
i taped eevrything during the actual olympics, but i like to purchase videos like this because sometimes they cut the commentary out which is what i would have enjoyed on this tape.
www.freeglossary.com /1998_Winter_Olympics   (484 words)

 CNN/SI - 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games
Before the Olympics, CBS executive producer Rick Gentile said the key to high ratings is to attract a big audience early, and they'll keep coming back.
The good outweighed the bad at the Winter Olympics, John LeClair said at his first training session with the Philadelphia Flyers since returning from Nagano.
The Olympic flame may have been extinguished but its afterglow burned bright Monday as host Japan and other countries basked in the glory of their success at the Nagano Olympics.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/events/1998/nagano   (643 words)

 International Games News April 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
World Air Games: Austria, Spain and Turkey are the three nations left in the running to host the 2001 World Air Games.
Pan American Games: Medellin Colombia, Guadalajara Mexico and the cities of Santiago de Chile and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic have all have submitted bids for the 2003 Pan Am Games.
Finally six cities are in the running for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, Helsinki, Finland; Klagenfurt, Austria; Sion, Switzerland; Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia; Turin, Italy and Zakopane, Poland.
www.internationalgames.net /april1998.htm   (257 words)

 Winter Olympics, Nagano Japan 1998 - CBS Sportsline
Winter Olympics, Nagano Japan 1998 - CBS Sportsline
View the Winter Games through the eye of the Sony Digital Mavica, the world's first 3.5-inch floppy disk digital camera!
Who will be the Olympic heroes of tomorrow?
cbs.sportsline.com /u/olympics/nagano98   (59 words)

 1998 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Games of the XVIII Winter Olympiad were held in 1998 in Nagano Japan.
Tara Lipinski 15 won the women's figure skating to become the youngest champion in an event in the history of the Winter
Azerbaijan Kenya the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Uruguay and Venezuela made their first appearance at these Winter Games.
www.freeglossary.com /1998_Winter_Olympic_Games   (484 words)

 Education World ® - Curriculum: Explore the Winter Olympic Games on the Internet!
The Nagano Games, the last Olympic Winter Games of the 20th century, will include 68 medal events including one new sport, Curling, and two new events, Snowboard and women's Ice Hockey.
The best place to start is probably with the Official Olympic Winter Games Site, produced by IBM for the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee.
You can click on any date on the Olympic calendar and learn which events are scheduled for that day.
www.education-world.com /a_curr/curr051.shtml   (1240 words)

 Olympic Mascots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Olympic mascots are characters that stand as a symbol of the Olympic Games for children of all ages.
The first Olympic mascot was a live fl Scottish terrier, named Smoky, at the Olympic Village of the 1932 Los Angeles Games.
The official mascot for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta is IZZY.
www.youth.net /olympic/mascot.html   (213 words)

 Winter Olympic Games 1998 - Snowboarding
The sport of snowboarding made its Olympic debut at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
New interest in the winter games came as a result of the introduction of Snowboarding as an official Olympic competition.
Off the rim action where the head of the rider is lower than the board (such as handstands) are referred to as “Invert Maneuvers”.
www.damoon.net /dead/JapanOlymSB.html   (644 words)

 World Soccer News, Also in 1998 Winter Olympic games a Canadian skier (or snowboarder) tested positive for marijuana ...
World Soccer News, Also in 1998 Winter Olympic games a Canadian skier (or snowboarder) tested positive for marijuana and his gold medal was given back!!
Also in 1998 Winter Olympic games a Canadian skier (or snowboarder) tested positive for marijuana and his gold medal was given back!!
Re: Also in 1998 Winter Olympic games a Canadian skier (or snowboarder) tested positive for marijuana and his gold medal was given back!!
www.wldcup.com /wwwboard/messages/202481.html   (240 words)

 Women's Hockey in the 1998 Winter Olympics
In an emotional game between Sweden and Japan, Sweden crushed Japan's hope of picking up a win in front of their hometown crowd at this first-ever Olympic showing in women's hockey, by defeating the Japanese by a score of 5-0.
The first was aired on the CBC National on Jan 16, and the second on Jan 18 was called The Game of Her Life.
The Game of Her Life will be re-broadcasted on CBC on Saturday February 7th from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EST.
www.whockey.com /int/olympics/1998   (1374 words)

 CNN/SI - 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games - First things first - February 23, 1998
All in all, Day 1 of competition in the Olympic Winter Games was a memorable one.
Snowboarders got their day in the white stuff in the sport's Olympic debut.
Koss and American speed skater Dan Jansen have said at least six world records will fall at these Games because of the inclusion of the new "clap skate." The new skate has a hinged blade that allows the blade to stay on the ice a fraction of a second longer, allowing a bigger push.
robots.cnnsi.com /olympics/events/1998/nagano/news/1998/02/23/roundup_0208   (695 words)

 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games
UN General Assembly Urges 'Olympic Truce' During Winter Games in Nagano, Japan - [25 Nov 1997] GA/9362
The used image is the copyrighted property of the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee.
Copyrighted images are used here for non-profit educational purposes (criticism, comment, research) under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, as Amended (17 USCS, § 107).
www.aldaver.com /nagano.html   (167 words)

 CNN/SI - 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games - Curling
A sport of stones and sliding, of strategy on ice, made its debut in Nagano to some raised eyebrows, lots of quizzical looks and one major upset.
It's not as sexy as beach volleyball or as in-your-face as snowboarding, but curling made a successful debut as an Olympic sport.
It was a day of firsts on Sunday at the Kazakoshi Park Arena as curling wrapped up its debut appearance as an Olympic medal sport.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/events/1998/nagano/sports/oly_curling.html   (307 words)

 Nerd Wide Web 1998 WINTER OLYMPICS Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nagano Olympic Games In 1998, Japan organized Winter Olympic Games in Nagano.
Luge History It is thought that the Vikings were among the earliest users of sleds.
Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games The Official Site for the 2002 Olympic Games to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
www.nerdworld.com /nw11059o1o0o484.html   (271 words)

 PBS Cyber School: Oh No! No Snow: The El Niño Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They will create a timeline, puzzle, and children's book about the Olympic Games and the Olympic's first snowboarding event.
They will discover the goals and motto of the Olympic Games and why it is important to have goals.
Finally, they will research El Niño and its effects on the weather and on the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.
www.pbs.org /ocs/teach/lesson64_1.html   (276 words)

 WWW Server has been closed.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
LINC had been operating this Nagano Olympic WWW server on a voluntary basis since June 1994 for approximately 2 years under the authorization of the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee(NAOC).
To respect intellectual property rights (copyrights) which belong to NAOC, we had been producing pages converted hard copies provided by NAOC to electronic format, keeping its "look & feel" as much as possible, irrespective of browsers which users are using.
The new URL address of the Nagano Olympic home page is http://www.nagano.olympic.org/index.html.
www.linc.or.jp /Nagano   (131 words)

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