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  2006 Winter Olympics
The XXth Winter Olympic Games will be held in Turin, Italy from February 10 to 26.
Turin was chosen as the host of the Olympics in 1999, defeating Sion (Switzerland).
This was just after the IOC had adopted a new style of voting due to corruption scandals surrounding the votes for the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2006_winter_olympics.shtml   (76 words)

  
  winter olympics magazine article learnenglish
The Olympic Motto is 'Citius, Altius, Fortius', (or faster, higher, stronger), and when you hear the words "The Olympics", you may see mental pictures of tanned men and women athletes in brightly coloured sportswear, trying hard to live up to the motto, while keeping to the Olympic ideals of friendship, unity, fair play and peace.
In the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, two Japanese ski jumpers, Masahiko Harada and Takanobu Okabe, won the gold and silver medals after both of them jumped 137 metres, the longest ski jumps ever seen at the games.
Fans of the event still remember the 1988 Winter Games, where British figure skaters Jayne Torville and Christopher Dean (Britain) were given maximum points in the ice dancing event, for their artistic interpretation of Ravel's Bolero.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /magazine/winter_olympics02.html   (744 words)

  
 2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympics, a number of I.O.C members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
The Canadian women's team also defeated their American counterparts 3-2 after losing to them at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and at all 8 exhibition games prior to the Salt Lake Games.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2002_winter_olympics.shtml   (431 words)

  
 1998 Winter Olympics Shine At Nagano Through Rain and Snow
For the first time in Olympic History, National Hockey League (NHL) stars were allowed to compete for their respective homelands.
After three periods and an overtime, the match was decided by a shootout, in which Hasek stopped all five of Canadaís shots and led his team to a 2-1 victory.
In his first Olympics, Russiaís Ilia Kulik dominated the field with a dazzling performance to Gerschwinís "Rhapsody in Blue." Winning both the short program and the free skate, Kulik gave Russia its second straight menís figure skating gold medal.
www.amherst.edu /~astudent/1997-1998/issue018/s-1998winter.html   (629 words)

  
 Winter Olympics
A successful terrorist attack is unlikely at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to Robert W. White, professor of sociology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and an expert on terrorism.
Sophisticated surveillance equipment at the Winter Olympics means many athletes and spectators at Salt Lake City will not even be aware that they are under intense scrutiny, according to William Head, IU assistant professor of criminal justice and a consultant on anti-terrorist security.
Fan expectations at the Winter Olympics will increase for Americans because the games are scheduled in the United States, and the events of Sept. 11 will probably result in more signs of American patriotism and flag displays, said IU social psychologist Edward Hirt.
newsinfo.iu.edu /tips/page/normal/186.html   (1243 words)

  
 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
Own the Podium 2010 is a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s winter athletes win the most number of medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and to place in the top three nations (gold medal count) at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
China is ready to hold the Olympic torch relay without Taiwan, meaning the 135,000-kilometre route - billed as the largest on record - may bypass the breakaway island with which China has disputed sovereignty for almost 60 years.
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee called for a new global anti-doping strategy Thursday, saying more needs to be spent on research and science to beat the drug cheats.
www.tsn.ca /olympics   (231 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)

  
 Dave Black Photography - Sports Photography Worldwide
All Summer and Winter Olympic Games beginning with Los Angeles 1984 are in my library of images, including Mary Lou Retton performing the perfect 10 vault.
Summer and Winter Olympic images are on file including the Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah 2002.
Olympic images beginning with Los Angeles 1984 are on file including the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain 1992.
www.daveblackphotography.com /sports-images/sports-classics.htm   (462 words)

  
 Washington Post: Winter Olympics
One of the worst influenza outbreaks hit Japan during the Olympics, with most athletic delegations and news organizations having at least one person a day in bed with a fever or respiratory ailments.
While most consider the Olympics a gathering of the globe's most-talented athletes, there are those who see the Games as the world's greatest movable party.
Japan kicked off the Winter Olympics by welcoming the world to Nagano on Saturday in a warm ceremony held in an open-air stadium designed to resemble a cherry blossom.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/longterm/olympics1998/nagano.htm   (537 words)

  
 IGN: Nagano Winter Olympics '98
Tension is in the air a chill moves in as the crowd anxiously awaits the beginning of the year's biggest event the Winter Olympics.
Olympic mode lets you choose which of the 12 events you want to take part in, while Championship mode challenges you to tackle each event in succession.
New quicktimes and screen-shots of Konami's winter olympics
ign64.ign.com /objects/002/002259.html   (394 words)

  
 Winter Olympics, 1924-1998: Geographical Aspects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Countries with winter climates, mostly in the northern hemisphere, such as Norway and Canada, or countries without winter climates but with mountains high enough in elevation with snow and ice, such as Morocco, have the natural physical conditions to develop and pratice winter sports.
Half of the Olympic winter sports, such as speed skating, bobsleding, luge, figure skating, ice hockey, and curling, require sophisticated and expensive high-techology and high-energy facilities and the other seven outdoor sports, e.g., various kinds of skiing and snowboarding, require sophisticated and expensive high-techology equipment.
The published data on the Winter Olympics provide only the results; but the environmental elements of climates and snow-covered moutains, the national cultural values, national sport organizations, and the will and performance of individual altheletes can only be suggested by this geographical analysis of these data.
www.uwec.edu /geography/Ivogeler/Papers/olympics/olympics.htm   (314 words)

  
 MOFA: Outline of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano
With the excellent opportunity that the the Olympics presents, the One School, One Country program was established as part of this project, giving school children a chance to deepen their international understanding.
During the Olympics, most of the newspapers will have a large section devoted to the Olympics in addition to their usual sports section.
By staging the Olympics, the citizens of Nagano will deepen their awareness of internationalization, and at the same time, will have an opportunity to feel proud of their city and share their own traditional culture and hospitality with the world.
www.mofa.go.jp /j_info/japan/opinion/yamaguchi.html   (5689 words)

  
 OLYMPICS/NAGANO 1998
The International Olympic Committee had been hoping to create a buzz and draw in a generation of sports fans used to pierced noses when it added snowboarding as a full-medal sport to the Nagano Games.
The 26-year-old from British Columbia had tested positive for marijuana (a urine level of 17.8 nanograms per milliliter, exceeding the 15.0 limit set by snowboarding's Olympic governing body, the International Ski Federation), and after a 3-to-2 vote, the I.O.C.'s executive board recommended he be stripped of his prize.
Carol Anne Letheren, chief of the Canadian Olympic Association, said that a single joint would bring an athlete's level to 400 ng/mL but that just being in a room with eight to 10 smokers an hour a day for six days could result in levels over 100.
www.time.com /time/reports/olympics/snowboarding2.html   (1151 words)

  
 Nagano Winter Olympics - PHOTOGUIDE.JP
Kodak was the official Olympics film in a country where 70 percent of the film market belongs to Fuji Film.
In Japan, a number of famous Olympic athletes have already appeared in beer commercials (and they all failed to reap a gold medal due to the so-called Kirin jinx).
Their failure is understandable since a Winter Olympics had already been held in Hokkaido at Sapporo in 1972.
photoguide.jp /txt/Nagano_Winter_Olympics   (2594 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)

  
  Salon | Coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics
In her olympic farewell, Cintra Wilson wallows in weird TV, moons the ski slopes and finds the big heart of Japan
The Olympics are like the pilgrimages of old, with holy relics (the medals), saints (the athletes), evil bishops (corrupt figure-skating judges) and an unruly array of followers
olympics sponsors' ads are all over town -- and the locals don't like it.
archive.salon.com /special/1998/olympics/coverage.html   (352 words)

  
 GBROLYMPICS.COM / LONDON-OLYMPICS.COM - Olympic Games Medallists
The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
Nevertheless all those competitions reported, at one time or another, as Olympic medal events have been included here for the record, with those no longer regarded as official footnoted.
The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924.
www.london-olympics.com /olympic   (336 words)

  
 Salon | Coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics
In her olympic farewell, Cintra Wilson wallows in weird TV, moons the ski slopes and finds the big heart of Japan
The Olympics are like the pilgrimages of old, with holy relics (the medals), saints (the athletes), evil bishops (corrupt figure-skating judges) and an unruly array of followers
olympics sponsors' ads are all over town -- and the locals don't like it.
www.salonmagazine.com /special/1998/olympics/coverage.html   (352 words)

  
 NHL.com - Olympics
In 1998, he won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, scoring one goal and five assists.
In 1984, he led the Soviets to a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.
Won a silver medal with Russia at the 1998 Winter Olympics, scoring two goals and one assist in six outings.
www.nhl.com /olympics/2002/russia/russia_chart.html   (2315 words)

  
 Salon | Coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics
In her olympic farewell, Cintra Wilson wallows in weird TV, moons the ski slopes and finds the big heart of Japan
The Olympics are like the pilgrimages of old, with holy relics (the medals), saints (the athletes), evil bishops (corrupt figure-skating judges) and an unruly array of followers
olympics sponsors' ads are all over town -- and the locals don't like it.
www.salon.com /special/1998/olympics/coverage.html   (352 words)

  
 1998 Winter Olympics Details, Meaning 1998 Winter Olympics Article and Explanation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
XC skier Bjørn Dæhlie of Norway won three gold medals in Nordic skiing to become the first winter Olympian to earn eight career gold medals and twelve total medals.
NHL players were able to compete in men's ice hockey due to a three week suspension of the competition.
Alpine skier Hermann Maier (Austria) survived a fall in the downhill and went on to gold in the super-g and giant slalom.
www.e-paranoids.com /1/19/1998_winter_olympics.html   (270 words)

  
 Press Release Archive: GW SPORT MANAGEMENT STUDENTS TO GO FOR GOLD AT 1998 WINTER OLYMPICS IN NAGANO
Washington -- Next month, while most of the world watches the Winter Olympics from their living rooms, 28 GW students will be witnessing the Games first-hand.
In addition, representatives from the different Olympic sponsors, current and future Organizing Committees, the International Olympic Committee, and the local and national governments will address the students to discuss various aspects of the management and marketing of the Games as well as the social, political and economic impact.
Aside from this Olympic course, the GW Sport Management program is internationally known for its leadership and annual conference related to the emerging field of Sport Tourism.
www.gwu.edu /~media/pressreleases/olymp.html   (647 words)

  
 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: The 1998 Winter Olympic Games
Winter Paralympic Games will be held March 5 through 14 in Nagano, Japan.
Olympic drug testing officials announce two more positive tests for marijuana use.
Olympic medical officials are monitoring an influenza outbreak among Nagano children.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/1998/olympics98/olympics.htm   (811 words)

  
 GameStats: Nagano Winter Olympics 1998 Cheats, Reviews, News
Tension is in the air a chill moves in as the crowd anxiously awaits the beginning of the year's biggest event the Winter Olympics.
Olympic mode lets you choose which of the 12 events you want to take part in, while Championship mode challenges you to tackle each event in succession.
Konami's Nagano Winter Olympics '98 is turning heads around the office.
www.gamestats.com /objects/002/002259   (428 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
Curling was returned to the Olympic Winter programme this time with a tournament for both men and women.
For the first time, the men's ice hockey tournament was opened to all professionals and women’s ice hockey was introduced to the Olympic programme.
Tara Lipinski won the women’s figure skating title to become, at 15, the youngest champion in an individual event in the history of the Winter Olympics.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=2&OLGY=1998   (271 words)

  
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the world body which administrates the Olympic Movement, with the head quarters based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
They've decided against Pioneer Park in favor of Gallivan Plaza for the place the 2002 Winter Olympics will be honored for all time.
www.lycos.com /info/olympics--winter-olympics.html   (383 words)

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