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  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   (1311 words)

  Winter Olympic Games - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
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.
In 1952, the Winter Games came to Norway, considered to be the birthplace of modern skiing.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /winter_olympic_games.htm   (5629 words)

 2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2002 Winter Olympic bid scandal was a scandal involving allegations of bribery to obtain the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Almost from the moment the Winter Olympics were created in the 1920s, Salt Lake City had tried to win the honor of hosting the games.
The games were so successful that they were one of the few in recent history to turn a profit, thanks in part to heavy marketing and a built-in American audience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal   (1045 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Prior to these Olympic Winter Games, a number of IOC 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.
During the opening ceremonies, Rogge, presiding over his first olympics as IOC president, told the athletes of the host country that their nation was overcoming the horrific tragedy and stand with them in their ideals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_Games   (520 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.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wi/Winter_Olympics.html   (284 words)

 Utah 2002 Olympic Winter Games
The Utah Athletic Foundation is the caretaker of the Utah Olympic Park, Soldier Hollow and Utah Olympic Oval, the legacy facilities from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
At the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, the Alf Engen Ski Museum was built to preserve the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain region by providing a world-class facility, which highlights the many contributions made in ski area development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation and ski teaching methods.
With Mt. Timpanogos as a spectacular backdrop, Soldier Hollow was the busiest venue during the Games with Olympic competition in cross-country skiing, biathlon and the skiing portion of Nordic combined.
www.utahtravelcenter.com /olympics   (1484 words)

 NewsHour Extra: The 2002 Winter Olympic Games - February 13, 2002
The Winter Olympic Games as we known them aren't as old as the modern Summer Games, which began in Greece in 1896.
Despite the reluctance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a similar event was held in Chamonix, France in 1924 and named the Winter Olympics afterward.
Although the Winter Games are often thought of as the odd, smaller cousin of the Summer Games, many of the sports have small but intense groups of followers.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/features/jan-june02/winter_games.html   (923 words)

 2002 Winter Olympic Games - Salt Lake City - on MountainZone.com
Janica Kostelic, the Croatian sensation of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games made history as the first alpine skier to win four Olympic medals in a single Winter Games when she demolished the women's giant slalom field Friday.
Ross "The Boss" Powers took charge of the men's Olympic halfpipe on Monday, and "co-workers" Danny Kass and JJ Thomas did the rest as the U.S. Snowboard Team made history with the first Olympic medals sweep of any snowboarding event.
Olympic medalists Ross Powers and Shannon Dunn plus four other members of the inaugural U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team were named Jan. 25 to the 14-member squad for the 2002 Winter Games.
www.mountainzone.com /olympics/2002   (1235 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
There are introductory Olympic winter sports programs, public skating on "The Fastest Ice On Earth," tours of the Olympic facilities, tubing, cross-country skiing, public bobsled rides, ski jumping and freestyle aerial shows, 2002 Games exhibit and the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum.
The XIX Olympic Games took place February 8th through February 24, 2002; afterwards, the VIII Paralympics Winter Games began March 7th, and concluded on March 16, 2002.
Salt Lake Olympic Committee's volunteer program had three phases with approximately 8,000 volunteers for pre-Game activities, 18,000 core volunteers for the Olympic Winter Games, and 6,000 volunteers for the Paralympic Winter Games.
www.utah.com /olympics   (256 words)

 VOA Special English - THIS IS AMERICA - 2002 Winter Olympic Games
The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece.
Jack Shea was to have been honored at the Olympics opening ceremony as the oldest American to have won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.
Olympic organizers and Utah officials recognize that the Winter Games could be a target for terrorists.
www.manythings.org /voa/02/020128ta_t.htm   (1273 words)

 NPR : 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Shorter, who won the gold in the 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in the 1976 games, talks about the drugs involved in doping, and says it has become much easier to detect their use.
Olympic officials -- seeking to thwart performance-enhancing drugs -- must determine which of hundreds of dietary supplements should be banned from use during competition.
At recent Olympic trials for the biathlon -- an event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting -- several U.S. hopefuls were soldiers, training for the Olympics at a time of war.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/olympics2002   (2380 words)

 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
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)

 Olympic Cauldron Park
The spirit of Salt Lake 2002 lives on at Olympic Cauldron Park, a stunning new space set high on a city hillside.
At the park's center stands the cauldron itself, a technological marvel of glass and steel that cradled the Olympic Flame from February 8 to 24, 2002.
The jolt of Opening Ceremony; the whirring rush of athletes in action; the cries of celebration and the hush of winter in its finest coat: all of the Olympic delight becomes spine-tingling once again in an unforgettable, 180-degree cinematic experience.
www.saltlake2002.com /main.html   (357 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics Online Message Board & Comments -- 2002 Winter Olympic News from KSL
From the awesomeness of how organized the games themselves were: to the even more awesomeness of the volunteers (alot who I met...and others I didn't but feel a connection to) We made Utah proud.
All I had to shape my views of the Olympics were the initial scandal, rumors of lots of money pumping here and there, and a lovely glossy guide for commuters on how to bypass the closures and detours associated with the Olympic venues.
The intensity of patriotic feeling among all the participants of these games gave us such a reassurance of all that is good in the world, even in the wake of September 11th.
2002.ksl.com /mboardscript-i.php   (4075 words)

 News - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games coverage
A roar of approval that erupted seven years ago at Washington Square echoed Thursday as the Olympic flame burned a path through the host city of the 2002 Winter Games that begin today.
Glenn Pearson is thrilled to be participating in the 2002 Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies, but he's not so thrilled to be facing 21 days of school at dawn because of it.
And though they are primarily a celebration of snow and ice sports, the Games bring along much more than the whacking of hockey pucks, sliding down mountains and curling.
deseretnews.com /oly/nws/0,3978,02~08,00.html   (573 words)

 Business Wire: Olympic Athletes Face 'What's Next?' as 2002 Ol... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
With the Olympic flame extinguished, many Olympians are now forced to address the "What's Next?" question for the first time, as they begin the next phase of their lives.
"Our Olympic sponsorship commitment does not end after the 17 days of the Olympic Games, but truly begins when we can provide retiring Olympians with a place to go after the medals are awarded and the spectators head home," said Jeff Taylor, founder and chairman of Monster.
The Monster Olympian Career Study, the first comprehensive career study of Olympic athletes and hopefuls, found that 60% of Olympians are concerned about managing their professional careers after they retire from Olympic competition, and 67% of Olympians fear an emotional letdown after the Games.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:83235619&refid=ink_tptd_g1   (969 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: The 2002 Olympic Winter Games - Olympic Highlights (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
First seen as a salve in the wake of a bribery scandal and terrorist attacks, the games in Salt Lake City turned out to be a record-smashing triumph for the American team.
Of course, this is an American DVD about an Olympics that took place in America, but that doesn't mean that the Americans should win in every sport.
-scenes from the olympic village (athletes quarters), and olympic square/medals ceremonies (downtown).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000063K6A?v=glance   (1427 words)

 USATODAY.com - Notes: Hughes eyes Olympic title defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
A prayer might be an apt description of Hughes' odds at defending her Olympic title in the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and that might be the motivation Hughes needs.
Of the Torino Games, she says, "I think I'll leave this one up to Emily," referring to her younger sister, who finished sixth this month in the national championships.
Hays, a 2002 Olympic silver medalist, withdrew from competition and was taken to the hospital, according to the U.S. Bobsled Federation.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/winter/2005-01-24-notes-hughes_x.htm   (1085 words)

 Other 2002 Winter Olympic Games Champions
NBC to Broadcast Final Olympic Tribute to Athletes from 2002 Winter Games; Korbel Celebration of Olympic Champions Airs Saturday, May 18, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Olympic Torch Relay Committee Taps a Cardinal Health "Champion" as a Prelude to Winter Games; Brendan Ford to Carry the Olympic Flame.
Clear and Present Danger: The Winter Games are a thrillfest of high-speed, high-risk sports--and the fear of a career-ending crash is never far from the athletes' minds.(Winter Olympic Preview/Olympics 2002/Fear Factor) (Sports Illustrated)
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0106694.html   (291 words)

 Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
During this Olympic season, you may hear from announcers, critics, commentators and even athletes that the Olympic games are too commercial, too political, too "professional."
It's easy to assume that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ancient Greek athletes were pure in mind and body, that they trained and competed for no other reason than the love of physical exercise, fair competition and to honor their gods.
www.upenn.edu /museum/Olympics/olympicintro.html   (273 words)

 Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
The Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games are held every four years.
You will first find out where the games are being held, choose the transport your class will use to get there and what events you will attend - as winners of the competition your class is to attend four Olympic and Paralympic events.
Now you know where the Winter Olympics are being held, and about some of the sports being contested.
www.teachers.ash.org.au /denise/WebquestWinterOlympics.htm   (282 words)

 Olympic committee news - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games coverage
Olympic committee news - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games coverage
Just hours after threatening to pull its athletes from the 2002 Winter Games if "malicious" favoritism doesn't stop, angry Russian Olympic officials filed a formal protest to the results of the ladies figure skating competition that gave an American the gold and a Russian the silver.
Olympic safety chief is well-suited to the job
deseretnews.com /oly/ioc/0,3979,02~22,00.html   (89 words)

 Doctors, Nurses Ready For Games -- 2002 Winter Olympic News from KSL
At a news conference Monday, Intermountain Health Care-- which is the official medical care provider for the games-- used the Salt Lake Ice Center as an example.
There will be 35 medical clinics set up specifically for the Olympics, along with an athlete and a spectator medical station located at each venue.
Olympic Village's polyclinic will monitor in real-time any viral or bacterial infections that might occur, not only among athletes but the community as a whole.
2002.ksl.com /news-3211i.php?p=1   (388 words)

 Olympic Games: Winter 2002 | eThemes | eMINTS
There are links to eThemes Resources on the summer games, the 2006 winter games, torch relay, Olympic history, and Olympic athletes.
Read about when the Winter Olympics first began and what events were involved.
Included are eThemes resources about Olympic history, athletes and records, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2006 host country of Italy.
www.emints.org /ethemes/resources/S00000590.shtml   (530 words)

 Foxfire hat selected by Olympic Band for 2002 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
May 1, 2002 12:00 PM YELM, Wash. — Foxfire Inc., which markets “all-terrain adventure clothing” under the labels Driza-Bone and Outback Trail to the promotional products marketplace, recently garnered the honor of having a hat it developed and manufactures worn by the Olympic Band throughout the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics.
The 2002 Winter Olympics were special for everyone in America, but the people at Foxfire are especially proud of their contribution to the Games, said Peter Tooker, vice president of sales and marketing.
The Foxfire hat was seen by millions of people as the Olympic Band, known as the Utah Olympic Spirit Band, played the Star Spangled Banner during the opening ceremonies and a special role throughout the games.
wearablesbusiness.com /mag/apparel_foxfire_hat_selected/index.html   (358 words)

 2002 Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
She is the first Canadian to win medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.
She rocked the rink and will be competing in individual races as well as the relay events at the Games.
In this Olympic section, we will keep you up to speed on what our short track skaters, long trackers, and female hockey players are doing to get ready for the Games.
www.oval.ucalgary.ca /oval_olympics/oly_homepage.asp   (2058 words)

 University of Utah 2002 Olympic Coordination
The University of Utah was honored to host Olympic participants and events at the 2002 games, including the Olympic Village, Stadium, and a number of cultural events.
Thousands of U students, faculty, and staff participated as temporary workers or volunteers, contributing services that included weather forecasting, medical services (including drug testing), language instruction, and cultural awareness training.
The Olympic Cauldron Park serves as a permanent legacy of the U’s involvement in the Games.
www.utah.edu /2002   (127 words)

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