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  1980 Summer Olympics Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
Although approximately half of the 24 countries which boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 64 other countries in protest at the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which was thought to be another major one, cancelled its coverage in response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster as the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/1980_Summer_Olympics   (882 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997,(date of the 25th anniversary of the Munich Massacre after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger, along with the acquisitions of the Bravo and Telemundo networks, made it possible for the network to broadcast over 1200 hours of coverage during the games, triple what was broadcast in the U.S. four years earlier.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

 Geography Glossary
The Sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer on the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (June 20 or 21).
The Sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Capricorn on the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere (Dec. 20 or 21).
The 2020 water supply study for metropolitan Boston: the demise of diversion.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0908193.html   (1130 words)

 Fuel Cell Development in China
Preparing to host the 2008 Olympics is also putting pressure on the Government of China to make the necessary investments.
The Chinese government's goals to improve the quality of air in major Chinese cities and to reduce its dependence on imported oil are the main long-term drivers of market growth in the alternative fuel bus market in China.
With the world's eyes on China for the 2008 summer Olympics, the Chinese government is actively investing in alternative fuel buses to demonstrate the progressiveness of their country to the world.
www.ecoworld.com /Home/Articles2.cfm?TID=352   (3018 words)

 Paris Notes Back Issue Index: a highlights list of 50 back issues of Paris Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
CAT AND MOUSE: Occupied Paris was the riskiest place for the Resistance to operate.
Petites Notes: Relatively clam strikes • A misguided PR campaign by the tourist office • Four parks for summer visits • The Musée du Luxembourg competes with the biggies
Petites Notes: Paris in 2020 • The big cultural institutions in trouble • Pleasure-boat cruising growing • Dumas to be "panthéonizé" • The bouquinistes in summer
www.parisnotes.com /issueindex.html   (4889 words)

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