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  Athletics at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, twenty-three track and field athletics events were contested.
In many countries, due in part to the conflagration of the Olympic Games and the World's Fair in Paris, the media discussed only the athletics events under the "Olympic" name while ignoring the incredible variety of other sports featured at the time.
In a busy day for the athletics program, 10 finals were held along with the semifinals of the 60 metres (which was one of the events with a final that day).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Athletics_at_the_1900_Summer_Olympics   (1030 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
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.
The main Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed only two months before the games opened, with the sliding over of a futuristic glass roof designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /2004_Summer_Olympics   (1826 words)

 Wikipedia: 1932 Summer Olympics
An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
Babe Didrikson wins two gold medals in the javelin throw and the hurdles event, and only loses a third in the high jump because her jumping technique is ruled inferior and is placed second.
Finnish star Paavo Nurmi is barred from competing in the Olympic for being a professional.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1932_summer_olympics.html   (198 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004.
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997, 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.
The well-received 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony was held on August 13.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_Summer_Olympics   (2248 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! 2004 Games
The flag was presented by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1914 at the Olympic Congress is 1914, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the International Olympic Committee.
The "primary" Olympic flag was thus known as "the Antwerp flag." In 1984, Seoul presented a new Olympic flag (as the old was getting quite worn) to the IOC, which was first flown at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Olympic medals must be at least 66 millimeters in diameter and at least three millimeters thick.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Athletics/Games/2004/History/home.html   (1351 words)

The exposition organizers spread the events over five months and de-emphasized their Olympic status to such an extent that many athletes died without ever knowing that they had participated in the Olympics.
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: The Olympic flame was first lit during the opening ceremony of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
Olympic Oath by: The first athletes' oath was sworn at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1900   (329 words)

 Athletics : Sports of the modern Olympic Games
The marathon was originally conceived as a race for the 1896 Olympics in Athens, commemorating the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield at the site of the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C. Legend has it that Pheidippides delivered the momentous message "Niki!" ("victory"), then collapsed and died.
The Olympic torchbearer for the 1956 Olympics was a virtually unknown 19 year old at the time he carried the torch into the stadium at Melbourne.
The distance from the Windsor Castle to the Olympic Stadium was 42,195 meters (or 26 miles and 385 yards).
www.topendsports.com /events/summer/sports/athletics.htm   (1190 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1900 Paris
Olympic godfather Pierre de Coubertin may well have wished the Greeks had gotten their wish, once he took stock of the fiasco his own country, France, made of the Games.
Besides, Paris was already hosting the World's Fair in 1900, and it seemed an obvious and appealing tie-in to the IOC to stage the Olympics in the City of Light.
Cricket, croquet, golf and tug of war all made their Olympic debuts in Paris, and were soon to exit the Olympic stage, along with one of the most curious of all Olympic events: the obstacle swimming race.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1900.html   (1184 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
In the stadium, the Americans continue their dominance in athletics, winning the long jump (through Ellery Clark), the shot put (Garrett, winning his second title) and the 400 m (Tom Burke).
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

Until 1994, the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, but in 1986 the International Olympic Committee, which organises the Olympics, decided to separate them, so as to spread costs for all involved parties.
As with the Ancient Olympics, once the flame has been lit, it is kept burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics, and is extinguished at end of the closing ceremony of the Games.
The Olympic fire is then extinguished, and the Olympic flag is lowered, folded, and presented to the mayor of the host city of the next Olympic Games.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/olympics.htm   (1089 words)

 women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Boulmerka is an Algerian Olympic gold medalist (1500 meter race) who has been spat upon, pelted with rocks, and even threatened with death in her own country for "running with naked legs in front of thousands of men." She is also the first Algerian woman world champion.
In 1900 she won the Woman's Singles Tennis Tournament for Great Britain; the 1st victory for a woman in the first year of their paricipation in the Olympic Games.
Due to their success, many female athletic teams have not only brought popularity and attention to their sport, but also provided our country with pride in the Olympics when their male counterparts couldn't get the job done.
www.idst.vt.edu /ws/wsmodules/Service_Learning/SLProjects/brad/women.html   (1103 words)

 Wikipedia: 1948 Summer Olympics
After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
With World War II in recent memory, Germany and Japan were not invited for the Games, although Italy was.
For the first time, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1948_summer_olympics.html   (163 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
The athletic highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their compatriot Spiridon Louis.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia1896.html   (3549 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Montreal defeated Moscow and Los Angeles, which would organise the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
In a protest to a tour of South Africa by the New Zealand rugby team, Tanzania led a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused to not admit the New Zealand team.
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.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/1/19/1976_summer_olympics.html   (353 words)

Athletics were a big part of greek life and the ancient olympics were a lot different than the games we have today.
Prizes for the Ancient olympics were often shields or cups, but now the prize is a bronze medal for third place, a silver medal for second place, and a gold coated silver medal for first.
This year, the winter olympics will be held in Salt lake city, and in 2004, the Summer Olympics will be held in Athens, Greece.
www.expage.com /ancientolympics1   (326 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit[?].
www.y2z.org /19/1984_Summer_Olympics.html   (411 words)

 "All the Hoos in Hooville" : Athletics
Quickly the "craze for athletics" at the University lead to the creation of the General Athletic Association and the building of sports arenas that continues to this very day.
Athletics is indeed so popular at the University that the Intramural-Recreational Sports Department itself boasts 8,900 students participating in their 1998 spring, summer and fall programs.
He addressed a meeting of the four-year-old Intercollegiate Athletic Association in December 1909 where he urged the adoption of laws to eliminate football's dangers including Virginia athletic director William Lambeth's suggestion that the game be divided into quarters with a long rest between halves.
www.lib.virginia.edu /small/exhibits/hoos/athletics.html   (2570 words)

 Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The women's game is the same, but there are only two groups and the top two teams in each will go forward to the semi-finals.
Football was the first team sport to be introduced to the Olympic Games, which happened in 1900.
Olympic Football was weakened by the World Cup which began in 1930 and Football was then excluded from the programme in 1932.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/football.asp   (173 words)

 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres
Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 110 metre hurdles
Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Men's 110 metre hurdles
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 Olympic Sport Debut Years quiz -- free game
This quiz is based on 25 sports at the Olympics.
Fencing is one of the few events that has been featured as a medal event at every Olympics, commening with the first of the modern era in 1896 at Athens?
At which Olympics was shooting introduced as a medal event?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=115147   (329 words)

 ipedia.com: 2000 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, at his last Olympics, had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already passed away.
www.ipedia.com /2000_summer_olympics.html   (836 words)

 Summer Olympics: Sailing
At the Olympics there are two categories of races.
The Tornado is the fastest boat competing in the Olympics.
In the Olympics there are men's, women's, and mixed events.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/sailing.htm   (136 words)

This Wednesday at the Olympic Museum, in honour of a temporary exhibition on fair play, there was a very interesting debate on this subject during an Agora led by journalist Jean-Philippe Rapp.
Olympic Museum: uninterrupted view of the triathlon (1 September 2006)
This Wednesday at the Olympic Museum, in honour of a temporary exhibition on fair play, there was a very interesting debate on this subject...
www.olympic.org /uk/index_uk.asp   (195 words)

 Archery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Targets used in the Olympic Games are 122cm and 80cm in diameter and competitors stand at a distance of 70m from the target.
The target consists of five coloured rings, each divided into an inner and an outer, the colour sequence from the bull is: gold, red, blue, fl and white.
Sybil Fenton Newall from Great Britain, won the Gold medal for Archery in 1908 and at the age of 53 is the oldest woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/archery.asp   (305 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1924 Paris
Fortunately for the Olympic movement and the reputations of Paris and de Coubertin, the French had their act together this time.
Two other abiding Olympic traditions were introduced in Paris: the Closing Ceremony tradition of raising three flags -- the IOC flag, the host nation's and the next host nation's flag -- and the Olympic motto of "Citius, Altius, Fortius," or "Faster, Higher, Stronger."
Weissmuller was the main story in the Olympic pool with gold medals in the 100m and 400m freestyle and the 4X200m freestyle relay.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1924.html   (1358 words)

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