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  Reference Encyclopedia - 1940 Summer Olympics
The anticipated 1940 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as Games of the XII Olympiad and originally programmed to be celebrated between September 21 and October 6, 1940 in Tokyo, Empire of Japan, were cancelled due to World War II.
With the Olympics cancelled, the major international athletics event of the year turned out to be the annual Finland-Sweden athletics international, held at the new Helsinki Olympic Stadium, exceptionally held as a triple international between Finland, Sweden and Germany.
Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo the 1964 Summer Olympics.
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  1976 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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.
Canada has subsequently hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, and was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the largest city in the province of British Columbia, and it will become the largest major city in a country ever to host a Winter Olympics.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 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[?].
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 2012 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 26 July to 12 August 2012.
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) was put in place to oversee the development of the Games after the success of the bid, and held their first board meeting on 7 October 2005.
London's bid featured 28 sports, in line with other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games two days after it selected London as the host city.
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 1980 Summer Olympics Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
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 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.
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 Olympics facts
For many years the Olympics consisted of only one race, a sprint of 192 metres (210 yards, the length of the stadium) called the "stadion." A second race of 400 metres was added 50 years later.
Olympic medals since 1928 have featured the same design on the front: a Greek goddess, the Olympic Rings, the coliseum of ancient Athens, a Greek vase known as an amphora, a horse-drawn chariot, and the year, number of the Olympiad, and host city.
The modern Olympics is the brainchild of Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France.
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 2004 Summer Olympics information - Search.com
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.
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.
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 1976 Summer Olympics Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Games of the XXI Olympiad were held in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.
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.
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 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)

  
 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Athletics | Will the golden glow soon fade?
For the first time since 1976, there was not a single Briton in the final of the 100m.
Athletics, like many other sports, is also paying the price for the absolute dominance of football in 21st century British life.
While athletics clubs up and down the country struggle to fill teams for league fixtures, football has more than 40,000 clubs at recreational level in England alone.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3608276.stm   (745 words)

  
 1980 Summer Olympics information - Search.com
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.
He won Olympic champion titles in "Finn" and "Tempest" classes before, and as of 2005 remains the only sailor in Olympic history to win gold medals in three different classes.
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 Olympics
At the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, the athlete to beat in women's gymnastics was Olga Korbut, of the Soviet Union.
Comaneci had done what no other Olympic gymnast had ever done: scored a perfect "10" - the board had been built to accommodate a high core of 9.9 (soon after, competitions around the world had to replace or remodel their scoring systems to include a perfect 10).
She won the first Olympic women's competition in the javelin (143 feet, 4 inches) and 80-meter hurdles, setting a world record with her time of 11.7 seconds.
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 Olympics
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.
Olympic medals are awarded to those individuals or teams placing first, second, and third in each event.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

  
 Berlin Olympics (1936) - Research and Read Books, Journals, Articles at Questia Online Library
The winners of the Olympics (and of the Heraea) were crowned with chaplets of wild olive, and in their home city-states male champions were also awarded valuable gifts and privileges.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Mega-Events and Modernity: Olympics and Expos in the Growth of Global Culture ("Supernationalism and the Olympics: The 'Nazi Olympics'" begins on p.
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 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)

  
 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)

  
 Sporting Heroes - A Photographic encyclopaedia of Athletes, Cricketers, Footballers, Golfers, Rugby Players and Tennis ...
His favourite sport to photograph is athletics, not entirely surprising as it was the sport he personally most enjoyed - he was a Leicestershire senior men's 220 yards champion.
Athletics was probably the sport his work was most closely associated with though he also covered Golf and Tennis during the summer months.
It was Ed's photographs in 'Athletics Weekly' that caught the eye of the young George Herringshaw and influenced his approach to sports photography.
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 Wikinfo | 1972 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Detroit, Madrid and Montreal were beaten.
Lasse Virén of Finland won the 5000 and 10000 m (the latter after a fall), a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
For the first time, the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative of the referees.
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 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.
Nationalities given are those of the countries the medallists were representing at the time of the event.
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 Haverford College Athletics: A Century of College Soccer: Haverford College to celebrate sport's humble roots, steady ...
Athletics historians pinpoint the first football contest between two U.S. colleges as a 25-a-side game played by Princeton at Rutgers November 6, 1869.
As Title IX brought the rights of women in athletics into greater focus during the 1970s, Smith defeated Brown University, 4-3, in the first match between recognized varsity teams October 10, 1976.
Lalas, a Detroit native and the 1991 Hermann Trophy/Missouri Athletic Club Award winner as the nation's top collegian, was all-region for Rutgers all four years, and led the Scarlet Knights to the 1989 NCAA semifinals and to a scoreless, penalty-kick loss to UCLA in the 1990 final.
www.haverford.edu /athletics/soccercentennial.htm   (1867 words)

  
 CNN/SI - Olympics - Five hopefuls await decision of Olympic proportions
By the time the Barcelona Olympics came around in 1992, there was little hint of any nation wanting to miss out on this sporting festival in order to make a political point.
Italian Primo Nebiolo, President of the International Amateur Athletic Federation, was scathing of Athens during its recent staging of the World Athletics Championships, questioning the city's ability to host such a major event and criticizing the Greeks for not turning out in sufficient numbers to support it.
Bidding for the Olympic Games can clearly be a precarious occupation, but the candidates feel the ultimate reward is worth the anguish and, indeed, the extortionate sums of money needed just to mount a worthy bid.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/1997/09/01/jones_column   (592 words)

  
 European Athletics - Countdown to Munich - Focus on Belgium who compete in their first ever SPAR European Cup
Gaston Roelants was a European and 1964 Olympic champion in the steeplechase while in the Seventies Emiel Puttemans was a multiple world record-breaker in the distance and Ivo van Damme, who was tragically killed in a car crash aged just 22, won double middle-distance silver at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
Yet despite Belgium's athletics heritage the country makes history next month when their men line up as one of the eight elite European nations for the very first time in the SPAR European Cup.
General Director of Belgian Athletics, Willy Pennoit, believes a number of factors have contributed to the revival and points to the development of two Top Sports Schools for around 40 elite athletes aged 16-18 six years ago as one key element.
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 ipedia.com: 2000 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 Apple Learning Interchange
From Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000, the modern Summer Olympics have brought together countries from all over the globe to participate in the spirit of competition.
You'll be able to send postcards from some of the Olympic cities while you and your students learn about the geography, history and culture of the host metropolitan areas.
Using these resources, together with the publicity surrounding the Olympic Games, you'll be ready for wonderful geography lessons related to not only to the Olympic cities, but also to the countries of the world that send teams or individual athletes to the competitions.
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 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
He is Canada's most successful judoka of all time, earning two Olympic, three world championship and three Pan American Games medals as well as 10 national titles.
Previous Canadian Winter Olympic flag bearers and how they fared in their respective event at those Games.
Previous Canadian Summer Olympic flag bearers and how they fared in their respective event at those Games.
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