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  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.
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 1972 Summer Olympics
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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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.
At the heart of the Olympic Movement is the International Olympic Committee (IOC), currently headed by Jacques Rogge.
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.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

 1936 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
She was also the first to introduce the Olympic torch to the ceremonies.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
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 1980 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union.
On March 21, 1980, following the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, American president Jimmy Carter announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
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 1980 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which had intended to be another major broadcaster, 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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 ipedia.com: Summer Olympic Games Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Olympic victory is generally considered to be the most prestigious achievement in any field of sport.
The modern Olympic Games were founded in 1894 when Pierre Fredi, Baron de Coubertin sought to promote international understanding through the sporting competition.
On the bright side it did, however, seem that the drug testing and regulation authorities were at last catching up with the cheating that had been widely to be endemic in athletics for some years, and it was generally held that the 1992 Barcelona Games were cleaner, although not without incident.
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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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 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)

 1976 Summer Olympics Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
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.
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 Special: Athens Olympics 2004 | The Christian Science Monitor
In early February of 1980, the Olympic news at Lake Placid, N.Y. was that US President Jimmy Carter was asking the International Olympic Committee to move the summer games from Moscow.
The USSR refused to attend the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
The official reason was "alleged violations of the Olympic Charter by US authorities," but Monitor correspondent Gary Thatcher paints a picture of plain-old politics: "Although the Soviet authorities will never officially admit it, they are exacting belated retribution for the US boycott of the Moscow Olympics of 1980." PDF.
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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.
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.
She has appeared twice for the U.S. in the FIFA Women's World Cup (1999 and 2003) and was a gold medal winner for the U.S. in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
www.haverford.edu /athletics/soccercentennial.htm   (1867 words)

 The Summer Olympics, an Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Of the six Olympic games between 1900 and 1920, there were six different distances for the marathon.
The 1928 Amsterdam games were notable for being the first games which allowed females to compete at track and field athletics, and benefitted greatly from the general prosperity of the times alongside the first appearance of sponsorship of the games, from Coca-Cola.
This contributed to the 1980 Games being a less publicised and less competitive affair, which was dominated by the host country.
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 CNN/SI - Athletics - Kenyans upset by Spanish athletes in distance races - Saturday May 29, 1999 12:07 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
The 60,000-seat stadium was inaugurated earlier in May with an eye on landing the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Olympic champion Deon Hemmings and American world record holder Kim Batten met again in the women's 400 hurdles with Batten taking the victory this time in 53.99, far off her world mark of 52.74.
Olympic 10,000 champion Fernanda Riberio of Portugal was beaten in the women's 3,000 with compatriot Marina Bastos winning in 8:38.13.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /athletics/news/1999/05/29/seville   (418 words)

 Bryn Mawr College Rowing
The following year, she was a member the United States Olympic Team, but was unable to participate in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow due to the national boycott.
Bower caped her successful international rowing career at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where she won the gold medal in the Women's Eight.
Her stepson, Pete Cipollone, was the coxswain of the Men's Olympic Gold Medal 8 in Athens, Greece.
www.brynmawr.edu /athletics/intercollegiate/crew/coach.htm   (408 words)

 BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Athletics | Will the golden glow soon fade?
The pool of fit, athletically-gifted children in Britain from which future Olympic champions might come is shrinking at an alarming rate.
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 /sport2/hi/olympics_2004/athletics/3608276.stm   (745 words)

 Response: The Seattle Pacific University Magazine
Chosen for their athletic success as well as their character, these individuals are legendary in Falcon sports history.
Athletic Director Tom Box says the new Hall of Fame serves the Athletic Department’s goal of developing leadership as well as sports ability by recognizing people who embody that goal.
Foreman himself was selected to coach for the 1980 Summer Olympics, the 1983 World Championships and the 1986 Goodwill Games.
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 1896 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
These were the first celebration of Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
This is remarkable as the Olympics not for a long time allow professional to compete with the sole exception of The final of the amateur foil event a French battle won by Eugène-Henri Gravelotte.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in Olympic stadium with Launceston Elliot of Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
www.freeglossary.com /1896_Summer_Olympics   (968 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
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 intention not to participate on May 8 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion an Islamic nation and the first of her in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the time at the Olympics won by Joan Benoit.
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 "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)

 CNN/SI - Athletics - Nebiolo eulogized as a giant in track - Tuesday November 09, 1999 07:18 PM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
He was able to elevate athletics to the place it deserved in our contemporary society," said Samaranch, who eulogized the multilingual Nebiolo in Spanish, French and English.
Nebiolo led the International Amateur Athletic Federation since 1981 and was an IOC member for seven years.
Olympic Stadium is also home to the annual Golden Gala track meet, an event Nebiolo started in 1980 to bring together athletes from the United States and Soviet Union after the U.S.-led boycott of that summer's Moscow Olympics.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /athletics/news/1999/11/09/nebiolo_funeral_ap   (533 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1980 Moscow
The modern Olympics have had their share of boycotts, but nothing approaching the magnitude of the Moscow Summer Olympics in 1980.
Number of national delegations that marched in Opening Ceremony under Olympic flag instead of national flag: 16 During the opening ceremony 65 delegations paraded behind their national flag with 16 exchanging their national colours for the Olympic flag, a signal of peace.
This soon showed in the all-around event, where he first-place finishes on the rings and vault with second places in the horizontal bars and the parallel bars, and third places on the pommel horse and the floor exercise.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1980.html   (1542 words)

 London Paralympic Games 2012 - Disabled Olympics
The International Olympic Committee says that London 2012 will enable the country to provide facilities and services for elite athletes, as well as encouraging participation in sport well after the 2012 Games are over.
In 1960, the Olympics were held in Rome, and Guttmann brought 400 wheelchair athletes to the Olympic city to compete.
While the Olympics went to Mexico in 1968, the Paralympics were staged in Israel and four years later were held in Heidelberg while the Olympics were in Munich.
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 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 athletics events (commonly known today as "track and field" in the United States), which were held in the Panathenaic Stadium, had the most international field of any of the sports.
In the first modern Olympics of 1896, women were not allowed to compete, but there was an unofficial competitor in the marathon, a poor Greek woman who became known as 'Melpomene'.
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 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
It was the first time the Olympics were held in a socialist country.
The only other time before, where one part of the Olympics was in a different city was when Stockholm, Sweden hosted the equestrian events in the 1956 Summer Olympics while the rest of it was in Melbourne, Australia.
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
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 UC's Got Game - 2004 Summer Olympics - University of California News Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
This summer, UC Berkeley will send a strong contingent of athletes and coaches to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games.
In addition to athletes representing the United States, Olympians with Cal connections include a basketball player for New Zealand, crew members for Norway, Canada and Serbia Montenegro, a softball player for Greece, and swimmers for Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Poland, Malaysia, Sweden, the Philippines, Thailand and Lithuania.
Olympic experts at UC Davis, on topics including nutrition, biomechanics, injury prevention, sports psychology, orthopaedic surgery and cycling
www.universityofcalifornia.edu /news/summerolympics2004.html   (547 words)

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