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  1992 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
All of the IOC countries participated in the Games for the first time since Munich 1972 Summer Olympics.
One of the main musical themes of the 1992 Games was "Barcelona", written especially for the Games by Freddie Mercury, shortly before his death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (562 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ LocalColorArt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In the wake of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies including the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany (but not Romania), boycotted these Olympics.
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/1984_Summer_Olympics   (871 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.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ga/Games_of_the_I_Olympiad.html   (896 words)

 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their fascist ideology.
Rower Jack Beresford won his fifth Olympic medal in the sport, and his third gold medal.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1936_summer_olympics.html   (481 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics - Gurupedia
Athens was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly having lost the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
After that, the International Olympic Committee expressed its concern over the status of the progress of construction work of the new Olympic venues.
Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, is still currently under construction, with an estimated completion date of July 20, some three weeks before the games open.
www.gurupedia.com /2/20/2004_summer_olympics.htm   (442 words)

 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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1972_summer_olympics.shtml   (395 words)

 Wikinfo | Steve Backley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Steve was now heading to Sydney, Australia for the 2000 Summer Olympics in a much improved state of mind in an attempt to win his first gold medal.
He must have thought that he was within of the Olympic gold he so desired but in the third round two-time champion Zelezný made it three in a row breaking Steve’s shortly held record with 90.17.
With no further improvement Steve took home his second Olympic silver in a row with Sergey Makarov taking bronze and falling one place short of the medal achieved by his father Aleksandr at the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics in the same event.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Steve_Backley   (1199 words)

 The Sports Network - Olympics
These events, commonly referred to as "athletics," were the primary competition of the 1896 Olympic Games also held in Athens, and served as the foundation of the ancient Games at Olympia.
The 1992 and 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Gail Devers would be next in line after her fourth-place finish at the Olympic Trials, but she may pass to focus exclusively on the 100m hurdles competition, giving way to Jones.
The South African- native became a U.S. citizen in December 2000 after finishing ninth in the 1992 Olympics and 31st in 2000 in the marathon, and a 13th-place finish in the 10,000 meters in 1996.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=olymp/news/BON3377222.htm   (7201 words)

 2000 Summer Olympics
Although the country-to-be had no National Olympic Committee yet, they were allowed to compete under the Olympic Flag[?].
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.factspider.com /20/2000-summer-olympics.html   (791 words)

 1928 Summer Olympics
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
The torch relay was however not started until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Women's athletics and gymnastics debuted at these Olympic, in spite of criticism.
www.fastload.org /19/1928_Summer_Olympics.html   (254 words)

 1992 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yugoslav athletes are not allowed to with their own team but may compete the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Five the six golds were in individual events Eric Heiden 's record for individual gold medals at single Olympics.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme white water canoeing returns to the Games a 20-year absence.
www.freeglossary.com /1992_Summer_Olympics   (519 words)

 Athletics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Linford Christie at 32, became the oldest 100m champion in history to win Olympic Gold, in 1992 at Barcelona.
British women athletes won 12 Silver medals before the first Gold was won by Mary Rand in Tokyo (1964) in the long jump and Ann Packer who won the 800m at the same Games.
Tessa Sanderson was the first British woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in a throwing event - she won the javelin at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/athletics.asp   (579 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Olympics 2012 | Cities unveil Olympic bids
Paris, the favourite, was first to launch its candidacy, with a glitzy ceremony at the Eiffel Tower on Friday.
The city lost out to Beijing for the 2008 Games and also missed out in 1992, but it is confident it can win now.
Moscow hosted its first and only Olympics in July 1980, the first time the Games were held in a Communist country.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/olympics_2004/olympics_2012/3402847.stm   (800 words)

 1980 Summer Olympics
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.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1980_summer_olympics.shtml   (273 words)

 1936 Summer Olympics - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their Nazi ideology.
She was also the first to introduce the Olympic torch to the ceremonies.
Despite being from non-fascist countries the Canadian Olympic Team and the French Olympic Team saluted Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
www.psychcentral.com /psypsych/1936_Summer_Olympics   (891 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics
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.
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.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia2004.html   (1809 words)

 Summer Olympics: Judo
Kano was a member of the International Olympic Committee and an associate of Baron Peirre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement.
Men's judo was not added to the Olympic Games until 1964 and women's judo became an Olympic event in 1992.
In the Olympics there are seven weight categories for men and seven weight categories for women.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/judo.htm   (199 words)

 River Falls Public Library - 2004 Summer Olympics
Discusses unusual and memorable athletic performances that have taken place in the history of the summer Olympics.
An overview of the athletic accomplishments of the track star who has been called the "first lady of the hepathlon".
Individual biographies of the seven young women whose talent, determination and spirit electrified the crowds and audience during the 1996 Olympics.
www.rfcity.org /library/kids/olympics.html   (420 words)

 1960 Summer Olympics
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
South Africa appears in the Olympic arena for the last time under the apartheid regime.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro[?] at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
www.fastload.org /19/1960_Summer_Olympics.html   (275 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Los Angeles was the only city to bid to host the 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).
The People's Republic of China returns to the Olympics after a long absence and wins 15 gold medals.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/1984_Summer_Olympics   (307 words)

 City Mayors: 2012 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was inspired to revive the Olympic Games of Greek antiquity.
The 1980 Olympics in Moscow, boycotted by the United States and some other countries over the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, are still remembered by some in the Olympic movement.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) left their candidature until the last minute, but in the end Rio de Janeiro was selected ahead of Sao Paulo, the country’s biggest city, to be Brazil’s representative.
www.citymayors.com /features/2012olympics.html   (4831 words)

Her victory lap with silver medallist Elana Meyer, a white South African, symbolised hope for the future of the Olympic Movement.
Men's basketball was open for the first time to professionals, allowing the creation of the "Dream Team" (USA-basketball), which included Magic Johnson, M. Jordan, L. Bird and C. Barkley.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) launched an appeal for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the first time.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1992   (221 words)

 Former NSU Athletes Brown, Sturrup to Run in 2004 Summer Olympics
Brown was an All-American in the 400 at NSU.
Brown, the 2001 silver medalist at the 2001 Outdoor World Championships, was on the fourth-place 1,600 relay team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Sturrup has not competed in 2004 due to a stress fracture in her left leg, but she been cleared to compete in the Olympics.
www.nsu.edu /athletics/story.php?id=367   (292 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Marie-Jose Perec, a three-time Olympic champion sprinter so reclusive she's been dubbed the "Greta Garbo of athletics," was ruled out of the Sydney Games after fleeing Australia the eve before she was to compete.
Some of the world's top track-and-field talents will be notable by their absence when the athletics section of the Olympics begins Friday with the first heats in the women's 800 meters.
U.S. sprinter Inger Miller reiterated Wednesday she had canceled her appearance in the Olympic 100-meter sprint in an effort to keep up her Olympic dream in the 200-meter, where she is the reigning world champion.
www.active.com /special_events/olympics_2000/track_field.cfm   (1332 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics! [Archive] - Unofficial Steven Seagal Forums
At the Olympic Games in Sydney four years ago, Anne Montminy and Emilie Heymans won a silver medal in synchronized diving, which was new to the Olympic menu then, and Montminy also won a bronze in the individual 10-metre tower.
Former US Olympic athletics hero Carl Lewis is also due to hold the emblem of the Games aloft for a short stage of its 53km (33 mile) journey, which begins today and ends with the lighting of the flame of the 49th Olympiad on Friday.
Devers, 37, won the gold medal in 1992 and 1996 and has also qualified for the 100m hurdles, an event in which she has yet to win an Olympic title although she is a three-times world champion.
www.steven-seagal.net /forum/archive/index.php/t-3934.html   (18365 words)

 Special Olympics World Summer Games 2003 - Skibbereen Host Town
The Czech Special Olympics is a voluntary, independent and non-profit organisation, which unites individuals and groups participating in and supporting the Special Olympics Programme.
The main goal of the Czech Special Olympics is to enlarge the base for regular, consistent and well-organised sports and training programmes for people with intellectual difficulties.
It enables one to recognise and share the pure joy of the athletes, their skills and effort and most importantly to join the world of winners.
www.skibbereen.ie /specialolympics/czech.htm   (679 words)

 1988 Olympics
For the first time since Munich in 1972, there was no organized boycott of the Summer Olympics.
Cuba and Ethiopia stayed away in support of North Korea (the IOC turned down the North Koreans' demand to co-host the Games, so they refused to participate), but that was about it.
Otherwise, Steffi Graf added an Olympic gold medal to her Grand Slam sweep in tennis, Greg Louganis won both men's diving events for the second straight time, and the U.S. men's basketball team had to settle for third place after losing to the gold medal-winning Soviets, 82-76, in the semifinals.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114845.html   (503 words)

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