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  2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance.
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 2004 Summer Paralympics were also held in Athens, from September 17 to 28.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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.
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.
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.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics   (3849 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)

 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)

Athletics is, in many ways, the embodiment of the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius", meaning faster, higher, stronger.
Athletics (or track and field) is about running faster, jumping higher and throwing further than your competitors.
Today, athletics remains one of the most popular Olympic sports.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=AT   (123 words)

 Egypt in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The original Olympics were held every four years for a span that lasted for almost eight centuries.
In 2004, Egypt has high hopes for three medals, and in what seems like the spirit of this year's event, their best chance for a gold comes from the females, specifically Nahla Ramadan.
At Minsk in May of 2004, Nahla was the biggest star in the field of 262 competitors in both men's and women's weightlifting, and so not surprisingly, even Sport's Illustrated has picked her for Gold in the Women's 75 kg (165 lbs) event at Athens.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/egypt2004olympics.htm   (1359 words)

 Athens 2004 Summer Olympics : Modern Olympics, Paralympci Games
The Athens 2004 Olympics torch relay will be the first to travel the globe and return to the country that gave us the Olympics Games.
The torch for the Athens 2004 Olympics has been inspired from an olive leaf and was chosen to enhance the Flame with its upward dynamic shape.
An Olympic sport is one that should be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries on 4 continents and by women in at least 40 countries on 3 continents.
www.clearleadinc.com /site/sports.html   (1301 words)

 Athens Olympics 2004
Fittingly for an Olympic Games that was, more than most, about beginnings and endings, the honour of carrying the Australian flag and leading the team at the closing ceremony was given to veteran swimmer Petria Thomas.
As is the fate of many Olympic athletes, the members of the men's hockey team who won perhaps the most thrilling of Australia's 17 gold medals will return to relative obscurity once the celebrations have died down.
Olympic historian Harry Gordon speaks to Roy Masters about his impression of how the Games will be remembered.
www.smh.com.au /olympics   (464 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)

 2004 Summer Games
Special Olympics Southern California, a nonprofit organization serving eleven southern California counties, will culminate the spring-summer sports season with the 2004 Summer Games.
The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related development disabilities.
Athletes are encouraged to build on their athletics successes and gain the courage to try new things in all areas of their lives.
www.sosc.org /summer2004fact.html   (179 words)

 UC's Got Game - 2004 Summer Olympics - University of California News Room
In fact, if UC were a country, its 2004 medal total would have been exceeded by only 11 other nations.
This summer, UC Berkeley will send a strong contingent of athletes and coaches to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Keeping with its unprecedented Olympic tradition, UCLA will send 55 players and coaches to the 2004 Olympic Games.
www.universityofcalifornia.edu /news/summerolympics2004.html   (547 words)

 UC Riverside Athletics Training Staff
From 1994 through 2001 he was the assistant athletic trainer at UC San Diego, where he was responsible for the Triton’s 23 intercollegiate teams.
She holds a Bachelors' Degree in physical education with and athletic training concentration from Endicott College, graduating in 2003, and got her Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration biomechanics from San Diego State in 2006.
She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association, and her hobbies include playing soccer, calligraphy and spending time with family and friends.
www.athletics.ucr.edu /training/trainingstaff.html   (789 words)

 University of Hawai'i - Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
Herman Frazier Herman Ronald Frazier, who is the 17th director of athletics at the University of Hawai‘i, hit the island in full stride in 2002 and has never looked back.
From there, Frazier launched his collegiate athletic career at Division III Denison University, and later at Arizona State, where he was an eight-time All-American and team captain of the 1977 national championship track team.
Frazier made a name for himself in the Olympic arena running the leadoff leg of the gold medal-winning 4x400-meter relay team, while capturing a bronze medal in the 400-meter dash at the 1976 XXI Olympiad in Montreal.
uhathletics.hawaii.edu /Admin/frazier.html   (705 words)

 U.S. athletes told to cool it at Olympics - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - May 16, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
NEW YORK — American athletes have been warned not to wave the U.S. flag during their medal celebrations at this summer's Olympic Games in Athens, for fear of provoking crowd hostility and harming the country's already-battered public image.
Four years ago at the Sydney Olympics, members of the victorious American 400-meter relay team were widely condemned for strutting with the U.S. flag after their gold medal presentation.
Americans were booed at the World Athletics Championships in Paris last year largely because of Jon Drummond's histrionic protest at his disqualification from a heat of the 100 meters.
www.washtimes.com /national/20040516-121028-9603r.htm   (720 words)

 Feminist Majority Foundation
The 2004 Olympics also had the fewest all-male delegations.
Title IX is the historic federal law of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs, including athletics.
The payoff was clear in the 2004 Olympics.
www.feminist.org /sports/olympics.asp   (510 words)

 University at Buffalo - Division of Athletics 10 Questions With... - Go Bulls!
The 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece begin in August.
Certainly the more exposure there is — and the Olympics definitely provide that — the better it is for our sport.
Unauthorized use of logos, photos, graphics and story copy is prohibited without prior written permission from the University at Buffalo Athletic Communications Office.
www.ubathletics.buffalo.edu /10questions/ten04-12-2004.shtml   (927 words)

 AthleticsAfrica.Com - Loroupe receives Austrian honour
She took part in several school competitions, but her potential was not discovered by the Kenyan Athletics Association until she was 15.
During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, she suffered from food poisoning.
The 33-year-old is the first Kenyan to have been awarded the prestigious Georg von Opel Award for her active involvement in humanitarian projects locally and abroad.
www.athleticsafrica.com /Outgoing/loroupeaward_ns_120606.html   (210 words)

 Images From Athens :: Photos Courtesy of Associated Press
Susan Williams, of the United States, right, is congratulated by compatriot Barbara Lindquist, after Williams won the bronze medal in the women's triathlon Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Susan Williams of the United States, leads compatriot Barabara Lindquist (32) during the cycling leg of the women's triathlon Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Toby Stevenson of the US clears the bar as he competes in the qualifying round of the men's pole vault at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium, in Athens, Wednesday Aug 25, 2004.
gostanford.cstv.com /genrel/082504aac.html   (570 words)

 Athletics Tickets - Athens Summer Games - 2004 Olympics Schedule
The Athletics competition will take place at Olympic Stadium.
The stadium is in Marousi at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex.
The categories for this sport are Men's and Women's individual events, as well as Men's and Women's team events.
www.tickco.com /athens2004/athletics.htm   (148 words)

 Special Olympics Delaware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Held each June, Summer Games involves nearly 1,000 athletes competing in five sports over a two-day span.
It is the largest annual competition for Special Olympics Delaware.
The 2006 Summer Games were held June 9-10.
www.sode.org /competitions/summergames/index.html   (43 words)

 Silver & Clay - Athletics - Azusa Pacific University
Heading into the final event, the 1500 meters, only 180 points separated the 3 decathletes, who had pulled away from the rest of the field.
The medalists were not in doubt, but who exactly would be the Olympic champion was still at issue.
At the same time that Clay was running the decathlon 1500 meters, his former Cougar teammate Stephanie McCann was competing in the women’s pole vault on the infield of the Olympic Stadium.
www.apu.edu /athletics/stories/6835   (526 words)

 Michigan Tech Athletics
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference hammer throw champion for the second straight year, Blake set the school record in the event with a toss of 185' 6 3/4'' earlier this season.
She was also an honorable mention on the United States Collegiate Athletic Association All-America Team and was a member of the Association of Division III Independents All-Independent Second Team.
Blake, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion in the hammer throw for the second straight year, owns the school record in the event with a toss of 185' 6 3/4''.
www.athletics.mtu.edu /IndexArchive/2004-2005/may.html   (3932 words)

 Pepperdine Voice Magazine Summer 2005 - Pepperdine University
Rodriguez, a fifth-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1992, played professionally for seven seasons with the Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Montreal Expos.
With more than 400 college head coaching victories, Marv Dunphy says he has "the best volleyball job in the world." He led the Waves to their first rst national championship in 1978, and again in 1985.
During a sabbatical from Pepperdine, Dunphy led Team U.S.A. to a Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympics.
www.pepperdine.edu /voice/2005summer/athletics   (216 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Events: Olympics: Summer Games: 2004 - Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
FIG - Athens 2004 - Includes news, stories, photographs, and results from the international governing body of gymnastics.
India In Olympics 2004 - India's participation in the games like hockey, archery, tennis, weight lifting, wrestling, and other sports.
ISAF Athens 2004 Olympic Games - News, schedule, results, and event pages from the international governing body of sailing sports.
dmoz.org /Sports/Events/Olympics/Summer_Games/2004_-_Athens   (340 words)

 Brazil at the 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Brazil competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
In Athens 2004 Brazil competed in all but ten events (Archery, Badminton, Canoeing - Slalom, Cycling - Track, Softball, Gymnastics - Trampoline, Baseball, Water Polo, Hockey and Weightlifting).
Nations at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
www.tocatch.info /en/Brazil_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics.htm   (4558 words)

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