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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.
As the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated with their own teams for the first time since 1936.
Badminton and women's judo became part of the Olympic programme, while slalom canoeing returned to the Games after a 20-year absence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (543 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
The winter Olympics were begun in 1924 and were held in the same year as the summer games until the 1994 winter games in Lillehammer, Norway, when the alternating cycles began.
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, reflected a changed political landscape: the 172 participating nations and territories included the Unified Team (with athletes from 12 former Soviet republics), a reunited Germany, and South Africa, which was allowed to compete for the first time since 1960.
The Olympic games are competitions of individual athletes, not of nations, and the IOC does not keep national scores; however, the media of all nations report national standings according to one of two scoring systems.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 words)

 Badminton Olympics, Olympic Badminton, Olympic Games Badminton, Badminton Athens 2004
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles), two opposing pairs of the same sex (men's doubles or women's doubles), or two opposing pairs of both sexes (mixed doubles).
Although the size of a badminton court is smaller than that of a tennis court, the distance ran by a player in a match can be much greater than in tennis.
Badminton was invented by British soldiers in Pune, India in the 19th century.
olympics.russiansabroad.com /sport_detail.aspx?pageId=3   (433 words)

 The Sports Network - Olympics
Badminton was invented long ago, but it was played under a variety of conditions, including courts of different dimensions, shuttlecocks and rackets of varying designs, even many different sets of rules defining the basic game.
Badminton took its name from the Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the home of Duke Beaufort, where the sport was played in the last century.
Badminton made its first Olympic appearance in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain and will be making its fourth all-time appearance in the Olympics in 2004.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=olymp/news/bon3350050.htm   (1224 words)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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)

 Summer Olympics: Badminton
Badminton, as we know it today, was first played in 1860 in England but it is probably much older than that.
In order to play badminton you need shorts, a short sleeve shirt, a net, a racket, a shuttlecock, and a few friends.
To score in badminton you must be serving to your opponent, the serve must be diagonal, the server's feet must be on the ground, the serve must be made under the waist.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/badminton.htm   (274 words)

 2000 Summer Olympics - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millenium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
During the raising of the Olympics Flag, the Olympic Hymn was sung by the Millennium Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
Organisation of the 2000 Summer Paralympics was the responsibility of SPOC the Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/2000_Summer_Olympics   (2303 words)

 The Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Throughout the thousands of years that the Greeks competed every four years in the Olympics, there was war only 75% of the time among the various city states, including the famous pelopponesian war (Kids: Go here for some great information about this fantastic war that changed the world!) of 845BC.
It was not until the Olympics of 662AD that the athletes finally agreed to wear clothes, as the local shoe company finally agreed to pay rights fees in the amount of 16 drachma per athlete.
Since the Olympics were first televised in 1824, there have been 4100 sports attempted and rejected, including horse racing along the beach, indoor mountaineering, synchronized golfing, shuffleboard, chess, rhythmic gymnastics, and pizza toss, the favorite sport of the Italians.
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 2004 Summer Olympics - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/2004_Summer_Olympics   (2374 words)

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.
www.gbrathletics.com /olympic   (336 words)

 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

 A Brief History of Badminton in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Badminton has been a part of the Commonwealth Games since 1966, and Canadians have won gold medals in the men's singles and ladies doubles events, and silver and bronze medals in all other events.
Testimony to badminton's status in the world of amateur sport came in June, 1985 when the International Olympic Committee announced the inclusion of badminton in the 1992 Summer Olympics as a full medal sport.
Badminton Canada acts on their behalf, Canada wide and internationally, in certain matters judged vital to the continued growth and professional conduct of the sport.
www.badminton.ca /corpnews/history.html   (1406 words)

 Olympics Pathfinder
He began and served as president of the International Olympic Committee for 29 years, which is now the "supreme authority over the Olympic Movement" (Olympic Primer).
The Modern Olympic Games are referred to by Roman numerals designating the number of the particular games, with the first being the one held in Athens in 1896.
In the summer of 1936, Tony runs away from his home above his family's Italian restaurant in Chicago, while in Berlin David is present at the Olympics and prepares to move to America.
eaglesnest.dsc.k12.ar.us /hs/library/pathfinder/olympics.htm   (3353 words)

 Badminton Ancient History & Cartoon Fun from Brownielocks.
The Bath Badminton Club was organized in 1877 and developed the first written rules, which for the most part are still the ones used today.
Badminton has struggled to become part of the summer olympics for years.
And Badminton was finally added to the Olympic program in 1992 with singles, doubles competitions for men and women.
www.brownielocks.com /badminton.html   (893 words)

 Denyse Julien and Charmaine Reid Ruled off the team for the Summer Olympics
Following a conference call involving Badminton Canada, the COA, the players and their lawyers Thursday, adjudicator Richard McLaren of London, Ont., ruled the two had not met COA standards.
Badminton Canada spent $250,000 sending athletes around the world in the last year.
Canada's badminton contingent for Sydney now consists of: Robbyn Hermitage of Kitchener, Ont., and Milaine Cloutier of Granby, Que., in women's doubles; Mike Beres of Mount Pleasant, Ont., and Kara Solmundson of Winnipeg in mixed doubles; and Brent Olynyk of Vancouver and Bryan Moody of Pointe-Claire, Que., in men's doubles.
www.caaws.ca /olympics/2000/badminton/badmin_july14.htm   (400 words)

 Olympic Badminton Events
The 1992 Olympics in Barcelona was the first official recognition of badminton as an olympic level sport.
- England is the birthplace of modern badminton and the BBC coverage does justice to this heritage.
The badminton museum they host sounds interesting, but there are no pictures of it...
www.chiff.com /olympics/olympics-badminton.htm   (384 words)

Her victory lap with silver medallist Elana Meyer, a white South African, symbolised hope for the future of the Olympic Movement.
Apartheid was abolished in South Africa, which allowed the country to participate in the Olympic Games again, for the first time since 1960.
At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the independent teams of Estonia and Latvia made their first apparition since 1936 and Lithuania sent its first team since 1928.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1992   (306 words)

 HoustonChronicle.com - Sports: Summer Olympics 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Olympic coverage from: 9/14 - 9/15 - 9/16 - 9/17 - 9/18 - 9/19 - 9/20 - 9/21 - 9/22 - 9/23 - 9/24 - 9/25 - 9/26 - 9/27 - 9/28 - 9/29 - 9/30 - 10/1
The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided today that Angel Perez, a 1992 Olympic kayaker for his native Cuba, can compete for the U.S. team in Sydney even though he's been a citizen for only a year.
Teresa Edwards is savoring her fifth Olympics, but she still provided spark today to charge the U.S. women's basketball team in a 90-61 rout of Cuba.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/oly/00/oly918.html   (366 words)

 Equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The events of the Equestrian at the 2004 Summer Olympics featured three equestrian disciplines: dressage, eventing and jumping.
All three disciplines are further divided into individual and team contests for a total of six events.
The Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre, on the outskirts of Markopoulo in the Attica region of Greece, hosted the dressage and jumping events while the eventing took place in the nearby Eventing Park.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Equestrian_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics   (698 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)

 1992 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The year IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch brought the Olympics to his native Spain marked the first renewal of the Summer Games since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany in 1990.
Carl Lewis earned his seventh and eighth career gold medals with a third consecutive Olympic win in the long jump, and an anchor-leg performance on the American 4x100-meter relay team that helped establish a world record.
1992 Olympics - The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union...
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 Summer Olympics 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Marion Jones completed what probably was the most one-sided sweep of the sprints in Olympic history with her runaway victory in the 200 meters.
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.
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)

 The New York Times > Sports > Olympics > Badminton
Badminton made its Olympic debut in 1992 at Barcelona.
The Atlanta Olympics in 1996 not only raised the sport's profile in the United States, but also internationally, as corporations scrambled to tap into markets in Asia, where the sport is wildly popular.
Badminton appeared in the United States as a New York society game in the 70's.
www.nytimes.com /top/news/sports/olympics2004/badminton   (408 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Badminton Fan Guide
Badminton became a full competition sport at Barcelona in 1992.
Asian countries won 14 of the 15 medals four years ago.
Hidden inside is a small metal screw that may be adjusted for weight and altitude considerations.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/badminton/s/viewers.html   (213 words)

 1992 Olympics
After Olympic favorite and world champion Dan O'Brien failed to even make the U.S. team, Dave Johnson, the new favorite, settled for the bronze.
Cuba made its Olympic return rewarding, capturing seven boxing golds as well as the gold in baseball.
Memorable Olympic Moments: Mark Spitz - Ambitious Mark Spitz claims seven golds and an Olympic record by Mike Morrison Mark Spitz swims for...
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114882.html   (550 words)

 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The International Olympic Committee released news today saying that the IOC executive board has approved places for more women to participate in the summer Olympic Games and that the number of women in the games continues to grow, bringing the IOC closer to gender equity.
The Olympic gold was the latest in a string of successes for the Chinese star, bound to become an even bigger hero in China, as the gold is China's first ever in Olympic athletics competition.
The promise to take the Olympic Torch to the top of the worlds' highest mountain was made by the Mayor of Beijing, Liu Qi, in the documents that Beijing presented when making their bid for the 2008 games.
www.internationalgames.net /olympic.htm   (8644 words)

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