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  Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, two years after French educator Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games of ancient Greece be revived to promote a more peaceful world.
Although the Olympic Charter, the official constitution of the Olympic movement, proclaims that the Olympics are contests among individuals and not among nations, the IOC assigns to the various NOCs the task of selecting national Olympic teams.
Women’s Olympic sports have grown significantly since then, and currently women account for approximately half of the members of teams, except in teams from Islamic nations, where the level of female participation is generally lower.
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 Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
Because the 1980 Games in Moscow and the 1984 Games in Los Angeles were affected by large boycotts, the team from the host nation was able to claim an unprecedented triumph in both cases.
At the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea, Lewis repeated his victory in the long jump and was awarded a belated gold in the 100-meter race after the apparent victor, Canadian Ben Johnson, was disqualified for having taken banned drugs.
One of the highlights of the Games was the performance of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who tied a record (set in 1980 by USSR gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin) with eight medals in one Olympics (six gold and two bronze).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562380_3/Olympic_Games.html   (1714 words)

 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.
Barcelona, the birth city of IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, was selected over Amsterdam, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brisbane and Paris in Lausanne, Switzerland in October 1986.
South Africa was allowed again to participate in the Olympics after a 28 years suspension in the Olympic Games for its apartheid policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (589 words)

 What to know about barcelona olympics
At the barcelona olympics, this torch was lit by a paralympic archer.
The bright colors had their own meaning for the olympic games in barcelona ; the blue was the omnipresent blue Mediterranean sea and the yellow was to show the bright sunshine and hospitality so characteristic of Spain.
For the 2004 olympic games, the torch came back to the barcelona olympics stadium and was then sent on to this year´s host, the Greeks.
www.barcelona-information.com /barcelona-olympics.html   (282 words)

 992 Barcelona, Spain
The Olympic Games of Barcelona were characterized as the "Olympics of passion, technology, pragmatism and of the Mediterranean mentality".
Barcelona was waiting for the day that it would be awarded the desired games, and organization that accompanied such a prize.
It was in the Games of Barcelona that the US Dream Team made its presence for the first time.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Sports/olympicgames/1992/barcelona.htm   (225 words)

 kiat.net: Olympic Games Barcelona 1992
The year IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch brought the Olympics to his native region of Catalonia in Spain marked the first renewal of the Summer Games since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany in 1990.
The Games in Barcelona, with 9367 athletes from 169 countries, were the first since 1972 to be free of a boycott.
On 25 July 1992 in Barcelona, Nelson Mandela, the President of the Republic of South Africa, thus witnessed the parade of the first South African multiracial team at the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXV Olympiad.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/25barcelona.html   (1259 words)

 Xerox become an Olympic Games sponsor in..?
The first Olympic Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia, famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera.
Heineken/Athenian Brewery, Grand National Sponsor of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games since February 2001, is the producer and importer of a wide portfolio of beer brands in Greece.
Under the terms of the sponsorship agreement, Hyundai Hellas in partnership with Hyundai Motor Co is supplying the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games with a fleet of Hyundai sedans and minivans to meet the immense transportation requirements of the tens of thousands of athletes, VIPs, officials and journalists.
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 The former Olympic staff working at the forum relive the Barcelona Games at the balcony screen area · Forum 2004
Thirty staff members of the Forum Barcelona 2004 that worked twelve years ago in the Barcelona Olympic Games gathered today at noon at the balcony screen area to relive their experience of the historic event.
At noon, the former staff of the Barcelona Olympic Games gathered for a photo session with the media at the balcony giant LED screen that showed the spectacular images of the Barcelona games’ opening ceremony.
There was a replica of the Olympic torch that was transported throughout the country; the Olympic uniforms and T-shirts; Cobi the Barcelona ’92 Olympic pet; pins and photos and an Olympic flag along with one of the arrows used by athlete Antonio Rebollo in his training to light up the Olympic fire.
www.barcelona2004.org /eng/actualidad/noticias/html/f044521.htm   (545 words)

 Olympic Mascots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This was the mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
The was the mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games
This was the mascot of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games
www.sunburyhps.vic.edu.au /potatoes/olympicmascots.htm   (155 words)

 Olympic Games Pictograms 1992 Barcelona
The person in overall charge of the visual style of those Games was the great designer Otl Aicher, under whose direction a series of sports and services pictograms were created from a basic geometric formula.
In Barcelona, though the Munich shapes were still used as a starting point, the break in style was more audacious, as the geometric formula was abandoned in favour of the characteristic line of the emblem created by Josep.
The services pictograms were intended to guide the public in the surroundings and the interior of the Olympic units, whether competition venues, training facilities or service centres.
www.olympic-museum.de /pictograms/Picto1992.htm   (264 words)

 Olympic_Games_History (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Dennis Green's first Olympics were the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and his last was the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
Australians have won 14 Olympic medals, (1 Gold to Clint Robinson in the K1 1000m at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, 5  Silver and 8 Bronze).
Due to the immense cost of a man-made courses, the Munich Olympic Games would be the last time that Slalom would appear until the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in Spain.
www.canoe.org.au.cob-web.org:8888 /default.asp?MenuID=AC_Information/93/0,Olympic_Games_History/37/2133   (440 words)

 Official Olympic Games Report 1992 Barcelona
This is particularly true for the Olympic Games, where the poetry of the moment may cause it to miss a detail, overlook a fact or distort the measurement of time.
The energy and the enormous human potential that spring from the Olympic Games serve fundamentally for that purpose: to prove that people are still anxious to live moments of joy.
A further contribution to Olympic knowledge is the glossary, which you will find in the appendices to this volume, which defines the terms found in the Olympic Charter or commonly used by COOB'92.
olympic-museum.de /o-reports/report1992.htm   (1900 words)

 Olympic Games Barcelona 1992
In the first set, both players held on to their service games, until the sixth game, when Rosset broke Ivanišević's service, which is his strongest weapon, even on a subsoil as 'tough' or lethal as this, which the Spaniards constructed for their own players.
At 0-4 Ivanišević won one game, and at 1-5 another, so that the set was concluded with 2-6 and the match with 0-3.
His game is full of surprises, he was responsible for the biggest surprise of the whole tournament, he beat top favourite and champion Courier in three sets.
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 Past Olympic Games | Olympic Spirit | Visa Olympic Partnership
For the first time in modern history, during the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games a sporting event was held in the Ancient Olympia Stadium.
Even though mens' bobsleigh has been an Olympic sport since 1924, womens' bobsleigh is included for the first time at these Olympic Games.
Tennis returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 64 years; Steffi Graf wins the women's title.
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 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPIC GAMES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Spanish city of Barcelona, which got the International Olympic Committee's nod over Brisbane when it came to choose the host for the 1992 Games, provided Australia with one of its best Olympic results in history with seven gold medals, nine silvers and 11 bronze.
The medal haul was led by the swimmers.
Gary Neiwand, the Commonwealth Games champion, was second in the 1000m sprint behind Germany's Jens Fiedler.
abc.net.au /olympics_1996/game1992.htm   (1059 words)

The Great Britain Olympic Team at the end of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games realized their technical training methods must change in order to compete successfully in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The goal is to bring a total professional focus to Olympic training for their elite athletes.
The 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta will take place in a temperature range of 22 degrees C (low), 31 degrees C (high), 26 degrees C (average) and percentage humidity of 87% (AM average), to 51% (PM average).
www.tfn.net /Olympics/brits5.html   (719 words)

 1992 Barcelona Olympic Stadium (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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 400-meter relay team that helped establish a world record.
Cuba made their Olympic return rewarding, capturing seven boxing golds as well as the gold in baseball.
www.california.com.cob-web.org:8888 /~csuppes/Olympics/1992Barcelona/index.htm   (331 words)

 Barcelona tours: barcelona pictures: Montjuic and the Magic Fountain-a virtual pivate tour of barcelona.
Montjuic's Magic Fountain was built in 1929 and restored in 1992 for the Barcelona Olympic Games.
Barcelona’s Magic Fountain, located at the foot of the steps up to the Museum of Catalan Art (Museo National del Arte de Catalunya) on Montjuic mountain, was built in 1929 for the Barcelona World's Fair.
After many years of decay and disuse the city restored this little known attraction for the 1992 Olympic Games; thrilling, spraying and entrancing visitors and citizens ever since.
www.barcelonaexperience.com /spotlight/fountain.htm   (654 words)

 RunningMovies.com: Olympic Games
The Golden Games: The History of the Modern Olympic Games 1896-2004
Olympic Glory- The Golden Years: Aussies and Kiwis at the Olympics
Stride to Glory: Volume 4 Sydney 2000: The Official Highlights of the Sydney Olympic Games
www.runningmovies.com /olympic.htm   (373 words)

 Barcelona Olympic Games Official Report
Foreward, Introduction, Editor's note, the City of Barcelona, origin and history of the Olympic Games, the "candidature" of Barcelona, the bid process, the selection process and selection of Barcelona for the Games, appendices including an Olympic glossary and list of medal winners since 1896.
This volume covers the Games in detail, the opening and closing ceremonies, the Olympic torch run, the cultural Olympiad, the various residences for athletes, officials, press, etc., services, statistics and tables.
In previous Olympic Games similar results were published in a different & less expensive format made available to the public.
www.harveyabramsbooks.com /barcelonareport.html   (436 words)

 1992 Summer Olympics (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lights the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow into the cauldron.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while White water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
1992-summer-olympics.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (416 words)

 RunningMovies.com: Film Listings "B"
NBC filmed the games in 1992 (above), then Bud Greenspan and Cappy Productions, Inc. spent their time delivering them in this 1993 release which was worth the wait.
The track athletes include Derek Redmond who tore a hamstring in the semi-final of the men's 400m race, but finished with the assistance of his father; 10,000 meter runner Khalid Skah who won a gold medal, was disqualified and then reinstated; and Evelyn Ashford who at 35 was the oldest sprinter.
This video provides some of the most memorable moments from the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games including footage of the opening and closing ceremonies, Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, Gail Devers and the Australian gold medal performances at the games.
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 Barcelona Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olimpic) Photo gallery
The Barcelona Olympic stadium (Estadi Olimpic) was the venue for the 1992 Olympic games that ran from July 26 to August 21 of that year.
Today the Barcelona Olympic stadium is open to visitors to take a look around and see where all the action took place.
To start the photo tour of The Barcelona Olympic Stadium click here now or click on the first picture in the table below.
www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com /albums-en/olympic-stadium/index.html   (157 words)

 Olympic Games 1992. The olympic route Barcelona, Spain
It's a place where you can stroll, ride a bike or study the offer of the small stalls that, on certain days of the week, are set up in the open air and sell anything from paintings to articles of cut glass.
The Olympic Stadium of Montjuïc has a capacity for 55,000 spectators, which can be increased to 77,000 with the incorporation of temporary terracing.
It is formed by a large concave metallic grid which supports the glazed ceramic tiles and the zinc sheets which ensure impermeability.
www.spaindreams.com /eng/bcn2.htm   (491 words)

 The Olympic Games
Because of Australian quarantine laws, the equestrian events were held in Stockholm, Sweden.
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
www.janecky.com /olympics/games.html   (76 words)

Her victory lap with silver medallist Elana Meyer, a white South African, symbolised hope for the future of the Olympic Movement.
In the end, Yugoslavia was banned from taking part in any team sports, but individual Yugoslav athletes were allowed to compete as "independent Olympic participants".
Discover the election results for this edition of the Olympic Games.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1992   (241 words)

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