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  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)

 Olympics - BR Bullpen
Baseball and softball were voted out of the 2012 Olympics in London, however both remain eligible to be re-added for the 2016 Olympics.
Baseball was scheduled to be part of the program at the cancelled 1940 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 2008 Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Olympics   (380 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
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.
The Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

 stratotommie's Web site | Cultural Impact of Cricket and Baseball
The first game of baseball under Cartwright rules was played on June 19, 1846 at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ, just two years after the first international cricket match was played at the same field between the United States and Canada.
Baseball was first added to the Official Olympic schedule in 1992 at the Barcelona summer games.
The similarities between cricket and baseball are like a child having the same color eyes as his or her parent.
home.centurytel.net /tfisch04/cricket_baseball.htm   (1413 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Baseball is held as an exhibition for the sixth time.
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/1984_Summer_Olympics   (990 words)

 Baseball, softball dropped for 2012 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
IOC president Jacques Rogge said baseball and softball, two sports invented in America, would be eligible to win their way back into the Olympics for 2016.
Baseball and softball, which will remain on the program for the 2008 Beijing Games, are the first sports eliminated from the Olympics since polo in 1936.
Baseball, which became a medal sport in 1992, has been vulnerable because of steroids in the United States and the absence of major league players from the Olympics.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05189/535105.stm   (766 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)

 NBA.com: Summer Sanders
Summer Sanders pursues and achieves excellence in all facets of her career, be it in front of the television camera or in the swimming pool.
Summer also served as an on-site reporter for NBC at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and was also an on-air correspondent for NBC Sports at the Ford Gorge Games in Portland, Oregon in July 2002.
Summer Sanders is the co-host of NBA Inside Stuff, a position she has held since December 1997.
www.nba.com /inside_stuff/summer_bio.html   (1039 words)

 Summer Olympics: Baseball
To play baseball you need a ball, a glove, a bat, a helmet, a uniform, and catcher's gear if you are a catcher and a baseball field, of course.
The positions for a baseball game are pitcher, catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, centerfield, left field and right field.
If you want to be a baseball player when you grow up, it would be better for you to start playing at an early age.
www2.lhric.org /Pocantico/olympics/baseball.htm   (347 words)

 1964 Olympics - BR Bullpen
Baseball was a demonstration sport at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
It was also the second Tokyo Olympics that was scheduled to feature baseball, as the 1940 Olympics were canceled.
While baseball was a demonstration sport the American squad was not considered part of the official United States Olympic team.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1964_Olympics   (267 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympics Sports - IOC recommends dropping baseball, softball - Wednesday August 28, 2002 08:49 PM
The International Olympic Committee's program commission made the recommendations in a report delivered to the IOC executive board, according to Olympic officials familiar with the document.
Baseball, a former demonstration sport, became a full medal event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Golf, which was in the Olympics in 1900 and 1904, was proposed for inclusion in the Atlanta Games but was blocked because of controversy over the membership policy of the Augusta National club, which has no women members.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2002/08/28/dropping_sports_ap   (900 words)

Baseball's stature in the history of the United States is perhaps reflected more clearly in a simple dictionary rather than in the seven-centimetre-thick baseball encyclopaedia.
In the United States, baseball and the English language are interwoven.
Baseball's all-time home-run champion is a man named Sadaharu Oh, who hit 868 during a legendary career in baseball-mad Japan.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=BB   (184 words)

 Olympic Preview: Baseball
This did have the same effect as allowing professional basketball players to play in the 1992 games, as Major League Baseball was in the middle of the pennant race when the games took place.
Baseball was a "demonstration" sport seven times between 1912 and 1988.
In the three previous Olympics where baseball was an official sport, the United States has come away with two medals, a bronze in Atlanta in 1996 and a gold in Sydney in 2000.
www.factmonster.com /spot/ol-baseball.html   (289 words)

 Baseball America: Baseball Eliminated From Olympics After 2008
The International Olympic Committee, following the lead of its president, had secret-ballot voting on all 28 sports on the Olympic program Thursday, and baseball and softball were the only two that failed to receive the majority of votes needed to stay in the Games.
Baseball is far from the only sport, though, that does not have its top professionals in the Olympics, with soccer being the most obvious example.
The World Baseball Classic will be a World Cup-style tournament with 16 nations likely using their best players, and because it will be in the spring and has MLB’s backing, major league players should be on most rosters.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/news/050708olympics.html   (855 words)

 Baseball America - Will Classic Resurrect Olympic Baseball?
Olympic officials have long frowned on MLB not making any of its top stars or players available for the Olympics--as does the National Basketball Association in its offseason and the National Hockey League during its regular season--instead sending mainly minor leaguers in 2000 and 2004.
Orza said, however, that doubts as to baseball's international appeal also hurt the sport's image particularly in the eyes of Europe-based voters, who perhaps could be swayed by the success of the WBC.
Orza emphasized that while last summer's vote appeared to kill baseball for the 2012 London Games, the decision could be revisited: "I know the IOC has the power to reinstate baseball for 2012," he said, "and that deadline has not yet passed." Orza said that he did not yet know the specific deadline.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/features/060320wbcolympics.html   (996 words)

 SportingNews.com - Your expert source for IOC may reconsider baseball, softball
Seven months after they were voted off the Olympic program, the sports could get a second chance from the International Olympic Committee when members consider possible reinstatement during their annual session next week on the eve of the Turin Olympics.
Baseball, an Olympic sport since 1992, and softball, which debuted in 1996, were narrowly voted out at the IOC assembly in Singapore in July.
Notari, an Italian, stresses that baseball is the national sport in numerous countries in the Americas and Asia.
www.sportingnews.com /olympics/articles/20060204/702153-p.html   (801 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)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Summer Games should draw lots of interest in Japan - Wednesday August 23, 2000 02:26 PM
Latest: Wednesday August 23, 2000 02:26 PM SYDNEY (Reuters) -- With professional baseball players allowed for the first time, high soccer hopes and a friendly time zone, the Sydney Summer Olympics should be a winner in Japan, officials said on Tuesday.
Professionals were not allowed in baseball's debut as an official Olympic sport in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta four years ago.
While baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, interest in how the soccer team does in Sydney has also increased because of the 2002 World Cup to be hosted by Japan and South Korea, Yuki said.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2000/08/23/baseball_feature   (609 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.
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lit the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow to the cauldron.
The two main musical themes of the 1992 Games were "Barcelona", written five years earlier by Freddie Mercury and interpreted as a duet with Montserrat Caballé during the opening ceremonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (688 words)

All 28 federations whose sports currently make up the Olympic program will be represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics, provided they sign an agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency, IOC President Jacques Rogge said.
The International Baseball Federation unanimously adopted the World Anti-Doping Code in October 2003, and the IBAF's anti-doping rules implementing provisions of the code took effect May 1.
Baseball has been recognized as a medal sport since 1992 after being held as a demonstration event in both the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.
www.baseball.ca /eng_news_story_print.cfm?NewsID=40   (231 words)

 The Baseball Guru - North Koreans Finding a Taste for America's Pastime by Gary Garland
North Korea used to have baseball teams prior to the nation's liberation in 1945 from Japanese colonial rule, which were branded as a "sport of American imperialism," and banished.
Some baseball games were played early in the 1960s by ex-Korean residents in Japan who had been repatriated to the North, however, they also disappeared from sight in the 70's.
The North's interest in baseball is said to have been influenced by the development of the sport in China, and was furthered by Asian countries' prize winning in the Olympics since baseball was adopted as a regular sport from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
www.baseballguru.com /ggarland/analysisggarland12.html   (349 words)

 Welcome to USA Baseball: About USA Baseball
Due to an act of Congress in 1978, USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport and represents baseball in America as a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Baseball Federation (IBAF).
USA Baseball is responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.
For their accomplishment, the USA Olympic Team was named the 2000 Team of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/usa_baseball/about.jsp   (704 words)

 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
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.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2000_summer_olympics.shtml   (670 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
In time, baseball became so popular that it was scheduled to become an official sport at the 1940 Olympic Games in Japan.
One notable change to the traditional baseball rules is that the game ends if the home team leads by 10 or more runs after six-and-a-half innings or if the visitors lead by the same margin after seven innings.
Do you know where the "strike zone" is? Baseball for Beginners explains a bunch of baseball-specific terms and can tell you exactly how the game is played.
www.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/baseball.php   (619 words)

 1992 Olympics — Infoplease.com
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.
Memorable Olympic Moments: The Man with the Golden Shoes - The Man with the Golden Shoes Michael Johnson sets the pace in 1996 by John Gettings Michael...
PPV Olympics begin talks with nets to clear channels.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114882.html   (550 words)

 The History of the Olympic Games
They were held in the same year as the summer Olympics until 1994, when they began to be held on separate 4-year cycles that were staggered by two years.
Small, local festivals were being called “Olympics” as early as the 17th century in places like England and France, but the discovery of the ruins of Olympia in the 19th century sparked interest in the games once again on an international scale.
The Olympic relay, another well-known symbol of the games, in which the torch is lit in Olympia and run to the host city, was introduced in 1936.
www.wam.umd.edu /~leannajf/olympics.html   (1072 words)

 Sports: Love of baseball lands area coach in Sweden
But this summer, he found the offer to help the Swedish national team attempt to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics irresistible.
Baseball is not the most popular sport in Sweden, but Mathews said there is some talent.
As for the sleeping part, that was tough due to the 22 hours of sunlight during the Swedish summer.
www.sptimes.com /2005/07/10/Sports/Love_of_baseball_land.shtml   (647 words)

 Summer Olympic Baseball Tickets Olympics Ticket Brokers Buy and Sell All Olympic Games Tickets Olympics official site ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher, and an offensive player called a batter attempts to hit it with a tapered, cylindrical, smooth stick called a bat.
Baseball is sometimes called hardball to differentiate it from the closely related sport of softball and other similar games.
The market value for the Summer Olympic Baseball tickets, which is based on supply and demand, determines the price we charge for them.
www.ticketexplore.com /sports_olympics/summer_olympic_baseball_tickets.asp   (873 words)

 Summer Olympics
Sailing first became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, where time handicaps were used to referee the race.
Olympic racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one-design classes based on similar weights and dimensions.
Olympic history abounds with tales of athletes who overcame crippling adversity to win gold medals, but Karoly Takacs' comeback may be the best.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0214546/solympics.html   (1844 words)

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