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Topic: Biathlon at the 1984 Winter Olympics

  Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
The 1940 Winter Olympics had originally been awarded to Japan, and were supposed to be held in Sapporo, but Japan had to give the Games back in 1938, because of the Japanese invasion of China in the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
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 MSN Encarta - Winter Olympics
The Olympics organization is headed by a president, elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members for an initial period of eight years.
Biathlon was introduced in 1960 (1992 for women) and is a sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Men’s speed skating was introduced at the inaugural Winter Olympics; the women had to wait until 1960 for their inclusion.
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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.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
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.
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 Encyclopedia: 2006 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This will be the second time that Italy has hosted the Olympic Winter Games, as it hosted the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, and the third time overall that Italy will have hosted an Olympic Games, as it also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.
This will be the second time that Italy will host the Olympic Winter Games, as it hosted the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, and the third time overall that Italy will host an Olympic Games, as it also staged the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.
See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 France and opened on Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the Soviet Union had done so since the Soviet Union first entered the Winter Games in 1956.
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 1984 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
Skier Jure Franko won Yugoslavia's first Winter Olympics medal; a silver in the giant slalom.
Sarajevo 1984: Virallinen olympiakirja = The official photo-monography of the Organizing Committee of the XIV Olympic Wi...
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 1984 — Sarajevo, Yugoslavia - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
With most insiders expecting Sapporo, Japan, or Goteberg, Sweden, to earn the right to host the 1984 Winter Olympics, host privileges surprising are awarded to Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, marking the first and only time the Winter Games are conducted in a Socialist nation.
Although the 1984 Games are remembered for the host city’s hospitality and problem-free program, civil war consumes Sarajevo in the coming years, with competition venues destroyed or turned into military positions.
With the IOC opting to cover the expenses of one male and one female athlete per country, the number of participating countries jumps from 37 to 49 in 1984.
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 1984 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.
The first Winter Games held in a Communist country.
Skier Jure Franko won Yugoslavia's first Winter Olympic medal; a silver in the giant slalom.
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 1994 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
For the first time, the Winter Olympics were not held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympic flame was brought into the stadium by a ski jumper.
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 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").
At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host-city.
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.
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 Sporting Life - Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first modern Olympic games were held in 1896 but it was not until 1924 that the first Winter Games were held.
Winter Sports had long had their own World Championships with speed skating first holding theirs in 1893, and the first figure skating World Championships taking place in 1896 - the same year as the first Olympics.
The US Olympic Association (USOC) and the Amateur Hockey Association both sent teams representing America and the ICO threatened to cancel the event unless the dispute was resolved.
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 2002 Winter Olympics - Winter Olympics History
Salt Lake City is named host city of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 at the 104th IOC Session in Budapest, Hungary in the first ballot vote.
From 1928, the Olympic Winter Games were held every four years in the same calendar year as the Olympic Games.
Squaw Valley was the debut of the Biathlon and the staging of Speed Skating events for female contestants, with Helga Haase (Germany) capturing the first gold medal in the sport, winning the 500-meter race.
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 BlackCultureClothes.com.com - Winter Olympics
The Olympics have always reflected the political goings-on in the world, and for this reason, the 1964 games in Innsbruck, Austria were particularly noteworthy.
The IOC awarded the 1976 Olympics to Denver, Colorado, but after two years of preparation and financial squabbling, the people of Colorado refused to fund the major event through public taxes.
Calgary's Olympics in 1988 were well received by both athletes and spectators, however, there were some concerns regarding the facilities, and the choice of competition sites.
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 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Innsbruck 1976
Two Olympic flames burned brightly at Innsbruck; one each was lit for the Austrian city's host roles in 1964 and 1976.
Sixty thousand spectators were present at the opening ceremony of the XII Winter Games and 200 million people watched it live on television.
Denver originally was the odds-on favorite to be host to the 1976 Games, but concerns about the financial cost of the Games, the possible environmental effect and concerns over a negative effect on the state's winter tourism prompted the local population to reject hosting the Games through a referendum.
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 Encyclopedia: 1984 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
1984 Winter Olympics Logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo.
The Olympic Oath, written by Pierre de Coubertin was first taken by an athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.
As the equestrian events in 1956 were held in Stockholm, there were two speakers of the Olympic Oath in that year.
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 History of the Modern Summer and Winter Olympics from Fanbay.net
The Summer and Winter Olympics of 1932 were both held in the United States, in Los Angeles, CA and Lake Placid, NY, respectively.
The Olympic facilities were as impressive as the cutting edge facilities that brought the Summer Olympics to a new level in Munich (1972).
The Winter Olympics of 2002 were overshadowed by the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001.
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 1980 Winter Olympics
The Games of the XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, United States of America.
Another candidate city was Vancouver-Garibaldi, Canada; they withdrew before the final vote.
Hanni Wenzel won the women's giant slalom and slalom, making Liechtenstein the smallest country to produce an Olympic champion.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
The inaugural Winter Olympics were a resounding success in the picturesque spa town of Chamonix, France.
The 1936 Winter Games were held in the twin Bavarian towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen just three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The Bosnian city of Sarajevo was virtually unknown on the global stage when the Winter Olympics landed in the Balkans for the first time.
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 Saudi Aramco World : Olympics in the Nearest East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Furthermore, the region can almost always guarantee earlier and deeper snow than winter resorts in, say, the Mont Blanc massif or the Jura, thanks to an odd quirk in weather patterns: warm moist air sweeping eastward from the Adriatic Sea is trapped behind the Dinaric Alps and meets icy currents of air from Siberia.
Its Olympic Committee has already carved new ski trails onto the flanks of Mount Bjelasnica, restored a 90-year old observatory on the summit - for use as a restaurant, and as a command center for the men's downhill ski events - and built bob-sled runs, ski lifts and jumps.
Work is also proceeding on slopes, trails and runs for slalom, cross-country and bob-sledding races as well as an event called the "biathlon" - a contest in which skiers with rifles shoot at targets along a 20-kilometer cross-country ski course (12.5 miles).
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 1984 Olympics
In 1984, the East Germans edged into the lead in the battle of state-controlled athletic programs, winning three more golds (9–6), while the Soviets won one more overall medal (25–24).
Daley THOMPSON, 25, training for the 1984 Olympics at the University of California.
Flirted: Peter Ueberroth, the former baseball czar and 1984 Summer Olympics organizer, with a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Alan Cranston (D., Calif.).
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 The First Four Olympics (I.S.H.A.)
The Winter Olympic Games, although provided for in the charter of the International Olympic Committee as founded in 1895, was an orphan child for several reasons.
The Winter Olympics were on course, hosting a truly international quadrennial ski meet, attracting participants from the far corners of the ski world.
At an IOC executive session at the Olympics, the Swedish delegate, Col. Holmquist, declared that in his opinion, although there were ski organizations in the United States and Canada, neither “had the necessary competence to organize ski events.” Nevertheless, the IOC delegates as a whole welcomed the idea of an American Winter Games.
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 usnews.com - Winter Olympics 2002 - War and Olympics
From ancient to modern Olympics, a timeline of peace and war throughout the games.
Mountain Standard Time on February 8, the world's top Olympic official will climb the platform in the Salt Lake City stadium and issue a call for an Olympic truce that will be televised around the planet.
In the drive for a global Olympic truce in the summer of 2004, the Athens-based International Olympic Truce Center has persuaded the foreign ministers of longtime rivals Greece and Turkey to sign a truce petition (as individuals, not as government officials, however).
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 2002 Winter Olympics
By finishing 20th in the 10-kilometer biathlon sprint Wednesday at the Winter Olympics, Spc.
His WCAP teammates were further back after their runs at Soldier Hollow, the Olympic biathlon and cross country venue two miles northeast of Midway.
The soldiers all agree that the Olympic biathlon and cross country successes will be critical in building support for their sports and developing future athletes.
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 1984 olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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The first day of the 1984 Olympics was to be the worst day in traffic history.
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 The Winter Olympics
Despite the objections of Modern Olympics' founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the resistance of the Scandinavian countries, which had staged their own Nordic championships every four or five years from 1901-26 in Sweden, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned an “International Winter Sports Week” at Chamonix, France, in 1924.
The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and began a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.
Winter Sports: Gold rush in the hills; Sestriere's preparations for next year's Winter Olympics are well underway.Sarah Barrell checks up on progress in the Italian Alps and finds a world-class ski resort taking shape.(Features)
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 1984 Winter Olympics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 1984 Soviet medalist found dead - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
Figure skater Kira Ivanova, a bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympics, was found dead in her apartment, the chairman of the Russian Figure Skating Federation said Friday.
Ivanova's neighbors found her covered with knife wounds, said figure skating official Valentin Piseyev.
She had been battling alcoholism in recent years, he said.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway showed great Olympic form Sunday by easily winning the 15-kilometre mass-start event at a World Cup biathlon meet in Anterselva, Italy.
Biathlon Canada's Roger Archambault discusses the program's 12-year Olympic medal drought.
A biathlete must be able to transform from a rabbit to a rock in 15 seconds.
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 Winter Olympics - 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was the slowest performance (margin-wise) in Olympic history.
Predictions: The United States has never won an Olympic medal in biathlon, and last season, Jeremy Teela was the only single-digit finisher in an international race, placing ninth in the sprint at the World Championships.
Even though there are some promising young athletes on the U.S. squad, these Olympics will be dominated by the Russians and the Nordic countries.
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