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 Boxing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boxing, also called pugilism, Western Boxing, prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called "rounds".
Earliest evidence suggests that boxing was prevalent in North Africa during 4000 BC and the Mediterranean in 1500 BC.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, Olympic boxing was encouraged in schools, universities and in the armed forces, but the champions usually came from among the urban poor.
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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)

  
 Boxing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
At the Olympic Games, there is an electronic scoring device and points are only awarded if three of the judges push their buttons within one second of the punch being landed.
Boxing was part of the Ancient Olympic Games, where contestants had simple leather straps tied round their hands and trained with primitive versions of today's punch bags.
Boxing was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1904, where there was also a demonstration of the women's boxing.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/boxing.asp   (543 words)

  
 Wikipedia: 1932 Summer Olympics
An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
Babe Didrikson wins two gold medals in the javelin throw and the hurdles event, and only loses a third in the high jump because her jumping technique is ruled inferior and is placed second.
Finnish star Paavo Nurmi is barred from competing in the Olympic for being a professional.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1932_summer_olympics.html   (198 words)

  
 olympic games summer and winter locations and history of the games
The Olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia and though there were important athletic competitions held in other Greek cities in ancient times, the Olympic Games were regarded as the most prestigious.
Participation in the Olympic Games was originally limited to free born Greeks, but as Greek civilization was spread by the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Games drew entrants from as far away as Antioch, Sidon and Alexandria.
The organizers had planned the first modern Olympics for 1900 in Paris, but later decided to move the date forward to 1896 and to change the venue to Athens, though the local government of the Greek capital was initially hostile to the idea.
worldatlas.com /aatlas/infopage/olympic.htm   (1007 words)

  
 1976 Summer Olympics Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The Games of the XXI Olympiad were held in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Montreal defeated Moscow and Los Angeles, which would organise the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
In a protest to a tour of South Africa by the New Zealand rugby team, Tanzania led a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused to not admit the New Zealand team.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/1/19/1976_summer_olympics.html   (353 words)

  
 Boxing News : Adams : Amateur Boxing: Whoxs Next?
In 1976, we were introduced to the Spinks brothers (Leon and Michael) as well as the Sugar man, Ray Leonard.
Amateur boxing then began to slip from the public view until one big right hand in 1996 by David Reid brought some excitement back into the sport.
To be considered a medal prospect at the Olympics, a boxer must have certain qualifications behind him, such as experience, which is a key factor when facing the likes of the Germans, Russians and the Cubans.
www.maxboxing.com /Adams/Adams011504.asp   (753 words)

  
 Olympics
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)

  
 The Dream Team
In the summer of 1976, these and other skirmishes told the world that the United States was reemerging as a prizefighting superpower.
Olympic-style boxing, ring historians generally agree, had become a concern more for Communist countries and their sports machines, while the gold medal standard was coming to mean less and less for Stateside athletes.
Indeed, by the 1976 Olympics in Montreal the Soviet Union and Cuba, winners of the lion's share of gold medals in Munich, were expected to dominate again.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /events/1996/olympics/daily/aug3/boxing.html   (1940 words)

  
 Wikipedia: 1948 Summer Olympics
After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
With World War II in recent memory, Germany and Japan were not invited for the Games, although Italy was.
For the first time, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.
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 Olympics
At the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, the athlete to beat in women's gymnastics was Olga Korbut, of the Soviet Union.
Comaneci had done what no other Olympic gymnast had ever done: scored a perfect "10" - the board had been built to accommodate a high core of 9.9 (soon after, competitions around the world had to replace or remodel their scoring systems to include a perfect 10).
She won the first Olympic women's competition in the javelin (143 feet, 4 inches) and 80-meter hurdles, setting a world record with her time of 11.7 seconds.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Greats/Century/Olympics.htm   (1668 words)

  
 Summer Olympics 2000 Team looking for twelve-gold Games
Sagarra was flanked by Jose Barrientos, president of the Cuban Boxing Federation, at a news conference to announce the 12-member team.
Savon won Olympic gold medals in the 201-pound class at Barcelona in 1992 and at Atlanta.
Teofilo Stevenson was Olympic heavyweight champion for Cuba at Munich in 1972, Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980.
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 Olympics: Boxing
Boxing did not take place in a ring, which meant there was no opportunity for cornering.
The boxing champion of the 79th Olympiad in 464 B.C., Diagoras of Rhodes was the ultimate noble ancient athlete.
But Stevenson turned down offers to box beyond the amateur spotlight, leaving his legacy as one of the best boxers in Olympic history: the first man to win the gold medal in the same division three times.
www.sptimes.com /2004/08/08/Olympics/Boxing.shtml   (1004 words)

  
 2004 Summer Olympics medal count - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the full table of the medal count of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The number of silvers is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze.
1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
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 EdGate Summer Games
Olympic boxers must be between the ages of 17 and 32; competitions are held in 12 weight divisions ranging from light flyweight (up to 48 kg, or about 106 lb) to super heavyweight (over 91 kg, or more than 200 lb).
Olympic-style boxing is faster than the professional game, and the rules are vastly different as well.The scoring system in amateur boxing awards a point to the fighter who can connect with a punch and move away before his opponent can do the same.
Pushing an opponent or pinning him against the ropes with the shoulder or forearm are both allowed in professional boxing, but in Olympic boxing they are punished.
www.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/boxing.php   (772 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)

  
 1984 Summer Olympics
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit[?].
www.y2z.org /19/1984_Summer_Olympics.html   (411 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott to protest the fact that the national rugby team of New Zealand had toured South Africa and New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympics.
Clarence Hill of Bermuda earned a bronze medal in boxing’s super-heavyweight division to give Bermuda the honor of being the least populous nation (53,500) ever to win a medal in the Summer Olympics.
The Olympic flame arrived by air, sent in the form of an electronic signal by a telephone cable towards a transmitter in the direction of a satellite from the Intelsat network.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1976   (430 words)

  
 Boxing News :: Articles : Why We Didn't See Foreman vs. Holmes In The 1970's
To most boxing historians and observers, the 1970s are often referred to as one of the best eras in heavyweight history.
In 1976 Norton was better than he was in 1978 and would have been able to wear down the 1976 Holmes.
But Holmes showed nothing through December of 1976 indicating he had the potential to be a special fighter, let alone the great one he went on to become.
www.boxingscene.com /index.php?m=show&id=1622   (3733 words)

  
 1988 Summer Olympics
South Korea's government became a democracy under the pressure of organising the Olympics.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1988_summer_olympics.shtml   (329 words)

  
 ipedia.com: 2000 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
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.ipedia.com /2000_summer_olympics.html   (836 words)

  
 1976 Olympics
In 1970, when Montreal was named to host the Summer Olympics '76, organizers estimated it would cost $310 million to stage the Games.
Nadia Comaneci - Gymnast, born 12 November 1961, Perfect-scoring Romanian gymnast of the 1976 Olympics
The Barcelona Olympics and the perception of foreign nations: a panel study of Japanese university students.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114748.html   (422 words)

  
 Boxing News :: Articles : Sugar Ray Leonard - The Only Other Sugar
When his boxing career concluded he would be best known for winning a gold medal during the 1976 Olympics and winning world titles in five different weight classes as a pro.
After Sugar Ray Leonard won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics, he was brought to Hall Of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee to help guide and teach him the pro game.
The boxing world thought the way to beat Hagler was to back him up, which Leonard showed was a fallacy.
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 Sports and Games/Olympics/Olympics Sub-category List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The lowest Olympic show-jumping score obtained by a winner is no faults, and is shared by FrantiĀšek Ventura of Czechoslovakia, on Eliot, 1928; Alwin...
The most Olympic gold medals won in an endurance event is five by Steve Redgrave (United Kingdom) who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic...
The most Olympic diving medals won is five, by Klaus Dibiasi (Italy, three gold and two silver from 1964 to 1976) and Greg Louganis (USA, four gold...
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 Timeline 1976
1976 Jan 15, Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for her attempt on the life of President Ford in San Francisco.
1976 Jul 4, Jonathan Netanyahu, brother of Benjamin, led and was killed in an Israeli raid called Operation Thunderball that rescued the [105] hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
1976 Aug 22, EPA scientists reported that they had discovered plutonium in the ocean sediment off the SF coast and radioactive cesium leaking from containers 120 miles east of Ocean City, Md. Some 62,000 steel drums of nuclear waste were dumped into the oceans from 1946-1970.
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 Sports Trivia Championship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Name 2 of the 5 US boxers who won gold medals in boxing in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Name the only man to win the 200 meters and the 400 meters in the same Olympics.
This current US Senator (from Colorado) was a member of the US Judo team in the 1964 Olympics.
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