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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.
During the 1996 summer games in Atlanta, Ga., a bomb went off at Centennial Olympic Park, killing 2 (1 as a result of a heart attack) and injuring 111 others; the reason for the bombing remains a mystery.
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)

 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)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Olympic Games in 1996
The 1996 Olympics produced a significant legacy for Atlanta and its leaders.
The opening ceremony on July 19 attracted a capacity crowd of 83,000 to the Olympic Stadium for a display honoring southern culture and the one-hundredth anniversary of the modern Olympic movement.
Many of Atlanta's sports facilities were replaced or upgraded for the Olympics, including the Olympic Stadium, which was refitted as Turner Field, the home of Atlanta's professional baseball team, the Braves.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2042   (1270 words)

 1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Examples of this are the mid-rise dormitories built for the Olympic village which became the first residential housing for Georgia State University and Turner Field which was a modification of the original Centennial Olympic Stadium, and where the Atlanta Braves baseball team now makes its home.
Centennial Olympic Park was also built for the events and is still in use.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1996_Summer_Olympics   (1201 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1996 Atlanta
The 1996 Olympics were meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympics.
The 1996 Olympics would also be Canada's best-ever medal total in a non-boycotted Olympics, with 22 medals, including three gold.
Canada's other gold medal was claimed by rowers Marnie McBean and Kathleen Heddle in the double sculls - the third gold medal they teamed up for in their Olympic careers.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1996.html   (1070 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.
The 1996 Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2008 Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Olympics   (380 words)

 Canada at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2004 by Emilie Mondor - Time-to-Run Canada
This summer being an Olympic one, pretty much everyone was present on the start line of the first race, the 8km on Day 1.
Canada had put up a very good and young team this year on the 4km race.
It is the first cross-country medal for Canada since a team medal in 1983 at a time when the African countries were not yet racing the event.
www.time-to-run.com /canada/xcountry/2004/mondor.htm   (712 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)

 MarathonGuide.com - Marathon Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Canada Post will pay tribute to this summer's Olympic Games and one hundred years of participation by Canadian athletes with two new stamps to be issued on July 28, 2004.
"Canada Post salutes every Canadian athlete of these Olympic and Paralympic Games and wishes them the very best as they strive towards their very own heroic moment." While the modern game of soccer started with the foundation of the Football Association of England in 1863, its roots extend to the opposite ends of the earth.
Women's football was introduced at the 1996 Olympic Games, where the final attracted a world record crowd for a women's sporting event of 76,000 people.
www.marathonguide.com /pressreleases/index.cfm?file=CanadaPost_040712   (666 words)

 1996: THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Summer Olympics: Ukraine debuts (12/29/96)
These are just some of the names that gave Ukraine prominence in the field of sports in 1996 and made its debut as a free nation at the XXVI Summer Olympics, held in Atlanta in July, an unqualified success.
The 1996 Olympic Games, which celebrated 100 years since the Games were renewed, were the pre-eminent sporting event of the year.
Funding for the Ukrainian Olympic movement was provided not only by the government but by Ukrainian organizations in Canada and the U.S. After the completion of the Games, on August 15 the Ukrainian National Association received a letter of gratitude from Mr.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/1996/529611.shtml   (2164 words)

 2002 Olympic Winter Games
In 1990 for Canada and in 1991 for Alberta and Calgary, unemployment rates started to rise again, but the historical meaning of this trend is not tractable because of a redesign in the labor force survey in 1991 which precludes historic comparison.
The inflation rates in Canada, Alberta, and Calgary are all similar and follow the same general trend from 1978 to 1996 (Figure 16).
The Olympics appear to have helped sustain and diversify economic activity during this energy bust, but the impacts were not enough to significantly alter macroeconomic indicators.
www.governor.state.ut.us /DEA/Publications/oly/IV.htm   (3375 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Track stars start quest in heats
Greene, who sobbed while watching the 1996 Olympics from the stands, began his quest for a men's 100-meter gold at the Sydney Games with a celebratory smile.
Defending champion Donovan Bailey of Canada, who set a world record of 9.84 seconds while winning in Atlanta but has been tormented by injuries the past two years, also advanced by finishing third in his heat in 10.39 seconds.
In the shot put, 1996 silver medalist John Godina had the second-best throw of 67 feet, 6¼ inches in the qualifying round.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/news/2000/0921/764720.html   (1012 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)

 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).
Canada skated away with the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey for the first time in 50 years.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/modern_history.htm   (2739 words)

 Olympics: Summer fling leaves medal hopes on thin ice
Australian time, she had set an Olympic record in the 500 meter time trial and had the time to beat with 13 competitors to follow.
She was an alternate on the cycling team in Atlanta in 1996, but felt burned out by the time she began preparing for Nagano.
Chris Witty is one of nine Americans to have competed in the Winter and Summer Olympics.
www.sptimes.com /News/091700/Olympics/Summer_fling_leaves_m.shtml   (848 words)

 1996 Summer Olympics
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounding 111 others, and causing the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
Softball, beach volleyball and mountainbiking debut on the Olympic programme, together with women's football and lightweight rowing.
Michelle Smith of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations, which are later reinforced as she is banned after failing a test in 1999.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1996_summer_olympics.shtml   (430 words)

 International Softball Federation - ISF
For softball the road to the Olympics spanned more than 29 years from the birth of the dream in 1965 to its debut in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
The sport’s Olympic debut was without a doubt the most anticipated and defining moment in the history of the sport.
The Olympics marshaled in a new era for the sport of softball, a progression from the past into what may unfold for the future.
www.internationalsoftball.com /english/events/96_olympics.asp   (1350 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)

 ipedia.com: 1996 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
See also: 1996 Summer Paralympics The Games of the XXVI Olympiad were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounding 111 others, and eliciting the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel IndurĂ¡in winning the inaugural individual time trial event.
www.ipedia.com /1996_summer_olympics.html   (488 words)

 1932 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Fewer than half the number of participants from the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam competed in 1932.
An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/1932_Summer_Olympics   (389 words)

 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The United States are joined by some 50 other countries - including Japan, West Germany and Canada - and many individual athletes from participating nations.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1980_Summer_Olympics   (332 words)

 Sask. trapshooter forced to retire early   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Boll, an international trapshooter from Fillmore who represented Canada at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, said he has been forced to retire because of a ruling by the International Sport Shooting Federation.
He was also surprised that the ISSF would change its rules two years before the 2008 Summer Olympics are scheduled to start in Beijing.
He had already recorded the minimum qualifying score for the Summer Olympics and had his sights on earning a quota spot for Beijing.
www.canada.com /reginaleaderpost/news/sports/story.html?id=0afc40dc-d7c3-48ae-b09e-c57d05a24f5c&k=43869   (546 words)

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The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus).
Television commercials for the Chevy's C6 'Vette debut during the Summer Olympics.
Rudolph, 38, read a statement apologizing to victims of the bomb he exploded at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
www.lycos.com /info/olympics--summer-olympics.html   (421 words)

 1996 Olympics — Infoplease.com
The Atlanta Games were certainly the largest (a record 197 nations competed), most logistically complicated Olympics to date and perhaps the most hyped and overcommercialized as well.
Olympian effort; looseleaf manufacturer, trade binder and design firm team up in attempt to lure 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta.......
Atlanta Olympics in 1996 expected to boost region's tourism.
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0201963.html   (581 words)

 MDO - Kerr experiences golf at the world level for Canada - 11/21/1996
Over the summer, Kerr, a native of Pointe Claire, Quebec, won the Quebec Amateur Tournament, putting him in the front running to be named to the Canadian Amateur Team.
Canada finished three shots behind third-place Spain in fourth, marking its best finish since it won the tournament in 1984.
The last thing he wanted to do was catch up on homework, he said, having been gone for two weeks playing golf and enjoying the warm sun.
www.mndaily.com /daily/1996/11/21/sports/kerr21   (629 words)

 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics License Plate
These are heady times in deed for Canada's Left Coast, and the Olympics promise to be an excellent venue in which to showcase the province.
On the two previous occasions that the Olympics have been held in Canada, the host provinces have both issued special license plates.
The 2010 Winter Olympics are an event that definitely ranks in importance with these past occassions, and should be commemorated with its own license plate as well.
www.bcpl8s.ca /Olympics.htm   (511 words)

 Orienteering in the Olympics
To be eligible for inclusion in the Summer Olympics, the sport must be practised by men in at least 75 countries across four continents and by women in at least 40 countries across three continents.
The IOF preferred Olympic disciplines are an individual race and a mixed relay.
The 2006 Olympic application was presented to the IOC in December 1999.
orienteering.ie /tio/94/OLYMPICS.htm   (1553 words)

 Runner's & Triathlete's Web Olympics: COC Revises Controversial Standards Policy
The Canadian Olympic Committee’s change of heart has come too late for marathoner Bruce Deacon, who was kept home from the last Summer Olympics — and has since retired.
Deacon, 38, competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, but didn’t qualify for the 2004 Olympics after the COC instituted controversial new qualification criteria requiring athletes to run times that were faster than the international federation standard, as well as show potential to finish in the top 12.
This week’s relaxing of the COC’s summer Olympic team selection criteria means that summer selection standards are now consistent with those for the winter Olympic team.
www.runnersweb.com /running/news/rw_news_20051205_Korn_COC.html   (733 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - U.S. women's hoops team not in gold-medal form - Monday August 21, 2000 06:17 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- With the Olympics fast approaching, the U.S. women's basketball team is still a long way from reaching gold medal form.
Canada and the United States will meet again in Dallas on Wednesday and in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday.
This is not the relentless, smooth-running machine that swept through Atlanta in winning the 1996 gold medal.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2000/08/21/usa_canada_wbb_ap   (741 words)

Or should I say the Olympics survived Atlanta.
ATLANTA -- Olympic memories are made of this, that and a whole bunch of things.
Yet, apparently, the worst was sitting home, watching NBC try to make heroes of every American who ever wore running shoes or a bathing suit.
www.canoe.ca /Olympics/home.html   (179 words)

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