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Topic: Canoeing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

  Clinton Goveas :: Wikipedia Reference
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee.
Four years later the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris attracted more than four times as many athletes, including 11 women, who were allowed to officially compete for the first time, in croquet, golf, sailing, and tennis.
The 2008 Summer Olympics are to be held in Beijing, China.
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The birchbark canoe used by Native Americans was adopted by French explorers and fur traders during the 17th century.
In 1845, he designed a type of canoe, the Rob Roy, which had a deck and was equipped with a mast and sail as well as paddles.
Olympic races are referred to by a simple code in which the initial letter is K for kayak or C for Canadian canoe and the number refers to the number of paddlers.
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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.
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The 1936 Olympics are best remembered for Hitler’s failed attempt to use to prove his theories of Aryan superiority, but they are also noteworthy because they saw the introduction of the relay, in which a lighted torch is carried from Olympia to the site of the current Games.
However, the Olympic movement was permanently scarred on the morning of September 5, when eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village and made their way to the dormitory of the Israeli team.
The collective mood of the 1992 Olympics was one of guarded optimism that the Olympic movement had successfully survived a difficult two decades of political turmoil.
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 1972 Summer Olympics
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Detroit, Madrid and Montreal were beaten.
White water canoeing[?] is held for the first time at the Olympics.
For the first time, the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative of the referees.
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 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.
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 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.
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 1936 Summer Olympics - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
She was also the first to introduce the Olympic torch to the ceremonies.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) during opening ceremonies.
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 1980_Summer_Olympics - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
Although approximately half of the 24 countries which boycotted the 1976 Summer Olympics participated in these, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States followed by 64 other countries in protest of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
NBC, which had intended to be another major broadcaster, cancelled its coverage in response to the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and became a minor broadcaster as the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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 1976 Summer Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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 lead a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused not to admit the New Zealand team.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert[?], remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
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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.
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 Loomis Chaffee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This could be one of the most memorable summers of your life as you could not merely learn a language, but actually live it by joining a Loomis Chaffee language-immersion program in France or Spain.These five-week programs combine language study, homestays, cultural excursions and recreation to offer an unforgettable learning and travel experience.
Summer in Spain begins with a three-day orientation in a coastal town near Barcelona and ends with three days in Toledo and Madrid.
The selection of Barcelona as the location for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a further validation of Barcelona as one of the emerging cultural capitals of a changing Europe.
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 Mormon Olympics
In an effort to rekindle the spirit of the ancient Olympics of Greece, which had been abolished as a pagan cult by Christian Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I in 393 A.D., the modern Olympic Games were initiated in 1896.
The first Olympics in this modern era were held in Athens, Greece, as a result of the persuasive recommendation of Demetrius Vikelas, a Greek representative of the Pan-Hellenic Gymnastic Club who had come to Paris as a participant in the planning for the new Olympics.
It is ironic that these two years saw no Olympics, considering the fact that right before the war started, the 1936 Games were held in Berlin, where Adolf Hitler tried to exploit the event to justify his ideas about the alleged superiority of the Aryan race.
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 Go For the Gold
The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece — a fitting place to rekindle the spirit of the early Greek Games.
The modern Olympics hold an arts festival, where the culture of the host country is showcased in various art forms.
But such present Olympic contests as cycling, canoeing and sailing, football (soccer), basketball, judo, rifle shooting, and water polo were unknown in early times.
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 1976 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Olympic Flame was "electronically" transmitted from Athens to Ottawa, by means of an electronic pulse derived from the actual burning flame.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic Games, and was not until the financially successful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
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 1984 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In the wake of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies including the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany (but not Romania), boycotted these Olympics.
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
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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").
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).
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 1992 Olympics — FactMonster.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.
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 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.
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 San Diego Metropolitan - The World’s First Binational Olympics Proposed For Tijuana And San Diego - December 2003
The summer Olympics offer competition in 28 sports, with multiple venues for some, including aquatics, archery, athletics (track and field), badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing and kayaking, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, softball, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.
The 2010 winter Olympics have been awarded to Vancouver, Canada, and because the International Olympic Committee often rotates hemispheres, the U.S. bid for a summer Olympics in New York City in 2012 may be jeopardized by the Canadian winter location.
The last U.S.-hosted summer Olympics were held in Atlanta in 1996, preceded by Los Angeles in 1984 and 1932 and by St. Louis in 1904, the first Olympic games in the U.S. While based on ancient Greek games, the modern Olympics were established in Athens in 1896.
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 1980 Summer Olympics - Gurupedia
The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union, the first Olympic Games to be held in a socialist country.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament, leaving only the Soviet team.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
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 The History of the Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
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 1956 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.
Because Melbourne is in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics were held later in the year than former Olympics held in the northern hemisphere.
Inspired by Australian teenager John Wing, an Olympic tradition began when athletes of different nations are allowed to parade together at the closing ceremony, instead of with their national teams, as a symbol of world unity.
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 Wikinfo | 1960 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
South Africa appears in the Olympic arena for the last time under the apartheid regime.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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 Inwit Publishing, Inc. and Inwit, LLC -- Writings, Links and Software Demonstrations - The Science of the Summer Games ...
Today in Olympic competition men and women swim four strokes: the freestyle (which in practice means "the crawl"), the butterfly, the backstroke, and the breaststroke.
In the summer of 1949, at a meet in the U. S., the Japanese sprint swimmer Hironashin Furuhashi unleashed what seemed to be a minor refinement of the kick in the crawl stroke, but it led him and the other Japanese to sweeping victories.
The breaststroke is the most rigidly defined of the Olympic styles; athletes must adhere to six rules, specifying everything from the permissible kick (the frog "backward and out") to the position of the shoulders ("in line with the water").
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 Summer Olympics: Judo
Kano was a member of the International Olympic Committee and an associate of Baron Peirre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement.
Men's judo was not added to the Olympic Games until 1964 and women's judo became an Olympic event in 1992.
In the Olympics there are seven weight categories for men and seven weight categories for women.
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 THE OLYMPIC GAMES - SUMMER GAMES - CANOEING - The American Spectator - Conway's Sports Research
There are nine medal events: Canoe Single (C1) 500m and 1000m; Canoe Double (C2) 500m and 1000m; Kayak Single (K1) 500m and 1000m; Kayak Double (K2) 500m and 1000m; Kayak Fours (K4) 1000m.
Based on performance in the Olympic trials, 23-25 athletes (10-15 men's kayak, 7-10 women's kayak and 6-10 men's canoe) will be selected to participate in the Olympic Selection Camp.
The Olympic Team will be named by the selection committee based on performance at the Olympic Team Trials, team boat combinations and sequencing, demonstrated team boat ability, technical efficiency and physiological testing.
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 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics - WonderStamps.com The Home Of Stamp Collecting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This Olympic souvenir sheet highlights the tennis c...
Olympic canoeing is depicted on this souvenir sheet...
This set of seven stamps honors the 1992 Summer Gam...
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