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 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The events in the Winter Olympics include: ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton (a type of sledding), curling, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, slalom, downhill (Alpine) skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined (skiing plus ski jumping), and biathlon (skiing and shooting).
The Olympic flag was first used in the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
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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 NPR : 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report
At recent Olympic trials for the biathlon -- an event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting -- several U.S. hopefuls were soldiers, training for the Olympics at a time of war.
The 1932 speed skating gold medalist was killed in a car crash, just three weeks before his grandson is to compete in the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Some fans of the card game bridge want it to be included in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
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 ipedia.com: 1924 Winter Olympics Article
Cross country skiing at the 1924 Winter Olympics
Originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver ("International Winter Sports Week") and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held in Chamonix between 25 January and 5 February 1924 were later designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the '''Ist Olympic Winter Games.
However, no such designation was made in 1924, nor by the IOC at any time, and many Olympic historians now consider them to be full medal events.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Speed skating, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing and luge events were slashed from the program due to unseasonably warm weather.
The 1994 Games did not suffer from the quick turnaround as the Lillehammer Olympics are considered among the most successful Winter Games in history.
The inaugural Winter Olympics were a resounding success in the picturesque spa town of Chamonix, France.
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 CTV.ca Hughes first Cdn. to win in Winter, Summer Games
Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Sask., who won a gold medal with the Canadian women's hockey team on Thursday, also competed in softball at the Sydney Olympics while Sue Holloway of Halifax competed in cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Games and in kayaking in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
SALT LAKE CITY - Clara Hughes found herself in lofty company on Saturday when she became the first Canadian to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, skating to a bronze in the women's 5,000-metre long track speed skating event.
Hughes of Winnipeg, a double-bronze medallist in cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, finished in six minutes 53.53 seconds to earn the bronze in the 5,000.
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 CTV.ca Hughes first Cdn. to win in Winter, Summer Games
Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Sask., who won a gold medal with the Canadian women's hockey team on Thursday, also competed in softball at the Sydney Olympics while Sue Holloway of Halifax competed in cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Games and in kayaking in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
SALT LAKE CITY - Clara Hughes found herself in lofty company on Saturday when she became the first Canadian to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, skating to a bronze in the women's 5,000-metre long track speed skating event.
Hughes of Winnipeg, a double-bronze medallist in cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, finished in six minutes 53.53 seconds to earn the bronze in the 5,000.
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 International Games News July 2000
Another Canadian, Sue Holloway competed in the 1976 Winter Olympics in cross-country skiing and in the 1976 and 1984 Summer Games in kayaking.
With Montreal still paying off its bills from the 1976 summer games, and Montreal residents still in a sour mood from those games it would seem unlikely that the citizens of Montreal would support such a bid.
The pavilion is home for the national gymnastics team and has been used for various national level competitions since the Games.
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 HickokSports.com - History - Biathlon
The biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting, originated in Norway as a training exercise for soldiers.
The first world championship for women was held in 1984 and the Winter Olympics introduced the women's biathlon in 1992.
An early form of the biathlon, called "military ski patrol," was a demonstration sport at the first Winter Olympics in 1924, and it was a medal sport in 1928, 1936, and 1948.
www.hickoksports.com /history/biathlon.shtml   (514 words)

  
 Multi-sport event - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These Games were held in Scandinavia, and the sports conducted were winter sports such as cross country skiing and speed skating.
Goodwill Games, held first in 1986, held as an alternative after the boycotted Olympics of 1980 and 1984.
The Nordic Games were last held in 1926, after which the 1924 Winter Sports Week in Chamonix was declared the first Olympic Winter Games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Multi-sport_event   (562 words)

  
 International Games News July 2000
Another Canadian, Sue Holloway competed in the 1976 Winter Olympics in cross-country skiing and in the 1976 and 1984 Summer Games in kayaking.
The Association of British Olympians is hosting a 50 year reunion of competitors that participated in the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland.
The games were held in the late 1940s and early 1950s, presumably up until the time of the Cuban revolution.
www.internationalgames.net /July2000.htm   (1977 words)

  
 Kids Running - LOOK and SEE How They RAN - Grete Waitz
Grete: In the winter we did a lot of cross country skiing and ice skating (no figure skating).
She won a silver medal in the marathon at 1984 Olympics.
Grete: It is hard to estimate hours per day with active playing, but at least 2-3 hours every day.
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 Olympic highlights - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
DOUBLE DELIGHT REDONE: At the 1984 Sarajevo Games, Sweden's Gunde Svan captured golds in the 15 kilometers and team relay, with the 22-year-old the youngest gold medalist in Olympic cross country history.
With the two gold medals, Jernberg ended his eight-year Olympic career in nordic skiing with nine medals — four gold, three silver and two bronze.
NINE FOR SIXTEN: At the 1964 Innsbruck Games, Sweden's Sixten Jernberg won the 50 kilometers and skied the second leg of Sweden's gold-medal relay team.
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