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  1896 Summer Olympics
These were the first celebration of the Olympic Games since the recreation of the ancient Greek Olympics with the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
The weightlifting contests are also conducted in the Olympic stadium, with Launceston Elliot of Great Britain and Viggo Jensen of Denmark taking a first and a second place each in the single-hand and double-hand contests.
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  cycling - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about cycling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Strange as was the form, the meaning was clear enough; so Ida hastened to her room, and had hardly slipped on her light grey cycling dress when she saw the tandem with its large occupant at the door.
Pepper had the habit of cycling every morning before breakfast, that the spoons fairly jingled against the coffee cups, and the insides of at least four rolls mounted in a heap beside Mr.
Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics - Men's 25 kilometres
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  1904 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The 1904 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St.
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, gave in.
Considered the lesser of two evils by De Coubertin, St. Louis did repeat the mistakes made at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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 2004 Summer Olympics
Athens was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France it has been the tradition to have a mascot for the games and this year the official mascots are sister and brother, Athena and Phevos, named after the goddess of wisdom, strategy and war and the god of light and music, respectively.
An emotional high point of the parade was the entrance of the delegation from Afghanistan which had been absent from the Olympics, and had female competitors for the first time.
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 1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the '''Games of the I Olympiad''', were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The true origin of the modern Olympics was acknowledged by De Coubertin as being in Much Wenlock, a rural market town in the English county of Shropshire.
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 Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
Olympic is also the name the public sometimes uses for the Greek national airline, Olympic Airways.
Olympic uses varous types or airplanes, like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 for international routes, and the Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 for domestic routes.
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 1996 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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.
Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel IndurĂ¡in winning the inaugural individual time trial event.
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.
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 1900
Cycling at the 1900 Summer Olympics At the cycling events were contested.
Tug of War at the 1900 Summer Olympics At the tug of war tournament was contested.
Water Polo at the 1900 Summer Olympics At the water polo tournament was contested.
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 Cycling
Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics At the cycling events were contested.
Cycling at the 1904 Summer Olympics At the cycling events were contested.
Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics At the Mountain biking.
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 1932 Summer Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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.
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 1980 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The yachting events were held in Tallinn; preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the football tournament were held, besides Moscow, at the stadiums of Leningrad, Kiev, Minsk.
Although approximately a half of the countries, which boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics, participated in these ones, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States in a protest to the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
In response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, NBC, which was slated to provide coverage of the games, canceled its coverage, but 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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 1900 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia
The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France.
The Games competed for visitors with the 1900 World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time.
Alvin Kraenzlein won 60m, 110 and 220m hurdles, and the long jump; as of 2003, these four gold medals are still a record for a track and field athlete.
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 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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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 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1906 Athens
The modern Olympic founder, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, figured that the best medicine for the flagging Olympics would be to return them to their roots in Athens.
The International Olympic Committee was cool to the idea, but de Coubertin and the IOC reached a compromise: the 1906 Games would not be deemed an official Olympics.
Their legacy is that the Olympic movement regained its footing and sense of purpose, and the world actually looked forward to the next official Olympics of 1908 with some excitement.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1906.html   (558 words)

  
 Belgium at the 1900 Summer Olympics Information
Belgium competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris under the IOC country code BEL.
Belgium's first cycling appearance was at the second Olympic cycling competition, 1900.
Belgium at the 1900 Summer Olympics from Wíkipedia.
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 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Although awarded before the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, the government saw the Olympics as a golden opportunity to promote their fascist ideology.
In the cycling match sprint finals, the German Toni Merkens fouled Arie van Vliet of the Netherlands.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
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 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1904 St. Louis
Mistake number one: the International Olympic Committee didn't learn from the mistakes made with the 1900 Paris Games, which were neglected in the shadow of the World's Fair to disastrous effect.
Perhaps the most remarkable performance in athletics competition was by Ray Ewry, who successfully defended all three of his gold medals from the 1900 Olympics, in the three standing jump events: high jump, long jump and triple jump.
It took the unofficial 1906 Olympics, staged in Athens to mark the 10th anniversary of the first modern Olympics, to revive interest and faith in the Olympic movement.
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 1904 Summer Olympics Information
The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St.
Considered the lesser of two evils by De Coubertin, St. Louis repeated the mistakes made at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
The Olympic events were again mixed with other sporting events, but where Paris hardly ever mentioned the Olympics, Sullivan called all his sports events "Olympic".
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 1956 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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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 Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News
During the summer, the Aegean Sea is influenced by strong Northern winds, called the Etesians (Meltemia).
Cycling is one of the few sports that has been on the programme of every Olympic Games.
The team time trial was dropped from the Olympic programme after the 1992 Olympics, and the individual time trial on the road was returned to the programme after 64 years of absence.
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 Summer Olympics
Cycling at the Summer Olympics has three exciting racing types: road, track, and mountain biking.
Olympic racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one-design classes based on similar weights and dimensions.
Olympic history abounds with tales of athletes who overcame crippling adversity to win gold medals, but Karoly Takacs' comeback may be the best.
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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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 1948 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The 1948 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
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.
Note that these Olympic Games were the first time that the host nation did not win enough medals to be included in the top 10 medal winners.
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 1900 Summer Olympics at AllExperts
The 1900 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France.
The Games competed for visitors with the 1900 World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time.
For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein, who had refused to take the final run due to his religious beliefs, as that run was scheduled for a Sunday.
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 1920 Summer Olympics
The city was chosen to memorialize Belgium for its suffering in World War I, beating out Amsterdam and Lyon for the right to hold the games.
The 1916 Olympics were scheduled to be held in Berlin but were canceled due to the fighting in World War I. Games of the VII Olympiad
These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was uttered, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, and was the first time the Olympic Flag[?] was flown.
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 1924 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held in 1924 in Paris, France.
The marathon distance was fixed at 42.195 km, from the distance run at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
Ireland was given formal recognition as an independent nation in the Olympic Movement in Paris in 1924 and it was at these games that Ireland made its first appearance in an Olympic Games as an independent nation.
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 Summer Olympics: Aquatics
In the Olympics Swimming has 26 individual events and six relay or team events for both men and women.
Swimming was one of the sports at the first modern Olympic games in 1896.
Water polo was included in 1900, Diving in 1904, and Synchronised swimming was added in 1984.
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 Olympics sure to prove a real page-turner - -
At the 1900 Paris Olympics, for instance, a French boy was drafted to fill in when the Dutch coxed pairs team suddenly found itself without a coxswain.
The official return of the Olympics to their traditional home has prompted a bevy of books about the ancient Games and their revival in the 19th century.
In one famous bout, the Olympic crown was awarded posthumously as the two-time defending champion Arrichion was strangled in a choke hold, but just before he died, his opponent submitted because Arrichion had broken his ankle.
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 Germany at the 1900 Summer Olympics Information
Germany competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris under the IOC country code GER.
Nations at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France
Germany at the 1900 Summer Olympics from Wíkipedia.
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