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  1976 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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.
Montreal 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics The Yugoslavia, 65-50.
Cycling at the 1896 Summer Olympics At the cycling events were contested.
Lacrosse at the 1904 Summer Olympics At the Mohawk indians.
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 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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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Summer Summer is one of the four temperate August in the Northern hemisphere.
Summer and Smoke Summer and Smoke is a play by Tennessee Williams which tells the story of a lonely, unmarried minister'...
Summer Palace The Summer Palace (pinyin: Yiheyuan) is a palace in China.
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 1984 Summer Olympics - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
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 Encyclopedia: 1936 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Canadian Olympic Team was the only olympic team from a non-fascist country to salute Hitler (in a gesture of friendship) while marching by during opening ceremonies.
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.
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p.
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 1976 Summer Olympics - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
1976 was the first time Canada hosted the Olympics, it has subsequently hosted the Olympics twice more, at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
As of 2004, Montreal is still paying off the debt, and the Montreal Olympic Stadium (currently the occasional home of Major League Baseball's Montreal Expos) is still not complete, and still under construction, needing a new roof, as previous designs have proved inadequate for the climate.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic games, and was not until the financially sucessful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
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 1936 Summer Olympics. Who is 1936 Summer Olympics? What is 1936 Summer Olympics? Where is 1936 Summer Olympics? ...
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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 1980 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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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 1996 Summer Olympics
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others, and causing the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Indurain[?] 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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 1972 Summer Olympics Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Detroit, Madrid and Montreal were beaten.
Lasse Virén of Finland won the 5000 and 10000 m (the latter after a fall), a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
For the first time, the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative of the referees.
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 NZ Summer Olympic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
She was placed 5th in the 100 metres freestyle but she could not compete in the final due to illness.
Paul Kingsman and Anthony Mosse won bronze medals in the pool, in the 200 metres backstroke and the 200 metres butterfly respectively while John Cutler won bronze in yachting's Finn Class, and Rex Sellars and Chris Timms a silver in the Tornado class.
The 1992 Olympic year kicked off in spectacular fashion for New Zealand as Annelise Coberger won this country's first Winter Olympic medal when she claimed silver in slalom skiing in Albertville.
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 1988 Summer Olympics biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
She adds a cycling silver to the speed skating gold she won earlier in the year in Calgary.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
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 1976 summer olympics sex test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Winter Olympic Games: Information From Answers.com - However, no skating was conducted at the Olympics until the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, - Another first in the Olympics were doping and sex tests.
The modern comeback of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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 1928 Summer Olympics
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
The torch relay was however not started until the 1936 Summer Olympics.
For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition still continued until this day.
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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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 2000 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
France's Lionel Torres, who won the Olympic test event in Sydney last year, was atop the most recent men's world rankings, and Britain's Alison Williamson was second at the 1999 worlds.
Alison Dunlap, 31, of Denver converted to mountain biking after placing 37th in the 1996 Olympic road race and is a medal contender after top-five finishes in the last two world championships.
He is in pursuit of his third straight Olympic gold in the 25-meter rapid-fire pistol shooting.
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 1960 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass thehonours to London.
South Africa appears in the Olympic arena for the last time under the apartheid regime.
It was thesecond time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 SummerOlympics.
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 2000 Olympics: Witty adds Summer Games to her resume
Witty returned to cycling competition a few months ago, and Friday afternoon she was named to the U.S. Olympic cycling team.
She finished second in the time trial at the Olympic trials, and she finished sixth in a World Cup event in Moscow that included what U.S. sprint Coach Des Dickie called some of the world's better women time-trialers.
Connie Paraskvein-Young was a member of the 1980 and 1984 speedskating Olympic teams and the 1988, 1992 and 1996 cycling teams.
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 1976 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At the 1976 Summer Olympics thirty-seven athletics events were contested.
Olympic events for women made their initial appearance in 1912.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of entrants who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
www.olympic-headquarters.net /1976-summer-olympics.htm   (860 words)

 1956 Summer Olympics. Who is 1956 Summer Olympics? What is 1956 Summer Olympics? Where is 1956 Summer Olympics? ...
Therefore, these events were held in Stockholm(Sweden) marking the second, and so far last time, that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries.
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics are held late in the year.
A third boycott came from the People's Republic of China, which protested against presence of Taiwan (under the name Formosa).
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 SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: History of the Games
For the first time in Olympic History the Games were held in Canada.
Tawain withdrew from the Games because of disputes with China and some African nations boycotted the Games because they were angered by New Zealand's rugby tours in apartheid South Africa.
The Olympic hero of the Games was Nadia Comaneci, the 14-year-old Romanian gymnast who recorded the first perfect "10" and won two gold medals.
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 ESPN.com: Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Italy's Paolo Bettini pulled away in the final 100 meters to win the men's cycling road race Saturday, while one of the deepest groups of American riders in an Olympics failed to reach the medals stand.
The U.S. men's cycling team discovered Lance Armstrong knew what he was doing when he dropped out of the Olympics.
ESPN.COM'S 2000 SUMMER OLYMPICS: From the opening ceremonies to the final gold medal.
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 The New York Times: 2000 Summer Olympics
Banned from the Olympics since 1960 because of the racial policies of apartheid, South Africa was re-entering the Summer Games, and Meyer appeared on her way to victory.
Meyer became the first South African to win an Olympic track and field medal since 1960, when Malcolm Spence won a bronze in the 400 meters.
And Lynn Jennings, a three-time world cross-country champion who was third in the 10,000, became the first American woman to win a medal in an Olympic track race longer than 800 meters.
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 WEBLOG ENTRY - 05/16/2004: "Olympics at first blush .... the shoes and then much more ..."
Home » Archives » May 2004 » Olympics at first blush....
The Encyclopedia of the Summer Olympics (Watts Reference) by David Fischer
The Summer Olympics: A Treasury of Legend and Lore by Bob Fulton
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 International Games News February 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Athletics, basketball, cycling, field hockey, kabaddi, shooting, swimming, tug of war, volleyball weightlifting and wrestling are on the preliminary list to be included in the games.
In Australia, two-time Olympic gold medallist in shooting, Michael Diamond, found himself in a predicament when he lost his gun license, and was not allowed to participate in early shooting trials for the games.
Scottish Olympic champion Allan Wells expressed his displeasure at the thought that the Meadowbank stadium might be torn down.
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 Summer Olympics 2000 One season not enough for some
Summer Olympics 2000 One season not enough for some
Cyclist-speed skater Chris Witty is only the latest American to take a crack at competing in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
Cycling, team road race; Cycling, individual road race
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 Olympics: Athens 2004
The Olympics draws on traditions of war, religion, economy
The Olympics were held in honor of this Greek god.
Women competed in these games, which may predate the Olympics.
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 1976 Olympics
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Winter Olympics 7 2 0113 IOC decides to hold 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver (Kyodo World News Service)
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