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  Diving (sport) - MSN Encarta
Diving has been a human activity as long as swimming has been, from simple entries into the water to jumps for fun from natural high points such as cliffs and outcroppings.
One notable Olympic performer was Sammy Lee, who won gold medals in men's platform in 1948 in London, England, and in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland.
Judges consider factors such as the approach and the take-off; the similarity of height the divers reach during the dive; the coordinated timing of the movements during the flight; the similarity of the angles of the entries; the comparative distance from the board at entry; and the coordinated timing of the entries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568468_4/Diving_(sport).html   (1113 words)

 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.
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1976-Summer-Olympics.html   (372 words)

 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.
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 Mayor of Athens, Dora Bakoyianni, passed the Olympic Flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Qishan.
Officially there were 28 sports as swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo are classified by the IOC as disciplines within the sport of aquatics, and wheelchair racing was a demonstation sport.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 words)

 U.S. News Online: Sydney 2000 Olympics
But the first Olympic cereal star was Mildred "Babe" Didrikson, who won golds for the javelin throw and hurdles in 1932 and appeared on the back of a Wheaties box in 1935.
Good as gold: The Olympics always offer drama, but only in the rarest moments are we privileged to view the exploits of legends.
Olympic records will be broken as the limits of human performance are tested.
www.usnews.com /usnews/olympics/first.htm   (1092 words)

 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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Comaneci's performance in her first compulsory exercise - the uneven bars - was unparalleled: the awed crows was hushed as she hit her dismount, and then roared in surprise as a "1.00" flashed on the scoreboard.
Comaneci had done what no other Olympic gymnast had ever done: scored a perfect "10" - the board had been built to accommodate a high core of 9.9 (soon after, competitions around the world had to replace or remodel their scoring systems to include a perfect 10).
She won the first Olympic women's competition in the javelin (143 feet, 4 inches) and 80-meter hurdles, setting a world record with her time of 11.7 seconds.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Greats/Century/Olympics.htm   (1668 words)

 OLYMPICS: 100 Years Of Change
Perhaps the most blatant of Olympic hypocrisies upheld over the past 100 years was the nonnegotiable rule that each athlete had to swear that he was an amateur before he could compete.
The first women's athletics event in Olympic history, the discus throw, was won by the brawny Pole Halina Konopacka, who shattered her own world record by 45 cm and beat the runner-up by 2.53 m.
During the fiercest decades of the cold war, Olympic amateurism was almost as volatile an issue in the East-West conflict as political ideology.
www.time.com /time/international/1996/960527/olympics.history.html   (6130 words)

 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
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 games were the first to have live television coverage, Telefunken and Fernseh broadcast over seventy hours of coverage to specially erected booths throughout the city.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1936_summer_olympics.html   (481 words)

 Olympics Pathfinder
He began and served as president of the International Olympic Committee for 29 years, which is now the "supreme authority over the Olympic Movement" (Olympic Primer).
The Modern Olympic Games are referred to by Roman numerals designating the number of the particular games, with the first being the one held in Athens in 1896.
In the summer of 1936, Tony runs away from his home above his family's Italian restaurant in Chicago, while in Berlin David is present at the Olympics and prepares to move to America.
eaglesnest.dsc.k12.ar.us /hs/library/pathfinders/olympics/olympics.html   (3353 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)

Italy's Klaus Dibiasi won a silver medal in platform diving at the 1964 Olympics, and went on to win gold in the same event at the next three Games (1968, 1972, 1976).
Dibiasi is the only Olympic diver to have won three successive gold medals, and he is the only diver to have won medals at four Olympics.
He was the first Italian to become an Olympic champion in a diving event.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/profiles/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=27350   (136 words)

 Summer Olympics
Decisions or goals were clear: the rules for swimming, diving, and water polo were to be standard; to keep the world records listed.
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.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0214546/solympics.html   (1844 words)

 1932 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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   (384 words)

 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On March 21, 1980, following the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, American president Jimmy Carter announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
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)

 Olympics Handball Events, News, Scores
Wall handball is played against a wall, beach handball is played on the beach and team handball or fieldball, uses a smaller version of a soccer (foot)ball, a court, goals for scoring and, well, teamwork.
Men's handball became an Olympic sport in 1936 but was dropped and then restored in 1972.
Field Handball is one of the most popular spectator sports at the Summer Olympic Games, and f you've never seen it played, take the virtual tour...
www.chiff.com /olympics/olympics-handball.htm   (347 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).
The Winter Olympics of 2002 were overshadowed by the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/modern_history.htm   (2739 words)

 USAdiver.com - Springboard Diving's Largest and Best Site!
MALAYSIAN diving queen Leong Mun Yee felt she was robbed of the chance to win her second gold medal in the competition at the National Aquatic Centre in Hanoi yesterday.
Diving pool back in business -- Waitakere City NZ The re-opening of West Wave's competition dive pool on the weekend, barely caused a ripple — but that was only due to the skill of champion New Zealand diver, Kaitlyn White, who had the honour of the first dive...
In the diving well, Andrew Sivulka claimed a first-place victory with a 323.47on the 1-meter and a second-place score on the 3-meter (325.05).
www.usadiver.com /diving_old_news.htm   (4134 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Team Handball Fan Guide
The women's division, which started in 1976, expands to 10 teams.
There are 12 teams in the men's field, which began play in 1972.
Players are not allowed to obstruct or push an opponent or hit a ball out of an opponent's hands.
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 EdGate Summer Games
The tournament was held outdoor on courts of clay and sand.
The Olympic court is slightly smaller than the court used in the United States.
The United States Olympic Committee site includes the rules and history of events as well as athlete bios, diaries, and chats.
www.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/basketball.php   (560 words)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1976 Montreal
The Olympic Stadium was as unique in cost as it was in architecture, costing $485 million.
During previous Olympic years, African nations successfully pressured the International Olympic Committee to bar South Africa and Rhodesia for their racist political systems.
On the uneven parallel bars, her performance was enthralling, ending with a potentially-dangerous dismount consisting of a backward somersault with a half turn.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1976.html   (1822 words)

 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Five of the six golds were in individual events, tying Eric Heiden's record for individual gold medals at a single Olympics.
In the diving competitions, held in the view of the Sagrada Familia, Fu Mingxia wins the high dive event, being only 13 years old.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

 1968 Summer Olympics Summary
Smith and Carlos, in stocking feet, wearing fl beads and fl scarves, with their fl-gloved fists raised over their heads as the American national anthem was played, used the biggest stage in sports to air grievances about racial injustice in the United States.
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968.
Bob Beamon jumped 8.90 m in the long jump, a 55 cm improvement of the world record that would stand until 1991; it is still the Olympic record.
www.bookrags.com /1968_Summer_Olympics   (1108 words)

 ipedia.com: 1968 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
See also: 1968 Summer Paralympics The Games of the XIX Olympiad were held in Mexico City in 1968.
In the medal award ceremony, fl athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos (USA) raise their fl-gloved fists as a symbol of "Black Power".
John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania became internationally famous after finishing the marathon in last place despite a dislocated knee.
www.ipedia.com /1968_summer_olympics.html   (321 words)

 Fanbay.net - Athens 2004 Summer Olympics - Links, News, Travel info
Basketball, Diving, Sailing, Soccer, and the Triathlon, are eagerly anticipated, higly watched events, but their are minimal amounts of medals awarded and they have no impact on the overall olympic medal counts.
The Ancient Olympic games originated in Greece and the first modern olympics was held in Athens in 1896.
Also, see the following link for an analysis of the performance of the United States in the Summer Olympics over the years, from 1896 to present.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/2004.htm   (449 words)

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