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  Fencing Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
American Fencing League (AFL) fencing is conducted in the United States according to rules of the American Fencing League (founded in 2005), which are based on the 1940 rules of the old Amateur Fencers League of America (which became the USFA in 1981).
AFL fencing is not as purely athletic a game as Olympic fencing, as it has longer "phrases," longer time limits, 1-touch épée rules, a different approach to the principle of "right of way," and a revival of 3-weapon bouts.
There is strong interest within the classical fencing community in reviving the European fencing practices of the 19th and early 20th century, when fencers were expected to be able to fight a duel using their training.
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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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 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 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (694 words)

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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 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.
1992 Olympics - 1992 Olympics Albertville The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the...
Shannon Miller - Shannon Miller Born: Mar. 10, 1977 Gymnast won 5 medals in 1992 Olympics and 2 golds in '96...
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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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 1800-Olympics.com -- Summer Olympics: Olympic Sports: Athletics
Olympic events run on the road are the marathons (men's and women's), the men's 20km and 50km race walks and the women's 10km race walk.
was born on the island of Guadeloupe and represented France at the Olympics.
Pérec won the 400m gold in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996, becomming the first runner of either sex to win the 400m twice.
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 Dow We Need the Olympics - Rowing Perspective - Fencing.Net Discussion
The Olympics is the once chance that a number of lesser sports have the chance to get a show case, though as this article points out, it is gradually degenerating into an extension of pro-sports seasons.
Otherwise fencing is periously close to the minimum number of sponsored teams before the NCAA would drop the national championships.
I think that fencing would suffer, at least in the short term, and probably in the long term, if it was dropped from the Olympics.
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 Summer Olympics 2000 Rauch whiffs 13 in seven innings for U.S.
Summer Olympics 2000 Rauch whiffs 13 in seven innings for U.S. ESPN Keyword
His total was the second-highest by a U.S. pitcher in the Olympics, trailing B.J. Wallace's 14 against Italy in Barcelona in 1992.
The game was delayed briefly in the top of the fifth when a reporter tumbled backward while stretching for a foul ball behind home plate, twisting his knee and gashing his face.
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 1984 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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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 1976 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, 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 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.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1976_Summer_Olympics   (1212 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
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.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics   (3849 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)

 Saudi Athletes in Atlanta Strive to Build on Their Nation's Olympic Tradition
The Olympics have always inspired feelings of national pride, both in the inhabitants of the host country and in the inhabitants of every country sending athletes to the games.
For the first time ever, the Kingdom's soccer team was represented in the Olympics, and although it lost its first game to Brazil and tied its second with Malaysia, it was a great moment in Saudi soccer history and set the course for the national soccer team's participation in future Olympics.
In the 25th Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992, Saudi athletes represented the Kingdom in a number of sports, including some in which the Kingdom had never before competed, such as gymnastics, table tennis and swimming.
www.saudiembassy.net /Publications/MagSummer96/olympics.html   (951 words)

 1992 Olympics — Infoplease.com
Memorable Olympic Moments: The Man with the Golden Shoes - The Man with the Golden Shoes Michael Johnson sets the pace in 1996 by John Gettings Michael...
Memorable Olympic Moments: Mark Spitz - Spitz's Seven Ambitious Mark Spitz claims seven golds and an Olympic record by Mike Morrison...
PPV Olympics begin talks with nets to clear channels.
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 August 1996 Member Profiles
Given this success in epee, the Provincial Coach and the Athlete Development Coordinator of the Saskatchewan Fencing Association (To give Claude and Brian their titles) developed a four year plan focusing solely on epee for Allan that ended in 1992 with his attendance at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
In 1995 he was an Olympic qualifier at the tournament held at Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela.
The thing to remember as parents is to guide our children to lock onto something which catches their personal imagination, support them to give it all they have and, in the process, they will discover who and what they are.
www.busybwebdesign.com /saskfencing/9608prfl.htm   (1043 words)

 Fencing on Fairfield Avenue Shreveport Louisiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As in all of his Olympic films, Greenspan combines rare footage with insightful interviews from athletes, coaches and family members to create personal behind-the-scenes tales of some of the stars of the games.
As the highest ranked fencer in the world not competing in the Olympics, Zagunis became the world alternate, in the event that a fencer withdrew from the competition.
His "The Spirit of the Olympics", a multi-screen visual/musical tribute to the quadrennial games, is on permanent display at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
www.fencingonfairfield.com /budgreenspan.htm   (673 words)

 The History of the Olympic Games
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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 Claude Seguin - Sask Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
Seguin joined the Saskatchewan fencing scene in 1979 when he became the head coach of the Saskatoon Fencing Club and the provincial coach of the Saskatchewan Fencing Association.
Seguin was the coach of the Saskatchewan fencing team at the Western Canada Summer Games in 1983, 1987, and 1990 and served in the same capacity for the Saskatchewan fencing team at the 1991, 1995, and 1999 Canada Games.
Honours that have come his way include Fencing Academy of Canada Junior Development Coach of the Year in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996 and the Saskatchewan Dairy Producers Coach of the Year in 1988.
www.fencing.ca /claude_seguin_sk_hof.htm   (405 words)

 1932 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moscow won the bid to organise the Games by defeating Los Angeles, which would host the next 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)

 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 U.S.A. won 30% of the Summer Olympic medals—their highest percentage over the years—not counting Saint Louis, where the U.S. won 84% of the medals because the attendance was even more skewed toward Americans.
The Olympic facilities were as impressive as the cutting edge facilities that brought the Summer Olympics to a new level in Munich (1972).
www.fanbay.net /olympics/modern_history.htm   (2739 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Team Handball Fan Guide
There are 12 teams in the men's field, which began play in 1972.
Underdog Denmark won the 1996 women's event over South Korea, the 1988 and 1992 champions, in overtime.
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
Before 1992, baseball had often been seen in various exhibition and demonstration games throughout modern Olympic history.
The Olympic Committee formally decided baseball would be an official sport in 1992.
Olympic news from the leading provider of sports on the Internet.
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 Japanese American Summer Olympians
In a year filled with international conflict and unrest, the 2004 Summer Olympics seem more important than ever as a reminder of the ancient ideals of competition, culture, education, and peace that began the Olympic games as early as 776 BC.
The return of the games to Athens, Greece-the original site of the Olympics-and the customary lighting of the torch are reminders of the true spirit of the event where athletes from many countries honor the Olympic Truce and compete, not for personal gain, but to represent the best that their country has to offer.
Her brother Eric also competed in the 1988 and 1992 men's volleyball teams which won gold and bronze medals.
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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.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/judo.htm   (199 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - Q&A with Summer Sanders on Michael Phelps, her sock drawer
He made his first Olympic team at such a young age and when guys make a team young you always worry, 'Are they going to be able to come back and do it again or was it just a sort of a freak accident that they made the team?' because they usually peak later.
SUMMER SANDERS: The last time I did that was two years ago when my boyfriend's mom was visiting and she wanted to see my race and my boyfriend hadn't seen my race either so I dug it out.
SUMMER SANDERS: I would love to lead the United States in table tennis because they have yet to make their mark in the sport.
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