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 sociology - Olympic Games
The Games of the Olympiad, better known as the Summer Olympics, have been held every fourth year since 1896, with the exception of the years during the World Wars.
The so-called Intercalated Games (because of their "off-year" status) were held in 1906 in Athens, as the first of an alternating series of Athens-held Olympics.
In fact, three Olympiads had to pass without Olympics because of war — due to World War I the 1916 Games were cancelled, and because of World War II the games of 1940 and 1944 were also skipped.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Olympic_Games   (4461 words)

 Olympic Summer Games
As the emblem for China’s journey toward the 2008 Olympic Games, Dancing Beijing reveals the heart of an ancient culture embracing the modern world, the spirit of a people moving toward a new destiny.
For the world’s largest nation, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are the ultimate gesture of friendship, a global expression of hope that the community of nations will dance with Beijing and join its dream of a world united in peace through sport.
It was at the Montreal 1976 Games that, for the first time in the history of the Games, technology played a role in the torch relay.
www.swim2000.org /Olympics/olympic_summer_games.htm   (879 words)

 Greek Olympics - Crystalinks
The Games of the Olympiad, better known as the Summer Olympics, have been held every fourth year since 1896, with the exception of the years during the World Wars.A special edition for winter sports, the Olympic Winter Games, was established in 1924.
The Ancient Olympic Games were an athletic and religious celebration held in the Greek town of Olympia from (historically) as early as 776 BC to 393 AD.
The Olympic Games were held in four year intervals, and later the Greek method of counting the years even referred to these Games, using the term Olympiad for the period between two Games.
www.crystalinks.com /greekolympics.html   (2209 words)

 Olympic Games: 776 BC
A month before the games, the athletes were the obligated to move to Elis or Olympia for their final training.
The games were divided into two classes: physical contest were held in the stadium nude, and those on the race tracks with chariots.
The first day of the games began with sacrifices to the gods, for the games were meant as religious tributes.
www.thenagain.info /WebChron/Mediterranean/OlympicGames.html   (965 words)

 1988 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Seoul Games were again boycotted, led by North Korea and followed by Cuba; the basis of the boycott was South Korea's refusal to co-host the Olympics with North Korea, which rejected all compromise.
During the games, native Korean spectators rushed to the competitions Korean players participated in.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1988_Summer_Olympics   (820 words)

 USA Field Hockey Symbols of the Olympic Games
The Olympic oath is a symbolic gesture of sportsmanship that traces its origins to the 1920 Olympic Games.
The term "Olympiad" designates the period of four consecutive years which begin with the Games of the Olympiad and end with the opening of the next Games of the Olympiad.
The Olympiads are numbered consecutively from the first Olympic Games (or 1st Games of the Olympiad), held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.
www.usfieldhockey.com /games/oly_symbols.htm   (528 words)

 Symbols of the Olympic Games
During the ancient Games, in Olympia, a sacred flame ignited by the sun burned continually on the altar of the goddess, Hera.
At the Ancient Games, winners were presented with a simple olive tree branch which was cut with a gold-handled knife from a wild olive tree.
At the Modern Games, Olympic medals are presented to the winning athletes who stand on a dais at the completion of their event.
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 IMA Hero: Olympic Games Photos & Links
Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, Australia (Sept 15 - Oct 1, 2000)
Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Greece (Aug 13 - 29, 2004)
Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Bejing, China (Aug 13 - 29, 2008)
www.imahero.com /photos/olympic_links.html   (190 words)

 The Cultural Olympiad
The return of the Olympiad to Greece after its original celebration in the first millennium before Christ and the first Games of the modern era in 1896 and 1906 is an event full of symbolism.
In the same way that the Games promote peace and excellence in sport, the Cultural Olympiad, promoted by the Ministry of Culture of the Hellenic Republic, will expand universal knowledge of civilizations all around the world through ceremonies, exhibitions, plays, and other cultural events.
The Cultural Olympiad is not just a collection of cultural events, but rather its institutionalization beyond Athens 2004”;, explains Minister of Culture, Evangelos Venizelos.
www.helleniccomserve.com /olympiad2.html   (503 words)

 1928 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.
Is the first appearance of the sponsor Coca-Cola for the Olympic Games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1928_Summer_Olympics   (438 words)

 Games of the XXVII Olympiad: Sydney 2000
It was hoisted in the Stadium for the duration of the game, it was flown at each Olympic event, in the Olympic Village, and all over Sydney.
And finally, during the Closing Ceremony the Seoul flag was passed on to the Mayor of Athens, where the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad will be held in 2004.
And at the Closing Ceremony the Australian flag was hoisted to symbolize the host country that was passing on the Olympic flag to the next host of the Olympic Games, Athens.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/oly@s27a.html   (805 words)

 kiat.net: Athens 2004 Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad
The Games are returning home to the country that gave birth to the Olympic celebration 2,800 years ago and the city that staged the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
On 5 September 1997 in Lausanne (Switzerland) during the 106th IOC Session, Athens (Greece) was elected to become the host city of the XXVIIIth Olympiad in 2004.
The Games of the XXVIIIth Olympiad were officially opened by Konstantinos Stefanopoulos, President of Greece.
www.kiat.net /olympics/athens2004/index.html   (258 words)

 Games of the XXX Olympiad: London 2012
Appointment of the Games of the XXX Olympiad
The host city of the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be elected at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore on 6 July 2005, when a secret ballot is held among all IOC members.
The host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad will be the city of London.
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 Games of the 28th Olympiad quiz -- free game
Games of the 28th Olympiad quiz -- free game
In the ancient Games, dating back to the year 776 BC, what was the distance of the original race, called the 'stade'?
The Marathon race commemmorates a legendary feat from the year 490 B.C. One of the Athenians brought the news of a battle victory from Marathon to Athens.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=107813   (202 words)

The Mexico City Olympics, the first Summer Games to include sex testing for women, were blessed with many outstanding heroines.
The most popular female athlete of the 1968 Games was Vera Caslavska, the Czech gymnast.
The 1968 Games also saw the first drug disqualification, as a Swedish entrant in the modern pentathlon, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, tested positive…for excessive alcohol.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1968   (441 words)

 SONY PICTURES CLASSICS presents: One Day In September
But to many, the Olympics means the seven gold medals of U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz, Olga Korbut's debut and the Soviet Union's stunning defeat of the United States in men's basketball.
Of course, the controversy intruded on the games themselves, first by allowing the games to continue while the hostage drama continued, then by halting the games and holding a memorial service for the slain athletes.
Nevertheless, the games were the high point for many of the more than 7,000 athletes from 122 nations who competed.
www.sonypictures.com /classics/oneday/html/games/index.html   (286 words)

 CNN.com - Athens bids farewell to the Games - Aug 30, 2004
"I declare the Games of the 28th Olympiad closed and, in accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now at Beijing to celebrate with us there the Games of the 29th Olympiad," said International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.
Rogge and Athens 2004 Olympic Committee Chief Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki made speeches to close the Games before the Olympic flag was lowered and handed to Wang Qishan, the mayor of Beijing which hosts the Games in 2008, and the Olympic cauldron was extinguished.
Rogge also praised security arrangements for the Games -- an operation featuring 70,000 police and soldiers and costing $1.5 billion -- as "flawless" and noted that ticket sales, despite criticism of empty seats at some venues, were better than at recent Games in Seoul and Barcelona.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/08/29/closing.ceremony/index.html   (531 words)

 Code Name LOGIC: The Olympiad Saga- Ideas Needed - HERO GAMES Discussion Boards
I posted a several months ago how I was getting ready to run my first Champions game, which I thought Rocked, and apparently so did a few of my players as they are the ones who are asking to do it again.
The observer post which belongs to the Pleadian Alliance rep rotates every 5 years, and is currently held by D'Terra Kim who is in the middle of her term.
Aliens are crusing past Earth and catch the games, and enjoy them so much they decide to hold their own.
www.herogames.com /forums/showthread.php?t=20201   (1187 words)

 CNN.com - The price of the Games - Aug 19, 2004
When Athens won the right to stage the Games of the 28th Olympiad nobody could tell them that by 2004 the world would be a different place.
There were even rumors of giving the Games back to Sydney (hosts in 2000) or letting Beijing have the Games four years earlier (hosts in 2008).
The facilities are spectacular, the events are running smoothly and, as organizers of prior Games will tell you, the most difficult job is keeping the media happy.
edition.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/08/19/games.costs/index.html   (805 words)

 "Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad" (2004) (mini)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Tagline: For the first time in their life, the Olympic games returned to the country they were born, and the city they were reborn.
Plot Summary: The games of the 28th summer olympiad returned to the birthplace of the Olympics - Athens, Greece.
The games ran from August 13 to 29th 2004...
www.imdb.com /title/tt0397125   (243 words)

 Berlin Games: by Guy Walters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But beneath the surface, the Games of the Eleventh Olympiad of the Modern Era came to act as a crucible for the dark political forces that were gathering to threaten the world.
Berlin Games is the complete history of those fateful two weeks in August that would foreshadow the bloody conflict soon to come.
Furthermore, it is a devastating indictment of the manipulative figures—including politicians, diplomats, and Olympic officials—who vied for power and glory in different sorts of games whose results would have profound consequences for the world.
www.harpercollins.com /books/9780061197185/Berlin_Games/index.aspx   (779 words)

 MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES - 1972 Munich Olympiad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Games of the XX Olympiad held in Munich, opened by President Gustave Heinemann were the most tragic of the modern Olympics.
Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village, kidnapted nine members of the Israeli team and killed two, asking the release of 200 Palestinians from the Israel prisons.
The innovation in these Games was the reintroducing of archery and handball in the Olympic programme and a mascot: Waldi the Dachshund.
www.akropol.net /modern_olympic_games/1972_munich.htm   (189 words)

 kiat.net: Sydney 2000 Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad
kiat.net: Sydney 2000 Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad
On 23 September 1993 in Monaco during the 101st IOC Session, Sydney (Australia) was elected to become the host city of the XXVIIth Olympiad in 2000.
The Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad were officially opened by Sir William Deane, Governor General of Australia.
www.kiat.net /olympics/sydney2000   (186 words)

 Olympic Games History Pages by Harvey Abrams; Host Cities
So the Olympic Games of the second Olympiad were held in Paris, France and the Games of the third Olympiad were in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Greeks tried to get the 1996 Games because it was the centennial (100th birthday) of the Olympic Games, but the Games were hosted in Atlanta (USA).
In 1916 the Games were cancelled due to World War I and in both 1940 and 1944 the Games were cancelled due to World War II.
www.harveyabramsbooks.com /hostcities.html   (1685 words)

 Full access for Games journalists
Measures taken to ensure a sound working environment for foreign journalists are contained in a regulation that will exempt foreign journalists with Olympic identity and accreditation cards from having to hold a visa.
Foreign media organizations will be able to install their own radio equipment during the Games and can bring equipment into the country tax-free.
They will also be able to apply for permission to film cultural relics through the BOCOG, which will acquire permission from the State Administration of Cultural Heritage on their behalf.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /2008/2006-09/28/content_698451.htm   (375 words)

 Morrison & Foerster : International : China : Beijing Olympic Games, Summer 2008   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Morrison and Foerster was selected in October of 2002 as international legal counsel to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).
BOCOG, which was formed soon after Beijing won its bid, is composed of leading officials from the Beijing Municipal Government, the State Sports General Administration of China and the Chinese Olympic Committee as well as the Chinese IOC members and athlete representatives.
Although the Games will be held in China, they are still an international event, involving numerous organizations, sponsors and individuals from around the world.
www.mofo.com /international/CN_en/olympics/index.html   (259 words)

 The Games of the XXIX Olympiad - GamesBids.com Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Now that the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games is over, the next immediate focus of the Olympic Movement is the upcoming Beijng 2008 Olympic Games up to the opening day of August 8, 2008.
However, the intensity on BOCOG and China to prepare for these Games will be high.
I'm confident that the Games will be ready on time, but it will be a trying time on Chinese resolve on other things, if you know what I mean.
www.gamesbids.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=61   (647 words)

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