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Topic: Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics

  Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics was represented by two different gymnastics disciplines: artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics.
The artistic gymnastics competition was in the Palau Sant Jordi from July 26 to August 2.
The rhythmic gymnastics competition was held at the Palau d'Esports de Barcelona from August 6 to August 8.
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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.
South Africa was allowed again to participate in the Olympics after a 28 years suspension in the Olympic Games for its apartheid policy.
As the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated with their own teams for the first time since 1936.
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The 1936 Olympics are best remembered for Hitler’s failed attempt to use to prove his theories of Aryan superiority, but they are also noteworthy because they saw the introduction of the relay, in which a lighted torch is carried from Olympia to the site of the current Games.
However, the Olympic movement was permanently scarred on the morning of September 5, when eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village and made their way to the dormitory of the Israeli team.
The collective mood of the 1992 Olympics was one of guarded optimism that the Olympic movement had successfully survived a difficult two decades of political turmoil.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Kerri Strug becomes an American heroine after bringing victory to the American female gymnastics team in spite of having to jump perform an injury in the final event.
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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.
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.
In the first gymnastics competitions, Germany takes the titles in both the parallel bars event for teams and the horizontal bar event, though they are the only entrant in the latter competition.
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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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 The Olympics
Throughout the thousands of years that the Greeks competed every four years in the Olympics, there was war only 75% of the time among the various city states, including the famous pelopponesian war (Kids: Go here for some great information about this fantastic war that changed the world!) of 845BC.
It was not until the Olympics of 662AD that the athletes finally agreed to wear clothes, as the local shoe company finally agreed to pay rights fees in the amount of 16 drachma per athlete.
Since the Olympics were first televised in 1824, there have been 4100 sports attempted and rejected, including horse racing along the beach, indoor mountaineering, synchronized golfing, shuffleboard, chess, rhythmic gymnastics, and pizza toss, the favorite sport of the Italians.
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 1960 Summer Olympics
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
South Africa appears in the Olympic arena for the last time under the apartheid regime.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gutsu, known as "The Painted Bird of Odessa", was a four-time medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, winning two gold medals (for women’s all-around and for team), one silver medal for the uneven bars, and one bronze medal for the floor exercise.
Jeni Ochoa, owner and head coach of Elite Gymnastics, Inc. in Oxford, Michigan will be training Gutsu on all of her routines in preparation for the Olympic qualifiers and trials.
Gutsu is scheduled to begin her road to the Olympics by participating in the April 3 - 7 National Elite Qualifier and Training Camp in Houston, Texas.
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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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 Decline of collegiate gymnastics could affect Olympics
They were two gymnasts from opposite ends of the country and of the gymnastics spectrum.
"In the last four Olympics, 25 of the 28 positions were filled by NCAA gymnasts who went through four years (of school)," said Fred Turoff, the national chairman of men's gymnastics.
Whether the gymnast is an Olympian like Lynch or a one-event specialist like Neuwirth, gymnastics culminates a life of hard work and dedication,.
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 1992 Olympics
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.
Memorable Olympic Moments: Mark Spitz - Ambitious Mark Spitz claims seven golds and an Olympic record by Mike Morrison Mark Spitz swims for...
PPV Olympics begin talks with nets to clear channels.
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 Mihai Bagiu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
John's father Fred was a member of the 1968 Olympic Gymnastics Team while his sister Marie was a member of the 1984 Olympic Gymnastics Team.
John was named Sportsperson of the Year in 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2000 and was a member of six World Championships teams throughout his career.
John, who is also a brevet judge, is now serving on the Executive Committee of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors as an Athlete Director and sits on the Athletes' Commission for the FIG.
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 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in a record 2,174 athletes from 65 countries as the Winter Games were staged in the French Alps for the third time.
Despite all the political turmoil at home, Germany's combined East-West squad and the Unified Team of ex-Soviet athletes were again the biggest winners with the Germans edging the Unifieds in total medals, 26-23.
Amazingly Maier was not seriously injured and returned three days later to win the Super-G. Nagano was portrayed as an ancient city rich in oriental history and native culture which was brought into many living rooms around the world for the first time.
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 BBC SPORT | HISTORY | Athens 1896
The first of the modern Olympic Games was staged in Athens, Greece, although financial difficulties almost saw it staged in Budapest, Hungary.
The majority of the participants were from the host nation with tennis, track and field, fencing, weightlifting, cycling, wrestling, shooting, swimming and gymnastics all contested.
The first Olympic winner was American James Brendan Connolly who took the triple jump with a leap of 13.71 metres.
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 Wikinfo | 1928 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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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 Gymnastics : Sports of the modern Olympic Games
In 1964, Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina wins six medals for the third time in a row; she remains the Olympic athlete with the most medals (18) and the most medals in individual events (14).
In 1992, Gymnast Vitaly Scherbo of the Unified Team won six gold medals in gymnastics.
In 1996, The US won gold in gymnastics, with the help of Kerri Strug, who nails her second vault despite a sprained ankle.
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 1992 Olympics
1992 Olympics - The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union...
Vitaly Scherbo - Vitaly Scherbo Born: Jan. 13, 1972 Russian gymnast winner of unprecedented 6 gold medals in...
Shannon Miller - Shannon Miller Born: Mar. 10, 1977 Gymnast won 5 medals in 1992 Olympics and 2 golds in '96...
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 Eight Stanford Greats Inducted Into Athletic Hall Of Fame :: An Olympic gold medalist and NCAA champions comprise ...
Selected in the second round of the AFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and the third round of the NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers...
Was the youngest member of the 1992 United States Olympic Team at age 20...
Represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
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Gymnast Vitaly Scherbo won six gold medals, including a record four in one day.
Her victory lap with silver medallist Elana Meyer, a white South African, symbolised hope for the future of the Olympic Movement.
In the 1,500m final, Lyudmila Rogacheva (Unified Team) set a torrid pace and burned away the rest of the field except for Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG-athletics). Two hundred metres from the finish, Boulmerka drove past Rogacheva and cruised to victory.
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 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.
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 Gymn Forum: Gymn Digest 2 September 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
She started gymnastics at 7 years old (very late some may think) at Twisters gymnastics in Mountain View and she is still enrolled in the same club.
I took gymnastics for a few years, until I got too old, but my only achievements were an aerial cartwheel on the floor, and once in a blue moon, a back handspring.
Before these olympics the only occasion I remember seeing gymnastics (and that was rhythmic gymnastics) was when a group of former Soviets were visiting India a couple of years ago.
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 USA Gymnastics Official Coach Biography: Bela Karolyi
Bela Karolyi, 2000 USA Gymnastics Women's National Team Coordinator Bela Karolyi was born September 13, 1942, in Cluj, Romania.
After the 1992 Olympic Games, Karolyi announced his retirement from elite level coaching, but still maintained his gym and summer camp.
In addition to Karolyi's World of Gymnastics, Bela and Martha own a 500-acre ranch outside of Houston which is used as a summer training camp.
www.usa-gymnastics.org /athletes/coachbios/k/bkarolyi.html   (461 words)

The ranking is performed neither according to gold medal nor medal total but according to points (3 points for a gold, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze).
In some cases, you will find "half medals": In the early Olympics, some people had unprecise nationality, therefore two countries shared the medal.
It includes all Olympic results from Athens 1896 to Athens 2004 (when the sport is completed).
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 1996 Olympics
The Atlanta Games were certainly the largest (a record 197 nations competed), most logistically complicated Olympics to date and perhaps the most hyped and overcommercialized as well.
The U.S. women's gymnastics squad took the team gold after Kerri Strug hobbled up and completed her final gutsy vault in the Games' most compelling moment.
Atlanta Olympics in 1996 expected to boost region's tourism.
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