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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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 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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 Olympics
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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 KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Ice Hockey
The origins of ice hockey are unclear, but it's widely accepted that the British are responsible for bringing hockey to North America.
From the 1980s, professional hockey players who had played in the National Hockey League (NHL) were declared eligible to compete in the Olympic ice hockey tournament.
Women's ice hockey was approved as an Olympic sport in 1992, and debuted in Nagano in 1998.
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 Summer Olympics 2000 Kerri stuck her landing in people's memories
The strongest image I have from past Olympics is of the terrorist standing on the balcony of the Israeli athlete's quarters in Munich, 1972.
The Olympics is at its best when the celebration of athletic excellence allows us all, competitors and watchers alike, to celebrate the joy and unity of humanity.
Sadly, the Olympic moment from the 2000 Sydney games that will always stand out in my mind is the IOC stripping an innocent 16 year old Romanian gymnast of an all-around gold medal in the gymnastics competition.
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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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 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Upon hearing the news, International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage told Cushing, "the USOC obviously has taken leave of their senses." IOC member John J. Garland advised, "I think you are on a wild goose chase.
The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Games held in the Western United States and the first to be televised.
The Olympic Village Inn was built to house more than 750 athletes; it allowed all athletes to be housed under one roof for the first and only time in modern Olympic history.
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 ESPN.com - Russians regroup on other side of the red line
Hockey was the most popular sport in a society that placed athletics, in general, among its highest priorities.
The 1994 Olympic team was a mere shadow of the 1992 Unified Team because of a mass exodus of players to the NHL, which did not allow its players to compete in the Olympics at that time.
While hockey and other sports officials in Russia cried poverty and demanded more money from the NHL in transfer fees, arguing that organized sport in Russia could not survive without an influx of cash, it turned out that organized crime was probably skimming off most of the influx.
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 Winter Olympics: Ice Hockey
Ice hockey made its Olympic debut at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.
In 1998 the face of Olympic hockey underwent a major change when it was ruled that professionals would be allowed to compete.
Hockey games will be played at the new Palasport Olimpico and also at an ice rink set up in the existing Torino Esposizioni.
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 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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.
Basketball and handball made their debut at the Olympics, both as outdoor sports.
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 Olympics Timeline: Ancient Greece - 1940s
The Olympic flag is introduced, as is the Olympic oath.
In what may be the most famous incident in Olympic history, Jesse Owens wins four gold medals, showing up German claims of Aryan superiority.
The American Olympic Committee sends a hockey team, as does the American Hockey Association; the IOC bars either from being considered for a medal.
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 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, at his last Olympics, had to leave for home, as his wife was severely ill. Upon arrival, his wife had already passed away.
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 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Hockey Night in Canada's Kelly Hrudey dissects the Canadian men's squad bound for Turin.
Olympic ice hockey has hosted its share of dynasties and upsets.
Olympic rules put a premium on a player's hockey sense — the ability to act quickly and positively with the puck and the discipline to know what to do without it.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/sports/icehockey   (657 words)

  
 Olympics and Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Since their first telecast in 1960, the Olympic games have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with television.
In 1996, the Summer games in Atlanta were priced at $456 million, a figure that did not include the cost of the production itself, which has been estimated at another $150 million.
Spacing the Summer and Winter Olympics two years apart thus allowed sponsors to spread out their costs and also to invest in more high-profile packages.
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 Special: Athens Olympics 2004 | The Christian Science Monitor
In early February of 1980, the Olympic news at Lake Placid, N.Y. was that US President Jimmy Carter was asking the International Olympic Committee to move the summer games from Moscow.
The USSR refused to attend the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
The official reason was "alleged violations of the Olympic Charter by US authorities," but Monitor correspondent Gary Thatcher paints a picture of plain-old politics: "Although the Soviet authorities will never officially admit it, they are exacting belated retribution for the US boycott of the Moscow Olympics of 1980." PDF.
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 Winter Olympics 2002 | Salt Lake City
It was the first Winter Games in a capital city instead of a small resort town, and in the eyes of one Norwegian chronicler, the urban setting and large crowds gave the Winter Olympics the kind of boost that Stockholm had given the then-struggling Summer Olympics in 1912.
The first Winter Olympics in the western United States were the inspiration of a transplanted Easterner named Alex Cushing, who saw Squaw Valley for the first time in the late 1940s and decided he was going to move there and build a ski resort.
The Lillehammer Olympics were spectacular in their spirit, originality, architecture, conscience, and, of course, the athletic competition itself.
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 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1960 Rome
The preparations and settings for the 1960 Olympics were no doubt something Greek organizers hoped to emulate with the 2004 Athens Games.
Overall, it seemed to be a memorable Olympics for everyone but the Canadians, who managed just one medal, a rowing silver by the men's eights.
But of all the surpassing figures of the 1960 Olympics, the most enduring may be Wilma Rudolph.
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 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 traditional sporting events of the Olympics going back to ancient times are those of track and field, but over the years the games have grown, first to include women’s events, and then to include winter sports like ice hockey and skiing.
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 Varsity Blues -- A Tradition of Excellence
This competition continued until the withdrawals of McGill in 1924-25 and Queen's in 1935-36, and except for three years of league operation from 1948-49 through 1950-51, only occasional games were scheduled until competition was disbanded in the spring of 1951 for the remainder of the decade.
Regarded as one of the most skilful hockey teams that ever represented the University of Toronto, this team is commemorated with a banner hanging in Varsity Arena.
Marion Hilliard, regarded as the top player on the legendary provincial 1924-25 provincial championship team, was among the charter inductees in 1987, and Blues annual invitational tournament is named in her honour.
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 1960 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rome had been awarded the organization of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but, after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, had to decline and pass the honours to London.
Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the marathon bare-footed to become the first fl African Olympic champion although he specialized in the 25km race.
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 1992 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Badminton and women's judo became part of the Olympic programme, while slalom canoeing returned to the Games after a 20-year absence.
Baseball was introduced at the Olympics, with Cuba won the gold medal, Chinese Taipei got silver medal and Japan was Bronze medal.
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 2002 Winter Olympics - Winter Olympics History
Salt Lake City is named host city of the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 at the 104th IOC Session in Budapest, Hungary in the first ballot vote.
The earliest recorded Olympic Games were held in ancient Greece at Olympia in 776 BC - a four-year tradition that continued for a thousand years.
The modern Olympic movement started in 1894 when French educator Pierre de Coubertin assembled a group of sport and philosophy leaders from around the world for the International Athletics Congress.
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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 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).
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 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lights the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow into the cauldron.
For the first time since 1960, South Africa is allowed to participate in the Olympics.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
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 An Summer Olympics in Detroit, Michigan - GamesBids.com Forums
If Detroit did host the Olympics in the 1950's or early 1960's, the Olympics in Detroit would have been a success because in the 1950's and early 60's, Detroit was a city on the move and had a population of over two million people.
If Detroit was to host the Olympics, people from the midwest would probably look forward towards going to the Olympics, but outside the midwestern United States, I do not think that a lot of American visitors would want to come to Detroit for the Olympics.
I do not think an Olympics in Detroit would be a success and a lot of people from all over the world would go to Detrot to see the Summer Olympic Games in Detroit.
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 Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1960 Summer Olympics:
Hockey • Modern pentathlon • Rowing • Sailing • Shooting ;• Swimming ;• Water polo • Weightlifting • Wrestling
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