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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.
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.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/0/0/2004_Summer_Olympics_330c.html   (2001 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.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

 Player Bio: Digit Murphy :: Women's Ice Hockey
In 2001, members of the media awarded Murphy the New England Hockey Writer's Coach of the Year award and in 1997 Murphy's fellow coaches and the media honored her with both the ECAC/KOHO and the New England Hockey Writer's Coach of the Year awards.
In the summer of 2004, Murphy coached the US National team at the Lake Placid Olympic Festival, where Brown University was well represented by eight of the sixty players.
In 1998, she served as the women's hockey color analyst for Turner Broadcasting coverage of the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
brownbears.cstv.com /sports/w-hockey/mtt/murphy_digit00.html   (1013 words)

 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   (700 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)

 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.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/winter02/hockey/story?id=1326249   (7325 words)

 Black Athlete Sports Network—The Soul of Sports
I have covered the sport in Europe where hockey is just as big a sport in some countries as it is in Canada and parts of the United States, and encountered more than a few people who saw fit to expose their bias and racism.
Whether it is hockey, skiing, or skating, these sports involve expensive equipment, time on the ice or slopes, and local sports clubs to teach even the basics.
The team inspired the 1992 movie “Cool Runnings,” but their story, which should have been about triumph over adversity, became a comical sidebar to the Winter Olympics for many in the international media.
www.blackathlete.net /Hockey/hockey021202.html   (1110 words)

 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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/2/20/2000_summer_olympics.shtml   (670 words)

 Poetry and Prose of Indian Sport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
It is hockey that brings out the magic and mystery, the poetry and prose in Indian sport.
For unlike other sports, Indian hockey has a glorious history, and much of the romance of the sport is connected with its historical origins.
Eight Olympic gold medals is a record not to be scoffed at.
www.bharatiyahockey.org /patrakaar/rajdeepsardesai.htm   (666 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Hockey star Dany Heatley has travelled a long, hard road to the Torino Games.
Hockey Night in Canada's Kelly Hrudey dissects the Canadian men's squad bound for Turin.
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)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Elviscerated
In 1992 he was arrested on an assault charge for pouring beer over a woman's head and spitting a mouthful of beer into her face in a bar in Whitby, Ontario.
During the summer of that year, a rumor about a fistfight between Eric Lindros and Elvis Stojko came to be whispered across the back fences.
Yet a third Olympic medal for Stojko was not to be, as he finished 8th at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
www.snopes.com /sports/hockey/lindros.asp   (769 words)

 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.
web.knoxnews.com /web/kns/sports/olympics/thepast.shtml   (2107 words)

 usnews.com - Winter Olympics 2002 - War and Olympics
The Secret Service leads the effort to protect 2,500 Olympic athletes and a million spectators.
Both summer and winter games (also slated for Japan) are eventually canceled after Germany's 1939 invasion of Poland.
But they enter the summer games, their first Olympics, out to prove Communists are best.
www.usnews.com /usnews/olympics/winter/articles/timeline.htm   (480 words)

 SI.com - Hockey - 'Miracle on Ice' coach Brooks killed in car accident - Monday August 11, 2003 10:57 PM
Mark Johnson, who played on the 1980 Olympic team and now coaches the University of Wisconsin women's hockey team, said he was stunned by the news.
At all levels of the game, including college hockey, Olympic hockey and the National Hockey League, Herb Brooks was a consummate teacher, an unparalleled motivator and an unquestioned innovator.
It is devastating to all of us in the hockey world that his passion for the game, his insight, his foresight, have been taken away.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /hockey/news/2003/08/11/brooks_obit_ap   (1288 words)

 Olympic Hockey Trivia - Hockey Forums
This question is on the subject of Olympic ice hockey.
The first Winter Olympic Games were actually called “The International Winter Sports Week” and went on for 11 days in the French Alps, 60 miles northeast of Grenoble.
In its first four hockey games, Canada beat Switzerland 33—0, Czechoslovakia 30—0, Sweden 22—0 and Great Britain 19—2, before winning the tournament with a 6—1 victory over the U.S. in the final.
www.hockeyforums.com /showthread.php?t=7241   (977 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 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.
www.wam.umd.edu /~leannajf/olympics.html   (1072 words)

 Summer Olympics
Sailing first became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, where time handicaps were used to referee the race.
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)

 Canadian Women at the 2002 olympics in Salt lake City, Utah
The 2002 Winter Olympics will mark the 2nd time that women's hockey is featured at the Olympics.
Because of its elevation, Utah's dry air and the building's design, Olympic organizers expect the ice sheet to be the fastest in the world, and in its brief history, it's already been the site of several broken records.
The difference in altitude between the Olympic Village, where the athletes are housed, and the cross-country venues could persuade some athletes to seek accommodations outside the Village itself.
www.caaws.ca /olympics/2002/hockey/hockey_nov20.htm   (1325 words)

 Emrick, Davidson, Clement, Ferraro Join NHL on NBC for Inaugural Broadcast Season - hockeyfights.com News
Emrick called water polo in Athens for his first Summer Games assignment and his first Olympics with NBC and handled Olympic hockey play-by-play duties for CBS at Albertville in 1992, on CBS and TNT at Lillehammer in 1994 and Nagano in 1998.
In a 1996 reader survey conducted by The Hockey News, Clement was voted "Favorite National TV Personality." In 2004, Clement, a two-time Quebec high school badminton champion, served as the badminton and table tennis analyst and play-by-play commentator on modern pentathlon during NBC's coverage of the Athens Olympic Games.
In September 2004, Ferraro married Olympic gold medalist and women's hockey pioneer Cammi Granato, who is also the women's Olympic hockey studio analyst in Torino and an NHL on NBC reporter.
www.hockeyfights.com /news/43958   (1226 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.
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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)

 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.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/handball/s/viewers.html   (210 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Albertville closed a chapter in Olympic history — 1992 was the last year the Winter and Summer Games would be hosted in the same year.
As the first Winter Olympics of the post-Cold War era, the Albertville Games in France had former Soviet athletes competing under a single banner dubbed the “Unified Team.” Some other former Soviet republics like Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, entered as sovereign nations.
Because 1992 was also the first year the sport was open to women, she was the first to win bronze at this event.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/history/1992albertville.shtml   (1174 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
To qualify as an Olympic sport, that sport must be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries and on four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and on three continents.
The Olympic sport of team handball is not to be confused with the game played against a wall with a small rubber ball.
The United States Olympic Committee site includes the rules and history of events as well as athlete bios, diaries, and chats.
www2.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport   (384 words)

 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the world body which administrates the Olympic Movement, with the head quarters based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The appointed members of the IOC, (from all over the world) are responsible for selecting the host cities of the Olympic Games, both Summer and Winter.
They've decided against Pioneer Park in favor of Gallivan Plaza for the place the 2002 Winter Olympics will be honored for all time.
www.lycos.com /info/olympics--winter-olympics.html   (383 words)

 On Defense with Gary Suter
Suter, a native of Madison, WI who played his collegiate hockey at the University of Wisconsin, is a veteran of international competition.
He wore the red, white and blue of Team USA in the 1987 and 1991 Canada cups, and also competed in the 1985 and 1992 World Championships (he was named co-MVP of the ‘85 Championships).
Teams from European hockey hotbeds like Sweden, Russia, the Czech Republic, Finland and Slovakia also featured NHL pros who returned to their native lands to play for their respective national teams.
www.hockeyplayer.com /artman/publish/article_310.shtml   (906 words)

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