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  INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The Paralympic Games are elite sport events for athletes from different disability groups.
The number of athletes participating in the Summer Paralympic Games has increased from 400 athletes in Rome in 1960 to 3,806 athletes from 136 countries in Athens in 2004.
The Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs) organise the Olympic Games in collaboration with their National Olympic Committee and the host city.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/index_uk.asp   (174 words)

  
  Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
The modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, in 1896, two years after French educator Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games of ancient Greece be revived to promote a more peaceful world.
Although the Olympic Charter, the official constitution of the Olympic movement, proclaims that the Olympics are contests among individuals and not among nations, the IOC assigns to the various NOCs the task of selecting national Olympic teams.
Women’s Olympic sports have grown significantly since then, and currently women account for approximately half of the members of teams, except in teams from Islamic nations, where the level of female participation is generally lower.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562380/Olympic_Games.html   (1346 words)

  
  Summer Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
1896 - Games of the I Olympiad - Athens, Greece
1920 - Games of the VII Olympiad - Antwerp, Belgium
2004 - Games of the XXVIII Olympiad - Athens, Greece
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Summer_Olympic_Games   (2943 words)

  
 Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies honouring both Zeus (whose colossal statue stood at Olympia), and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honour the games were held.
When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire, the Olympic Games were seen as a pagan festival and in discord with Christian ethics, and in 393 CE the emperor Theodosius I outlawed the Olympics, ending a thousand-year tradition.
The 1956 Melbourne Olympics were boycotted by the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, because of the repression of the Hungarian Uprising by the Warsaw Pact; additionally, Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon, boycotted the games due to the Suez Crisis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Olympic_games   (6723 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In 1956 the Games were boycotted by the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, because of the withdrawal of the Hungarian Uprising by the Warsaw Pact - furthermore the Melbourne Games were boycotted by Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq and the Lebanon, because of the Suez Crisis.
A fringed Olympic Flag is presented to the mayor of the host city of the next Olympic Games.
Olympic Information Center by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles – Includes a primer on the Olympic Games, and many historical documents on the Olympic Games are presented in digital form.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Olympic_Games   (5005 words)

  
 Ancient Olympic Games - MSN Encarta
Ancient Olympic Games, most famous of the four great national festivals of the ancient Greeks, the other three being the Isthmian Games, the Pythian Games, and the Nemean Games (see Games, Ancient).
The ancient Olympic Games were celebrated in the summer every four years in the sanctuary of the god Zeus at Olympia.
The concept of the Olympic Games was revived in the late 1800s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576089/Ancient_Olympic_Games.html   (485 words)

  
 Olympic Games - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Either way, the 1906 Games again attracted a broad international field of participants — in 1904, 80% had been American — and great public interest, thereby marking the beginning of a rise in popularity and size of the Games.
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.
The 2000 and 2002 Winter Olympics showed that the battle is not nearly over, as several medallists in weightlifting and cross-country skiing were disqualified after doping offences.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/o/l/y/Olympic_Games_4ea8.html   (4806 words)

  
 Olympic games information and news on past & future olympics and paralympics.
Originally these winter games were held every four years in the same year as the summer games.
Cities throughout the world bid to host the Olympic Games and there is always keen competition, firstly between cities within each country who would like to be considered as potential hosts, and then internationally between the successful cities.
The Olympic Games Bid Procedure is quite a long, demanding and often nerve racking process.
www.olympicgames-news.com   (327 words)

  
 Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were a religious event dedicated to the glory of Zeus, and to celebrate athletic prowess.
Heracles is believed to be the initiator of the Olympic Games, although Pelops is also mentioned as its founder.
Travelers to the Games were not molested by highwaymen if they were going to the Games, and politicians flocked there to do their politicking in the stimulating atmosphere.
www.pantheon.org /articles/o/olympic_games.html   (806 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The city of Vancouver was elected Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 at the 115th IOC Session in Prague on 2 July 2003.
Eight cities applied to host the Games: Andorra la Vella in Andorra, Bern in Switzerland, Harbin in China, Jaca in Spain, PyeongChang in Korea, Salzburg in Austria, Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Vancouver in Canada.
The city of Vancouver has been elected the Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in the second round of votes.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/vancouver/index_uk.asp   (208 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").
Women were neither allowed to compete in the games nor to watch them, because the games were dedicated to Zeus and were therefore meant for men.
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.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

  
 GBROLYMPICS.COM / LONDON-OLYMPICS.COM - Olympic Games Medallists
The Games are held every 4 years (this period is known as an Olympiad) although an additional "intercalated" event, not officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee, was introduced in 1906.
The 1910 "intercalated" Games were cancelled and the idea dropped.
For instance several professional, domestic and/or handicap events were held in conjunction with the Paris and Louisiana Purchase Expositions, which co-incided with the two games in question, and were initially given Olympic status.
www.gbrathletics.com /olympic   (336 words)

  
 The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During this Olympic season, you may hear from announcers, critics, commentators and even athletes that the Olympic games are too commercial, too political, too "professional." Or that the judging is too nationalistic.
It's easy to assume that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ancient Greek athletes were pure in mind and body, that they trained and competed for no other reason than the love of physical exercise, fair competition and to honor their gods.
Romano is attending the Games with his family and is sharing his thoughts in an online journal, looking at the festivities through the lens of an anthropologist who has spent much of his career researching the ancient Olympics.
www.museum.upenn.edu /new/olympics/olympicintro.shtml   (229 words)

  
 Athens Olympic Games Blog
But then, the Olympic Games have never stopped evolving _ especially since 1896, when Baron Pierre de Coubertin led the campaign to revive them after 1,503 years.
Phillips was particularly incensed by the suggestion (which he totally refutes) that he had influenced the decision of the French, British and American Federations to take the dispute to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, whose ruling robbed the Germans of the gold medals they had already received.
These were the Olympics that were preceded by security fears, concerns that facilities wouldn't be ready and predictions they'd be the drug-tainted Games.
www.livingroom.org.au /olympics   (1725 words)

  
 ThinkQuest : Library : Olympic Games
Though the Olympics are known to many all over the world, but at the same time, many does not know what exactly is the "Olympics", the word of which has many stories left untold behind it, and the organizations running it.
The history of the games, memorable moments, and an email service for updates on the Olympic games are major parts of the site.
We chose this because the olympics are an example of global economies supporting atheletes and because we wanted to learn about some sports played all over the world.
www.thinkquest.org /library/cat_show.html?cat_id=99   (1249 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Led by snow explorers with a white horse symbolizing victory, the Olympic closing ceremony began in grand style at Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy, Sunday.
German luge veteran Georg Hackl was among the sporting legends to compete in their last Winter Games.
But while some athletes exited the Olympic stage, others served notice that they'll be ones to watch four years from now in Vancouver.
www.cbc.ca /olympics   (264 words)

  
 Ancient Olympics Guide: Myths about the Olympic Games
The Olympic Truce, while guaranteeing safe passage to athletes and spectators on their way to the Games, did not, contrary to popular belief, stop all wars in Greece: Sparta was fined for attacking Elean territory in 420 B.C., and Arcadians invaded the sanctuary at Olympia in 364.
Modern Olympic officials, citing an ancient inscription from Delphi that had been translated "Wine cannot be taken into the stadium," have assumed that ancient athletes abstained from strong drink, setting an example for today's competitors.
David C. Young is a professor of classics at the University of Florida and author of The Modern Olympics: A Struggle for Revival, Baltimore (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996) and A Brief History of the Olympic Games (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004).
www.archaeology.org /online/features/olympics/games.html   (684 words)

  
 Greek Olympic Games - History for Kids!
We don't know when men first began celebrating the Olympic Games, but they were certainly already doing it in the time of Homer, by 776 BC.
When it was time for the games, the rulers of Elis sent out messengers all over Greece and to the Greek colonies around the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
No matter who you had a war with, you had to stop the war and let their athletes and performers go through your city-state safely to get to the Olympic Games.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/games/olympics.htm   (446 words)

  
 cbs2chicago.com - U.S. Will Bid For 2016 Olympic Games
After what would be a twenty years' absence, it would be great for the Olympic Games to return to the U.S., and it would be an honor to host them here in Chicago,” Ryan said.
Some believe the city is a clear favorite over Los Angeles, which has already hosted the games, and has so far failed to reveal innovative plans like the lakefront Olympic village, the South Side amphitheater, and the fact that most athletes will be staying just minutes from where they will compete.
After what would be a twenty years' absence, it would be great for the Olympic Games to return to the U.S., and it would be an honor to host them here in Chicago,” Chicago 2016 CEO Patrick Ryan said.
cbs2chicago.com /topstories/local_story_009120852.html   (767 words)

  
 cbs2.com - L.A. Submits Plan To Host 2016 Olympic Games
The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games submitted a plan that emphasizes the city's existing sporting facilities, travel and tourism infrastructure, and its position as a major media center.
UCLA would likely serve as the Olympic Village for the athletes, and USC would serve as the Media/Family Village, according to the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.
The city of Los Angeles Monday submitted a plan to the United States Olympic Committee to host the 2016 Summer Olympic games.
cbs2.com /topstories/local_story_022154944.html   (469 words)

  
 Olympic Games
As a TOP Partner and Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games, McDonald's joins the world in celebrating this premier sporting event where we will proudly serve the athletes, coaches, officials and spectators gathered here from around the globe their favorite McDonald's food.
McDonald's support of the Olympic Movement began with the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France, where we airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes after they reported being homesick for McDonald's food.
The Torino Games mark McDonald's fifth Olympic Games as a TOP Sponsor and the sixth as the Official Restaurant.
www.mcdonalds.com /usa/sports/olympic.html   (347 words)

  
 OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) communicated the bidding process for hosting the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
A letter was sent out to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) informing them of the information...
The city of Sochi has been elected as the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014.
www.olympic.org   (185 words)

  
 Licensed Athletics.com - Official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games US Olympic Team Products T-shirt, tshirt,Clothing, Mug, ...
We are striving to accomodate any high season, such as the pre Beijing 2008 Olympic game season demand, and the best customer service possible before and after the order.
They are manufactured by a few select licensed companies approved by the US Olympic Committee.
Co-signing, Co-branding and other Business to Business offers of Officially Licensed Olympic Games Beijing 2008 products Ask us about offers on large and repeat orders and business to business, government, group orders, event order or website webmaster offers.
www.licensedathletics.com   (635 words)

  
 Ancient Olympics @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
During this Olympic season, you may hear from announcers, critics, commentators and even athletes that the Olympic games are too commercial, too political, too "professional."
We may not realize it, but in today's games we recreate --with surprising accuracy -- the climate and circumstances surrounding the ancient Olympic Games.
"Holy Games; The Olympic Games are Rooted in Religion, Holy Games" Salt Lake Tribune, February 3, 2001
www.upenn.edu /museum/Olympics/olympicintro.html   (273 words)

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