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  Olympic Oath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Oath, written by Pierre de Coubertin was first taken by an athlete at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.
The first judge's oath was taken at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Olympic_Oath   (326 words)

  
 Life Starts @ - Olympic Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Olympic Hymn was first played at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens but wasn't declared the official hymn by the IOC until 1957.
During the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, the procession of athletes is always led by the Greek team, followed by all the other teams in alphabetical order (in the language of the hosting country), except for the last team which is always the team of the hosting country.
The distance from the Windsor Castle to the Olympic Stadium was 42,195 meters (or 26 miles and 385 yards).
www.quizuk.com /sport/olympics.php   (1334 words)

  
 OLympic oath
Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the
Written by Baron de Coubertin, the oath is taken by an athlete from the host
the host country also speaks the oath, with slightly different wording.
www.gigglepotz.com /ausoath.htm   (89 words)

  
 Symbols of the Olympic Games
The colours of the interlinked Olympic rings were chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to represent the union of the 5 continents, Australia, Africa, America, Asia and Europe and further signify the meeting of the worlds athletes at the Olympic Games.
Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and an official.
Olympic athletes are not separated into national teams as they enter the stadium, to symbolise the unity nand friendship of the Games.
www.australianjoeyscouts1.4t.com /olympic/rings.html   (834 words)

  
 Olympic Education Pack
The Olympic flame is lit by the rays of the sun in Olympia, Greece and carried in a torch, by a series of runners, to the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
Olympic oath is taken by an athlete and official.
Olympic athletes are not separated by nation as they enter the stadium to symbolise the unity and friendship of the Games.
www.easynet.net /teamgb/education/modern_protocol.asp   (688 words)

  
 The Olympic Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the world body which administrates the Olympic Movement, with the head quarters based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Olympic oath is a symbolic gesture of sportsmanship that traces its origins to the 1920 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Hymn is played when the Olympic Flag is raised and was adopted by the IOC in 1957.
www.olympics.org.uk /olympicmovement/olympicmovement.asp   (580 words)

  
 Athletes Oath
The oath was written by Baron de Coubertin, and became a part of our Modern Olympic Games in 1920.
While holding a corner of the Olympic Flag, one official from the host country repeats a similar oath on behalf of all the officials.
The oath for the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia was read by Rechelle Hawkes, captain of the Australian women's field hockey team on behalf of the nearly 11,000 athletes entered in the games.
www.janecky.com /olympics/oath.html   (278 words)

  
 USA Field Hockey Symbols of the Olympic Games
The Olympic symbol -- five interlocked rings -- represent the union of the five original major continents (Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe) and the meeting of the athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.
Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimeters in diameter and at least three millimeters thick.
Olympic Games mascots are selected by the local organizing committee of the host city.
www.usfieldhockey.com /games/oly_symbols.htm   (528 words)

  
 Canadian Olympic Committee
Olympic sports widely practised by men must be played in at least 75 countries on four continents; and by women in at least 40 countries on three continents.
The IOC has established the Olympic Programme Commission to review the current Games programmes with the view to recommending additions, modifications and reductions of sports, disciplines and events for future Games.
The oath is "In the name of all the competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."
www.olympic.ca /EN/faq.shtml   (1174 words)

  
 First time at the Olympic Games
Coubertin represent the flag on the Olympic Congress 1914 in Paris.
Olympic flame burned at the stadion for the first time ever.
Although live television coverage of the Olympic Games was available internationally for the first time, Europe and the US boycotted the sale of television rights to the Games.
www.olympic-museum.de /first/first.html   (885 words)

  
 2000 Olympic Update
At the 1968 Olympic Games, Janice Lee York Romary, competing on her sixth Olympic Team, was selected to carry the U.S. flag, becoming the first woman ever for the U.S. and the second fencer.
U.S. Olympic Medal Count The most recent U.S. medal at the Olympic Games was a bronze won by saber fencer Peter Westbrook in Los Angeles in 1984.
For the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) set limits on the total number of athletes and staff which could be accommodated at an Olympic Games (in consideration of the cost to the organizing committee).
www.fencing.net /olympic-update.html   (2551 words)

  
 IMA Hero: Your Page - Feb 4, 2002
This oath is taken by an athlete or athletes from the host nation spoken in the native language at the Opening Ceremonies.
The Olympic Oath was written by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement.
The Olympic Flame was held by the Olympic Torch.
www.imahero.com /yourpage/yourpage02FEB04_archives.html   (1060 words)

  
 Modern Olympic Symbols and Traditions
It was proposed by the father of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin, who got it from a speech given by a friend of his, Henri Didon, a Dominican priest and principal of an academy that used sports as part of its educational program.
The Olympic flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, emphasizing the connection between the ancient Games and the modern Games.
The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one judge from the home nation during the Opening Ceremony of every Olympics, acting on behalf of all the competitors and judges.
www.infoplease.com /spot/olympicsceremonies.html   (1105 words)

  
 Olympic Oath - Olympic-Legacy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Written by Baron de Coubertin, the athletes' oath was first taken at the 1920 Antwerp Games in Belgium.
The oaths of the modern Olympic games are the legacy of a ceremony introduced in antiquity.
A sacrifice was offered and the athletes swore that they had trained properly (for the prescribed 10 months) and that they would obey the rules of the Games.
www.mediaconcerto.com /olympic/trivia/oath_t.php   (337 words)

  
 Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pier de Kueberton in the opening ceremony of the VII Olympic suggested restoring the Olympic Oath.
The XXVI summer Olympic Games which will be held from 19 June to 4 August in Atlanta city of the USA are dedicated to this glorious jubilee.
He won a Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, the II place in the World championship in 1993 and in the European championship in 1994, the V place in the World championship in 1995 and in the European championship in 1996.
www.mys.azeri.com /atlanta.html   (1688 words)

  
 Institute for International Sport - National Sportsmanship Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was 69 years since Jack Shea, who won two Olympic gold medals in speed skating, had taken the Olympic oath on behalf of the other 305 athletes at the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. Shea recited the oath again last March.
The Winter Olympics, once the playground of the elite fair-skinned snow and ice athletes, became a model Olympic melting pot event for all American dreamers during the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
During the Olympic contests many of the young women had become physically sick with bronchitis flu like illness leaving the team weak and at times short handed.
www.internationalsport.com /nsd/nsd_opeds.cfm?n=delench   (1052 words)

  
 Olympic Ceremonies - Olympic-Legacy.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The traditions and festivities of the various Olympic ceremonies honor the past and celebrate the future; they remember an ancient civilization and showcase modern expressions of cultural identity.
The Olympic motto, creed, oath, flame, flag, and anthem—they are all tokens pointing to the Olympic ideal.
Internationalism is a key ingredient of the Olympic Movement and it is the international interest that elevated the ancient Olympic ideal to its present stature.
www.mediaconcerto.com /olympic/trivia/ceremony_t.php   (494 words)

  
 The Olympic Games - Past and Present - Olympic Oath And Oath Takers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Olympic Oath is declared during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games by an athlete or athletes of the Host Nation spoken in the native language.
The athlete(s) holds the corner of their national flag while declaring the oath, while the flag bearers of all other nations present form a semi circle around the rostrum.
An Oath is also declared by a Games Technical Official of the Host Nation.
www.athleticscanterbury.org.nz /athletics/org/olympics_oath.html   (145 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - NEWS
In 1996, at the Opening Ceremony of the Atlanta Olympic Games, it was American basketball player Teresa Edwards who swore the Oath, and at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the honour fell to Australian hockey player Rechelle Hawkes.
The modern Olympic Oath was originally written by Pierre de Coubertin, and has been modified over time to reflect the changing nature of the sporting competition.
The Athletes' Oath was first taken during the 1920 Olympic Games by Belgian fencer Victor Boin.
www.olympic.org /uk/news/olympic_news/full_story_uk.asp?id=950   (300 words)

  
 US Field Hockey Rechelle Hawks to Read Athletes Oath
The sport of field hockey will be well represented during the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games, when two-time gold medallist and four-time Olympian Rechelle Hawkes of Australia reads the athletes oath Friday night.
Hawkes will take the oath on behalf of the 10, 700 athletes attending the games and will pledge that all athletes will compete in the true spirit of sportsmanship and abide by the rules for the glory of sport and the honour of their country.
The athletes oath is usually read by a prominent athlete of the host country and is considered one of the Ceremony's highest honors.
www.usfieldhockey.com /news/2000/hawkes_oath.htm   (225 words)

  
 Netfundu.com - Olympic oath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Olympic oath is taken by an athlete from the host nation while holding a corner of the Olympic flag.
Q: Which Olympics were cancelled because the host country resigned and the country which was to fill in was attacked?
The first Olympic games were held in ancient Greece at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, as part of religious festivals honouring Zeus.
www.netfundu.com /sports/page3.htm   (393 words)

  
 Olympic Official's Oath, Oath of the Official of Olympic Games
Olympic Official's Oath, Oath of the Official of Olympic Games
The Olympic Official's Oath was sworn for the first time in the XXth Olympiad at Munich in 1972.
From 1972 onwards at each Olympics, an official or judge of the host country swears an oath.
www.mapsofworld.com /olympic-trivia/olympic-officials-oath.html   (96 words)

  
 WMS Olympics
The Olympic oath is a promise to compete fairly.
In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.
Today the event includes a combination of cross country skiing and a.22 caliber rifle shooting, with Olympic events consisting of the 20km individual, the 10km sprint and the 4 x 7.5 km relay.
wallkillcsd.k12.ny.us /wms/wmsphyedolympics.htm   (1271 words)

  
 The Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It sets the general program, chooses the city where the games are to be held, and determines the standards of amateurism.
Each participating country has a National Olympic Commitee that is responsible for arranging the participation of the nation's athletes in the games.
The Olympic Flame is lit with a torch that is brought by a relay of athletes from the ruins of ancient Olympia in Greece.
www.hol.gr /greece/olympic.htm   (402 words)

  
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In addition, Special Olympics Perry County offers Unified Sports, which brings peers without mental disabilities together on the same team with Special Olympic athletes.
Participation in Special Olympics Perry County is free thanks to the generosity of our community, private donations, and grants.
Special Olympics Perry County hosts a local track meet each May. The meet, which is sponsored by CACD, draws over one hundred athletes from area counties.
www.specialolympicsperrycounty.org   (94 words)

  
 Olympic Athelete's Oath, Olympic Oath
First sworn by the Belgian athlete Victor Boin at the 1920 Games of the 7th Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium.
"We swear that we will take part in these Olympic Games in the true spirit of sportsmanship, and that we will respect and abide by the rules that govern them, for the glory of sport and the honour of our country."
To reflect the changing nature of the sporting competition, the oath has been modified and the current version was introduced in 1999.
www.mapsofworld.com /olympic-trivia/olympic-athletes-oath.html   (160 words)

  
 ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A grand celebration, the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, which for 17 days returned to Greece, the country where they were originally born and the city where they revived, is completed.
The Olympic flame traveled for the first time to all continents.
Read the highlights of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games and feel again the excitement of the most important events of each competition day.
athens2004.com /athens2004/page/legacy?lang=en&...   (611 words)

  
 Ask Away! the Online FAQ at the University of Pennsylvania Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My 11 year old boy has been asked to recite the Olympic Oath in Greek for his class project on the Olympic Games.
Can you e-mail a transcript of the Olympic Oath the ancient Greek athletes took before participating in the games (both in the original Greek as well as English)?
To my knowledge there does not exist a text of the oath that was taken by ancient athletes at Olympia.
www.upennmuseum.com /askaway/forum.pl?msg=60   (175 words)

  
 Oath
1999 Senate acquits President Clinton of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewinski case
1789 Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken
1727 NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/o/oath.html   (204 words)

  
 Pictures Catalogue - Sellars, Gerard. Flag bearers at podium for Olympic oath, Opening Ceremony, Melbourne 1956 Olympic ...
Title devised by cataloguer from caption supplied by donor.; Part of collection: Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games.; Condition: Good.
Parade of nations at the Opening Ceremony 22 November 1956.
If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must complete the Request for permission form.
nla.gov.au /nla.pic-an23389514   (136 words)

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