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Topic: Rowing at the 1976 Summer Olympics

  1976 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
Canada has subsequently hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta, and was selected to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the largest city in the province of British Columbia, and it will become the largest major city in a country ever to host a Winter Olympics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1976_Summer_Olympics   (1598 words)

 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)

 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.
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 Wikipedia: 1932 Summer Olympics
An Olympic Village was built for the first time, occupied by the male athletes.
Babe Didrikson wins two gold medals in the javelin throw and the hurdles event, and only loses a third in the high jump because her jumping technique is ruled inferior and is placed second.
Finnish star Paavo Nurmi is barred from competing in the Olympic for being a professional.
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 Anecdotage.com - Olympics anecdotes. Anecdotes From Yeats to Gates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Among the competitors in the single-scull rowing event at the 1928 Olympics was...
Adolf Hitler staged the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as a showcase for the sup...
In 1976, Princess Anne was a member of the English equestrian team in the Montre...
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 U of T Rowing Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Alhough the Olympic crew’s achievement was the highlight of Loudon’s era, he continued to further involvement in University rowing.
It was only in 1960 that rowing was again made available to U of T students, but this time under the guidance of the Argonaut Rowing Club, which saw the University as a good source of membership.
The all-male Argonaut Rowing Club for a long time resisted their presence, and the still separate men’s and women’s athletic departments at U of T had little influence and interest in the situation.
rowing.sa.utoronto.ca /history.html   (1833 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics
The Games of the XXI Olympiad were held in 1976 in Montreal, Canada.
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Montreal defeated Moscow and Los Angeles, which would organise the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
In a protest to a tour of South Africa by the New Zealand rugby team, Tanzania led a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused to not admit the New Zealand team.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1976_summer_olympics.shtml   (353 words)

The men's Olympic Rowing events are: single sculls, double sculls, lightweight double sculls, quadruple sculls, pair, four, lightweight four and eight with coxswain.
Rowing events for men were first held in the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, while women's events were first held in the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.
Although traditional rowing boats were made of wood, the majority of modern rowing boats are made of plastic or fiberglass.
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 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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.
Olympic medals are awarded to those individuals or teams placing first, second, and third in each event.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 More marketing disaster than success
Mascots have been intimately connected to the Olympics since 1968 in Grenoble, France, when Schuss, a skier with rings on his head, emerged as the unofficial mascot.
Olympic mascots had a great run from 1976 to 1984 -- from Schneemann (the mascot of the 1976 winter games at Innsbruck), a snowman whose design was way ahead of his time, to Uncle Sam, a bald eagle that held an Olympic torch (used in the 1984 Summer Games at Los Angeles).
In the years between Barcelona and the 1996 summer games, designers added some muscle to Izzy, took the stars out of his eyes and added a mouth.
www.espn.go.com /oly/summer00/s/2000/0915/745509.html   (1076 words)

 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.
This is remarkable, as the Olympics did not, for a long time, allow professional athletes to compete, with the sole exception of fencing.
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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/18/1896_summer_olympics.shtml   (886 words)

 United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.
It was the eighteenth time that the nation had competed, being one of only four nations to have competed in every Summer Olympics to that time.
After winning both gold medals in the first modern Olympic archery contest at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the United States returned only one of the six archers who had competed in Munich, Linda Myers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_at_the_1976_Summer_Olympics   (821 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)

 Summer Olympics: Rowing
The first rowing events were actually held for men in 1900 but women were not included until 1976.
Rowing boats used to be made of wood.
Divided into lanes, Rowing races cover a distance of 1.25 miles in a river, canal or lake.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/rowing.htm   (180 words)

 Olympic world turns with ever less American influence - The Boston Globe
So both will be dropped from the Summer Games, with United States Olympic officials as powerless to save their signature sports as they were to spare New York City from early elimination last year in the high-stakes bidding for the 2012 Summer Games.
US Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth maintains that American involvement is crucial for both the US and the Olympics.
Of the 34 global federations that govern Olympic sports and wield enormous influence with the International Olympic Committee, only one is led by an American: Porter's softball federation.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2006/02/20/olympic_world_turns_with_ever_less_american_influence   (1181 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Olympics / Costs spark questions on value of Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Olympic watchers note that Los Angeles was unusual because few new projects were undertaken.
After the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Moscow Games, the Olympics were in danger of becoming a causality of the Cold War.
Montreal, host of the 1976 Summer Games, was stuck with a public debt worth lost billions in today's dollars.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2004/07/31/costs_spark_questions_on_value_of_olympics?pg=2   (499 words)

 1988 Summer Olympics
After boycotts of the Olympics in 1976, 1980 and 1984, the Games were again boycotted, but only by four nations: North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia and Nicaragua.
Christa Rothenburger[?] becomes the first (and last) athlete to win Olympic medals at the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Table tennis is introduced at the Olympics, with China and the host nation both winning two titles.
www.findword.org /19/1988-summer-olympics.html   (679 words)

 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
East Germany dominates rowing, as they bring home eleven of the available fourteen titles.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1980_Summer_Olympics   (332 words)

 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.
Cricket and soccer tournaments were cancelled due to a lack of participating teams while rowing and sailing competitions fell victim to poor weather.
The first Olympic winner was American James Brendan Connolly who took the triple jump with a leap of 13.71 metres.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/olympics2000/fans_guide/features/history/872542.stm   (249 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
Olympic boxers must be between the ages of 17 and 32; competitions are held in 12 weight divisions ranging from light flyweight (up to 48 kg, or about 106 lb) to super heavyweight (over 91 kg, or more than 200 lb).
Olympic-style boxing is faster than the professional game, and the rules are vastly different as well.The scoring system in amateur boxing awards a point to the fighter who can connect with a punch and move away before his opponent can do the same.
The International Olympic Committee is an invaluable resource for keeping up with the news.
www2.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/boxing.php   (772 words)

Mixing strength and agility with style and grace, the high-flying acrobats have provided many of the most breathtaking Olympic spectacles of the past quarter-century.
The 14-year-old Romanian achieved the seemingly impossible seven times in Montreal, a feat so unexpected that the scoring technology was set up for only three digits.
The origins of the discipline and its development during the Olympic Games.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=GA   (217 words)

 Regatta Online - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The River and Rowing Museum at Henley-on-Thames, due to open to the public next summer, is on target to house the single most unique rowing collection anywhere in the world.
It was developed for Britain's 1976 Olympic crew although not used in the Olympic regatta.
The Rowing Gallery, covering 350 square metres, will trace the history of rowing through the display of many of the boats which have contributed to the technical development and history of the sport of rowing.
www.regatta.rowing.org.uk /102-museum.html   (226 words)

 Concept2 Rowing - Rowing With Young Children
Rowing nearby: Once your child gets more mobile and better at keeping him or herself busy, you can often get a good workout by moving your rower close to the play space.
Rowing math: There's lots of great math that be done with rowing, from just learning to write numbers, to adding them up, to converting them to distance on a map, to graphing them.
She also coached women's rowing at Dartmouth College, and continues to coach sculling at the Craftsbury Sculling Center for a week each summer.
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 1972 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Lasse Virén of Finland won the and 10000 m (the latter after a a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
In basketball the United States ' Olympic winning streak which started in was ended.
Guinness book of Olympic records: Complete roll of Olympic medal winners (1896-1972, including 1906) for the 28 sports (7 winter and 21 summer) to be...
www.freeglossary.com /1972_Summer_Olympics   (508 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 Olympic relay, another well-known symbol of the games, in which the torch is lit in Olympia and run to the host city, was introduced in 1936.
www.wam.umd.edu /~leannajf/olympics.html   (1072 words)

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