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Topic: Rowing at the 1992 Summer Olympics

  The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Rowing Injuries
Rowing athletes train virtually year-round, with emphasis on distance training in the fall, weights and distance in the winter, and increasing intensity and anaerobic work in the spring and summer racing seasons.
In sweep rowing, the back is also twisted slightly during the stroke to achieve more reach in the catch position, which may increase the incidence of back pain (4), though this does not appear to be the case in my experience or that of several US national rowing team physicians.
Rowing is an outdoor sport; thus, rowers should be aware of exposure and safety issues, including sun exposure augmented by reflection from the water and hypothermia augmented by wet clothing.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/2000/04_00/karlson.htm   (3115 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)

 1896 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism.
However, the 1900 Summer Olympics were already planned for Paris and, barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906, the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Rowing was scheduled, but had to be cancelled due to strong winds on the planned day of competition.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics   (3849 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   (688 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Rowing Fan Guide
Britain's Steve Redgrave, who won gold at the past four Olympics, is switching from coxless pairs to the coxless four, an event won in 1992 and 1996 by the crew known as Australia's Oarsome Foursome.
Equipment: In rowing, the competitor faces the rear of the boat and wields an oar that pivots in an oarlock, which acts like a fulcrum.
The sweep rower pulls his oar with both hands as he rows on one side of the boat; the rower next in line rows on the opposite side.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/rowing/s/viewers.html   (358 words)

 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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)

 Rowing Frequently Asked Questions
The subtypes of rowing shells are classified according to the number of rowers in the shell.
This is accomplished during the recovery portion of the rowing cycle and is done in preparation for the catch.
The point of the rowing cycle at which the blade enters the water at the end of the recovery and is accomplished by an upward motion of the arms and hands only.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~crew/rowingfaq.html   (4152 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)

 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)

 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1936_summer_olympics.html   (481 words)

 Summer Olympics
Rowing is an endurance test that finishes at a speed of up to 10 meters a second.
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)

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At the 2000 Olympic Games, all of his sweep boats reached the finals and the men’s pair won a silver medal.
He began his rowing career in 1973 at Monsignor Bonner High School and earned a berth on the junior national team one year later, rowing the junior eight at the 1974 FISA Junior World Championships.
He is married to Kay Worthington, a nine-time veteran of the Canadian National Rowing Team who won two gold medals in the women’s four and eight at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
www.usrowing.org /News_Media/CoachesBios/teti.aspx   (526 words)

 Dow We Need the Olympics - Rowing Perspective - Fencing.Net Discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
When FISA discusses rule changes and the future of the sport of rowing, it does not do so in the context of what may or may not be good for rowing, but instead does so in the context of what will or will not be pleasing to the IOC.
This has become quite clear as various rowing suppliers have been threatened for stating out loud that their equipment was used by gold-medal-winning crews (or any crews, for that matter).
The Olympics is the once chance that a number of lesser sports have the chance to get a show case, though as this article points out, it is gradually degenerating into an extension of pro-sports seasons.
www.fencing.net /forums/thread16725.html   (4158 words)

 All American Rowing Camp, LLC.- Staff
Mark Wilson began his rowing career as a walk-on at the University of Wisconsin and eventually graduated from Northeastern University as a member of the 1991 IRA Varsity 8 Championship crew.
He began rowing at the Argonaut Rowing Club in 1985 while studying for his masters degree in History of Science at the University of Toronto.
Since 1992, he has be a guest coach at many camps and clubs, including the Florida Rowing Center, Northeast Rowing Center, and Row as One.
www.allamericanrowingcamp.com /staff.htm   (640 words)

 SU Athletics - Women's Rowing Coaches
As executive director of the Indianapolis Rowing Center, Sanford was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center, developing and coaching rowing programs, supervising fundraising and publishing a quarterly newsletter.
In 1996, she served as a statistician for NBC at the rowing venue at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
She was a member of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Committee, a group that oversees rules, regulations and policies pertaining to the sport, from 1998-2000.
www.suathletics.com /Sports/rowing/2002/coach.asp?path=rowing   (1424 words)

 NYAC Coaching
Zimmer rowed with the Lightweight Pre-Elite Team in 1987 and the Junior National Team camp in 1984.
A member of the Canadian Olympic Team in 1984, 1988, and 1992, she capped an impressive international career with two gold medals at the Barcelona Games, winning both in the 8 and the 4-.
During his time away from the AC he spent a year as the head coach of the Manhattan College men's rowing team and six years at his alma mater, Iona College, performing various coaching duties including director of the rowing program for three years.
www.nyacrowing.net /coaching.htm   (820 words)

 09.06.00 - In the Summer Olympics, there's a lot of blue, gold
The whole world will be watching later this month as top athletes from around the world - among them an impressive Cal contingent - row, sprint, shot-put, vault, dribble, dive and swim their paths to glory at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
She then swam 1:07.79 at the Olympic Trials in August and is believed to have a chance for a medal.
After Italy qualified for their first Olympic competition by defeating the Netherlands last year, the team's coaches used the World Wide Web to search the rosters of American universities for pitchers with Italian surnames and softball prowess.
www.berkeley.edu /news/berkeleyan/2000/09/06/olympics.html   (950 words)

 Community Rowing, Inc History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Founded with the premise that each of its members would pitch in, CRI’s purpose was to make rowing affordable and accessible to those that were interested in, and committed to, the sport.
CRI’s founders were a mix of rowers of all levels who planned for years with state officials, local community members, and the U.S. Rowing Association to build a public rowing program.
We didn’t actually have use of the skating rink until the late eighties and in 1992 the members negotiated for a 10-year lease to use the rink from April 1 — Oct 31 annually.
www.communityrowing.org /history.htm   (286 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)

 CBC.ca - Athens 2004 - History: 1992 Barcelona
By the beginning of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the world's political landscape had drastically changed.
The first Olympics of the post-Cold War era would signal hope for renewed harmony in international relations.
The stadium intended for the 1936 Olympics was renovated, and the waterfront area underwent major transformations.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/2004/1992.html   (1302 words)

 1924 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were held in 1924 in Paris, France.
The marathon distance was fixed at 42.195 km, from the distance run at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.
Ireland was given formal recognition as an independent nation in the Olympic Movement in Paris in 1924 and it was at these games that Ireland made its first appearance in an Olympic Games as an independent nation.
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 Official Athletic Site of the University of California, Los Angeles
Rowing offers an excellent opportunity for crossover athletes from other sports to be involved in an NCAA Division I sport.
Head coach Amy Fuller Kearney is in her fifth season at the helm of the UCLA women's rowing team.
In 1992, she brought home a silver medal in the Women's 4-, and in 1996 and 2000, she placed in the Top 6 in the Women's 8+.
uclabruins.cstv.com /camps/rowing-camp.html   (727 words)

 Player Bio: Bebe Bryans :: Women's Crew
Last season, Bryans was named the 2003 Co-Big Ten Rowing Coach of the Year for the second time in her career at MSU and coached her team to a second place finish at the Big Ten Championships.
Prior to joining Michigan State, Bryans served as the women's varsity rowing coach at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At Georgetown, she was a member of the NCAA Women's Rowing Committee.
She was a member of the Women's Olympic Rowing Committee from 1992-1994 and she took on the role as the chair of the committee in 1993-1994.
msuspartans.cstv.com /sports/w-crew/mtt/bryans_bebe00.html   (756 words)

 Welcome to myfoodcount.com - Measure Your Health - Living Library - Rowing
Rowing is a system of competition that refines the rowing of boats into a discipline.
With her ocean-going rowing shell and her husband, Doug Fesler, in a small boat of his own, she has disappeared every summer for years, exploring the rugged shorelines of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway.
With a bibliography; a list of rowing teams and organizations; a glossary of terms; a list of races and regattas; an equipment source guide; and more than 60 fl-and-white photographs and drawings, this attractive large-format book is perfect for the experienced rower and will also inspire anyone interested in exploring the sport of rowing.
www.myfoodcount.com /healthylife/livinglibrary/rowing.html   (3613 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
Before 1992, baseball had often been seen in various exhibition and demonstration games throughout modern Olympic history.
However, due to World War II, the Games were canceled and baseball was overlooked as an official Olympic sport for the next 52 years.
The Olympic Committee formally decided baseball would be an official sport in 1992.
www.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/baseball.php   (619 words)

 Summer Olympics: Judo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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)

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