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  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 into the cauldron.
South Africa was allowed again to participate in the Olympics after a 28 years suspension in the Olympic Games for its apartheid policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (568 words)

 1960 summer olympics - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
They would not be allowed to return until 1992, after the abandonment of apartheid and during the transition to a fl-majority government.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/1960-summer-olympics   (275 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)

 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.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1932_summer_olympics.html   (198 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Shooting Fan Guide
China's Shan Zhan, who won the gold in Barcelona in the open skeet event, was unable to defend her title in Atlanta as the skeet was an event for men only.
Events: The 2000 Olympics will feature 17 medal events: men's and women's air pistol, men's free pistol, men's rapid-fire pistol, women's sport pistol, men's small-bore free rifle prone, men's and women's three-position, men's and women's air rifle, men's running target, men's and women's trap, men's and women's skeet and men's and women's double trap.
The rifle and pistol events are held on shooting ranges with competitors aiming at targets at 10 meters, 25 meters and 50 meters.
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 2012 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) was put in place to oversee the development of the Games after the success of the bid, and held their first board meeting on 7 October 2005.
London's bid featured 28 sports, in line with other recent Summer Olympics, but the IOC voted to drop baseball and softball from the 2012 Games two days after it selected London as the host city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics   (2049 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Athens was chosen as the host city during the 106th IOC Session held in Lausanne in 05 September 1997,(date of the 25th anniversary of the Munich Massacre after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta nearly seven years before, on 18 September 1990, during the 96th IOC Session in Tokyo.
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.hallencyclopedia.com /2004_Summer_Olympics   (1826 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.
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.
In the morning, preliminary events of the shooting competition are held, while the first tennis matches are also played.
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 1996 Summer Olympics
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others, and causing the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
Michelle Smith[?] of Ireland wins three gold medals and a bronze, but her victories are overshadowed by doping allegations, which are later reinforced as she is banned after failing a test in 1999.
Amy Van Dyken[?] wins four gold medals in the Olympic swimming pool, the first American woman to win four titles in a single Olympics.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1996_Olympics.html   (364 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)

 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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.
Rower Jack Beresford won his fifth Olympic medal in the sport, and his third gold medal.
For the first time the Olympic Flame was brought to the Olympic Town by a torch relay, with the starting point in Olympia, Greece.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1936_summer_olympics.html   (481 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)

 1992 Olympics
The year IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch brought the Olympics to his native Spain marked the first renewal of the Summer Games since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany in 1990.
1992 Olympics - The first Olympics since the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the breakup of the Soviet Union...
Shannon Miller - Shannon Miller Born: Mar. 10, 1977 Gymnast won 5 medals in 1992 Olympics and 2 golds in '96...
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 2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
The first medals of the Games were awarded in the women's air rifle shooting event, which was won by Nancy Johnson of the United States.
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)

 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)

 1972 Summer Olympics
In the bid to organise the Olympics, Detroit, Madrid and Montreal were beaten.
Lasse Virén of Finland won the 5000 and 10000 m (the latter after a fall), a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
For the first time, the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative of the referees.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1972_summer_olympics.shtml   (395 words)

 1896 Summer Olympics
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.
The true origin of the modern Olympics was acknowledged by De Coubertin as being in Much Wenlock, a rural market town in the English county of Shropshire.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewSport/Olympia1896.html   (3549 words)

 2004 Summer Olympics
Athens was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics.
It was the first Olympics since NBC had merged with Vivendi Universal Entertainment; the merger 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.
When International Olympic Committee expressed its concern over the progress of construction work of the new Olympic venues, a new Organizing Committee was formed under President Gianna Angelopoulos–Daskalaki.
www.askfactmaster.com /2004_Summer_Olympics   (1705 words)

 rediff.com: Mongolia grapples for martial glory
This barren nation of desert and grassland is aiming for its first Olympic gold medal at this year's Sydney Games to reclaim its pugilistic pedigree and pep up a nation demoralised by wrenching economic reforms and a devastating winter disaster.
Shouldering the burden of a nation's Olympic dreams are four athletes -- a judoka, a wrestler, a boxer and a sharpshooter.
The favourite is Dorjpalamiin Narmandakh, 25, bronze medallist in the 60 kg judo class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
www.rediff.com /sports/2000/sep/04mongol.htm   (878 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 Olympic facilities were as impressive as the cutting edge facilities that brought the Summer Olympics to a new level in Munich (1972).
The Winter Olympics of 2002 were overshadowed by the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001.
www.fanbay.net /olympics/modern_history.htm   (2739 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.
The majority of the participants were from the host nation with tennis, track and field, fencing, weightlifting, cycling, wrestling, shooting, swimming and gymnastics all contested.
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)

 1980 Summer Olympics Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He won Olympic champion titles in "Finn" and "Tempest" classes before, and as of 2005 remains the only sailor in Olympic history to win gold medals in three different classes.
Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba became the first boxer to win three consecutive Olympic titles.
Olympic Yachting Center¹, Tallinn, Estonian SSR - yachting
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/1980_Summer_Olympics   (398 words)

 Lincoln City Libraries - Reference - In the News: 2004 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Since 1896, the summer Olympic Games have been held every 4 years, with the exceptions of 1940 and 1944 during the waging of World War II.
At the last summer Olympics (2000 in Sydney, Australia), 199 countries were represented by 10,651 athletes (4,069 women, 6,582 men), who competed in 300 separate events.
The following are a sampling of videos featuring footage from past Olympics, plus the soundtrack CD including music used during the Olympics television coverage of the past 20 years.
www.lcl.lib.ne.us /depts/ref/inthenews-olympics2004.htm   (885 words)

The 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki started in spectacular fashion with Pavvo Nurmi, then aged 55, entering the stadium with the Olympic flame and lighting the cauldron on the ground.
It seemed appropriate that the most impressive achievements in Helsinki should be those of another long-distance runner, Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia, who became the only person in Olympic history to win the 5,000, 10,000 and marathon at the same Olympics.
Interior view of the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony in front of the witnesses.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1952   (385 words)

 Light the Torch - Summer Olympics
She won the gold in the 100m during the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles.
It was during the 1924 Olympics in Paris.
The 9 Disciplines are as enumerated: Aquatics, Athletics, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Shooting, Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
www.lightthetorch.net /category/summer-olympics   (710 words)

 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)

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