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  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.
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 Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics - Men's ... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Wikipedia: 2000 Summer Olympics
Swimming the last leg, Thorpe passed the leading Americans and arrived in a new World Record time, two tenths of a second ahead of the Americans.
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.
In the swimming pool, American Tom Dolan beat the World record in the 400 m medley, successfully defending the title he won in Atlanta four years prior.
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 1980 Summer Olympics Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
The yachting events were held in Tallinn; preliminary matches and the quarter-finals of the football (soccer) tournament were held, besides Moscow, at the stadiums of Leningrad, Kiev, and Minsk.
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.
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 1976 Summer Olympics
The Olympic Flame was "electronically" transmitted from Athens to Ottawa, by means of an electronic pulse derived from the actual burning flame.
1976 was the first time Canada hosted the Olympics; it has subsequently hosted the Olympics once more, at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and will host the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Montreal 1976 pointed the way to the future in Olympic security, which was further increased for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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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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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 2004 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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.
Officially there were 28 sports as swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo are classified by the IOC as disciplines within the sport of aquatics, and wheelchair racing was a demonstation sport.
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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.
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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.
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 1900 2004 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The 1900 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France...
Equestrian (Roman) Equestrian at the 1900 Summer Olympics: Equestrian at the...
The next Olympics were held in Paris in 1900, Saint Louis in 1904, London in 1908, Stockholm in 1912 and the...
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 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).
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 Wikinfo | 1964 Summer Olympics
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
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 1972 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Lasse Virén of Finland won the and 10000 m (the latter after a a feat he would repeat in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
For the first time the Olympic Oath is also taken by a representative the referees.
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...
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 Learn more about 1936 Summer Olympics in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
In basketball, the United States' Olympic winning streak, which started in 1936, was ended.
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 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.
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 ipedia.com: 1996 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Also during the games, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing took place on July 27, 1996 killing Alice Hawthorne and wounding 111 others, and eliciting the death of Melih Uzunyol by heart attack.
Softball, beach volleyball and mountainbiking debut on the Olympic programme, together with women's football (soccer) and lightweight rowing.
Cycling professionals were admitted to the Olympics, with five-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin winning the inaugural individual time trial event.
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 1928 Summer Olympics
Amsterdam had made a bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympics, but had to give way to war-victim Belgium and De Coubertin's Paris before finally being awarded with the organisation.
For the first time, the Olympic Flame was lit during the Olympics.
For the first time, the parade of nations started with Greece, which holds the origins of the Olympics, and ended with the host country, a tradition still continued until this day.
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 CTV.ca Oscars Spotlight
Although Jocelyn Dagrain was just a boy when the Olympics were first held in Canada, the images of the world's grandest sporting event are burnished in his memory.
Without the Games, Montreal's east end would be derelict and world-class venues like the Olympic pool would not be available to residents, he said as his young daughter was swimming in the waters where East German competitors once dominated.
"Olympic Games are all about ego and prestige and I think we should put our ethical values elsewhere," the 42-year-old pathologist said near the glass-topped velodrome that has been converted into a wildlife preserve.
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 Apple Learning Interchange
From Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000, the modern Summer Olympics have brought together countries from all over the globe to participate in the spirit of competition.
You'll be able to send postcards from some of the Olympic cities while you and your students learn about the geography, history and culture of the host metropolitan areas.
Using these resources, together with the publicity surrounding the Olympic Games, you'll be ready for wonderful geography lessons related to not only to the Olympic cities, but also to the countries of the world that send teams or individual athletes to the competitions.
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 1948 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
After a hiatus of 12 years caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
For the first time, Olympic diplomas were awarded to the 6th highest placed athletes.
In a dramatic finish in the marathon, Belgian Étienne Gailly entered the stadium first, but was so physically drained that he could barely walk around the track.
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 1908 Summer Olympics
The Games of the IV Olympiad, originally scheduled to be held in Rome, were instead held in 1908 in London, England.
Funds that were to have gone to the Olympics were diverted to the reconstruction of Naples, so a new venue was required.
The 1908 Olympics also prompted the establishment of standard rules for sports, and the selection of judges from different countries, rather than just the host.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Olympics swimming in channels
NBC keeps expanding the amount of air time it will devote to the Summer Olympics in Athens (Aug. 13-29).
HD coverage will be limited to swimming and diving, track and field, gymnastics, the basketball medal rounds, and the soccer final.
But then he got to the nub of why NBC believes so strongly in its Olympic franchise, as he spoke of the Opening Ceremonies.
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