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 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 News and Coverage
The 2004 Olympic Games will be held August 13-28 in Athens, Greece, with the tennis competition being staged August 15-22 at the Athens Olympic Tennis Center.
To be eligible to compete for in the Olympic Tennis Event, players must be no younger than 14 years as at 12/31/2003 (men) or 15 years as at 8/13/2004 (women).
It was Olympic gold that brought tears to the eyes of 20-year-old tennis superstar Venus Williams.
www.usta.com /protennis/home.sps?iType=956   (2511 words)

 Table Tennis Events Olympic Games
The high speed power game of Olympic level table tennis is probably not even close to the friendly game of ping pong you play at home.
Olympic table tennis is as exciting to watch as it is to play.
Be sure to check the profiles of the members of the 2004 team...
www.chiff.com /olympics/olympics-table-tennis.htm   (221 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)

 AsianSportsNet.com - Asian Athletes
The last Asian tennis players to win a Grand Slam tournament were Ann Kiyomura from Japan who won the Women's 1973 Singles and 1975 Doubles Wimbledon events, and Michael Chang (Chinese American) who won the Men's Singles 1989 French Open.
She is among the new group of Asian tennis players entering the professional tennis scene, and she has advanced the furthest in the Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the Quarter Final round in the 2004 Wimbledon.
The Tennis Pages have been updated to cover the men and women in tennis, and a summary of the Grand Slam events is provided.
www.asiansportsnet.com /tennis   (396 words)

 Male Tennis Players | Roger Federer | Juan Carlos Ferrero | LLeyton Hewitt | 2004 Summer Olympics | 2004 US Open
He won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2004 and is the number one seeded player at the 2004 Olympic tennis tournament.
His feats on the tennis court have made Roger Federer a sports hero in Switzerland and he was the country's flag bearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The Australian tennis star is one of the most popular athletes in Australia and appeared on one of the country's postage stamps in 2002.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p4755.htm   (395 words)

 Tim Henman
In 2000 he reached the fourth round and in 2003 and 2004 he was ousted during the quarter-finals.
In the 2004 Summer Olympics tennis event, Henman was seeded fourth and expected to do well, but lost in the first round.
However, in the 2004 US Open held soon afterwards he reached the semi-finals for the first time in his career, before losing in straight sets to Roger Federer.
www.basictennis.com /Tim-Henman.html   (649 words)

 Athens Olympics 2004
Fittingly for an Olympic Games that was, more than most, about beginnings and endings, the honour of carrying the Australian flag and leading the team at the closing ceremony was given to veteran swimmer Petria Thomas.
As is the fate of many Olympic athletes, the members of the men's hockey team who won perhaps the most thrilling of Australia's 17 gold medals will return to relative obscurity once the celebrations have died down.
Olympic historian Harry Gordon speaks to Roy Masters about his impression of how the Games will be remembered.
www.smh.com.au /olympics   (464 words)

 KnoxNews: Olympics
U.S. Olympic coach Dan Seemiller, who lives 20 minutes from Hazinski and has coached him for seven years, said he saw Hazinski's Olympic potential in 1993.
USA Table Tennis named him 2003 Men's Athlete of the Year partly thanks to strong play at the 2003 U.S. National Championship, where he finished second to Lupulesku.
Olympic table tennis player Mark Hazinski will play doubles in the table tennis event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
www.knoxnews.com /kns/olympics/article/0,1406,KNS_937_2847955,00.html   (795 words)

 Summer Olympics – Resources @ Your Library - Palm Beach County Library System
The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta will mark the centenary of the modern games, and this lavish volume, with more than 750 photos in color and fl and white, is an impressive tribute.
Here is the historical background to the founding of the games by French nobleman Pierre de Coubertin, and accounts of the summer and winter (the latter founded in 1925) events, from the moving victory of Greek athlete Spiridon Louis in the first marathon in Athens to the 16-day winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994.
Recounting the memorable and significant athletic events of the Olympics in terms of their social and political impact, Guttmann demonstrates that the modern games were revived to propagate a political message and continue to serve political purposes.
www.pbclibrary.org /story-summer-olympics.htm   (542 words)

In fact, she was surprised to learn that 2004 will mark only her 16th season in the league.
As far as being a part of the Olympics, I'll probably be the oldest rookie out there, but that's OK with me. I'm looking forward to it." Martina dismisses fears of a major terrorist attack at the Games, reasoning that "the big guys" are more likely to make a move when it's less expected.
Navratilova has said all along that 2004 would be her final season on the WTA Tour, but leaves herself a little bit of wiggle room when asked about it now.
www.tennis-ontheline.com /04cgnav.htm   (799 words)

 Athens 2004 Summer Olympics : Modern Olympics, Paralympci Games
The Athens 2004 Olympics torch relay will be the first to travel the globe and return to the country that gave us the Olympics Games.
The torch for the Athens 2004 Olympics has been inspired from an olive leaf and was chosen to enhance the Flame with its upward dynamic shape.
An Olympic sport is one that should be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries on 4 continents and by women in at least 40 countries on 3 continents.
www.clearleadinc.com /site/sports.html   (1301 words)

 Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place on ten separate courts the Olympic Tennis Centre.
Martina Navratilova made her first appearance at the Olympic Games where she partnered with Lisa Raymond in the ladies doubles event.
Venus Williams was defending her title in the ladies singles as was Daniel Nestor in the men's doubles although with a different partner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tennis_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics   (193 words)

 AsianSportsNet.com - 2004 Summer Olympics - China
The most impressive team victory for China in the 2004 Olympics is the gold medal won by China's Women's Volleyball Team.
The 2004 Olympics turned out to be a spectacular showcase for China and Chinese athletes.
The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, as China will be ready to host a new class of Asian athletes.
www.asiansportsnet.com /articles/2004olympics.html   (440 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - IOC keeps softball, modern pentathlon and baseball
The International Olympic Committee today decided that the Olympic future of softball, modern pentathlon and baseball is safe until 2012.
The trio of sports had faced expulsion at the IOC session in 2002, but were given a reprieve when members resisted a proposal to drop them all together.
Olympic chief urges Athens to rise to the challenge,
www.rte.ie /sport/2004/0517/olympics.html   (307 words)

 Olympics Racquet/Target: Archery, Badminton, Shooting, Table Tennis, Tennis - CBS SportsLine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Olympic Tennis Centre is situated at Maroussi and is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex.
The Tennis Centre consists of the main court (11,000 seats), two semi-final courts (4,000 and 2,000 seats, respectively), and 13 other courts (200 seats each).
The Olympic Shooting Centre in Markopoulo, in the east Attica region, covers an area of 312,000 sq m.
www.daver.com /olympics/summer/target   (487 words)

 Anguilla Tennis Academy: Buy a Brick!
She is currently a member of the board of the United States Tennis Association and is the captain of the USA Fed Cup Team.
She compared the Anguilla tennis programme to her own experience growing up and says she is pleased to be able to help the children in Anguilla.
In the 1988 Seoul, Korea Olympics, representing the United States of America, she won a bronze medal in singles and a gold medal in doubles with partner Pam Shriver.
www.tennis.ai   (3214 words)

 Sunrise Table Tennis Club: Summer Camp for Kids - Table Tennis (Ping Pong) play on Florida's Suncoast in Pinellas ...
Every Friday afternoon, table tennis training is provided at Ross Norton Recreation Complex, as well as every Monday afternoon at the Countryside Recreation Center, as a free service by the STTC as part of our ongoing Junior Athletes Development Program.
This summer, at three recreation centers in Clearwater, STTC will be conducting a youth summer camp program one afternoon per week starting on May 22nd.
One of our goals is to place a table tennis table in every city recreation center and to train their staff to conduct training clinics, and then have a city-wide tournament.
www.sunrisetabletennis.com /summercamp.htm   (535 words)

 Tennis Events Olympic Games
Tennis is popular throughout the world and the gathering of the best players to compete in men's and woman's singles and doubles is always one of the popular Olympic draws.
Olympics coverage is just a small portion of what they have to offer.
The focus is on the UK, but this one rates a visit from tennis fans no matter who they're rooting for.
www.chiff.com /olympics/olympics-tennis.htm   (293 words)

 Fist Pumping: Pleasure of Ploy?
Tennis, on the other hand, is spread all around the lake.
With construction going on in the village this summer, the rec center and courts are the focal point for daytime activity.
The Incline Village Tennis Complex (http://www.ivgid.org/newsite/Recreation /tennis.htm), which won a National Facility Award from the USTA, is a winsome 11-court public club tucked into the pines in Incline Village on the east side of the lake.
www.tennislifemagazine.com /ed2005/june05/june05-travel.html   (1700 words)

 PongWorld Table Tennis - 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens Greece
The 2004 Olympics took place between August 13 and 29, 2004.
The African Olympic Qualification events were held between October 12 and 16, 2003 in Nigeria.
The European Singles Olympic Qualification was held November 26-30, 2003 in Luxemburg.
www.pongworld.com /more/olympics2004.php   (283 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ping ready for table tennis challenges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Only one is going to the Olympics in the household game's competitive cousin, table tennis.
When they found out I had made the Olympics, I was kind of a big shot at school.
When I got back from the trials and it was announced that I'd made the Olympics, some kid was just giving me (grief) about that, saying "pingpong's not a sport, anyone can go to the Olympics for that." I was just like, "Man, just come over to my house after school today and we'll play.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/summer/2004-04-15-ping-10_x.htm   (1239 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
When two opponents play tennis with one person per side, the game is known as "singles." When athletes play the game in pairs, two per side, the game is called "doubles." Men and women compete separately in both singles and doubles competitions.
In a tennis game, scores increase according to a sequence of four points: 15, 30, 40, and "game." A score of zero points is known as "love." A player wins a game when he or she scores four points, unless the score is tied at 40.
Find out more about Olympic Tennis at the Athens 2004 site or IOC Tennis site.
www.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport/tennis.php   (501 words)

 ©2004, Gannett News Service
There are three teams competing for the highest honor of the 2004 Olympics.
It was Black Friday for U.S. On a day that was Olympic in scope both for its shock value and its intrinsic weirdness, the American delegation had what can only be described as a really lousy 24 hours.
Andre Ward was the first U.S. boxer to win a gold medal at the Athens Olympics, ending two weeks of frustration for the team that once dominated in the ring.
montgomeryadvertiser.gannettonline.com /gns/olympics/index.html   (417 words)

 Special Olympics Delaware   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Held each June, Summer Games involves nearly 1,000 athletes competing in five sports over a two-day span.
It is the largest annual competition for Special Olympics Delaware.
The 2006 Summer Games were held June 9-10.
www.sode.org /competitions/summergames/index.html   (43 words)

 On Pro Tennis: WTA Wrap
Kuznetsova’s startling move to the top five in the rankings began on a hot US Open Series summer stretch that built momentum, paving the way for a breakthrough performance at the 2004 US Open, where she captured the first Grand Slam title of her career.
In quite a year for Chinese tennis, the doubles pair of Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian surprised the field at the 2004 Athens Summer Games, winning the gold medal in the event, another first for China.
The same viral infection that plagued Justine Henin-Hardenne for much of the 2004 summer swing has sapped enough energy out of the Belgian that she was forced to withdraw her name from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany, where five of the world’s six best players are expected to compete.
www.usta.com /news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=110753   (1002 words)

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