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  2000 Summer Olympics
The ceremonies concluded with the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
Former Australian Olympic champions brought the torch through the stadium, handing it over to Cathy Freeman, who lit the flame in the cauldron.
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)

  
  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.
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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 2004 Summer Olympics
Athens was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 Summer Olympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
EMI released Unity, the official pop album of the Athens Olympics, in the leadup to the Olympics.
Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France it has been the tradition to have a mascot for the games and this year the official mascots are sister and brother, Athena and Phevos, named after the goddess of wisdom, strategy and war and the god of light and music, respectively.
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 Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics consisted of indoor volleyball held at the Peace and Friendship Stadium and beach volleyball held at the Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre, in the southern portion of the Roth Pavilion; both were located at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.
Volleyball at the Olympic Games was split into two categories.
The traditional game was first introduced to the Summer Olympic Games as a demonstration event at the Paris, France 1924 Summer Olympics and promoted to an official medal event for both men and women in Tokyo, Japan at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
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 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.
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 1984 Summer Olympics - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba boycotts these Olympics (the USSR announced their intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of an Islamic nation, and the first of her country in the 400 m hurdles.
A marathon for women is held for the first time at the Olympics, won by Joan Benoit.
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 1976 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was the first time in Olympic history that the host country won no gold medals (the only other time this occurred was in Calgary in 1988).
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 bar the New Zealand team.
With the Olympic massacre from the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich on everyone's minds, security was topflight for the 1976 games.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/1976_Summer_Olympics   (864 words)

  
 1984 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Los Angeles was selected on May 18 1978 on the 80th IOC session without voting, because it was the only city to bid to host the 1984 Summer Olympics.
In the wake of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, most of the Eastern Bloc, including the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba, boycotted these Olympics (the USSR announced its intention not to participate on May 8, 1984).
John Williams composes the theme for the Olympiad, Olympic Fanfare and Theme.
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 Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were part of the Panhellenic Games, four separate games held at two- or four-year intervals but arranged so that there was one set of games every year.
Olympic is also the name the public sometimes uses for the Greek national airline, Olympic Airways.
Olympic uses varous types or airplanes, like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 for international routes, and the Boeing 727 and Boeing 737 for domestic routes.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/o/ol/olympic_games.shtml   (1103 words)

  
 1980 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was the first time the Olympics were held in a communist country.
Although approximately a half of the countries, which boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics, participated in these ones, the Games were disrupted by another, even larger, boycott led by the United States in a protest to the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
In response to the U.S.-boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, NBC, which was slated to provide coverage of the games, canceled its coverage, but the network did air highlights and recaps of the games on a regular basis.
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 1972 Summer Olympics Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 1976 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 not to admit the New Zealand team.
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 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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 Summer Olympics - AskTheBrain.com
He was an intern architect at the age of nineteen and at twenty was the youngest member of the Organizing Committee of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics design team as the assistant to the Senior Coordinator.
Lincoln McIlravy is representing the United States at the Sidney 2000 Summer Olympics in freestyle wrestling in the 152 pound weight class.
The Summer Olympics are the most popular news story of 2000, according to searches by Lycos users.
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 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.
So, thanks to this year's Olympics -- if all goes well -- American children will be asking their parents for pet echidnas.
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).
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The 1976 Montreal Games were marred by an African boycott to protest the fact that the national rugby team of New Zealand had toured South Africa and New Zealand was scheduled to compete in the Olympics.
She was the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0.
The Olympic flame arrived by air, sent in the form of an electronic signal by a telephone cable towards a transmitter in the direction of a satellite from the Intelsat network.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1976   (427 words)

  
 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.
softball, beach volleyball and mountainbiking debut on the Olympic programme, together with women's football and lightweight rowing.
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.
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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).
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

  
 Paralympic Games
Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized a sports competition in 1948 which became known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, involving World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries; in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part.
The first Olympic Style games for disabled athletes were held in Rome in 1960 which became the Paralympics.
The Games are now always held alongside the Olympic Games as on June 19, 2001 an agreement was signed between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) securing this practice for the future.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/p/pa/paralympic_games.shtml   (198 words)

  
 1976 summer olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the 1976 Summer Olympics thirty-seven athletics events were contested.
The modern comeback of the Olympic games is due in a large measure to the efforts of Pierre, baron de Coubertin, of France.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of entrants who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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 SUMMER OLYMPIC STATISTICS
The ranking is performed neither according to gold medal nor medal total but according to points (3 points for a gold, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze).
In some cases, you will find "half medals" : In the early Olympics, some people had unprecise nationality, therefore two countries shared the medal.
It includes all Olympic results from Athens 1896 to Sydney 2000 (when the sport is completed).
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 1996: THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Summer Olympics: Ukraine debuts (12/29/96)
These are just some of the names that gave Ukraine prominence in the field of sports in 1996 and made its debut as a free nation at the XXVI Summer Olympics, held in Atlanta in July, an unqualified success.
In May, the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOC-Ukraine) was informed that the budget crisis of the government would limit the size of the team and the money it would receive.
Funding for the Ukrainian Olympic movement was provided not only by the government but by Ukrainian organizations in Canada and the U.S. After the completion of the Games, on August 15 the Ukrainian National Association received a letter of gratitude from Mr.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/1996/529611.shtml   (2164 words)

  
 1976 summer olympics sex test   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Winter Olympic Games: Information From Answers.com - However, no skating was conducted at the Olympics until the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, - Another first in the Olympics were doping and sex tests.
Olympic events for women made their first showing in 1912.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which sets and enforces Olympic policy, has struggled with the licensing and commercialization of the games, the need to schedule events to accommodate American television networks (whose broadcasting fees help underwrite the games), and the monitoring of athletes who seek illegal competitive advantages, often through the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
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 U.S. tops charts for third straight Summer Olympics; China leads Asian medal surge North County Times - North San Diego ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ATHENS, Greece -- The United States finished atop the medal charts for the third straight Summer Olympics, with Russia the overall runner-up and China second in gold medals -- its best showing ever and the leading edge of a surge by Asian teams.
U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Jim Scherr, who set his team's medal target, said surpassing it was "an exceptional accomplishment" in light of the stiffening competition from Asia and the former Soviet republics.
Yet the U.S. gold medal total of 35 was the lowest since the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
www.californian.com /special_reports/olympics/21_12_598_29_04.txt   (961 words)

  
 Executive Director Klostermann assumes new role with USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball Executive Director Kerry Klostermann will step down from that position on Sept. 1, 2002, and assume a new role within the organization, it was announced Sunday at the annual board meetings.
USA Volleyball Executive Director Kerry Klostermann will step down from that position on Sept. 1, 2002, and assume a new role within the organization, it was announced today at the annual board meetings.
Klostermann, a member of the Canadian Men's Olympic Volleyball Team in 1976, was hired as an assistant coach with the USA Men's National Volleyball Team in 1978.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/5-28-2002-19307.asp   (456 words)

  
 The New York Times: 2000 Summer Olympics
t the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Fanny Koen did not win a medal in track and field, but she did meet Jesse Owens, get his autograph and even have a drink with him.
Not only did she compete, but she became the only female track and field athlete ever to win four gold medals in one Olympics, taking the 100-meter dash, the 200, the 80-meter hurdles and anchoring the 4x100-meter relay.
She likely would have won the long jump, too, given that she had the world record, but she skipped the event because it conflicted with a preliminary round of the 200 meters.
www.nytimes.com /events/olympics/sydney2000/2000_oly_moment_8.html   (277 words)

  
 City Mayors: 2012 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was inspired to revive the Olympic Games of Greek antiquity.
The 1980 Olympics in Moscow, boycotted by the United States and some other countries over the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, are still remembered by some in the Olympic movement.
The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) left their candidature until the last minute, but in the end Rio de Janeiro was selected ahead of Sao Paulo, the country’s biggest city, to be Brazil’s representative.
www.citymayors.com /features/2012olympics.html   (4860 words)

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