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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.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/olympics.html   (1093 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)

 Volleyball Information and Facts
Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net.
The Olympic volleyball tournament was originally a simple competition, whose format paralleled the one still employed in the World Cup: all teams played against each other team and then were ranked by wins, set average and point average.
Since the strongest teams in men's volleyball at the time belonged to the Eastern Bloc, the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics did not have as great an effect on these events as it had on the women's.
www.mbceo.com /sports/index.php?c=Volleyball   (6606 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   (700 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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 lead a boycott of 22 African nations as the IOC refused not to admit the New Zealand team.
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.
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1976-Summer-Olympics.html   (361 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Rauch whiffs 13 in seven innings for U.S.
Summer Olympics 2000 Rauch whiffs 13 in seven innings for U.S. ESPN Keyword
His total was the second-highest by a U.S. pitcher in the Olympics, trailing B.J. Wallace's 14 against Italy in Barcelona in 1992.
The game was delayed briefly in the top of the fifth when a reporter tumbled backward while stretching for a foul ball behind home plate, twisting his knee and gashing his face.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/news/2000/0918/754490.html   (734 words)

 Summer Olympics
Volleyball - Normally vollyball is played inside with six players on a team, one team on each side, hitting a ball over a high net with their hands.
Beach volleyball, which was only introduced to the games at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, is only played with two people on a team.
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)

 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.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1964_summer_olympics.shtml   (231 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In the wake of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies including the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany (but not Romania), boycotted these Olympics.
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/1984_Summer_Olympics   (998 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)

 Graduate & Adult Studies Local Sponsor of Summer Olympics
Helen Stephens, "The Fulton Flash," (pictured here with Jesse Owens) was enrolled at William Woods when she won her gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin; one for the women's 100 meters and another as part of the 4 x 100 meter relay.
William Woods continues the tradition by being a local sponsor of the The Summer Olympics.
Summer Olympic Events include: track and field, soccer, swimming, baseball, equestrian, sailing, greco-roman wresting and gymnastics.
www.williamwoods.edu /gradadult/olympic.html   (139 words)

 George Mason University Women's Volleyball Coach's Bio
In the summer of 1998 she was the head of a delegation for the 17-and-under women's Youth National Team.
During the summer of 1997, Kendrick was an assistant coach for the 14-and-under High Performance Camp as well as an assistant coach for the 17-and-under women's Youth Junior National Team that trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and then competed in Brazil.
She is also a member of the USA Volleyball Chesapeake Region Board of Directors and served as the vice president for four years.
www.gmu.edu /pubs/sports/wvb_bio.html   (1386 words)

 USA Volleyball : National Teams
Beal, who guided the team to its first gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles in his first tour with the team (1977-85), returned to coach the men’s national team in 1997 and will remain with the program at least through the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
The team won the first leg of the elusive volleyball “triple crown” in 1984 when the USA men captured the country’s first-ever volleyball Olympic gold medal.
Beal was elected to the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1989 and was USA Volleyball’s first recipient of the All-Time Great Coach Award in 1995.
www.usavolleyball.org /national/beal.asp   (823 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)

 UC Riverside Volleyball Coaching Staff
She has coached at the Olympic Sports Festival as well as the USA women’s “B” volleyball team consisting of players being considered for roster spots on the national team and was men’s and women’s coach for the quadrennial Maccabiah Games (Jewish Olympics) in Israel in 1981, 1985, 1989 and 1993.
In 1970 she played on the USA National Volleyball team, and she continued to compete on the varsity volleyball and basketball teams at UCLA while pursuing her master’s degree in kinesiology, which she earned in 1975.
She was a member of the Seniors national championship team in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003.
www.athletics.ucr.edu /volleyball/vbstaff.html   (983 words)

 FOX Sports - - 2004 Summer Olympic Games Preview - Volleyball
Volleyball, invented in 1895 by YMCA instructor William G. Morgan, was initially called mintonette and was first developed to blend the elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.
For the USA women, they have never won a gold medal at the Olympics, finishing with the silver in 1984 and with a bronze in 1992.
However, the team may not be intact for the Olympics as May is sidelined with an abdominal strain, leaving her availability for the Summer Games in doubt.
nmsn.foxsports.com /other/story/2607522   (1825 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 China: Western nations add danger to sport
BEIJING -- As the world's top gymnasts take aim at the Sydney Summer Olympics, China's sport chiefs are pleading for more control over the unrelenting drive for more difficult and dangerous maneuvers.
Fresh in their minds is a tragic fall that paralyzed national vaulting champion Sang Lan, 19, and they want international rules changed to make gymnastics more safe.
Expensive gymnastics facilities are beyond the means of most schools and factories in many other parts of China and authorities are now trying to help, Zhang said.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/gymnastics/s/2000/0901/715985.html   (548 words)

 Pepperdine University - Public Relations and News - Marv Dunphy to Serve U.S. Men's Volleyball Team at Olympics in ...
Marv Dunphy, who guided the USA men's national volleyball team to a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics and current Pepperdine men's volleyball coach, has been selected by USA Volleyball to assist the team at the upcoming summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Team USA, the world's sixth ranked team and a three-time Olympic medalist (gold in 1984, gold in 1988, bronze in 1992), qualified for the 2004 Olympics by winning the NORCECA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico back in January.
According to head coach Doug Beal, who guided the men to Olympic gold in Los Angeles in 1984, the team is hoping to add at least one more consulting position before the Olympics begin on Aug. 13.
www.pepperdine.edu /pr/releases/2004/june/marvdunphy.htm   (347 words)

 Pepperdine Voice Magazine Summer 2005 - Pepperdine University
Rodriguez, a fifth-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox in 1992, played professionally for seven seasons with the Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Montreal Expos.
With more than 400 college head coaching victories, Marv Dunphy says he has "the best volleyball job in the world." He led the Waves to their first rst national championship in 1978, and again in 1985.
After returning, he led Pepperdine to its fourth NCAA championship in 1992, and its fifth fth on May 7, 2005.
www.pepperdine.edu /voice/2005summer/athletics   (216 words)

 Intermountain Volleyball Association Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Her concern that volleyball athletes were being recruited only from Southern California led her to start an arm of USA Volleyball now called the Intermountain Volleyball Association.
Norman's life is volleyball, and her passion for the game is why she has taken the helm at Westminster College.
Kim helped coach the USU volleyball team for the spring season of 1989, when she taught Lisa how to serve a mean floater.
www.iva-volleyball.org /misc/Staff.html   (710 words)

 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On March 21, 1980, following the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, American president Jimmy Carter announced a boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1980_Summer_Olympics   (332 words)

 Lincoln City Libraries - Reference - In the News: 2004 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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)

 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)

 University of North Texas News Service - Researcher says gender bias should decrease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Based on the television coverage of the past two Summer Olympic Games, this year's games in Sydney, Australia, should provide even more emphasis on women's sports, according to a study by a University of North Texas professor.
Weiller and Dr. Catriona Higgs, professor and chair of physical education at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Penn., videotaped NBC's broadcasts of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
The 1992 and 1996 Olympics had similar length of coverage for sports with both male and female participants.
web2.unt.edu /news/story.cfm?story=7798   (1139 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)

 Japanese American Summer Olympians
In a year filled with international conflict and unrest, the 2004 Summer Olympics seem more important than ever as a reminder of the ancient ideals of competition, culture, education, and peace that began the Olympic games as early as 776 BC.
The return of the games to Athens, Greece-the original site of the Olympics-and the customary lighting of the torch are reminders of the true spirit of the event where athletes from many countries honor the Olympic Truce and compete, not for personal gain, but to represent the best that their country has to offer.
Her brother Eric also competed in the 1988 and 1992 men's volleyball teams which won gold and bronze medals.
www.janmstore.com /summerolympics.html   (848 words)

 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lights the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow into the cauldron.
Yugoslav athletes are not allowed to participate with their own team, but may compete under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - Q&A with Summer Sanders on Michael Phelps, her sock drawer
He made his first Olympic team at such a young age and when guys make a team young you always worry, 'Are they going to be able to come back and do it again or was it just a sort of a freak accident that they made the team?' because they usually peak later.
SUMMER SANDERS: The last time I did that was two years ago when my boyfriend's mom was visiting and she wanted to see my race and my boyfriend hadn't seen my race either so I dug it out.
SUMMER SANDERS: I would love to lead the United States in table tennis because they have yet to make their mark in the sport.
www.usoc.org /27555_14435.htm   (927 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
To qualify as an Olympic sport, that sport must be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries and on four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and on three continents.
For example, tennis and baseball were demonstration sports before becoming medal sports in the 1988 and 1992 Games, respectively.
The Olympic sport of team handball is not to be confused with the game played against a wall with a small rubber ball.
www2.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport   (384 words)

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