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  Winter Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Winter Olympic Games or Winter Olympics are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
In 1952 the Winter Games came to considered to be the birthplace of modern As a tribute the Olympic Flame was lit in the fireplace of home of skiing pioneer Sondre Nordheim.
The Olympic Winter Games returned to Lake Placid which had earlier hosted the 1932 The People's Republic of China made its debut at the Winter Because of this the Republic of China (Taiwan) was forced by the IOC compete under the name of Chinese Taipei.
www.freeglossary.com /Winter_Olympics   (4953 words)

  
 Winter Olympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This decision caused the Swiss and Austrian skiers to boycott the Olympics.
After not being able to host the Games in 1944 due to the war, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy was able to organise the 1956 Winter Olympics, held from January 26 to February 5.
Winter pentathlon, a variant to the modern pentathlon, was included as a demonstration event in 1948.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games   (4299 words)

  
 2002 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Olympic venues were scattered around Salt Lake City, as well as in the mountains at Park City, Ogden, Provo, Kearns and West Valley City.
Prior to these Olympic Winter Games, a number of IOC members were forced to resign after it was uncovered that they had accepted inappropriately valuable gifts in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_Games   (818 words)

  
 NewsHour Extra: The 2002 Winter Olympic Games - February 13, 2002
Despite the reluctance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a similar event was held in Chamonix, France in 1924 and named the Winter Olympics afterward.
The Winter and Summer Olympics used to come in the same year, but in the early 1990s, the IOC decided to split them apart so that we could have an Olympics every two years instead of every four years.
Although the Winter Games are often thought of as the odd, smaller cousin of the Summer Games, many of the sports have small but intense groups of followers.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/features/jan-june02/winter_games.html   (943 words)

  
 Winter Olympic Games
The Winter Olympic Games are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games.
The First Olympic Winter Games were inaugurated on January 25, 1924 in Chamonix, France, although at the time they were not yet called Olympic Winter Games.
Since 1994, the Winter Games are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad (or Summer Olympics).
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/w/wi/winter_olympic_games.shtml   (298 words)

  
 Winter Olympic Games 1998
The Torch Relay began with the kindling of the Olympic flame in Greece in December 1997.
The 1998 Olympics was held in the Nagano Prefecture on the Japanese island of Honshu.
Olympic Figure skating is an event that draws a large audience from around the world.
www.damoon.net /dead/JapanOlym.html   (1143 words)

  
 The Winter Olympics — FactMonster.com
Organizers of the 1916 Summer Games in Berlin planned to introduce a “Skiing Olympia,” featuring nordic events in the Black Forest, but the Games were cancelled after the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
Despite the objections of Modern Olympics' founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the resistance of the Scandinavian countries, which had staged their own Nordic championships every four or five years from 1901-26 in Sweden, the International Olympic Committee sanctioned an “International Winter Sports Week” at Chamonix, France, in 1924.
The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and began a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0115111.html   (638 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The First Olympic Winter Games were staged in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
Over the next 68 years, the Winter Games were held in the same year as the Summer Games.
Now the Winter Olympics, while still held every four years, are staged in a different year than the Summer Games.
lib.sdstate.edu /lib11/guidemonth/olympics.html   (528 words)

  
 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics
Upon hearing the news, International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage told Cushing, "the USOC obviously has taken leave of their senses." IOC member John J. Garland advised, "I think you are on a wild goose chase.
The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Games held in the Western United States and the first to be televised.
The Olympic Village Inn was built to house more than 750 athletes; it allowed all athletes to be housed under one roof for the first and only time in modern Olympic history.
www.squaw.com /winter/history_olympics.html   (1207 words)

  
 2002 Winter Olympics
There are introductory Olympic winter sports programs, public skating on "The Fastest Ice On Earth," tours of the Olympic facilities, tubing, cross-country skiing, public bobsled rides, ski jumping and freestyle aerial shows, 2002 Games exhibit and the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum.
The XIX Olympic Games took place February 8th through February 24, 2002; afterwards, the VIII Paralympics Winter Games began March 7th, and concluded on March 16, 2002.
Salt Lake Olympic Committee's volunteer program had three phases with approximately 8,000 volunteers for pre-Game activities, 18,000 core volunteers for the Olympic Winter Games, and 6,000 volunteers for the Paralympic Winter Games.
www.utah.com /olympics   (256 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games News
Olympic Winter Games news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics are on budget and on time so far, but the public won't get to see its detailed business plan until next year.
It's still a bit far off and all eyes are on the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing but the buzz on who gets to host the 2014 Winter Olympics is quite considerable.
www.topix.net /olympics/winter   (657 words)

  
 CNN/SI - 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games
Before the Olympics, CBS executive producer Rick Gentile said the key to high ratings is to attract a big audience early, and they'll keep coming back.
The good outweighed the bad at the Winter Olympics, John LeClair said at his first training session with the Philadelphia Flyers since returning from Nagano.
The Olympic flame may have been extinguished but its afterglow burned bright Monday as host Japan and other countries basked in the glory of their success at the Nagano Olympics.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/events/1998/nagano   (643 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Records and medals Roles and responsibilities during the Olympic Games The programme of the Olympic Winter Games...
On 19 June 1999 in Seoul, Korea, the 109th IOC Session elected Turin, Italy as the Host City for the XX Olympic Winter Games in 2006 from a total of six Candidate Cities.
The Organising Committees of the Olympic Games (OCOGs) organise the Olympic Games in collaboration with their National Olympic Committee and the host city.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/torino/index_uk.asp   (314 words)

  
 Olympic Games
The XX Olympic Winter Games have arrived in Torino, Italy.
As a TOP Partner and Official Restaurant of the Olympic Games, McDonald's joins the world in celebrating this premier sporting event where we will proudly serve the athletes, coaches, officials and spectators gathered here from around the globe their favorite McDonald's food.
McDonald's support of the Olympic Movement began with the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France, where we airlifted hamburgers to U.S. athletes after they reported being homesick for McDonald's food.
www.mcdonalds.com /usa/sports/olympic.html   (339 words)

  
 Olympic Cauldron Park
At the park's center stands the cauldron itself, a technological marvel of glass and steel that cradled the Olympic Flame from February 8 to 24, 2002.
In the gallery, more than 50 Olympic images from the country's top photographers have been collected and curated into a luminous exhibition of humanity, courage and Olympism.
The jolt of Opening Ceremony; the whirring rush of athletes in action; the cries of celebration and the hush of winter in its finest coat: all of the Olympic delight becomes spine-tingling once again in an unforgettable, 180-degree cinematic experience.
www.saltlake2002.com /main.html   (357 words)

  
 Winter Olympics 2006 | Torino, Italy
The Winter Games were held in Italy once before 2006.
Nordic combined is one of three current Olympic Winter Games events that the United States has never won a medal in.
The Winter Games were held in Italy once before.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics.html   (247 words)

  
 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
Led by snow explorers with a white horse symbolizing victory, the Olympic closing ceremony began in grand style at Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy, Sunday.
German luge veteran Georg Hackl was among the sporting legends to compete in their last Winter Games.
But while some athletes exited the Olympic stage, others served notice that they'll be ones to watch four years from now in Vancouver.
www.cbc.ca /olympics   (264 words)

  
 NBCOlympics.com - Home
In a Fellini-inspired circus atmosphere filled with clowns, acrobats and pyrotechnics, the world bid farewell to Torino and the "truly magnificent" 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
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Even though the Olympic games are over, the NBC Universal Store still has your favorite Torino merchandise.
www.nbcolympics.com   (171 words)

  
 The Winter Olympic Games
1992 was the last year that both the summer games and the winter games were held in the same year.
After 1992, the summer and winter games are staggered 2 years apart.
Disclaimer: This web site is not affiliated with or funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) or the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of any country.
www.janecky.com /olympics/wintergames/index.html   (76 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Winter Olympic Games: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Torino 2006 - the Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games is an arcade simulation of the most popular...
The official licensed video game of the Olympic Winter Games, Salt Lake 2002 combines six actual events, authentic Olympic environments...
For the first time in history, NHLPA pros are descending upon the Olympic Winter Games, Nagano 1998.
www.amazon.com /U-S-Gold-Winter-Olympic-Games/dp/B000035Y45   (344 words)

  
 Winter Olympics for Kids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.
Every four years the world celebrates "In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams." And so the games begin.
Don't forget to watch for your favorite sport on television during the next Winter Olympic Games.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/winterolympics.htm   (169 words)

  
 Education World ® - Curriculum: Explore the Winter Olympic Games on the Internet!
The Nagano Games, the last Olympic Winter Games of the 20th century, will include 68 medal events including one new sport, Curling, and two new events, Snowboard and women's Ice Hockey.
The best place to start is probably with the Official Olympic Winter Games Site, produced by IBM for the Nagano Olympic Organizing Committee.
USA Today's Nagano 98 Web site provides the latest news in their Olympic Digest, tons of information about Olympic sports in their Sports Notebooks, and journals written by members of the U.S. Olympic team.
www.education-world.com /a_curr/curr051.shtml   (1230 words)

  
 City of Vancouver: 2010 Winter Games Update
Vancouver is proud to be the Host City of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
This site is maintained by the City of Vancouver and contains some general information about the City's involvement in and preparations for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and updates on some of the key venues that will be located in Vancouver.
Olympic Winter Games: February 12 to 28, 2010
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /olympics   (146 words)

  
 Olympic Games: Winter 2002 | eThemes | eMINTS
There are links to eThemes Resources on the summer games, the 2006 winter games, torch relay, Olympic history, and Olympic athletes.
Read about when the Winter Olympics first began and what events were involved.
Included are eThemes resources about Olympic history, athletes and records, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2006 host country of Italy.
www.emints.org /ethemes/resources/S00000590.shtml   (542 words)

  
 Vancouver 2010 - Welcome
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is on schedule to complete its competition venues well in advance of the Games to allow for...
Olympic and Paralympic Mascots: Entertaining Characters Reflect the Spirit and Traditions of the Host City
The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is hosting updates in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
www.vancouver2010.com   (371 words)

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