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  Winter Olympics News
Cesare Vaciago, the chief executive officer for the Turin Olympic Organizing Committee, believes that the Vancouver organizers have underestimated the cost of construction for the Olympics venues for the 2010 Olympics.
Environmental groups think that the plan, which ends shortly after the 2010 Winter Olympics, is simply for the benefit of the international community as the Olympic spotlight is focused on Vancouver.
The Winter Olympics News is copyright 2006 Jill Manty
winterolympicsnews.com   (1027 words)

  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.
A total of eight sports were included in the winter Olympics in 1998: biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship), bobsled, curling (for the first time), ice hockey (which included women’s hockey for the first time), luge (toboggan), figure skating, speed skating, and skiing (which, for the first time, included snowboarding as a medal sport).
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)

 Search for Vancouver Winter Olympics Entertainment for Your 2010 Winter Olympics Party
The Winter Olympics last a little over 2 weeks and offer some of the most anticipated competitions.
Match a live band to the events you'll be watching during the Vancouver Winter Olympics and you'll have a fun event.
With Canada's basis in folk music, you might choose folk singers as entertainment for your 2010 Winter Olympics party to honor the host city: Vancouver.
www.gigmasters.com /Events/WinterOlympics.asp   (660 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 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics/index.shtml   (1311 words)

 Olympics News: Coverage & Results for Past & Future Olympic Games - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
China is ready to hold the Olympic torch relay without Taiwan, meaning the 85,000-mile route — billed as the largest on record — may bypass the breakaway island with which China has disputed sovereignty for almost 60 years.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is in preliminary talks with Iran to bring a few of that country's rowers and wrestlers to the United States to train for the 2008 Beijing Games.
Six Austrian athletes were banned for life from the Olympics on Wednesday for their involvement in a doping scandal at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/default.htm   (907 words)

 NPR : 2002 Winter Olympics, A Special Report
Shorter, who won the gold in the 1972 Olympic marathon and silver in the 1976 games, talks about the drugs involved in doping, and says it has become much easier to detect their use.
Olympic officials -- seeking to thwart performance-enhancing drugs -- must determine which of hundreds of dietary supplements should be banned from use during competition.
At recent Olympic trials for the biathlon -- an event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting -- several U.S. hopefuls were soldiers, training for the Olympics at a time of war.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/olympics2002   (2380 words)

 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
Own the Podium 2010 is a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s winter athletes win the most number of medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and to place in the top three nations (gold medal count) at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
China is ready to hold the Olympic torch relay without Taiwan, meaning the 135,000-kilometre route - billed as the largest on record - may bypass the breakaway island with which China has disputed sovereignty for almost 60 years.
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee called for a new global anti-doping strategy Thursday, saying more needs to be spent on research and science to beat the drug cheats.
www.tsn.ca /olympics   (231 words)

 Winter Olympics Trivia
Each week leading up to the Winter Olympics we will be putting up a new Quiz to test your knowledge of the Winter Olympics.
Take our sixth (and final) weekly Winter Olympics Trivia quiz by clicking here.
The 2006 Turin Winter Olympics Blog is copyright 2005 Jill Manty
2006turinolympics.com /winter-olympics-trivia.html   (122 words)

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Whistler, BC is home to 9,000 residents and boasts the largest ski area in North America, with more than 7,000 acres of skiable terrain.
Travel to the 2010 Winter Olympics in a Private Jet Charter
Copyright - www.olympicswhistler.com In addition to what we write internally, we retrieve information from sources we believe reliable and in the public domain.
www.olympicswhistler.com   (482 words)

 Winter Olympics 2006 | Torino, Italy
85 countries are participating in the Torino Winter Olympics
The Winter Games were held in Italy once before 2006.
The Winter Games were held in Italy once before.
www.factmonster.com /spot/winter-olympics.html   (245 words)

 German Info: Germany at the Olympics
Among the stories for which the 1936 Winter Games have gone down in Olympics history was the performance of 16-year-old Norwegian Laila Schou Nilsen, who at the time held every speed-skating record for distances between 500 and 5,000 meters.
Due to the exclusion of women's speedskating from the Olympics, she instead chose to compete in the combined downhill, which she won, although no medals were awarded at the time for success in individual races.
Rudi Ball, a leading member of the Germany's 1932 Olympic hockey squad and a Jew in voluntary exile in France, was invited by the German government to return home to compete under the banner of his native country.
www.germany.info /relaunch/info/publications/infocus/olympics2002/wg1936.html   (592 words)

 The Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics take place every four years, in a "cold" month, and usually in a "cold" country.
The medals are awarded to the winners in an elaborate ceremony, during which the winners stand on a podium (which emphasizes who placed where) and the winner hears his or her national anthem.
Some will compete in more than one Olympics; others will be proud to make it to one.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/sports/thewinterolympics1.htm   (199 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
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.
Relive the pageantry of the Torino Olympics closing ceremony.
www.cbc.ca /olympics   (264 words)

 Winter Games History
Although figure skating had been introduced to the Olympic program as early as 1908, with ice hockey added in 1920, it was not until 1921 that the decision was made to create a separate Olympic event for winter sports.
The first Winter Olympics that occurred in 1924 were called the "International Winter Sports Week." The games were such a success, that in 1925, the International Olympic Committee decided to create a separate Winter Olympic Games and retroactively designated the 1924 events as the first Winter Olympics.
The 1972 Winter Olympics were notable because they were the last games where a skier would win gold using wooden skis.
www.wintergamesarchive.com /History.aspx   (646 words)

The modern Olympics were first held in 1896.
Nevertheless all those competitions reported, at one time or another, as Olympic medal events have been included here for the record, with those no longer regarded as official footnoted.
The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924.
www.london-olympics.com /olympic   (336 words)

 Olympics Theme Unit
Olympic ring border, list of words related to bobsledding and luge to use in poem.
This reading comprehension is a biography of Olympic champion Kerri Strug and the story of her famous gold-medal win in gymnastics at the 1996 Olympics.
When the Olympics are over, use the results from your chart to answer the questions.
www.abcteach.com /directory/theme_units/sports/olympics   (1215 words)

 Squaw Valley USA: History Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

 NBCOlympics.com - TV Listings -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Olympics coverage on the cable networks of NBC Universal reached 62.3 million total, unduplicated viewers through Friday, up 18 percent from February 2005 (52.7 million), and up 31 percent from the cable reach during the Salt Lake Games (47.5 million).
The Olympics (through Thursday, 2/23, the last available date) are attracting an audience with a median age of 48.7 years, 3.4 years younger than the February 2005 average, 6.0 years younger than the prior four week time period average, and 5.3 years younger than the pre-Olympic first quarter average.
USA Network: The Olympics on USA Network averaged 906,000 viewers (0.68 HH rating), up 29 percent over the same time periods in Feb. 2005.
www.nbcolympics.com /tv/index.html   (1539 words)

 Olympic Games
Ancient Olympic Games originated in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to A.D. The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 when organizers revived them to encourage world peace and friendship and to promote healthy sporting competition for the youth of the world.
This is the official Olympics site, August 13-29, 2004, offering details on scheduled events from the opening ceremony to the closing of the winter games, biographies and interviews of athletes, the latest articles and lots, lots more.
Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
www.42explore2.com /olympics.htm   (1084 words)

 IGN: Nagano Winter Olympics '98
Tension is in the air a chill moves in as the crowd anxiously awaits the beginning of the year's biggest event the Winter Olympics.
Olympic mode lets you choose which of the 12 events you want to take part in, while Championship mode challenges you to tackle each event in succession.
New quicktimes and screen-shots of Konami's winter olympics
ign64.ign.com /objects/002/002259.html   (394 words)

 Winter Olympics
The Olympics provide a wonderful "Teachable Moment" for learning about Ancient Greek civilization, modern world geography, newspaper coverage of world events, and even the elements of character that lead to outstanding achievement.
Take a journey through time to learn about the history of the Olympic Games from the time when athletic contests were held during religious ceremonies until the First International Olympic Games in 1896.
Playing host to the Olympics is a role that many cities would love to play.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /score_lessons/special_events/olympics   (886 words)

 2002 Winter Olympics
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City were an astounding success.
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.
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)

 SkiCentral - Winter Olympics
Selected to host the Slalom, Mogul and Aerial events during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Ski Jumping at the 2006 Winter Olympics will be held in the town of Pragelato, Italy from February 11 to February 21.
Coverage of the 2006 winter olympics in Torino, Italy.
www.skicentral.com /olympics.html   (245 words)

 NPR : Winter Olympics '06
The Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, end Sunday in a ceremony featuring an Italian carnival theme.
The event brought to a close 16 days of winter sports competition -- and all the drama and controversy, from feuding speed skaters to hotdogging snowboarders.
February 25, 2006 ·; As the Olympic Games draw to a close, it's more clear than ever that winter sports are not merely exhilarating, but dangerous.
www.npr.org /templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1092   (672 words)

 ESPN.com - 2006 Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics came to an end Sunday in Torino.
Michelle Kwan is out of the Olympics, bringing her quest for gold to a likely end.
Top U.S. skeleton slider Zach Lund was suspended for one year and will not race in the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided Friday.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/winter06/index?&lpos=globalnav&lid=gn_Olympics_Torino   (202 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)

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