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Riding High On The Cycle Of History Edgar Bieber and the rest of the 1936 US olympic cycling team watch in bewilderment seesthe face that will soon change the course of world history, the face http://www.gwu.edu/~bygeorge/nov5ByG!/bieber.html
Extractions: Reaching into his bag, Bieber retrieves a pair of binoculars and peers across the mammoth stadium to catch a glimpse of what could be causing the commotion. Adjusting the focus of his glasses, Bieber sees the face that will soon change the course of world history, the face of evil itself, the face of Adolf Hitler. A resident of the Schenley for 63 years, Bieber remembers the days when the street lamps were lit by hand, when there were civil defense blackouts, and when Foggy Bottom suffered from a frog infestation. He delivered newspapers to the Schenley building as a teenager, when the first Miss America Pageant winner, Margaret Gorman, still owned it. Fate introduced Bieber to the sport that would become his passion. While growing up in Southeast DC, the United States cycling champion, Charles Smithson, lived across the street from him. While one brilliant career ended, another started when Smithson retired and gave Bieber his equipment, bike, and jersey. Not long after, Bieber won his first title, District of Columbia champion, in 1927.
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Connie Paraskevin-Young - Keynote Speaker As one of eight athletes in olympic history to compete in as a speedskater and skatedthe olympic Games in She is a fourtime World cycling Champion, winner of http://www.occ.cccd.edu/comed/Pages/keynote.html
Extractions: of the Challenge" Keynote Address by Connie Paraskevin-Young Inducted into the Bicycling Hall of Fame 2003 Connie Paraskevin-Young will take you down the track to success in business and life! What separates "champions" from the rest of the pack? What, if anything, can we do to be truly psyched, productive and satisfied on a daily basis? Five-time Olympian Connie Paraskevin-Young says the answer can be found by asking ourselves one simple question: What do I love about a challenge? In this motivating, interactive and humorous presentation, 2004 Small Business Conference and Expo attendees will learn: How to go from "burning out" to being "set on fire" for a daily challenge As a speaker, she is a mentor and brings her expertise and enthusiasm to inspire others. She shares her technique and spirit, coaching listeners to top performance and personal achievement. Her clear, honest passion is contagious. "We all have it in us the ability to achieve like an Olympian," she says. "You must make a commitment and go in the direction of your goals each day." CONNIE PARASKEVIN-YOUNG World Speedskating Championship, Bronze Medal
Secondary P.E. Individual Sports Describes the sport of cycling, role in olympics, history, Rules and Facts. NBC Sports URL http//www.olympic.nbc.com/sports/cycling/index.html http://www.ops.org/pe/individual.html
Extractions: Secondary Physical Education The links below have been selected by the Omaha Public Schools based on their relevance to curriculum needs. None of these sites are owned or controlled by the Omaha Public Schools. Neither the district nor its employees are responsible for their contents or their links to other locations. Secondary Physical Education links Physical Education home page Title: ArcheryNBC Sports
ThinkQuest : Library : The Olympics endurance test, it requires athletes to excel at three very different pursuits swimming, cycling and running If the olympic Games are a history of mankind http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0214546/solympics.html
Griffin Publishing ::Olympics And Motivationals:: A Basic Guide To cycling provides practical suggestions Basic Guide to DecathlonUS olympic Committee s Sports To Decathlon discusses the history of decathlon http://www.griffinpublishing.com/cat-pages/olympics.htm
Extractions: Education Journey to Athens (Grades 1-3) NEW Each booklet contains fun-filled activities such as mazes, puzzles, word finds, and much moreÑall designed around an Olympic theme. Celebrate the return of the Olympic Games to Athens, Greece in 2004 with fun and thought-provoking activities. Students learn about Olympic history and traditions as well as the sports that will be played in the summer of 2004. Journey to Athens (Grades 4-6) NEW Each booklet contains fun-filled activities such as mazes, puzzles, word finds, and much moreÑall designed around an Olympic theme. Celebrate the return of the Olympic Games to Athens, Greece in 2004 with fun and thought-provoking activities. Students learn about Olympic history and traditions as well as the sports that will be played in the summer of 2004. The Olympic Experience in the School (Grades K-3) NEW Bring the Olympic Spirit to life for students with information and activities that relate to the Olympic Games. Learn about Olympic history, traditions, sports, sites and events. This series of thematic units are cross-curricular, cooperative learning tools that are filled with fun activities that foster team spirit as students go for the GOLD. Explore the Olympic Games with lessons that cover all areas of the curriculum. Students become "Olympic Scouts" who work their way through different tasks, culminating in a classroom Olympic Games.
UCI UCI view about this period of history, it is Clarion cycling Clubs still exist inEngland, although they are Finally, the olympic games should receive a mention http://www.uci.ch/english/about/history.htm
Extractions: History of cycling Notes on the early development of the bicycle and the sporting structure Source: Gherardo Bonini from his booklet on the quadrennium 1893-1896 NB. This is not necessarily the official UCI view about this period of history, it is simply one individuals account of events in this period. Around 1880, the sport and pastime of cycling was growing at an amazing rate. The Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce said: Cycling is the craze with which we end the century. The Bicycle Union , the oldest cycling federation in the world, was founded in Great Britain in 1878. It changed its name in 1883 to the National Cyclists Union (NCU) in order to encompass tricyclists. England hosted several unofficial world championships in the 1880s, but lost its position of dominance of these events towards the end of the decade. A crucial year was 1887, when the European Champion, Dutch rider Kiderlen won the NCU championship on a tricycle. In so doing, Kiderlen was the first continental European to win an English cycle racing title of any description. In 1881
Extractions: Info@longsjo.com Art Longsjo The race currently known as the Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic was first held in 1960 as the Fitchburg-Longsjo Memorial Race. It was renamed by the USCF in 1980, and is one of the few races in the country to be designated as a "classic." The first race was organized by Guy Morin as a memorial to his teammate Art Longsjo. Longsjo was a originally a speed skater from Fitchburg, and a very good one. As part of his training, he took up cycling, which uses similar muscles and involves similar tactics. The picture to the left was taken at his first bike race, the 1953 Massachusetts state championship. His clothing in the photograph is what he rode in, a t-shirt, cutoff skating tights, and moccasins, augmented only with a borrowed helmet. Longsjo didn't have a car, so he rode his bike for the hour and a half journey to Westboro Raceway, stopping along the way to reinflate his leaky front tire. Art competed in three events, the one-mile race, the three-mile race and the 25-mile race. His very first race was the qualifying heat for the one-mile, which he won impressively. He proceeded to win all three races.
Extractions: RecFacts 513: Canada's Summer Olympic History Team G S B Total Size 1896 Athens Did Not Compete 1900 Paris 1 1 2 1* 1904 St. Louis 4 1 1 6 43 1907 London 3 3 9 15 91 1912 Stockholm 3 2 3 8 36 1916 Berlin Games Not Held 1920 Antwerp 2 3 3 8 47 1924 Paris 3 1 4 73 1928 Amsterdam 4 4 7 15 71 1932 Los Angeles 2 5 8 15 102 1936 Berlin 1 3 5 9 109 1940 Tokyo, Helsinki Games Not Held 1944 London Games Not Held 1948 London 1 2 3 106 1952 Helsinki 1 2 3 113 1956 Melbourne 2 1 3 6 99 1960 Rome 1 1 97 1964 Tokyo 1 2 1 4 118 1968 Mexico City 1 3 1 5 143 1972 Munich 2 3 5 220 1976 Montreal 5 6 11 414 1980 Moscow Did Not Compete 211** 1984 Los Angeles 10 18 16 44 436 1988 Seoul 3 2 5 10 354 1992 Barcelona 6 5 7 18 314 1996 Atlanta Totals 38 61 75 174 * No official team sent, but George Orton, a Canadian studying in the United States, won two medals competing on his own.
Golden Oldies: Olympic Memories olympic gold medallists in the women s 100m butterfly; men s olympic 100mbackstroke winners; a history of olympic cycling gold medallists. http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/stories/2000_08_20/story_219.asp
Extractions: Golden oldies: Olympic memories August 20, 2000 Reporter - Charles Wooley . Producer - Stephen Taylor. Olympic gold medallist Lyn McKenzie. dialup broadband help Are we placing too much pressure on our Olympic athletes to win gold? Yes No This message board is no longer active. To go to the 60 Minutes general discussion board, click here. As the enthusiasm for the Sydney Olympics continues to build, 60 Minutes looks back at another, gentler time. Four Australians who participated in five Olympics relive their gold medal victories: John Winter who won the High Jump at the 1948 Games; Lionel Cox who collected gold in the Tandem cycling (with Russel Mockridge) and silver in the 1000 metre sprint in 1952; David Theile who won consecutive gold medals in the 100 metres backstroke in the 1956 and 1960 Olympics; and Lyn McKenzie (nee McClemets) who swam to victory in the 100 metres butterfly in Mexico City in 1968.
Extractions: THE SYDNEY 2000 OLYMPICS home page check out the sights Sydney Opera House Sydney Harbour Harbour Bridge The Rocks ... Sydney Webcam book online now! Flights Hotels Hire car Buy your Guide Books stuff to do Restaurants Sydney Nightlife Sydney Theatre Sydney Shopping ... Drinking in Sydney essential info Weather Sydney History Getting Around Accommodation ... The Blue Mountains miscellaneous Remember Olympics cool sydney links Sydney Opera House About G'day Sydney Other great city guides Between 15th September and 1st October 2000, Sydney was the focus of the world's attention while the Games of the 27th Olympiad were held, with Homebush Bay, on the banks of the Parramatta River, being the main Olympic site. The Paralympic Games were also held in Sydney, between 18 and 29 October 2000. Homebush Bay is located approximately 14 kms west of the Harbour Bridge and is an outstanding complex of stadiums, parks and ultramodern athletics centres. The site had a number of industrial uses prior to its use as the Olympic site and, in accordance with Sydney's successful Olympic bid, a huge environmental project was undertaken to clean up this contaminated area.
What Are The Modern Olympics? (Lesson Plan) olympic history. The first modern olympic Games took place in 1896 with athletes competingin nine sports events cycling, fencing, gymnastics, lawn tennis http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-1952.html
Extractions: The Early Years As a teenager growing up in Colorado, Bobby was introduced to many outdoor sports. Bobby's father, Bob Sr. began competing in triathlons, and took young Bobby on bike rides with him. He encouraged Bobby to take up triathlons as well, but Bobby wasn't as excited about running and swimming. After seeing Greg LeMond in the Tour de France on television, Bobby decided cycling was the sport for him. In 1985, at age 14, Bobby decided to enter the Red Zinger Mini Classic, a stage race in Boulder for junior riders. He quickly revealed his talent by winning his age category. Bobby went on to win many more races as a junior, including the Junior National Road Race Championship in 1987, and was named as a member of the US Junior National Team. He won the Tour de LAbitibi, a prestigious junior stage race in Canada in 1988 and 1989, and also competed in the Junior World Championships in Moscow. Bobby graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1990, but not before
Extractions: History and Geography of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece by Rick Price, PhD. co-owner and co-founder of ExperiencePlus! Specialty Tours, Inc. The Olympics came to us as one of the oldest institutions of Classical Greece. Although the first written record of the games dates to 776 B.C., their origins go back at least five hundred years earlier and are linked to religious events well before that. The games honored Zeus, supreme god of all the Greeks and ruler of the sky (Zeus's brothers Poseidon and Hades ruled the sea and the Underworld, respectively). The Olympic games were officially abolished by the Roman emperor in 394 AD after a run of 1170 years! As god of all kings and of all humans, Zeus ruled from lofty Mt. Olympus north of Athens. His primary role was to keep the peace among those same gods and "men" on earth. In his honor a universal truce applied during the Olympic Games every four years and even though the truce was broken on several occasions, the games were never interrupted as a result of war. The reasons for the location of the games in "Olympia," near the west coast of the Peloponnesian peninsula are lost in history. The site was never a major city or permanent settlement except during the games themselves when tens of thousands of spectators and participants camped on the grounds. Evidence suggests that the site of Olympia was once the location of a religious festival honoring Gaia, the Earth Mother. Indeed, the site must have had strong historic and religious roots as it is located on the western edge of Classical Greece far from the Greek heartland as this
2004.com - Olympic History - 1896 The first modern olympics The Modern olympic Games started in 1896 in Nine sports,cycling, fencing, gymnastics, lawn tennis, shooting, swimming, track and http://www.2004.com/ohistory_modern_1896.asp
Extractions: The Modern Olympic Games started in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The Athens Games of 1896 were a great success and were held in a superb white marble stadium, which was constructed in less than 18 months, able to hold 60.000 spectators. King George of Greece opened the event on April 5 in front of a full stadium. Thirteen countries competed (Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Chile, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States). Nine sports, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, lawn tennis, shooting, swimming, track and field, weight lifting, and wrestling were on the agenda April 6 15, 1896. The first heat of the 100m which was won by Francis Lane, USA, in a time of 12.5 sec, was the first competition of the Modern Olympics. The first winner was the American James Connolly, who won the triple jump of 13.71 metres. Worth to mention is also Edwin Flack, the only representative from Australia, a 23 year old accountant who won the 800 and 1500 metres track events. He also competed in the marathon until fatigue forced him to withdraw and in the singles and doubles tennis events.
Extractions: In the 500m, Susan placed 20th on Day One with a time of 38.84 seconds. Going into Day Two, she was 1.54 seconds behind leader and teammate Catriona Lemay Doan who set an Olympic Record with 37.30. On Day Two Susan's time of 38.76 seconds placed her 19th and her combined time of 77.60 seconds placed 21st overall. Catriona won the Canada's first gold medal of these games with a great second race of 37.45 seconds for a total of 74.75 and 1st overall. In the 1000m, held on February 17th, Susan placed 27th overall with a time of 1:17.89 seconds. Cindy brought home Canada's first medal of these Games winning Bronze in the 3000m Long Track Speed Skating. This was also the first medal for Canada EVER in this event. In the 1000m, Cindy placed 13th and in the 1500m, she placed an amazing FOURTH place. An amazing finish to an amazing first Olympic Games for Cindy. She placed 4th in the 5000m on Saturday after having already placed 4th (1500m), 13th (1000m), and won bronze (3000m). Her time of 6:55.89 was a personal best by almost four seconds.
Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee - History up of four memberfederations (Athletics, cycling, Football and Weightlifting) wasextended provisional recognition by the International olympic Committee in http://www.cornelis-associates.com/ttoc-tt/history.html
Extractions: The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was formerly called the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Association The Working Committee was first established in 1946, when it was felt that Trinidad and Tobago, a British Colony at the time, should take part in the quadrennial Olympic Games. This original Committee made up of four member-federations (Athletics, Cycling, Football and Weightlifting) was extended provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee in 1946, thus Trinidad and Tobago was able to send a Team to the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Barranquilla, Colombia. Formal affiliation to the International Olympic Committee was granted to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Association at the International Olympic Committee session held in London (1948) on the occasion of the celebration of the 15th Olympic Games. From four affiliates in the year 1948 the number of affiliated National Bodies now number eighteen and govern the sports of Athletics, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Bobsleigh Boxing, Cycling, Football, Men and Women's Hockey, Judo, Lawn Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volley Ball and Yachting. The General Council of the Committee is composed of one delegate per affiliate, except at the Annual General Meeting, when each affiliate is allowed two delegates. The officers of the Association are:
Olympic Routes - Issue 3 medals, the only Greek cyclist who won two medals in Greece s cycling history. Greececycling had a very good start in the first modern olympic Games, but http://www.hoc.gr/en/info/periodika/3o/7.asp
Extractions: Contents Editorial Representatives of the Olympic spirit The first Greek lady of the Olympics Pictograms ... HOC Plenary Session Greek Cycling in the Olympic Games By Nikos Gomolis After 108 years, Greek cycling came out of the silence and looks to better days in the Athens Olympic Games. It was in Athens in 1896, in the first modern Olympic Games, when Greek cyclists won five medals in total and before Greek cycling sport fell into obscurity. "Every start seems to be difficult", according to a Greek saying, but Greek cyclists offered great joy to the Greek fans at the time. However, since the Athens 1896 Games and till the Sydney Games Greek cycling had had a very difficulty time. But finally Greek cyclists saw the first ray of light in Australia. Barkas, Georgalis and Vassilopoulos came very close to winning a bronze medal and they finally took the fourth place in the Olympic sprint race. Greece had totally won a gold medal, three silver and a bronze one in cycling in the 1896 Games. Aristidis Constantinidis set the ball rolling winning the only gold medal in Greece's cycling history in the 87 kilometers road race finishing in three hours and 13 minutes. Athenian people were very familiar with cycling, because bicycle was the main mean of transport at the time. Stamatis Nikolopoulos won two medals, the only Greek cyclist who won two medals in Greece's cycling history. Nikolopoulos won two silver medals in the 12 and 2 kilometers race, while Yiorgos Kolettis won the third medal in the 100 kilometers marathon race. Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos won Greece's single bronze medal in the 12 hours race.
Extractions: :: 2004 Accommodation Below is the timetable for the events for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games . Spread around 37 venues there will be 28 sports taking place in the Athens Games. The preliminary rounds of the Football Event start on the 14th August , which is actually two days before the Opening Ceremony in Athens on the 16th August . These football preliminaries take place at the other Olympics Cities of Thessaloniki, Volos, Patra and Herraklio (Crete)