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Extractions: The sport was one of the original events in the first modern Games in 1896, but the definition of professionalism, squabbles over rules and a clash of dates with Wimbledon meant the 1924 competition became the last for 64 years. It was Philippe Chatrier, the International Tennis Federation president, who lobbied for the sport's return. In 1968 and 1984 tennis was a non-medal demonstration competition at the Games.
Extractions: Select Nation Afganistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bohemia Bohemia/Great Britain Bolivia Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central Africa Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Czechoslovakia D.R. Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Germany Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France France/Great Britain France/Gt. Brit./Irlnd. Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Great Britain Great Britain/Germany Great Britain/Ireland Great Britain/Scotland Great Britain/Wales Greece Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico
NZ Winter Olympic History NZ Winter olympic history. Harris would represent her country in cyclingat the Summer olympics in Seoul later that year. http://www.olympic.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=340
Indiainfo.com - Olympics - History cycling competitions were prominent in England, the USA and France around the endof the 18th century. Inclusion of this sport in the first modern Olympics at http://www.thatscricket.com/olympics/history/
Extractions: Home Olympics History Origin Of Modern Olympic Games Inflaming the inspiration and enthusiasm from the Ancient Olympic Games , which were conducted every four years between 776 BC and 393 AD in Olympia, Greece until forbidden by Emperor of Greece in 393 AD, the Modern Olympic Games were started in 1896 at Athens, Greece under the initiation and leadership of a French educationalist Baron Pierre de Coubertin. DISCIPLINES Archery: Like so many other sports Archery is a game of Egyption origin. It originated probably in the pre-historic period through primitive men, who used it either for self - defence or for food by killing animals. In the later centuries men used bows. Ancient Hindu Epics, tell of the heroic wars where Lord Rama and Arjuna, to quote a few, played important roles in the field of Archer which gradually turned into a discipline in the Modern Olympics. Although Archery featured in the Modern Olympics in 1900 at Paris, 1904 at St. Luis, 1908 at London and 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, it was discontinued till the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.
EdGate Summer Games cycling, and mountain biking. Find out more about US olympic cyclinghistory by visiting the USOC site. Propelled by Pedals is a http://www2.edgate.com/summergames/spotlight_sport/cycling.php
Extractions: Cycling Olympic cycling includes both individual and team competitions over different types of terrain. Olympic cycling has three distinct categories: "road racing," "track racing," and "mountain biking." Track events occur on steeply banked tracks called "velodromes." Road racing is racing on paved roadways. Mountain bike racing takes place off-road. Click a link to In time trials, competitors race against the clock to record the fastest time. In this all-out race, a cyclist is said to have "hit the wall" when his or her legs can no longer pedal at a rapid pace. Road races are mass start events that take place on public roads. Endurance is the main factor in road racing. Riding in the "slipstream," the current of air created by the leader, decreases wind resistance and can cut a cyclist's effort by as much as 20 percent. This is also called "drafting" and can be utilized in all cycling events.
Usolympicteam.com The 2000 Sydney olympic Games will see the additional of four olympicevents to increase the number of cycling medal events to 18. http://www.usoc.org/sports2/cy/az_hist.html
Extractions: T he Atlanta Olympic Games proved to be the most successful non-boycotted Games for the United States. The U.S. captured medals in mountain biking (1) and track cycling (2) and posted eight top-10 finishes. Marty Nothstein captured a silver medal in the men's match sprint, while Erin Hartwell won the silver in the kilometer time trial. That marked the second successive Olympic Games medal for Hartwell. Susan DeMattei collected a bronze tin the women's cross-country in mountain biking's Olympic debut. It was a far cry from the Los Angeles Games in 1984, when cyclists had just eight events including the first-ever women's contest the road race. Still, that Olympiad proved to be a catalyst for American cycling, giving the sport's followers added enthusiasm for its future after Atlanta. The 2000 Sydney Olympic Games will see the additional of four Olympic events to increase the number of cycling medal events to 18. Cycling has been a part of the Olympics since the start of the modern movement, with five events contested in Athens a century ago. The United States won its first medal at Paris in 1900, as John Henry Lake took the bronze medal in the sprint. Four years later, the U.S. team swept all the medals in seven events in the St. Louis Olympics. Eight years later, in Stockholm, the U.S. road team won two bronze medals in what would be the final podium appearances for Americans until 1984. But once again on home soil, U.S. riders piled up nine medals in Los Angeles in 1984, including the first women's medal awarded, as Wisconsin's Connie Carpenter won the road race. Interest in the sport skyrocketed with the number of licensed racers jumping more than 5000 by the end of 1985. Today there are 63,600 riders licensed to race in the United States, combining all disciplines.
Cycling History In Ethiopia cycling history in Ethiopia. It is believed that the which competed in the Olympicpreliminary tournaments. cycling competitions during 1970s 1980s attracted http://www.ethiosports.com/Cycling_History.html
Extractions: Cycling History in Ethiopia It is believed that the Italians introduced cycling to Ethiopia during the 1930s. They also formed the first clubs in the country and organized competitions, which were initially restricted to their local Italian community inhabitants in Addis Abeba but later on included Ethiopians as well. As bicycles became the main means of transportation, the number of riders grew, and subsequentlyt, the popularity of the sport. Kassa Fedil , who won numerous tournaments during the 1938-1941 seasons, was a member of the St. George football Club and the first Ethiopian cyclist hero. It was said that Kassa was such a dominating force and extremely confident cyclist, that he would be eating breakfast at home while a competition is in progress, and would still beat the pack to win the tournament. Other top cyclists at the time included Mulugetta Kassa Kassaye Resom and Tesfaye Amde-Michael A 1953 competition around the old Post Office in Addis Abeba (Photo: Courtesy of the National Ethiopian Cycling Federation But following liberation from the Italian occupation, the sport of cycling, for some strange reason, became dormant for the next ten years. And it wasn't until 1951, thanks to the great
Did You Know? Scotland's Olympic Medals Chris Hoy, Silver, cycling olympic sprint team. Craig MacLean, Silver,cycling olympic sprint team. Ian Stark, Silver, Equestrian 3day eventteam. http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_olympics.htm
Extractions: Scotland's Olympic Medals In the Olympic Games held in Sydney in September 2000, Scotland's athletes won nine gold and silver medals (and no bronze), a number not equalled since 1912 and the first gold medals since 1988. And the Olympics 2000 certainly proved to be a big improvement over 1996 in Atlanta - when Scottish competitors, participating as always as part of the UK team, won only one bronze. Here is the complete list of Scottish Olympic medal winners since 1900. In this context, "Scottish" mainly means born in Scotland (though Eric Liddell of "Chariot's of Fire" fame is included, even though he was born in China, of Scottish parents). 1908 London Name Medal Sport Arthur Robertson Gold Team steeplechase Wyndam Halswelle Gold Angus Gillan Gold Coxless fours George Cornet Gold Water polo Royal Clyde YC Gold 12 metres class Arthur Robertson Silver Steeplechase Alex McCulloch Silver Single sculls Hugh Roddin Bronze Featherweight boxing Scottish team Bronze Hockey 1912 Stockholm Henry Macintosh Gold Philup Fleming Gold Rowing eights Angus Gillan Gold Rowing eights William Kinnear Gold Single sculls Robert Murray Gold Small bore shooting George Cornet Gold Water polo Isabella Moore Gold 100m freestyle swimming James Soutter Bronze 400m relay John Sewell Silver Tug of war team
Brief History Of The Olympic Games Brief history of the olympic Games. in 1984 included the marathon and a 49mile cyclingevent. One of the most dramatic feats of the olympics was the triumph of http://www.nostos.com/olympics/
Extractions: Brief History of the Olympic Games Ancient Olympic Games The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. Here the Greeks erected statues and built temples in a grove dedicated to Zeus, supreme among the gods. The greatest shrine was an ivory and gold statue of Zeus. Created by the sculptor Phidias, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic games to their King Iphitos, who was told by the Delphi Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were made. According to Hippias of Elis, who compiled a list of Olympic victors c.400 BC, at first the only Olympic event was a 200-yard dash, called a stadium. This was the only event until 724 BC, when a two-stadia race was added. Two years later the 24-stadia event began, and in 708 the pentathlon was added and wrestling became part of the games. This pentathlon, a five-event match consisted of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing the discus, and hurling the javelin. In time boxing, a chariot race, and other events were included.
Mountain Biking Non Stop! - Cycling History I m still researching and history is still being made as a medal sport for the 1996Olympics 1993 injury statistics listing 604,006 injuries related to cycling. http://www.bmxnonstop.com/mtb/history.htm
Extractions: P R E S E N T S Cycling History This is in no way a complete list of Cycling History but a list of events that I feel helped shape cycling as it relates to mountain biking. During my research I found some conflicting dates as well as info (I guess due to their love of riding rather than writing, brain shaking non-suspended downhills and the fact that helmets were not the norm) so I went with the item that most agreed on. I'm still researching and history is still being made so check back once in awhile for an update. By chance you see something you believe to be inaccurate please let know, Thanks Sometime after dirt was invented : Introduction of the wheel. : Leonardo da Vinci designs the forerunner of the bicycle chain. : Count de Sivrac delivers to the Palais Royal in Paris what he called a hobbyhorse on wheels which had no drive train. A wooden beam acted as a frame while the wheels were held on with forks at both ends. Was this the first bike? : Charles Goodyear discovers the vulcanization process which leads to the first tire.
Channelnewsasia.com Lee Wung Yew in action. Time is GMT + 8 hours Posted 15 May 2004 2133 hrsShooting Wildcard Lee Wung Yew eyes olympic history By Stanley Ho, TODAY. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sportsnews/view/85111/1/.html
Australian Institute Of Sport - Talent Search history and Development of the National Talent Search to the 1992 and 1996 OlympicsGames, including a number of sports including cycling, athletics and http://www.ais.org.au/talent/history.htm
Extractions: History and Development of the National Talent Search Program 1988 to 1994 In 1988, a historic talent identification rowing project was instigated by Dr Allan Hahn and colleagues at the AIS. This rowing program was an outstanding success, fast-tracking representatives to the 1992 and 1996 Olympics Games, including Atlanta gold medallist Megan Still. Inspired, a number of sports including cycling, athletics and canoeing took it upon themselves to systematically look for talented athletes in their sport. In 1993, a track cycling talent identification project unearthed three Junior World Champions in South Australian secondary schools. They included Alayna Burns who has since won Commonwealth Games gold, and competed for Australia in the track cycling team at the 2000 Olympic Games. Alayna placed 7 th in the 3000m individual pursuit, and 9 th in the 25km points race. However, these programs at the time were labour intensive, involving repeated mass screening in schools. In many instances, a number of sports conducted similar tests resulting in much duplication and drain on school resources and time. The implementation of TALENT SEARCH in 1994 alleviated many of these problems as it was the first coordinated, national effort between sports and necessitated testing students only once.
Fuji Bikes cycling competition on a Fuji. He repeated this role at both the 1968 Olympics inMexico and the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Fujis place in bicycle history was http://www.fujibikes.com/history.asp?yr=2004
Extractions: The Girl's Game - ABC Radio with Amanda Smith, 29 September 2000 Women have played an enormous role in painting the Olympic picture. Since Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain won gold in singles tennis at the 1900 Paris Olympics, many women have put their stamp on Olympic history. There are those who have dominated, like the great Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen who became the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Games, and Larissa Latynina of the Soviet Union, whose nine gold, five silver and four bronze over the course of three Olympiads remains a record for men and women. There are those who are renown for their "firsts" like Nadia Comanici who became the first Olympic gymnast male or female to score a perfect 10 in competition and American Joan Benoit who won the first womens Olympic marathon in 1984. Women athletes in many countries have historically made a disproportionately high contribution to the medals count at the Games. This has certainly been true for Australia. In certain Olympic sports, particularly swimming and track and field, Australian women have been outstanding. For example in track and field up to and including Atlanta, since 1948 women have constituted just over 30% of the track and field team but have won 75% of all medals and 11 out of 14 gold medals.
CLUB HISTORY A brief history of the Randwick Botany Cycle Club. its name to the Randwick BotanyCycling Club and has produced many State, National and even olympic champions http://www.randwickbotanycc.com/club_history.htm
Extractions: A brief history of the Randwick Botany Cycle Club 100 Years in Cycling. Randwick Botany turns 100 in 2003 The Botany Amateur Cycling Club was first affiliated with the then Cycling Union in 1903. Left is a picture of Botany members around the turn of the century. (click on image for larger view) The Clubs headquarters, at that time, were located at the Ascot Cycle shop at the corner of Botany Road and King Street Mascot. One of the longest members of our Cycling Club was Alfred C "Snowy" Wilson who was a member of the club for most of his life, first as a rider and later as coach, handicapper and Secretary. Snowy pictured left on the bike in 1917. (Click on image for larger view) In fact Snowy was the longest serving Executive member of the club performing the role of Secretary for twenty six straight years from 1917 onwards. We honour Snowy each year by holding our senior open in his honour, the Snowy Wilson Memorial. Pictured left is Snowy with fellow club member and handicapper, Snowy's son-in-law, Aub Gilbert. Snowy passed away in 1968 aged 70 years.
Olympic Lifting and history of the olympics lifts.Training for the lifts. A section on other kinds of lifts. olympic Weightlifting http://www.supercrawler.com/Sports/Strength_Sports/Olympic_Lifting/
Extractions: See also: This category in other languages: Japanese German Danish 2003 World Weightlifting Championships - Official site for this event scheduled for November 14-22, 2003 in Vancouver, Canada. Offers schedule, start list, results and facts. Clean and Jerk Fems - Results of the women's USA Weightlifting and links. Gayle Hatch Weightlifting/Strength Training - A profile of Coach, who has won over 40 national weightlifting competitions with his junior, senior and masters weightlifting teams. With photos, and articles on weightlifting and strength training. International Weightlifting Database - Look up results in olympic lifting by year, event, lifter, or country. Ivan Carbia's Team Florida Lifting Platform - Information about Olympic WeightLifting in the State of Florida.
VL Of Sport - Cycling governing UK cyclists offers links to various clubs nationwide Great Britain BritishOlympic Association cycling past successes, and peruse a history and an http://sportsvl.com/wheel/cycling.htm
Extractions: News Groups uk.rec.cycling rec.bicycles.tech rec.bicycles.rides General Information Aimshare a meeting-place for people with a common interest in Cylcing and other sports. Looking for some local clubs? Need a partner to train with? This is a great place to start looking. You can browse the adverts for free, but you need to register. Bicycling Community Page Links to national and international bicycle pages, with tour reports, events, commercial Bicyclopedia.org - a massive site that explains almost everything about all types of cycling. Far and away the most comprehensive cycling site on the web. Little known because its frames format hides it from search engines. BikeHighway from Uncle Barn.- a comprehensive Cycling Resource including: the only national library of local bicycle cue/route sheets, an extensive rides calendar Bikelane bike safety, coaching, equipment, racing tours, and mailing lists
Olympics Posters Sports Image Gallery Sports history Clip Art Basketball Skiiing Vintage TennisPosters Olympics Posters Women Athletes cycling Running Posters http://www.historyimages.com/posters/Olympics.html
Quest For Olympic Gold cycling by Donna Bailey; The Young Soccer Player by Gary Lineker; Soccer by BertRosenthal; Tennis by Donna Bailey; The Ancient olympics by Richard Tames; olympic http://www.arlington.k12.va.us/schools/barrett/webquest/olympic/
Extractions: Introduction Congratulations, you and your partner are the the big winners of the Quest for Olympic Gold Essay Contest! Your essay was chosen from thousands of others written by students, just like yourselves, from across the country. You two are now official athletes in the upcoming 2000 Summer Junior Olympic Games. Your job is to provide a copy of your winning essay, to design a comprehensive fitness and nutrition program for you and your partner to follow, and to keep a journal reflecting upon the work done in order to prepare yourselves for this once in a lifetime event. Good Luck! The Task Before you and your partner can compete in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, in Sydney, Australia, you must complete the following tasks. Completion of all tasks is essential for successful participation! include a copy of your winning 500 word essay describing why you and your partner should be participants in the 2000 Summer Junior Olympic Games. choose ONE Olympic Summer Games sport in which you and your partner will compete in (either individually or as members of a team). Choose a sport that you and your partner have some prior knowledge of and skills in from the