Extractions: The History of the Olympics Since the Olympic games go way back to the early Greeks, to do an entire history on one page is a bit overwhelming. So, I'll give you a brief summation of how it all began, and then provide some further links for additional information. So, how and why did it all begin? In ancient Greece, they often combined religious festivals with sporting events, to honor certain gods. The Greeks held the following: The Pythian Games The Olympic Games It was the last one, the Olympics, that were held for the Greek God Zeus and were also the most popular with the people. The first game is said to be held at Olympia, Greece in 776 B.C. and has been held every 4 years since = 1,168 years! Then, Greece came under the rule of the Roman Empire and the Olympic games were declined, to the point where they actually declined in 393 B.C. by the Christian Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, who objected to what he felt were some "pagan rites" associated with the games. In the beginning, the Olympic games were confined to just one day and one event. That event was a footrace that was the length of the stadium. Soon, additional races were added as the popularity grew, as well as discus and javelin throws (tosses), broad jumps, boxing, wrestling, chariot racing and a pentathlon. The pentathlon was composed of 5 different track and field competitions.
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NZ Winter Olympic History NZ Winter olympic history. athlete from this part of the world at a Winter olympicGames Also in the team Angela Paul (luge), Pamela Bell (snowboarding), Andrew http://www.olympic.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=340
Olympic History For Sporting Families olympic history for Families. his brothers, also Finnish champions, but without olympicsuccesses; four Italian brothers who practiced Bobsledding or luge (444.75 http://users.skynet.be/hermandw/olymp/family.html
Extractions: The following are families of which more than one member have achieved Olympic successes (from the Full list) The Sheldon brothers, American athletes (25920) the Joyners, American Athletic stars (900.5) the Kelly-Costello family (822) Paul Costello , triple gold medallist at double scull (480) John Kelly, sen , his cousin, who shared two of those medals (256) John Kelly, jun, his son, bronze at skiff in 1956 (36) Bernard Paul Costello, Paul's son, silver at the same event in 1956 (50)
MathOlympics luge. Most Recent olympic Participant. Historian Investigates the history of theolympics and the history of the individual sport Designs history Page(s). http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/it/webquests/Olympics/
Extractions: M A T H O L Y M P I C S WebQuest By: Elaine Baribeau - Library Media Specialist - Marinette Middle School Ann Hawley - H.S. Math and Computer Teacher - Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Michael LaFave - M.S. Math (7-8) and Science (6) Teacher - Lena Middle School [Introduction] [Task] [Process] [Internet Resources] ... [Teacher Notes] Introduction: Due to recent financial problems, the Olympic Committee is considering dropping one summer and one winter sport. You are part of a team of past medalists in your sport selected from a variety of countries to report to the Olympic Committee. You love your sport and do not want your sport dropped from the Olympics! As a team member, you have a unique role. After members gather information and statistics, your team will prepare a multimedia presentation on the history, statistics, and the future of your specific sport for the Olympic Committee. Task: Your team needs to convince the Olympic Committee that your sport, along with the Olympics in general, has a rich history. Using a spreadsheet and graphs, demonstrate that your sport has many participants (both male and female) from a variety of countries.
Information Headquarters: Luge history The first organised meeting of the sport took place After it had been decidedthat luge would replace the sport of skeleton at the olympic Games, the http://www.informationheadquarters.com/Sports/Luge.shtml
A History Of The Cost Of Hosting The Olympic Games A history of the Cost of Hosting the olympic Games. a $98 million olympic SaddledomeStadium, a $72 million olympic Park (bob sleigh, luge, ski jumping, and http://www.creativeresistance.ca/awareness/2002-oct22-a-history-of-the-cost-of-h
KIAT.NET - Olympic Winter Games Luge of Georg Hackl, who used to race for the former West Germany, is the undisputed kingof luge and he He is the only olympic athlete in history to medal http://www.kiat.net/olympics/sports/winter/luge.html
Extractions: @import url(style/default.css); kiat.net where are you :: home Olympics Sports Luge OLYMPIC SPORT SINCE 1964 LUGE The first World Championships occurred on an artificial track in Oslo in 1955. Two years later, the International Luge Federation (FIL) was founded in Davos and remains the governing body of luge today. Luge made its Olympic debut in Innsbruck at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games with three events - men's, women's and doubles. These three events have been a part of every Olympics since 1964. Through the 1992 Olympics, the doubles event was known as men's doubles. After Albertville, the International Luge Federation (FIL) changed doubles to a mixed-gender competition. Since the ruling has been made, however, no mixed-gender teams have appeared in the Olympics. Of the 99 medals that have been awarded since 1964, 95 of them have gone to athletes from Germany, Austria, Italy or the former Soviet Union. The only four exceptions occurred when the United States won the silver and bronze medal in the doubles competition at the 1998 Nagano Games and again at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. This spectacular sport was dominated by East Germans from 1964 - 1988, during which time they won an incredible 15 of 21 gold medals on offer. A German by the name of Georg Hackl, who used to race for the former West Germany, is the undisputed king of luge and he has won the gold medal at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Games on top of his 2 silver medals in the 1988 and 2002 Games. He is the only Olympic athlete in history to medal in five Olympic Games.
Kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games St Moritz 1928 The US bobsled team took both gold and silver in the only fiveman competition inOlympic history. 1. 1. ICE HOCKEY. 1. 1. luge. 1. 1. SKATING. Figure Skating. 1.1. 1. 3. http://www.kiat.net/olympics/history/winter/w02stmoritz.html
Extractions: IInd WINTER GAMES February 11 - 19, 1928 Mascot - none 25 countries, 464 athletes (26 women) 5 sports, 13 events Opening - President Edmund Schulthess Torch lit by - none The Swiss got the Games due to Holland backing out Another famous tourist resort, St. Moritz in Switzerland, played host to the second edition of the Winter Games. With the first Olympic Winter Games an enormous success, it was no surprise that the St. Moritz Games attracted an 84 percent increase in the number of participants including a 100% increase of female athletes. The Games started poorly due to extremely mild temperatures caused by the "fohn", the warm wind that sweeps the Swiss mountains from the south. The 1928 Winter Games in St. Moritz marked the first time Germany was allowed to participate in any Olympic competition after World War I; the Soviet Union was still notably absent. The Germans won a disappointing one bronze medal. Bobsledding was in the news at the 1928 Games. A new event, the skeleton sled, was upgraded from a demonstration sport and added to the program. In addition, teams in the four-man bobsled event had an option to include a fifth member. They all took up that option.
Winter Olympic Games 1998 1998s luge and Bobsleigh track featured a slight uphill section thatwill made this one of the most difficult tracks in olympic history. http://www.damoon.net/dead/JapanOlym.html
Extractions: Graphic by: Shoichi Shiomi Winter Olympic Games 1998 Snowboarding . The last international games of the century featured competitors from about 80 different countries. There are many exciting sports to watch at the Winter Olympic Games. Extensive sports coverage was available via the Internet and traditional media sources. The various competitions were held from February 7, 1998 to February 21, 1998. A quick overview of the some of the sporting events that were featured at the Olympic Games is presented here. There are many great other sources of information that can expand on what is provided here. musical scores and create a kind of ice ballet. The four Olympic Figure Skating events include the Ladies Singles, the Men's Singles, Pairs or Doubles, and Ice Dancing. Singles and Doubles have two distinct forums which are the Short Program and Free Skating. The Short Program is designed to demonstrate a specific set of skating talents . During Free Skating competition, the Olympic skaters perform to music and are allowed to create a more freeform routine. Ice Dancing provides a sequenced dance on ice that is similar to ballroom dancing performed by a pair of skaters. Olympic Figure skating is an event that draws a large audience from around the world. There are six types of Alpine Skiing events at the Olympic Winter Games. These Alpine Skiing events are Downhill Racing, Slalom, the Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom, and Alpine Combination. Downhill Racing is the fastest and most exciting event featured at the Winter Olympic Games. The Slalom, the Giant Slalom, and Super Giant Slalom requires skiers to maneuver skillfully and through a series of gates (poles with flags). These skiing events are the most traditional competitions of the Winter Olympic games.
Extractions: Investment Designed to Encourage Federal, Private Support for Olympic Facility Governor George E. Pataki today announced $5 million in State funding toward the construction of a state-of-the-art bobsled/luge track at the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) facility at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. "More than 17 years later, Lake Placid still stirs the Olympic spirit in all of us," Governor Pataki said. "By making an investment in the bobsled/luge track, we are making an investment in the future of Lake Placid a future that one day may again be filled with Olympic glory. "Lake Placid is a national even international community, known around the world for hosting the 1980 Olympics and many world-class events since those wonderful days," the Governor said. "This $5 million investment represents our commitment to maintaining Lake Placid's place as a leader in Olympic class competition. "In addition, I am committed to working with our partners in the federal government, as well as in the private sector, to encourage them to follow the State's lead in funding this important project," Governor Pataki said. "I am determined to see this project through to completion and I still look forward to taking a ride on the new track."
MSN Encarta - Search Results - Luge USOC Online luge Overview of olympic luge includes history, rules and a glossary.From the official site of the United States olympic Committee. http://encarta.msn.com/Luge.html
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Chris Thorpe - Olympic Silver Bronze Medalist Medalist with teammate Clay Ives; 1998 olympic Silver Medalist with teammate GordySheer First ever US olympic Medal in luge; Only American in history to medal http://www.qsports.net/web-thorpe.html
Vonetta Flowers - 2002 Olympics win a gold medal in Winter olympics history. Bakken and Flowers upset the Germanpilots Sandra Prokoff and SusiLisa Erdmann, the two-time olympic luge medalist http://www.vonettaflowers.com/2002olympics.asp?record_no=628
The Skinny On ... Luge Silke Kraushaar of Germany edged her countrywoman Barbara Niedernhuber by thenarrowest margin in olympic luge history two-thousandths of a second. http://www.usoc.org/skinny/020202luge.html
Extractions: Who to Watch U.S. Hopefuls // Tony Benshoof (White Bear Lake, Minn.) also earned his first career World Cup medal, a silver, in the series finale. Benshoof, who earned a bronze medal at the 2001 World team competition, is a two-time U.S. national champion. He also holds the Guinness Book of World Records mark for fastest MPHs on a luge: 86.8. Becky Wilczak (River Forest, Ill.) enters Salt Lake City as the hottest of the three Americans on the international circuit - having recorded a second-place finish and two fourth-place showings in this year's World Cup events. She finished fifth in the overall World Cup standings this year. U.S. Luge Bios International Field // The German stronghold on international luge has permeated all phases of the sport so far this season. In men's singles, Georg Hackl appears primed to make his run in Salt Lake at becoming the first winter Olympian to win four consecutive gold medals in the same individual event. Austria's Markus Prock, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, won the 2001-2002 World Cup title. Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took the Olympic silver in Nagano and the bronze in Lillehammer. In the doubles event, the two-time World Champion German team of Alexander Resch and Patric Leitner figure to not only have to fend off the their countrymen Aandre Florschuetz and Torsten Wustlich, but also the Americans, Italians and Austrians. Germans again currently dominate the women's field. The reigning Olympic champion Silke Kraushaar won the World Cup overall title with teammate Sylke Otto earning the silver.