HISTORY sports and the olympic Movement in Latvia have a long history. first female olympicchampion from Latvia in the olympic Winter Games in luge (1980, Lake http://www.eurolympic.org/jahia/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/373?language=eng
Event Schedule Park on May 15 can take a guided tour of the world s highest altitude ski jumps andthe fastest bobsled, skeleton and luge track where olympic history was made http://olympic.utah.gov/Events/events.htm
Extractions: Utah Olympic Oval Soldier Hollow Utah Olympic Park MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2004 THIS WEEK AT THE OLYMPIC PARKS OF UTAH 1) Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides Available At Utah Olympic Park 2) "Fly With Us" Summer Program Boosts Freestyle Talent Pool 3) What They're Saying About The Olympic Park Gravity Zone 4) Upcoming Schedule of Events THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHT DODGE BALL: Dodge ball is expected to receive a popularity boost when the movie starring Ben Stiller opens on June 18. The Utah Olympic Oval is offering an outlet for dodge ball enthusiasts with organized games on June 19, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 from noon-8 p.m. Competition will be held on the north sports turf field located inside the 400-meter speed skating oval. The cost is $64 for a team of eight players. Registration forms are available beginning June 8 at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. For more information, contact Todd Porter at (801) 963-7134. TETHERED HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES AVAILABLE AT UTAH OLYMPIC PARK Tethered hot air balloon rides by Morning Star Balloons are available Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Park as part of its "Gravity Zone." The 7 ½-minute rides take the public 150 feet in the air from the ski jump base area for a bird's-eye view of the Olympic Park facilities and Kimball Junction.
Extractions: How It All Began The Winter Games PBS CyberSchool has its roots in the first National Teacher's Enhancement Network course, the Physics of Energy. Taught by Dr. George Tuthill, Professor of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman, this early Internet course was offered to high school teachers and was designed to provide them with high quality distance-learning opportunities that they could access from their homes or schools. Teachers from around the world were able to participate in this graduate physics course at times and locations that were convenient to them. The course, Physics of Energy, happened to coincide with the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. A student in the course, intrigued by the Winter Games events, posted this message to his professor and classmates: "I was watching the luge event at Albertville on Monday night. The announcer was talking about one of the competitors and stated that he was much lighter than the other competitors and was permitted to wear a vest. The announcer stated that this made the lighter competitor go faster. What do you think?" Dr. Tuthill responded, "From my experience skiing, the announcer is certainly right. But why?"
FEB2 Union. olympic history took an unusual turn at the 1998 Nagano Gameswhen the US won its first olympic luge medals. Brian Martin http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~thstiger/FEB2.htm
Extractions: The first event will be the ALPINE SKIING. The Alpine events include Giant Slalom, Slalom, Downhill and Super G. To qualify for the Games, an athlete must rank within the top 500 in FIS points by November 2001. The downhill is the only alpine discipline in which training runs are allowed on the Olympic course. Alpine skiing became part of the Olympic program at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Games.
Extractions: 14:00- Start Georg Hackl of Germany decided not to challenge his limits on the fourth and final run of the Olympic men's singles luge competition Monday. He still came away with the fastest time and a third straight winter Olympics gold medal. The overnight leader clocked 49.614 and 49.630 seconds over the Spiral track in northern Nagano to sweep all four races with the best times of the event, posting an overwhelming triumph of more than half a second with an aggregate time of 3 minutes, 18.436 seconds. ''I was sure I would win if I had a normal run and it's possible to lose a whole second in one run due to a single mistake,'' Hackl said of what could be his last run down an ice chute in an Olympics. ''I was afraid of that and that's why I tried to avoid this from happening,'' added the 31-year-old German soldier who became the sixth athlete in winter Olympic history to win three gold medals. Italian Armin Zoeggeler, a bronze medalist in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, had the third fastest times in both runs for a combined total time of 3:18.939 to take the silver medal after a second-place finish after the first two races Sunday.
FIL-LUGE Features sport news and information from the official governing body for olympic luge Sledding. http://www.fil-luge.org/
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History Of Our Olympic Games history of Our olympic Games. Welcome to our web site! Have you watched the olympics on TV or better yet been there to experience it live? Did you ever wondered why the olympics started? I did! http://kushkm.tripod.com/History-of-the-Olympics
Extractions: Have you watched the Olympics on TV or better yet been there to experience it live? Did you ever wondered why the Olympics started? I did! If you want to be on or go to the Olympics, I think you first need to know about it. Why did the games start? At the original Olympics what games did they play? Also what games do they play today? Now, get ready for the world of the Olympics. Have you ever wondered how the Olympics started? In Olympia, Greece the Olympic Games were held every four years. First Olympic game was recorded in 776 BC; that was about 3,000 years ago. At that time this great festival took place to honor the Greek gods. Olympics were held during the great festival. My resources say Olympics were held to please the various gods. One God, in particular, the most important was called Zeus. The Olympics were called Olympiad in Greece. Now we know where the games are held, but we dont know what games they played? In the first thirteen Olympic games, there was only one event and that was the sprint. The sprint event was about one hundred and eight meters in length. Then later Pentathlon was added and it had different events. There was discus, javelin, jumping, running, and wrestling. After a while, they added Equestrian events and that included chariot racing and riding. The Ancient Olympics did have lots of events. They had two major events Equestrian and Pentathlon events.
Extractions: Click image below to see Quick Time video clip. FREE Quick Time Download click here Now, you can feel and experience the exhilaration of the real Olympic Luge ride. The Hansen sled is softer, and easier to turn than its Olympic counterpart, lightweight and yet the same size as the Olympic sled. Ski resorts who are offering Hansen Sled rental can have different Luge sites from open range, to wider tracks 10'-12' wide with little bit banking in the corners or parallel tracks so people can race each other.
Extractions: Watch the world's fastest athletes attack the world's fastest course lying down. Luge sleds weigh 50 or 60 pounds, depending on the event, and fly at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour. To appreciate the speed, see it in person!! Luge and skeleton events take place at the Verizon Sports Complex and event schedules can be found on the calendar of events. Skeleton: What a great name for a sport!! Lie down on a sled that looks like a cafeteria tray. Put your chin about six inches above the ice and roar down the course at 75 to 80 miles per hour. Everybody does it!! Lake Placid's Jimmy Shea is Olympic gold medalist as well as past world and Winter Goodwill Games champion. Check out World Cup Skeleton action December 6, 2002.
Extractions: Venue: Luge events will take place at a track called "Spiral," the first artificial ice track in Asia, which is located in the foothills of Mount Iizuna in the Asakawa district in the northern part of Nagano City. The 1,700-meter track has an elevation of 113 meters and encompasses 15 curves. Spiral is unique because it has two uphill sections that make the track more demanding for lugers and bobsled teams. 1994 Golds: Men's singles (Germany's Georg Hackl, 3:21:571); men's doubles (Italy's Wilfred Huber and Kurt Brugger, 1:36.720); women (Italy's, Gerda Weissensteiner, 3:15.517). Critical Moment: A bad start can mean defeat in luge, where victory can be determined by a thousandth of a second.
Extractions: The small village of Lake Placid is world-famous as the host of the Winter Olympic Games in 1932 and 1980, but its place in the sporting world goes beyond that. Lake Placid attracts world-class athletes for the current world championship events. As well, Olympic athletes currently use Lake Placid as a training facility for many Olympic sports. In 1932, the world focused on a small village in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The world was in the midst of the Great Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt was Governor of the State of New York. Lake Placid, with a population of 2,930, was host of the III Olympic Winter Games. In 1929, Godfrey Dewey, winter sports enthusiast and son of Dr. Melvil Dewey, founder of the Dewey Decimal System, successfully presented the village's bid for the 1932 Games to the International Olympic Committee.
Technology Review: MIT's Magazine Of Innovation Four years later at Nagano, countrywoman Silke Kraushaar won the women s lugeby just two millisecondsthe new closest finish in olympic history. http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/print_version/wo_leo022002.asp
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Extractions: Official Site of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Site includes links to information about the IOC and the staging and promoting of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Museum, Olympic memorabilia, Olympic television archives and links to the 2002 Salt Lake City, 2004 Athens, and 2006 Tornio Olympic Games. United States Olympic Committee
Bobsledding And Luge -- Encyclopædia Britannica in excess of 129 km/h (80 mph), Hackl won his third consecutive singles luge goldmedal, becoming only the sixth athlete in Winter Olympics history to win an http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=136432
Books On The Olympic Games Fiercely Driven by Chris Lori Listed under luge. 100 Greatest Moments in olympic HistoryBud Greenspan, et al Hardcover / Published 1995 Out of Print Try Used http://www.dropbears.com/b/broughsbooks/sport/olympic_games.htm