Extractions: The LOS ANGELES RUGBY CLUB, the second oldest club in the Southern California Rugby Football Union, celebrates its forty-fifth anniversary this year. The Club was founded in 1958 as the Universities Rugby Club. Founding members included former UCLA rugby coach Norm Padgett, plus Al Williams and Dick Hyland, members of the Gold Medal winning 1924 USA Olympic Rugby Team. LARC has regularly supplied the administrators, direction, and momentum for the development of Rugby Union Football on the Pacific Coast. For example, LARCers have been officers of: USA RFU (Moneymaker, Ganey); Pacific Coast RFU (Moneymaker); Southern California RFU (Moneymaker, Devine, Farley, Ganey, Ginepra, Holt, Ninegar, Sardell, Wooler, Scott, Jenks, Kelley); Southern California Referees Society (Piggott, Rauch, Ginepra), Dick Moneymaker and Leon Farley, LARC members, worked together for nearly a decade to bring to fruition the United States of America Rugby Football Union in 1976. Their efforts toward this, dating from their days as active players in 1965, began at club meetings, continued at the SCRFU level where all three were officers and were strengthened by the formulation of the only territorial union position paper advocating a national union in 1968.
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Extractions: Through the end of 1999, the stadia in Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra will all continue to undergo major refurbishment, thereby providing a legacy to football after the Olympic Games. SOCOG has set out and will enforce an agreed set of milestones and completion dates for all Stadia upgrades. Olympic Stadium, Homebush - Sydney
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2000 Sydney Olympic Stadium in history. To which Dylan responded on September 15, 1999 Here are some factsconcerning the Sydney olympic Stadium. On August 28th there was a rugby Union http://www.sfo.com/~csuppes/Olympics/2000Sydney/
Extractions: Thursday, September 14, 2000 By J. Gilbert and P. Santilli, AP The 2000 Olympics feature the largest Olympic stadium ever. At a cost of about $400 million to build, Stadium Australia can seat up to 110,000 spectators. Construction began in September 1996 and was completed in March 1999. The stadium's design was inspired by the Australian slouch hat, or akubra. State-of-the-art features enhance the energy efficiency, ventilation and natural lighting.
2000 Olympics--Water Polo From WWA history. Water polo made its first appearance at the 1900 olympic Games, and it has inpassing, dribbling and shooting for goal and a rugby player s strength to http://www.worldwideaquatics.com/olympics/aboutwaterpolo.htm
Extractions: HISTORY There is little documentation as to the origins of water polo. However, we do know that the term "polo" is the English pronunciation of the Indian word "pulu," meaning ball. Just as the ball game played on horseback became known as "polo," the ball game played in water became known as "water polo," although there is no connection whatsoever between the two sports. Water polo made its first appearance at the 1900 Olympic Games, and it has appeared in every Games since then. Prohibited from touching the bottom or side of the pool through four seven-minute quarters, water-polo players swim up to five kilometers in a game. They require the technique and endurance of a champion swimmer, plus a football player's finesse in passing, dribbling and shooting for goal and a rugby player's strength to battle for the ball. The game that evolved into modern water polo began as a form of rugby football played in rivers and lakes with the object to "carry" the ball to the opponent's side.
Sydney Olympic Park rugby World Cup 2003 Australia v Argentina October 10 France v Scotland The largestoutdoor venue in modern olympic history, its construction includes some http://www.sydneyolympicpark.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?PageType=EventDetail&EventID=4
Telstra Stadium - Sydney Olympic Park Seating 110,000 people during the Games, it is the largest in olympic history.The key venue in Australia for the rugby World Cup held in October 2003. http://www.sydneyolympicpark.nsw.gov.au/index.asp?DocID=527&CatID=101
BlackStump Sports Site; Winter olympics; The olympic Movement IOC Home Page; Ancient olympics; HondaSport Touring Association; HSV history Site; Australian National Drag rugby. http://www.blackstump.com.au/sportsf3.htm
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Hamilton Library -- Leisure rugby Board official site rugby World Cup International rugby Board official News- NZ s participation in the 2000 olympics, history of olympic Games, and http://www.hpl.govt.nz/index.asp?PageID=2145820431
Untitled Document 1900 rugby played in the olympic Games in Paris. 1998 - The first official Women srugby World Cup, in Amsterdam of these and more events and a history of the http://www.lprfc.com/rugby_history.htm
Extractions: Home About LPRFC Latest News Social Scene ... Club Shop LPRFC would like to thank our current sponsors for their support of the club. Although the game certainly existed in some form or another for hundreds of years, according to common lore, the sport of rugby began when William Webb Ellis of Rugby school in England "with a fine disregard for the rules of football, took the ball in his hands and ran with it". It is a highly demanding physical sport, requiring high endurance levels and an ability to absorb a lot of physical contact with only very limited padding allowed by the laws of the game A rugby team consists of 15 players broadly split into two groups, backs and forwards. The forwards generally being the bigger players with more specialized roles in set piece plays and the backs tending to be the faster types. However, once away from the set pieces a player is expected to fit into any role in a highly fluid game. Because of the different requirements for each position, there is a place for a variety of builds and talents on a team.
Olympic Games 2000 - Sports - Sporting Gujarat Michael Johnson (USA) made olympic history as the first man also included in the Sydney2000 olympic Games Sailing and wheelchair rugby were two new Paralympic http://www.sportinggujarat.com/olympics2000.htm
Extractions: XXVII OLYMPICS, 2000 Mascots For the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games there were three Mascots. Syd Named after the host city, Sydney, Syd the platypus is a team player and born leader. Syd is strong and supple; so he excels at most sports. He is focussed, dynamic and enthusiastic and captures the Australian vigor, energy and sense of humor. He represents water. Millie The echidna Millie, named after the Millenium Olly Named after the Olympic Games and Olympic Movement is Gregarious, honest, enthusiastic and open-hearted, Olly, the kookaburra, embodies, the Olympic spirit of generosity and universal friendship, the ideas of fair play and sees his role as custodian of the Olympic Charter. He is a fact finder and communicator who represents the air. Together, these mascots represent the truly unique fauna of the island continent. The Logo The Torch Relay Sydney Olympics The first Olympiad of the New Millenium Sydney Olympics 2000 (September 15 to October 1, 2000), was the Greatest Show on Earth with the participation of a record number of athletes (over 10,300) and approximately 5,100 support staff, representing the largest ever number of countries (199) competing in a record number of 300 events in 28 sports disciplines.
FASANOC history. Fiji Games 2003. The Fiji Association of for the Disabled, Touch rugby Provisionalmembership is affiliated to the International olympic Committee, is a http://www.oceaniasport.com/fiji/index.cgi?sID=16
Kiat.net: History Of The Olympic Games enough to experience or witness the entire history of the the hosting of the XXVIIIModern olympic Games. raciallysegregated South Africa in a rugby tournament http://www.kiat.net/olympics/history/
Extractions: @import url(../../style/default.css); kiat.net where are you :: home Olympics History OLYMPIC GAMES THE HISTORY : Obviously, I have not lived long enough to experience or witness the entire history of the modern Olympic Games. Therefore, credit goes to YAHOO! for most of the information I have in these websites. This site is also not affiliated with the Olympics or the IOC. All pictures, logos, trademarks and symbols are properties of the Olympic Movement and are used here for identification purposes only. This site is for personal use only. Beginning in 776 B.C., the Olympic Games were held in the Valley of Olympia in Greece - famous for its magnificent temples of the gods Zeus and Hera - as a religious festival dedicated to the Olympian Gods involving one event, a stade race held over 192 meters. By about 650 B.C., the Ancient Games were held over five days, involving running, wrestling, the pentathlon, horse riding and chariot racing. Participants came to compete from every corner of the Greek world aiming at the ultimate prize - an olive wreath and a "heroic" return to their city-states. Athletes competed in the nude and upon victory were awarded a crown of wild olive leaves. Women and slaves were strictly forbidden to attend the Games under the punishment of death. The Ancient Games were held every four years (an "Olympiad") for almost 1200 years until 393 A.D. when Roman Emperor Theodosius I banned all pagan festivals (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). He asserted that the Games placed an excessive public focus on athletic and spiritual affairs and abolished them.
Extractions: Australian Sports Commission - Sydney 2000 Games Site Frequently Asked Questions - Olympics Sydney Olympics Number of sports at Sydney - 28 (Waterpolo/Diving/Swimming and Synchronised Swimming are grouped as Aquatics) Sydney 2000 has medal events ( for women/ for men and mixed competition) up for grabs in 31 separate sports (official count is often 28 as swimming, waterpolo, diving and synchronised swimming are broadly called "aquatic sports) Number of new sports - two triathlon and taekwondo (previously demonstration sport at Barcelona) Number of events - 300 (271 events in Atlanta) New events at Sydney No of countries - 199 National Olympic Committees plus East Timor under IOC Flag. Afghanistan not coming. Total number of Australian athletes = 626 (283 women, 343 men) Total number of AIS athletes = 319 ( 214 current, 105 former) Number of medals to be won Countries competing for the first time 2000 Olympics - centenary of women at the Olympics Olympic Medals design and details for Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch design and details for Sydney 2000 Olympic Mascots design and details for Sydney 2000 Youngest Competitor - Fatema Gerashi (Bahrain) (DOB 26th March 1988) in the Women's 50m Freestyle.
Spitz Raises Olympic Fear Denver and Montreal debacles, 1976 will probably go down as the worst year in recentOlympic history. More news from the terribly manly world of Aussie rugby! http://18.104.22.168/focus/f-news/1125917/posts
Extractions: Olympic legend Mark Spitz believes security concerns may see the United States withdraw from the Athens Games. Spitz, who won seven swimming golds in 1972, says heightened terrorist fears may prompt drastic action from the US. "I would say that about six months ago it was highly unlikely," Spitz told BBC Five Live. "But each day it becomes more probable than not that ongoing conversations will take place as to how important it is to put athletes in harm's way." A spokesman for the US Olympic Committee said: "Today there is absolutely no consideration given to the notion our team will not be in Athens." But Spitz believes that any US decision to pull out of the Games will come at a late stage, and could trigger a "snowball effect" as other countries follow suit. "We are looking under the microscope at all the different terrorist acts and we know there is a high degree of probability that something could happen in Athens," he said. "Would it be political suicide to send a team there if you were the Bush administration?
Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee - History olympic Games. From four affiliates in the year 1948 the number of affiliated NationalBodies now number eighteen and govern the sports of Athletics, rugby, 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:
Ray Ewry 1900 olympic file Mystery of the olympic team from Moseley; Ross Reyburn uncoversa piece of olympic history with its roots firmly in the rugby heartland of http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0109167.html
Extractions: The Greek athletic games, otherwise commonly recognized as the Panhellenic Games, were an integral part of Greek life. They combined religion, sport, and music into extravagant festivals involving peoples throughout Mediterranean. Not only did they attract thousands of participants and spectators to their venues, but they also promoted solidarity among the various Greek city-states. By the Classical period, their influence was felt throughout Greece. There were four main games: the Olympic Games, Pythian Games, Nemean Games, and Isthmian Games. The games at Olympia were the oldest and most famous of these. They all began quite humbly as religious ceremonies. While the games had a small religious aspect throughout their history, this role diminished as time progressed. Mythological evidence suggests that the athletic events originally served as entertainment for humans and gods and were loosely associated with sacrificial offerings. At first they were purely local events most likely spanning two or three days, consisting only of dancing, running, and wrestling. The centrepiece of every Olympics is the track and field stadium. Stadium Australia has built the largest Olympic arena in history with 110,000 spectators able to see the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field program and the final of the men's soccer tournament. Under an agreement brokered by the Olympic Co-ordination Authority, the majority of the cost of the $A615 million stadium is being borne by the private sector with the NSW public having ultimate ownership of the venue. Stadium Australia has already hosted several world-class events including top-flight rugby league and union, American NFL and the FIFA All Stars.
Extractions: 2000 Hong Kong 7s Gallery ... 2000 Women's Adapted from the Original "Seven Specials" By Emil Signes In Hong Kong in 1976, as at Melrose 93 years earlier, 7s were chosen for logistical reasons: it was a lot easier to bring in twelve 7s' teams than twelve 15s' teams. The inspiration behind the Hong Kong Sevens came from Ian Gow and Tokkie Smith; it was Gow's idea to bring in teams from rugby nations throughout the world for a tournament in Hong Kong; Smith's suggestion that, logistically, sevens would be a far more workable solution than 15s. Furthermore, the scope of the proposal was, to begin with, narrowed to Asian and Pacific nations, in contrast to the global approach originally proposed by Gow. It was just about this time that the commercial world was beginning to take an interest in rugby, and the Hong Kong organizers were certainly fortunate that, from the first, the tournament found committed corporate sponsors, in this case Cathay Pacific Airlines and Rothmans' Tobacco, the latter eventually replaced by the Hongkong Bank. Right from the start, all the Asian rugby playing nations were willing and eager to send national teams to Hong Kong: the 10 that participated were Fiji, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Tonga, and Malaysia.
ACTSPORT - Hall Of Fame so Paul became the only Australian in olympic history to have Australia in both theSummer and Winter olympics. A dual International in both rugby League and http://www.actsport.com.au/fame/2003_inductees.htm
Extractions: Year 2003 Inductees Lisa Carruthers (O.A.M) An Olympic Gold medal on home turf at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games was a fitting end to an excellent career for Canberra Strikers defender Lisa Carruthers. Described as playing the game at one pace, fast, Lisa was first selected in the Australian Senior team in June 1989 for a five test series against New Zealand. From this Lisa rose to great heights in her Hockey career, competing in three consecutive Olympics, collecting two Gold medals along the way. After celebrating her 200th game for Australia in the 1999 Oceania Cup, Lisa went on to represent Australia 230 times before deciding to hang up her boots in 2000. An experienced campaigner and a steadfast and valuable defender in any team Lisa has done the ACT region proud with her sporting endeavours.