Extractions: Bjorn Dahlie on his way to make Winter Olympic history Bjorn Daehlie became the first man ever to win six gold medals at the Winter Olympics when he won the 10-kilometer cross-country race. The Norwegian's triumph adds to the three golds he won at Albertville in 1992 and the two he collected at Lillehammer four years ago. Skiing in steady rain at the Snow Harp course, Daehlie crossed the finish line in 27 minutes 24.5 seconds while Austria's Markus Gandler, eight seconds slower, won the silver. Finland's Mika Myllylae, winner of the 30K race on Monday, collected the bronze in 27:40.1. Daehlie had a disaster in the 30k race on Monday, finishing in 20th after putting the wrong wax on his skis. However he got it right this time and led from the start. By the first checkpoint at 1.8 kilometers he was 6.3 seconds faster than the closest challenger in the 97-strong field and he never let that lead slip. In a fine show of sportsmanship, Daehlie postponed his celebrations until Philip Boit, the only Kenyan at the games, finished the course.
Extractions: World record set in Bergen Elvan Abeylegasse shattered the world 5,000 metres record on Friday at the season-opening Golden League meeting in Bergen. The Ethiopian-born 21-year-old, who now competes for Turkey, sliced over three seconds off of Chinese Bo Jiang's previous mark to clock an official time of 14 minutes 24.68 seconds. Â Video:Â BUDAPEST: Olsson equals world record!
Extractions: Water-polo players are some of the biggest, meanest and most muscle-bound athletes at the Games - and that's just the women. The fairer sex, though the term is indeed debatable in the tough world of water polo, make their Olympic debut in Sydney, with six teams competing for glory, as opposed to 12 teams among men. Scotland introduced rules in the late 19th century that marked the start of the modern game, which quickly spread throughout the British Empire and continental Europe. By the turn of the century it had become popular in the United States and joined the Olympic family of sports at Paris in 1900.
IRB RWC 2003 olympic champions looking to reclaim some former glory. 06/09/2003 Team history. Rugbywas introduced into the United States by English soldiers and colonists in http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/RugbyWorldCup/EN/Tournament/Teams/USA/History/
Paralympic Games History history was repeated in 1992 when Barcelona welcomed the similar to that of the OlympicGames. rugby (Demonstration Event) Wheelchair rugby is played indoors http://www.cwba.ca/program/parahsty.html
Extractions: The fundamental philosophy guiding the Paralympic movement is that athletes with disabilities should have opportunities to pursue their goals in sport equivalent to those of non-disabled athletes. Athletes who compete in the Paralympics set their sights on the dream of winning a gold medal, are committed to strenuous training regimes and meet strict qualifying standards to be selected to their national team. The Paralympic Games represent a commitment to excellence that allows elite athletes to achieve their personal best. The Paralympic Games exemplify the Olympic ideal of participation and sportsmanship.
Olympics Glory Roll Of Honour - Olympics & Athletics ever assembled in Australia, witnessed the four Australians inflict defeat on theUnited States team for the first time ever in this event, in olympic history. http://www.lgm.com.au/productdetail2.asp?catid=41&productID=98
Extractions: Menu Find A Source Help Latest News Search Subscribe Top Ten Links Admin Login Bubbels Chess MyHeadlines ... Photos Sections Comics Sci-Tech Sports Whats Hot ... World News last CDN$ TSX DOW Add a new Stock Symbol I dont know why we dont eat hamburgers more often. (I really like hamburgers) Things are going to change after last nights dinner! I can honestly say that I have never had a better tasting hamburger than the PC Sirloin Burger. Update: Jun 11 - So I am not crazy after all. When I was drafting yesterdays post I distinctly remembered that Becky called them Prime Rib Burgers. But on the PC web site I was unable to locate the product in question: Not the Prime Rib Burger Box . So I assumed the Sirloin burgers. I am sure the sirloin burgers are fine, but my recommendation is the PRIME RIB BURGER. I found some time this evening to play with the site. The experimental MyHeadlines engine is now offering up the links on the left. You can view a limited set of original Photo Albums along with some new shots... I will make CDs of the full set available on request to the Grand Parents, but it is unlikely photos dating back to 1999 will be posted again. May 30, 2004
Hamilton Library -- Leisure & Sports site rugby World Cup 2003 Australian rugby Board official site rugby World Cup- International rugby Board official Olympics - a brief history of the http://www.hpl.govt.nz/index.asp?PageID=2145824496
CBS.SportsLine.com - Olympics history. rugby AllTime Medal Count. Place, Country, G, S, B, T. 1, France, 1, 2,0, 3. 2, United States, 2, 0, 0, 2. 3, Great Britain, 0, 1, 1, 2. 4, Australia, 1,0, 0, 1. 5, Germany, 0, 1, 0, 1. http://cbs.sportsline.com/olympics/summer/history/sport/rugby
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Cook Islands Sports & National Olympic Committee history. WHEN IT ALL BEGAN Although records are not Islands Association 1978 RarotongaRugby League Association COOK ISLANDS SPORTS olympic ASSOCIATION Cook http://www.oceaniasport.com/cookis/index.cgi?sID=16
Georgian Lelos He once wrestled for Georgia at the olympic Games. Fact File Georgian rugby UnionFounded 5 September 1964 Number of clubs 21 Number of adult male players http://www.georgianlelos.com/web/rugby/index.shtml
Extractions: Rugby in Georgia The Georgians were part of the USSR's rugby organisation though its own rugby union had been founded in 1964. At the time of peristroika, in 1988, the secretary of the union David Kilasonia approached the International Rugby Board about recognition of a union independent from the USSR. Georgia, a poor country, then banded with other FIRA countries to bring Zimbabwe to Europe. Zimbabwe's first match on the tour was in the wet against Georgia in Kutaisi in the fertile area west of Tbilisi. Georgia won 16-3. In fact Zimbabwe played and lost six matches on the tour. The next year Georgia took itself - and its massive prop Vissaria Liluashvili - down to Zimbabwe. They played two tests, losing the first in Bulawayo when Zivanai Dzinomurumbi scored two tires for the home side - and winning the second 26-10 in Harare when the young lock Rapava Gia dominated the line-outs and Alecko Khvedelidze and Nurbt Khuade each scored a brace of tries. Zimbabwe had been to the 1987 Rugby World Cup and would go to the 1991 one as well. Georgia was a rugby nation. But getting matches was not easy. It was limited to Ukraine until it gained membership of the IRB on 27 February 1992.
Extractions: ON THE EVIDENCE OF THE 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea and the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it is easy to think there is a homogeneous world-wide sporting culture. Coca-Cola, MasterCard and other multi-national companies invest vast sums to capture a global audience through sport. All nations, it seems, are desperate to compete at the highest level on the world stage. But is it that simple? Have we really arrived at a time in history where we can talk about a commonly understood series of global games? France has a specialand neglectedplace in this story. For it was the French, rather than the British, who took the lead in organising sport as a global phenomenon. The centenary of a Frenchman's re-invention of the ancient Olympic Games took place in 1996, and 2004 will see the centenary of the founding in France of the Federation Internationale de Football (FIFA), which devised and runs the World Cup. This year, the third largest sporting event in the world, the Tour de France, will be a hundred years old. The founders of the Tour, however, never intended it to be international, let alone global. It was specifically designed as a vehicle for French nationalism. Despite its huge commercial success, the Tour de France has only recentlyand still imperfectlyassumed the status of a global event. Historically, France is both the supreme exemplar of sporting internationalism and a powerful reminder of its peculiarities, limitations and complexities.
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Eircom - Travel Guides 2003 Queensland had won 34 games and NSW 33, with just two draws in the challenge shistory. The postolympic redesign included a rugby League format http://www.whatsontheplanet.com/wow/ptnr/eircom/page.jsp?fx=event&event_id=51353
Athens Best Security Ever Athens, Greece Greek security preparations for the 2004 Games will be withoutprecedent in olympic history both in scale and price, organisers said on http://www.news24.com/News24/Sport/More_Sport/0,,2-9-32_1431435,00.html