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  1. An Olympian's oral history: Joseph Salas, 1924 Olympic Games, boxing by Joseph Salas, 1988

21. - Olympic Sports - Richard Hoffer At The Olympics: Will Boxing Be Knoc
the hometown judges in Seoul s 1988 Games and lost one of the worstscored fights in olympic history. But there have been so many in olympic boxing over the


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Work in Sports GROUP Sports Illustrated Life of Reilly Television SI Women ... CNN Languages COMMERCE SI Customer Service SI Media Kits Get into College Sports Memorabilia ... TeamStore Will boxing be knocked out? Click here for more on this story Latest: Tuesday September 19, 2000 02:20 AM SYDNEY, Australia It's an oft-used headline Boxing's On the Ropes! but hardly anybody remembers it flying into print before even the first punch has been thrown. But the sport is so damaged that there's already talk this could be the last Olympics to feature the same program that produced Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. About all it would take is one more outrageous decision, one more corrupted result, just another Roy Jones fiasco. That one continues to resonate because Jones, now regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, could not sway the hometown judges in Seoul's 1988 Games and lost one of the worst-scored fights in Olympic history. But there have been so many in Olympic boxing over the years that not even a high official from its governing body can promise the sport's continuation. Said AIBA vice president Arthur Tunstall recently: "A new IOC president could look at boxing being a controversial sport and put a proposal to his executive that boxing goes off. That is something we have to wait and see what happens and make sure the Sydney boxing program doesn't have any problems."

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23. - Olympic History - Ancient History
688 BC, boxing is introduced At the 20th Olympiad in 688 BC one of the most popular olympic sports even today was introduced boxing.
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A game for a God
Once upon a time the Olympics was an event that started in order to honour the mythical God Zeus, the father of Greek Gods. From the beginning the Olympics was a local competition but later on more and more Greek city states participated. 293 events were organized during almost twelve centuries.
The Olympic area was a combination of temples, halls and the stadium. The Temple of Zeus was one of the Seven Wonders of the World with a 40 feet high statue in gold and ivory of the god.
A game for freeborn Greek
In a beautiful valley, at the city of Olympia in the state of Elis, 320 km west of Athens, the first organised Olympic Games were held 776 BC. The games took place every four years and were open only for freeborn Greek men. Most of the athletes came in the beginning from wealthy families because they had to pay their own expenses.

24. Greek Olympics
and competitions are part of the history and culture The olympics expanded to wrestling, boxing, horse racing Early olympic victors became national heroes and
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Ancient Times The Greeks invented Olympic athletic contests and held them in honor of their gods. But sports and competitions are part of the history and culture of many ancient civilization - including those of Meso- America. In Egypt there had been many findings and glyphs depicting sports events have been found. In ancient Egypt, acrobats, who displayed physical agility and strength, were mainly viewed as performers. Most Egyptian acrobats were women, and they performed alone or in groups. Young Egyptian boys also participated in acrobatics, and played games with hoops. There are 200 wrestling groups depicted on one wall of the tomb at Beni-Hassan. The wrestlers wear a loin-cloth similar to the cod-piece or loin-cloth of Minoan athletes. Although the scenes portray the various positions and "holds" involved in wrestling, the sport was practiced as part of Egyptian military training, and there is no evidence of organized competition. Ancient Egyptians also participated in various running activities. One of the kingdom's most important festivals was the "jubilee celebration," a festival first celebrated on the 30th anniversary of the reign of Amenophis III, and celebrated continuously in three-year intervals. In the "ritual run", an integral part of the celebration, the current king would run between two sets of three semicircles, the semicircles being cosmic references to the order of the universe. Unlike later Greek footraces, however, the Egyptian king ran alone, without a competitor. Physical evidence of the "ritual run" exists at the pyramid complex of King Djoser, where one can find the ruins of the world's first sports facility, complete with the running track for the "ritual run."

25. NZ Summer Olympic History
NZ Summer olympic history. as Annelise Coberger won this country s first Winter olympic medal when in the marathon, David Tua in heavyweight boxing and Blyth

26. Boxing History
1908. boxing was included for the first time in the olympic Games in London. 1911. England won two Gold medals at the Antwerp olympic boxing Championships. 1924. pages/About/History.htm
Home Boxing is one of the oldest and most natural sports known to mankind.
The origin of boxing is prehistoric and formed part of the ancient Greek Games.
The Romans followed and by 1681 Boxing had moved to Britain .
In 1865 the Marquess of Queensbury drew up his famous Rules of Boxing, which featured the use of GLOVES for the first time plus the duration of rounds to be three minutes. (Previously a round ended when one boxer was floored!).
The Amateur Boxing Association was formed in 1880 and the subsequent MILESTONES of the ABA are as follows: First ABA Championships held ­ at FOUR weights ­ feather, light, middle and heavyweight. Joe Steers won both the middle and heavyweight titles again, setting up a record of SIX ABA Championship titles Boxing was included for the first time in the Olympic Games in London Midland Counties formed Northern Counties formed Welsh ABA formed Imperial Services formed incorporating all of the Military units Three new weights were added to the Championships - fly, welter and light heavyweight

27. History Of Boxing
history of boxing. boxing became an official olympic sport in 1908. Records of boxing as a sport date back over 5,000 year to ancient Mesopotamia.

28. Summer Olympic Sports
7. history of boxing, boxing became an official olympic sport in 1908. 8. history of the Bicycle and Cycling, The first bicycle had no pedals or handlebars!

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29. Brief History Of The Olympic Games
Brief history of the olympic Games. Former world heavyweight boxing champion and olympic gold medalist Muhammad Ali lit the olympic torch, which
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Brief History of the Olympic Games
Ancient Olympic Games Chronology of athletic events added to the Olympic Games Myths and the Olympic Games Pelops myth ... Athens for Olympic Games of 2004
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.

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Boxing Quite a few Olympic boxers have gone on to become world champions-gold medalists Sugar Ray Leonard (1976), Leon Spinks (1976), Michael Spinks (1976), George Foreman (1968), Joe Frazier (1964), Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] (1960), and Floyd Patterson (1952)-just to name a few. Olympic boxers must be between the ages of 17 and 32; competitions are held in 12 weight divisions ranging from light flyweight (up to 48 kg, or about 106 lb) to super heavyweight (over 91 kg, or more than 200 lb). Click a link to
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31. Olympic Council Of Ireland
This in fact brought a very special moment in olympic history for Ireland of Dublin who became the first Irishman to win and olympic gold medal in boxing.

32. Olympic Games Summer And Winter Locations And History Of The Games
olympic history The olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia and though The olympics came to include wrestling, boxing and the

Antarctica Arctic Asia ... South America
The Olympic Flag (five colored interlocking rings on a white background) was conceived by Pierre de Coubertin. Almost a century after the flag's creation, the six colors, those of the rings (blue, yellow, black, green, red) and that of the background (white), still maintain their symbolism today.
The Olympic symbol, the five interlocking rings, represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of the athletes of the world at the Olympic Games Olympic History
The Olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia and though there were important athletic competitions held in other Greek cities in ancient times, the Olympic Games were regarded as the most prestigious.
The games were held every four years during August and September and the word "Olympiad", which referred to the four year intervals between competitions, was commonly used to measure time. The first documented Olympic champion was a man named Coroebus, a cook from Elis who won the sprint race in 776 BC. Historians believe that the games had already existed for at least 500 years prior to that date. The Olympic Games originally featured only one event: a race called the "stade", equal to a distance of about 210 yards. By 728 BC two additional races had been added, comparable to the 400 meter and 1,500 meter races of the modern games. The Olympics came to include wrestling, boxing and the pentathlon, as well as specialized events for soldiers and heralds. It was only in 472 BC that the events were spread out over a period of four to five days, previously they had all taken place on a single day.

33. Olympic Timeline
The olympic Games in history. The olympic Games were celebrated 320 times every four years Olympia, Greece, beginning in 776 BC Though boxing and wrestling
The Olympic Games in History
A brief look at humankind's most enduring sports spectacle
The Ancient Olympic Games
The Olympic Games were celebrated 320 times every four years in the sacred stadium at Olympia, Greece, beginning in 776 B.C. Though boxing and wrestling were added later, the first Olympic event was a sprint. The prize was an olive leaf and deification by poets, as well as recognition as a hero forever.
The Modern Olympic Games
Athens 1896
In 1892, French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin proposes a renaissance of ancient Greek competition. In 1896, his dream is realized as England, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United States open Games. James B. Connolly wins triple jump (the first medal in modern Olympic history); American flag is raised and Star Spangled Banner played, beginning tradition of honoring victor and his/her country.
Paris 1900
Games opened to women. First female winner: Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain in singles tennis. Margaret Abbot of Chicago wins a gold medal in golf. Alvin Kraenzlein of U.S becomes first to win 4 gold medals.
St. Louis 1904

34. Olympics Accommodations & Hotels, Boxing - Peristeri Olympic Hall - Athens 2004
August 2004 for fans of boxing olympic Events Venues Ancient olympics history - Modern olympics history - Modern Winter olympics - The olympic Ideal

Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request (Please Click on picture for a Map of Olympic Athens) Athens Housing is your accommodations connection for hotels and private residence short-term rentals near the Peristeri Olympic Hall in Athens in 2004. The Peristeri Olympic Hall of Athens is located in the Athens suburb of Peristeri and it is where all the boxing events are going to take place during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. We, at Athens Housing, are making every effort to secure affordable hotel and private accommodations in Athens for August 2004 for fans of Boxing Olympic Events. Please feel free to browse through our our accommodations section to find something appropriate. If you see that there is no availability, please submit a form and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible to discuss private accommodations and hotel options for you. Athens 2004 Sport Events Tickets Olympic Games Events Schedule List of Olympic Sports - List of Olympic Venues - Ancient Olympics History - Modern Olympics History - Modern Winter Olympics - - Athens City Information - Guide to the Greek Islands The Sporades Islands The Ionian Islands (Eptanisa) The Dodecanese Islands ... Crete - Greece Sightseeing - Best of Greece - Greek History - Greek Boating - Foreign Embassies in Athens Foreign Consulates in Athens Athens 2004 Merchandise - Official Olympic Games Merchandise -

35. Michigan Athletes Have Made Olympic History
Shawn O Sullivan in a 50 decision, one of the strangest in olympic history. But the bizarre amateur boxing scoring system made the judges rule that Tate had

36. History Of Cuban Boxing, Part 2, Felix Savon, Teofilo Stevenson, Joel Casamayor,
history of Cuban boxing Part 2 olympic Champions, Defecting Stars and a Nation in Decline. By Robert Cassidy. WHEN FIDEL CASTRO banned
  • History of Cuban Boxing: Part 1
  • Roll Call of Cuban Fighters Felix Savon leaves the ring with trainer Alcides Segarra after winning the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York. Below, he celebrates on the medal stand. His American opponent, left, DaVarryl Williamson, was knocked out in one round.
  • History of Cuban Boxing Part 2:
    Olympic Champions, Defecting Stars and a Nation in Decline
    By Robert Cassidy W HEN FIDEL CASTRO banned professional sports from Cuba in 1962, the dreams of thousands of fighters died along with the notion that El Presidente would establish a democratic government. In the decade that preceded Castro's revolution, many world-class fighters came from Cuba. Who knows how many more would have emerged if not for the ban.
    The legendary Teofilo Stevenson in action at the 1976 Olympics. As the revolution triumphed and Communism took hold of the island, new dreams were being sold to fighters. Don't fight for money, fight for Cuba. Don't fight for fame, fight for pride. Viva Cuba! Viva Fidel!

    37. History Of Cuban Boxing, Part 1, Kid Chocolate, Kid Gavilan, Luis Rodriguez, Jos
    That is another sad chapter of the triumphant, but often lamentable, history of Cuban boxing. The recent olympic heroes are exulted while the government has
    Ultiminio "Sugar" Ramos left Cuba and became the world featherweight champion while living in Mexico.
  • History of Cuban Boxing: Part 2
  • Roll Call of Cuban Fighters History of Cuban Boxing Part 1:
    The Last Generation of Pro Fighters
    By Robert Cassidy F LORENTINO FERNANDEZ closes his eyes and the vision still appears. He will feel a warm summer breeze or hear the ocean gently wash up on the sand, and suddenly it brings him home. Even after four decades, the beauty of his homeland remains vivid. The memories are both pleasant and painful, as they send him back to places and faces he wishes to see. But he knows that some wishes aren't meant to come true.
    The Great Kid Gavilan, at right, attends a Ring 8 awards ceremony in New York with Beau Jack. "I miss Cuba very much," he said. "I miss the family and friends I left behind. I miss the beaches, the beautiful people, the view of Malecon [Havana's busiest street]. I miss the Cuba of 42 years ago." Fernandez was among a few dozen professional fighters who left Cuba after Fidel Castro's rise to power. The lot included Luis Rodriguez, Benny Paret, Isaac Logart, Doug Vaillant, Sugar Ramos, Jose Legra and Jose Napoles. They represent the finest and until some recent defections - the last generation of pro boxers the island nation has produced. There had been great Cuban fighters before and a spate of great Olympic champs since, but never was boxing as saturated with Cuban talent as it was in the early to late 1960s. The legacy of those men is measured by the success they achieved in the ring, but also by the sacrifices and hardships they endured by the sudden, and permanent, separation from family, friends and the country of their birth.
  • 38. The History Of Boxing
    Early history. was one of the games played by the gods on Olympus; thus it became part of the olympic Games in Homer has a reference to boxing in the Iliad.
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    Boxing Boxing, often called "the manly art of self-defense," is a sport in which two competitors try to hit each other with their glove-encased fists while trying to avoid each other's blows. The competition is divided into a specified number of rounds, usually 3 minutes long, with 1-minute rest periods between rounds. Although amateur boxing is widespread, professional boxing has flourished on an even grander scale since the early 18th century.
    Amateur fights consist of 3 rounds, professional fights from 4 to 15 rounds. The recognized length of championship fights is 12 rounds. In most countries, professional boxing is the more popular version, but the rules vary because there is no true governing body. Even in the United States, boxing regulations vary from state to state. In all boxing, however, winners are determined either by a decision of the judges (who keep points or round victors on a scorecard as the fight progresses), the referee, or both. The winner also may be decided by a knockout, in which one rival is sent to the floor by a punch and cannot get up within 10 seconds. A doctor or referee can declare the boxer injured or defenseless even if there is no knockdown. A tied or even match is ruled a draw.

    39. LookSmart - Directory - Olympic Boxing olympic boxing Peruse a medal history for each weight class, a list of future world heavyweight champions, and a directory of multiple medal
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    Browse an organizational profile, a calendar of events, competition news and results, and related links.
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    Offers an introductory guide to the Olympic discipline of boxing. Discover a concise history of the event at the Games and the tournament rules.

    Boxing enthusiasts can find match schedules and read news. Visit the photo gallery or join message boards to chat with fans.
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    Details the latest news in Olympic boxing and offers links to other boxing stories and sporting events. - Olympic Boxing
    Peruse a medal history for each weight class, a list of future world heavyweight champions, and a directory of multiple medal-winners. Melanie Ley's Amateur Boxing Visit the section on women's amateur boxing and find upcoming events, interviews, and the female boxer database registration.
  • 40. Boxing World - History
    history. 688BC Greece introduces boxing to Acient olympic Games. 393AD boxing abolished during Roman gladiator period due to excessive brutality.

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