Remove International Skating Union From The OLympic Movement Petition The International Skating Union has demonstrated in their judging of the pairs competition at the Salt Lake City olympics that they cannot adhere to the ethical standards of Olympic Charter and should be expelled from the Olympic Movement. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/672918216
Extractions: MOST RECENT 25 of SIGNATURES E-mail this petition to your friends. Number Date Name City Country I am signing this petition because: 7:40 pm PDT, Apr 20 Jeanette Delaurier Winnipeg CA I am signing this petition to promote fair judgement in sport based on skill, artistry and athleticism. Not based on politics and bribery. 8:24 pm PST, Mar 30 Tim Maltzan Keavy US 9:43 am PST, Mar 28 Elizabeth Schwartz Portland US It's clear the judging process has been corrupted,and the ISU's refusal to ban known corrupt judges suggests they are unable or unwilling to provide fair and impartial evaluations of the skaters. It is not right that a skater's final standing is sometimes predetermined by prior arrangements between judges, regardless of the skater's actual performance. 8:30 am PST, Mar 28
The Ancient Olympics Includes a comparison of ancient and modern olympics, essays about the history of the olympics, and stories of ancient Olympic athletes. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/
Extractions: Members of the Perseus Project created this exhibit on the ancient Olympics in 1996, as a tribute to the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. In this exhibit, you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.
Extractions: Web posted at: 9:21 p.m. EST (0221 GMT) SALT LAKE CITY (CNN) The Independent Ethics Committee report due Tuesday on the Salt Lake City Olympic scandal details "a pattern of deception" involving the two top organizing committee officials, CNN has learned. Sources close to the investigation identified the two officials to be singled out as former Salt Lake Organization Committee (SLOC) President Tom Welch and former SLOC Vice President Dave Johnson. An official with the committee told CNN the report, to be made public Tuesday, runs some 250 pages "longer and more detailed than anyone expected." The official called the report a "huge document" that details "a pattern of deception" involving Welch and Johnson. Welch resigned from the committee in 1997 after pleading no contest to a charge of spousal abuse. Johnson was asked to resign early last month after it was alleged that scholarships, cash and lavish gifts had been given to members of the International Olympic Committee and their families before Salt Lake City was named host of the 2002 Winter Games.
USA Today Bobsled news from the 1998 Winter olympics in Nagano, Japan. http://www.usatoday.com/olympics/owg98/owgbs/owgbsm.htm
Index Pin site in Barcelona, Spain. Coke, Disney, olympics, and Hard Rock Cafe. http://personal3.iddeo.es/fedeg/
1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics Slideshow, columns, memorabilia, stamps, pins and firstperson stories of 1996 Atlanta olympics. http://www.ronald-dupont.com/oly.htm
Extractions: Check It Out I took this photo during opening ceremonies. If you look closely at the picture on the big screen, you'll see a live picture of the fireworks from the blimp above. 1996 Olympic Games All my life, ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to attend an Olympic Games. This truly was a dream for me. I consider my trip to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics one of the greatest experiences of my life. I went from the jubilation of witnessing history to the horror of realizing I left a half-hour before the bomb went off right where I was standing. I took many photos on my trip, the best of which can be viewed in a 34-picture slideshow at: View Slideshow of 1996 Olympics I went back to Centennial Park recently and took 11 follow-up shots of how the park now looks. View SlideShow of How Centennial Park Now Looks Here are some scans I made of some Olympic material: Olympic Books Amazon has dozens of Olympic books. Here are some of the better ones: 100 Moments Chronicle Pictorial History Wallpaper Click on either of the photos below to be taken to computer wallpaper of either opening ceremonies (with everybody glowing while holding colored flashlights) or the way Centennial Park looks today with the fountain still going.
Extractions: Havana Istanbul Leipzig London Madrid Moscow New York Paris Rio de Janeiro VIEW RESULTS RELATED Nine cities in 2012 Olympic race Istanbul bid crosses continents Leipzig plans city-center Games London's 'compact' bid unveiled ... Paris draws on savoir-faire LONDON, England (Reuters) London promised on Friday to stage 17 sports within 15 minutes of a new Olympic village in the heart of London's deprived East End if it won the right to stage the 2012 Summer Games. Unveiling the capital's plans at the Royal Opera House, bid leader Barbara Cassani said: "Our aim is to deliver excellence without extravagance." Many sports would be held at "iconic" sporting or non-sporting landmarks the soccer final at the new 90,000 Wembley stadium, archery at Lord's cricket ground and beach volleyball on Horse Guards Parade near the Prime Minister's official residence in Downing Street. Softball and baseball will take place in Regent's Park while the cycling and medal ceremonies will be staged in Hyde Park, central London's largest green space.
Extractions: Web posted at: 3:47 a.m. EST (0847 GMT) SALT LAKE CITY (CNN) Four groups of investigators on two continents are continuing to examine bribery allegations following the resignations on Friday of the president and vice president of the Salt Lake Olympic organizing committee. Two other Salt Lake senior executives were placed on paid leave over allegations that bribes helped land the 2002 Winter Games. The resignations of Frank Joklik , president and CEO of the Olympic committee, and David Johnson, vice president, came amid disclosures that civic boosters gave money at least $70,000 in one case to members of the International Olympic Committee to further their efforts to secure the games. Johnson Joklik and Johnson helped Salt Lake land the games, although Joklik has said he knew nothing of bribes during his tenure.
2002 Winter Olympics Provides a listing of medals received by country, historical facts, articles about various sports, and athlete biographies. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/02olympics1.html
Extractions: Did You Know? Nordic combined is one of three current Olympic Winter Games events that the United States has never won a medal in. (Biathlon and curling are the others.) [More...] Winter Olympics Through The Years History All-Time Standings Most Gold Medals Past Winter Games ... Past Summer Games Winter Olympics Biographies Eddie Eagan Dominik Hasek Sonja Henie Billy Kidd ... [More...] Salt Lake City, Utah Encyclopedia: Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, 2002 Games Utah Utah Map ... Joseph Smith Medal Standings Choose a sport: Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsled Cross-Country Curling Figure Skating Freestyle Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Skeleton Ski Jumping Snowboarding Speed Skating
The Olympic Oval First covered speed skating oval in North America, built for the Calgary olympics and now used for training and recreation. http://www.oval.ucalgary.ca/
Sport Information Article on the ancient olympics. http://www.ausport.gov.au/info/factsheets/anc.html
Extractions: Olympic Factsheets History of the Ancient Olympics The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. They began as a religious festival, were held every four years and continued for a thousand years. They were held in a sacred, fertile valley of Ancient Greece at a place called Olympia. Athletes (derived from athlos, a contest) came to Olympia and trained full time for ten months. They had to undergo an examination by a ten member panel who assessed them on their parentage, character and physical endowments. As the games approached, thousands of spectators converged on Olympia, transforming the little village into a thriving metropolis. At the first games in 776 BC, until 724 BC, the only event held was the stadium-length foot race (stade). The length of the race was based on the legend that Hercules, the god of Physical Strength, ran this distance in one breath. The earliest recorded winner at the Olympics was Coroebus of Elis who won the 776 BC stade race. At later Olympiads the "diaulos" (400 yards) and then the "dolichos" (3.3 miles or 24 stadia) were added. Although there were no stop watches, legends grew as one runner was said to have outsped a hare and another to have beaten a horse. In 680 BC chariot racing appeared and proved to be one of the most exciting tests of the Olympic Games. The charioteers were professionals who raced over nine miles in the hippodrome. The winners, who lined up to receive the trophy, were the wealthy owners. Thus, though women were barred from competing at the Games, they were sometimes declared winners because they owned the horses and chariots. Although overshadowed by the chariot racing, the horse racing also provided a spectacle. The track was one lap of 600 yards, where the jockeys rode naked and bareback, without saddle or stirrups. The horses were virtually uncontrollable and there was a good deal of bumping between horses.
Extractions: ATLANTA (CNN) A month before his city was selected to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta Games chief Billy Payne wrote a memo suggesting a college scholarship, medical care and other gifts for International Olympic Committee members considering Atlanta's bid. Payne spokesman Lee Echols confirmed the contents of the memo which included the proposal that Libyan IOC member Bashir Mohamed Attarabulsi receive free medical treatment at Emory University but said the suggestions in the note were merely "ideas." "Billy's a creative, ideas-oriented person," said Echols, who said Payne told him, "None of the ideas were ever seriously discussed. No one took the musings as anything but that musings. The collective good judgment of our (bid) team was all that we needed."
Extractions: While Michelle Kwan was all business, Tara Lipinski was determined to make friends and have fun, and she left Nagano with a cool keepsake Shimer's nightmare continues The French went nuts, the British swigged champagne and the Germans celebrated in their calm, cool way. And Brian Shimer? He tossed his helmet into his bobsled and gazed in stunned disbelief, then put his head in his hands. By just two-hundredths of a second, the long nightmare for America's bobsledders was extended another four years.