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Summer Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an international multi-sport event, occurring every four years, organized by the International Olympic Committee.

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is he talking about: Two people died as a result of a bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and more than 100 1/2
as well as the Youth Olympic Summer Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.Atlanta suffered a deadly terrorist attack by a white, Christian at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. 2 people died via pipe bomb
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On behalf of the whole country, I want to wish every success for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio.
Hey just was at work and said to myself "where is Lolo hope your Olympic career is not over especially the Summer Games...😜
Take virtual drone tour of Rio 2016 park ahead of Olympic Games this summer
Another reason to watch the 2016 Olympic Summer Games.
The next Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will give medals made entirely of recycled materials.
The men's competition has been a part of the modern Summer Olympic Games since the first Olympiad in 1896.
Brazil ahead of the curve in venue construction for 2016 Summer Olympic Games
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in 1976, commemorated that year's Summer and Winter Olympic Games
Recycled mobile phones to supply metals for Summer Games' medals
A historical marker dedicated to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in was unveiled at Centennial Olympic Park!
Researchers project only 3 cities in North America will be cool enough to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2085
Canada is the only host nation in the history of the games not to win a gold medal in their own Summer Olympic Games, Montreal 1976.
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So the Summer Olympic Games are being held during Brazil's winter season? I find that amusing
Winter Olympic Games > Summer Olympic Games , for one reason .
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Photos from day 1 of the Summer Olympic Games
A guide to where and how you can watch the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio
Today the IOC formally selected surfing as a sport for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games 👉
Here is the schedule for each event of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
On 29 July 1948, after a hiatus of 12 years caused by WWII, the Summer Olympic Games opened in London.
2016 Summer Olympic Games: At least 105 of 387 Russian athletes have been banned
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Team Russia will NOT be banned from the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, despite state-sponsored doping revelations.
So exciting to watch the NBC movies about the Summer Olympic Games!. My dream: be an (real) athlete!!! Lol
The cheapest Summer Olympic Games were Tokyo 1964 but the most expensive will surprise you
Report: has been banned from competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
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Major flooding events in the city have followed the Summer Olympic Games schedule - 2008 Beijing; 2012 London; 2016 Rio.
It's a shame that Brazil is organizing the Olympic Games this summer. A country with so much poverty should help its own people first.
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yes they should move the summer Olympic games
Brain Teaser: True or False? Rome has never hosted the Summer Olympic Games.
competitions have been held at the modern Summer Olympic Games since their inception in 1896.
In world news, Rio has announced that they do, in fact, have a place to stage this summer's Olympic Games.
News today: Russia's track & field team barred from competing in this summer's Olympic Games.
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I would love to set up indoor location at the Summer Olympic Games! Let's collaborate 🙂
Rio governor declares financial disaster prior to Olympic Games
Due to doping, Russia's track and field team will not be allowed to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
Announcement: Yiking will be an official event in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
The summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening…
Unique spade/shovel commemorating the 1936 Olympic Summer Games held in Berlin
Russia’s track and field athletes will be barred from competing in the Olympic Games due to doping allegations
Brazil’s Rio state declares financial disaster before Rio Games. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio De Janeiro on Aug. 5-21.
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Hey lamestream media: stop referring to Rio Olympics as the Summer Olympic Games! They're being held in winter!
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The Summer Olympic Games are less than 2 months away. What a great message to the world this is!
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Did you know... Jason Wilson will be the first triathlete to represent the 246 at the Summer Olympic Games?.
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Ulrike Weichelt (Germany) was 6th in the 500 metre Time Trial at the 2000 Sydney. Summer Olympic Games.
Snapchat Is Coming to the Summer Olympic Games: Who wouldn’t want to see the dog filter on Ryan Lochte’s face?
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The uniforms for this year's Summer Olympic Games are out and they're about a lot more than just looks.
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Great.and Obama wanted this windy murder/drug metropolis for the 2020 summer Olympic games!! Smooth move, Barry!!
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will make sure the Olympic Games are in USA in 2020.
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Sports, medals and Team USA! Jenn Mohney is looking forward to watching the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Are you?
Do you expect Carlin Isles to light up the sevens at The Olympic Games this summer?
With Copa America & Olympic Games in the same summer, Marquinhos unlikely to be available until mid-September. Assuming he stays at PSG.
Putting up road signs before the 1948 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony at Wembley stadium.
International Olympic Committee announced that Pickleball has been accepted as a demonstration sport in the 2020 Olympic Tokyo Summer Games.
Will Jason Street be going to Rio in the summer for the Olympic games and fulfill his dream? Is Herc going?
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Gets a Summer Release Date for Wii U
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Larrisa Latynina, a gymnast from the former Soviet Union, finished her Summer Olympic Games career with 18 total medals—the most in history.
Beijing National Stadium - This phenomenal stadium was built for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
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2016 means summer Olympic games return. I'm fired up. Marathon trials Sat.
Some (female) Olympic athletes will supposedly skip the Rio Games because of the Zika virus. That´s horrible!
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to the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympic Games! Can you recognize the coach? Yes, it's our very own, David Hart!
.will design the opening ceremony outfit for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes for the Summer Games.
Panasonic to provide chance for athletes to produce own films at Winter Youth Olympic Games
Yes, I hear Qatar are after the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
Qatar are supposed to be after the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee strongly denied Monday that it has advised athletes and staff to consider skipping the Summer Olympic Games in
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at 11: more on Zika case in Yolo Co & new concerns on its impact of summer Olympic Games
Talk of Olympic athletes skipping the Summer Games b/c of is beginning - and airlines are taking notice
In an attempt to draw attention to refugees, a small team of them will compete under the Olympic flag at the Summer Games,…
Some athletes choosing to avoid Summer Olympic Games due to Zika virus concerns
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Barzil has the chance to make history of the Olympics when celebrated the Summer Olympic Games next July and Tokyo will host in 2020
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African American Jesse Owens gold winning hero at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin Germany in 1936 ☼
to host the Summer Olympic Games more than once. Tokyo will also be hosting the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
Fodor’s Brazil: With an 8-page Special Section on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio (Travel Guide)
Does anybody remember this? 51 years ago today the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympic Games were on.
Brazilians celebrated after Rio De Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, on Copacabana beach...
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The performance by the Indian contingent has been outstanding. The athletes won 173 medals - 47 gold, 54 silver...
PM Modi congratulates Special Olympics medal winners. Follow the link to read more .
Omega Unveils Charity Component to Summer Olympic Games 2016 and Shows Off the Seamaster Bullhead Rio watch
August 5: It is one year until the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. It will be broadcast on NBC in 2016.
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Did you know? 56% of Canada's Olympic athletes at the 2012 Summer Games in London are women!
US Olympic team looking strong for 2016 Summer Games
Achievements of Indian contingent at are truly gladdening. They are India's pride.
- Boston out of running for 2024 Summer Olympic Games bid: Walsh's concern was not unfounded. Costs for...
The beginning of the Opening Ceremony for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games; July 19, 1996.
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Tokyo winning the 2020 Summer Olympic Games was predicted 30 years have come back to haunt us.
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Amateur is an Olympic sport since its introduction in the 1904 Summer Olympic Games
Gymanst Mary Lou Retton won the most medals of any athlete at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
2012 Summer Olympic Games held in London was a "major boost for gender equality". Why only 3 years ago?.
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How did Rio De Janeiro get the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games!
Boston will need unprecedented security measures if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
"The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston as the United States' candidate city to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games." 👎
Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. In other news, the Death Star will host the 2022 Winter Games.
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So the coldest winter is a summer in San Francisco but SF is in the running for 2024 Summer Olympic Games? Huh.
From OLYMPICS to WORLD CUP GLORY The formation of FIFA in 1904 and the establishment of the World Cup Tournament in 1930 consolidated football’s position as the world’s most widely watched and played game.Olympic champions Uruguay were the first winners of the WORLD Cup. 1948 – 1952 OLYMPICS In the 1948 and 1952 OLYMPIC GAMES, the Jamaican-Identity was established/globalized in the international sphere of sport with the ‘medalling’ of our athletes: Mckenley, Laing, Wint, and Rhoden. The culture of Track and Field Athletics and participation at the OLYMPIC GAMES have played critical roles in the success of Jamaica at the regional and international level. In 1952 Africa’s NIGERIA first participated in the Olympic Games, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for the boycotted 1976 Summer Olympics. Nigeria ‘Super Eagles’ created ‘waves’ in the 1994 World Cup and qualified for the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. TOKYO 1964 OLYMPICS- A ...
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Catch the whole of the women's 200M individual medley swimming final from the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
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This Day in History September 15 In 2000 the 27th Summer Olympic Games opened in Sydney with a record number (cont)
I'd go with that! Still don't understand why Skateboarding isn't in the Summer Olympic Games!
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On this day in 2000, the Summer opened in Australia. Still the best Olympic Games ever?
Few yrs ago I watched most of the summer Olympic games for free online. I also watched 5 seasons of Lost on the channel site. Good ol' days.
Today, in 2000 - 27th Summer Olympic Games are held in Sydney over 16 days
eSports could be an Olympic event as soon as 2020! Crazy stuff!
The summer Olympic games should happen again like really soon! I wanna see the hot girls playing beach volleyball!! 😍😍🍑👋
Eddie Eagan is the only person in the history of the Olympics has ever won gold medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games
Actor KimSooHyun will be singing the theme song at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games being held in Nanjing, China.
Natalia Kuzmina is confident of rhythmic gymnastics' future after success of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games
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became an official event at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936
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We start lobbying NOW to the Olympic Committee to get tether ball in for the Summer Games.
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Results of 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games to be discussed at CCS media briefing
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I've applied to be a volunteer for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Cause why not?
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Special Olympic flame headed for Antwerp for Special Olympics European Summer Games.
Karin Thürig (Switzerland) was 9th in the Individual Pursuit at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games
Olga Slyusareva (Russia) was 6th in the Individual Pursuit at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games
Yes this is going down right now! Kickoff for Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio!
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Hypothetically, if DC wins the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, will volleyball be in the Smith Center? ...we think so.
July 30th: Feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus. Happy birthday to my cousin Maria Aloi. In 1729, Baltimore, Maryland, was founded. In 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed. In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marne in World War I. (Kilmer is perhaps best remembered for his poem "Trees.") In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles. Walt Disney produced the first technicolor cartoon "Flowers and Trees" which also won the first Academy Award for a cartoon short. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" — WAVES for short. In 1945, the Portland class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II; only 31 ...
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I really liked how Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Rooting for them to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games
Philadelphia, New York City pulling out of efforts to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games
This date in the MLB - May 27, 1968 Major league baseball decides to expand outside the confines of the United States when the National League announces the addition to Montreal to the circuit. San Diego is also awarded an expansion team. In 1960, Montreal lost its International League team, the Montreal Royals, a Dodgers affiliate, when the parent team chose to locate its main farm team closer to its new home in L.A. The move to get a new team for Montreal was the result of a seven-year-long effort led by Gerry Snyder, who at the time was the member from the district of Snowdon on Montreal City Council. Snyder was a high-profile figure in Montreal during the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to representing Snowdon on council from 1957 to 1982, Snyder chaired the city's Executive Committee during the 1960s, served as Mayor Jean Drapeau's primary liaison to the English-speaking community, and was instrumental in bringing both the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and the Formula One Grand Prix of Canada to the city. W ...
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous region in the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is a leading global city in many fields. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth-or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. London is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times. London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925. London contains four World Heri ...
In the wake of the International Olympic Committee announcing that Rio De Janeiro, Brazil would host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, many were skeptical. The main reason Rio was deemed as a controve...
Fairy Tale came true?: Squids Fly? + one great recent surprise, researchers at Hokkaido University have proven that a species of squid can fly + These squid glide at up to 11.2 m/s. (Jamaican runner Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games at 10.31 m/s) + can remain airborne for about 3 seconds and cover upwards of 30 meters (98 feet) per flight
ATHENS - AUGUST 28: Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco celebrates after he finished first in the men's 5,000 metre final on August 28, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in the Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hicham El Guerrouj
March 21, 1980: President Jimmy Carter announces the US will boycott the Summer Olympic Games, which were held in Moscow.
In the 1968 Summer Olympics, held in Mexico City, Dr. D.C. Kennedy organized the first group of sports doctors to travel with a team. Dr. Kennedy also founded the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and was named the Chief Medical Officer for the 1972 Summer Olympic Games.
Summer Olympics: Summer Olympics Quiz Book: Containing over 1000 questions on all aspects of the Summer Olympic Games
Since the Modern Olympics began in 1896, there have been 27 Summer Olympic Games held in 22 different cities and 22 Winter Olympic Games held in 19 different cities. In addition, three summer and two winter editions of the Games were scheduled to take place but were later cancelled due to war: Berli...
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Muslims don't participate in the Winter Olympic Games, or the Summer Olympic Games, and they suck *** at the Commonwealth Games.
REFLECTIONS: REMEMBER WHEN? These AMI International Sports Chaplains ministered in Athens, Greece during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Not shown is the Paralympic Team of International Sports Chaplains that ministered on the Bronze Team. Remember it was so unbelievably hot that Joe Deloach and Carl Lewis asked to step in the shade of a tree at the track while we talked a few minutes. The sun and heat drained your energy so quickly. Amazing ministry... MANY GREAT MEMORIES!!!
“There can be distractions, but if you're isolated from the heart of the Games, the Olympics become just another competition.” Mary Lou Retton (American gymnast, 1984 Summer Olympic Games)
Winter Olympic Games. The Winter Olympic Games is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. The original sports were alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936, after which they were interrupted by World War II. The Olympics resumed in 1948 and were celebrated every four years. The Winter and Summer Olympic Games were held in the same years until 1992, after a 1986 decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to place the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. Because of the change, the next Winter Olympics after 1992 were in 1994. The Winter Games have evolved since their inception. Sports have been added and some of them, such as luge, short track speed skating and freestyle skiing, have earned a permanent spot ...
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Football is done. Now time for some Winter Olympic Games and then Spring and then we'll be ready to cruise toward Summer vacation.Get ready
The 2014 Games are the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia. The 1980 Summer Games were held in Moscow.
The Olympic Committee could put women’s softball back in the Summer Games in 2020
🇪🇸Spain Facts for Kids 🇪🇸 The Spanish name for Spain is España. The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to the early influence of the Spanish Empire. Spain is located in Europe. It is a developed country with a high quality of life. The largest city and capital of Spain is Madrid. The second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in Catalonia. The population of Spain in 2012 was around 47 million. The currency used in Spain is the Euro. In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road. It is believed that modern humans first arrived in Spain around 32000 years ago. Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain (3718 m, 12198 ft) and an active volcano. The Pyrenees is a mountain range that divides Spain and France. Spain includes a number of islands including Mallorca, Tenerife, Ibiza and Gran Canaria. Many can be found in the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. The Spanish tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, bringi ...
By American300 Public Affairs - 2/4/2014 Thule Air Base, Greenland-   Located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Thule Air Base represents the United States Armed Forces northern most base. With the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, taking place nearly 4,000 miles away, two former U.S. Olympians are traveling to America’s most remote military base to share the Olympic Spirit and their personal life stories.  Behind their effort is the Department of Defense office of Armed Forces Entertainment and the nonprofit, American300 Tours.  “I’ve made it a mission to share my personal Olympic story with troops,” says Dan Beery, whose USA mens 8 rowing team brought home gold and set an Olympic record during the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games. “My Olympic journey started because of a setback that ended my dreams of playing basketball in the NBA. Now I’m headed into the darkness and freezing temperatures of northern Greenland with an Olympic gold medal in my pocket. If you don’t quit on li ...
The Winter Olympic Games are like the red headed step child of the Summer Olympic games
This will be the second time that Mr. Ban is participating in the opening of the Olympic Games. In July 2012, he donned a white tracksuit and took part in the traditional torch run ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in London as well as in the opening ceremony.
So I can say this because I am Filipino but it's a bit disheartening to see that my people will make a huge deal about Miss Universe (including me) but when we have an athlete that is competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics, we do not have any media on Philippine television nor any financial support for him. Yet we make a huge deal about a the Azkals Soccer Team (Philipping National Soccer Team) or the Rugby Volcanoes that didn't make it to the world cup or a Philippine Basket Ball team that never qualified for the Summer Olympic Games. There's a bit of hypocrisy in "Pinoy Pride" when we Filipinos can't support our first ever male figure skater at the Olympics. Seems like we don't have our "pride" priorities straight. Oh let it be an Australian "half" pinoy competing in mud wrestling and you got bill boards and commercial, media tours all over the Philippines.
Towards the end of my visit to Tanzania I had the privilege of meeting Zakayo Malekwa, his family (which included 18 at the moment), and some of the amazing young men and women who have been discipled by him. Zakayo, or "Pastor Zak", as he is better known, competed in the men's javelin throw for Tanzania at three consecutive Summer Olympic games in the 1980's. He was received scholarships and his university and Bible college education in Texas. Read more about this special man, his wife, and their ministry at
I attended events at two summer Olympic games; Montreal in 1976 with my folks and LA in 1984 with Greg. Once in a lifetime opportunity, twice! I really enjoyed getting caught up in the experience, environment and spectacle that is the Olympics. Only drawback - as we shuttled to and from various events we missed the televised coverage of some events. Granted, in 1976 and 1984 there were not as many options for viewing and there was not 24x7 coverage. Winter Games were held only two years apart, in 1992 & 1994, to allow us to enjoy the games every two years, alternating summer and winter.
A little Black History Month fact about the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games, "Hitler had a certain time to come to the stadium and a certain time to leave." "It happened he had to leave before the victory ceremony after the 100 meters. But before he left I was on my way to a broadcast and passed near his box. He waved at me and I waved back. I think it was bad taste to criticize the 'man of the hour' in another country." Jesse Owens. "Hitler didn't snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president [F.D. Roosevelt] didn't even send me a telegram." Jesse Owens, From the book 'Triumph'
Watch as Ayvazian of Ukraine display unnerving precision in the final of the men's 50M prone event at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
It's been so cold outside for the last two weeks that we want to warm you up with a cool trivia question with a cool prize...The first person to correctly answer the question below will win a $15 gift card to COLD Stone Creamery. In honor of the Winter Olympics starting February 6th: Who was the first and only athlete to win Winter and Summer Olympic Games medals in the same year? What year was it? Which sports did that person win them for? GOOD LUCK!!! Anyone can answer, if you aren't a dancer or dance parent we will gladly mail you your gift certificate.
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Did you know? In 1996, massage therapy and bodywork was officially offered for the first time as a core medical service in the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
ASTRODOME Fact Houston’s plan to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games included renovating the Astrodome for use as a main stadium. New York City was selected instead.
Celebrate the 2014 Summer Olympic Games in Russia with our printable resources, activities, worksheets, reference materials, and lessons.
Something trivial about Australia's national anthem. If Australia won a Gold Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, the anthem that would have played is. Waltzing Matilda. But it didn't. Imagine trying to explain a national anthem about a guy who steals a sheep and kills himself to avoid being arrested. (And Matilda is not a person, it is his swag). Advance Australia Fair was not the official anthem for another decade.
Primoz Kosmus shows herculean strength to throw his way to gold in the men's hammer at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
CELEBRITIES BIRTHDAY today(24TH JANUARY 2014) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to American gymnast & gold medalist during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles MARY LOU RETTON(pic 1)& British female artist singer who is a new member from the girl pop group of Sugababes JADE EWEN(pic 2).
Toronto won’t bid for 2024 Olympics Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau | Toronto Star | Toronto Star - Tue Jan 21 12:30:00 UTC 2014 Toronto will not bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games after a city committee voted to stop the process in its tracks
Rebecca Adlington shows tremendous maturity to set a new world record in the women's 800M freestyle swimming at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
How the *** is the Boston Area considering to host the Summer Olympic Games when they can't even approve a Casino.
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Congrats Being the 9th person ever to be in both Summer & Winter Olympic Games is Bring home the gold!
There is a group of people trying to get the 2024 Summer Olympic Games held in Boston. On the one hand, my New England pride swells at the very thought of this happening... on the other, I think they're out of their frickin minds. Boston. Really? It took Boston 30 years to build a couple miles of tunnel and you think they can handle an Olympics?
KATIE TAYLOR ROCKS!!! Ireland's (Bray, County Wicklow) Sensational Katie Taylor. Greatest female boxer ever. She successfully campaigned to have women's boxing added to the Summer Olympic Games, in London, where Katie was Ireland's flag-bearer, and of course, won the gold.
MT Dr. Mallen & are in Europe-check their view of the '72 Summer Games from tower, Munich!
View of the site of the 1972 Summer Games from tower in Munich.
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2day in History...President Jimmy Carter announced the U.S. would the 1980 Summer Games in 1/20/80.
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Enjoy a close run affair in the men's archery individual event at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
About to hear deputations for feasibility considerations of Toronto Hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games
Winter Olympic Games in Sochi may look like summer ones: According to weather forecasts, Winter Olympic Games ...
congrats for being the first women to go to both summer and Winter Olympic Games
Can you name one Olympian that is going to the 2014 Olympic games and has also participated in the summer Olympics as well?
Amazing to even make US Olympic team. How about making Summer and now Winter Games. Congratulations, 4:30-7
Just a thought. If they won't let in the Summer Games why can't we try winter? It is traditionally a winter sport!
The Winter Olympics is the biggest event for Russians since Moscow hosted the summer Olympic Games under the Soviet Union in 1980.
Best idea of the night as just decided there should be an Olympic Ninja Warrior event in the Summer Games. You're welcome world
Congrats on making the Team USA bobsled team and being the ninth USA athlete to compete in the summer and Winter Olympic Games.
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Congratulations to for making the Olympic team. Only 10 have been in both summer and Winter Games.
went from USA Olympic hurdler to making the USA Olympic bobsled team. Winter and Summer Games. Congrats. History in the making...
Lolo Jones becomes ninth American to qualify for both Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
made the WINTER OLYMPIC BOBSLED team n was in the Summer Games?
MT Lolo Jones makes U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Jones is a 2-time veteran of Summer Games in 100M hurdles.
Only 9 athletes have ever qualified for the Summer AND Winter Games. continues to inspire! -
[NEWS] I love the Olympic Summer & Winter Games. Always have. So it's fitting that I will have an 'Olympic-sized'...
CONGRATS to for making USA bobsled team..only 9th US Athlete to make both Summer &Winter Games (3-time Olympic sprinter)
As now Omaha, NE thinks it's the next great city. I heard they may be placing a bid to host a future Summer Olympic Games. Hey, why not, they do an awesome job each year with the College World Series... Isn't that right, Dan Hanggie?
NBC's Maria Sharapova Isn't Going to Talk About LGBT People As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from. January the 18th, 2014. BY LUCAS GRINDLEY Source: Advocate.com In her NBC reports about how great it is to live in Sochi, don't ask Maria Sharapova to mention what it's like for LGBT people there. "I have discussed the issue a couple of times," she says, according to NDTV Sports, adding she's "said everything I wanted to say." The four-time tennis Grand Slam champion grew up in Sochi and was the flag bearer for Russia in the last summer Olympic Games in London. "I'm going to be showcasing the city of Sochi to a worldwide audience, and we will be doing a few segments." This is exactly the problem LGBT activists have with the Olympics being held in Sochi while Russia enforces a new *** propaganda" law, and while a proposed law is on deck that would remove children from their homes if parents are LGBT. The . ...
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A lot of winter Olympic sports have significant death potential. Way more than the Summer Games, it seems.
Everyone says summer Olympic Games are harder than the Winter Games. I didn't know running a 400 was harder than landing a quadruple axel..
Olympic luger Summer Britcher has heard your "Summer" jokes already but the Glen Rock native is a good sport about it
wouldn't it be "Mario And Sonic at the Rio De Janeiro Summer 2016 Olympic Games". Or something like that
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Having a serene moment at the site where the olympic torch is lighted at every summer and Winter Games
Japan welcomes world to their Pregnant Dolphin Stabbing 2020 Olympic Summer Games. . .
Muhammad Ali during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome, Italy.
"Go beer drinkers! Possible Olympic sport, Summer Games 2012? Vote now! "
The city's economic development committee will vote on a feasibility report next week on whether Toronto should bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Job Opportunities Beijing is increasingly becoming known for its innovative entrepreneurs and high-growth start-ups. This culture is backed by a large community of both Chinese and foreign venture capital firms, such as Sequoia Capital, whose head office in China resides in Chaoyang, Beijing. Beijing is the first choice of most foreign companies that invest in China.Till 2009, there are nearly 50,000 foreign companies registered in Beijing including which 26 Fortune Global 500 companies start up their businesses in Beijing. It is the third most in the world behind Tokyo and Paris. Relics Beijingis the culture center of China. It is an epicenter of tradition with the treasures of nearly 2,000 years as the imperial capital still on view-in thefamed Forbidden City, Great Wall and famous religious sites such as LamaTemple, Temple of Heaven (Tiantan). Beijing is also known for its courtyard houses (siheyuan) and alleys (hutong). Chronicle of Events In 2008, Beijing hosted the Summer Olympic Games. It was well ...
Toronto’s city council is once again mulling over a bid for the summer Olympic games.
Host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games -- that's the prize awaiting one of the three candidate cities, Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spai...
BLACK HISTORY ALL DAY EVERY DAY! First African Americans in the Olympics With the 2012 Olympics ready to come to an end, I would like to celebrate those African Americans who have set the stage for Gabby, Serena, Cullen, and all the brothers and sisters who have participated in this year’s Summer Olympic Games. When you think of the African American legacy in Olympic history, names such as Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, and Bob Beamon come to mind. Even those athletes of great accomplishments were preceded by athletes whose names are seldom heard. So, I would like to bring those great people and their accomplishments back into the light. Louise Stokes and Tydia Pickett were the 1st African American women to be part of a USA Olympic Team. Both ladies qualified for the 1932 team for the Los Angeles Olympics. Neither lady was allowed to participate on the track because of the color of their skin, even though the games were held in their own country. Tydia Pickett also qualified in the 1936 Olympics in Berl .. ...
Pin trading dates back to the 1896 Summer Olympic Games. Knott’s pin series features events, rides, and characters that are uniquely Knott’s. Start collecting today!
With QM just around the corner I thought it would be a good time to share a story I read In Joel Olstein's recent book Break Out! "Bill Havens, a rower who had been favored to win at least one gold medal in the 1924 Summer Olympic games in Paris, France. But his wife became pregnant, and her due date was at the exact time as the Olympic games. He missed the Olympics, but he was there when his son Frank, was born. As the years passed, the father and son grew close. In 1952 Frank Haven's qualified for the summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He went over and competed. One day, Bill Havens received a telegram. It said "Dear Dad, thanks for waiting around for me to be born. I'm coming home 28 years later with your Olympic gold medal." Frank won the gold medal. Then he returned home and presented to his father, after so many years of thinking it would never happen." Dreams always have the ability to come true, often greater than what we originally imagined. Keep your focus and always remember your pot ...
Endurance and control are the watchwords in this cross country equestrian event from the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
The carcinogenic assault from grilling and driving - New Compounds Discovered That Are Hundreds of Times More Mutagenic Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions -- such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat -- that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens. These compounds were not previously known to exist, and raise additional concerns about the health impacts of heavily-polluted urban air or dietary exposure. It's not yet been determined in what level the compounds might be present, and no health standards now exist for them. The findings were published in December in Environmental Science and Technology, a professional journal. The compounds were identified in laboratory experiments that mimic the type of conditions which might be found from the combustion and exhaust in cars and trucks, or the grilling of meat over a flame. "Some of the compounds that we've di ...
A hostage-taking mass murder of Israeli Athletes by the Palestinian terrorist group, Black September with the help of German neo-nazis encountered in 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich on force demand on release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israel prison.( Big credit to Fijian Capt. Laisenia, thank you so much for info,docs)
STAT OF THE WEEK The first Olympics to award Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals were the Summer Olympic Games in St. Louis, USA in 1904
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Since 1948,the summer Olympic games have been held every how many years...?.?
January 02, 1970 Clifton Reginald Wharton ~ becomes 14th president of Michigan State University 1915 John Hope Franklin ~ (historian) born 1831 William Lloyd Garrison ~ begins publishing The Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper 1968 Cuba M. Gooding, Jr., actor, was born in The Bronx, New York. Gooding’s first job as a professional entertainer was as a breakdancer at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California. His first major acting role was in “Boyz n the Hood” (1991).
Witness great speeds from the women in the 200M athletics event at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes featured in this video : OTTEY-PAGE ...
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games were held in what city?
Kerala PSC Female Warden Exam Solved Question paper Solved Question paper of Female Warden, SC Development Examination conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission. 1. State in India having the longest coast line? Answer: Gujarat 2. Which article of the constitution abolishes untouchability? Answer: Article 17 3. Which acid is present in lemon? Answer: citric acid 4. Fool’s gold is? Answer: Iron Pyrites 5. The red colour of Mars is due to? Answer: Ferric Oxide 6. The most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? Answer: Aluminium 7. The Right to property is a . right. Answer: Legal 8. The first Indian who won two Oscar Awards for music: Answer: A.R. Rahman 9. The proposed Venue for the summer Olympic Games 2016? Answer: Rio De Janeiro 10. The World Heart day is observed on: Answer: World Heart Day is globally held on the last Sunday of September each year. Download this Female Warden Examination Solved Question paper in PDF file from:
THE TRUTH AT LAST ! FUKUSHIMA HAS POISONED THE PACIFIC FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS OF DELAYS AND DENIAL INTERNATIONAL ACTION MAY FINALLY FOLLOW JAPAN'S PRIME MINISTER TELLING THE TRUTH ... On Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan is finally open to receiving global aid to contain the ever-growing disaster at Fukushima, where radioactive water leaks continue to contaminate the Pacific Ocean’s ecosystem, and thus, the entire world’s food supply. "We are wide open to receive the most advanced knowledge from overseas to contain the problem," Abe said, in English, to open a conference on energy and the environment at an international science forum in Kyoto. “My country needs your knowledge and expertise.” THIS IS A WELCOME MOMENT OF TRUTH HIS PREVIOUS STATEMENTS ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE SITUATION HAVE BEEN FACE-SAVING AND VERY DANGEROUS LIES !!! " Abe has many times attempted to assuage national and international concerns. After Tokyo was named host in early September for the Summer Olympic Game ...
Enra - Fuma Multimedia dance performance to celebrate Tokyo's selection as the venue for the 2020 Summer Olympic games.
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