There is no set criteria in deciding which sports shall be featured at the Olympic Games, save for the initial requirement that a sport must be governed by an international sporting organization (i.e. FIFA for soccer, FIBA for basketball) that is recognized by the International Olympic C…
In 1900 it became a demonstration sport in the Olympics, but it
became a medal sport in 1908.
The most well known rowing event at the Olympic games involves the eight (8+) rowing shell. This shell is very fast with eight oarsmen producing a huge amount of power propelling this 65-foot boat.
The benefits of hosting the Olympic Games are:
- increased employment - lots of workers needed for construction of
- increased tourism - the host nation is put on show to all the
- better infrastructure - transport, security etc. are all improved
- feel-good factor across t…
Olympic sportsIn order to be considered as an Olympic sport, a sport must first be practiced by men in at least 75 countries and four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and three continents.However in order to become a full olympic sport, the sport in question must have a governing In…
From the IOC:The IOC establishes the programme of the Olympic Games, which only includes Olympic Sports. 1 Olympic Sports included in the Programme of the Olympic Games 1.1 To be included in the programme of the Olympic Games, an Olympic sport must conform to the following criteria: 1.1.1 only sport…
The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. They Began as a
religious festival of the god Zeus and were held every 4 years.
They were held in a valley of Ancient Greece called Olympia. That
is how they came to be called the Olympics. The only event held was
a foot race, they raced the length of the…
Greece will go first and last.
Greece will come in first and last - the flag will be carried into the stadium first, and the team will come meanie bobini
The Olympians as they were known were the twelve Gods and Goddesses associated with the Olympics.They were:Aphrodite the Goddess of loveApollo the God of the SunAres the God of WarArtemis the Goddess of the MoonAthena the Goddess of WisdomDemeter the Goddess of FertilityDionysus the God of TheatreHe…
A new stadium was built for the 2004 Olympics
Depends on the individual or the sport in question:Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards came last in his event at the Ski jumping in the late 1980's and become something of a national hero (Great Britain does very poorly at Alpine events - but then we have very little snow in the right places), and benefited f…
In the original Olympics, the Marathon was the most prestigious competition.
In the Modern Olympics, the 100m track and field...hence Usain Bolt shocked the world
Wrestling, boxing, all-in fighting (pan kration), running, javelin
throwing, discus, horse racing.
Sports promoted fitness and stamina and a desire to achieve
greatness, and so were of social benefit. They were held in Greek
cities as a part of religious festivals to honour the gods. Some
were much more widely attended than others, gaining inter-city
repute throughout the Greek world, and came to…
Yes. In gymnastics, the athlete must be 16 to compete in the Olympics..or turning 16 in that year. Before 1996, however, the minimum age was 15. The reason for this is because the IOC don't want (mostly) young girls to get injured at such a young age and injured during the aging process of younng te…
a wreath of garland
Countries do not "host" the Olympic Games. Cities are selected as hosts of the Games.
1896- Athens, Greece
1900- Paris, France
1904- St. Louis, United States
1908- London, England
1912- Stockhom, Sweden
1920- Antwerp, Belgium
1924- Paris, France
1928- Amsterdam, Netherl…
Track & Field events have the most participants. Track and field has the largest venue and the most viewers. The 100 meter sprint is the most prestigious event in the sport.
Football (aka soccer) is the worlds most popular sport but Olympic football is limited to players under age 25 in effort …
In terms of numbers watching - the athletics is by far the largest - however this is due to the size of the stadium and also several events are on the go at any one time in the athletics disciplines. So while athletics as a general discipline is the most popular, the single most popular event is har…
For people competing in and watching these sports they must be
very popular. If a nation excels in one sport it is very popular
for its people.
The sport must be practiced by men in at least 75 countries and four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and three continents. The sport in question must have a governing International Federation in order for the IOC to officially recognize them as a sport. The governing body has to…
Every four years. This applies for both the summer and winter Olympic games. The summer and winter Olympics are held two years apart from each other.
According to the CIA Worldbook there are 192 independent states and
70 dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and other
miscellaneous entities. The IOC recognizes 201 national Olympic
committees (NOC) so there is a difference of 61 between the two
figures. However the 201 NOC's are spread onto …
Since the Athens games have more participating teams than the UN has members, it is a truly global event. To be sure, many small countries are only represented by one or two athletes with no realistic chance to win a medal, but their presence -- proudly announced in the Opening Ceremony, highly visi…
Not certain on the exact answer, but back in the 1952 Oslo Olympics a flame was lit in the town of Morgedal, Norway (the Nordic flame). It was this flame that lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. This event also occurred prior to the 1980 Olympics (Lake Placid) and also before the 1…
It was certainly used as part of an Olympic advertising campaign, but the actual origins are somewhat unsure.
It was a part of Nike's ad before the Olympics.
what sports is Tonga competing in the commonwealth games in 2006?
There are two levels where the participation process is different: International level - In order to participate in the Olympics an individual competitor must be from a country with a recognized National Olympic Committee (the IOC formally recognizes 201 national committees). Individual Competitor…
2004 Olympics Slogan The slogan is =olympica na greaco ,which means the great challenge
New The slogan for the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens was "Welcome Home"
The last summer Olympic games were held in Beijing, China in 2008.
It depends on 2 factors:
1) The Winter or Summer Game 2) Geographical Factor
The reason for the first factor is obvious. If you are talking about a summer game, it is likely to be in summer of the locality (usually July or August). However, if the location of the summer game is in the Southern Hemi…
The International Olympic Committee does not award cash prizes to the winners. Many countries, however, do offer cash prizes and other incentives to medalists. In 2012, American competitors who won Olympic medals were rewarded in cash by the US Olympic Committee. Gold medal winners received $25,000…
The first Portuguese athlete to compete in the Olympics was Francisco Lázaro, who took part in the Marathon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Sadly, he died after the race as he had smeared his body in oils and grease to, in his opinion, protect from the sun, which prevented the skin from breathi…
There are 202 countries in the world and in Athens 2004, all 202 countries entered teams for the first time ever.Men and wemen are allowed to compete in all the events that are performed during the olympics.
Depends on what the question refers to:The longest "running" event is the Marathon, but the longest event in terms of distance in the athletics is the Mens 50 kilometre walk (but you certainly aren't allowed to run in that).Alternatively there are a whole series of events that have been included in …
They expect approximately 9-10000 atheletes.
According to the International Olympic Committee website, the Olympics are held every four years to respect the origins of the Ancient Olympics which were held every four years.An Olympiad is four years in length and this is the length of time chosen to be between the Olympics in both the modern a…
Countries Participating in the 2004 Olympics
There were 202 countries competing in Athens:
Afghanistan (suspended in 2000) Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Ben…
ANSWERSwitzerland, France & Great Britain. !)The correct answer is actually Greece , Great Britain and AustraliaAlthough Great Britain barely participated in 1904, as the only "British" athletes were Irish.
Yes. See this list of countries participating in the 2004 Olympics.
In addition to Tuvalu, I found another one: Kiribati (also a Pacific island nation).
Also, I couldn't find any entry for the Vatican City State.
The UN has 191 full members. The US recognizes those 191 plus Vatican City as nations. Only the Vatican and two others, both in the Pacific, Tuva…
The Olympic Games were suspended during the World Wars (in 1916, 1940 and 1944). They also were discontinued for many years between the ancient Olympics and the modern Olympics, which began in 1896.
No.. they did not qualify... Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay are representing south America
(Summer up to 2012 and Winter Olympics up to 2014)
Summer Olympic Games
1896 - Athens - Greece
1900 - Paris - France
1904 - St. Louis - USA
1908 - London - England
1912 - Stockholm - Sweden
1920 - Antwerp - Belgium
1924 - Paris - France
1928 - Amsterdam - Holland
1932 - Los Angeles - USA
1936 - Be…
The olympic motto in Latin is "Citius, Altius, Fortius" - which translates in English as "Swifter, Higher, Stronger"Citius - Altius - Fortius. which means swifter, higher, stronger
Australia, Switzerland, France, Great Britain and Greece have been represented at all Summer Olympics. France, Great Britain and Switzerland are the only countries to participate at every Winter Olympics.So three countries have been to every Olympics in the modern era - France, Great Britain and Swi…
16 days. This does not include the pre-days and post days.
16 days the 16th day is the closin ceromonies
1,001 days in a century? The Olympics held every 4 yrs. 4X25=100yrs.... 25X16=400days in 100yrs
16 because on the first day they have the opening ceromony then on the 16th…
The 2012 Summer Games are due to be held in London, England. The 2014 Winter Games are scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia.
There will be 300 events in 26 sports at the 2012 Olympics.
If you look hard enough, you can probably find a former olympic athelete living near you, after all, thousands of people have competed in the Olympics at some point.--Answer- write or Google the U.S.O.C, that is the united states olympic committee and see if they can help you.
Yes. She competes for Auburn University, and has won a Silver and Bronze medal for swimming, in the 2004 Olympics. These are Zimbabwe's 2nd and 3rd medals ever. The first was for field hockey, in 1980 (a boycotted Olympics).
Her events were:
In 2004, more than 3,600 people carried the torch all over the world. They covered 48,500 miles in 78 days. The torch was transported by air, across seas, by car, bicycle, motorcycle and wheelchair.
I believe that you can find the answers at the website I have listed below. Most of the answers correspond to the answers that I found at other cites. ! http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/athens2004/athleteslname=all&country=atg&sport=all
The host countries enters first.
No. Palestine first competed in 1996.
COuntries enter in alphabetical order of the name of the countries, accordiing to the name as spelled by the host country. The language and alphabet of the host country is also used. Greece enteres first, and the host country enters last, irregardless of the alphabetization. In 2004, with Greece ho…
THe order used is that of the Grecian alphabet, that of the host nation. This moves St. Lucia and Egypt to the to.
I believe we had 512 Athletes.
SUMMER : archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, boxing, canoeing (and Kyaking), cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon, volleyb…
Lebanon's National Olympic Committee sent 8 athletes to the 2004 Games in Athens.
nineteenhoundreds in Paris
Several companies have developed specialized tracking systems for collecting real-time data from different types of sports. These tracking systems are now used by broadcasters to add graphics elements that are "registered" or"locked on" to the video. An early example is the Sportvision's FoxTrack ho…
According to Outsports, there are 11. The 11 are: Robert Dover (American equestrian rider), Guenter Seidel (an American on the equestrian team), Carl Hester (British dressage team), Blyth Tait (champion New Zealand horseman), Rob Newton (British hurdler); tennis players Amelie Mauresmo, Conchita Mar…
15 years(normal Olympics), 17 years in winter Olympics(a top
Japanese figure skater who was 16, turning 17 after the winter
olypmics, was not allowed to join.)
for almost maybe 12 years:o
Sporting Events in the OlympicsIn 2004 there was bobsled, snowboarding, hockey, skiing and speed skating,tea bagging,nut sack race,mum toy change. oyu got trolled
From the ZipZap France web page.
"It [French] is also the official language of the Olympic Games in honour of Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics."
The IOC has two offica…
First Asian Olympic Host
1940 summer Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan. Cancelled due to WWII
1940 winter Olympic games held in Sapparo Japan. Cancelled due to WWII
1964 summer Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan.
1972 winter Olympic games held in Sapparo, Japan.
21 running events at the morden Olympics
At the closing of each Olympics, the host city passes the responsibility to the next host city (i.e. Athens will pass the Olympic flag to representives from Beijing). At this time, the president of the IOC will verbally invite the countries of the World to re-assemble in the new host city in four ye…
Olympic Fanfare and Theme BY John Williams
The following events will be contested at the 2008 Games:
Archery Athletics Badminton Baseball Basketball Boxing Canoeing Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Football/Soccer Gymnastics Handball Judo Modern pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Softball Swimming Synchro…
I have no idea but i know there are about 6 million people living in Togo if that helps at all. (2010)
According to Olympic tradition, the athletes from Greece are the first to enter the stadium and the athletes from the host country are the last to enter the stadium.
The answer to this question can also be found here: How do the Olympics make the flag images appear in the swimming pool It's done just like with Football games. The technology we have today is awesome, huh?
It is video overlapping. It was used for the Sydney games as well.
Last Ancient Olympics385 was the last recorded games but it is probable that the last games were in 393 (despite some speculation that the games were held for about 30 years after this date). The games were almost certainly banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who abolished the Games, as …
Women played no part in the Ancient Games as they were not allowed
to even watch the games, let alone take part. The reason behind
this is due to the fact that Olympia was dedicated to Zeus and was
therefore a sacred area for men. The chariot races (introduced in
later games) were held outside the s…
Romania, the village of Ktunsk, sixty mile from the Northern border.
She currently lives in Norman Oklahoma.
4 Summer Olympics 1904 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA-S1932 - Los Angeles, California, USA-S1984 - Los Angeles, California, USA-S1996 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA-S
Some Olympic sports have age requirements for health and safety
Competition rules of certain international federations cite age
limits as follows:
- Bobsled (minimum of 14 years old)
- Boxing (17-32)
- Diving (minimum of 14)
- Equestrian (16 or older)
- Figure skating (15 by July 1 …
21 African countries boycotted the 1971 (i think that was the year) Olympics because of south africas racist views and new zealand letting the south African rugby tour proceed81 nations participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
The only countries that have been to all Summer Olympics are Australia, Great Britain, France, Switzerland and Greece. Since the first Winter Olympics in 1924 only Switzerland, France and Great Britain have take part in each Winter Games. So three nations have competed at all Summer and Winter Olymp…
randomly they were just picked randomly.
they have a vote to see which venue they are going to use
It has a picture of a person with wings and has greek clothes on.
There were about 300 events.
Jamaica won 5 medals: 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze.Gold: Women's 200 metres, Women's 4x100 metres RelaySilver: Men's 400 metres HurdlesBronze: Women's 100 metres, Women's 4x400 metres Relay
There were either 13 or 14 countries with athletes at the 1896 Olympics. That is because Chile claims to have one athlete that ran in the 100 meter, 400 meter, and 800 meter races. No mention of this athlete appears in any official Olympic report.
The 13 countries that had documented athletes at th…
The Olympic Committee adopted the symbol/flag in 1914, and it was first flown at the 1920 Antwerp Games.
Yes, Puerto Rico has won 6 medals, including one silver. All of the medals were won in boxing.
poland and italy
According to the website of the Dutch olympic committee a total of
188 athletes participated.
They were: Adriana, Sharnol Leonard (Sharnol) Akker, Joan van den
(Joan) Al, Thijs Joris (Thijs) Alten, Wietse Cornelis van (Wietse)
Assendelft, Pascal van (Pascal) Asten, Leopold Leonardus Petronella