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How Does The Olympic Torch Relay

How does the Olympic torch relay

September 29, 2013 in the Greek Olympia started the torch relay that precedes the beginning of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi. October 5 at Athens fire will be given of the Russian delegation, which will take him to Moscow, and then the journey of the torch will pass already in the territory of Russia.…

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Summer Olympic Sports: Tennis

Summer Olympic sports: tennis

The predecessor of modern tennis was lawn tennis, the rules for which were developed in 1858 in England. At the same time, the first court was established. The program of the Olympic Games tennis was included in 1896. However, from 1924 to 1988 in the competition format competition in the sport have not been conducted.

The competitions…

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How Did The 1928 Olympics In St. Moritz

How did the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz

Second Winter Olympic Games in 1928 were held in St. Moritz (Switzerland) from 11 to 19 February. Candidates for the Games were Enelberg, Davos and St. Moritz. The last election was due to the presence in this place of good ski slopes.

At the Winter Olympics in 1928 was attended by 25 countries,…

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Summer Olympics 1996 Atlanta

Summer Olympics 1996 Atlanta

1996 was the year of the 100th anniversary of the I Olympic Games, so many viewed Athens as the main challenger of voting for choosing the capital of the Olympics. However XXVI Summer Olympic Games held in Atlanta (Georgia, USA). Since the Olympics was the anniversary, it became known as the 100-year-old Olympic Games.

The grand opening…

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Winter Olympic Sports: Ski Jumping

Winter Olympic sports: ski jumping

Jumping on the ski-equipped jumps are included in the program of Nordic Combined, and act as an independent sport. Homeland jumping is considered to be Norway, where already in 1840 held similar competitions.

First skiers jumped from natural ledges on the mountain slopes, and later - with a specially constructed structures. The length of the flight…

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Summer Olympic Sports: Rowing Slalom

Summer Olympic sports: rowing slalom

Slalom - race on the rapid flow of water, in which the athletes have to go through all the gates, established by the organizers. Competition for use as rivers, canals and artificial, in which the flow rate is not less than 2 m / s.

Slalom first appeared at the Olympics in Western Europe in 1972.…

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What To Do In London For The Summer 2012 Olympics

What to do in London for the summer 2012 Olympics

Summer Olympic Games in 2012 will be the anniversary and will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August. United Kingdom will host the Olympics for the third time. Preparations for the event started a long time and became the most expensive in history.

The candidacy of London on…

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Summer Olympic Sports: Fencing

Summer Olympic sports: Fencing

Competitions on fencing saber and foil are included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1896. In 1900, to the existing disciplines added the contest with swords. Women began to participate in fencing at the Olympics in 1924.

To conduct combat fencers need a track length of 14 m and a width of 1.5 to…

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Summer Olympic Sports: Dressage

Summer Olympic sports: dressage

Dressage is called the form of equestrian sport (the highest riding school). This competition in the art of horse management in different gaits, it occurs at the site of 20x40 or 20x60 m for 5-12 minutes. Dressage is included in the program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1912, and in the world championships since 1966.

At…

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How Did The Olympic Games 1988 In Calgary

How did the Olympic Games 1988 in Calgary

The Canadian city of Calgary was chosen as the capital of the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988. This right was given to him is not easy - the city of three applied for. Competitors Canada's last fight was Italy and Sweden.

Calgary ordered by time and investments are very well, the biggest…

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Where Were The Summer Olympic Games In 1988

Where were the Summer Olympic Games in 1988

In 1988, the Summer Olympics took the South Korean Seoul. These Games were record-breaking in many ways: in the number of participating countries, athletes, coaches, journalists, raffled prizes, the security services and the number of viewers. Do not they cost and without scandals.

Summer Olympics 24-E of the account began in Seoul in…

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How Will Take Place The Opening Of The Olympic Games In London

How will take place the opening of the Olympic Games in London

At the end of July in London will start the jubilee XXX Summer Olympic Games. While fans eagerly await the start of the competition, the organizers of the 2012 Olympics last rehearsals conducted the opening ceremony of the Games. Despite the fact that the training is held in the…

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During That Meets Ioc

During that meets IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) - an international non-governmental organization that was established June 23, 1894 on the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin. The object of the IOC is to lead the international Olympic movement and the development of the sport worldwide. Regulating the activities of the IOC Olympic Charter, which is declared and the area of…

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Why Is Part Of The Country Refused To Participate In The Moscow Olympics In 1980

Why is part of the country refused to participate in the Moscow Olympics in 1980

Summer Olympics, held in 1980, took place in the capital of the Soviet Union from 19 July to 3 August. These 22 th in a row games are unique, since they first took place in Eastern Europe, and even in a socialist country. In addition, a…

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What Happened At The Olympics In Munich In 1972

What happened at the Olympics in Munich in 1972

Summer Olympic Games in 1972 were held in the German city of Munich - the capital of Bavaria, in southern Germany. In the six years that have passed since the choice of this city of the Olympics venue, Games organizers did a great job.

The accomplishment of Munich invested huge funds to…

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What Are The Chances Of The Russian Team At The Olympics In London

What are the chances of the Russian team at the Olympics in London

After a few days in the capital of Great Britain opened the 30th Summer Olympic Games. Many athletes from all over the earth will be competing for awards in this prestigious competition. Among them are Russians.

The national team of the USSR, which was the successor of the…

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The Most Successful Olympics For The Ussr National Team

The most successful Olympics for the USSR national team

The most successful Olympics for the USSR national team can be determined based on the percentage of gold medals from the total number of sets played out. This relative value more accurately reflects the successes of Soviet sport, than the absolute, because the number of medals enacted changed over the years. A…

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How Was The Sydney Olympics In 2000

How was the Sydney Olympics in 2000

In Sydney in 2000, 15 September - 1 October were XXVII Summer Olympic Games. For the right to host the games Australia competed with Great Britain, Germany, Turkey and China.

The opening ceremony at the stadium Australia Stadium September 15, 2000 was held in front of 110,000 spectators. The main motifs of colorful representation…

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How Did The Olympic Games In Moscow

How did the Olympic Games in Moscow

In 1980, there was a unique sports and political event - the capital of the Olympic Games Moscow became the first city in the socialist state, speaking in his capacity as such. However, such a decision of the International Olympic Committee angered political opponents of the USSR.

Ideas for the Olympics in Moscow, there…

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The History Of The Olympic Torch

The history of the Olympic torch

The tradition to light the Olympic flame from the torch, which swept across continents, was born in Germany. Olympic torch came up with Dim Karl, who was the Secretary General of the Committee of the Olympic Games held in Berlin in 1936.

The famous sculptor Walter Lemke created the first draft of the Olympic torch.…

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