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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Olympic Games, Winter

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 410 words.

A multi-sport event for winter sports, held every four years under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The first Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France, in ...

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Olympic Games, modern: history of the Summer Games (1896–2008)

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1276 words.

The simple facts of the growth of the Olympic Games are widely established, in an expanding line-up of events, participants, media personnel, media coverage, and worldwide...

Brookes, William Penny (1809–1895), surgeon and campaigner for the revival of the Olympic games

Helen Clare Cromarty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Surgery. 1167 words.

Brookes, William Penny (1809–1895), surgeon and campaigner for the revival of the Olympic games, was born on 13 August 1809 at 4 Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the first of the...

Olympic Games, ancient

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1147 words.

The ancient Olympics had an extraordinarily long history, from their origins in ancient Greece to the fifth century ad, over a thousand years of sustained organized athletic competition...

Olympic Games, modern (as global cultural event)

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1052 words.

Sociologists and social historians of sport have long recognized the centrality of the Olympics in any historical narrative of the rise and spread of international sport. ...

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Olympics, Summer

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 5063 words.

In 1894 the Olympic Congress in Paris re-established and reorganized the Olympic Games according to the demands of modern times. Athens hosted the first modern Olympic Games in...

Thorpe, Jim

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 259 words.

(1888–1953)

A multi-talented US sportsman, and winner of the Olympic gold medals for pentathlon and *decathlon at the Stockholm Olympic Games in ...

GANEFO

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 104 words.

Games of the New Emerging Forces, a short-lived alternative to the Olympic Games, led by Indonesia in 1962, and at the ...

John Hancock

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 62 words.

A US financial company that, as an established sponsor of the Olympic Games, was a major influence upon the internal reforms of the International Olympic Committee after the revelations of...

Asian Games

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 51 words.

A multi-sport event staged every four years for national teams of athletes, alternating with the Olympic Games, and featuring Olympic disciplines and a wider range of characteristic Asian...

International Olympic Committee

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1426 words.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an instrument of worldwide governance. Since 1894 the IOC has managed and promoted the Olympic Games. The nonprofit,...

modern pentathlon

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 249 words.

A multi-discipline competitive sport, comprising five elements: shooting, fencing, swimming, horse-riding, and cross-country running. The sport was introduced in the Olympic Games programme...

diaulos

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 32 words.

The race at the ancient Greek Olympic Games of a duration of two lengths of the stadium, seen as roughly similar to the modern 400-metre race. ...

Olympia

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 381 words.

A documentary film of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games made by Leni *Riefenstahl under the patronage of the Nazi propaganda chief ...

Olympic Resistance

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1395 words.

Resistance to the Olympic Games has been in evidence throughout the twentieth century and continues into the twenty-first. Alternative sporting and cultural festivals organized...

International Olympic Committee

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1217 words.

Founded in Paris in 1894, by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, the IOC has been responsible for staging the Olympic Games every four years (a period known as an Olympiad) since then,...

Extreme Sports in the Olympics

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3644 words.

An important and mounting issue for the contemporary Olympic Movement is how to remain relevant to younger generations. Cognizant of the diminishing numbers of youth viewers,...

Olympics, 2012

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3087 words.

The 2012 Summer Olympics took place in London for the third time in modern Olympic history. London planned a major rebuilding of the long-neglected area of east London and...

Asian Games

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3128 words.

The Asian Games are the premier multi-sport festival in Asia and the second largest festival (after the Summer Olympics) in the world. They are held every four years in a...

Griffith-Joyner, Florence

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 278 words.

(1960–98)

An African American track-and-field champion, born Florence Delorez Griffith. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Griffith-Joyner rose to prominence at the Olympic Games in...