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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...

See overview in Oxford Index

Olympic Games

Yves Laberge.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1011 words.

[This entry consists of two subentries, an overview and a discussion of the Olympic Games in East Asia.]

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 162 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 195 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 195 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael

Olympic Games

Anthony J. Barker.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 1197 words.

Although there were no water sports in the ancient Olympic Games, they have played an increasingly important role in the

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 171 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

I just blew my mind. And I blew

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 204 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

When I competed, no one ever thought it

Olympic Games

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 229 words.

Citius, altius, fortius.

Swifter, higher, stronger.

Anonymous

motto of the Olympic Games

When I competed, no one ever thought it

Olympic Games

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 303 words.

Athletics contests as elements of pagan religious *festivals were widespread in the ancient world, but the Olympic Games held at the sanctuary of ...

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...

Olympic Games and Amateur Sports, Participation in

Pam Gill-Fisher.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1578 words.

The history of black women's participation in the modern Olympics is one of struggle and discrimination. The founders of the modern Olympics in 1896 had no intention of women—white or...

Olympic Games

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 256 words.

They were held in the sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia, once every four years in August or September. They honoured Zeus, and were said to commemorate the victory of ...

Olympic Games

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 189 words.

The modern games, a revival of the ancient Greek festival held every four years at Olympia, were organized in 1896

Olympic Games

Xu Guoqi.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 722 words.

Olympic Games

Graeme Davison.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 1384 words.

have played a growing role in projecting Australia's national identity to the world. Since the nineteenth century, when sporting achievement

Olympic games

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 4 words.

Olympic Games

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 99 words.

an ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc...

Olympic Games

Allen Guttmann.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1803 words.

Pierre de Coubertin created the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894 and summoned the world's youth to participate

Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Regional and National History.

Have played a growing role in projecting Australia's national identity to the world. Since the nineteenth century, when sporting achievement first became a measure of national prowess,...

See overview in Oxford Index