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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

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

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 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

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

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,...

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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

Participation in Olympic Games and Amateur Sports

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

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 ...

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Olympic Games and Amateur Sports, Participation in

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The history of black women's participation in the modern Olympics is one of struggle and discrimination. The founders of the

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Thomas W. Zeiler.

in The Journal of American History

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 546 words.

Richard Menkis and Harold Troper. More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics.

James W. St.G. Walker.

in The American Historical Review

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 780 words.

Thomas M. Hunt. Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960–2008.

Virginia Berridge.

in The American Historical Review

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 654 words.

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Joyner-Kersee, Jackie

Jane D. Adair and Margaret D. Costa.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1073 words.

As she ran a victory lap at the 1992 Summer Olympic games, the tall Illinois native was told by Olympic

Olympics

Donald Roe.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2592 words.

The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. From modest beginnings, the Olympics,

Olympics, African Americans and the

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1427 words.

The Olympian Games, the forerunner of the Olympic Games, began in ancient Greece in 776 B.C.E. and were held regularly

Hubbard, William DeHart

John A. Lucas.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 596 words.

the first African American to win an individual Olympic Games gold medal, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of

Fredericks, Frankie

Kate Tuttle.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 352 words.

Frankie Fredericks was a talented athlete as a youth, but he never expected to be in the Olympic Games. Until

Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline (born 1962), Track and Field Athlete, Olympic Medalist

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

As she ran a victory lap at the 1992 Summer Olympic games, the tall Illinois native was told by Olympic