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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

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.

Munich Olympic killings (5 Sept. 1972)

Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 74 words.

(5 Sept. 1972)

During the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, Palestinian terrorists from the ‘Black September’ group attacked

World Cup

Geoff Hare.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1254 words.

Alongside the Olympic Games, the men's soccer World Cup is one of the world's major sporting events. First contested in

Tlatelolco Massacre

Eric Zolov.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 703 words.

On 2 October 1968, ten days before Mexico City inaugurated the 1968 Summer Olympics (the first time the Games

Byzantine secular music

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Patronized by the Byzantine court from the 4th century until the empire’s fall (1453) in dramas, pantomimes, ballets, banquets, pagan and political festivals, Olympic games, and court...

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Urban, State, and National Capital

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14968 words.

This chapter begins by discussing how Munich was chosen as the host of the 1972 Olympic Games. It then explores the reasons why Germany would suggest itself as the host of the Olympics....

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Conclusion

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9072 words.

This chapter seeks to draw conclusions about the Germans, their Games, and their changing relationship to triumph and tragedy. It discusses the impact of the terrorist attack on the...

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‘An Olympic victory must not be bought’

Jonathan S. Perry.

in Horkos

January 2008; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3777 words.

This chapter examines the oaths taken by Olympic athletes in ancient Greece, and their relation to a series of actual and alleged Olympic scandals that erupted in the late fifth and fourth...

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The Legacy of Berlin 1936 and the German Past

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15109 words.

This chapter explores the impact of the controversial 1936 Berlin Games on Munich's hosting of the 1972 Olympics. It examines the relationship between the International Olympic Committiee...

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The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

Kay Schiller.

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 368 pages.

The 1972 Munich Olympics—remembered almost exclusively for the devastating terrorist attack on the Israeli team—were intended to showcase the New Germany and replace lingering memories of...

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Munich Olympic killings

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(5 Sept. 1972)

During the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, Palestinian terrorists from the ‘Black September’ group attacked the quarters of the Israeli team in the Games village. Two...

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Munich Olympic killings (5 Sept. 1972)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 77 words.

During the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, Palestinian terrorists from the ‘Black September’ group attacked the quarters of the Israeli team in the Games village. Two Israelis were killed and...

Thucydides, Xenophon, and Lichas

Simon Hornblower.

in Thucydidean Themes

December 2010; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6990 words.

This chapter examines the consequences of one of the most tense and dramatic moments in the history of the ancient Greek Olympic Games: the exclusion of the Spartans from the sanctuary of...

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Sport in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Alan Bairner.

in Ulster Since 1600

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7837 words.

The interplay of politics and sport is a major theme in the social and cultural history of Ulster. The origins of many of the games popular in Ulster today go deep in time. With the rise of...

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A ‘grand stade’ for Paris: stadia, urban planning and the 1924 Olympics

Robert W. Lewis.

in The Stadium Century

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13913 words.

This chapter focuses on the debates over the construction of a monumental, 100,000-person stadium in advance of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The stadium’s advocates argued that it would...

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Daley Thompson

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1958– )

British athlete, whose performances in the decathlon in the 1980s established him as one of the most successful all-round athletes ever.

Born in Notting Hill,...

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Past It at Thirty

James Davidson.

in Patterns of the Past

October 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9819 words.

This chapter focuses on epitēdeumata linked to movement, physicality, and reproduction in ancient Greece. It examines the myth of the chariot-race between Oenomaus and Pelops as a...

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East versus West

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14605 words.

This chapter begins by explaining that the Munich Games might have coincided with the conclusion of Ostopolitik, but they were not a straightforward “Ostopolitik Olympics”. It then notes...

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Linford Christie

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1960– )

Jamaican-born British Olympic sprinter who specialized in the 100-metres event. His many awards include a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics.

Born in St Andrews,...

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