Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-15 of 15 items for:

Olympic Games x Contemporary History (Post 1945) x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

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

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

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...

See overview in Oxford Index

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...

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,...

See overview in Oxford Index

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,...

See overview in Oxford Index

Mark Andrew Spitz

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

(1950– )

US swimmer, winner of seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics and holder of twenty-seven world records for freestyle and butterfly (1967–72).

Spitz began...

See overview in Oxford Index

Roh Tae Woo

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

(b. 4 Dec. 1932).

President of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) 1988–93 Born in Talsong, North Kyongsang province, he enlisted in the South Korean army, graduating from its...

See overview in Oxford Index

Luis Echeverría Álvarez

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

(b. 17 Jan. 1922).

President of Mexico 1970–6

A professor of jurisprudence, he was general secretary of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido...

See overview in Oxford Index

Sir Peter Markham Scott

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

British naturalist and painter who made a major contribution to nature conservation, in particular by founding the Wildfowl Trust (subsequently renamed the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) in...

See overview in Oxford Index

Munich Olympic killings (5 Sept. 1972)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; 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...

Johnny Weissmuller

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1904–84)

A US champion swimmer at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games, who acted in Hollywood films in the role of Tarzan. Weismuller's switch of professions represented the rise of...

See overview in Oxford Index