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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

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

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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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.

Olympics in Britain

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 86 words.

The Olympic Games have been hosted in London three times: in 1908, 1948 (delayed from 1944 because of the *...

Olympics in Britain

in The Oxford Companion to British History

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 123 words.

The Olympic Games have been hosted in London three times: in 1908, 1948 (delayed from 1944 because of the

Matchless Six

Colin Howell.

in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 203 words.

Before the First World War the Olympic Games were exclusive competitions, reserved for the most part for the ‘gentleman’ athlete.

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

Frank Romero

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 1941),

artist. In 1984, Frank Romero was commissioned to create a mural celebrating the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. His Going to the Olympics, images of jalopies, classic...

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 3 March 1962), athlete.

As she ran a victory lap at the 1992 Summer Olympic games, the tall Illinois native was told by Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, “You’re ...

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Horse Racing.

John Dizikes.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 532 words.

With a history extending from ancient Egypt, the Grecian Olympic Games, and Roman chariot races through medieval and early-modern Europe,

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; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History. 2610 words.

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

Francis Joseph Edmund ‘Frank’ Beaurepaire

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1891–1956)

was a swimmer who won numerous local and international titles, held 15 world records, and swam in three Olympic Games at which he won six medals, but never a ...

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Alice Coachman

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 9 November 1923), the first African American woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Today, when black women dominate track-and-field events, it is difficult to...

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Harry Edwards

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 22 November 1942),

organizer of protests by black U.S. athletes at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. As a young activist at San Jose State University, Harry Edwards ...

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Gail Devers

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 19 November 1966), world-class track and field athlete.

Named the “World’s Fastest Woman” after winning the gold medal for the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympic Games in...

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Matchless Six

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Before the First World War the Olympic Games were exclusive competitions, reserved for the most part for the ‘gentleman’ athlete. Women competed in international competitions only in a...

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wrestling

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft.

in A Dictionary of British History

P ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 85 words.

is one of the oldest sports in the world and has always had a large number of local and national variants. It was included in the Olympic Games in ...

Devers, Gail (born 1966), Track and Field Athlete

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Named the “World's Fastest Woman” after winning the gold medal for the 100-meter dash at the 1992 Olympic Games in