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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

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

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

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 175 words.

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

NZOC

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 42 words.

abbreviation New Zealand Olympic Committee (formerly NZOCGA New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association). 2008 press Maister said the NZOC

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Javelin

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

The planned express train service from St Pancras to the site of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Boland, John Pius (1870–1955)

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 117 words.

He won two gold medals for tennis, singles and doubles, at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens. This event, the

marathon

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

In the modern Olympic Games the marathon race was instituted in 1896, the distance being standardized at 26 miles

Decathlon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 46 words.

An athletic contest in the modern olympic games consisting of ten events: 100 metres race, long jump, shot put, high

Olympiad

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 92 words.

An Olympiad is an old term for a period of four years between Olympic Games (used principally in ancient dating),

Jesse Owens (1913–80)

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.

on winning the 100 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936

attributed

Jesse Owens (1913–80)

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.

on winning the 100 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936

attributed

Olympiad

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 84 words.

An Olympiad is an old term for a period of four years between Olympic Games (used principally in ancient dating),

Heptathlon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 43 words.

An athletic contest encompassing seven different disciplines. As a women’s event in the olympic games it includes the 100-metre hurdles,

marathon

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 135 words.

1 This now familiar word for a long-distance race and, by extension, for any other long-drawn-out test of endurance, was introduced in the first revived Olympic Games at Athens...

Olympiad

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 400 words.

‘In its earliest use (Pindar, Herodotus) it refers to the [Olympic] games themselves or to a victory in the games; only later does it come also to signify the period between celebrations;...