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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

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 160 words.

World's major international athletic competition, held in two segments: the Summer Games and the Winter Games. Since 1992 the games

Redgrave, Sir Steven (1962)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 49 words.

oarsman. Redgrave won five gold medals at consecutive Olympic Games - the first athlete to achieve such a feat in

Paralympic Games

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 48 words.

Sports meeting run every four years in parallel with the Olympic Games, and in which all competitors are physically

Olympia

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 69 words.

Area in s Greece, the site of an ancient sanctuary and of the original Olympic Games. Buried by earthquakes

cycling

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 56 words.

Sport for individuals and teams competing on bicycles. Now a regular event at the Olympic Games, cycle racing first

Blankers-Koen, Fanny (1918–2004)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 105 words.

b. Francina Elsje Koen. At the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England she became the first woman to win

rowing

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 76 words.

Using oars to propel a boat; a leisure activity and a sport. It was unofficially included in the Olympic Games

Coe, Sebastian Newbold, Lord Coe (1956)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 62 words.

In the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, he won gold medals in the 1500m and silver medals in the 800m.

Gunnell, Sally Janet Jane (1966)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 62 words.

In the 1992 Olympic Games, Gunnell captained the British women's team, and won a gold medal in the 400m hurdles.

Christie, Linford (1960)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 56 words.

He captained the British men's team at the 1992 Olympic Games and won the 100m gold medal. He repeated this