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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

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin.

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Geography. 130 words.

An international festival of *sport held every four years. Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics feature different sports and are staggered such that one follows the other at two-year...

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 (2008)

Chris Ogden.

in A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chinese Politics. 103 words.

The Olympic Games are the world’s leading sporting event. They were hosted by China in 2008 as a major *...

Olympic Games—History

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

January 2009; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 3787 words.

Although a Chinese educator introduced the idea and ideals of the Olympic Games to his country in 1908 , China’s participation in the Olympics didn’t...

Olympic Games, Winter

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A multi-sport event for winter sports, held every four years under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The first Winter Games was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924,...

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Media Change at the Olympic Games

Andy Miah.

in Sport 2.0

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 10096 words.

This chapter examines the history of media change at the Olympic Games. It shows how how the expansion of the mega-event media industries has led to greater exclusivism over reporting...

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Neighborhood impacts of Atlanta's Olympic Games

Harvey K. Newman.

in Community Development Journal

April 1999; p ublished online April 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Public Policy; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Development Planning and Policy. 0 words.

Mega-events such as the Olympic Games offer cities the opportunity to attract economic development and to market themselves on a global scale. Decisions made by business and public leaders...

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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

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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The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Olympic Games

Toby C. Rider.

in Cold War Games

May 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 8906 words.

This chapter considers the politics of the Olympic Games. The international sporting system, within which the Olympics reside, had emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a...

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Olympic Games of 2008

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

January 2009; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 1911 words.

The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was China’s first chance to host the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza. It provided an opportunity for China...

‘They used Americana, all painted and polished, to make the enormous impression they did’: selling the Reagan revolution through the 1984 Olympic Games1

Umberto Tulli.

in Sport and diplomacy

September 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9257 words.

The chapter aims at investigating the role of the Reagan administration in organizing the Games. Contrary to previous understanding, which tend to dismiss federal government involvment in...

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Asian Games

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

January 2009; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 633 words.

The Asian Games bring together athletes from Asian and Middle Eastern nations every four years to compete in conventional Olympic sports, as well as traditional regional and...

LIU Xiang (b. 1983)

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

January 2009; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 890 words.

Champion hurdler Liu Xiang was the first Chinese man to earn a gold medal in an Olympics track event, winning the 100-meter hurdles at thenull...

Paralympics

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An international athletic competition for disabled athletes, modelled on the Olympic Games, established during the 1950s. The name comes from a blend of paraplegic and Olympics.

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diaulos

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

The race at the ancient Greek Olympic Games of a duration of two lengths of the stadium, seen as roughly similar to the modern 400-metre race. See also Olympic Games, ancient.

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Friermood, Harold T. (1902–99)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 77 words.

He was instrumental in getting volleyball accepted into the Olympic Games for the first time in 1964. The US

Chukharin, Viktor Ivanovich (1921–84)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 53 words.

He won the combined exercises gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games and the 1954 world championships, collecting

Radmilovic, Paulo Francesco (1886–1968)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 77 words.

He competed in five Olympics (1908 to 1928) and also the 1906 interim Games in Athens. He won

Allen, Richard James (1902–69)

Stuart George.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Sports Personalities

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 31 words.

He was an outstanding goalkeeper and conceded only two goals throughout the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Olympic Games.