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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...

See overview in Oxford Index

Olympic Games

Michael Beloff.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 493 words.

The governing instrument of the Olympic Games is the Olympic Charter (the current version of which came into effect on

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

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

Anthony J. Barker.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 1197 words.

Although there were no water sports in the ancient Olympic Games, they have played an increasingly important role in the

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

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 303 words.

Athletics contests as elements of pagan religious *festivals were widespread in the ancient world, but the Olympic Games held at the sanctuary of ...

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...

See overview in Oxford Index

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, Winter

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 410 words.

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 ...

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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, modern: history of the Summer Games (1896–2008)

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1276 words.

The simple facts of the growth of the Olympic Games are widely established, in an expanding line-up of events, participants, media personnel, media coverage, and worldwide...

Olympic Games and Amateur Sports, Participation in

Pam Gill-Fisher.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1578 words.

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...