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Olympics

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Originally known as the Challengers, this adaptable vocal group, Walter ‘Sleepy’ Ward (b. 28 August 1940, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, d. 11 December 2006, Northridge, California, USA; lead),...

See overview in Oxford Index

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 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2592 words.

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

Olympic

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

• priapic • aspic • epic • philippic, prototypic, stereotypic • Olympic • nitpick • ectopic, gyroscopic, heliotropic,

Olympic

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 41 words.

• priapic • aspic • epic • philippic, prototypic, stereotypic • Olympic • nitpick • ectopic, gyroscopic, heliotropic,

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

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 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2585 words.

The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. From modest beginnings, the Olympics, which now consist of winter games and summer games held every four...

Buckley's Olympic

Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 8 words.

New York, see OLYMPIC THEATRE 3.

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 Museum

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 197 words.

A museum established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the Olympic movement. It was opened in ...

Olympics, Summer

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 5063 words.

In 1894 the Olympic Congress in Paris re-established and reorganized the Olympic Games according to the demands of modern times. Athens hosted the first modern Olympic Games in...

Olympic Resistance

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1395 words.

Resistance to the Olympic Games has been in evidence throughout the twentieth century and continues into the twenty-first. Alternative sporting and cultural festivals organized...

Olympics, 2012

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3087 words.

The 2012 Summer Olympics took place in London for the third time in modern Olympic history. London planned a major rebuilding of the long-neglected area of east London and...

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 Theatre

Michael R. Booth.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 153 words.

A London playhouse off the Strand. The first theatre on the site, the Olympic Pavilion, was built and opened by

Olympic Games

Allen Guttmann.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1803 words.

Pierre de Coubertin created the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894 and summoned the world's youth to participate

Olympic Museum

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A museum established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the Olympic movement. It was opened in 1993, a long-term project of the...

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Special Olympics

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1883 words.

The Special Olympics is an organization designed to encourage children (age eight and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities to train and participate in over thirty...