Extractions: In our ongoing Travel Pack series, we've compiled rich lists of books, music, and videos for journeys to distant places. Whether you're off to the Sydney Olympics in September 2000, headed for the Australian Outback, or exploring the Great Barrier Reef, we've got everything from Lonely Planet Australia and Eyewitness Sydney to Bruce Chatwin's remarkable classic, The Songlines Women were forbidden to even attend the ancient Olympics, let alone compete. We made our modern Olympic debut in 1900, when 19 women competed in tennis or in a special Olympic golf tournament. We've come a long way, baby. In Sydney, more than 3,900 women will go for the gold, and several events water polo, weightlifting, modern pentathlon, pole vault, and hammer throw will be open to women for the first time. All eyes will be on Marion Jones as she tries for a record five gold medals and on the
The Unknown Factor In Sport's For the first time in olympic Games history, women will be allowedto compete in the modern pentathlon at the Sydney 2000 olympics. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/marketing/tms/TO92/TO92-ol3.htm
Extractions: the unknown factor in sport's ultimate test Maki Takken, aspiring Australian pentathlete in training at CSUs equine centre in Wagga Wagga. story sally graham photos lee verrall I t is the second-last event in the Olympic pentathlon and competitors anxiously await the start as the quivering of horse flesh beside them seems to imitate the trembling of their own bodies. The pentathletes are about to mount horses they know nothing about, with just 20 minutes to warm up, before tackling double and treble jumps and 10 other obstacles in the showjumping event. Its the least predictable and most challenging of the pentathlon sports. The highly tuned athletes not only rely on their own skills and fitness they are also at the mercy of an unknown element: a horse. The temperament and ability of the horse is an extremely important factor in the competition. The person given the task of selecting horses for the event therefore plays a crucial role. For the Sydney 2000 Olympics, that job is in the hands of Shannon OMeara, who arrived at Charles Sturt Universitys (CSUs) Wagga Wagga Campus in March as Head Trainer. As the official supplier of equine services to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, CSU will accommodate and manage 20 horses to be trained for the Olympic competition at its Equine Centre.
Extractions: ABC Online News: Sports: Modern Pentathlon - History of Modern Pentathlon and results of Australian pentathletes in Olympic Games. All Olympic Sports - Modern Pentathlon - A brief presentation of Modern Pentathlon. Olympics 2000: Modern Pentathlon - News, photos, results, rules, venues, athletes, history, and medals. Summer Olympics 2000 Index - News, schedule, results, history, and medals. Last update: 14:00 PT, Saturday, March 22, 2003
OlympicsHistory Of The Modern Olympic Games in 776 BC The sports were pentathlon (comprised of began in 1896 when the first modernolympic Games were information about the history of the olympic Games. http://www.slb.com/seed/en/watch/olympics/history.htm
Extractions: Athens The Olympic revival began in 1896 when the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece with 245 athletes from 14 nations. Since then, the number of athletes, nations represented and the variety of spots have increased, with over 10,000 competitors from 199 countries participating in the 2000 Games in Sydney Australia. Salt Lake City Winter sports were added the Olympic Games as early as 1908 with figure skating. Ice hockey debuted in 1920. In 1924 the first separate Winter Olympic Games were held in Chaminix, France. Beginning in 1994 the Winter Olympic Games were scheduled to be in different years from the Summer Games, so now there is an Olympic Games every two years, alternating winter and summer.
Texas Almanac - Texas History Abbreviations used in the Sport column are Mod. Penta.=modern pentathlon; Fig. SourceUnited States olympic Committee Olympian, *, Sport, Games**, Medal. http://www.texasalmanac.com/texasolympic.html
Extractions: Texas Olympic Medalists Abbreviations used in the Sport column are: Mod. Penta.=Modern Pentathlon; Fig. Skating-Figure Skating; Sp'd Skating-Speed Skating; Tm Handball-Team Handball; Track-all track and field events except those noted separately. Source: United States Olympic Committee Olympian Sport Games** Medal Acuff, Amy Lynn B Track 1995 USOF S Allen, Chad T Baseball 1996 SOG B Anderson, Terence M. L Shooting 1995 PAG
DRUGS: History For the past 30 years, the International olympic Committee have been fighting alosing battle against drug cheats. One case of alcohol in modern pentathlon. http://www.sjc.uq.edu.au/projects/olympics/Drugs/drugs2.html
Extractions: History Controversy Terrorism Media ... Introduction History Testing Scandals 2000 Games The Drugs Through the Ages... The use of illicit substances have been a bane upon the Olympic Games since the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. Today's athletes are far more sophisticated in the use of drugs to boost performance and in a continual game of cat-and-mouse between drug testers and drug users, the cheats have stayed ahead by finding new methods and products to beat the system. More... Changes in Drug Usage For the past 30 years, the International Olympic Committee have been fighting a losing battle against drug cheats. At every four year cycle, the IOC has reinforced their committment to wipe out unfair competition but has there been a change in drug use over the years or are the athletes just getting smarter? More... The last 30 years of Competition 1968 Mexico City 667 tests One case of alcohol in modern pentathlon 1972 Munich 2079 tests - 7 cases: Amphetamines in weightlifting and judo(2); coramine in cycling (2); ephedrine in basketball, swimming and weightlifting (3). 1976 Montreal 786 tests - 11 cases: Amphetamines in shooting (1); fencamfamine in weigthligting (1); phenylpropanolmine in yachting (1); anabolic steroids in weightlifting (8) and athletics (1).
Extractions: Category Description This category is for sites about the Modern Pentathalon. Modern Pentathlon is a multi-event Olympic sport. The events of Modern Pentathlon include: Pistol Shooting, Epee Fencing, Swimming, Equestrian Show Jumping and Cross Country Running. Modern Pentathlon was first introduced into the Olympic program in 1912.
Feminist Majority Foundation Making olympic history. For the first time in olympic competition, the modern pentathlon,Water Polo, and Weightlifting will include events for women. http://www.feminist.org/sports/olympics2000.html
Extractions: Making Olympic History New York Times At the first modern Olympics in 1896, Melpomene became the first female to compete, although unofficially, in the games. Women have made many advancements in the Olympic games over the past 100 years and it appears that the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia will benefit them more than ever before. Two new sports have been added to the games, increasing the total number of sports to twenty-eight. In addition, Sydney will incorporate more than twenty new women's events into its program. This is twenty more than were seen in the Atlanta games in 1996. For the first time in Olympic competition, the Modern Pentathlon, Water Polo, and Weightlifting will include events for women. Athletic, Aquatic, and Shooting sports are also adding more women's events. Two sports being added to the Olympic agenda are the Triathlon and Mia Hamm (white jersey) battles for the ball during the U.S. womens 2-0 victory over Norway. (USA Today)
Extractions: The History of the Olympics Since the Olympic games go way back to the early Greeks, to do an entire history on one page is a bit overwhelming. So, I'll give you a brief summation of how it all began, and then provide some further links for additional information. So, how and why did it all begin? In ancient Greece, they often combined religious festivals with sporting events, to honor certain gods. The Greeks held the following: The Pythian Games The Olympic Games It was the last one, the Olympics, that were held for the Greek God Zeus and were also the most popular with the people. The first game is said to be held at Olympia, Greece in 776 B.C. and has been held every 4 years since = 1,168 years! Then, Greece came under the rule of the Roman Empire and the Olympic games were declined, to the point where they actually declined in 393 B.C. by the Christian Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, who objected to what he felt were some "pagan rites" associated with the games. In the beginning, the Olympic games were confined to just one day and one event. That event was a footrace that was the length of the stadium. Soon, additional races were added as the popularity grew, as well as discus and javelin throws (tosses), broad jumps, boxing, wrestling, chariot racing and a pentathlon. The pentathlon was composed of 5 different track and field competitions.
NZOC Public Site Official site.Category Sports Events olympics National olympic Committees Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon faced the axe at the IOC Meeting in MexicoCity Charisma was only the second horse in olympic history to score a double http://www.olympic.org.nz/
Extractions: document.write(address(r[choicer])) document.write(address(i[choicei])) Recent News Manchester News Archive Publications ... Sponsors ATHENS OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY Olympic gold medal rower Rob Waddell gave some insight into the Olympic experience when the official countdown to Athens 2004 began in Auckland on Monday. The Countdown to Athens workshop is being jointly hosted by the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Paraylmpics New Zealand and the New Zealand Academy of Sport. Dave Currie, Olympic team Chef de Mission and Cathy Hemsworth Paralympic team Chef de Mission are among key team personnel attending along with sport high performance managers and national coaches. more >> RIEGLER CALLS IT QUITS New Zealand slalom specialist Claudia Riegler has announced her retirement, nine years after her debut in the alpine skiing World Cup. The 26 year old, who competed for the country of her birth, Austria, until she was 17 before representing New Zealand, her mother's homeland, won four World Cup slalom races, the last one six years ago in Laax, Switzerland. more >> MELBOURNE 2006 LAUNCH NEW LOGO Melbourne 2006 held a successful 3 years to go celebration on Saturday, 15 March. This marked three years to the day to the Opening Ceremony of the XVIII Commonwealth Games in 2006.
Hungarian Olympic Triumph - 1996, Atlanta Kiraly becomes only volleyball player in olympic history to win Men's Rings Silver Won olympic Gold in 4th place Imre Tiideman - modern pentathlon, 7th place http://hipcat.hungary.org/users/hipcat/olympic_1996.htm
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Brief History Of The Olympic Games Brief history of the olympic Games. The modern olympic Games are named for athleticcontests held in in the 1948 games as the modern pentathlon, based upon five http://www.nostos.com/olympics/
Extractions: Brief History of the Olympic Games Ancient Olympic Games The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games were staged in the wooded valley of Olympia in Elis. Here the Greeks erected statues and built temples in a grove dedicated to Zeus, supreme among the gods. The greatest shrine was an ivory and gold statue of Zeus. Created by the sculptor Phidias, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Scholars have speculated that the games in 776 BC were not the first games, but rather the first games held after they were organized into festivals held every four years as a result of a peace agreement between the city-states of Elis and Pisa. The Eleans traced the founding of the Olympic games to their King Iphitos, who was told by the Delphi Oracle to plant the olive tree from which the victors' wreaths were made. According to Hippias of Elis, who compiled a list of Olympic victors c.400 BC, at first the only Olympic event was a 200-yard dash, called a stadium. This was the only event until 724 BC, when a two-stadia race was added. Two years later the 24-stadia event began, and in 708 the pentathlon was added and wrestling became part of the games. This pentathlon, a five-event match consisted of running, wrestling, leaping, throwing the discus, and hurling the javelin. In time boxing, a chariot race, and other events were included.
ThinkQuest Library Of Entries The modern pentathlon tests a persons' ability in, swimming, crosscountry, fencing,horse - show jumping and target Related Links Neat Links olympic history. http://library.advanced.org/27850/library/history/comparison_modern_ancient.shtm
Extractions: The web site you have requested, eOlympic: Discover the Games of the Millennium , is one of over 4000 student created entries in our Library. Before using our Library, please be sure that you have read and agreed to our To learn more about ThinkQuest. You can browse other ThinkQuest Library Entries To proceed to eOlympic: Discover the Games of the Millennium click here Back to the Previous Page The Site you have Requested ... click here to view this site Click image for the Site Languages : Site Desciption "eOlympic" explores different aspects of the greatest sporting event in the world, the Olympics Games. More specifically, eOlympic covers the 2000 Olympic games to be held in Sydney, Australia. "eOlympic" provides and enlightens users about the Olympic Games, the philosophies, the legacy of the Greeks, the past, the present and the future of the Olympic games. The site allows for intelligent discussion on recent events happening in the Olympics, such as the recent scandals, the justification for the cost involved in hosting the Olympics and whether the ideals proposed by the founder of the Olympics, Pierre de Couberton, are still intact.Languages: English
Extractions: The Greek athletic games, otherwise commonly recognized as the Panhellenic Games, were an integral part of Greek life. They combined religion, sport, and music into extravagant festivals involving peoples throughout Mediterranean. Not only did they attract thousands of participants and spectators to their venues, but they also promoted solidarity among the various Greek city-states. By the Classical period, their influence was felt throughout Greece. There were four main games: the Olympic Games, Pythian Games, Nemean Games, and Isthmian Games. The games at Olympia were the oldest and most famous of these. They all began quite humbly as religious ceremonies. While the games had a small religious aspect throughout their history, this role diminished as time progressed. Mythological evidence suggests that the athletic events originally served as entertainment for humans and gods and were loosely associated with sacrificial offerings. At first they were purely local events most likely spanning two or three days, consisting only of dancing, running, and wrestling. The centrepiece of every Olympics is the track and field stadium. Stadium Australia has built the largest Olympic arena in history with 110,000 spectators able to see the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field program and the final of the men's soccer tournament. Under an agreement brokered by the Olympic Co-ordination Authority, the majority of the cost of the $A615 million stadium is being borne by the private sector with the NSW public having ultimate ownership of the venue. Stadium Australia has already hosted several world-class events including top-flight rugby league and union, American NFL and the FIFA All Stars.
The Games - Sydney 2000 Badminton; Handball; Taekwondo; Baseball; Hockey; Tennis; Basketball; modern pentathlon; and5,100 officials together for the first time in modern olympic history. http://www.olympics.org.uk/thegames/past/sydney.asp
Extractions: British Medals - 2000 Medals by Country ... Sydney Table of Events (PDF) DATES The Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad took place between 15 September - 1 October, 2000. HOST CITY Sydney, New South Wales, Australia was awarded the Millennium Games on 23 September, 1993 in Monte Carlo. It was the third of three consecutive bids to be made by an Australian city and was backed by 90% of the Australian population. Australia is one of only five countries to have been in attendance at every summer Olympic Games since they began in 1896. The other countries being Great Britain, France, Switzerland and Greece. Sydney, Australia's largest city, has a population of approximately 3.7 million people. MEDALS A total of 300 medals were awarded at the Sydney Olympic Games. The Olympic Park - situated at Homebush Bay, about 14km west of the city centre, the park was the centrepiece of the Games. It is located within a 2.5km circle surrounding the Olympic Stadium. Construction on the Olympic Stadium began in September 1996 and was completed in March 1999. The stadium cost $A690 million to build. The Olympic Park was be the venue for 15 of the 28 sports.
Dr. Alice Christie's Olympics 2000 Page Gallery of the Atlanta history Center, of Medal Winners Summer; Alltime olympic MedalWinners field hockey, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, mountain biking http://www.west.asu.edu/achristie/DV/VM/olympics.html
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Australian Baseball Federation history of baseball in Australia Basketball Australiamodern pentathlon olympic Competition Information modern http://members.tripod.com/~cheso_library/olympics2000.html
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Extractions: Home Club Info News Schedule [ Pentathlon ] Camps Links Contact Us Pentathlon A history of the Modern Pentathlon, from the Union International de Pentathlon The Ancient Pentathlon " The most perfect sportsmen, therefore, are the Pentathletes because in their bodies strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony. " Aristotle The Pentathlon consisting of running the length of the stadium, jumping, throwing the spear, throwing the discus and wrestling was introduced for the first time at the 18 th Olympiad in 708 BC, probably by the Spartans as a method of training soldiers. The Pentathlon held a position of unique importance in the Games and was considered to be the climax, with the winner ranked as "Victor Ludorum". Admiration for the ancient Pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the Modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin , and he expressed his support for the concept of Pentathlon most eloquently and forcefully in his Memoires Olympiques published in 1931. From 1909, he tried to have the event re-introduced into the Olympic program and after two failed attempts, Pentathlons moment came at the 14
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES The modern pentathlon was added to the olympic program course for the cycling roadrace was 320km (199 miles), the longest race of any kind in olympic history. http://www.sydney.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1912
Olympic History: How The Games Began, Part 1 javelin throwing, and wrestling, the pentathlon tested a procedures and sportsmanship,not unlike modern olympic regulations. Uncover more history in Part II. http://www.scholastic.com/olympicgames/olympic_history/part1/index.asp
Extractions: The Olympic Games as we know them have been around for over 100 years. But did you know that the Games go back to a tradition that began in the eighth century B.C.? That's almost 3,000 years ago. Read Part I of this article about the history of the Games, then check out the related Web sites. Uncover more history in Part II Of all the athletic contests held in ancient Greece, none rivaled the Olympics. The Games, which honored Zeus, the king of all gods, served many purposes: religious, political, and athletic. No one knows exactly why the Games began. Historians believe that the early Greeks organized competitions as a way to honor important individuals who had died. Later on, the events took on religious meaning. They also became a source of both local and national pride. The first Olympics took place in 776 B.C. at Olympia. The Games consisted of only one event, a 210-yard sprint known as the