USATODAY.com - History Sides With Modern Pentathlon modern pentathlon, added to the Games 90 years ago, has a longestablished Olympichistory, which includes Lt. George Patton Jr.'s fifth-place finish in 1912. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/summer/2002-11-28-modern-pentathlon_x.ht
Extractions: Click here to get the Daily Briefing in your inbox 11/28/2002 - Updated 10:06 PM ET RELATED STORIES IOC votes more time Olympic moguls give 3 sports reprieve Earlier stories Modern pentathlon has history on its side Making a pitch to save softball Baseball expected to stay Golf touted as new sport ... IOC votes to keep visit ban for bid cities History sides with modern pentathlon By Vicki Michaelis, USA TODAY Under new leadership determined to limit the size and scope of the Olympics, the 118 IOC members gathered here will decide whether modern pentathlon, baseball and softball should be cut. The general feeling among IOC members is that all three will remain in the Games. About modern pentathlon The modern pentathlon is a daylong, five-event test based on the "military messenger" discipline from Roman times. The men have competed since 1912; the women since 2000.
Usolympicteam.com 30Second history Biathlon is one of the Women's biathlon debuted at the OlympicWinter Games from the International Union of modern pentathlon and Biathlon. http://www.usolympicteam.com/sports2/bi/az_hist.html
Extractions: ~3000 BC Early hunters used cross-country skis to travel across snow and ice while hunting with bow and arrow. 1700 AD Cross-country soldiers were used in the Great Scandinavian War that lasted until 1718. The first recorded biathlon race was organized by Norwegian soldiers. The first rifle and ski club was founded to assist in the development of military ski patrols. Biathlon was held as a demonstration sport under the name "military patrol" at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix, France. The renamed event "biathlon" first appeared as an official International Olympic Committee sport.
Jampacked Bible - Olympic Spirit The modern pentathlon has been trimmed from its traditional fiveday format to just getsynchronised swimming and beach volley ball on the olympic timetable if http://www.aj6.org/jpbo/201/page2.html
Extractions: The Original Olympics About 2300 years ago, the Land of Israel was in the grip of Greek culture. The Greeks believed in beauty for its own sake. They loved beautiful buildings, colourful paintings and sweet music as well as emphasising the beauty of the body. Many physical tests and sports took up their time as they developed their muscles and bodies. Their religion was one of many gods and goddesses who lived on lofty Mount Olympus in north-eastern Greece. These "gods" were very physical and stories were told of how they feasted and squabbled with each other. The annual Olympics was a religious as well as sporting event in Greece. Offerings and gifts were given to the Greek gods, especially Hercules, before the games began. Participants competed in the nude and much emphasis was placed on bodily beauty and physical prowess. This had a powerful effect on the Jews of that time. Gymnasiums sprung up in major Israeli cities and young Jews would spend more and more time exercising and beautifying themselves. Some Jewish men actually had operations to conceal their circumcision and the High Priest in Jerusalem changed his name from Joshua to Jason in his eagerness to accept and promote this foreign culture. Other Jews, however, resisted strongly. They saw how the promotion of sport led to alienation from Judaism and finally to assimilation. This was a battle of two cultures with deeply opposing basic beliefs. The Greeks worshipped nature and their petty materialistic gods while the Jews recognised the one true Creator of the universe who is not limited by physicality.
Jim Thorpe- The Greatest Athlete Of Modern Times A biography of the player, personal achievements and awards he had received.Category Sports Football American NFL Players T Thorpe, Jim natural athlete the world has seen in modern times. The 1953, Red Smith wrote thatin the pentathlon, Jim had the United States at the 1912 olympic Games held http://www.sports-betting-wagering.com/jimthorpe.html
Extractions: In writing for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Whit Canning reported that Thorpe was the son of Hiram and Charlotte Thorpe, his Indian - name Wa-Tho-Huk - meant "Bright Path." He wrote that Thorpe had been a twin but that his brother Charlie died of pneumonia when Thorpe was 9. He also lost both of his parents when he was a teenager. Reporting for the New York Herald Tribune in 1953, Red Smith wrote that in the pentathlon, Jim had won the broad jump, the 200-meter hurdles, the discus throw, 1,500 meter run and was third in the javelin. In the decathlon he was first in the high hurdles, the shotput, the high jump and the 1,500. He had also been third in the 100 meters, the discus, the pole vault and the broad jump. He also placed fourth in the 400 meters and the javelin. He had come back from Stockholm with a reportedly $50,000 worth of trophies. A month after his return the Amateur Athletic Union filed charges of professionalism against him because he had played summer baseball with the Rocky Mount Club in the Eastern Carolina Leagues. Even though it had been for a small amount of money he had been stripped of his medals and his trophies sent back to Stockholm. His medals were returned posthumously on October 13, 1982.
Extractions: Olympic Sections Event Venues Local Olympians Medal Chart Olympic Talk Archery Badminton Baseball Basketball Beach Volleyball Boxing Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Gymnastics Judo Modern Pentathlon Rowing Shooting Soccer Softball Swimming Synchronized Swimming Tennis Table Tennis Team Handball Track and Field Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling Yachting The Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta came to a close Sunday night, after two weeks of athletic competition between 197 countries and over 11,000 athletes the most ever in an Olympic Games. The Games closed with International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch praising the city of Atlanta, but notably failing to call the game as "the greatest in Olympic history" a phrase that has become routine in his Closing Ceremonies speeches.
History Before 110,000 people, a lone horse man entered Stadium Australia followed by 120riders carrying olympic Flags Then we were given a lively history of Australia http://homepage.tinet.ie/~mdgprimary/2000games.htm
Extractions: History Ceremonies 1896 Games Women ... Dissolving Boundaries Page Sydney 2000 Sports at the Sydney Games Synchronised diving, trampoline, taekwondo, modern pentathlon for women, triathlon and women's weightlifting were new sports at the 2000 Olympics. Click the sport to find out more Archery Diving Modern Pentathlon Taekwondo ... Interesting Facts Sydney 2000 Dissolving Boundaries Page WWW Link: Official Site of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games (Note: This is now the IOC site and not the site where we did research for our project. The IAAF link is useful.) The Opening Ceremony by Karen O'Reilly Before 110,000 people, a lone horse man entered Stadium Australia followed by 120 riders carrying Olympic Flags. The cultural program opened with Deep Sea Dreaming. There were hundreds of children dressed as fish and sea creatures to celebrate the Great Barrier Reef . Then Djakapurra Munyarryn and the Aborigine people celebrated their culture. Then we were given a lively history of Australia. Altogether 12,600 performers took part in 8 different segments. The final part before the parade of athletes was a band of 2,000 teenagers from around the world. 118 teams paraded behind their country's flags in alphabetical order led by Greece. North and South Korea paraded behind one flag for the first time.
Extractions: BBC SPORT Winter Olympics 2002 Front Page Alpine Skiing Other Skiing Skating ... BBC Coverage Thursday, 21 February, 2002, 13:36 GMT By BBC Sport Online's Tom Fordyce The talk across Britain on Thursday was of one thing and one thing only. Kylie's saucy performance at the Brits counted for nothing - for this was the day when curling came to town. With Great Britain's women's team on the brink of Olympic gold in Salt Lake City, the nation rushed to embrace a sport it had successfully ignored for the past 200 years. Offices and shops across the land were dominated by heated arguments about tough ends, four-foot rings and stones in houses. Generally speaking, few would give a monkey's about the exploits of a Scottish housewife and her broom. But, when there is even the slightest chance of sporting glory, the country will take even the strangest pursuit to heart - as a glance at the history books shows... Shooting Few indeed are the times when the arrival of a bearded man wearing a Union Jack headband and waving a rifle around is greeted with universal acclaim. But that's what happened when Malcolm Cooper - 'Cooperman' to his devotees - returned to these shores after claiming his second Olympic gold in 1988.
Extractions: Andrew Jennings: The Great Olympic Swindle - Investigative journalism work on Olympic corruption. Evidence of cheating, doping and bribes related to the International Olympic Committee by Andrew Jennings. Around the Rings Online - News and photos about the business and politics of the Olympic movement worldwide. Edited by Ed Hula, a radio correspondent for Radio 2UE in Australia and KSL Newsradio in Salt Lake City. AskMen.com: The Other Side of the Olympic Games - Article exposing the scandalous side of the games. Auction for Olympic Games Collectors' at Coubertin.com - Olympic Games memorabilia and collectibles auction. Includes Olympic medals, posters, tickets, programmes, mascots and pins. Austrian Olympic History - Historical results of Austrian athletes competing at Summer and Winter Olympics. Includes medal count tables of all countries. An unofficial site.
Medal Sports Olympic Debut For a full sporting history visit the official Sydney 2000 olympic Games site. http://www.sjc.uq.edu.au/projects/olympics/History/history5.html
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SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: Stats George S. Patton Jr., the highest placed American competitor in olympic modern pentathlonhistory women will be participating in the sport for the first time. http://www.slam.ca/StatsOLY/BC-OLY-PRVW-MODPENT-R.html
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