Extractions: Olympics Disciplines Biathlon Bobsleigh Nordic Combined Curling Freestyle skiing Ice-Hockey Figure skating Speed skating Ski-jumping Alipine skiing Cross-country skiing Luge Skeleton Short-Track Snowboard Home Sport CALENDAR DISCIPLINES ... HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES The first winter sports to be included in the Olympic Games were skating and ice hockey, at the Olympics in London The first true "white Olympics" however were held at Chamonix in . In 1921 the International Week of Winter Sports was launched, with demonstrations of cross country skiing, Nordic combined, ski jumping, artistic skating, speed skating, bobsled and ice hockey. The great hero was the Finn, Clas Thunberg, who was recorded in the history books for a total of six hours of speed skating. Curiously, alpine skiing was only introduced in at Garmisch-Panterkirchen , by the efforts of Sir Arnold Lunn, the English nobleman who had organized the sport's first world cup in 1931. After the war, the Winter Olympic Games started again in at Saint Moritz . Swedish athletes, who hadn't taken part in the war, outshone the athletes from the other nations in all the events. Martin Lundstrom and Nils Karlsson painted the podiums blue and yellow in the cross country. At
Extractions: Olympics Disciplines Biathlon Bobsleigh Nordic Combined Curling Freestyle skiing Ice-Hockey Figure skating Speed skating Ski-jumping Alipine skiing Cross-country skiing Luge Skeleton Short-Track Snowboard Home Sport Disciplines CALENDAR ... HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES The rules The history All against all Short-track is a spectacular and fast event. While speed skating is competed in pairs on long distance tracks, short-track racing is held on a small field (the length of a hockey field: 111.12 metres) with at least four skaters for the 500 and 1000m races and six skaters for the 1500m Short-track is divided into the individual and relay categories, for men and women. Oval track In the individual category, all skaters participate in the 500m, 1000m and the 1500m, and the competition consists of a series of heats of between four and six athletes. The top two athletes from each heat go through each round until four remain, who then go on to compete in the final. There are also the B finals. Disqualification
Montana Winter Bonnie Blair, the most famous woman in speed skating history, livedin Butte and trained at the Center during her olympic career. http://wintermt.com/other/speedskating.htm
Extractions: Speed Skating in Montana Speed Skating History Speed Skating in Big Sky Country Speed Skating History Speed skating was the first of the three forms of skating to develop into a sport. (The three forms of skating are speed skating, figure skating and hockey.) As early as 1500, the Dutch were especially famous for putting blades to ice in a race. In the 18th century, speed skating's popularity spread across Europe, and organized races began for English aristocrats. By the late 1800s, steel skates had revolutionized the sport, and modern competitions were born. The Dutch again led the pack by creating the double track, as well as the competition format still essentially in use today for all long track races. With the advent of the Winter Olympics, speed skating's popularity continued to grow. In fact, speed skating has produced more medals than any other Olympic event. Many of the Olympics' most famous names, including Bonnie Blair, Eric Heiden and Olav Koss, are speed skaters. Speed Skating in Big Sky Country Montana has its own speed skating history, starting with our current Lieutenant Governor. Judy Martz is a fourth generation Montanan who has lived most of her life in the Butte area. In 1963, became a member of the U.S. World Speed Skating Team; in 1964, she represented the United States at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Her Olympic successand her love of speed skatingwould stay with her. Years later, she played a key role in opening the
Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News an olympic bronze medal in the 5,000meter speed skating competition for Canada atthe olympic Oval during became only the fourth athlete in history to win http://www.dailypeloton.com/saturnhughes.asp
Extractions: SATURN CYCLING TEAMS CLARA HUGHES SKATES INTO OLYMPIC HISTORY Wins Winter and Summer Olympic Medals 25 February 2002 Salt Lake City, UtahSaturn Cycling Team member Clara Hughes won an Olympic bronze medal in the 5,000-meter speed skating competition for Canada at the Olympic Oval during the Salt Lake Games on Saturday, February 23, 2002. In doing so, Hughes became only the fourth athlete in history to win both Winter and Summer Olympic medals. In addition to her bronze medal in Salt Lake City, Hughes won two bronze medals in cycling at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the road race and time trial. Hughes joins Eddie Eagan of the United States, Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway and Christa Rothenburger-Luding of East Germany as the only athletes to win a medal in both an Olympic Winter and Summer Games. Hughes, a two-time Olympic cyclist who attended the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Olympics said that she started to make plans to return to speed-skating after competing in Australia at the Sydney Games.
Virtual Library Of Sport - Ice Skating speed skating Complete results of all major speed skating championships in history,including olympic Games. Results can be viewed by event and by skater. http://sportsvl.com/rest/skating.htm
Extractions: Skate History Journal ; online sections: feature, links and resources. Ice Skating International online World Championships Ice Skating World a one-stop shop for all skating needs - skaters, fans, parents and coaches International Skating Union covers all the skating disciplines, events, international competitions, records, archived information. Extensive links section; discussion board ISkater ezine covering International skating; events, news, headlines, photos Skaters Guide global vortal forIce Skating, Inline Skating, and Skateboarding; by skaters, for skaters! News, views, events, results, forums... World Skating Museum online Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame see also National and Regional top Ice Speed Skating portal for results and resources.
Extractions: Games Marred by Controversy over Judging Decisions The Salt Lake Olympics were held under unprecedentedly heavy guard in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The number of participating countries totaled 78, the largest in Olympic history, and the United States made every effort to lead the Olympic Games to a success despite the threat of terrorism. But the Games were rife with troubles. When the Canadians made complained over a major judging controversy in pairs figure skating that one of the judges was under a certain pressure, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in an extraordinary move gave a gold medal to the Canadian pair on top of the Russian pair. Complaints came one after another also over decisions in short-track speed skating and ice hockey. The Japanese lodged a protest with the International Skating Union (ISU) over Satoru Terao's controversial disqualification in a short-track event, while Russia and South Korea at one point threatened to boycott the Games on the grounds that judging decisions were allegedly biased in favor of the host country.
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Extractions: Canada have won gold in an eventful 5,000 metre short track speed skating relay. Marc Gagnon crossed the line ahead more than five seconds ahead of Italy, with China coming home in third. The United States finished off the pace in fourth after Rusty Smith had fallen earlier in the race. But Canada, the gold medal winners at Nagano and the only team not to crash, had an anxious wait before their win was confirmed. At an early change-over, China fell back after a clash of skates with the Canadians, but judges deemed it accidental. That was the only trouble the Canadian team of Gagnon, Jonathan Guilmette, Francois-Louis Tremblay and Mathieu Turcotte experienced over the course of 44 laps. "We were very confident of winning, but we were very tired. We really pushed and got it," Gagnon said. The relay gold left him as the most decorated short track skater in Olympic history with five medals.
BBC SPORT | Winter Olympics 2002 | Skating Canadian skating duo Jamie Sale and David Pelletier are the latest athletes to figurein the history of olympic controversies. speed skating Canada cruise to http://news.bbc.co.uk/winterolympics2002/hi/english/skating/default.stm
NYPOST.COM Learncenter Men's and women's speed skating events are measured in meters, from 500 to 10,000. 1992,American Bonnie Blair became the first woman in olympic history to win http://www.nypost.com/learncenter/cextra/012303/class.htm
Extractions: Today's Classroom Extra Page looks at skating and its importance in winter sports. The graceful activity we know as ice-skating dates back hundreds of years. Skating was a form of transportation across frozen bodies of water. Cold weather countries like Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia used this method of travel. Early ice skates were made from the leg bones of large animals by cutting holes at each end of the bone and using leather straps to tie them onto people's feet. The animal bones were later replaced by flat iron runners. These were attached to shoes using leather straps. Steel skates replaced the flat iron runners. Recreational ice-skating became a popular winter social activity, so much so that it developed into a sport. There are four Winter Olympic events that rely on ice-skating: ice hockey, speed-skating, ice-dancing and figure-skating. Speed-skating is a race against time. Men race separately from women. Competitors skate around an oval track at speeds up to 30 mph. Men's and women's speed skating events are measured in meters, from 500 to 10,000.
Online NewsHour: Olympic Mettle -- February 9, 1998 the first time in the history of the Curling, originally an olympic demonstrationsport, also makes have triggered a technological revolution in speed skating. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/sports/jan-june98/olympics_2-9a.html
Extractions: The NewsHour's panel of historians examine the history of the Olympics Browse the NewsHour's sports coverage. OUTSIDE LINKS: The official homepage for of the 1998 Winter Games. Yahoo! 's coverage of the winter games. ELIZABETH FARNSWORTH: The great bell at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano opened this years Winter Olympics. The temple is more than 1300 years old. According to legend, it was built to house the first image of Buddha brought to Japan. This town and its jagged mountain peaks form one of the largest ski areas in Japan. Close to 3,000 athletes from 72 countries are here for this years games. The Winter Olympics have brought together some of the worlds finest athletes since 1924, when the first official games were held in Chamonix, France. The games have survived two world wars, terrorism, and political boycotts. The triumphs and losses have become part of each participating nations collective history. Olympic Memories.
MILO Ice Skating - The Official Website Womens speed skating made its olympic debut in the 1960 olympicGames. Ice dancing was added to olympic competition in 1976, and http://www.milo.com.ph/iceskating/history.htm
Extractions: Skeletal remains with animal bone blades tied to the feet testify to skatings existence as early as 10,000 BC. These remains were found in peat bogs in the Netherlands. Scandinavia is called the mother of skating because of the sports popularity there, beginning around AD 1000. Ice skating was primarily a means of transportation at first, although documents from the Netherlands indicate that speed races were held in towns as early as the 15th century. American athlete Jackson Haines is known as the father of modern figure skating. Haines was born in 1840 in New York City. After studying dance and ballet, he became a dancing master and applied his dancing techniques to figure skating. He performed around the world and became well known for his imaginative and artistic techniques. Hainess style was enthusiastically received in Europe and eventually became accepted internationally. The formation of national and international skating organizations began during the 1890s. In 1892 the International Skating Union (ISU) was established. Today the ISU defines the rules and sets performance standards for speed skating, figure skating, and ice dancing competitions. Also in the late 1800s the National Amateur Skating Association of the United States and the International Skating Union of America were founded.
Bonnie Blair player of America's last three Winter olympic teams, it's for appreciation and respect,for her and for speed skating. single worst year in the history of sport http://www.sportshumanitarian.com/Inductees/BLAIR.HTM
Extractions: BONNIE BLAIR THE LONELY GAME. That's what Norwegians call the sport of speed skating. It's you, a 400m frozen oval, thousands of left turns, all in the quest to go faster, for a new personal best. For BONNIE KATHLEEN BLAIR, franchise player of America's last three Winter Olympic teams, it's been not only a lonely game, but a search for appreciation and respect, for her and for speed skating. The solitary saving grace from the wreckage of 1994, the single worst year in the history of sport. A one-woman dynasty, as dominant in her sport (and deserving to be mentioned in the same sentence) as a few guys named Jordan, Gretzsky, Montana and Ail are (and were) in theirs. She is, by any reasonable measurement, one of the greatest U.S. athletes ever. How successful was Bonnie when the Olympic flame was lit? From February 22, 1988, in Calgary, via the French Alps in 1992 (Albertville), until February 23, 1994, in Lillehammer, Norway, try five gold and one bronze. She is the proud owner of nearly twenty percent of the entire U.S. Winter games medal haul (and forty-two percent of its gold) since 1989. Bonnie didn't just excel in Olympic years; far from it. Bonnie was an eleven-time World Cup points champion, in three different disciplines from 1986 until last year. She was the first woman to go under thirty-nine seconds in the 500m and in the last race of her career, on March 18, 1995 (her birthday), set a personal best and broke at long last her seven year, twenty-day old American record in the 1000m. A real Ted Williams-like way to go out.
Caroline's Speedskating Pictures NED olympic history Hans D'Hollander olympic Summer an skate pictures, links to otherhistory based pages sport fans NED Saint John speed skating Heritage 1890 http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/cvanstaaveren/schaatsen/links/pictures.html
Corporate Site of the most important participants in Winter olympics history. and methods used inmajor Winter olympic sports, including speed skating and Alpine and http://corporate.britannica.com/press/releases/olympic2.html
Extractions: The Winter Games site contains a searchable database of more than 127 articles and photographs and 93 biographies of the most important participants in Winter Olympics history. Essays by noted Olympics historians and athletes such as Harold Abrahams, the runner featured in the movie "Chariots of Fire," enhance the site by providing a unique insider perspective on the Olympics. It also features Quicktime video and multimedia animations detailing techniques and methods used in major Winter Olympic sports, including speed skating and Alpine and cross-country skiing.
Buffalo And Western New York Olympic History Highlights of olympic history with stories about olympic medal winners and their accomplishments.Category Sports Events olympics history. his gold medal from 1908, Leushner won four olympic medals, most of any Bavaria;Katherine Kit Kleindemonstration gold medal, Women's speed skating. http://members.tripod.com/~laxman36/olympics.html
Extractions: Olympic History from Buffalo and Western New York This page is maintained by a member of the International Society of Olympic Historians. The 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. last updated 3-25-3 NEW! ...Schlopy wins GS National championship...Hasan continues comeback... LAKE PLACID - Buffalo's Erik Schlopy won the giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships on 3-24-3. He finished in 2 minutes, 24.64 seconds under less than ideal snow conditions at Whiteface Mountain. Schlopy continues his comeback from illness,taking third place in the giant slalom at the Alpine World Championships in february. The Buffalo native finished in 14th place in the recent Olympic men's slalom. Schlopy's win prevented Bode Miller's from win four national titles. (JOHN WAWROW Associated Press 3/25/2003 in Buffalo News) NEW YORK - 17 year old Ronnetta Alexander of Buffalo won the 60-meter hurdles Sunday 3/16/3 at the National Scholastic Track and Field Championships in New York City. Another Buffalo track star, Alyissa Hasan continued her comeback from a serious foot injury, taking third in the pentathlon with 3,469 points. Hasan is a former Junior Olympic petnathlon champion. Buffalo News, 3-17-3
U.S. Speedskating Home Page won its sixth title in the history of the of the World Short Track speed skating TeamChampionships Athlete Program Application for US olympic Education Center http://www.usspeedskating.org/
Extractions: New Location!! The U.S. Speedskating Spring Board Meeting has a new location. info ISU/USS Short Track Officials Clinic Offered Following Spring Board Meeting A Short Track Officials Clinic for ISU and U.S. Speedskating officials will be held on Sunday, April 27th (approximately 3:00-10:00 PM) and Monday, April 28th (8:00 AM-Noon) at the same hotel as the USS Spring Board Meeting (Sheraton Anaheim Hotel, see Board notice for information on hotel). more 2003 Hall of Fame Banquet The 2003 Speedskating Hall of Fame banquet will be held Saturday, April 26th, in conjunction with the U.S. Speedskating Spring Board Meeting. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of socializing with your speedskating friends and honoring this year's Hall of Fame inductees.
Olympics history of Women at the olympics notable female skating Find women in figure skating,speed skating and ice have won world championships or olympic medals. http://womenshistory.miningco.com/cs/olympics/