Winter Olympic Games 1998 to the shape and size of the speed skating Race Track The Luge is another high speedsled race that this one of the most difficult tracks in olympic history. http://www.damoon.net/dead/JapanOlym.html
Extractions: Graphic by: Shoichi Shiomi Winter Olympic Games 1998 Snowboarding . The last international games of the century featured competitors from about 80 different countries. There are many exciting sports to watch at the Winter Olympic Games. Extensive sports coverage was available via the Internet and traditional media sources. The various competitions were held from February 7, 1998 to February 21, 1998. A quick overview of the some of the sporting events that were featured at the Olympic Games is presented here. There are many great other sources of information that can expand on what is provided here. musical scores and create a kind of ice ballet. The four Olympic Figure Skating events include the Ladies Singles, the Men's Singles, Pairs or Doubles, and Ice Dancing. Singles and Doubles have two distinct forums which are the Short Program and Free Skating. The Short Program is designed to demonstrate a specific set of skating talents . During Free Skating competition, the Olympic skaters perform to music and are allowed to create a more freeform routine. Ice Dancing provides a sequenced dance on ice that is similar to ballroom dancing performed by a pair of skaters. Olympic Figure skating is an event that draws a large audience from around the world. There are six types of Alpine Skiing events at the Olympic Winter Games. These Alpine Skiing events are Downhill Racing, Slalom, the Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom, and Alpine Combination. Downhill Racing is the fastest and most exciting event featured at the Winter Olympic Games. The Slalom, the Giant Slalom, and Super Giant Slalom requires skiers to maneuver skillfully and through a series of gates (poles with flags). These skiing events are the most traditional competitions of the Winter Olympic games.
Extractions: According to Bob Doucette, chairman of the Pettit National Ice Center Committee, speed skating, in the past, has often played the "poor cousin" to the more glamorous sport of figure skating. Yet, speed skating has proven to be America's most successful Olympic sport, with American speed skaters capturing more gold medals than all figure skaters and alpine skiers combined. The Pettit National Ice Center is fashioned after Calgary's Olympic ice track, where several world records have been set, and includes two hockey rinks. The center plays host to the U. S. Olympic Speed Skating team for training, and is also being utilized by figure skaters, speed skating clubs and various hockey teams. The facility is also open for recreational use by the general public. This variety of uses called for a multi-level lighting system that could be used in both recreational mode and competition mode, and was capable of providing sufficient footcandles for television. David Gennrich, vice president, Staff Electric Co., Inc., the design/build electrical contractor for the Center, indicated a secondary goal was to use as few fixtures as possible to reduce energy usage and installation costs.
Extractions: News - 2002 U.S. Synchronized Team Championships Get ready for the 2002 U.S. Synchronized Team Championships! For the first time ever, the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships head to the two-time Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y., just as the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City conclude. But even though the Olympic Center has not hosted this championship before, it is no stranger to hosting elite skating events. In fact, in the past six months the facility has seen some of the top skating stars in the world. The Venues A great place to start your Lake Placid visit, the museum gives a brief, yet informative taste of the Olympic history that encompasses Lake Placid. The museum also offers guided tours of the Olympic Center, providing a behind-the-scenes look at its history and on-going importance as a training and competition site. While figure skating is different from speed skating, the Olympic Speed Skating Oval welcomes people of all levels to give it a try. Situated in front of the Lake Placid High School, the Oval is open for public skating throughout the winter. Skating at night under the lights or during the day - on the same track where Eric Heiden made history winning five gold medals in the 1980 Games - should not be missed. A mere nine miles away in Wilmington, N.Y., Whiteface Mountain is a great escape. With the greatest vertical drop in the east, (3,430 ft.) skiers and riders come from miles around to the Olympic Mountain that also hosted the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. The famed Kids Kampus, which was rated top ten in the country by CHILD magazine, offers a fun and easy learn-to-ski program for kids. The Whiteface Mountain Ski and Snowboard School has rentals and lesson programs for all levels -never-evers all the way up to experts. For those who would rather just enjoy the view, the Cloudsplitter gondola is open for foot passengers year-round and offers spectacular views of the Adirondacks.
Extractions: Know Your Winter Olympics When the 1932 games ended, Shea (pictured, right) traded the skates to a Japanese Olympian for a pair of Nordic skis. Shea's skates were then passed to a young Japanese speed skater, Kozo Yoshida. Yoshida, now 62 and a horse breeder in Hokkaido, learned that Shea was recently killed in a car accident and returned the skates to Shea's grandson, Jimmy. Jimmy Shea, an American Olympian who won gold in this year's skeleton event, said that he was "overwhelmed" by Yoshida's generosity. Previous Stories: January 22, 2002:
About Olympic Oval Organizing Committee history The olympic Oval Organizing Committee (OOOC) began as a group of volunteersworking to help organize the speed skating events for the 1988 Winter http://www.kin.ucalgary.ca/oooc/about_OOOC.htm
Extractions: The Olympic Oval Organizing Committee (OOOC) began as a group of volunteers working to help organize the speed skating events for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Following the games, the group continued to bid for and host major international speed skating events at the Olympic Oval, still on a volunteer basis. Since 1988 they have hosted many National and International competitions. The group works in association with Speed Skating Canada , the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association, International Skating Union and the Olympic Oval , and has developed an international reputation for the high quality of the events it hosts. More than 200 volunteers actively participate in the organization and implementation of the competitions.
1992 Canadian Olympic Team - Albertville Peace among Men of Goodwill, history of R I N G O 1992 olympic Athlete,Sport, Medals. . Susan Auch, speed skating - long, silver - 1994; silver - 1998. http://www.olyringo.com/history/1992team.htm
Extractions: Canada's SuperTeam in Albertville consisted of 118 athletes of which 41 went on to win medals in 7 of the 11 official sports over 6 years at the 3 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville (1992), Lillehammer (1994) and Nagano (1998). Canadian team members in 1992 included: Olympic Athlete Sport Medals Kerrin Lee-Gartner alpine skiing - downhill gold - 1992 Edi Podivinsky alpine skiing - downhill bronze - 1994 biathlon bronze - 1992; 2 gold - 1994 Pierre Leuders bobsleigh gold - 1998 David MacEachern bobsleigh gold - 1998 Isabelle Brasseur figure skating bronze - 1992, 1994 Lloyd Eisler figure skating bronze - 1992, 1994 Elvis Stojko figure skating silver - 1994; silver - 1998 Jean-Luc Brassard freestyle ski - moguls gold - 1994 Dave Archibald ice hockey silver - 1992 Todd Brost ice hockey silver - 1992 Sean Burke ice hockey silver - 1992 Kevin Dahl ice hockey silver - 1992 Curt Giles ice hockey silver - 1992 Dave Hannan ice hockey silver - 1992 Gord Hynes ice hockey silver - 1992 Fabian Joseph ice hockey silver - 1992, 1994
Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com olympics include ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, luge Themotto of the olympic Games is Citius history of the olympics Flag Pierre de http://www.enchantedlearning.com/olympics/
Extractions: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, was where the year 2002 Winter Olympics were held. For information on Utah, click here . For a page on Utah's flag, click here The year 2002 Winter Olympic Games are being held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The opening ceremonies were on February 8, 2002. The closing ceremonies were on Sunday, February 24, 2002. The events in the Winter Olympics include: ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, snowboarding, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton (a type of sledding), curling, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, slalom, downhill (Alpine) skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined (skiing plus ski jumping), and biathlon (skiing and shooting). The flag of the Olympic Games has five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red) on a white ground. The rings represent the five parts of the world that were joined together in the Olympic movement: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. The motto of the Olympic Games is "Citius, altius, fortius" (meaning "Faster, higher, stronger" in Latin). History of the Olympics Flag The flag was first used in the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The Olympic flag is paraded during the opening ceremony of each Olympic Games. At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host-city. The flag will remain in the town hall of the next host-city until the next Olympic Games, four years later.
Extractions: Name: Street Address: City: State: Zip: Phone number: Email address: Age: Send me: Information on how to try speedskating in my area More information on the sport Information on camps and clinics I can attend A free educators packet for teachers Questions/comments: email us at: Tryspeedskating@aol.com Web Design by Photos on the tryspeedskating.com courtesy of Jamie Hess, Northeast Speedskating Association, Tom Ward, East Coast Speed Skating Club, Howard Morris, Greater Minnesota Speedskating Association, Jerry Search, Southern California Speed Skating Association, and John Bleck, Evanston Speed Skating Club. Tryspeedskating.com graphic courtesy of John Bleck, John Bleck Illustrations, email@example.com.
International Roller Sports Federation Recognized by the International olympic Committee as the world governing body for artistic, hockey and speed inline skating and quad roller skating. News and information about skating in more than 50 countries. Includes online forms that allow users to post their own news. http://www.rollersports.org
The Olympic Oval First covered speed skating oval in North America, built for the Calgary Olympics and now used for training and recreation. http://www.oval.ucalgary.ca/
Susan Auch - 3 Time Olympic Medal Winner Official site of 3 time olympic speed skating medallist from Canada. Includes results, profile, schedule, news, video and image gallery, and related links. http://www.susanauch.com
Spotlight Sport - Figure Skating music, and how the skater utilizes speed and the Web site includes information aboutfigure skating competitions across as well as the Winter olympic schedule. http://www.edgate.com/wintergames/design/spotlight_sport/figskt.htm
Extractions: The major types of competitive figure skating are individual men's and women's competitions, pairs skating, ice dancing, and precision skating. In individual competitions, a single skater performs required elements and is judged on how cleanly and artistically the motions are executed. Pairs skating consists of two skaters performing together. In ice dancing, partners carry out the artistic motions of dance on skates. Precision skating, which is a highly structured activity, consists of a team of skaters who perform choreographed maneuvers
Women In Olympic Skating Women in figure skating and speed skating, especially at of the quest for Figure skating'sOlympic Gold Medals Journey Into the Secret World of Figure skating. http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_list_skating.htm
Extractions: Ice Skating Women in figure skating and speed skating, especially at the Olympics A list of profiles, with links to more information, for female skating champions, broken down into the three disciplines of the skating sport at the Olympics: Figure Skating - Individual Figure Skating - Pairs Speed Skating Ice Dancing Article Related pages on About include: Olympic Skating Events, 2002
ClickOnDetroit.com - Olympics olympic history. olympic Extras. Sign up for olympic Email Updates! HTMLTEXT. Figure skating Hockey Good As Gold Winter olympics Knowledge. http://ia.clickondetroit.com/olympics/
Ukrainian Speed Skating Federation proved to be capable of fulfilling olympic requirements which enabled them to participatein the olympic Games 1994 Lillyhammer (Norway), 2 persons (skating). http://www.ussf.org.ua/eng/h_e.html
Extractions: Glorious traditions of the Ukrainian Skating Sport Federation are rooted in the distant past. It was in 1952 when the Ukrainian Skating Sport Federation was founded and this enabled the world to learn about such outstanding skating sportsmen as three times world champion Oleg Goncharenko (Kharkov), absolute world champion Vera Brynzey (Ivano-Frankovsk), world champion Tatiana Tarasova ( Kiev), European championship prize winner Valentina Lalenkova (Kiev), Irina Fateyeva, Yuriy Kondakov, Tatiana Shelekhova - prize winners and participants of the Olympic Games, world championships and other international competitions. Since 1976, when skating stadium equipped with the skating track with artificial freezing was put into operation in Kiev, the Federation managed to bring up a new generation of skating sportsmen - two times world champion among juniors Valeriy Guk , world record holders Alexander Antipov, Roman Popadchuk , world championship prize winners, world and European championship and Olympic Games participants Yuriy Shulga, Vitaliy Makovetsky, Boris Uvarov, Victor Morozov, Oleg Kostromitin, Lesia Belozub, Andrey Gutovskiy, Svetlana Konstantinova
Extractions: : Mike Hewitt/Allsport HISTORY Ice skates first appeared in northern Europe around 300 AD. Made from wood, bone or antlers, skates helped primitive hunters capture wild animals on the fjords and icy terrain. The early bone skate was fastened with straps to boots made from animal skins. The first all-iron skates appear in Scotland. Speed skating soon becomes the first form of skating to become a sport, beating out figure skating and ice hockey. American E.W. Bushnell creates the first all-steel skate. Light and strong, the blades do not require the frequent sharpening of iron runners. Bushnell's creation revolutionizes skating sports. Netherlands hosts the first speed skating World Championships, which bring together the Dutch, Russian, American and English champions. The International Skating Union is founded to govern speed skating and figure skating. Men's speed skating debuts at the first Olympic Winter Games, held in Chamonix, France. American Charles Jewtraw captures gold in the 500-meter race. Women's speed skating debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. Lydia Skoblikova of the Soviet Union wins gold in the 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters.
Olympics 2002: Speed Skating 2002 Winter olympics Salt Lake City, Utah speed SkatingThe olympic demolition derby By Mike Morrison, http://www.infoplease.com/spot/02olspeedskating1.html
Olympic Memorable Moments: Bonnie Blair siblings went on to win national speed skating titles, leaving She was a naturallygifted speed skater, who Her unprecedented olympic success began at the 1988 http://www.infoplease.com/spot/02olblair.html
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