Australia has sent athletes to almost all editions of the modern Olympic Games. Australia has competed in every Summer Olympic Games, as well as every Winter Olympics except 1924–32 and 1948. In 1908 and 1912 Australia competed with New Zealand under the name Australasia. The Australian Olympic Committee was founded and recognised in 1895. Edwin Flack was the first athlete to represent Australia at the Olympics. He won gold in both the 800 metres and the 1500 metres, competed in the marathon and won a bronze medal in tennis doubles at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Australia's kit is green and gold.
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In 1964, NBC televised the Summer Olympics in Tokyo; in 1972, NBC televised the Winter Olympic Games for the first time. 1980 would prove to be a stinging disappointment for the network; after contentious negotiations, NBC won the broadcast rights to the Summer Games in Moscow. After the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the United States and 64 other countries boycotted the event. NBC substantially scaled back its coverage and lost heavily in advertising revenue. In 1988, NBC televised the Summer Olympics in Seoul. Since then, it has branded itself as "America's Olympic Network", televising every Summer Olympic Games since the Seoul event, as well as every Winter Olympics since 2002.
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This is a list of flag bearers who have represented United States at the Olympics. Flag bearers carry the national flag of their country at the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the Olympic Games. Men and women from across the country and from a variety of sports have carried the flag at both the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games. More than half of those representing the teams at the Summer Olympics are track or field athletes, though that sport does account for the most competitors at the Games. James Bickford, Norman Armitage, and Pat McDonald have all performed the duty twice.
The broadcasts of Summer and Winter Olympic Games produced by CBC Sports is shown on CBC Television and heard on CBC's radio networks in Canada. CBC was the broadcaster of the 2014, 2016, and 2018 Olympics. The first telecast of the Olympics on Canadian television was CBC's broadcast of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. CBC aired black-and-white highlights of the previous day's events and aired the Canada vs. Soviet Union hockey game live by leasing a standby circuit from CBS and making CBC's 1st winter Olympics in the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, USA.
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The Olympic Games have been broadcast on Australian television since 1956, coinciding with both the introduction of television in Australia as well as the first year Australia hosted an Olympics. All three commercial networks have broadcast the Summer Olympics or Winter Olympics at least once, as have both public broadcasters and the dominant subscription television platform Foxtel, often sharing broadcasting rights with another network. The Olympics is on the anti-siphoning list, meaning subscription television providers are banned from bidding for exclusive broadcasting rights, to ensure the sporting event is available on free-to-air television to all viewers.
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In 2018, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won New Zealand's second Winter Olympic medal in the inaugural big-air snowboarding competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea, winning bronze. Later on in the same day, 16 year old Nico Porteous won New Zealand's third Winter Olympic medal in the Men's Ski Halfpipe, also taking bronze. List of flag bearers for New Zealand at the Olympics. New Zealand Olympic medallists. New Zealand Olympic Committee. New Zealand at the Paralympics. Athletics in the 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand has a paragraph on each Olympiad and Empire Games to 1964. The Olympics (NZHistory.net.nz). The Joseph Romanos list of our best Olympians.
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This is a list of flag bearers who have represented Ireland at the Olympics. Flag bearers carry the national flag of their country at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Men and women from across the country and from a variety of sports have carried the flag at both the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games. Athletes from Ireland competed alongside Great Britain for the first Olympic Games, entering their own team for the first time in 1924. Many Irish Americans competed for the United States, achieving significant success particularly in athletics.
Paris and Los Angeles - who will host the games in 2024 and 2028 respectively - will join London as the only cities to host three Olympic Games. London, Antwerp, Munich and Sydney are the only cities to never have failed at winning a bid. St. Louis is the only city to have hosted the games without submitting a bid. Helsinki, Minneapolis, Montreal and Munich have bid for both Summer and Winter Olympics; all but Minneapolis have succeeded at winning Summer bids, but none have held Winter Olympics. Detroit is the most unsuccessful city, having failed seven times. Los Angeles has made the most bids, succeeding three times and failing six times.
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Every Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup in the latter part of the 20th century and entering into the 21st century has cost more than $1 billion in arenas, hotels etc., usually several billions. * See Cost of the Olympic Games—Note: Some values here are NOT shown on the other list due to research, which needs verification. Also the costs listed here were converted to US Dollars at the time of the games. = * Some of the other most expensive ones are Copenhagen Opera House and Philharmonie de Paris, both at $500 million. Ground transportation systems like roads, tunnels, bridges, terminals, railways, and mass transit systems are often megaprojects.
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The Olympic torch relay is the ceremonial relaying of the Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece, to the site of an Olympic Games. It was first performed at the 1936 Berlin Games, and has taken place prior to every Games since.
This is a list of torch designs used to carry the Olympic flame at the Olympic Games. ;Notes
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Ibrahim Okash went a round better in the 800 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, reaching the semi finals of the competition. Although Somalia registered athletes for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, because of the ongoing famine, it did not participate. They returned once again at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where they entered four male athletes. That year, Bile recorded the best performance by any Somali athlete at the Olympics so far, finishing sixth in the final of the 1500 metres.
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After an Absence of eight years, Colombia competed again at the Winter Olympics in 2018 in PyeongChang. * As of the 2016 Summer Olympics Colombia's most successful Olympic performances have been in weightlifting and cycling, with 6 medals, 2 gold in each. * As of the 2016 Summer Olympics Tropical nations at the Winter Olympics. Colombia at the Paralympics. Colombia at the Youth Olympics. List of flag bearers for Colombia at the Olympics.
Six athletes were sent to compete at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Salvadorian athletes competed in athletics, boxing, judo, and wrestling. Wrestler Gustavo Manzur was chosen to carry his nation's flag during the opening ceremony. El Salvador sent its smallest-ever contingent of athletes to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Four athletes participated in athletics, judo, and swimming. Swimmer María José Marenco was selected to carry her nation's flag during the opening ceremony. Eight Salvadorian athletes competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. They competed in five events: athletics, judo, swimming, cycling, and weightlifting.
Diminishing and marginalized medal returns were evident in the 2012 London Olympics, where Bulgaria, a former top-10 Olympic power in the late 1980s, fell out of its original high stature. Bulgaria's best performance to date has come in the 1980 Summer Olympics where they finished third in the overall medal count. In the 1988 Summer Olympics Bulgaria ranked 7th, but won the nation's largest total of medals to date. The best Winter Olympic result came in 1998 where they ranked 15th. * List of flag bearers for Bulgaria at the Olympics * Bulgaria at the Paralympics
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The Ministry already promotes curriculum in elementary schooling, such as a government-issued textbook about North Korea titled "We Are One" and reunification-themed arts and crafts projects. In Kim Jong-Un's 2018 New Year's address, a Korean-led reunification was repeatedly mentioned and an unexpected proposal was made for the North's participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics that were held in Pyeongchang County of South Korea, a significant shift after several years of increasing hostilities.
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North Korea and South Korea marched together in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, and were likely to do so again in 2008, however they did not. (See Sports in North Korea.) South Korea has won more medals in the Winter Olympics than any other Asian country with a total of 45 medals (23 gold, 14 silver, and 8 bronze). South Korea ranked second in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics medal table with ten gold medals, only losing to the winner by taking fewer silver medals. The 2018 Winter Olympics took place in Pyeongchang between 9 and 25 February 2018. Pyeongchang won on its third consecutive bid.
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During the 38th IOC Congress held in London in 1939, Cortina d'Ampezzo was awarded the 1944 Winter Olympics, but the Games were canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. In 1946 the Italian Winter Sports Federation convened in Milan and decided to support a new attempt from Cortina to host the Winter Games. A delegation, led by Count Bonacossa, presented Cortina's bid to host the 1952 Winter Olympics at the 40th IOC Session in Stockholm, Sweden. They were backed by the city's council and the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI, Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano). A rival bid from Oslo, Norway, soundly defeated Cortina.
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Stade Olympique de Chamonix – Cross-country skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Ice hockey, Military patrol, Nordic combined (cross-country skiing), and Speed skating. 1900 Summer Olympics – Paris. 1924 Summer Olympics – Paris. List of IOC country codes. Olympic Games. Winter Olympic Games. 1968 Winter Olympics – Grenoble. 1992 Winter Olympics – Albertville. Official Report (1924) of both Summer and Winter games:. 1924 Olympic Curling Medals Count: CBC News February 8, 2006. Olympic Games in Chamonix 1.924. The program of the 1924 Chamonix Winter Olympics.
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They will be the second of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and preceding the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. These Games will see the introduction of additional disciplines within several of the Summer Olympics sports, including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events.
Snowboarding has been a Winter Olympic sport since 1998 Winter Olympics. Events have changed through the years. During the 2018 Winter Olympics, the snowboarding events were big air, halfpipe, parallel giant slalom, slopestyle and snowboard cross. Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark event was created in 1996. Over 150 of the World's top pros are invited to advance freestyle snowboarding on the most progressive terrain parks. Part of the snowboarding approach is to ensure maximum fun, friendship and event quality.
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Rogge was elected as President of the IOC on 16 July 2001 at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow as the successor to Juan Antonio Samaranch, who had previously led the IOC since 1980. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Rogge became the first ever IOC President to stay in the Olympic village, thereby enjoying closer contact with the athletes. In October 2009 he was re-elected for a new term as President of the IOC. In September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires a new IOC President was elected. In 2011, a Forbes magazine list of the 68 most powerful people in the world listed Rogge at no. 67.
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Notes Citations * Bill Briner Photo Collection of the 1960 Games 1960 Summer Olympics. List of 1960 Winter Olympics medal winners. Olympic Games. Winter Olympic Games. Other Olympic Games celebrated in the United States. 1904 Summer Olympics – St. Louis. 1932 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles. 1932 Winter Olympics – Lake Placid. 1980 Winter Olympics – Lake Placid. 1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles. 1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta. 2002 Winter Olympics – Salt Lake City. The program of the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. 1960 Winter Olympics Official Report.
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Cancelled 1940 Summer Olympics torch relay. 1948 Summer Olympics torch relay. 1952 Winter Olympics torch relay. 1968 Summer Olympics torch relay. 1976 Summer Olympics torch relay. 1984 Summer Olympics torch relay. 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2000 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay. 2004 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2006 Winter Olympics torch relay. 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2008 Summer Paralympics torch relay. 2010 Winter Olympics torch relay. 2010 Winter Paralympics torch relay. 2010 Summer Youth Olympics torch relay. 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay. 2016 Summer Olympics torch relay. 2018 Winter Olympics torch relay.
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New Zealand and Portugal took part in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time. Australia, Germany, and Japan returned after a 16-year absence. South Korea, Liechtenstein, and Turkey competed in 1948 but did not participate in the 1952 Games. The official opening ceremonies were held on 15 February, although two smaller ceremonies were held on 14 February to conform with competition schedules. From 15 February until 25 February, the day of the closing ceremonies, at least one event final was held each day. These are the nations that topped the medal count at the 1952 Winter Games. Notes Citations 1952 Summer Olympics. List of 1952 Winter Olympics medal winners.