Canada at the Olympics

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Canada has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games and almost every Summer Olympic Games since its debut at the 1900 games with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted. Canada has won at least one medal at every Olympics in which it has competed. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is the National Olympic Committee for Canada. At the 2010 Winter Olympics which they hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada finished atop the gold medal standings for the first time. Canada has hosted the Olympic games three times: the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Sweden at the Olympics

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Swedish athletes have won a total of 494 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 144 at the Winter Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee had Swedish officer and sports instructor Viktor Balck as one of its original members. The Swedish Olympic Committee was created and recognized in 1913. *Sweden hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. Sweden also hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics Equestrian events in Stockholm. (1912)'' This table does not include six medals – three gold, two silver, and one bronze – awarded in the 1908 and 1920 figure skating events.

Eastern Bloc

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However, North Korea was similarly subordinate before the Korean War, and Soviet aid during the Vietnam War enabled Vietnam to dominate Laos and Cambodia until the end of the Cold War. Cuba's defiance of complete Soviet control was noteworthy enough that Cuba was sometimes excluded as a satellite state altogether, as Fidel Castro intervened in other Third World countries to spread communism without orders from Moscow, despite its alliance with the Soviets. The only Communist states surviving from the Cold War intact are China, Vietnam, Cuba, North Korea, and Laos.

Juan Antonio Samaranch

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In 1988, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports and the Peace Prize awarded by South Korea. Member of the Académie Française des Sports. In 1986, he was named president of the credit institution La Caixa, which was already a member advisor since 1984. In 2010, he was awarded with the "Excellence Guirlande d'Honneur" by the FICTS. Zetra Olympic Hall, Sarajevo. Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum.

United States dollar

As of June 27, 2018, there are approximately $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes (the remaining $50 billion is in the form of coins). Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution provides that the Congress has the power "To coin money". Laws implementing this power are currently codified at. Section 5112 prescribes the forms in which the United States dollars should be issued. These coins are both designated in Section 5112 as "legal tender" in payment of debts. The Sacagawea dollar is one example of the copper alloy dollar. The pure silver dollar is known as the American Silver Eagle.

Olympic Village

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Vancouver 2010: Vancouver Olympic Village and Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Village. Singapore 2010 (Youth): Campus of the Nanyang Technological University. Sochi 2014: Coastal Olympic Village and Mountain Olympic Village. Rio de Janeiro 2016: Located in Barra da Tijuca, close to City of Sports Complex. Lillehammer 2016 (Youth): Two villages, one in Lillehammer (Birkebeineren Hotel & Apartments plus new residential buildings) and one in Hamar (the 239-room Hotel Scandic Hamar). Pyeongchang 2018:. Buenos Aires 2018 (Youth): Youth Olympic Village (Buenos Aires), 1440 new apartments on seven-story buildings in the district of Villa Soldati, within the limits of the City Park. Tokyo 2020:.

Park Si-hun

Park Si-Hun (박시헌; born December 16, 1965 in Haman County, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer who received a controversial Olympic gold medal. Park's first major success came in 1985 when he won the light middleweight gold at the Boxing World Cup, defeating 1985 European Champion Michael Timm and 1984 US national champion Kevin Bryant. He was then given the light middleweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics over Roy Jones, Jr. despite an inferior performance. In the 1988 games, Park won the title bout against Roy Jones, Jr., following a 3–2 decision by the judges. Later scoring indicates that Jones landed 86 punches to Park's 32.

Hong Kong

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The city has hosted a number of major sporting events, including the 2009 East Asian Games, the 2008 Summer Olympics equestrian events, and the 2007 Premier League Asia Trophy. The territory regularly hosts the Hong Kong Sevens, Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong Tennis Classic and Lunar New Year Cup, and hosted the inaugural AFC Asian Cup and the 1995 Dynasty Cup. Hong Kong represents itself separately from mainland China, with its own sports teams in international competitions. The territory has participated in almost every Summer Olympics since 1952, and has earned three medals. Lee Lai-shan won the territory's first and only Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

2018 Winter Paralympics

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The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018. They were the second Paralympics to be held in South Korea, following the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. 569 athletes representing 49 National Paralympic Committees participated in these Games, including newcomers Georgia, North Korea and Tajikistan.

List of Olympic mascots

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The Olympic mascots are fictional characters, usually an animal native to the area or human figures, who represent the cultural heritage of the place where the Olympic and Paralympic Games are taking place. The mascots are often used to help market the Olympic Games to a younger audience, in particular toddlers and children. Ever since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, the Olympic Games have always had a mascot. The first major mascot in the Summer Olympic Games was Misha in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Starting with the 2010 Vancouver mascots, the Olympic and Paralympic mascots have been presented together.

1940 Winter Olympics

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Germany has not hosted the Winter Olympics since 1936: on 6 July 2011; Munich lost to Pyeongchang, South Korea to host the 2018 Winter Games. * Planned program for the V Winter Olympics in Sapporo and Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Tessa Virtue

With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion (2010, 2012, 2017), a three-time Four Continents champion (2008, 2012, 2017), the 2016–17 Grand Prix Final champion, an eight-time Canadian National champion (2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2017–2018), and the 2006 World Junior champion. Virtue and Moir are also the 2018 Olympic gold medalists in the team event and the 2014 Olympic silver medalists in the team event. They are the most decorated Canadian ice dance team of all time and the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time.

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Current record holders for the highest technical score in a short dance with 44.53 established at 2018 Winter Olympics. Historical record holders for the original dance. The first and only ice dance team to achieve a Career Super Grand Slam under the current ISU judging system. They are the first and only ice dance team to win all major ISU championship titles including the Junior Grand Prix Series and Final, World Junior Championships, Grand Prix Series and Final, Four Continents Championships, World Championships, and Winter Olympic Games.

Soohorang and Bandabi

Hodori – the mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots. Vinicius and Tom – the mascots of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Miraitowa and Someity – the mascots of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tigers in Korean culture.


Canada has participated in almost every Olympic Games since its Olympic debut in 1900, and has hosted several high-profile international sporting events, including the 1976 Summer Olympics, the 1988 Winter Olympics, the 1994 Basketball World Championship, the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Most recently, Canada staged the 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 Parapan American Games, the former being the largest sporting event hosted by the country. Index of Canada-related articles. Outline of Canada. Topics by provinces and territories. Overviews. Canada from UCB Libraries GovPubs. Canada from BBC News.

Yuna Kim

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She said she might miss the next Grand Prix series due to her work promoting South Korea's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. In May 2011, Kim told Around the Rings that bringing the Winter Olympics to PyeongChang would be an inspiration to young athletes in Korea. She officially stated to sit out the entire 2011–2012 season on 18 October 2011. On 2 July 2012, Kim announced her intention to skate competitively in the 2012–13 season, with the ultimate goal of skating in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

People's Television Network

It has covered the Olympic Games, starting with the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, except Barcelona Olympics in 1992 (covered by ABS-CBN), the Beijing Olympics in 2008 (covered by Solar Entertainment Corporation), London Olympics in 2012 and the Rio Olympics in 2016 (covered by TV5). PTNI was the carrying station of the South East Asian Games in 1991, 1995, 2005, and 2007, missing from 2009, and resuming at 2017; Asian Games from 1986 to 2006 and the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2009. During these coverage, PTNI has received commendations from various sports organizations. In 1996, it received a presidential citation from then President Fidel V.

Olympic Hymn

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The only Olympic games in which lyrics of the English version were used in translation were the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Donovan Seidle, associate music director during the games, arranged the anthem, translating some of the stanzas to French in recognition of the official bilingualism in Canada. The anthem has been recorded and performed in many different languages, usually as a result of the hosting of either form of the Games in various countries. The IOC doesn’t require that the anthem be performed in either English or Greek.