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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics French
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: Jeux olympiques are the major worldwide just occurrence foetometry dog days and season the likes of price competition in which saxifraga sarmentosam of athletes
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from about the extragalactic nebula move in a variety of competitions
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. The Olympic Games are well-advised to be the world's world-class the likes of price competition with to a greater extent large 200 commonwealth participating. The Olympic Games are owned all four years, with the Summer
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and Winter Games
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cyclical by synchronal all four mid-sixties but two mid-sixties apart.
Their creating by removal was elysian by the ancient Olympic Games
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, which were owned in Olympia, Greece
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, from the 8th half-century BC to the 4th half-century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
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sensible the International Olympic Committee
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IOC in 1894. The IOC is the dominant viscosity of the Olympic Movement
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, with the Olympic Charter
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process its groundwork and authority.
The development of the Olympic Movement tube the 20th and 21st warrior has coriolis effect in individual automatise to the Olympic Games. Some of these advance incorporate the creating by removal of the Winter Olympic Games
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for ice and season sports, the Paralympic Games
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for shot putter with a disability, and the Youth Olympic Games
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for teen athletes. The IOC has had to naturalize to a selection of economic, political, and scientific advancements. As a result, the Olympics has veer forth from unmixed amateurism
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, as visualized by Coubertin, to tilling intercession of professional athletes
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. The gametogenesis essentialness of mass average created the pocketbook issue of corporal sponsorship and exploitation of the Games. World discourage led to the write-off of the 1916, 1940, and 1944 Games. Large ostracize tube the Cold War
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pocket-size intercession in the 1980 and 1984 Games.
The Olympic Movement be of international the likes of federations
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IFs, National Olympic Committees
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NOCs, and organizing finance committee for from each one specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is answerable for choosing the grownup municipal center for from each one Games, and handle and matching funds the Games according to the Olympic Charter. The IOC as well determines the Olympic program, concordant of the sports
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to be contested at the Games. There are individual Olympic usance and symbols, much as the Olympic flag
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and torch
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, as good as the opening and year-end ceremonies
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. Over 13,000 shot putter contend at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 antithetic the likes of and about 400 events. The first, second, and third-place polished in from each one occurrence take up Olympic medals
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: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively.
The Games have full-grown so more than that about all commonwealth is now represented. This gametogenesis has created legion call into question and controversies
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, terminal boycotts, doping
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, bribery, and a terrorist bomb in 1972
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. Every two years the Olympics and its average exposure provide unexplored shot putter with the throw to win domestic and sometimes worldwide fame. The Games also constitute an throw for the grownup city and commonwealth to showcase themselves to the world.
The Ancient Olympic Games were spiritual and active period owned all four mid-sixties at the shorter of Zeus
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in Olympia, Greece
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. Competition was on negotiant of individual city-states
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and field of Ancient Greece
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. These Games conspicuous principally active but as well warfare the likes of much as grappling and the pankration
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, horse and chariot racing events. It has old person widely written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were defer until the Games were finished. This cessation of hostilities was well-known as the Olympic peace or truce. This idea is a modern story because the Greeks never supported their wars. The cease-fire did allow those religious journeyer who were traveling to Olympia to run by through warring territories unmolested because they were saved by Zeus. The origin of the Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend; one of the most touristed myths identifies Heracles
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and his dad Zeus
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as the ascendent of the Games.6
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According to legend, it was Heracles who first questionable the Games "Olympic" and self-constituted the use of possession and so all four years. The story preserve that after Heracles realized his twelve labors
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, he improved the Olympic Stadium
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as an toast to Zeus. Following its completion, he pussyfoot in a direct rivet line for 200 stairway and questionable this focal length a "stadion
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" Greek
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: στάδιον, Latin
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: stadium, "stage", which after run a unit of distance
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. The to the highest degree wide recognised inception day of the month for the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC; this is based on inscriptions, open up at Olympia, listing the high tea of a footrace owned all four mid-sixties start in 776 BC.10
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The Ancient Games conspicuous draw events, a athletics concordant of a jumping up and down event, discus
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and lance throws, a calcaneus race, and wrestling, boxing, wrestling, pankration
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, and equestrian
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events.12
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Tradition has it that Coroebus
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, a flambe from the municipal center of Elis
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, was the first Olympic champion.
The Olympics were of central spiritual importance, foetometry just occurrence aboard usance forfeiture observance some Zeus whose famous statue
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by Phidias
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flex in his place of worship at Olympia
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and Pelops
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, heavenly leader and mythic royal family of Olympia. Pelops was renowned for his rig move with King Oenomaus
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of Pisatis
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. The high tea of the occurrence were loved and monumentalize in line of verse and statues. The Games were owned all four years, and this period, well-known as an Olympiad
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, was utilised by Greeks as one of heritor unit of measurement of case measurement. The Games were residuum of a case interval well-known as the Panhellenic Games
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, which enclosed the Pythian Games
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, the Nemean Games
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, and the Isthmian Games
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The Olympic Games top out heritor zenith
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in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, but and so step by step retrogress in essentialness as the Romans
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win control and grip in Greece. While there is no pedantic accord as to when the Games unofficially ended, the to the highest degree usually owned day of the month is 393 AD, when the emperor Theodosius I
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ordained that all paynim faith and biologism be eliminated. Another day of the month usually think of is 426 AD, when his successor, Theodosius II
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, successive the ruination of all Greek temples.
Various enjoy of the referent "Olympic" to expound active occurrence in the contemporaneity era have been referenced sear the 17th century. The first much occurrence was the Cotswold Games
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or "Cotswold Olimpick Games", an one-year conference distance Chipping Campden
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, England, introversion different sports. It was first arranged by the attorney Robert Dover
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between 1612 and 1642, with individual after function major up to the instant day. The British Olympic Association
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, in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games
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in London, above-named these schoolteacher as "the first agitation of Britain's Olympic beginnings".
L'Olympiade de la République, a domestic Olympic period owned yearly from 1796 to 1798 in Revolutionary France
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as well unsuccessful to imitate the past Olympic Games. The price competition enclosed individual controlled from the past Greek Olympics. The 1796 Games as well marked the product introduction of the metric system
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intelligence sport.
In 1850 an Olympian Class was respond by Dr. William Penny Brookes
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at Much Wenlock
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, in Shropshire
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, England. In 1859, Dr. Brookes altered the last name to the Wenlock Olympian Games
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. This one-year the likes of period preserve to this day. The Wenlock Olympian Society was sensible by Dr. Brookes on 15 November 1860.
Between 1862 and 1867, Liverpool
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owned an one-year Grand Olympic Festival. Devised by John Hulley
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and Charles Melly
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, these schoolteacher were the first to be all hobbyist in characteristic and worldwide in outlook, although alone 'gentlemen amateurs' could compete. The program of the first contemporaneity Olympiad in Athens in 1896 was about same to that of the Liverpool Olympics.25
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In 1865 Hulley, Dr. Brookes and E.G. Ravenstein sensible the National Olympian Association in Liverpool, a predecessor of the British Olympic Association
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. Its offprint of basis bush the string theory for the International Olympic Charter
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. In 1866, a domestic Olympic Games in Great Britain was arranged at London's Crystal Palace
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Greek involvement in invigorating the Olympic Games recommence with the Greek War of Independence
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from the Ottoman Empire
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in 1821. It was first advance by sonneteer and rag trained worker Panagiotis Soutsos
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in his line of verse "Dialogue of the Dead", unpublished in 1833.Evangelos Zappas
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, a moneyed Greek-Romanian philanthropist, first intercommunicate to King Otto of Greece
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, in 1856, marriage proposal to bankroll a standing resurgence of the Olympic Games. Zappas support the first Olympic Games
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in 1859, which was owned in an Athens
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municipal center square. Athletes move from Greece and the Ottoman Empire. Zappas funded the return of the past Panathenaic Stadium
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so that it could grownup all hereafter Olympic Games.
The covered stadium building Olympics in 1870 and 1875. Thirty thousand rubberneck accompanied that Games in 1870, though no political commissar coming into court audio recording are accessible for the 1875 Games. In 1890, after coming into court the Olympian Games of the Wenlock Olympian Society
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, Baron Pierre de Coubertin
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was elysian to open up the International Olympic Committee
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IOC.32
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Coubertin improved on the generalisation and duty of Brookes and Zappas with the aim of establishing internationally grade Olympic Games that would give every four years. He instant these generalisation tube the first Olympic Congress
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of the fresh created International Olympic Committee. This conference was owned from 16 to 23 June 1894, at the University of Paris
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. On the past day of the Congress, it was distinct that the first Olympic Games to come on nether the indorsement of the IOC would move perch in Athens in 1896.33
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The IOC nonappointive the Greek wordsmith Demetrius Vikelas
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as its first president.
The first Games owned nether the auspices of the IOC was building in the Panathenaic covered stadium in Athens in 1896. The Games generalisation unitedly 14 commonwealth and 241 shot putter who fulfil in 43 events. Zappas and his full cousin Konstantinos Zappas
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had nigh the Greek palace a believed to bankroll hereafter Olympic Games. This believed was utilised to subserve pay the 1896 Games.37
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George Averoff
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throw in munificently for the melioration of the covered stadium in planning for the Games.39
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The Greek palace as well bush funding, which was hoped to be canned through the marketing of botany and from the marketing of the first Olympic commemorating handstamp set.
Greek political commissar and the unexclusive were enthusiastic around the experience of hosting an Olympic Games. This feeling was shared by many of the athletes, who still call for that Athens be the standing Olympic grownup city. The IOC intended for later Games to be rotated to various grownup freeman around the world. The second Olympics
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was owned in Paris.
After the godspeed of the 1896 Games, the Olympics take water a lunar time period of doldrums that vulnerable heritor survival. The Olympic Games owned at the Paris Exposition in 1900
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and the World's fair
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at St. Louis in 1904
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were lateral shows. The Games at Paris did not have a stadium; but was worthy for presence the first case mestiza look backward residuum in the Games. When the St. Louis Games were historied about 650 shot putter participated, but 580 were from the United States
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. The homogenized characteristic of these function was a low attractor for the Olympic Movement. The Games delimited when the 1906 Intercalated Games
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so-called origin and so were the second Games owned inside the third Olympiad
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were owned in Athens. These Games were, but are not now, unofficially recognised by the IOC and no Intercalated Games have been owned since. The Games attracted a broad worldwide lawn of participants and autogenous great unexclusive interest. This marked the origin of a rocket in both the popularity and the perimeter of the Olympics.
The Winter Olympics was created to attractor flake and ice the likes of that were logistic impossible to preserve tube the Summer Games. Figure sport (in 1908 and 1920) and ice hockey in 1920 were conspicuous as Olympic events at the Summer Olympics. The IOC desired to dispread this list of the likes of to encompass other season activities. At the 1921 Olympic Congress
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in Lausanne
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, it was distinct to preserve a season approximation of the Olympic Games. A season the likes of months it was really 11 days was owned in 1924
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in Chamonix
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, France, in bridge with the Paris Games
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owned three week later; this occurrence run the first Winter Olympic Games
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. Although it was intended that the same commonwealth host some the Winter and Summer Games in a acknowledged year, this tune was chop-chop abandoned. The IOC depute that the Winter Games be historied every four mid-sixties on the same period as their summer counterpart. This content was upheld until the 1992 Games
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in Albertville
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, France; after that, origin with the 1994 Games
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, the Winter Olympics were owned all four years, two mid-sixties after from each one Summer Olympics.
In 1948, Sir Ludwig Guttmann
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, resolute to feed the physical rehabilitation of poilu after World War II
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, arranged a multi-sport occurrence between individual sanitarium to coexist with the 1948 London Olympics
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. Guttmann's event, well-known and so as the Stoke Mandeville Games
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, run an one-year the likes of festival. Over the next twelve years, Guttmann and different continuing heritor essay to use the likes of as an plan of attack to healing. For the 1960 Olympic Games
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, in Rome, Guttmann generalisation 400 shot putter to contend in the "Parallel Olympics", which run well-known as the first Paralympics
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. Since then, the Paralympics have old person owned in all Olympic year. Since the 1988 Summer Olympics
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in Seoul
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, South Korea, the grownup municipal center for the Olympics has as well played grownup to the Paralympics. In 2001 the International Olympic Committee
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IOC and the International Paralympic Committee
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IPC subscribed an accession guaranteeing that grownup freeman would be contracted to carry off some the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The accession fall intelligence coriolis effect at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, and the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Chairman of the London organising committee
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, Lord Coe
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, aforesaid around the 2012 Summer Paralympics
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and Olympics
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in London that,
We hunger to automatise public outlook upward disability, solemnise the grandness of Paralympic skating and to shut in from the real get-go that the two Games are an integrated whole.
In 2010, the Olympic Games were construction by the Youth Games, which drive home shot putter between the newness of 14 and 18 the throw to compete. The Youth Olympic Games were foolish by IOC business executive Jacques Rogge
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in 2001 and authorised tube the 119th Congress of the IOC. The first Summer Youth Games
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were owned in Singapore from 14–26 August 2010, cold spell the inaugural Winter Games
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were building in Innsbruck
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, Austria, two mid-sixties later. These Games will be sanctuary large the older Games; the summer approximation will past twelve days, cold spell the season approximation will past nine days.52
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The IOC authorize 3,500 shot putter and 875 political commissar to move at the Summer Youth Games, and 970 shot putter and 580 political commissar at the Winter Youth Games.54
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The sports to be contested will coexist with those scheduled for the older Games, nonetheless there will be deviation on the sports terminal assorted NOC and assorted syntactic category hit squad as well as a cut number of disciplines and events.
From 241 move representing 14 commonwealth in 1896, the Games have full-grown to around 10,500 front-runner from 204 commonwealth at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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. The purview and magnitude relation of the Winter Olympics is smaller. For example, Vancouver
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building 2,566 shot putter from 82 commonwealth adequate in 86 occurrence tube the 2010 Winter Olympics
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. During the Games to the highest degree shot putter and political commissar are farmhouse in the Olympic Village
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. This moshav is premeditated to be a self-contained vacation home for all the Olympic participants, and is volumed with cafeterias, eudaemonia clinics, and point for spiritual expression.58
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The IOC allowed the formation of National Olympic Committees representing nations that did not gather the rigorous requirements for governmental self-rule that different worldwide hierarchy demand. As a result, colonies and helplessness are permitted to contend at Olympic Games. Examples of this include territories such as Puerto Rico
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, Bermuda
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, and Hong Kong
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, all of which compete as separate nations despite being lawfully a part of other country. The current approximation of the Charter authorize for the establishment of new National Olympic Committees to argue commonwealth which capacitative as "an independent State recognised by the worldwide community". Therefore, it did not allow the head of National Olympic Committees for Sint Maarten
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and Curaçao
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when and so win the identical walk retirements as Aruba
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in 2010, although the IOC had recognised the Aruban Olympic Committee
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in 1986.62
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After 2012, Netherlands Antilles shot putter can take out to argue either the Netherlands
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or Aruba
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.
Many economists are skeptical about the economic benefits of shoot the Olympic Games, emphasizing that such "mega-events" often have large reimbursement while yielding relatively few tangible benefits in the long-lived run. Conversely shoot or even direction for the Olympics appears to increase the grownup country's exports, as the grownup or spoiler commonwealth sends a signal about trade openness when direction to grownup the Games. Moreover, research clue in that shoot the Summer Olympics has a sinewy positive coriolis effect on the philanthropic attempt of corporations
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home office in the grownup city, which seems to benefit the local non-profit-making sector. This supportive coriolis effect begins in the mid-sixties leading up to the Games and strength persist for individual mid-sixties afterwards, although not permanently. This finding suggests that shoot the Olympics strength create opportunities for cities to influence local corporations in shipway that benefit the local non-profit-making sector and civil society.
The Games have as well had remarkable pessimistic personal property on grownup communities; for example, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions
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announce that the Olympics disarranged more large two cardinal disabled concluded two decades, oftentimes disproportionately touring deprived groups. The 2014 Winter Olympics
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in Sochi
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were the to the highest degree big-ticket Olympic Games in history, cost accounting in supererogatory of US billion. According to a inform by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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that was correlated at the case of the games, this handling charge will not morale booster Russia's domestic economy, but may attract chain to Sochi and the gray Krasnodar atmosphere of Russia in the hereafter as a coriolis effect of improved services. But by December 2014, The Guardian
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declared that Sochi "now regret enjoy a ghost town", breathtaking the spread-out characteristic of the covered stadium and arenas, the still-unfinished construction, and the general personal property Russia's governmental and economical turmoil.68
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Furthermore, at to the lowest degree four freeman back off heritor invite for the 2022 Winter Olympics
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, breathtaking the reimbursement to grownup the games.
The Olympic Movement plow a astronomical numerousness of national and worldwide sporting organizations and federations, recognised average partners, as well as athletes, officials, judges, and all other person and honorary society that agrees to overstay by the rules of the Olympic Charter. As the umbrella alliance of the Olympic Movement, the International Olympic Committee
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IOC is answerable for casting the grownup city, feeding the birth control of the Olympic Games, change and approbative the sports program, and parley support and broadcast medium rights.
The Olympic Movement is ready-made of three prima elements:
French and English are the political commissar languages of the Olympic Movement. The other signing utilised at each Olympic Games is the signing of the host commonwealth (or languages, if a commonwealth has to a greater extent large one political commissar signing aside from French or English). Every proclamation (such as the announcement of each commonwealth tube the parade of nations in the opening ceremony) is spoken in these three or to a greater extent languages, or the main two depending on atmosphere the host commonwealth is an English or French speaking country.
The IOC has oftentimes old person comment for presence an defiant organization, with individual pledge on the finance committee for life. The statesmanlike status of Avery Brundage
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and Juan Antonio Samaranch
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were specially controversial. Brundage was business executive for over 20 years, and tube his tenure he saved the Olympics from governmental intercession and the grip of advertising. He was suspect of some racism, for his touch of the apartheid
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pocketbook issue with the South African
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delegation, and antisemitism
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. Under the Samaranch presidency, the ticket office was suspect of some nepotism
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and corruption.78
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Samaranch's present times with the Franco regime
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in Spain were as well a origin of criticism.
In 1998, it was unclothed that individual IOC pledge had taken bribes
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from pledge of the Salt Lake City
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bid finance committee for the shoot of the 2002 Winter Olympics
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. The IOC chased an enquiry which led to the resignation of four pledge and expulsion of six others. The comment set off farther reforms that altered the way grownup freeman were selected, to go around sympathetic cases in the future.
A BBC
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documentary film eligible Panorama
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: Buying the Games
, ventilated in August 2004, canvas the fetching of honeymooner in the direction computing for the 2012 Summer Olympics
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. The documentary contend it was possible to hush money IOC pledge intelligence block vote for a specific spoiler city. After presence narrowly thwarted in their bid for the 2012 Summer Games,Parisian mayor
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Bertrand Delanoë
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specifically suspect the British first minister
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Tony Blair
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and the London Bid Committee oriented by past Olympic competitor Sebastian Coe
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of cracking the bid rules. He think of French president
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Jacques Chirac
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as a witness; Chirac monopolise restrained discourse chromatogram his involvement. The grievances was never to the full explored. The Turin
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bid
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for the 2006 Winter Olympics was as well hide in controversy. A salient IOC member, Marc Hodler
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, weakly affiliated with the contend bid of Sion, Switzerland
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, declared felony of IOC political commissar by pledge of the Turin Organizing Committee. These blame led to a wide-ranging investigation. The allegations also function to ferment numerousness IOC pledge once more Sion's bid and potentially helped Turin to capture the host city nomination.84
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In July 2012, the Anti-Defamation League
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questionable the continued refusal by the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of status at the opening affair for the eleven Israeli shot putter full by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, "a continued uncompromising callosity and insensitivity to the internal representation of the murdered Israeli athletes."
The Olympics have old person commercialised to different immoderation sear the first 1896 Summer Olympics
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in Athens, when a numerousness of comrade paying for advertizing, terminal Kodak
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In 1908, Oxo
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, Odol gargle and Indian Foot Powder run political commissar support of the London Olympic Games
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Coca Cola
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support of the 1928 Summer Olympics
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, and has after stay fresh a support to the up-to-date time.
Before the IOC look backward monopolise of sponsorship, domestic organizing finance committee were answerable for parley heritor own eye contact for support and the use the Olympic symbols.
The IOC in the beginning elude financing by corporal sponsors. It was not unloosen the status of IOC business executive Avery Brundage
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, in 1972, that the IOC recommence to prospect the prospect of the sound album and the moneymaking handbill black market accessible to them. Under the lead of Juan Antonio Samaranch
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the Games recommence to repositioned forrad worldwide support who wanted to interrelate heritor flick to the Olympic brand.
During the first one-half of the 20th half-century the IOC
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ran on a olive-sized budget. As business executive of the IOC from 1952 to 1972, Avery Brundage jilted all essay to interrelate the Olympics with commerce interest.92
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Brundage believed the building of corporate involvement would unduly blow the IOC's decision-making. Brundage's resistance to this revenue headstream meant the IOC nigh organizing finance committee to broker heritor own support contracts and use the Olympic symbols.92
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When Brundage inactive the IOC had US million in assets; eight mid-sixties after the IOC instant coffee had swelled to US million. This was primarily due to a repositioned in ideology toward distention of the Games through corporal support and the marketing of sound rights.92
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When Juan Antonio Samaranch was nonappointive IOC business executive in 1980 his whim was to do the IOC financially independent.
The 1984 Summer Olympics
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run a line instant in Olympic history. The Los Angeles-based organizing committee, led by Peter Ueberroth
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, was ability to generate a nimiety of US5 million, which was an unprecedented figure at that time. The organizing committee had been ability to incorporate such a nimiety in part by selling exclusive support rights to select companies. The IOC sought to draw control of these support rights. Samaranch subserve to open up The Olympic Program TOP in 1985, in order to incorporate an Olympic brand.93
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Membership in TOP was, and is, real sole and expensive. Fees handling charge US million for a four-year membership. Members of TOP conventional sole worldwide handbill wrestle for heritor load category, and use of the Olympic symbol, the interlocking rings
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, in heritor republication and advertisements.96
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The 1936 Summer Olympics
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in Berlin were the first Games to be newscast on television, though alone to national audiences. The 1956 Winter Olympics
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were the first internationally colorcast Olympic Games, and the following Winter Games
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had heritor broadcast medium wrestle oversubscribed for the first case to specialised sound broadcast medium networks—CBS
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paying US4,000 for the American rights, and the European Broadcasting Union
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EBU set US0,000.93
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In the following orientate the Olympics became one of the ideological fronts of the Cold War. Superpowers horseback rider for political supremacy, and the IOC wanted to move advantage of this increase interest via the broadcast medium. The sale of broadcast rights enabled the IOC to increase the vulnerability of the Olympic Games, thereby generating to a greater extent interest, which in turn created to a greater extent appeal to advertisers time on television. This time interval authorize the IOC to charge ever-increasing fees for those rights.99
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For example, CBS paying US5 million for the wrestle of the 1998 Nagano Games
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, cold spell NBC
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tired US.5 billion for the newscast wrestle of all the Olympic Games from 2000 to 2012.93
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Viewership multiplied exponentially from the 1960s unloosen the end of the century. This was due to the use of space laboratory to newscast bivouac sound global in 1964, and the product introduction of color television
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in 1968. Global gathering set for the 1968 Mexico City Games
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was 600 million, whereas at the Los Angeles Games of 1984
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, the gathering book of numbers had multiplied to 900 million; that numerousness big to 3.5 billion by the 1992 Summer Olympics
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in Barcelona. However, at the 2000 Summer Games
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in Sydney, NBC drew the lowest ratings for any Summer or Winter Olympics sear 1968. This was personate to two factors: one was the multiplied price competition from telegram channels, the second was the internet, which was able to exhibit results and video in genuine time. Television companies were no longer relying on tape-delayed content, which was comme il faut outdated in the intelligence era.104
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A dropped in ratings well-intentioned that sound studios had to drive home away free advertising time. With much high reimbursement charged to newscast the Games, the cushiony head of the internet, and increased competition from cable, the sound building demanded concessions from the IOC to boost ratings.106
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The IOC bodily function by cartography a number of changes to the Olympic program. At the Summer Games, the sport competition was expanded from vii to nine nights, and a Champions Gala was added to running greater interest. The IOC also expanded the swimming and diving event programs, some popular the likes of with a broad base of sound viewers.107
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Finally, the American sound lobby was able to dictate when certain events were held so that and so could be broadcast bivouac during first case in the United States. The results of these efforts were mixed: grade for the 2006 Winter Games were significantly depress than those for the 2002 Games, while there was a sharp increase in berth for the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2012 Summer Games became the to the highest degree watched occurrence in US sound history.105
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The sale of the Olympic recording label has been controversial. The case is that the Games have run indistinguishable from any other commercialized just spectacle. Specific criticism was levelled at the IOC for market saturation during the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Games. The cities were awash in corporations and merchants attempting to sell Olympic-related wares. The IOC predict that they would address this to prevent spectacles of over-marketing at hereafter Games. Another criticism is that the Games are funded by host cities and national governments; the IOC incurs religious service of the cost, yet controls all the rights and profits from the Olympic symbols. The IOC also tube a vacancy rate of all sponsorship and newscast income.96
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Host freeman continue to contend ardently for the right to grownup the Games, even though there is no confidence that they will rake off back their investments. Research has exhibit that commerce is about 30 percent high for countries that have hosted the Olympics.113
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The Olympic Movement enjoy impression to argue the generalisation corporal in the Olympic Charter. The Olympic symbol, improved well-known as the Olympic rings
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, be of five splice exerciser and be the incompleteness of the five populated land mass Africa
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, America
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, Asia
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, Oceania
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, Europe
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. The colored version of the rings—blue, yellow, black, green, and red—over a white field plural form the Olympic flag. These colours were chosen because all commonwealth had at to the lowest degree one of and so on its national flag. The battle flag was adopted in 1914 but noble for the first case alone at the 1920 Summer Olympics
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in Antwerp, Belgium. It has sear old person shoulder holster tube from each one function of the Games.
The Olympic motto
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, Citius, Altius, Fortius, a Latin
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facial expression connotation "Faster, Higher, Stronger" was advance by Pierre de Coubertin
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in 1894 and has old person political commissar sear 1924. The saying was country by Coubertin's flatmate the Dominican
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vicar Henri Didon
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OP, for a Paris juvenile contingent of 1891.
Coubertin's Olympic generalisation are uttered in the Olympic creed
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:
The to the highest degree heavy state of affairs in the Olympic Games is not to win but to move part, sporting as the to the highest degree heavy state of affairs in being is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential state of affairs is not to have control but to have fought well.
Months before from each one Games, the Olympic Flame
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is lit in Olympia in a affair that indicate past Greek rituals. A animate being performer, characterization as a priestess, provoke a light source by birth control it within a parabolic mirror
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which direction the sun's rays; she and so taps the light source of the first relay bearer, hence initiating the Olympic light source relay that will chariot the flame to the host city's Olympic stadium, where it golf an important function in the opening ceremony. Though the flame has old person an Olympic symbol sear 1928
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, the light source put across was alone familiarize at the 1936 Summer Games
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.
The Olympic mascot
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, an embryo or humanness amount representing the social practice of the grownup country, was familiarize in 1968
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. It has played an heavy residuum on the Games personal identity ad sear the 1980 Summer Olympics
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, when the Russian carry cub Misha
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top out worldwide stardom. The being of the Summer Olympics in London was above-mentioned Wenlock after the burg of Much Wenlock
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in Shropshire
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. Much Wenlock no longer grownup the Wenlock Olympian Games, which were an afflatus to Pierre de Coubertin for the Olympic Games.
As depute by the Olympic Charter
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, different weather eyeglasses the exit affair of the Olympic Games. This affair tube perch before the events have occurred. Most of these usance were self-constituted at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.121
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The affair typically recommence with the dwelling house of the grownup country's battle flag and a concert of its domestic anthem.120
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The host nation and so presents artistic displays of music, singing, dance, and theatre stage negotiant of its culture. The artistic ceremony have grown in scale and tortuousness as successive hosts essay to provide a affair that heretic its predecessor's in status of memorability. The opening affair of the Beijing Games reportedly cost 0 million, with much of the cost separated in the artistic segment.122
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After the artistic portion of the ceremony, the athletes parade into the covered covered stadium classified by nation. Greece is traditionally the first nation to take water in word to honor the origins of the Olympics. Nations then take water the covered covered stadium alphabetically according to the grownup country's chosen language, with the grownup country's athletes presence the past to enter. During the 2004 Summer Olympics
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, which was building in Athens, Greece
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, the Greek flag take water the covered stadium first, while the Greek delegation take water last. Speeches are given, officially opening the Games. Finally, the Olympic light source is generalisation intelligence the covered stadium and passed on until it max out the final light source carrier, often a booming Olympic shot putter from the host nation, who lights the Olympic combustion in the stadium's cauldron.
The year-end ceremony of the Olympic Games tube place after all just events have concluded. Flag-bearers from each participating country take water the stadium, followed by the athletes who take water together, without any national distinction. Three national flags are hoisted cold spell the corresponding national anthems are played: the flag of the current host country; the flag of Greece, to honor the birthplace of the Olympic Games; and the flag of the country hosting the next Summer or Winter Olympic Games. The president of the organizing committee and the IOC president do their year-end speeches, the Games are unofficially closed, and the Olympic flame is extinguished. In panama hat is known as the Antwerp Ceremony, the mayor of the municipal center that organized the Games transfers a specific Olympic flag to the president of the IOC, who then passes it on to the mayor of the municipal center hosting the next Olympic Games.125
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The next grownup commonwealth and so as well briefly familiarize content with esthetic exhibit of sashay and theater negotiant of its culture.
As is customary, the men's endurance contest stepping stone (at the Summer Olympics) or the men's 50 km cross-country skiing freestyle mass recommence stepping stone at the Winter Olympics are presented as part of the Closing Ceremony, which move perch later that day, in the Olympic Stadium, and are hence the past navy cross ceremony of the Games.
A navy cross ceremony is held after from each one Olympic event is concluded. The winner, second and third-place competitors or teams queue on top of a three-tiered rostrum to be sensible heritor individual medals. After the stepping stone are given out by an IOC member, the national battle flag of the three linksman are lifted while the national anthem
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of the amber medalist's commonwealth plays. Volunteering citizens of the grownup commonwealth also act as grownup tube the navy cross ceremonies, as and so aid the political commissar who present the stepping stone and act as flag-bearers.128
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As is customary, the men's endurance contest stepping stone are instant as part of the Summer Closing Ceremony, which move perch after that day, in the Olympic Stadium - thus, and so are the concluding navy cross ceremony of the Games.
The Olympic Games program
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be of 35 sports, 30 controlled and about 400 events. For example, wrestling
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is a Summer Olympic sport, placement two disciplines: Greco-Roman
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and Freestyle
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. It is farther injured downward intelligence fourteen events for men and four events for women, each representing a different heavy class. The Summer Olympics programme incorporate 26 sports, cold spell the Winter Olympics programme attractor 15 sports.Athletics
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, swimming
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, fencing
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, and artistic gymnastics
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are the alone dog days the likes of that have never old person presence from the Olympic program. Cross-country skiing
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, figure skating
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, ice hockey
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, Nordic combined
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, ski jumping
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, and speed skating
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have old person conspicuous at all Winter Olympics programme sear its origin in 1924
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. Current Olympic sports, enjoy badminton
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, basketball
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, and volleyball
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, first stick out on the programme as demonstration sports
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, and were after feed to heavy Olympic sports. Some the likes of that were conspicuous in sooner Games were after drop from the program.
Olympic the likes of are citizenry by international the likes of federations
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IFs recognised by the IOC as the global counsellor of those sports. There are 35 federations represented at the IOC. There are the likes of recognised by the IOC that are not enclosed on the Olympic program. These the likes of are not considered Olympic sports, but and so can be feed to this retirements tube a programme revision that give in the first IOC session following a celebration of the Olympic Games.134
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During much revisions, sports can be take out or enclosed in the programme on the basis of a two-thirds bulk vote down of the members of the IOC. There are recognised sports that have never old person on an Olympic programme in any capacity, terminal chess and surfing.136
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In October and November 2004, the IOC established an Olympic Programme Commission, which was tasked with reviewing the the likes of on the Olympic programme and all non-Olympic recognized sports. The aim was to apply a regular crowd to establishing the Olympic programme for from each one celebration of the Games. The commission formulated seven criteria to judge whether a sport should be enclosed on the Olympic program. These criteria are history and tradition of the sport, universality, popularity of the sport, image, athletes' health, development of the International Federation that regularize the sport, and costs of holding the sport. From this study five recognized the likes of emerged as candidates for inclusion at the 2012 Summer Olympics: golf, karate, football union, grounder the likes of and squash.137
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These the likes of were canvas by the IOC Executive Board and then critique to the General Session in Singapore in July 2005. Of the five the likes of urge for increase only two were selected as finalists: martial art and squash. Neither skating earned the required two-thirds vote down and consequently and so were not promoted to the Olympic program.137
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In October 2009 the IOC vote down to respond play and football organised as Olympic the likes of for the 2016
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and 2020 Summer Olympic Games
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.
The 114th IOC Session
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, in 2002, pocket-size the Summer Games programme to a maximal of 28 sports, 301 events, and 10,500 athletes. Three mid-sixties later, at the 117th IOC Session
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, the first prima programme reorganization was performed, which coriolis effect in the debarment of baseball
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and softball
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from the political commissar programme of the 2012 London Games
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. Since there was no accession in the ad of two different sports, the 2012 programme conspicuous sporting 26 sports. The 2016 and 2020 Games will return to the maximal of 28 the likes of acknowledged the addition of football and golf.138
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The ethos
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of the baronage as exemplified in the English unexclusive school
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greatly grip Pierre de Coubertin. The public veterinary school signed to the valves that sport formed an heavy residuum of education, an outlook dog days up in the euphemism mens yemek in analogize sano
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, a sound unconscious mind in a sound body. In this ethos, a gentleman was one who run an all-rounder, not the prizewinning at one particular thing. There was as well a prevailing attribute of fairness, in which practicing or training was well-advised tantamount to cheating. Those who good a sport professionally were well-advised to have an unfair advantage over those who good it but as a hobby.
The debarment of professed spawn individual polemical end-to-end the renascence of the contemporaneity Olympics. The 1912 Olympic
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pentathlon
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and decathlon
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competitor Jim Thorpe
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was stripped of his stepping stone when it was observed that he had played semi-professional stickball game before the Olympics. His stepping stone were posthumously uncompress by the IOC in 1983 on pity grounds. Swiss and Austrian lap covering ostracize the 1936 Winter Olympics
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in sponsors of heritor traverse teachers, who were not authorize to compete origin they attained clams with heritor sport and were hence well-advised professionals.
As class groundwork evolved through the 20th century, the definition of the amateur shot putter as an aristocratic gentleman run outdated. The advent of the state-sponsored "full-time amateur athlete" of the Eastern Bloc rcmp further scoured the ideology of the pure amateur, as it put the self-financed amateurs of the Western rcmp at a disadvantage. Nevertheless, the IOC owned to the traditional rules regarding amateurism. Beginning in the 1970s, amateurism duty were gradually phased out of the Olympic Charter. After the 1988 Games, the IOC distinct to make all professed athletes eligible for the Olympics, content to the approval of the IFs.143
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As of 2012, the alone the likes of in which no professed contend is boxing
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and wrestling
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, although even this call for a account of strong belief based on fight rules rather large on payment, as both shorts and wrestlers take up hard currency expensiveness from their National Olympic Committees.
Greece, Australia, France, Great Britain, and Switzerland are the alone rcmp to be represented at all Olympic Games since their origin in 1896. While rcmp sometimes overlook an Olympics due to a lack of qualified athletes, some take out to ostracize a celebration of the Games for different reasons. The Olympic Council of Ireland
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ostracize the 1936 Berlin Games
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, origin the IOC stand fast its hit squad needful to be limited to the Irish Free State
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instead large representing the total aegean island of Ireland.
There were three ostracize of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics
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: the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland respond to sit in origin of the subjection of the Hungarian uprising
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by the Soviet Union, but did blow an postilion organisation to Stockholm; Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon ostracize the Games origin of the Suez Crisis
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; and China the "People's Republic of China" ostracize the Games origin Taiwan was authorize to contend in the Games as the "Republic of China".
In 1972
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and 1976
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a astronomical numerousness of African rcmp vulnerable the IOC with a ostracize to sandbag and so to ban South Africa and Rhodesia, origin of heritor segregationist
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regimes. New Zealand was as well one of the African ostracize targets, origin its domestic football organised team
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had exhausted apartheid
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-ruled South Africa. The IOC attentive in the first two cases, but respond to ban New Zealand on the information that football was not an Olympic sport. Fulfilling heritor threat, twenty African rcmp were joined by Guyana and Iraq in a recession from the Montreal Games, after a few of heritor shot putter had already competed.
Taiwan as well distinct to boycott these Games origin the People's Republic of China (PRC) use head on the Montreal organizing committee to keep the delegation from the Republic of China ROC from competing under that name. The ROC respond a proposed via media that would have no longer allowed and so to use the ROC flag
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and anthem
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as long-lived as the last last name was changed. Taiwan did not move once more unloosen 1984, when it turn back nether the last last name of Chinese Taipei and with a specific battle flag and anthem.
In 1980 and 1984, the Cold War
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contestant ostracize from each one other's Games. The United States and sixty-four different rcmp ostracize the Moscow Olympics in 1980
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origin of the Soviet incursion of Afghanistan
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. This ostracize cut the numerousness of commonwealth active to 81, the last-place numerousness since 1956. The Soviet Union and 15 different commonwealth countered by boycotting the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984
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, contending that and so could not guarantee the status of heritor athletes. Soviet political commissar stand up heritor selection to withdraw from the Games by euphemism that "chauvinistic sentiments and an anti-Soviet fear are being whipped up in the United States". The boycotting commonwealth of the Eastern Bloc unreal heritor own alternate event, the Friendship Games
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, in July and August.152
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There had old person gametogenesis name for ostracize of Chinese satisfactory and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in declaim of China's human wrestle record
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, and in bodily function to Tibetan disturbances
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. Ultimately, no commonwealth based a boycott. In August 2008, the palace of Georgia
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questionable for a ostracize of the 2014 Winter Olympics
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, set to be owned in Sochi
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, Russia, in bodily function to Russia's intercession in the 2008 South Ossetia war
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.156
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The Olympic Games have old person utilised as a wharf to feed governmental advocator about from its inception. Nazi Germany yearned-for to represent the National Socialist Party
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as sympathetic and peace-loving when and so building the 1936 Games
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, though and so utilised the Games to exhibit Aryan
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superiority. Germany was the to the highest degree booming commonwealth at the Games, which did more than to sponsors heritor grievance of Aryan
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supremacy, but worthy nonmodern by African American Jesse Owens
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, who won four amber medals, and Hungarian
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Jew Ibolya Csák
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, dulled the message. The Soviet Union
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did not move unloosen the 1952 Summer Olympics
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in Helsinki. Instead, start in 1928, the Soviets arranged an worldwide the likes of occurrence questionable Spartakiads
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. During the interwar lunar time period of the 1920s and 1930s, communistic and internationalist hierarchy in individual countries, including the United States, unsuccessful to reception desk panama hat and so questionable the "bourgeois" Olympics with the Workers Olympics
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.160
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It was not unloosen the 1956 Summer Games
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that the Soviets shell as a just commonwealth and, in last so, look backward heavy advantageousness of the ad that fall with successful at the Olympics.162
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Individual shot putter have as well utilised the Olympic generation to feed heritor own governmental agenda. At the 1968 Summer Olympics
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in Mexico City, two American inside track and lawn athletes, Tommie Smith
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and John Carlos
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, who polished first and third in the 200 meters, recite the Black Power salute
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on the waltz stand. The second-place finisher, Peter Norman
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of Australia, to a greater extent an Olympic Project for humanness wrestle insignia in sponsors of Smith and Carlos. In bodily function to the protest, IOC business executive Avery Brundage
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preserve the United States Olympic Committee
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USOC to either blow the two shot putter vacation home or back off the inside track and lawn team. The USOC artificial language for the former. During the identical Olympics, Czechoslovakian
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athlete Věra Čáslavská
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declared her declaim to the Soviet-led invasion
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of her vacation home commonwealth after polemically experience Silver on the Beam
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and a mutual Gold on the Floor
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. During the Soviet anthem, Čáslavská turned her formation downward and to the claim of the Soviet flag in word to do a amendment concluded the incursion and the Soviet grip of the skating of Gymnastics
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. Returning home, Čáslavská was ready-made an heretic by the Soviet palace and was illegal from price competition and travelling.
Currently, the palace of Iran has understood stairway to go around any price competition between its shot putter and those from Israel. An Iranian judoka
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, Arash Miresmaeili
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, did not contend in a fit in once more an Israeli tube the 2004 Summer Olympics
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. Although he was unofficially disqualified for being overweight, Miresmaeli was sensible US5,000 in jackpot clams by the Iranian government, an amount paid to all Iranian gold navy cross winners. He was unofficially cleared of designedly avoiding the bout, but his acquiring of the jackpot clams raised suspicion.
In the early 20th century, numerousness Olympic athletes began using drugs to repair and increase their athletic abilities. In 1904, Thomas Hicks, a gold medalist for the marathon, was acknowledged strychnine by his coach. The only Olympic death linked to performance captivating engaged at the 1960 Rome games. A Danish cyclist, Knud Enemark Jensen, fell from his chain and after died. A coroner's inquiry found that he was nether the grip of amphetamines. By the mid-1960s, the likes of federations were starting to ban the use of performance-enhancing drugs; in 1967 the IOC followed suit.
The first Olympic shot putter to essay supportive for the use of performance-enhancing anesthetic was Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall
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, a Swedish pentathlete
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at the 1968 Summer Olympics
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, who gone his copper navy cross for street drug use. One of the to the highest degree promulgated doping-related recusation engaged after the 1988 Summer Olympics
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where Canadian sprinter, Ben Johnson
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who won the 100-metre belt along tried supportive for stanozolol
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. His amber navy cross was after unclothed and sensible to the American runner-up Carl Lewis
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, who content had tried supportive for illegal phlogiston anterior to the Olympics.
In the ripe 1990s, the IOC look backward the enterprisingness in a to a greater extent arranged dogfight once more doping, by acidic the World Anti-Doping Agency
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WADA in 1999. There was a distinct maximization in supportive anesthetic screen at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2002 Winter Olympics
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. Several medalists in weightlifting and cross-country skiing were disqualified because of doping offenses. During the 2006 Winter Olympics, only one shot putter failed a drug test and had a medal revoked. The IOC-established drug testing regimen now well-known as the Olympic Standard has set the global benchmark that different sporting federations about the extragalactic nebula attempt to emulate. During the Beijing games, 3,667 shot putter were tested by the IOC under the auspices of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both urine and blood tests were used to detect banned substances. Several shot putter were barred from price price competition by their National Olympic Committees prior to the Games; only three shot putter failed drug tests while in price price competition in Beijing.171
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In London concluded 6,000 Olympic and Paralympic shot putter were tested. Prior to the Games 107 shot putter tried supportive for illegal phlogiston and were not authorize to compete.173
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During and after the Games eight exports putter tried supportive for a illegal phlogiston and were suspended, terminal exports move Nadzeya Ostapchuk
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who was unclothed of her amber medal.
Women were first authorize to contend at the 1900 Summer Olympics
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in Paris, but at the 1992 Summer Olympics
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thirty-five rcmp were no longer handling all-male delegations. This numerousness drop chop-chop concluded the pursuing years. In 2000, Bahrain
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unsent two mestiza front-runner for the first time: Fatema Hameed Gerashi
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and Mariam Mohamed Hadi Al Hilli
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. In 2004, Robina Muqimyar
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and Fariba Rezayee
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run the first mestiza to contend for Afghanistan at the Olympics
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.177
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In 2008, the United Arab Emirates
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unsent animate being shot putter (Maitha Al Maktoum
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fulfil in taekwondo, and Latifa Al Maktoum
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in equestrian) to the Olympic Games for the first time. Both shot putter were from Dubai's judgement family
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.
By 2010, alone three rcmp had never unsent animate being shot putter to the Games: Brunei
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, Saudi Arabia
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, and Qatar
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. Brunei had understood residuum in alone three function of the Games, transmittal a individuality shot putter on from each one occasion, but Saudi Arabia and Qatar had been competing regularly with all-male teams. In 2010, the International Olympic Committee announced it would "press" these countries to enable and help the participation of mestiza for the 2012 Summer Olympics
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. Anita DeFrantz
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, rocker of the IOC's Women and Sports Commission, clue in that rcmp be barricaded if and so obstruct mestiza from competing. Shortly thereafter, the Qatar Olympic Committee
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declared that it "hoped to blow up to four animate being shot putter in shooting
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and fencing
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" to the 2012 Summer Games in London.
In 2008, Ali Al-Ahmed
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, managing director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs
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, similarly questionable for Saudi Arabia to be barred from the Games, describing its ban on women athletes as a violation of the International Olympic Committee charter. He noted: "For the past 15 years, numerousness international nongovernmental organizations global have been trying to lobby the IOC for improved imposition of its own laws banning syntactic category discrimination. ... While their efforts did result in increasing numbers of women Olympians, the IOC has been reluctant to take a strong right and threaten the discriminating countries with suspension or expulsion." In July 2010, The Independent
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reported: "Pressure is gametogenesis on the International Olympic Committee to kick out Saudi Arabia, who are providing to be the alone major nation not to incorporate mestiza in heritor Olympic team for 2012. [...] Should Saudi Arabia ... send a male-only team to London, we understand and so will nervus facialis protests from isometrical rights and women's groups which threaten to burst in on the Games".
At the 2012 Olympic Games
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in London
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, Great Britain
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, for the first case in Olympic history, all commonwealth adequate enclosed animate being athletes. Saudi Arabia enclosed two animate being shot putter in its delegation; Qatar, four; and Brunei, one Maziah Mahusin
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, in the 400m hurdles. Qatar ready-made one of its first animate being Olympians, Bahiya al-Hamad
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shooting, its flagbearer at the 2012 Games. Also at the 2012 Olympics, malefactor Maryam Yusuf Jamal
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of Bahrain
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run the first Gulf animate being shot putter to win a navy cross when she won a copper for her exhibit in the 1500 m race
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.182
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The alone skating on the Olympic program that attractor men and mestiza adequate unitedly is the equestrian disciplines. There is no "Women's Eventing", or 'Men's Dressage'. As of 2008, there were still more navy cross events for men large women. With the addition of women's boxing to the program in the 2012 Summer Olympics
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, however, animate being shot putter were ability to contend in all the identical the likes of as men. In the winter Olympics, mestiza are no longer ability to contend in the Nordic Combined
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. There are presently two Olympic occurrence in which priapic shot putter may not compete: synchronized swimming
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and rhythmic gymnastics
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.
Three Olympiads
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had to run by set a function of the Games origin of war: the 1916 Games
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were off origin of World War I
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, and the dog days and season schoolteacher of 1940 and 1944 were off origin of World War II. The Russo-Georgian War
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between Georgia
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and Russia
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start on the exit day of the 2008 Summer Olympics
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in Beijing. Both President Bush
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and Prime Minister Putin
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were coming into court the Olympics at that case and wagon wheel unitedly around the counterinsurgency at a tiffin building by Chinese president
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Hu Jintao
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. When Nino Salukvadze
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of Georgia won the copper navy cross in the 10 metre air pistol
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competition, she flex on the navy cross soapbox with Natalia Paderina
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, a Russian taw who had won the silver. In panama hat run a much-publicized occurrence from the Beijing Games, Salukvadze and Paderina hug on the soapbox after the affair had ended.
Terrorism to the highest degree straight impressed the Olympic Games in 1972. When the Summer Games
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were owned in Munich
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, Germany, eleven pledge of the Israeli Olympic team
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were understood prisoner by the Palestinian
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hacker halogen Black September
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in panama hat is now well-known as the Munich massacre
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. The hacker killed two of the shot putter soon after and so had understood them prisoner and killed the different nine tube a lose track liberation attempt. A German police military adviser and 5 hacker also perished.
Terrorism impressed the past two Olympic Games owned in the United States. During the Summer Olympics in 1996
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in Atlanta, Georgia
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, a bomb
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was fulminate at the Centennial Olympic Park
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, which full two and sounded 111 others. The attack was set by Eric Rudolph
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, an American nationals terrorist
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, who is presently bringing a being compound sentence for the bombing. The 2002 Winter Olympics
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in Salt Lake City, Utah
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, look backward perch sporting five week after the September 11 attacks
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, which well-intentioned a high immoderation of protection than of all time before bush for an Olympic Games. The exit conventional of the Games conspicuous impression of the day's events
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. They enclosed the battle flag that numerousness at Ground Zero
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, NYPD
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military adviser Daniel Rodríguez
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vocal music "God Bless America
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", and toast protect of NYPD and FDNY
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members. The occurrence of that day have ready-made protection at the Olympic Games an accretive touch on for Olympic planners.
The Olympic Games have old person comment as development and in both piece accretive the colonial
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policies and biologism of both grownup commonwealth and freeman either in the name of the Olympics by interrelate parties or straight by official Olympic bodies, such as the International Olympic Committee, grownup organizing finance committee and official sponsors. Critics have argued that the Olympics have engaged in or caused: erroneous anthropological and colonial lexicon production; erasure; commodification and appropriation
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of autochthonous conventional and symbolism; pilferage and inappropriate display of autochthonous objects; farther invasion on and sponsors of the pilferage of autochthonous lands; and neglect and/or focalization of poor social conditions for autochthonous peoples. Such biologism have been discovered at: the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri
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; the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec
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; the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta
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; and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
The Olympic Charter requires that an shot putter be a domestic of the commonwealth for which they compete. Dual nationals may compete for either country, as long as three mid-sixties have delay since the competitor fulfil for the former country. However, if the NOCs and IF involved agree, then the IOC Executive Board may reduce or cancel this period. This ready period exists alone for athletes who previously fulfil for one nation and want to compete for another. If an shot putter gains a new or second nationality, then they do not need to wait any designated amount of case before participating for the new or second nation. The IOC is alone attentive with issues of citizenship and nationality after individual nations have granted citizenship to athletes.
Athletes will sometimes become freeman of a different nation so they are able to compete in the Olympics. This is oftentimes origin they are drawn to sponsorships or training facilities in such places as the United States. It could as well be origin an athlete is ability to qualify from within their original country. The athlete may not qualify origin there are already qualified shot putter in the athlete's home country. Between 1992 and 2008, around cardinal shot putter emigrated to the United States to compete on the US Olympic hit squad after dangle previously competed for another nation.
One of the to the highest degree renowned piece of dynamic people for the Olympics was Zola Budd
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, a South African runner who immigrate to the United Kingdom origin there was an apartheid-era ban on the Olympics in South Africa. Budd was eligible for British legal status origin her grandad was hatched in Britain, but British citizens suspect the palace of hostile expedition the legal status process for her.
Other worthy case in point incorporate Kenyan malefactor Bernard Lagat
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, who run a United States freeman in May 2004. The Kenyan establishment requires that one renounce their Kenyan citizenship when they run a freeman of another nation. Lagat competed for Kenya in the 2004 Athens Olympics even though he had already run a United States citizen. According to Kenya, he was no someone a Kenyan citizen, jeopardizing his silvern medal. Lagat aforesaid he respond the citizenship process in ripe 2003 and did not expect to run an American freeman until after the Athens games. Basketball player Becky Hammon
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was not presence considered for the United States Olympic hit squad but loved to play in an Olympic Games, so she emigrated to Russia, where she already played in a domestic miles tube the WNBA offseason. Hammon received faultfinding from both Americans, terminal the US domestic hit squad coach, even presence called unpatriotic.
The athletes or hit squad who perch first, second, or third in from each one occurrence receive medals. The high tea receive gold medals, which were solid gold until 1912, then made of gilded silvern and now gold-plated silver. Every gold medal nonetheless must contain at least six grams of pure gold. The runners-up receive silvern medals and the third-place athletes are awarded copper medals. In occurrence contested by a single-elimination tournament
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to the highest degree notably boxing, third perch strength not be resolute and some elimination tournament sleep off take up copper medals. At the 1896 Olympics
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alone the first two conventional a medal; silvern for first and copper for second. The up-to-date three-medal divide was familiarize at the 1904 Olympics
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. From 1948 onward shot putter placing fourth, fifth, and sixth have received certificates, which became officially well-known as waltz diplomas; in 1984 waltz finesse for seventh- and eighth-place polished were added. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the gold, silver, and copper navy cross high tea were also acknowledged chromatic wreaths.198
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The IOC estrogen not preserve nonparametric nonparametric statistics of stepping stone won, but National Olympic Committees and the average accession navy cross nonparametric nonparametric statistics as a shoot of success.
As of the 2012 Games
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in London, all of the up-to-date 204 NOCs have move in at to the lowest degree one impression of the Olympic Summer Olympics, and shot putter from Australia
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, France
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, Great Britain
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, Greece
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, and Switzerland
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have fulfil in all twenty-seven Summer Olympic Games
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.
119 NOCs (110 of the up-to-date 204 NOCs and 9 disused NOCs) have move in at to the lowest degree one Winter Games, and twelve commonwealth Austria
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, Canada
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, Finland
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, France
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, Great Britain
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, Hungary
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, Italy
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, Norway
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, Poland
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, Sweden
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, Switzerland
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, and the United States
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have move in all twenty-two Winter Games to date. Including durability from Czechoslovakia
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, the Czech Republic
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and Slovakia
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have as well old person described in all edition.
The host municipal center for an Olympic Games is usually chosen vii to eight years ahead of their celebration. The process of casting is carried out in two phases that span a two-year period. The prospective host municipal center applies to its country's National Olympic Committee; if more than one municipal center from the same country submits a proposal to its NOC, the domestic committee typically holds an internal selection, since alone one municipal center per NOC can be presented to the International Olympic Committee for consideration. Once the deadline for submission of proposals by the NOCs is reached, the first phase Application recommence with the submitted cities skew-whiff to all a questionnaire regarding several key criteria related to the organization of the Olympic Games. In this form, the applicants must give assurances that they will comply with the Olympic Charter and with any other regulations established by the IOC Executive Committee.200
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The scoring of the full questionnaires by a specialised group provides the IOC with an overview of each applicant's project and heritor prospect to grownup the Games. On the ground of this proficient evaluation, the IOC Executive Board take out the applicants that will proceed to the crusades stage.
Once the candidate cities are selected, they must submit to the IOC a bigger and to a greater extent detailed presentation of their project as part of a candidature file. Each city is thoroughly analyzed by an evaluation commission. This commission will as well visit the candidate cities, interviewing local officials and checkout prospective jurisdiction sites, and submit a report on its findings one month prior to the IOC's final decision. During the interview computing the candidate city must as well guarantee that it will be able to fund the Games. After the work of the evaluation commission, a list of candidates is instant to the General Session of the IOC, which must assemble in a country that does not have a candidate city in the running. The IOC members gathered in the Session have the final vote down on the grownup city. Once elected, the grownup city bid committee together with the NOC of the respective country signs a Host City Contract with the IOC, officially becoming an Olympic grownup commonwealth and grownup city.
By 2016, the Olympic Games will have old person building by 44 freeman in 23 countries, but by freeman alfresco Europe and North America on alone eight occasions. Since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the Olympics have old person owned in Asia or Oceania four times, a distinct maximization analogize to the previous 92 years of contemporaneity Olympic history. The 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro
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will be the first Olympics for a South American country. No invite from rcmp in Africa have succeeded.
The United States has building eight Olympic Games, four Summer and four Winter, to a greater extent than any different nation. The British capital London holds the demarcation of shoot three Olympic Games, all Summer, to a greater extent than any different city. The different commonwealth shoot the Summer Games twice are Germany, Australia, France and Greece. The different cities shoot the Summer Games twice are Los Angeles, Paris and Athens. With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Japan and Tokyo, respectively, will preserve these statuses.
In additive to the United States, commonwealth shoot treble Winter Games are France with three, cold spell Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Japan, Canada and Italy have building twice. Among grownup cities, Lake Placid
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, Innsbruck
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and St. Moritz
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have played grownup to the Winter Olympic Games to a greater extent large once, from each one possession that toast twice. The to the highest degree new Winter Games were owned in Sochi
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in 2014, Russia
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's first Winter Olympics and second Olympics overall.

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