94 summer Olympics

94 summer Olympics

Post by j.. » Tue, 18 Oct 1994 10:38:30


--Weren't the 1994 Summer Olympics supposed to start sometime?
Jenny

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Post by Gyuri Wo » Wed, 19 Oct 1994 05:28:39

Ther is no summer olympics in 1994. The Winter olympics changed its
schedule (there were one in 1992, one in 1994 and will be one in 1998) to
put it into the middle of the summer olympics. With summer olympics
there was no changes, the next will come in 1996.
Gyuri Wolf

 
 
 

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Post by Xie Min ( » Fri, 28 Oct 1994 16:49:35

: : --Weren't the 1994 Summer Olympics supposed to start sometime?
: : Jenny

: : (Let me know!!!)

What's Olympics?

 
 
 

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Post by Roy L » Mon, 31 Oct 1994 03:19:21


: What's Olympics?

"Olympics" is a casual term that refers to the Games of the Olympiad,
celebrated once every four years. It is the only international sporting
event that includes every country in the world and the most popular
sports. The Games were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain, and will be held
in 1996 in Atlanta, USA, and in 2000 in Sydney, Australia.

The Olympics is much like the Commonwealth Games (just held in Victoria,
Canada during the summer), except that the Olympics include many more
countries and many more events.

There are also Olympic Winter Games, including events competed on ice and
snow. The last one was held in Lillehammer, Norway, and the next one in
1998 in Nagano, Japan.

--
Roy Lee

 
 
 

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Post by Adrian Ziss » Sat, 05 Nov 1994 02:22:36

Quote:
>: What's Olympics?
> It is the only international sporting
>event that includes every country in the world and the most popular
>sports.

I don't remember seeing soccer in the Olympics.
I would venture to say that soccer is the most popular sport in the world.

I also would suspect that not every country in the world participates in the
Olympics (for example, South Africa was not in the last summer olympics and
I'm pretty sure you'd be unlikely to find any Nigerian atheletes at the Winter
Olympics).

 
 
 

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Post by Mika Perki|m{ » Mon, 07 Nov 1994 00:49:50

: I don't remember seeing soccer in the Olympics.

Surely there is soccer in the Olympics. For example in 1992 Spain won the
gold medal.

: I also would suspect that not every country in the world participates in the
: Olympics (for example, South Africa was not in the last summer olympics)

Sorry, but South Africa DID compete in 1992, first time in 32 years.
But of course there are a few countries that don't take part. Not any
that crosses my mind right now. Well, Vatican of course. Perhaps the
Seychells (sp.) also.

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Post by TAZMA » Mon, 07 Nov 1994 03:18:00

Quote:


>: I don't remember seeing soccer in the Olympics.

>Surely there is soccer in the Olympics. For example in 1992 Spain won the
>gold medal.

YES, there is soccer in the Olympics.

Quote:
>: I also would suspect that not every country in the world participates in the
>: Olympics (for example, South Africa was not in the last summer olympics)

>Sorry, but South Africa DID compete in 1992, first time in 32 years.
>But of course there are a few countries that don't take part. Not any
>that crosses my mind right now. Well, Vatican of course. Perhaps the
>Seychells (sp.) also.

If I remember correctly IRAN and some other Islamic states continually
boycott the Olympics due to the role of women in the games. They have
their games (the Arab games) at the same time as the Olympics, and their
women compete in full dress, including the headgear.

Anyone out there know exactly what the conditions are, and which
countries don't compete/compete?

T.Ryerson Fuller

 
 
 

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Post by Jolp » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 11:37:16


Quote:
Zissos) writes:

"I don't remember seeing soccer in the Olympics.
I would venture to say that soccer is the most popular sport in the world.

I also would suspect that not every country in the world participates in
the
Olympics (for example, South Africa was not in the last summer olympics
and
I'm pretty sure you'd be unlikely to find any Nigerian atheletes at the
Winter
Olympics)."
_________________________________________________-
Soccer is an Olympic sport. If you didn't see it, you weren't looking.
But you are right, it is the most popular sport in the world. As far as
every country in the world participating in the Olympics, that is not the
case. Countries must belong to the International Olympic Committee to
participate in the Olympics, but there are very few countries that don't
belong to the IOC. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that you've never heard
of 99% of the countries that don't belong to the IOC, if not all of them.
Most countries do belong to the IOC. By the way, South Africa was in the
last summer Olympics, and if Nigeria had any athletes available to compete
in any winter sports they would be more than welcome to participate, just
as athletes from any country would be..

 
 
 

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Post by Roy L » Mon, 07 Nov 1994 03:57:57

: I also would suspect that not every country in the world participates in the
: Olympics (for example, South Africa was not in the last summer olympics and
: I'm pretty sure you'd be unlikely to find any Nigerian atheletes at the Winter
: Olympics).

Adrian:
The International Olympic Committee recognizes more countries than the
United Nations Organization does. Of course, not every country recognized
participates at every Olympic Games. There are small countries like the
Soloman Islands or Ghana who either do not have the funds or the talent
to justify sending a team to the Games. Your example of South Africa: SA
was banned from the Olympic Games until 1992 because of its previously
racist policies. In Barcelona, the world welcomed SA back.

Secondly, only about half of the recognized countries participate in the
Winter Olympic Games because there is not the tradition in countries
along the equatorial belt. However, a country that has sent a team to a
Winter Games celebration that is worth mentioning is Jamaica, who sent
bobsledding teams to Calgary '88, Albertville '92 and Lillehammer '94.

--
Roy Lee

 
 
 

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Post by Bettina Hel » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 10:43:00

JO>>I'm pretty sure you'd be unlikely to find any Nigerian atheletes at
JO>>the Winter Olympics)."

JO>[I]f Nigeria had any athletes available to compete in any winter
JO>sports they would be more than welcome to participate, just as
JO>athletes from any country would be..

Didn't Nigeria send a cross-country skier to the Lillehammer Olympics?
Or am I thinking of some other unlikely African country?

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Post by Ramakrishna Daggupa » Sun, 13 Nov 1994 04:05:44

Quote:

> JO>>I'm pretty sure you'd be unlikely to find any Nigerian atheletes at
> JO>>the Winter Olympics)."
> JO>[I]f Nigeria had any athletes available to compete in any winter
> JO>sports they would be more than welcome to participate, just as
> JO>athletes from any country would be..

Wrong, just because they have someone to compete in a event, it
doesn't neccessary mean they automatically qualify.  They must undergo
a trial to meet the certain standards in an event such as downhill
skiing, bobsled and so.  Thus, some countries are limited by these
standards.  It is not so strict, IOC try to balance it, and prevent a
comically event as it happened in 1988 olympics for skijumping !!!

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Post by Roy L » Sun, 13 Nov 1994 10:50:00


: > JO>[I]f Nigeria had any athletes available to compete in any winter
: > JO>sports they would be more than welcome to participate, just as
: > JO>athletes from any country would be..

: Wrong, just because they have someone to compete in a event, it
: doesn't neccessary mean they automatically qualify.  They must undergo
: a trial to meet the certain standards in an event such as downhill
: skiing, bobsled and so.  Thus, some countries are limited by these
: standards.  It is not so strict, IOC try to balance it, and prevent a
: comically event as it happened in 1988 olympics for skijumping !!!


As far as I know, the international rules for participation in sports
events are pretty loose. It is in fact each National Olympic Committee
that makes the rules in terms of qualification. In countries like Canada,
these rules are strict simply because there is lots of competition. In a
country where winter sports are less popular, athletes can be less
qualified and still make THEIR Olympic teams.

The International Sports Federations are thinking of setting more
qualification standards. For example, I hear that the International
Skating Union is thinking of limiting figure skating entries to skaters
who placed 24th or above at the previous World Championships.

This is a very controversial topic since some argue that the Olympics
should be for everyone while others argue that the Olympics should be for
the best only.

--
Roy Lee

 
 
 

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Post by Mika Perki|m{ » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 16:01:59

: Didn't Nigeria send a cross-country skier to the Lillehammer Olympics?
: Or am I thinking of some other unlikely African country?

Don't think there was a Nigerian cross-country skier, but at least a
downhill-skier from Senegal was. And in Albertville 1992 a cross-country
skier from Morocco competed. Though he was so slow that had to be sent
before his actual time to the second part of the pursuit, so that it
won't take so long for him to arrive!

--

Tiiliruukinkatu 22 B 22        !  pieces of ***. What I am, is because of
FIN-33200 Tampere, FINLAND     !  my head."                  - Paavo Nurmi -
Tel: +358 31 2133 104          ! "Stupidity is a fault."     - Lasse Viren -

 
 
 

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Post by Bettina Hel » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 19:23:00


RL>The International Sports Federations are thinking of setting more
RL>qualification standards. For example, I hear that the International
RL>Skating Union is thinking of limiting figure skating entries to skaters
RL>who placed 24th or above at the previous World Championships.

From some things I heard, they *tried* to put this rule in place for the
1994 Winter Olympics -- skaters like Lily Lyoonjung Lee weren't supposed
to be able to compete at the Olympics at all. But something happened
(major protests? unexpected injuries? significant pullouts?), and when
the Olympics opened, there was Lily.


 
 
 

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Post by Roy L » Fri, 18 Nov 1994 12:18:24

Bettina:

I am sorry, but I am not familiar with the episode that you were
mentioning. Please elaborate if possible.

: From some things I heard, they *tried* to put this rule in place for the
: 1994 Winter Olympics -- skaters like Lily Lyoonjung Lee weren't supposed
: to be able to compete at the Olympics at all. But something happened
: (major protests? unexpected injuries? significant pullouts?), and when
: the Olympics opened, there was Lily.
--
Roy Lee