The Olympic Torch relay

The Olympic Torch relay
The Ancient Greeks considered fire to be a divine element, and they maintained perpetual fires in front of their principal temples. This was the case in the sanctuary of Olympia, where the Ancient Olympic Games took place. The flame was lit using the rays …
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Promotion of Women In Sport
As a product of its era, the IOC initially had little interest in women’s participation in sport. Times have changed and the IOC has played an important role in establishing a positive trend to enhance women’s participation. This section offers a brief …
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Anna Korakaki: a “living example” of how to turn YOG heartbreak into Olympic success
Greek shooter ready to tell youngsters at Buenos Aires 2018 how she transformed her Nanjing 2014 despair into two medals at Rio 2016. If a young athlete feels their world is crashing down after a near-miss or outright “disaster” at next year’s Youth …
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Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman looks back at a successful year

Olympic Channel General Manager Mark Parkman looks back at a successful year
Recruited to lead the International Olympic Committee’s start-up multimedia platform in August 2015, Mark Parkman developed a strategic plan of implementation which, 11 months later, culminated in the launch of the Olympic Channel following the Closing …
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Teaching Video – Multimedia Workshop
This video allows teachers to lead a workshop on short exposure photography techniques. A fun and participative way to teach pupils about images whilst discovering a particular aspect of the Olympic Games. The first part presents the historical and …
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Prevention of competition manipulation
The IOC’s ultimate goal is to protect clean athletes. We are therefore actively committed to fighting all forms of cheating in sport. The manipulation of sports competitions has become an area of great concern in recent years. Such corruption threatens …
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Olympic figure skating controversy? Ashley Wagner makes team despite falls.

Olympic figure skating controversy? Ashley Wagner makes team despite falls.
Boston On one hand, it’s no surprise that Ashley Wagner was named to the American Olympic team Sunday. After all, she was without question America’s best woman figure skater this season. In fact, she was the only American woman even to qualify for the …
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King’s women’s ice hockey adds local product in Valley Wests Lawson
Lawson, who began playing hockey six years ago after making the jump from figure skating, spent this past season splitting time between the Spartans junior varsity (eight games) and varsity (10) teams. When it came time to pick a school, Lawson knew she …
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Vacationland Figure Skating Show – VIDEO and KLICK! Photo gallery
Skaters perform Saturday during the Vacationland Figure Skating Club’s show “Minnesota N’Ice” at the Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd. This year’s guest skater was Abbie Symanietz who skates with the St. Paul Figure Skating Club and is a past …
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U.S. Water Polo: The Other Olympic Dream Team

sportU.S. Water Polo: The Other Olympic Dream Team
What is the world’s most beautiful but brutal sport? Hockey? Boxing? How about water polo, which combines ripped bodies, broken eye sockets, and hard fouls under water, where refs can’t see them? Not to mention it requires nonstop swimming. Says 36-year …
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View: Court is trying to push patriotism through the words of ‘non-nationalist’
Next were the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films. Weissmuller was a champion swimmer: five Olympic golds for swimming and a bronze for water polo. He notched up over 50 world records. Didn’t know any of that till recently, but all his Tarzan movies were …
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Heading off concussions in water polo
A novel probe will be investigating impact injuries in water polo. The goal of the three-pronged study – aided by the popular sport’s national governing body – is to compile scientific data on risk, prevalence and protection. As a result of ongoing …
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U.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise

sportU.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise
BOSTON – The names on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team were still supposed to be a secret, so Ashley Wagner slipped under the stands to cry. Hours after a performance she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice,” the two-time national …
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Sport Court: Is Figure Skating a Sport?
Following this Court’s decision in National Hockey League v. United States (2013), U.S. Figure Skating brought suit against the United States. The association is the recognized governing body for its athletic organization in the United States per the U …
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Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating
SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure …
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High Diving, a Crowd-Pleasing Sport, Pursues an Olympic Platform

sportHigh Diving, a Crowd-Pleasing Sport, Pursues an Olympic Platform
KAZAN, Russia — It makes no sense that the International Olympic Committee voted Beijing, a city devoid of snow, to be a Winter Games host but has resisted inviting high diving into the Summer Olympics. The men’s high diving event on Wednesday at the …
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High dive
SANDUSKY – Two world champion high divers performing at Cedar Point this summer jump from heights comparable to the tallest hill on the Blue Streak. Orlando Duque of Colombia performs a dive Monday from 80 feet in the air during the Extreme Splash 2005 …
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High Dive Fail Is A Reminder That Diving Should Be Banned (VIDEO)
We’re like 80 percent sure this isn’t how you’re supposed to do it. High diving can be as dangerous as it is terrifying. Just look at the clip above of this poor woman who appears to have second thoughts just as she reaches the edge of the diving platform.
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Olympic boxing – Trying something different!

Olympic BoxingOlympic boxing – Trying something different!
One of my goals at this Olympic Games was to cover some sports that I have never shot before. That was another one of my list of 8 photos that I blogged about 3 weeks ago. So yesterday, I decided to head over to the boxing venue to give that a try.
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Conor McGregor: Boxing and MMA wrapped up in little finger, needs no protection rules
Conor McGregor cannot be accused of lacking self-confidence, not even after he got smacked real badly by Nate Diaz at UFC 196. Now McGregor says Floyd Mayweather is out looking for money to make plans of their match to come to fruition. He believes Floyd …
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Sergey Kovalev’s ferocity was born on the streets
UNIVERSAL CITY >> The fierceness Sergey Kovalev brings into every fight reminds his promoter, Kathy Duva, of another superstar who once fought under her Main Events Inc. banner. “Evander Holyfield,” Duva said Thursday over lunch at Tony Roma’s on the …
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How does U.S. Olympic swimming team size up to competition in Rio?

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????How does U.S. Olympic swimming team size up to competition in Rio?
After eight days of tight competition at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, the U.S. will head to Rio featuring a swim team with a five-time Olympian with 22 Olympic medals in his trophy case (Michael Phelps), a four-time Olympian with 12 medals …
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Omega Timing puts U.S. Swim Trials media members in the pool to test technology
In competitive swimming, the fastest time wins. But, who keeps the time, and how they keep it, matters when Olympic medals are on the line. The official timekeeper of the Rio Games showed KTIV’s Matt Breen what they do by putting me in the pool.
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What’s Happening: Piedmont Swim Team looking for new members
Piedmont Swim Team — Looking for new swimmers, boys and girls ages 6-18, for year round competitive swim team. For details contact joinpst@piedmontswimteam.org, www.piedmontswimteam.org Alameda Attack — Makeup tryouts for Alameda Fall baseball team for …
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Body Parts Wash Ashore Rio Olympic Sand Volleyball Beach

sportBody Parts Wash Ashore Rio Olympic Sand Volleyball Beach
Well, this is just disturbing. A beach goer was jogging near the Olympic beach soon to be used as the beach volleyball court for the Olympics…and saw a couple of dismembered arms washed ashore. What the hell, Rio!? There are just 5 weeks left until Rio …
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Rio 2016 Olympics Is Coming To The Samsung Gear VR
beach volleyball, diving, boxing, and fencing, as well as highlight packages of those sports. All VR programming will be presented on delay, from August 6, the day after the Opening Ceremony, through August 22, the day after the Games conclude. Only …
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Beach Volleyball and the Rio Games
With violence raising concerns about security during August’s Olympic Games, police near the Olympic beach volleyball venue in Copacabana said Wednesday that a foot and other body parts had been found on the shore. The officers said the parts washed up …
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Olympic figure skating champions perform a perfect Bollywood dance to win

sportOlympic figure skating champions perform a perfect Bollywood dance to win
Olympic figure skating champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov decided to give a Bollywood spin to their performance at the 2016 European Figure Skating Championships in Slovakia. The judges and the audience clearly loved the results, with the …
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Grant Hochstein: “Without heart, skating means nothing”
To many figure skaters, as well as athletes from other sports, a fourth place finish at a competition can feel like a failure, or at the very least a missed opportunity; coming so close and yet so far from receiving a meaningful medal. For Grant …
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At Age 26, US Figure Skating Champ Adam Rippon Thinks His Best Is Yet To Come
When he is fully awake, Adam Rippon knows he won his first senior U.S. men’s title at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month in Saint Paul, Minnesota. But when he’s still half asleep, he’s not always quite sure. “I have a little PTSD …
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