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Netball and the Olympic Movement

Netball has never been played at the Summer Olympics, but its federation has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee, since 1995 after a twenty-year period of lobbying. The netball community sees netballs absence at the Olympic Games as a hindrance to the global growth of the game, depriving it of media attention and funding. The IOC requires a high geographical scope for inclusion in the Olympics, but netball is mostly played in Commonwealth countries. When the IOC recognized netballs federation, it opened up sources of funds that the global netball community had not been a ...

OLY

OLY are post-nominal letters granted by the World Olympians Association to athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games. In November 2017 at the 8th International Olympic Committee IOC International Athletes’ Forum, the World Olympians Association announced the OLY post-nominal letters initiative. The initiative allows Olympians to use the OLY lettering on any official documentation after their name much like when one gets a degree. In addition to the letters athletes will receive a World Olympians Association certificate celebrating their achievements when they apply for the title. ...

Olympic Day Run

Olympic Day Run is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation of sports held in June organized by National Olympic Committees. The International Olympic Committee IOC was formally established on 23 June 1894 through the efforts of Pierre de Coubertin promoting competitive sport as a revival of the ancient Olympic Games. Due to World War II, Olympic Games had not been held in either 1940 or 1944. The city of London rose to host to the Games of the XIV after World War II. In January 1948, the International Olympic Committee IOC approved the idea of Olympic Day to ...

Olympic spirit

Olympic Spirit is an officially sanctioned programme of the International Olympic Committee. A number of initiatives are underway in Canada, Beijing, London, Japan, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Olympic Spirit Group

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Olympic Spirit Group is officially licensed by the International Olympic Committee to design, develop and manage Olympic Spirit Centers worldwide. Olympic Spirit seeks to be an icon of Olympic values and ideals, to inspire and motivate the youth of the world to be the best they can be and to contribute to building a peaceful and better world in the Olympic Spirit which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Olympic Spirit initiatives are underway in Canada Vancouver hosts the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, London h ...

Olympic Spirit Munich

Olympic Spirit Munich opened in March, 1999 within Olympia Park, site of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. During the 18-month trial period this test site was operational, hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoyed its exciting entertainment and educational activities. Based on the success and experience gained, the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Spirit Group proceeded with plans for the design, development and management of Olympic Spirit Centers worldwide.

Olympic Spirit Toronto

Olympic Spirit Toronto was an Olympic-themed attraction featuring the moments of high drama and emotion experienced by Olympians and fans throughout Canadas history with the Olympic Games. It offered visitors a taste of what the Olympics are about through interactive sports activities that gave them a chance to try Olympic sports and engage in friendly competitions among themselves. The education-oriented attraction operated in a building at 35 Dundas Street East on Dundas Square in Toronto from August 2004 to August 2006. Following the closure of Olympic Spirit Toronto, the building was p ...

Olympic record

Olympic records are the best performances in a specific event in that events history in either the Summer Olympic Games or the Winter Olympic Games, including: Diving Alpine skiing records recognized only by FIS Short track speed skating list Snowboarding records not kept in halfpipe and slopestyle Nordic combined Triathlon records recognized only by ITU Swimming list Archery list Speed skating list Weightlifting list Football mens & womens records Ski jumping Luge Bobsleigh records recognized only by FIBT Shooting list Cross-country skiing Freestyle skiing records only kept in ski cross C ...

                                     

ⓘ Olympic Games

  • The modern Olympic Games or Olympics French: Jeux olympiques are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions
  • The Summer Olympic Games French: Jeux Olympiques d ete or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi - sport event held
  • The Youth Olympic Games YOG is an international multi - sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years
  • Olympic Games ceremonies of the Ancient Olympic Games were an integral part of these Games the modern Olympic games have opening, closing, and medal ceremonies
  • The ancient Olympic Games were originally a festival, or celebration, of and for Zeus events such as a footrace, a javelin contest, and wrestling matches
  • Winter Olympic Games the 1924 Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games which
  • Bids for Olympic Games is the process where National Olympic Committees select from within their national territory cities to put forward bids to host
  • Mario Sonic at the Olympic Games is a crossover sports and party game developed by the Sega Sports R D Department. It is the first installment on the
  • of host cities of the Olympic Games both summer and winter, since the modern Olympics began in 1896. Since then, summer games have usually  but not
  • Mario Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a 2009 sports and party game developed by Sega. Like its predecessor, it was published by Nintendo for Japan