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The Summer Olympic Games

    Beijing, China, Aug. 8-24   Marathon runners, Greece 1896 Summer Olympics History Olympic Athletes A-Z Through The Years By Country: All-Time Medal Standings By…

Induráin, Miguel

(Encyclopedia) Induráin, Miguel (Miguel Angel Induráin Larraya)mgl´ äng´khl ndoorä´n lä´räyä, 1964–, Spanish bicycle racer. In a career lasting from 1985 to 1997, he dominated European racing,…

The 1988 Summer Olympic Games

The Question: We all know that when Ben Johnson was disqualified at the Seoul Olympics, Carl Lewis consequently won the gold medal. Who were third and fourth over the line,…

Nadal, Rafael

(Encyclopedia) Nadal, Rafael (Rafael Nadal Parera), 1986–, Spanish tennis player, b. Majorca. Widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player ever, Rafa turned professional at 15. In 2005 he won…

Other 2004 Summer Olympic Games Champions

ArcheryMen's individual—Marco Galiazzo, ItalyMen's team—South KoreaWomen's individual—Sung Hyun Park, South KoreaWomen's team—South KoreaBadmintonMen's singles—Taufik Hidayat, IndonesiaMen's…

Melbourne

(Encyclopedia) Melbourne, city (2016 pop. 47,285, Greater Melbourne 2016 pop. 4,485,211), capital of Victoria, SE Australia, on Port Phillip Bay at the mouth of the Yarra River. Melbourne, Australia…

Olympics

Cite The World of Sport Find medal winners, timelines, memorable moments, participating countries, biographies, medal standings by nation, leading individual medal winners, and more. The…

Sydney

(Encyclopedia) Sydney, city (2016 pop. 208,374, Greater Sydney 2016 pop. 4,823,991), capital of New South Wales, SE Australia, surrounding Port Jackson inlet on the Pacific Ocean. Sydney is Australia…

Paralympics

Spirit in Motion by Shmuel Ross Source: AP Photo/Dmitry LovetskyRelated Links 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang Quiz: Memorable Ceremonies All-Time Leading Medal Winners Notable…