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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,…

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…

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…

Induráin, Miguel

(Encyclopedia) Induráin, Miguel (Miguel Angel Induráin Larraya)mēgĕl´ äng´khāl ĭndo͞orä´ēn lä´räyä, 1964–, Spanish bicycle racer. In a career lasting from 1985 to 1997, he dominated European racing,…

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…

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…

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…

smart card

(Encyclopedia) smart card, small device that resembles a credit card but contains an embedded microprocessor to store and process information. Magnetic-stripe cards, which store a very small amount…

Atlanta

(Encyclopedia) Atlanta ətlăn´tə, ăt–, city (1990 pop. 394,017), state capital and seat of Fulton co., NW Ga., on the Chattahoochee R. and Peachtree Creek, near the Appalachian foothills; inc. 1847.…