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Olympic Mountains(Encyclopedia)Olympic Mountains, highest part of the Coast Ranges, on the Olympic Peninsula, NW Wash. Mt. Olympus (7,965 ft/2,427 m) is the highest point in the mountains, which are composed mainly of sedimentary r...
Mount Olympus(Encyclopedia)Mount Olympus: see Cyprus; Olympic Mountains; Olympus.
Coast Ranges(Encyclopedia)Coast Ranges, series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high. The ranges include the St. ...
Brundage, Avery(Encyclopedia)Brundage, Avery ´vr brn´dj [key], 1887–1975, American sports executive, b. Detroit, Mich. A member of the 1912 U.S. Olympic track and field team, he became a leader of the Olympic moveme...
Olympic elk(Encyclopedia)Olympic elk: see wapiti.
Olympic games(Encyclopedia)Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece Although records cannot verify games earlier th...
Diagoras of Rhodes(Encyclopedia)Diagoras of Rhodes, ancient Greek athlete, fl. 5th cent. BC A boxer and wrester, he won an Olympic championship in 464 BC and won numerous times at the Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean games. Pindar cele...
Rogge, Jacques(Encyclopedia)Rogge, Jacques zhäk r´kh [key], 1942–, Belgian sports executive, b. Ghent. An orthopedic surgeon with a degree in sports medicine, Rogge is an accomplished sailor who competed in Olympic yacht...
Nurmi, Paavo(Encyclopedia)Nurmi, Paavo pä´v noor´m [key], 1897–1973, Finnish track star. Between 1920 and 1932 he set 20 world running records and won nine Olympic gold medals. His Olympic victories included the 10,...
Bach, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Bach, Thomas, 1953–, German sports executive, b. Würzberg. A lawyer and businessman, he won a gold medal in team fencing representing West Germany in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Bach served as pres...
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