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Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, Flags, Olympic Symbols and Flag

What are the colors of the rings on the Olympic flag?

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The Olympic Flag has rings of Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red in order from left to right, on a white background. The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the center: blue, yellow, black, green and red. It represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time. Depends on what ring.
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How often are the Olympic Games held?

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The Olympics Summer Games and the Olympics Winter Games are held two years apart, so there are Olympic contests held every other year. Another way of looking at it is this: The Olympics Summer Games are held every four years; likewise, the Winter Olympics Games are held every four years. Upcoming Games and venues include: 2012, Summer Games: London, England 2014, Winter Games: Sochi, Russia 2016, Summer Games: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 2018, Winter Games: Pyeongchang, South Korea 2020, Summer Games: Tokyo, Japan Every 4 years.
Asked in Olympics, Japan, Olympic History, Winter Olympic Games

How many gold medals did the United States women win at the winter Olympics in Japan?

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There have been two winter Olympic games held in Japan. In the winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998, US women won four (4) gold medals. Three (3) individual gold medals and a team gold for the ice hockey. The total of gold medals won by Americans was six. US men won two (2). See the Related Link for "US medals at Nagano 1998" more more on the answer.
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, London 2012 Olympics

What are the costs and benefits of hosting the Olympics?

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The benefits of hosting the Olympic Games are: - increased employment - lots of workers needed for construction of facilities etc. - increased tourism - the host nation is put on show to all the world - better infrastructure - transport, security etc. are all improved - feel-good factor across the host nation The Olympics usually are very expensive (London 2012 budget is somewhere around £9 billion) and so host nations have to weigh up the pros and cons.
Asked in Olympics, Australia, Olympic History

How many Olympic medals has Australia won in Tae Kwon Do?

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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, 2. Lauren Burns won gold in women's flyweight class at the 2000 Games in Sydney and Daniel Trenton won silver in men's heavyweight class also at the 2000 Games.
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Where were the last four summer olympic games held?

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1996 - Atlanta, United States 2000 - Sydney, Australia 2004 - Athens, Greece 2008 - Beijing, China
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What kinds of medals did Carl Lewis win?

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Carl Lewis won 10 Olympic medals ... 9 gold and 1 silver. The gold medals were in long jump (4 - 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996), 100 meter dash (2 - 1984, 1988), 4x100 meter relay (2 - 1984, 1992), and 200 meter dash (1 - 1984). He won a silver in 200 meter dash in 1988.
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, London 2012 Olympics

What is the average number of athletes per country competing in the Olympics?

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Athletes per Country Competing in the Olympics 11,028 athletes participated in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. 2,629 athletes participated in the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Just a handful of countries send more than 100 athletes to the game. The United States sent 596 athletes to Beijing and 215 to Vancouver. When you consider all countries participating in the games (204 countries in Beijing and 82 in Vancouver), the large majority of them are small countries that only send 5 athletes or less. So calculating the average number of athletes sent by each country, you would get a small number.
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, Summer Olympic Games

Which countries hosted each of the Summer Olympics since 1896?

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Olympic Games Countries do not "host" the Olympic Games. Cities are selected as hosts of the Games. 1896- Athens, Greece 1900- Paris, France 1904- St. Louis, United States 1908- London, England 1912- Stockhom, Sweden 1920- Antwerp, Belgium 1924- Paris, France 1928- Amsterdam, Netherlands 1932- Los Angeles, United States 1936- Berlin, Germany 1948- London, England 1952- Helsinki, Finland 1956- Melbourne, Australia 1960- Rome, Italy 1964- Tokyo, Japan 1968- Mexico City, Mexico 1972- Munich, Germany 1976- Montreal, Canada 1980- Moscow, Russia 1984- Los Angeles, United States 1988- Seoul, South Korea 1992- Barcelona, Spain 1996- Atlanta, United States 2000- Sydney, Australia 2004- Athens, Greece 2008- Beijing, China 2012- London, England 2016- Rio De Janerio, Brazil
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What is the another name for barbiturates?

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Barbiturates are a type of drug that falls under the general category of sedative.
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, Flags

What is the significance of the 5 rings in the Olympics emblem?

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The 5 rings represent the 5 continents. They are interlaced to show the universality of Olympism and the meeting of the athletes of the whole world during the Olympic Games. At first, the way the rings were interlaced was sometimes a little odd compared with what we are use to today. Nowadays, the Olympic symbol is subject to very strict rules. Graphic standards have been set down, which determine, for example, the exact position of each ring. The colors of the rings also represent the whole world, as there is not a national flag in the world that does not have at least some red, green, blue, yellow, or black in it.
Asked in Sports, Olympics, Olympic History

How many countries must play a sport in order for it to be played in the Olympics?

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Olympic sports In order to be considered as an Olympic sport, a sport must first be practiced by men in at least 75 countries and four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and three continents. However in order to become a full olympic sport, the sport in question must have a governing International Federation in order for the IOC to officially recognize them as a sport. The governing body has to then file an application to become a demonstration sport. After that, the sport may file another application to officially become a fully recognised Olympic sport. More opinions from FAQ Farmers: 25 75% of countries must play the sport for it to be accepted into the Olympic games
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What Olympic games does Ecuador participate in?

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Ecuador first went to the Summer Olympics in 1924 and has participated in every Summer Olympics since 1968. At the 2008 Games, they sent athletes to participate in athletics, boxing, cycling, judo, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, and weightlifting. One athlete from Ecuador has won an Olympic medal, that being Jefferson Pérez who won gold in men's 20 km walk at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and silver in men's 20 km walk at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
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How many times has Britain held the Olympics?

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On three occasions, the most number of any nation to date, the events were in 1908, 1948 and 2012.
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How many countries have competed in the Olympics throughout history?

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There are 202 countries in the world and in Athens 2004, all 202 countries entered teams for the first time ever.Men and wemen are allowed to compete in all the events that are performed during the olympics.
Asked in Olympics, Greece, Olympic History

Since Greece always goes first and the host country always goes last will Greece be first or last in the Athens Olympics Parade of Nations?

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Greece will go first and last. Greece will come in first and last - the flag will be carried into the stadium first, and the team will come meanie bobini
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How many countries have participated in all of the Olympics?

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ANSWER Switzerland, France & Great Britain. !) The correct answer is actually Greece , Great Britain and Australia Although Great Britain barely participated in 1904, as the only "British" athletes were Irish.
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, United Nations

What order do the countries enter for the 2004 Parade of Nations?

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COuntries enter in alphabetical order of the name of the countries, accordiing to the name as spelled by the host country. The language and alphabet of the host country is also used. Greece enteres first, and the host country enters last, irregardless of the alphabetization. In 2004, with Greece hosting, the Grecian flag entered first and the Grecian delegation enters last. They enter alphabetically. The alphabetical order is based on the language of the host country. This year, the countries entered alphabetically in the order of the Greek alphabet, according to the name of the country in Greek. This gets interesting in that there have been several different Greek alphabets throughout history. For instance, the letters "v" and "b" are synonymous, as are "ph" and "f", and "e" and "i". This means France entered after the "a" and "b" and "v" countries, and before the "g" countries, rather than near the end where "ph"/"f" fall in the Greek alphabet. Spain entered with the "e" countries. (Espanola?.) For more on the Greek alphabet, you can go to http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html For more on the countries participating in the Olympics, there's http://www.nbcolympics.com/countries/index.html I'm still looking for a link as to the actual order of all 200+ countries. ! I found a link! athens2004.com
Asked in Olympics, Olympics Weightlifting, Olympic History

Can athletes under seventeen participate in the Olympics?

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Yes. In gymnastics, the athlete must be 16 to compete in the Olympics..or turning 16 in that year. Before 1996, however, the minimum age was 15. The reason for this is because the IOC don't want (mostly) young girls to get injured at such a young age and injured during the aging process of younng teens. They can be in the youth olympic games
Asked in Olympics, Olympic History, Winter Olympic Games

Where is 2013 special Olympic winter games?

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Apparantly The people who organise it are trying to organise for the games to be held in London and use the facilities used by the 2012 athletes.
Asked in Track and Field, Marathon, Olympic History

What is the average time to finish a half marathon?

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Obviously depends upon your fitness and, in particular, your endurance.To use myself as an example, over a 21.7km course my average pace will be almost identical (maybe 1/10th of a km per hour off) to my 5km run pace.Generally speaking, you have to be a fairly stong runner to make it in under 1hr 30 min, very stong to make it in under 1hr 20min.For most people with decent running ability a sub 2 hour time should be achievable, however if not used to the endurance aspect it should be noted that many people 'hit the wall' at around the 1/2 to 2/3rd mark (primarily due to going out too hard at the start & trying to keep pace with the lead pack) Running a 1/2 marathon for an avg man in the 30-34 brackets,,,,1:35:00-1:40:00 thats with training. Hill works is what you want when getting faster. To improve upon the above answer: It would be suicide to attempt to race a half marathon at the same pace one would race a 5K. If the original poster actually does this, he is merely running all races at a comfortable pace...not actually racing. Typically, 5K pace would be 30-40 seconds faster a mile than half marathon pace. In other words, if you can run a 5K in 21 minutes (about a 6:45 pace), your half marathon pace would be about 7:15. "Hill work is what you want" to get faster may or may not be true. For any runner, more MILES equals faster times. It's that simple. Once you have a consistent base of miles, adding speedwork (not hills) is your best bet. Hills definitely can make you stronger, but head to the track first.