Finnish Olympic Committee - Finnish Olympic History Finnish olympic history can be traced further back in time than usually thought . speed skater Clas Thunberg wins three gold medals for Finland at the http://www.noc.fi/english/olympic_history/finnish_olympic_history/?NDD=1
The Winter Olympics The 11day event, which included nordic skiing, speed skating, figure skating,ice hockey and bobsledding, Winter Olympics skate into fitness center. http://www.infoplease.com/ipsa/A0115111.html
Extractions: Sports Olympics Winter Olympics Through The Years The move toward a winter version of the Olympics began in 1908 when figure skating made an appearance at the Summer Games in London. Ten-time world champion Ulrich Salchow of Sweden, who originated the backwards, one revolution jump that bears his name, and Madge Syers of Britain were the first singles champions. Germans Anna Hubler and Heinrich Berger won the pairs competition. The Games resumed in 1920 at Antwerp, Belgium, where figure skating returned and ice hockey was added as a medal event. Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom and Magda Julin took individual honors, while Ludovika and Walter Jakobsson were the top pair. In hockey, Canada won the gold medal with the United States second and Czechoslovakia third. Seventy years after those first cold weather Games, the 17th edition of the Winter Olympics took place in Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994. The event ended the four-year Olympic cycle of staging both Winter and Summer Games in the same year and began a new schedule that calls for the two Games to alternate every two years.
Michigan Athletes Have Made Olympic History He had won by the largest margin for any weight class in olympic history. Her parents, Clair and Georgia Young, had competed in both speedskating and http://info.detnews.com/history/story/index.cfm?id=148&category=sports
U.S. Speedskating History Speedskating has produced more olympic medals than any other sport, as well asseveral of the greatest feats in Winter olympic history. http://www.usspeedskating.org/geninfo/history.html
Extractions: In Scandinavia, primitive hunters used crude skates made from animal bones to hunt wild animals across the fjords and icy terrain. Skates shaped from bones of elk, horse and reindeer have been found by archaeologists in the area of Bjoko, Sweden. The bone skate was fastened with straps to a boot made from animal skins. In the fourteenth century, highly waxed wood replaced bone as the material of choice for skate blades. However, neither bone nor wood provided any edge for the blade, and so a long pole was required to direct the skater across the ice. And so, the evolution of speedskating into a "sport" was a progression. And once it had developed as such, speedskating rapidly became a favorite among Europeans, particularly the Dutch. The first of the three forms of skating (speedskating, figure skating and hockey) to develop into a sport, speedskating advanced so quickly in Holland that its current form is very much like that in which the Dutch participated in the 1500s. Very little has changed.
Mid-America Speedskating - Links Bunny Sheffield olympic Speedskating Oval Lake Placid, NY This is where EricHeiden made olympic history in 1980 by capturing an unprecedented five gold http://www.speedskate.org/links.asp
Extractions: The John Rose MN Oval is the largest outdoor skating facility in the world, featuring an 110,000 square foot slab of concrete used for ice-skating in the winter and inline skating in the summer and has hosted events such as World Cup Speedskating, World and National Bandy Championships, and Aggressive Skating and Biking competitions. Pettit National Ice Center - Milwaukee, WI
WebXtra News: Winter Olympics 25th Anniversary 1932 speed skater Jack Shea gave the olympic oath. 1980 speed skater Eric Heidengave olympic oath. 1932 17 nations participated. http://www.pressrepublican.com/Archive/2005/webXtra/olympic_anniversary.htm
Extractions: from the Press-Republican The Adirondacks form a stunning backdrop to the opening ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. It took years of local, state and federal effort and some lucky breaks to land the Games for a second time. (Photo/Inge Sapp) Olympic Anniversary Stories From today Lake Placid revels in Olympic history
Extractions: Home Browse Newsletters Store ... Subscribe Already a member? Log in This Article's Table of Contents Introduction Additional references about Eric Heiden Print this Table of Contents Shopping Price: USD $1495 Revised, updated, and still unrivaled. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (Hardcover) Price: USD $15.95 The Scrabble player's bible on sale! Save 30%. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Price: USD $19.95 Save big on America's best-selling dictionary. Discounted 38%! More Britannica products Heiden, Eric Heiden, Eric... (75 of 485 words) var mm = [["Jan.","January"],["Feb.","February"],["Mar.","March"],["Apr.","April"],["May","May"],["June","June"],["July","July"],["Aug.","August"],["Sept.","September"],["Oct.","October"],["Nov.","November"],["Dec.","December"]]; To cite this page: MLA style: "Heiden, Eric."
Heiden, Eric -- Encyclopædia Britannica cementing his standing as one of the greatest speed skaters in history. American speed skater whose dominance in the sprint races of his sport was http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9039825
Extractions: Home Browse Newsletters Store ... Subscribe Already a member? Log in Content Related to this Topic This Article's Table of Contents Eric Heiden Print this Table of Contents Shopping Price: USD $1495 Revised, updated, and still unrivaled. The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (Hardcover) Price: USD $15.95 The Scrabble player's bible on sale! Save 30%. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Price: USD $19.95 Save big on America's best-selling dictionary. Discounted 38%! More Britannica products Heiden, Eric Steven Sutton/Duomo in full Eric Arthur Heiden American athlete who at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, U.S., became the first skater to win gold medals in all speed-skating events (500, 1,000, 1,500, 5,000, and 10,000 metres). His performance included a world record in the 10,000-metre event and Olympic records in all five events, cementing his standing as one of the greatest speed skaters in history.
Extractions: American speed skater who won five Olympic gold medals: three in the 500-meters (1988, 1992, and 1994) and two in the 1,000-meters (1992 and 1994). var tcdacmd="cc=edu;dt"; Encyclopedia Blair, Bonnie Kathleen, 1964â, American speed skater, b. Cornwall, N.Y. An outstanding technical skater, she won more individual gold medals (five) in Olympic competition than any other American woman, and her total of six Olympic medals is the most ever won by any American winter-sports athlete. The Milwaukee-based Blair won the 500-m race and placed second in the 1000-m race at the games in Calgary, Alberta (1988); won the 500-m and 1000-m races in Albertville, France (1992); and won the 500-m and 1000-m races in Lillehammer, Norway (1994). She retired in 1995. Wikipedia Bonnie Blair Bonnie Kathleen Blair (b.
1932 Olympics American Irving Jaffee had the fastest time in the 10000meter speed skatingrace at St. Note For the only time in the history of the Winter Games, http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0300758.html
Extractions: Reference Desk Atlas Almanacs Dictionary Encyclopedia ... Winter Olympics Through The Years National medal standings are not recognized by the IOC. The unofficial point totals are based on 3 points for a gold medal, 2 for a silver and 1 for a bronze. Total medals are in parentheses. Gold Silver Bronze Points USA (12) Norway (10) Canada (7) Sweden (3) Finland (3) Number of individual medals won on the left; gold, silver and bronze breakdown to the right. No Sport G-S-B Irving Jaffee, USA Sp. Skate Jack Shea, USA Sp. Skate Veli Saarinen, FIN X-country Alex Hurd, CAN Sp. Skate William Logan, CAN Sp. Skate Event Time 2-Man 4-Man USA (Billy Fiske, Eddie Eagan, Clifford Gray, Jay O'Brien) Event Points Men Women Sonja Henie, NOR Pairs Gm W-L-T Pts GF GA Canada USA Germany Poland Note: Event Time Veli Saarinen, FIN Event Points Birger Rudd, NOR
Extractions: Summer Team Sites Archery Badminton Baseball Basketball Bowling Boxing Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Gymnastics Judo Karate Pentathlon Racquetball Roller Sports Rowing Sailing Shooting Soccer Softball Squash Swimming Synchro. Table Tennis Taekwondo Team Handball Tennis Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Water Skiing Weightlifting Wrestling Winter Team Sites Biathlon Bobsled Curling Figure Skating Ice Hockey Luge Short Track Skeleton Skiing Snowboarding Speedskating U.S. Olympic Sites U.S. Olympic Fan Club Free eNewsletter U.S. Olympic Shop U.S. Paralympics Olympians on TV Photo Galleries Sports Jobs Ask an Olympian USOC Pressbox Athletes Events Sports Features ... tips Eric Heiden 25: Achieving the impossible By Charlie Snyder // usolympicteam.com // February 17, 2005 Visit USA Speedskating In 1980, Eric Heiden was one of the lucky ones; he got to witness the Miracle on Ice live and in person in Lake Placid. He was so excited that he overslept the next morning and nearly missed his final event at the speedskating oval, but he made it in time to win his fifth individual Olympic gold medal, a feat many considered to be the greatest Olympic performance in history. Heres what the man with the tree-trunk legs did in an eight-day period, 25 years ago this week. He won the 500, 1,000, 1,500, 5,000, and 10,000-meters with five Olympic records and one world record, defeating Olympic champions and world record-holders in three of the five races. No other Olympian has ever won five individual gold medals in one Olympic Games.
The Life And Times Of CAAWS speed skaters Lela Brooks with six world records in the 1920s; Jean Wilson, and olympic medallist Susan Auch, Canadas premier long track speed skater . http://www.caaws.ca/e/about/caaws.cfm
Extractions: We must not forget: Speed skaters Lela Brooks with six world records in the 1920s; Jean Wilson, an Olympic star dead in 1933 at the age of 23; world champion Sylvia Burka, who dominated the sport in the 1970s; and recently-retired multiple world champion and double Olympic silver medallist Nathalie Lambert. Tracks star Bobbie Rosenfeld, Canadian woman athlete of the half century and winner of Olympic gold and silver in 1928 ; her teammates Ethel Smith, Olympic gold and bronze, and Ethel Catherwood, "The Saskatoon Lily", world record holder and Olympic champion high jumper; Canada’s favourite high jumper Debbie Brill; and 1992 Olympic medallist and triple Commonwealth middle distance champion Angela Chalmers. The incredible Edmonton Grads basketball team, credited with 502 wins and a mere 20 losses as they dominated the game from 1915 to 1940.
What Is Speedskating Speedskating has produced more olympic medals for the USA than any other of the greatest feats of alltime in Winter olympic history including the 1980 http://www.tryspeedskating.com/whatisskating.html
Extractions: What Is Speedskating? Speedskating is going on your skates as fast as you can, as far as you can, for fun! It's racing across the ice, either to beat your previous personal best time, or someone else, or to just enjoy the sensation of gliding smoothly with the wind on your face. What do you want it to be? Some skaters choose to only skate recreationally and not race. They practice, get coaching, work on their technique, work out to get and stay fit, or cross train for other sports. Other skaters like the thrill of racing and compete at a level in line with their ability. Competitions are available for novices on up through world level throughout the U.S. during the season in all forms of speedskating - short track, long track, and marathon. In addition, competitions are organized into different formats you can choose from. "Pack style" is the most common with a group of skaters going to line all at once and racing each other for a finish position. "Time trials" or "metric style" competitions are also held where skaters compete only against the clock and themselves. Skaters can be grouped by age class and/or ability to provide a fair and rewarding experience for all participants.