Olympic Games

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Olympic Games the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC
    • n Olympic Games the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Walt Disney was head of the committee that organized the opening day ceremonies
    • Olympic games A modified revival of the ancient Olympian games, consisting of international athletic games, races, etc., now held once in four years, the first having been at Athens in 1896.There are now two sets of modern Olympic games, the summer games and the winter games. Both had been held every four years, in the same year, but in 1998 for the first time the winter games began to be held two years after the summer games, though each series is still held only once every four years. The number and types of sports contests held at the olympics has greatly expanded from the original number.
    • Olympic games (Greek Antiq) The greatest of the national festivals of the ancient Greeks, consisting of athletic games and races, dedicated to Olympian Zeus, celebrated once in four years at Olympia, and continuing five days.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Olympic games only had one event - a foot race
    • ns.pl Olympic games games celebrated every four years at Olympia, dedicated to Olympian Zeus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. olympias, -ados, belonging to Olympia in Elis.

Usage

In literature:

If the competition stopped here it would be an Olympic game on a grander scale.
"The Awakening of China" by W.A.P. Martin
He helped to re-establish the famous and ancient Olympic Games (776 B.C.).
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 25, April 29, 1897" by Various
A long distance race, held in connection with the Olympic Games and named from a famous event in Greek history.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
The Greeks themselves reckoned from that date by means of olympiads or intervals between the Olympic games.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
There were the Olympic Games.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
He's the feller that won the Marathon fer Uncle Sam at the Olympic games, an' we never knew it.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
They spent much of their spare time in training for various Olympic games, an occupation of which Beatrice heartily approved.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Beheld mankind, as mere spectators of The Olympic games.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
As the Greeks all loved the Olympic games, Alcibiades was always seen there.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
My alarm dispelled all my reminiscences of Lord Cochrane, and my visions of the Olympic games.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
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In poetry:

Brutal like all Olympic games,
Though fought with smiles and Christian names
And less dramatic,
This dialectic strife between
The civil gods is just as mean,
And more fanatic.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
Without, a garden, neat and clean,
With leeks, and box forever green,
Where sage, rosemary, crimsons grow,
And savory, pot-herbs in a row;
With parsly, not unknown to fame,
Gay garland at the Olympic game.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

In 1912, pentathlon was introduced at the Olympic Games.
Three years ago, Stacy Dragila bought a chocolate Labrador retriever and nicknamed it Sydney in the hope that her sport, women's pole vault, would be added to the program for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
As these Olympic Games come to a close, my observations on the final days here in my Self- Professed Bloody Brilliant Blog, Part III.
I'm a self- professed Olympic Games junkie.
The Olympic Games, a quadrennial celebration for good.
LiveU says more than of its backpacks units are being used to for live video coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games NBC, Globosat, Terra, TV Record, Televisa, Uno TV and BBC News will employ the technology.
China's Xu Lijia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women's Laser Radial class during the medal race at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland.
The Spice Girls will be performing at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London on Aug 12, and we have the photos to prove it.
We came so fragile and, let's be honest, fearful into the 30th Olympic Games that ended here last night with all the poignancy of the sweetest parting.
That pair will represent the US at the 2012 London Olympic Games, when both rowers make their debuts on the world's biggest stage.
What should you read this weekend USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a provocative novel about a suburban mom/madam, and an exciting thriller set during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
Taiwan's Chang Ming-huang fired a season's best with his last try in the qualifying round of the men's shot put at the Olympic Games yesterday to squeak into the final.
He qualified Sunday for his third Olympic Games.
Adobe announced that the British Broadcasting Corp. Will use Adobe's Project Primetime to deliver live and on-demand video of the Olympic Games to viewers across the UK on PCs, tablets, smartphones and devices.
Kimberly Rhode, 33, became the first American athlete to win five medals in an individual event in five consecutive Olympic Games.
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In science:

Besides the bipartite networks we just discussed above, B iT ector is further challenged on the networks of Olympic Games in Summer from 1896 to 2004.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Olympic Games, USA has still been keeping its advantage in water sports steadily.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
We thank Xin Yang for the collection of the Olympic Games data greatly.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
The Olympic Games is a two-week long sports competition.
The Relativity Concept Inventory: development, analysis and results
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