Olympics

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Olympics 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: The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
    • Olympics 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Olympic torch weighs about 3 pounds
    • ns.pl Olympics games celebrated every four years at Olympia, dedicated to Olympian Zeus
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Quotations

  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.”
  • Richard M. Nixon
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    “Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

During the past year the Olympic Reserve, in the State of Washington, was reduced 265,040 acres, leaving its present area at 1,923,840 acres.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
We also attended the theater frequently, like the Chatham and the Olympic.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
The sheep-shearings at Up-Hill Farm were a kind of rural Olympics.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The following evening he went to see Mademoiselle Olympe again.
"Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2" by Various
But the great Olympic deities do not really stir Horace's enthusiasm, or even evoke his warm sympathy.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
ASTLEY'S COMPANY AT THE OLYMPIC.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
She's in the ballet at the Olympic the noo.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Apropos of the long run of "Olympic" at Berlin, an amusing anecdote is told on the authority of Castel-Blaze.
"Great Italian and French Composers" by George T. Ferris
But the companion of the Olympic goddess is the Eros who fills the hearts of the lovers with the longing for virtue.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
Mine, which I wasn't carrying at the moment, was a Sterberg 7.7-mm Olympic Match.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

But in that age-long sleep have waned
A myriad gods, or fled:
Olympic altars are disdained
And Gnostic Wisdom dead.
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
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:

The major US Olympic trials are under way through July 2 in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Workers and the Olympic Rings are reflected in the rain outside the basketball arena at Olympic Park, Friday, July 20, 2012, in London.
Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium Sunday.
The United States' Michael Phelps puts on his gold medal after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Friday.
On behalf of the United States Olympic Committee, I would like to thank all those involved in the successful hosting of the sixth International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Program Forum earlier this month.
You will find out what training is like for Olympic gymnasts and what the London Olympic games was really like.
Members of the Hearst Olympic Team upload Twitvids of some of their experiences covering the London 2012 Olympics.
An Evening with Female Boxers, including an Olympic Hopeful , In Advance of the First Olympics to Include Female Boxing.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Fireworks explode over Olympic Stadium as the torch is lit during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics.
From industrial wasteland to Olympic Park July 18: East London, which will host the Olympic Games, boasts a colorful history NBC News' Jim Maceda reports.
The November meeting of the Olympic Astronomical Society 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Monday, Nov 5th at Olympic College Room Art 103, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton.
0 A view of the festivities at Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
AP The Olympic Torch continues its journey around the country and is scheduled to arrive at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 27.
Finishes third in the Olympic trials in the long jump and makes his first ever Olympic team.
The 210 members are getting together for the first time to train in a variety of sports at facilities used during the 1980 Winter Olympics , including the Olympic Training Center, from Monday until Friday.
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In science:

Olympic-sized swimming pool of cleaning fluid.
How the sun shines
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
In our experiments, the empirical value of f on the olympic data is set to 0.1.
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
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