and the Olympic Mountains and Coast range on the W.
to find the corresponding year in the Olympic era.
Thus he was supposed to be the first victor at the Olympic games; he overcomes Hermes in the foot-race, and Ares in boxing.
In Greece it is the most usual unit, occurring in the Propylaea at Athens 12.44, temple at Aegina 12.40, Miletus 12.51, the Olympic course 12.62, &c. (18); thirteen buildings giving an average of 12.45, mean variation .06 (25), = (3/5)ths of 20.75, m.
slope of the Olympic, Coast range and Cascade Mountains is from 60 to 120 in.
OLYMPIA, the scene of the famous Olympic games, is on the right or north bank of the Alpheus (mod.
It was especially celebrated for its successes in the Olympic games from 588 B.C. onwards, Milo being the most famous of its athletes.
Commodus had Olympic games celebrated at Antioch, and in A.D.
It suited the interests of Sparta to join this amphictyony; and, before the regular catalogue of Olympic victors begins in 77 6 B.C., Sparta had formed an alliance with Elis.
From the state of the ground the German explorers inferred that the length of the hippodrome was 770 metres or 4 Olympic stadia.
They sent competitors to the Olympic games (among them the famous Milo of Croton); and the physicians of Croton early in the 6th century (especially in the person of Democedes) were reputed the best in Greece; but politically they appear to have generally kept themselves separate.
He also posed as an author and patron of literature; his poems, severely criticized by Philoxenus, were hissed at the Olympic games; but having gained a prize for a tragedy on the Ransom of Hector at the Lenaea at Athens, he was so elated that he engaged in a debauch which proved fatal.
When he realized the strength of the national reaction, he allowed the patriotic fascisti free rein to reestablish order and practically exercise many functions of Government, while he assumed an attitude of Olympic calm and posed as being au dessus de la melee, so as to avoid compromising himself with any party.
This is also evidently the Olympic cubit; and, in pursuance of the decimal multiple of the digit found in Egypt and Persia, the cubit of 25 digits was (1/4)th of the orguia of 100 digits, the series being --
The Gymnasticus contains interesting matter concerning the Olympic games and athletic contests generally.
The forest reserves are included in ten national parks, named the Chelan, Columbia, Colville, Kaniksu, Olympic, Ranier, Snoqualmie, Washington, Wanaha and Wenatchee, the Chelan being the largest, with an area of 2,492,500 acres.
From Heaven and Earth sprang the remaining members of a circle analogous to the Olympic gods.
These feelings found expression when Dionysius sent his embassy to the Olympic games of 384, and when Lysias bade Greece rise against both its oppressors.
A more authentic tradition represents Lysias as having spoken his own Olympiacus at the Olympic festival of 388 B.C., to which Dionysius I.
Naked and without the tunic of the flesh these will enter the arena and strive in the Olympic contest of the soul.
When the event took place between the summer solstice and the 1st of January following, the sum of the Olympic year and of theyear before Christ is equal to 777.
Before the introduction of the Metonic cycle, the Olympic year began sometimes with the full moon which followed, at other times with that which preceded the summer solstice, because the year sometimes contained 384 days instead of 354.
In the north, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the intricately branching waterways of Puget Sound between the Cascade and the Olympic ranges occupy trough-like depressions which were filled by extensive glaciers in Pleistocene times; and thus mark the beginning of the great stretch of forded coast which extends northward to Alaska.
Some authors, however, among whom are Eusebius, Jerome and the historian Socrates, place its commencement at the 1st of September; these, however, appear to have confounded the Olympic year with the civil year of the Greeks, or the era of the Seleucidae.
The Olympic games, so famous in Greek history, were celebrated once every four years, between the new and full moon first following the summer solstice, on the small plain named Olympia in Elis, which was bounded on one side by the river Alpheus, on another by the small tributary stream the Cladeus, and on the other two sides by mountains.
It is material to observe, that as the Olympic years and periods begin with the 1st of July, the first six months of a year of our era correspond to one Olympic year, and the last six months to another.
News of the break-in on Collingswood Avenue had traveled with the speed of an Olympic sprinter through the Parkside, Pennsylvania police department.
When the event in question happened between the 1st of January and the 1st of the following July, the sum of the Olympic year and of the year before Christ is always equal to 776.
Few elk are found except in the inaccessible districts on the Olympic Mountains.
Through a like want of attention, many writers also, particularly among the moderns, have confounded the Julian and Olympic years, by making an entire Julian year correspond to an entire Olympic year, as if both had commenced at the same epoch.
It was like the Olympic torch in antiquity: All it took was one guy carrying the torch to slip in the mud and the entire chain was broken.
He compared himself, in contemplation of the close of the great work of his life, to a gallant horse which, after having often won the prize at the Olympic games, obtained his rest when weary with age.
In the history of Babylonia, the fixed point from which time was reckoned was the era of Nabonassar, 747 B.C. Among the Greeks the reckoning was by Olympiads, the point of departure being the year in which Coroebus was victor in the Olympic Games, 776 B.C. The Roman chronology started from the foundation of the city, the year of which, however, was variously given by different authors.
high, commanding fine views of Puget Sound and its wooded islands, and parts of the Cascade and Olympic ranges.
The tradition was that he died of joy on hearing that his son had gained a prize at the Olympic games.
The year of the era, therefore, will be found by subtracting the number of the Olympic year from 776.
If the year is after Christ, and the event took place in one of the first six months of the Olympic year, that is to say, between July and January, we must subtract 776 from the number of the Olympic year to find the corresponding year of our era; but if it took place in one of the last six months of the Olympic year, or between January and July, we must deduct 777.
part of the state, but they rise northward in the Olympic Mountains and reach a maximum of elevation on Mount Olympus of 8150 ft.
The Puget Sound Basin and the neighbouring slopes of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains are noted for their forests, consisting mainly of giant Douglas fir or Oregon pine (Pseudotsuga Douglasii), but containing also some cedar, spruce and hemlock, a smaller representation of a few other species and a dense undergrowth.
Secondly, there is the question of the Olympic Games, mentioned by the noble baroness, Lady Strange, and others.
Graduated Challenge - The most competitive Olympic athletes do not actually compete against each other.
The two often go hand-in-hand, but look at the Olympic lifters hoisting weights that much larger, oiled-up bodybuilders can't even budge, and you'll see there are other factors in play as well.
Check out Kaboose.com, which has plenty of printables, from Olympic Bingo to bingo cards that can be used for studying.
Olympic gold medalist Crystal Cox, 29, of Durham, North Carolina is still in top form, and should be an obvious threat to competitors in lesser shape.
He is the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion.
The couple divorced in 1989, and Houghton married Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
Her parents divorced in 1989, and a few years later, her mother married Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
Kris is now married to Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, making him Khloe's step-father.
Evan Lysacek is the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal winner of Men's figure skating.
Digging deeper into the wizarding world and into a much darker bag of tricks, the author plunges into the depths of her expanded stage with the skill of an Olympic athlete.
An Olympic athlete doesn't win the gold medal the first time he or she tries the sport.
The FIVB regulations reflected a different set of standards for males and females, much like other Olympic sports such as swimming and gymnastics.
Both genders were expected to wear swimsuits, putatively to reflect the history of the sport as it moved from recreational beaches to the Olympic pantheon.
In The Times online, British Olympic hopeful Denise Johns admitted "I used to play in shorts and a T-shirt and was reluctant to change."
After a long struggle for volleyball to become recognized as an Olympic sport, many athletes believe any attention is good attention because it increases awareness of the sport.
Coincidentally, that also meant they were focusing on "...every taut derriere muscle of each female Olympic beach volleyball athlete," according to Theresa Thomas of the The Catholic Exchange.
Since five Olympic periods have elapsed, the third year of the sixth Olympiad is 5X4+3=23; therefore, subtracting 23 from 776, we have 753, which is the year before Christ to which the foundation of Rome is referred by Varro.
The northernmost part of the coast ranges, in Washington, is often given independent rank as the Olympic Range (Mt Olympus, 8150 ft.); it is a picturesque mountain group, bearing snowfields and glaciers, and suggestive of the dome-like uplift of a previously worn-down mass; but it is now so maturely dissected as to make the suggested origin uncertain.
Just as the inhabitants of each town honoured their tutelar deity by solemn processions to his temple, so, at the period of the Olympic games, the temple of Zeus at Olympia formed the goal of multitudes from every Hellenic country.
At first the person who instituted the games and defrayed the expenses was the Agonothetes; but in the great public games, such as the Olympic and Pythian, these presidents were the representatives of different states, or were chosen from the people in whose country the games were celebrated; thus at the Panathenaic festival at Athens ten athlothetae were elected for four years to superintend the various contests.
He established games in honour of the emperor after the ancient Greek model in Caesarea and Jerusalem and revived the splendour of the Olympic games.
His actions were the antithesis of the Olympic spirit.
The ruling helped engender optimism that stronger, more enlightened policies could soon emerge in the Olympic movement.
acceptable behavior inside the Olympic stadium.
admirable in the extreme that the IOC doesn't allow any advertising into Olympic venues.
allowed to enter the Olympic swimming events.
Olympic athletes: Disguise the fact that you've taken anabolic steroids by running a bit slower.
athlete nominated by the Royal Yachting Association for selection into Team GB for the Sydney Olympic Games.
As president of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee, Uday allegedly tortures athletes for losing games.
The " Olympic Village " was built in 2006 to house the Olympic athletes.
Two athletes were killed in the Olympic village, the other nine were massacred in a botched rescue attempt by the West German police.
OPENING CEREMONY The Olympic flame will be ignited by a gasoline bomb thrown by a native of the city wearing the traditional balaclava.
The volunteers include a baroness, an Oxford Chaplain, and a Serbian Olympic athlete.
Linford Christie sporting the now legendary Puma contact lenses prior to his Olympic bid - the ultimate in cool sportswear items.
John will work across all five Olympic boroughs, developing partnerships between health and sport to drive health improvements across North East London.
After winning Olympic bronze over 10,000m in 1972, he failed to start his 5,000m heat for reasons that have never been made clear.
It also donates the relevant medical equipment to doctors ' surgeries and hospitals, plus funding the sports cardiology at the Olympic medical center.
In Athens, he became the first Olympic champion from Britain in the one-handed lift.
He has been on the coaching staff of GB and English teams and his swimmers include Olympic, Commonwealth and European championship competitors.
contention for a spot in the Great Britain Olympic squad.
London, which hosted the Olympic Games in 1948, today began the countdown to welcoming the flame to the capital on 26th June.
The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin were a propaganda coup for Hitler.
Huq hopes tha he can convince the Chinese Olympic officials to include Twenty20 cricket in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.
All the Olympic curlers from Great Britain, men and women, were Scots.
Curling Great Britain's women curlers continue the defense of their Olympic title with a round-robin game against Sweden at 1:00pm BST.
Anna Kournikova was a member of the Russian delegation to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
denyn denies stealing rower's Olympic medal about the guy arrested for nicking Matthew Pinsent's latest bit of metalwork.
Their strength range includes dumbbells, Olympic weight sets, weights benches and multi gyms.
Great title from the man credited with starting the US running boom with his apparently effortless 1972 Olympic title in Munich.
unit exemplification The use of the Olympic Games as a case study provides the unit with an ongoing resource that is continually evolving.
Here we are standing outside the stadium beneath the Olympic flame.
There's an Olympic pool, lakeside diving boards, inflatable water climbing floats, table tennis and fast flume.
The Olympic amateur ideal is now a mere footnote in the history of the game.
Sorry Australia, but we should make Harry available for real footy and kick the Olympic games into touch.
The former Australian Olympic champion at the 200m freestyle, Duncan Campbell, considered what his response to Thorpe would have been.
These two things, he believed, helped him achieve Olympic gold later in his career.
Official site for Steve's triple Olympic gold medal winning rowing partner, Matthew Pinsent.
gold medal winner (with Matthew Pinsent) at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
These are not groundbreaking changes to the Olympic Park.
The other talent we remember Lara for is her ability to shoot people whilst bouncing around like an Olympic gymnast on game day.
Rick mourned, and retold the stories of the Russian Olympic gymnasts that the kites are named after.
On 28 June the British Olympic Association announced that Hannah McKibbin would represent Team GB in rhythmic gymnastics at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
I began to wonder if he'd been watching the Olympic gymnastics.
Olympic heptathlete and star of Strictly Come Dancing Denise Lewis tells her exclusive story of her battle to overcome Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
hogweeds ' triathletes took part in the Bath Olympic Triathlon.
Stiff opposition for Olympic hopefuls by Mike Rosewell in the Times today.
Ruth Dales faced Atlanta Olympic hurdles heroine Angie Thorpe representing Wigan AC in the A 100m hurdles.
The times clocked by Olympic oarsmen over the classic 2000 meter racing distance are nearly identical on land to what they are on water.
We have the added impetus of the Olympic bid.
In addition we also sail a Soling, which is a 28 ` Olympic class keelboat.
Moreso, if #2 is claimed then you have a horrible time explaining away exceptions (like Italians winning Olympic marathons ).
Keep your expectations realistic - most kids don't become Olympic medalists.
From Olympic gold medalists to world record breakers, the South African swim team is a force to be reckoned with.
The first part of this deal is our new Olympic Gold range of 7 British Olympic gold medalists.
David Hemery, the former Olympic gold medalist and a master of the mental game, has a technique for dealing with this.
Capture TV footage directly into your computer Produce personal mementos of your Olympic heroes by capturing them into your PC.
The perfect Olympic sprinter has legs bursting with fast-twitch muscle fibers that work without much oxygen.
Richard Dunn is in the GB senior sweep oar squad where he hopes to secure a seat in the Olympic eight for Sydney.
West virginia on and out into royal Olympic cruises wwwrivercruisescomthere are many.
She is the first British female modern pentathlete to qualify for the Olympic Games.
This is your chance to see whether you've got what it takes to be an Olympic pentathlete.
In yesterday's London Evening Standard (UK ), Sir Steve on the future Olympic plans.
Establish clear performance pathways for youngsters from play boat to Olympic podium.
A truce between nations The Olympic ideal of international sport transcending politics has been enthusiastically promoted by the left in the past.
Her only real competition since then has been the Olympic qualifiers in February.
This could range from winning a local regatta to Olympic gold.
It was only ever raced three times - in the heat, the semi-final and then the final of the Olympic regatta.
flashlight relay Coca-Cola and Chevrolet will present the largest flashlight relay in Olympic Winter Games history.
relents enough to allow the peaks of the Olympic Peninsula, dusted with snow, to creep into the picture.
The golden girls even got to relive the race on a 1:6 scale replica model of the Berlin Olympic stadium.
retirement from athletics, as European, Olympic and World Champion.
Facilities include pool, Olympic ice rink, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, six lane bowling alley and two cinemas.
This class has been a stepping-stone for many Olympic sailors world-wide.
The Olympic Marathon course doesn't need as much sawdust and flour to mark the route.
There were 58 entrants representing other world countries in the race and it was no small achievement to finish seventeenth in an Olympic marathon.
seventh in the world championships and a silver at the Olympic trials.
There is a dark shadow of debt hanging over former Olympic cities.
silver medals in European championships and Olympic Games.
Olympic Medal tally: Gold 1968 - giant slalom - slalom - downhill.
spine X-rays as needed for Special Olympic participation.
The East London Boro lies at the heart of the London 2012 Olympic Bid, with the main Olympic stadium proposed for Stratford.
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Olympic testing of athletes for anabolic steroids began in 1976.
In Australia, solar power is used to power the streetlights in the Sydney olympic village.
subalpine meadows in the Olympic Mountains, Washington.
Omega have been instrumental in many of the Olympic games, where they have been the official timekeepers.
torchure 2 shows an upside-down Eiffel Tower resembling the Olympic flashlight for the Paris bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
This is a very good race to pick for your first Olympic distance triathlon.
She also won the " Married Doubles " title in 1913 with Wharram Lamplough, whom she married two days after her Olympic triumph.
New stadia include the Berlin Olympic stadium, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and the as yet unfinished Wembley.
Olympic wood Venetian blinds are crafted from North American basswood.
water polo players is winning Olympic Gold.
Commenting, Don Foster said: " Confidence in the original Olympic budget has been dealt a double whammy.
whirlwind of emotions generated by the Olympic Games sucks me up.
Subsequently he invaded and ravaged Elis, forcing the Eleans to acknowledge the freedom of their perioeci and to allow Spartans to take part in the Olympic games and sacrifices.
In order to avoid troublesome computations, which it would be necessary to recommence for every year, and of which the results differ only by a few days, chronologers generally regard the 1st of July as the commencement of the Olympic year.
Naked and without the tunic of the flesh these will enter the arena and strive in the Olympic contest of the soul."
Flashlight Relay Coca-Cola and Chevrolet will present the largest flashlight relay in Olympic Winter Games history.
A curtain of cloud relents enough to allow the peaks of the Olympic Peninsula, dusted with snow, to creep into the picture.
She afterward announced her retirement from athletics, as European, Olympic and World Champion.
The Olympic Marathon course does n't need as much sawdust and flour to mark the route.
In 2003, recorded some impressive kilo times on the way to seventh in the world championships and a silver at the Olympic trials.
He won four gold and three silver medals in European Championships and Olympic Games.
Hey, I know this wo n't make you an Olympic athlete or give you six-pack abs, but that 's not the goal.
Repeat cervical spine x-rays as needed for Special Olympic participation.
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Ecology of subalpine meadows in the Olympic Mountains, Washington.
Figure 2 shows an upside-down Eiffel Tower resembling the Olympic flashlight for the Paris bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Jonathan Edwards (the British Olympic triple jumper) is a Baptist.
New stadia include the Berlin Olympic stadium, Arsenal 's Emirates Stadium and the as yet unfinished Wembley.
Olympic wood venetian blinds are crafted from North American basswood.
This for all water polo players is winning Olympic Gold.
Commenting, Don Foster said: Confidence in the original Olympic budget has been dealt a double whammy.
The whirlwind of emotions generated by the Olympic Games sucks me up.
People, places, events and material items can all be a sign of the times, but naming your child after the Olympic Games because she was born during the opening ceremonies can be a bit much.
As the 2012 Summer Olympic games begin, you may want to show support of your country by wearing clothing and accessories that sport your country's logo or lettering.
Finding Olympic gear should not pose a challenge since many retailers carry a wide selection of items for men, women and kids.
Fans Edge: The Olympic Fan Shop has the latest styles of Olympic fashions and accessories.
Ralph Lauren USA London 2012 Olympic Rings Ringer T-Shirt: This ringer tee is custom-fitted and features the Team USA emblem on the chest and a UK flag on the sleeve.
Nike USA Olympic Team Primary Mark Classic Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt: Done in charcoal, this hoodie features screen print graphics across the chest.
Nike USA London Full Zip Hoodie: Priced just under $60, this hoodie features the classic five Olympic rings.
USA Olympics Toddler Navy Blue Team USA Pullover Hoodie and Pants Set: Priced just under $32, this set features Team USA lettering as well as the classic Olympic rings.
It consists of a creeper and matching bib featuring the classic Olympic rings.
You can show your support for Team USA with a collectible lapel pin or a US Olympic Team patch.
USA Olympic Team Navy Blue String Bag: Just under $10, this bag has a large main compartment and a drawstring closure as well as a zippered front pocket.
USA Olympic Team Ceramic Photo Wrap Mug: Drink your coffee in this mug featuring the Team USA logo over a tonal wrap of the classic Olympic five-ring design.
USA Olympic Team Crest Snowflake Ornament: Perfect for your Christmas tree is this ornament featuring the Team USA logo.
Whether you want to collect old Olympic merchandise or want to show your pride with a new item from the 2012 games, there are many options to choose from.
Other hotels like the Best Western Navigator Inn in South Everett, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and the Hampton Inn in Burlington offer similar package deals.
Perhaps you've noticed the Olympic Paint display at your local Lowe's store, but did you realize they offer environmentally friendly paints at a wallet friendly price?
A product of PPG Architectural Finishes, Olympic Paint is sold exclusively at Lowe's home improvement stores.
Olympic offers reasonably priced, "green" paints that cost around $18 to $25 per gallon and are available in more than 1,200 colors.
Olympic manufactures a variety of paint products for both indoor and outdoor use.
Aside from their variety of paints, Olympic also offers staining products for the exterior and interior of your home.
Olympic Paint has developed many tools, both online and in stores, to help you through the paint selection process.
If you're not sure where to begin on your painting project, visit your local Lowe's or Olympic Paint's website for the Colors of Inspiration tool.
Learn from others' experiences in choosing and applying Olympic Paint.
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She continues to design Olympic skating costumes, including those for Michelle Kwan.
One of the newest games features the debut of Mario and Sonic together as they compete at the Olympics - Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games can be played on a Wii or Nintendo DS system.
It is also the host mountain for the Pennsylvania Special Olympic Games.
Marlies Schild, who hails from Austria, and won Olympic medals in Torino during the 2006 games.
Any ski resort that has played host to thousands of Olympic guests will boast large facilities equipped to handle the masses.
Squaw Valley USA: Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games and offers 4,000 acres of skiable terrain serviced by more carefully situated lifts than almost anywhere else in the world.
Michael won Olympic gold medals in 1984 and 1992.
While still in high school, he trained with the Olympic cycling developmental team.
Two-time Olympic Gold Medal-winning speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno will glide from the ice to the dance floor.
She is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner, and stepdaughter to Olympic legend Bruce Jenner.
Fey was also part of the Improv Olympic, along with Vince Vaughn, Mike Myers and Amy Poehler.
Nadia Comaneci - This Olympic gymnast is known around the world for being the first person to earn a perfect score of 10 in any Olympic gymnastic event.
Jennie Finch - Olympic softball player Jennie Finch lead the U.S. Softball team to victory gold in 2004.
Her first win came during season four when she was partnered with Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.
Her parents divorced in 1989 and her mother remarried Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner.
One unique touch on each Millennium class vessel is the nod to history: the main dining rooms are themed after former luxury liners such as the Olympic (sister ship to the Titanic) and the Normandie.
Olympic Eyewear sells either sunglasses in assorted dozens or in all the same style and color.
At Olympic Eyewear, sunglasses range from $33 to $65 per dozen.
Dr. Gary Hall, father of Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. and three-time Olympic swimmer himself, has practiced ophthalmology in Phoenix since 1992.
As the winner of Olympic gold in 1960 and an avid professional athlete, Jean and fellow entrepreneur Roger Pouilloux understood that the world of ski and sporting equipment was lacking in goggles and other eyewear.
These days, you can see many female Olympic athletes sporting Oakleys.
The bitter rivals now find themselves at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, competing against one another in a series of Olympic events, including swimming, hurdles, and more.
Children will enjoy playing as some of their favorite Nintendo characters, participating in real Olympic events.
Weapons can be fired while you're driving, proving that gangsters are almost as dexterous as Olympic gymnasts.
In many ways, you could say that Deca Sports is some form of an Olympic decathlon.
The current rumors on the Internet are saying that Telus will have a GSM-based network ready in time for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, so perhaps Telus would take that route for a webOS-powered phone from Palm instead.
You can enjoy the latest Olympic events and coverage on your iPhone with one of the many apps released for the Summer Games.
Olympic apps are free and easy to download to your phone.
If you are unsure about when and where to catch a certain Olympic event or are uncertain if a certain competition will be aired on television, download an app to help you follow the games.
There are several apps designed for iPhone that will allow you to keep you current on all Olympic activities.
The latter is actually a member of the International Olympic Committee, which now recognizes competitive ballroom dance (though it is not likely to be added to the games).
Olympic hopefuls choose a home education to make room for a strenuous training schedule.
Unless you're a regular Sports Illustrated swimsuit model or Olympic diver, chances are you only wear a bathing suit during the hottest months of the year.
The vast majority of Olympic swimmers wear Speedo suits, including Michael Phelps and Rebecca Adlington.
While the Olympic swimmers will have custom suits for major events, anyone can buy competition swimsuits from the Speedo line.
The first woman to win a gold medal in Olympic swimming was Australian Fanny Durack.
The New South Wales Olympic committee had not wanted to allow women to compete, and even the president of the NSW Ladies Swimming Association was against it on the grounds of immodesty.
However, in 1933, Olympic swimmer Johnny Weismuller was seen in a chest baring swimsuit from the B.V.D company, and that look started a new trend in men's swimwear.
The company boasts a following of some of the nation's top Olympic water athletes.
These include Martiza Correia, the first African-American woman to compete on the U.S. Olympic team, where she won a silver medal in the 400 meter free relay.
Two-time Olympic medalist Aaron Peirsol is another Nike Swimwear name, promoting Nike's ongoing commitment to excellence through perseverance and inspiration.
Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard has been a dominant force in competitive swimming for over ten years.
LoveToKnow Swimsuits is pleased to share our conversation with Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard about her past accomplishments and her plans for the future.
A sponsor of Olympic diving and swimming, along with many collegiate contracts and with personal endorsements from athletes like Michael Phelps, Speedo continues in popularity.
Natalie Coughlin, five time Olympic medalist.
Amanda Beard, seven time Olympic medalist.
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition 2010 is chock full of gorgeous swimsuit models, an up-and-coming tennis star, Olympic beauties and a body paint swimsuit section that will have you doing a double take!
While the merits of having these amazingly strong and accomplished women photographed in their bikinis can be debated, the talent some of these lovely 2010 Olympic hopefuls possess is beyond doubt.
Hannah Teter: At the age of just 22, Ms. Teter has a 2006 Olympic gold medal already under her belt!
Olympic swimmer turned actress Esther Williams put a glamorous spin on swim caps in her many movie musicals, inciting a fashion trend in swimwear that raged on through the 40's, 50's, and 60's.
Well, you may not turn into an Olympic swimmer overnight, but if you have your sights set firmly on winning that gold medal, a swim club is a very good place to start.
This posture automatically improves speed, and is the same form you'll find on the top Olympic swimmers.
Unless you're the US Olympic Swim Club, the average swim site is generally straightforward and basic.
Clearly, swimsuit controversy is widespread, from backyard innocence to the Olympic games.
This was the era of Olympic swimmer-turned-actress Esther Williams and the Hollywood water ballet.
The company was founded in 1985 by fashion pattern maker Joseph di Lorenzo and Olympic swimmer and medalist Steve Furniss.
Men can sport G-string trunks as well as those little Speedos that Olympic swimmers have made so popular.
An Olympic swimmer will usually have a suit custom built by their sponsor; Speedo designs suits for nearly all the major competition swimmers.
Obviously, that's not true if you're an Olympic swimmer, but it is true if you're working towards being a proficient and exact swimmer.
While something can always go wrong-- even Olympic swimmers have had their state-of-the-art, custom suits rip or slide at crucial moments -- there are some steps you can take to avoid a red-faced disaster.
It owes its namesake to George Foreman, a successful celebrity who is a heavyweight boxing champion, an Olympian who won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico city and of course, an entrepreneur.
Baseball is played in many countries and is a recognized summer Olympic sport.
Players traverse a board in the hunt for Bella through the woods of Olympic Peaks.
She moved to Tampa, the world headquarters for Ironman, Iron Girl and IronKids, from Whistler, BC, a ski resort a future site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Inside or outside, there are many activities to help bring the Olympic spirit to life during the winter months.
First, though, you have to figure out Olympic events you can do in your area.
You don't even have to make it competitive; building three snowmen of various heights and putting medals on them all, gives you your own Winter Olympic ceremony.
Interpretive Ice Skating: Athletes train for years to compete as dancers for the Winter Olympic figure-skating championships.
You can also use websites such as "creating your own Olympic games" for ideas for both summer and winter Olympics for kids.
Every Olympic sport has its own story of heroism and tragedy.
Aside from crafts like little Canadian Mounties and Olympic fuse bead patterns, there are also pages and pages of printable activities free to download.
Enchanted Learning is another amazingly rich site with printable materials and games from "invent your own Olympic sport" to crossword puzzles and "create-a-medal" activities.
Remember that the Olympic Creed emphasizes the journey rather than the destination, and states that it is more important to struggle than to conquer.
For years, they were the shoes of choice for Olympic athletes, known for their three stripes on the side of each shoe.
Sprinter Jesse Owens won the Olympic gold while wearing a pair of Adidas in 1936.
In 1936, Jesse Owens made Dassler's name bigger by winning four Olympic gold medals with their shoes on his feet.
With a name known for quality, durability, and performance, Adidas footwear has been the natural choice for hundreds of Olympic champions.
MBT shoes have many benefits and have been worn by Olympic medalists, world teams and champions.
The former Winter Olympic city served as the backdrop for one of Bright Abbott's (played by Chris Pratt) high school basketball games.
The 20th Winter Olympic Games have brought a renewed energy to the city with hundreds of the world's top athletes competing within its walls.
The Olympic Games (or simply Olympics) is a multi-sport event pulling together competitors from many countries around the world.
The Olympic Games are now divided into two distinct competitions: Summer Games and Winter Games.
Planning to see the Olympic Games in person?
The modern age of tourism for the valley began early in the 20th century when Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924.
Beijing is the site of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Track star Phil Knight and Coach Bill Bowerman successfully launched the iconic brand, Nike Inc. during the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials.
The original Olympic athletes competed without wearing anything.
The Coach's Guide To Sport Strength Training With Companion Olympic Weightlifting DVD gives you many of the strength training techniques Olympic athletes use to keep them flexible and strong.
The Olympic Games is the biggest sporting spectacle in the world.
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