Olympics disqualified

2001 | Australia | Disqualification | Womens 4x200m Free | Graham McKenzie Thomas Rooney | 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 | In an event that has gone down in swimming folk law, Team Australia is disqualified, after placing first in the Womens 4x200 Freestyle Relay at...

2001 Australia Disqualification Womens 4x200m Free Graham McKenzie Thomas Rooney 2 of 2
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Natalia Rodriguez gets disqualified from Women's 1500m (WC Athletics 2009)

NRK Sports Spain's Natalia Rodriguez was disqualified as the winner of the women's 1500 metres here on Sunday leaving reigning world champion Maryam Yusuf ...

Natalia Rodriguez gets disqualified from Women s 1500m WC Athletics 2009
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Sally Pearson wins 100m Sprint, then gets disqualified - www.goodscore.com

Sally Pearson wins the 100m Sprint Final only to find out 4 hours later that an English protest saw her stripped of her Gold Medal. Visit http://www.goodscor...

Sally Pearson wins 100m Sprint then gets disqualified - www goodscore com
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1984 Olympic Light Heavyweight Boxing - Evander Holyfield disqualified

A clip showing the punch sequence in slow motion, with Howard Cosell on commentary from the Sports Arena. Dominating the light heavyweight semifinal bout in ...

1984 Olympic Light Heavyweight Boxing - Evander Holyfield disqualified
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Mark Schultz Disqualification in 1984 Olympics

Mark Schultz was disqualified from this match after the officials determined that it was an illegal move. Caution: This is somewhat graphic, showing the Turk...

Mark Schultz Disqualification in 1984 Olympics
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Olympics badminton Eight women disqualified from doubles

Olympics badminton Eight women disqualified from doubles
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Watch Me Get Disqualified In The 1996 Junior Olympics For No Reason

When I was 14 I went to Orlando, Florida and participated in the 1996 Junior Olympics for Taekwondo. It was the green belt division and I was winning and abo...

Watch Me Get Disqualified In The 1996 Junior Olympics For No Reason
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Olympic Badminton Players Disqualified

The Badminton World Federation disqualified eight players at the London 2012 Olympics, after they were trying to lose matches to receive a more favourable pl...

Olympic Badminton Players Disqualified
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Modern Games

Forerunners



Various uses of the term "Olympic" to describe athletic events in the modern era have been documented since the 17th century. The first such event was the Cotswold Games or "Cotswold Olimpick Games", an annual meeting near Chipping Campden, England, involving various sports. It was first organized by the lawyer Robert Dover between 1612 and 1642, with several later celebrations leading up to the present day. The British Olympic Association, in its bid for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, mentioned these games as "the first stirrings of Britain's Olympic beginnings".

L'Olympiade de la République, a national Olympic festival held annually from 1796 to 1798 in Revolutionary France also attempted to emulate the ancient Olympic Games.

Revival

Greek interest in reviving the Olympic Games began with the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. It was first proposed by poet and newspaper editor Panagiotis Soutsos in his poem "Dialogue of the Dead", published in 1833. Evangelos Zappas, a wealthy Greek-Romanian philanthropist, first wrote to King Otto of Greece, in 1856, offering to fund a permanent revival of the Olympic Games. Zappas sponsored the first Olympic Games in 1859, which was held in an Athens city square. Athletes participated from Greece and the Ottoman Empire. Zappas funded the restoration of the ancient Panathenaic Stadium so that it could host all future Olympic Games.

The stadium hosted Olympics in 1870 and 1875. Thirty…
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