The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard, 10 metre platform and plain high diving by the International Olympic Committee, and appeared on the 1924 Official Report as plongeons du tremplin, plongeons de haut vol variés (men) or plongeons de haut vol ordinaires (women) and plongeons de haut vol ordinaires (men), respectively. The high diving and 10 metre platform events included dives from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms, while the springboard events included dives from 3 metre and 1 metre springboards. Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ...
Athens was chosen as the host city in 1997, after surprisingly losing the bid to organize the 1996 SummerOlympics, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games.
Olympic Stadium, the designated facility for the opening and closing ceremonies, was completed -- without roof -- shortly before the games opened.
Since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France it has been the tradition to have a mascot for the games and this year the official mascots are sister and brother, Athena and Phevos, named after the goddess of wisdom, strategy and war and the god of light and music, respectively.
Because Melbourne is situated in the southern hemisphere, the Olympics were held later in the year than those held in the northern hemisphere.
Inspired by Australian teenager John Wing, an Olympic tradition begins when athletes of different nations are allowed to parade together at the closing ceremony, instead of with their national teams, as a symbol of world unity...
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
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