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Encyclopedia > Joachim Olsen

Joachim B. Olsen (born May 31, 1977 in Aalborg, Denmark is one of the world's leading shot putters. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... View of Aalborg railroad station from J.F: Kennedy Place, 2004 Aalborg (Danish: Aalborg or Ã…lborg) is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in North Jutland County on the south bank of the Limfjord, which connects the North Sea and the Kattegat, on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ...


With eight straight international finals, Joachim holds the longest string of appearances in finals at Olympic, World and European Championships. The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...


Joachim is coached by the former olympic finalist Vesteinn Hafsteinsson (Iceland), who started working with Joachim in october 2003.


In his teens Joachim primarily focused on the discus throw, but after switching shot put technique from the so called glide style to rotational style, he improved dramatically during his four years at University of Idaho, where he was coached by Tim Taylor. A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... The University of Idaho is a land-grant university formed by the Territorial Legislature of Idaho in 1889, located in Moscow, Idaho. ...


Although he appeared at the World Junior Championships in Sydney 1996, where he threw the Discus, it was at the U23 European Championships in Gothenburg in 1999 he made his first international impact, winning a silver medal. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Joachim B. Olsen did not qualify for the final. Nevertheless he received worldwide attention after he in a chat room wrote,that a rumour was spreading in the Olympic Village, that the winner of the final, Arsi Harju had failed a doping test. The rumour was false, and the incident caused the Danish National Olympic Committee sent Joachim B. Olsen home prior to the closing of the Games. Alternate meaning: Discus fish The discus throw is an athletics (track and field) throwing event. ... Gothenburg viewed from Liseberg amusement park Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg   listen? ; UN/LOCODE: SE GOT) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Sydney Harbour looking south from the vicinity of the Sydney Harbour Bridge towards the CBD skyline; the Opera House is visible in the background on the left. ... A chat room is an online forum where people can chat online (talk by broadcasting messages to people on the same forum in real time). ... An Olympic Park is a venue or group of venues set up when a country hosts the Olympic Games. ... In sports, doping is generally the use of performance-enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids or EPO, particularly those that are forbidden by the organizations that regulate competitions in a certain sport. ... National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ...


At the 2001 World Championships in Athletics Joachim B. Olsen qualified for his first international final. Since then he has qualified for every final at Olympic, World and European Championships. The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ...


External links

  • Tilastopaja
  • Profile from Danish Athletics Federation

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American Track and Field -- Regional News Article (975 words)
The contrasts between the stories of Olsen, Denmark's Olympic medal- winner shot putter, and White, the disgraced U.S. sprinter who admitted using a full doping program to win the 2003 world championship titles at 100 meters and 200 meters, seemingly could not be greater.
Olsen, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist, spoke later in the week about the realities of being an athlete constantly under surveillance, where doping tests can be administered any time, anywhere.
Olsen, who threw 69' 1-1/2" to win the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, offered a detailed description of the day-to-day life of an elite track and field athlete in his talk to conference participants.
Joachim B. Olsen at AllExperts (438 words)
Joachim B. Olsen (born May 31, 1977 in Aalborg, Denmark) is one of the world's leading shot putters.
In his teens Joachim primarily focused on the discus throw, but after switching shot put technique from the so called glide style to rotational style, he improved dramatically during his four years at University of Idaho, where he was coached by Tim Taylor.
Thus Olsen was ready for a comeback in 2004, and at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships he won a Bronze medal - a placement he repeated at the Olympic Games in Athens.
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