Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Net Has World of Olympic Info

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Net Has World of Olympic Info

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The XXVII Olympiad is under way in Sydney, Australia.

Nearly 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries are competing in 28

sports. On any given day up to 500,000 spectators, workers and participants will travel to Sydney Olympic Park, and more than 100,000 people will visit the satellite venues. Many time zones away, we will be watching and clicking.

Ancient Olympics

5 stars

"Were the ancient games better than ours? More fair and square? More about sports and less about money? Are modern games more sexist? More political? Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal? Read on and decide for yourself."

There is much talk of how commercial today's Olympic Games are. Were the ancient games purer? The conclusion drawn by this expert from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology may surprise you.

NBC Olympics

5 stars

If you're looking for one Olympic site that has it all, this would be it. NBC Olympics includes news coverage, commentaries, event schedules, television schedules, sport-by-sport analysis, reader polls and photo galleries. There also is a fascinating photo tour of the huge Australia Stadium (click on Australia). "It is the largest stadium ever built for the Olympic Games. But just how big is Stadium Australia? Four Boeing 747s could fit side by side under the main arch span of the stadium."

Olympic Primer

4 stars

The five interlacing rings of blue, yellow, black, green and red became the official Olympic logo in 1913. "The Olympic rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes throughout the world at the Olympic Games.

However, contrary to a popular misconception, the colors themselves do not represent any single continent. …

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