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Dr Who

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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

The Olympic Games are an international sporting event established for both summer and winter sports and held every four years. Originally held in ancient Greece, they were revived in 1895. The Doctor claimed to have visited the very first Olympics and watched naked men throwing a discus before a giant crowd. (DW: Fear Her)

The 1948 Olympics were held in London. The Doctor attended them twice, he enjoyed it so much. (DW: Fear Her)

The 1968 Olympics were held in Mexico. While in Atlantis, Polly discovered a souvenir bracelet from the games and Ben Jackson guessed from it that the year was approximately 1970. (DW: The Underwater Menace)

Some time in the 1970s, John Crichton jumped 2.6362 meters in one of the Olympics. (DW: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)

The 2012 Olympics were held in London. Due to a mishap along the torch relay route, the Olympic Flame was lit at the opening ceremonies by the Doctor, who appeared on international television. Afterward, he and Rose Tyler attended a neighbourhood celebration. (DW: Fear Her)

The 2060 Olympics were held in Barcelona. The Doctor wanted to go there to watch the cricket match. (BFA: Nekromanteia)

In 3999, the Intergalactic Olympic Games were held on Micawber's World. The Doctor took Samantha Jones there. (EDA: Placebo Effect)

When Davros revived and demanded to know what had happened while he was in suspended animation, the Doctor told him that Arcturus had won the Galactic Olympic Games with Betelgeuse coming in second. (DW: Destiny of the Daleks)

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Memory-beta

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The Olympic Games were a quadrennial interplanetary athletics competition. The games originated in ancient Greece, and were revived in the 19th century as an international competition on Earth, eventually expanding to include other worlds throughout the Federation.

In 1986, Anastasia Komananov thought to herself that the Russian Olympic coaches and trainers would like to know what diet and regimen Khan Noonien Singh was on that gave him the abilities he displayed to her. Colonel Komananov was unaware of Khan's genetically engineered nature. (ST novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

The 2224 Olympic Games were held on Aldebaran colony. (DS9 short story: "Old Souls")

Emony Dax was an Olympic gymnast. (DS9 episode: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite", DS9 short story: "Old Souls")


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Muppet

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The Olympic Games, or Olympics, are an international multi-sport event taking place every four years and comprising summer and winter games. Originally held in ancient Greece, they were revived by a French nobleman, Pierre Frèdy, Baron de Coubertin in the late 19th century. The Summer Olympics have been held every fourth year since 1896, except in 1916, 1940, and 1944 due to the World Wars.

A special edition for winter sports, the Olympic Winter Games, was first held in 1924. The first winter Olympics competitions were originally held as a non-Olympic sports festival, but were declared to be official Games by the International Olympic Committee in 1925. Originally these were held in the same year as the Summer Olympics, but since 1994 the Winter Games and the Summer Games have been held two years apart.

Animal was the mascot of the U.S. Snowboarding Team for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. This was the first year that snowboarding was recognized by the Olympics, and the team adopted Animal as their mascot.

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  • In 1992, Good Morning America featured many Muppet skits. In one skit, "The Muppet Games", Lewis Kazagger reported on the Geek Winter Games (a much cheaper alternative to the Winter Olympics), where founding geek Gonzo demonstrates demolition speed skating.

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Ice Hockey

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The Olympic Games are a number of sport competitions held every four years. They subdivise in two branches: Summer Olympics and Olympic Winter Games.

Olympics and ice hockey

In terms of ice hockey, the Olympics are the hosts of a tournament involving the top hockey nations of the world. The 8 top-seeded teams in the IIHF's Ranking get instant access to the tournament; so does the hosting country. The other available spots are awarded to the eventual winners of the Olympic Qualification Tournament. For the 2010 Olympics, it will exceptionally be the top nine teams, as Canada is hosting the Games. Since that country is already qualified due to it being the host, and since Canada is an usual top 8 country, the IIHF decided that for that tournament, they will take the first nine instead.

The first ever Olympic ice hockey tournament took place during the 1920 Summer Olympics as a demonstration sport; it was moved to the more logical Winter Olympics in 1924. Women's hockey is also an Olympic discipline; it was however added much later, in 1998.


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ST Expanded

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The Olympics are a sporting and athletic event, originating in Greece on ancient Earth. After a lull on Earth following World War III, the event was reborn in the late 21st century. By the 22nd century, the Olympic location would alternate every two years between a Terran city and a major colony. It became a Federation-wide event in the early 2160s.

Gymnast Emony Dax competed in the 2224 Olympic Games on Aldebaran. Steve Tecklenberg was on Belle Terre's Olympic team in the mid-24th century. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Pendragon)

At the age of 15, Mary Barranco competed in the 2356 Olympics, as a member of Pacifica's swimming team. She took the silver medal in the high dive, and won gold in the 500 meters. (PDN: "The Utopia Syndrome", "The Significance of a Single Day")

What, if any, provisions were made for different species' physical abilities were made remains unclear.

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