Videos tagged with "medals"

Olympic Opening Ceremony 1956 Stockholm Equestrian Games (Amateur Footage) [02:23]
After the IOC awarded the Games of the XVIth Olympiad to Melbourne in Victoria, Australia they learned that Australian quarantine laws required a six-month quarantine period for horses entering the country. As the six-month quarantine made it impractical for competitors horses to be transported to Australia, this precluded Melbourne from being able to host the equestrian events at the 1956 Olympic Games. It was decided, actually in violation of the Olympic Charter, to contest separate Equestrian Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, from 10 through 17 June 1956. At the 50th IOC Session in Athens on 13 May 1954, Stockholm was chosen to host the Equestrian Olympics over Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Berlin, Germany; and Los Angeles, California, USA. The 1956 Equestrian Games were held without major political incidents, although some would occur a few months later and affect the Games in Melbourne in November. The opening ceremony was quite unusual as all competitors came in on their mounts, including the flag bearers. Hans Wikne brought the Olympic Flame into the stadium on horseback and lit the main torch. Karin Lindberg and Henry Eriksson held lighted torches, ran towards the stadium tower with the torches and lit flames there. Sweden's Henri Saint Cyr recited the oath of the athletes while on his horse, and later won two gold medals in individual and team dressage. This was matched by Germany's Hans Günter Winkler, who won gold medals in the individual and team ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Winners Song [06:11]
A song about the hope and wants of so many by so many. Great expectations of ourselves.
Tags: Sport, Olympics, Running, medals, games, Track, swimming, Sailing, skating, 2012, London, cycling, winter, beijing, relay, world, vancouver, bronze, silver, javelin, bolt, championships, canoeing, athletics, long, jump, medalists, skiing, bob, sleigh, 100

Dick Ebersol Leaves NBC Sports! Olympics Moving to ESPN?? [07:33]
On Twitter: @longisland495 Mickey Mouse wearing Olympic medals?? In a move that came out of left field, longtime NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol has announced that he will be leaving NBC Sports this June. The reason why Ebersol is departing from NBC Sports is, reportedly, on account of a contract dispute between him and his new bosses in Philadelphia at Comcast. They of course, own a majority of NBC now. It's huge news in the realm of sports media. Ebersol has been at the helm of NBC Sports since 1989. What Ebersol has overseen as the head of NBC Sports has been enormous. He was a part of NBC's coverage of the NBA in the 90's and early 2000's including that iconic NBA on NBC theme. There was MLB and NFL coverage in the 90's as well. NBC recently got back in the NFL game by acquiring the Sunday Night Football rights from ESPN. ESPN, of course, got Monday Night Football in a lucrative deal with the Peacock that included, the acquisition of rights to Roger Rabbit of all things. Recently, NBC has been a huge cog in reigniting the NHL as a viable sports brand in the United States. It's the #2 to the NFL as #1. The greatest thing NBC Sports has done under the Ebersol Era was establish NBC as America's Olympic Network. '92 Barcelona, '96 Atlanta, '00 Sydney, '02 SLC, '04 Athens, '06 Torino, '08, Beijing, '10 Vancouver, and (soon to be) '12 London will all be broadcast by NBC. More so, than anything else, the Olympics were Ebersol's baby. With the buyout of NBC by Comcast, NBC ...
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