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July 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Germany will send a unified team to the Winter and Summer Olympics in 1992, the presidents of the two national Olympic committees announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo that Germany will compete with a unified team. Willi Daume, president of the West German Olympic Committee, and Joachim Weiskopf, president of the counterpart East German organization, said the two national committees will merge in December to oversee the formation of a single team.
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February 9, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins
SOCHI, Russia -- It's never easy being the youngest. But what if you had to live up to the standards of your much older and established sibling and do it while sharing your room with someone you had little in common with? Then you might have a sense of what it is like to be short-track speedskating at the Olympics. When short track begins Monday in only its seventh Games, it does so with a bit of second-class-citizen status to speedskating, the sport's traditional discipline.
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June 17, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nike in Battle to Use Name at Olympics: Nike Inc. is in the midst of a legal battle with a Spanish attorney who owns the Nike name in Spain--first registered there 60 years ago by a Barcelona sock maker. Pressure is building on both sides: Nike, a sports shoe and apparel company based in Beaverton, Ore., wants to clear the matter up before the July 25 opening ceremony.
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April 29, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Quincy Watts has never been in a time machine. They exist only in science fiction and the movies. But Watts swears he had an experience like a time machine 20 years ago in Barcelona, when he was standing on the podium with a gold medal around his neck after winning the 400 meters in the 1992 Olympic Games. "As you hear the national anthem being played, it's one of the proudest moments in your life," he said. "It was like going back in time. I thought about my grandfather in Detroit who would always have me go get him a Pepsi and would give me a quarter if I was able to bring it back in the time he decided.
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April 11, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials, which will be run here today, many of the top American male distance runners felt on trial at a news conference Friday. The runners were besieged with questions about the United States' apparent decline in the marathon, an event that American men once dominated. Since the last Olympic Games in 1988, only four American male marathoners have been ranked in the top 50 in the world.
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October 18, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Amid intrigue that would rival any political convention, the International Olympic Committee on Friday selected Barcelona, Spain, to host the 1992 Summer Olympics and Albertville, France, as the site of the Winter Olympics. The romanticists will rejoice. The Summer Games are returning to a cosmopolitan city on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Winter Games to a resort village in the French Alps.
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July 28, 1991 | JOHN JEANSONNE, NEWSDAY
This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. In national news: The country's new slogan, "Spain: The Rising Star of Europe," reflects the new Spanish eagerness not to be left out of the 12-nation European Community on the occasion of the continent's economic unification next year. Besides the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1992 World's Fair will be staged in Seville. With Franco still dead, Spain at last wants to be on that big bus to the future with its progressive neighbors.
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April 29, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Quincy Watts has never been in a time machine. They exist only in science fiction and the movies. But Watts swears he had an experience like a time machine 20 years ago in Barcelona, when he was standing on the podium with a gold medal around his neck after winning the 400 meters in the 1992 Olympic Games. "As you hear the national anthem being played, it's one of the proudest moments in your life," he said. "It was like going back in time. I thought about my grandfather in Detroit who would always have me go get him a Pepsi and would give me a quarter if I was able to bring it back in the time he decided.
SPORTS
February 9, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins
SOCHI, Russia -- It's never easy being the youngest. But what if you had to live up to the standards of your much older and established sibling and do it while sharing your room with someone you had little in common with? Then you might have a sense of what it is like to be short-track speedskating at the Olympics. When short track begins Monday in only its seventh Games, it does so with a bit of second-class-citizen status to speedskating, the sport's traditional discipline.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nike in Battle to Use Name at Olympics: Nike Inc. is in the midst of a legal battle with a Spanish attorney who owns the Nike name in Spain--first registered there 60 years ago by a Barcelona sock maker. Pressure is building on both sides: Nike, a sports shoe and apparel company based in Beaverton, Ore., wants to clear the matter up before the July 25 opening ceremony.
SPORTS
April 11, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the U.S. men's Olympic marathon trials, which will be run here today, many of the top American male distance runners felt on trial at a news conference Friday. The runners were besieged with questions about the United States' apparent decline in the marathon, an event that American men once dominated. Since the last Olympic Games in 1988, only four American male marathoners have been ranked in the top 50 in the world.
SPORTS
July 28, 1991 | JOHN JEANSONNE, NEWSDAY
This just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead. In national news: The country's new slogan, "Spain: The Rising Star of Europe," reflects the new Spanish eagerness not to be left out of the 12-nation European Community on the occasion of the continent's economic unification next year. Besides the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the 1992 World's Fair will be staged in Seville. With Franco still dead, Spain at last wants to be on that big bus to the future with its progressive neighbors.
SPORTS
July 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Germany will send a unified team to the Winter and Summer Olympics in 1992, the presidents of the two national Olympic committees announced Wednesday. It will be the first time since the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo that Germany will compete with a unified team. Willi Daume, president of the West German Olympic Committee, and Joachim Weiskopf, president of the counterpart East German organization, said the two national committees will merge in December to oversee the formation of a single team.
NEWS
October 18, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Amid intrigue that would rival any political convention, the International Olympic Committee on Friday selected Barcelona, Spain, to host the 1992 Summer Olympics and Albertville, France, as the site of the Winter Olympics. The romanticists will rejoice. The Summer Games are returning to a cosmopolitan city on the shores of the Mediterranean, the Winter Games to a resort village in the French Alps.
SPORTS
July 22, 1991
Following are dates and sites of upcoming multisport competitions. U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVALS 1993: July 23- Aug. 1, San Antonio 1994: July 1-10 or 8-17, St. Louis 1995: July 21-30, Denver Pan America Games 1991 Aug 2-18, Havana Cuba 1995 TBA, Mar Del Plata, Argentina World University Games 1993 Winter - Feb. 6-14 Zakopane, Poland 1993 Summer - July 8-19, Buffalo, New York Olympics 1992 Winter - Feb. 8-23, Albertville, France 1992 Summer - July 26-Aug. 9, Barcelona, Spain 1994 Winter - Feb.
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March 1, 1989 | From Reuters
The Japanese government will have a high-tech pavilion at the 1992 World Exposition in Seville, a Cabinet minister said Tuesday. Hiroshi Mitsuzuka, minister for international trade and industry, said the government will spend $48 million on the building. The Seville event will commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America in 1492. Spain will also host the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
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