.VolumeI, Issue 12, July 21, 1996

ESPNET - Olympics Fever
Follow the torch to another Olympic Games! ESPNET's SportZone will give you a history of the torch's journey from Mt. Olympus to Atlanta, Georgia. But, that's not all you'll get from ESPNET's Olympic Web site. Read Olympic hopefuls' Olympic Diaries, and don't forget to check out the news, notes and background from all 29 Olympic sports! Run, vault, swim or hurdle over to http:// ESPNET.SportsZone.com/ editors/ atlanta96/ and follow ESPNET as it searches for the gold in Atlanta. (This site is no longer available.)

From Archery to Wrestling, The Olympics HasIt All
Know what you want to watch, but don't know when it's on? Get the complete schedule, the latest medal count and an up-close and personal look at your favorite athletes at NBC's Olympic site. Flip through the athletes' journals and online interviews to find out how the competitors get ready for the big event and what they like to do for fun. Have a question? Post it on the bulletin board, and then check in later for an answer. The complete story is here - the players, past and present, the scores, and the rules. So take a running jump onto the Web at www.olympics.nbc.com. (This site is no longer available.)

Believe It or Not
The Olympics are not only about speed and strength -outrageous oddities and curious mishaps are in the record books, too. Can you imagine showing up on the wrong day for your event? In 1972, two runners did just that. Would you believe that in 1924 a boxer was thrown out of the Games for biting? Or that a Soviet rower in the 1956 Olympics dropped his medal into a lake? He dove in after it, but it was never recovered. These and many other amazing and incredible facts abound, so take a breather between events and check out the quirky but true Olympic trivia at http:// atlantamag.atlanta.com/ atlf4.html. (This site is no longer available.)

History of Olympic Proportions
From Athens to Atlanta, the Olympic Games have fascinated athletes and their fans for more than 100 years. But, do you know which countries participated in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens? What year did the Soviet Union first participate in the Olympics? Visit the Web site that runs Olympic rings around any other Web site for in-depth info about 100 years of Olympic history. Read the profiles of Olympic athletes who preceded the XXVIth Olympiad athletes. Find out how American athletes in the 1936 games gave the best performances of their lives in the shadow of the fuhrer! Discover when basketball joined the Olympic roster of sports and why it was not a player who captured the basketball spotlight that year. Amaze, annoy and astound your friends with loads of Olympics history at your fingertips when you type in www.96games.com/ history/. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: My folks say that since we can't go to Atlanta this year we might go to the next Olympics. Where will they be held? - Sean, Vancouver, BC

Dear Sean: It depends on whether you are going to the Summer or Winter Games. If you are going to the Winter Games, you'll be heading for Nagano, Japan, in 1998. The Nagano Olympic Planning Committee has a really nice World Wide Web site at: www.linc.or.jp/ Nagano/ The next Summer Games will be in Sydney, Australia, in the year 2000. You can visit their Web site at www.sydney.olympic.org/ Have fun wherever you go! (These sites are no longer available.)

Dear Amy: My cousin in Minneapolis got his picture in the newspaper. I would like to see his picture, but I don't live in Minneapolis. How can I find out if the Minneapolis newspaper has a Web site? - Fernanda, Tucumcari, NM

Dear Fernanda: There are two good sources for finding newspapers on the Web. One is the Editor and Publisher Online Newspapers at www.mediainfo.com/ ephome/ npaper/ nphtm/ online.htm and the other is NewsLink at www.newslink.org/ news.html Each site has links to hundreds of online newspapers. If the Minneapolis paper that you are looking for is online, you should be able to find a link to it in one of these indices. (The first site is no longer available.)

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