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Sailing At The Summer Olympics
Sailing (also known as yachting until 2000) has been one of the Olympic sports
Olympic sports
since the Games of the I Olympiad, held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Despite being scheduled in the first Olympic program, the races were canceled due to severe weather conditions. Apart from the 1904 Summer Olympics, sailing has been present in every edition of the Olympic Games.For the scoring system used for sailing events during the Olympics look at: Scoring systems for Sailing at the Summer Olympics A directory page to all Olympic sailors is given at: List of sailors at the Summer Olympics Information about the Sailing at specific Summer Olympics or the used equipment can be found using the table below: Over time, different classes of boat featured at the Olympics. Initially, the classes were specified in tons, then later in meters, feet or generic names
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World Sailing
World Sailing
Sailing
(WS) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee
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List Of Sailors At The Summer Olympics
` This list consists of sailors who have competed at the Summer Olympics. = Female, = Male The number of flags equals the number of times a sailor represents his country
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Sailing At The 2020 Summer Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Japanese: 第三十二回オリンピック競技大会, Hepburn: Dai Sanjūni-kai Orinpikku Kyōgi Taikai)[2] and commonly known as Tokyo
Tokyo
2020, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session
125th IOC Session
in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013.[3] This will be the second time the Summer Games have been held in Tokyo, the first time being the 1964 Summer Olympics, and the fourth time that Japan
Japan
has hosted the Olympics overall, following the Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
held in Sapporo
Sapporo
in 1972 and Nagano in 1998
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List Of Olympic Medalists In Sailing
This is a list of Olympic medalists in sailing.Contents1 Olympic medalist by discipline 2 Olympic medalist by class 3 Notes 4 ReferencesOlympic medalist by discipline[edit]List of Olympic medalists in sailing by disciplineOlympic medalist by class[edit]List of Olympic medalists in sailing by classNotes[edit]References[edit]"Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee
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Sailing (sport)
Sailing
Sailing
as a sport involves a variety of competitive sailing formats that are sanctioned through various sailing federations and yacht clubs. Racing disciplines include matches within a fleet of sailing craft, between a pair thereof or among teams. Additionally, there are specialized competitions that include setting speed records. Racing formats include both closed courses and point-to-point contests; they may be in sheltered waters, coast-wise or on the open ocean. Most competitions are held within defined classes or ratings that either entail one type of sailing craft to ensure a contest primarily of skill or rating the sailing craft to create classifications or handicaps. On water, a sailing competition among multiple vessels is a regatta, which usually consists of multiple individual races, where the boat crew that performs best in over the series of races is the overall winner
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Yachting
Yachting
Yachting
refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose. Both terms originate from the Dutch word jacht ("hunt"). With sailboats, it is called sailing, and with motorboats, it is called powerboating.Contents1 Competitive sailing 2 Other yachting events 3 Non-yachting use of watercraft 4 Cruising - yachting as a lifestyle 5 See also 6 External linksCompetitive sailing[edit]A yacht race on lake Päijänne
Päijänne
in Jyväskylä, FinlandCabo San Lucas Race Start 2013Main article: Sailing
Sailing
(sport) The invention of sailing is prehistoric, but the racing of sailing boats is believed to have started in the Netherlands
Netherlands
some time in the 17th century. Soon, in England, custom-built racing "yachts" began to emerge
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Olympic Sports
Olympic sports
Olympic sports
are sports contested in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics
2016 Summer Olympics
included 28 sports, with five additional sports due to be added to the 2020 Summer Olympics. The 2014 Winter Olympics
2014 Winter Olympics
included seven sports.[1] The number and kinds of events may change slightly from one Olympiad to another
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1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics
1896 Summer Olympics
(Greek: Θερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896, Therinoí Olympiakoí Agónes 1896), officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games
Olympic Games
held in modern history. Organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which had been created by Pierre de Coubertin, it was held in Athens, Greece, from 6 to 15 April 1896. Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal. Retroactively, the IOC has converted these to gold and silver, and awarded bronze medals to third placed athletes. Ten of the 14 participating nations earned medals. The United States won the most gold medals, 11; host nation Greece
Greece
won the most medals overall, 46. The highlight for the Greeks was the marathon victory by their compatriot Spyridon Louis
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Athens
Athens
Athens
(/ˈæθɪnz/;[3] Greek: Αθήνα, Athína [aˈθina], Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athênai [a.tʰɛ̂ː.nai̯]) is the capital and largest city of Greece
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1904 Summer Olympics
The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States
United States
from August 29 until September 3, 1904, as part of an extended sports program lasting from July 1 to November 23, 1904, at what is now known as Francis Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It was the first time that the Olympic Games
Olympic Games
were held outside Europe.[2] European tensions caused by the Russo-Japanese War
Russo-Japanese War
and the difficulty of getting to St. Louis
St. Louis
kept most of the world's top athletes away. Only 62 of the 651 athletes who competed came from outside North America, and only 12–15 nations were represented in all. 81% of all competitors were from the United States, and in 53 of the 95 events, the U.S
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Olympic Games
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Scoring Systems For Sailing At The Summer Olympics
Over time several[1] scoring systems for Sailing were used during the Summer Olympics. Many of these systems were also used by other regatta's in their times. In order to understand how the medals in the Olympics were handed out one must have a look at the scoring system of that specific olympic sailing regatta. From the start of sailing till the turn of the millennium one practiced the principle that the difference in points between No. 1 and 2 must be larger than between No. 2 and 3 and so on. Several systems in different variations were invented
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Vintage Yachting Games
The Vintage Yachting Games are an international Quadrennial multi class sailing event for former Olympic classes and the former Classes of the Paralympic Games. The Vintage Games is held every four years[1]. The idea behind the Vintage is to Organize a four yearly high-end event in the calendars of all the former (Paralympic) Olympic Classes after their discontinuation of the Olympics or Paralympic Games. First the idea was discusses and developed locally by Rudy den Outer and representatives of several Dutch class organizations of former Olympic classes (Martijn van der Driest of Europe, Harold Wijgers of Flying Dutchman, Johan Offermans of Soling, Michiel van Dis of Dragon and Hans Nadorp of 5.5 Metre)
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Sailing At The 2012 Summer Olympics
Sailing at the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
in London
London
was held 29 July – 11 August at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
in Weymouth. The 2012 sailing program consisted of a total of ten events (eight classes). Eleven fleet races were scheduled off the coast at Weymouth Bay for each event, except for the 49er and the Elliott 6m
Elliott 6m
classes. For the 49er class, a total of 16 races were scheduled. Of the 11 (16) races, 10 (15) were scheduled as opening races and the last one as medal race
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2008 Vintage Yachting Games
The 2008 Vintage Yachting Games was the first post-Olympic multi-class sailing event for discontinued Olympic classes
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