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1968 Winter Olympics

The 1968 Winter Olympics known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event, celebrated in 1968 in Grenoble and opened on 6 February. Thirty-seven countries participated. Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy won three gold medals in all the alpine skiing events. In women's figure skating, Peggy Fleming won the only United States gold medal; the games have been credited with making the Winter Olympics more popular in the United States, not least of which because of ABC's extensive coverage of Fleming and Killy, who became overnight sensations among teenage girls. The year 1968 marked the first time the IOC first permitted East and West Germany to enter separately, the first time the IOC ordered drug and gender testing of competitors. On 24 November 1960 the prefect of the Isère Département, François Raoul, the president of the Dauphiné Ski Federation, Raoul Arduin presented for the first time the idea of hosting the 1968 Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble. After the city council agreed in principle, different government agencies offered their support, the villages around Grenoble reacted positively, an application committee was formed and led by Albert Michallon, the former mayor of Grenoble on 30 December 1960.

The application was given to the IOC during a meeting between IOC executives and representatives of international sport agencies in Lausanne in February 1963. In the application the decision was not based on sport because in the Isère Département there had only been two important sport events, the Bobsleigh World Championships of 1951 in L'Alpe d'Huez and the Luge World Championships of 1959 in Villard-de-Lans. Between 1946 and 1962 the number of inhabitants in Grenoble increased from 102,000 to 159,000, the total inhabitants in the Département Isère increased from 139,000 to 250,000; the development of the infrastructure could not keep up with this rapid increase and was for the most part at the same level as before the Second World War. The people who were responsible never made a secret out of it that it was for them about using the Olympic Games to receive larger grants to develop dated infrastructure and support the local economy; the 61st IOC session, where the awarding of the Olympic Games should have been voted for, should have taken place in Nairobi, Kenya.

This session was moved to Baden-Baden, West Germany because Kenya refused entry to IOC members from Portugal and South Africa for political reasons. Due to a lack of time only the Summer Games of 1968 could be voted for; the vote took place in Innsbruck on 28 January 1964, one day before the start of the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. 51 members who were eligible to vote were in attendance and Grenoble were awarded the games after the third round of voting and were competing against Calgary, who were awarded the Games 20 years later. After Grenoble was voted as the host city the French National Olympic Sports Committee decided the foundation of the organisation committee; the Comité d'Organisation des dixièmes Jeux Olympiques, the committee for the organisation of the 10th Olympic Games, started to plan the games for the first time on 1 August 1964. Albert Michallon, alongside being the former mayor of Grenoble, was president of COJO; the upper panel was made up of the general assembly with its 340 members and the supervisory board conduct business with 39 members, 19 of which were appointed and the other 20 were voted for.

The general secretary consisted of 17 subordinate departments. The number of employees grew to 1920 in February 1968; the French government played a major role in the preparations for the Games because president Charles de Gaulle saw an opportunity in the Winter Olympic Games to present Grenoble as a symbol for a modern France. Minister for Youth and Sport Francois Missoffe formed an interministerial committee for the coordination of the work commissioned by prime minister Georges Pompidou. Just over 7000 soldiers of the French armed forces and employees of the ministries for Youth and Sport, Social Building, Post and Transport were employed; the sum of the investments contributed to 1.1 billion Francs. The government contributed 47.08%, the Isere Department 3.65%, the city of Grenoble 20.07% and the surrounding communities 1.37%. Different institutions, such as the train company SNCF; these means were used accordingly - 465.181 million Francs for the infrastructure of transport and communications, 250.876 million for the olympic village and press area, 92.517 million for the sports arenas, 57.502 million for television and radio, 45.674 million for culture, 95.116 million for the city's infrastructure and 90.429 million for the running of COJO.

They built a new airport, two motorway sections of 7.5 miles and 15 miles, a switchboard, a new town hall, a new police station, a fire station, a hospital with 560 beds, a congress and exhibition centre and a culture palace. They upgraded the access road to the outer sport arenas, an orbital road round Grenoble as well as relocating the rail tracks and removing the level crossings and building a new main train station. To test the new sport complex and to improve organisational processes they organized "International Sports Weeks". From 20 January to 19 February 1967 speed skating competitions and ski races took place, from 12 to 15 October 1967 an ice hockey tournament and from 23 to 25 November a figure-skating competition. On 16 December 1967, the olympic torch was lit in ancient Olympia in Greece; the ceremony should have taken place on 13 Dec

Gymnasium Hankensb├╝ttel

The Gymnasium Hankensbüttel is a Gymnasium in Hankensbüttel, Lower Saxony and the oldest one in the district of Gifhorn. The Gymnasium Hankensbüttel was established in 1947, first as a private high school. In May 1951 it was given the right to hold mittlere Reife examinations. In the years 1953/54 there were the first classes 13 lectured. 1954 the private school was acknowledged as a public school. The word Gymnasium has been used by the school since 1956; because of the 50th years' jubilee of the school in 1997 everyone made a trip to Wurmberg. Because of the increasing need of place due to the abolition of the orientation classes 5 and 6 the lessons have been held at several campuses in Hankensbüttel since school year 2004/05. In 2007 there were 1,455 students being lectured by 88 teachers. 1987: German championship of the chess team in Altensteig 1989: German championship of the girls' handball team in the 3rd competitions class in 2003: Lower Saxony championship of the quad scull mixed rowing team in 2004: Lower Saxony championship of the quad scull rowing team in 2004: Lower Saxony championship of the girls' tennis team in 2006: German championship of the quad scull rowing team in Berlin 2008: Lower Saxony championship of the girls' tennis team in Helmstedt Willy Ernst Dietrich Korn Ulf Bartkowiak Martin Hille Hans Pleschinski, author Astrid Frohloff and television presenter Bernd Fix, computer security expert Oliver Graf and cultural manager Senior High School, Wisconsin, United States Collège „Philippe de Champaigne“, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, France Kaltinėnai Aleksandras Stulginskis Gymnasium, Lithuania Official Website

2010 Spruce Meadows Masters

The 2010 Spruce Meadows'Masters' Tournament was the 2010 edition of the CSIO Spruce Meadows'Masters' Tournament, the Canadian official show jumping horse show at Spruce Meadows. It was held as CSIO 5*. With over $2 million in prize money it is the one-week horse show with the highest prize money in the world; the first edition of the Spruce Meadows'Masters' Tournament was held 35 years ago in 1976. The BMO Nations Cup, at this time the only outdoor Show Jumping Nations Cup in North America, is held since 1977; the 2010 edition of the Spruce Meadows'Masters' Tournament was held between September 8, 2010 and September 12, 2010. The ENCANA Cup was the main show jumping competition of Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2010 Spruce Meadows'Masters' Tournament, it was held at 4:15 pm. This competition was a show jumping competition with one round and one jump-off, the fences were up to 1.60 meters high. It is endowed with 100,000 C$; the BMO 2010 Nations Cup was part of the 2010 Spruce Meadows Masters. The competition was a show jumping competition with optionally one jump-off.

The fences were up to 1.60 meters high. It was held on September 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm; the competition was endowed with 350,000 C$. The $1,000,000 CN International, the Show jumping Grand Prix of the 2010 Spruce Meadows'Masters', was the major show jumping competition at this event; the sponsor of this competition was Canadian National Railway. It was held on Sunday, September 12, 2010; the competition was a show jumping competition with optionally one jump-off. The fences were up to 1.60 meters high. If two riders, which were not qualified for the jump-off, had the same number of faults after two rounds, the time of the first round would have counted for the position in the final ranking. With a prize money of 1,000,000 C$ it is, together with the Pfizer-1,000,000 US-$-Grand Prix in Saugerties, NY, USA, the show jumping competition with the highest prize money in the world. Official website time table