Chile at the 1924 Summer Olympics
Chile competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Three athletes represented Chile in 1924, it was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport as well as the Games. Ranks given are within the heat. Four boxers represented Chile at the 1924 Games, it was the nation's debut in the sport. Abarca was the most successful boxer; the other three boxers each lost their first bout. Three cyclists represented Chile in 1924, it was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Ranks given are within the heat. A single, fencer represented Chile in 1924, it was the nation's debut in the sport. MenRanks given are within the pool. Men Official Olympic Reports
Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres
The 10,000 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme were held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, Monday 25 September 2000. The top eight runners in each of the initial two heats automatically qualified for the final; the next four fastest runners from across the heats qualified. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes. Without Haile Gebreselassie, Paul Tergat would have won everything since the previous Olympics, he was the silver medalist in the ensuing two world championships. He was the World Cross Country Champion five times in a row in Gebreselassie's absence; the final broke down to a team race, with three Kenyans vs Ethiopians Gebreselassie and Assefa Mezgebu. With a lap to go, John Korir held the lead marked with Tergat marking him. Mezgebu moved from behind Tergat to Gebreselassie's shoulder, boxing Tergat along the rail through the penultimate turn. Down the backstretch, Tergat slowed down a step to get out of the box sprinting around the outside, past everyone.
The sprint was on. Unlike previous finals, Tergat had the drop on Gebreselassie, making him chase, with only Mezgebu able to hold on behind. Down the homestretch both were in full sprint, Tergat ahead, Gebreselassie making microscopic progress but not advancing enough to pass. Gebreselassie continued to press, drawing with less than ten metres to go. Tergat strained, his last several steps losing his balance while Gebreselassie held form to take the gold again. World and Olympic records prior to the Games. All times shown are in seconds. Q denotes qualification by place in heat. Q denotes qualification by overall place. DNS denotes did not start. DNF denotes did not finish. DQ denotes disqualification. NR denotes national record. OR denotes Olympic record. WR denotes world record. PB denotes personal best. SB denotes season best. Overall Results Semi-Finals Official Report
Chile the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty; the arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, features a string of volcanoes and lakes; the southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, canals, twisting peninsulas, islands.
Spain conquered and colonized the region in the mid-16th century, replacing Inca rule in the north and centre, but failing to conquer the independent Mapuche who inhabited what is now south-central Chile. After declaring its independence from Spain in 1818, Chile emerged in the 1830s as a stable authoritarian republic. In the 19th century, Chile saw significant economic and territorial growth, ending Mapuche resistance in the 1880s and gaining its current northern territory in the War of the Pacific after defeating Peru and Bolivia. In the 1960s and 1970s, the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil; this development culminated with the 1973 Chilean coup d'état that overthrew Salvador Allende's democratically elected left-wing government and instituted a 16-year-long right-wing military dictatorship that left more than 3,000 people dead or missing. The regime, headed by Augusto Pinochet, ended in 1990 after it lost a referendum in 1988 and was succeeded by a center-left coalition which ruled through four presidencies until 2010.
The modern sovereign state of Chile is among South America's most economically and stable and prosperous nations, with a high-income economy and high living standards. It leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, income per capita, state of peace, economic freedom, low perception of corruption, it ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, democratic development. Chile is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, joining in 2010, it has the lowest homicide rate in the Americas after Canada. Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. There are various theories about the origin of the word Chile. According to 17th-century Spanish chronicler Diego de Rosales, the Incas called the valley of the Aconcagua "Chili" by corruption of the name of a Picunche tribal chief called Tili, who ruled the area at the time of the Incan conquest in the 15th century.
Another theory points to the similarity of the valley of the Aconcagua with that of the Casma Valley in Peru, where there was a town and valley named Chili. Other theories say Chile may derive its name from a Native American word meaning either "ends of the earth" or "sea gulls". Another origin attributed to chilli is the onomatopoeic cheele-cheele—the Mapuche imitation of the warble of a bird locally known as trile; the Spanish conquistadors heard about this name from the Incas, the few survivors of Diego de Almagro's first Spanish expedition south from Peru in 1535–36 called themselves the "men of Chilli". Almagro is credited with the universalization of the name Chile, after naming the Mapocho valley as such; the older spelling "Chili" was in use in English until at least 1900 before switching to "Chile". Stone tool evidence indicates humans sporadically frequented the Monte Verde valley area as long as 18,500 years ago. About 10,000 years ago, migrating indigenous Peoples settled in fertile valleys and coastal areas of what is present-day Chile.
Settlement sites from early human habitation include Monte Verde, Cueva del Milodón and the Pali-Aike Crater's lava tube. The Incas extended their empire into what is now northern Chile, but the Mapuche resisted many attempts by the Inca Empire to subjugate them, despite their lack of state organization, they fought against his army. The result of the bloody three-day confrontation known as the Battle of the Maule was that the Inca conquest of the territories of Chile ended at the Maule river. In 1520, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, Ferdinand Magellan discovered the southern passage now named after him thus becoming the first European to set foot on what is now Chile; the next Europeans to reach Chile were Diego de Almagro and his band of Spanish conquistadors, who came from Peru in 1535 seeking gold. The Spanish encountered various cultures that supported themselves principally through slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting; the conquest of Chile began in earnest in 1540 and was carried out by Pedro de Valdivia, one of Francisco Pizarro's lieutenants, who founded the city of Santiago on 12 February 1541.
Although the Spanish did not find the extensive gold and silver they sought, they recognize
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics started on 15 September. The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad. Article 1 of the tournament regulations states: "The Tournaments take place every four years, in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games; the associations affiliated to FIFA are invited to participate with their men's U-23 and women's representative teams." * Hindmarsh Stadium only used during the Men's tournament. Temporary seating was added for the games. Official website Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Men, FIFA.com Olympic Football Tournaments Sydney 2000 - Women, FIFA.com
Sebastián Ignacio González Valdés is a Chilean former footballer who played as striker. He began his football career at Colo-Colo of the first tier of his country, in where scored 27 goals in 77 appearances during four seasons. In June 2002, was sold for an undisclosed fee to Mexican Primera División club Atlante, believed high. In his first season with that club, the Apertura Tournament of the same year, Chamagol scored 13 goals in 19 appearances and in the following, the 2003 Clausura Tournament, he netted 16 goals in the same number of games, becoming the league's top scorer. There were rumors saying that Gonzalez was asking for more money from Atlante, that he was not happy to be there, they did that still did not help him want to stay in the team. He was sold to Tigres for about 3.5 million if not 4 million dollars. In the press conference he claimed; when asked by a reporter why he had chosen such a high number of goals. He responded by saying "Last season I set a number of goals as my goal, I beat that number.
So I want to beat my goal of 20 goals this season." After a successful pass at the club of Cancún, which back played at Estadio Azteca as well as Neza 86 Stadiums, both at Mexico City, Chamagol was sold on January 2006 to UANL Tigres of the same league and country. In the next season, was loaned to Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz and the Argentine Primera División club in that moment, Olimpo de Bahía Blanca. In 2008, he signed for Liga de Ascenso of Mexican side León, in where was received by several fans in his first training of the club. In January of the next year, he returned to Colo-Colo on loan, being presented like the European style by the team's captain Arturo Sanhueza. In his third game for the club, González scored a goal in an historic 3–1 away win over Palmeiras at Parque Antártica, he joined to Cypriot First Division side APOP Kinyras FC, after an unsuccessful season in Colo-Colo, returning on mid year to Mexico for play in Atlante's filial team Potros Neza, scoring eight goals in 27 games for the Liga de Ascenso tournament.
Despite of his performance and the will of the Chilean to play again for the first team and stay at Mexico, Atlante did not consider Chamagol for the first squad due to his lack of form according to that club's coach, he signed for the Bolivian giants The Strongest. He's now signed to Venezuelan club Caracas FC after a successful stint in Bolivia. After just playing 9 matches without scoring for the Venezuelan giants despite beiong considered one of the most promising signings of the club, Chamagol returned to Chile to play for Palestino in the Chilean Primera División arguing his will to end his career scoring 7 goals that would leave him at 200 goals in his career. Despite his will to either retire at Atlante or Colo-Colo, where he is considered historic, González said that he was thankful of being received by Palestino as he was willing to return to Chile, he is training to be a coach as well. González was part of the squads of the Chilean national football team in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, winning the bronze medal and in the 2004 Copa América celebrated in Peru.
He has scored six goals for his national team, being two of those officials against Paraguay and Peru. Colo-ColoPrimera División: 1998 Torneo Clausura: 2002The StrongestTorneo Apertura: 2011 ChileBronze medal: 2000 Summer Olympics Sebastián González at Football-Lineups.com Sebastián González at Soccerway Sebastián González at National-Football-Teams.com
2000 Summer Olympics
The 2000 Summer Olympic Games known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event, held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956. Sydney was selected as the host city for the 2000 Games in 1993. Teams from 199 countries participated; the Games’ cost was estimated to be A$6.6 billion. The Games received universal acclaim, with the organisation, volunteers and Australian public being lauded in the international media. Bill Bryson from The Times called the Sydney Games "one of the most successful events on the world stage", saying that they "couldn't be better". James Mossop of the Electronic Telegraph called the Games "such a success that any city considering bidding for future Olympics must be wondering how it can reach the standards set by Sydney", while Jack Todd in the Montreal Gazette suggested that the "IOC should quit while it's ahead.
Admit there can never be a better Olympic Games, be done with it," as "Sydney was both exceptional and the best". In preparing for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Lord Coe declared the Sydney Games the "benchmark for the spirit of the Games, unquestionably" and admitting that the London organising committee "attempted in a number of ways to emulate what the Sydney Organising Committee did." These were the final Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch. These were the second Olympic Games to be held in spring and is to date the most recent games not to be held in its more traditional July or August summer slot; the final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by Russia and China with host Australia at fourth place overall. Several World and Olympic records were broken during the games. With little or no controversies, the games were deemed successful with the rising standard of competition amongst nations across the world. Sydney won the right to host the Games on 24 September 1993, after being selected over Beijing, Berlin and Manchester in four rounds of voting, at the 101st IOC Session in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The Australian city of Melbourne had lost out to Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympics four years earlier. Beijing lost its bid to host the games to Sydney in 1993, but was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics in July 2001 after Sydney hosted the previous year, it would be awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics twenty-two years in 2015. Although it is impossible to know why members of the International Olympic Committee voted for Sydney over Beijing in 1993, it appears that an important role was played by Human Rights Watch's campaign to "stop Beijing" because of China's human rights record. Many in China were angry at what they saw as U. S.-led interference in the vote, the outcome contributed to rising anti-Western sentiment in China and tensions in Sino-American relations. The Oxford Olympics Study 2016 estimates the outturn cost of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics at USD 5 billion in 2015-dollars and cost overrun at 90% in real terms; this includes sports-related costs only, that is, operational costs incurred by the organizing committee for the purpose of staging the Games, e.g. expenditures for technology, workforce, security, catering and medical services, direct capital costs incurred by the host city and country or private investors to build, e.g. the competition venues, the Olympic village, international broadcast center, media and press center, which are required to host the Games.
Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games. The cost for Sydney 2000 compares with a cost of USD 4.6 billion for Rio 2016, USD 40–44 billion for Beijing 2008 and USD 51 billion for Sochi 2014, the most expensive Olympics in history. Average cost for the Summer Games since 1960 is USD 5.2 billion, average cost overrun is 176%. In 2000, the Auditor-General of New South Wales reported that the Sydney Games cost A$6.6 billion, with a net cost to the public between A$1.7 and A$2.4 billion. Many venues were constructed in the Sydney Olympic Park, which failed in the years following the Olympics to meet the expected bookings to meet upkeep expenses. In the years leading up to the games, funds were shifted from education and health programs to cover Olympic expenses, it has been estimated that the economic impact of the 2000 Olympics was that A$2.1 billion has been shaved from public consumption.
Economic growth was not stimulated to a net benefit and in the years after 2000, foreign tourism to NSW grew by less than tourism to Australia as a whole. A "multiplier" effect on broader economic development is not realised, as a simple "multiplier" analysis fails to capture is that resources have to be redirected from elsewhere: the building of a stadium is at the expense of other public works such as extensions to hospitals. Building sporting venues does not add to the aggregate stock of productive capital in the years following the Games: "Equestrian centres, softball compounds and man-made rapids are not useful beyond their immediate function." In the years after the games, infrastructure issues have been of growing concern to citizens those in the western suburbs of Sydney. Proposed rail links to Sydney's west have been estimated to cost in the same order of magnitude as the public expenditure on the games. Although the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was not sc
Denisse van Lamoen
Denisse Astrid van Lamoen is a Chilean archer. In 2000, she became the first Chilean archer to compete at the Summer Olympics, but after failing a drug test in 2002 she left archery to study law, she returned to the sport. In 2011, she was voted "Chile's Athlete of the Year" after winning at the 2011 World Archery Championships, she was selected to be Chile's flag-bearer at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2000 van Lamoen married Dr. Norman MacMillan, their marriage lasted three years. That same year she became the first Chilean to participate in archery at the Olympic Games in Sydney, but she had a brief and lackluster performance. In the double round of 70, she achieved 605 points. In the removal round, she had to face Sayoko Kawauchi, lost the match by 151 to 146. In 2002, van Lamoen had an outstanding participation at the VII South American Games held in Brazil, where she earned 7 medals. However, all would be overshadowed by a doping test that tested positive in amphetamine, after which she was disqualified and had to return all earned medals.
Although the Chilean Federation of Archery fined van Lamoen with a suspension for one year, the International Federation of Archery decided to extend the punishment to two years, decision that the athlete appealed because the punishment exceeded international regulations. The appeal at the Court of Appeals of Santiago was on accepted. After a Supreme Court ruling, Fechta lowered its initial penalty of one year to six months. Van Lamoen achieved fifth place in the XIV Pan American Games in Santo Domingo 2003. In Venezuela, in 2004, van Lamoen won four gold medals and one silver, achieving 4 Panamerican records, which were beaten in 2010. However, she could not participate representing Chile at the Olympic Games in Athens, as the team from Mexico filled the vacancy to which she aspired. In 2006, she won two gold medals at the VIII South American Games. At the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro 2007, she reached the second stage, where she was eliminated by American Jennifer Nichols. After a break of two years to resume her studies, van Lamoen returned to competition in 2009, beating four Chilean records.
In January 2010, she qualified to participate in the IX South American Games, held in Medellin, where she earned a bronze medal and a bronze medal in the elimination round, where she defeated Ana Maria Rendon of Colombia by a narrow lead of 99 to 98. London 2012 Olympic games: Denisse Van Lamoen was knocked out of the women’s Olympic archery competition by Georgia’s Kristine Esebua, who won with a 6-0 victory. Denisse van Lamoen at the World Archery Federation