olympiad olympiad  /oʊ ˈlɪm pi ˌæd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC
  2. (n) the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

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News

  1. Solon high school, middle school Science Olympiad teams take national title for third year in a row

    High school and middle school students from Solon's Science Olympiad program swept the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament May 18, taking first place and earning the best overall scores.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Chagrin Solon Sun

  2. Turkey: One Nation, One Flag, One State, One Man

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan capped off a very eventful weekend with a visit to the Sunday closing ceremonies of the Turkish Olympiad , an annual event that brings together students from the Gulen movement’s global network of schools to show off their language skills through song and dance (if you’ve ever wanted to see African children belt it out in Turkish while dressed up like ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

  3. SUNY Oswego hosting Genius Olympiad

    Some of the world's brightest high school students are at SUNY Oswego this week for a science and art fair competition. The third annual "Genius Olympiad" includes 550 participants from 60 countries. Our Brad Vivacqua is at SUNY Oswego to tell us more about this unique competition.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: YNN Syracuse

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Quotes

  1. "I declare the Games of the 28th Olympiad closed and, in accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world to assemble four years from now at Beijing to celebrate with us there the Games of the 29th Olympiad," said International...
    on Aug 29, 2004 By: Jacques Rogge Source: CNN International

  2. "Stephanie was hot property ahead of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. She then backed up the widespread attention with three world-record-breaking swims and three gold medals," Leckie gushed in a statement yesterday. "With her unbelievable...
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: David Leckie Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "To us, what's the most significant about that eight minutes is that it's the beginning of our Olympiad," London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton said. "I think what will dawn on the UK is that we're next."
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Paul Deighton Source: International Herald Tribune

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