Olympics

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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. Olympic Games, world championships, international amateur athletic competition; see competition 2 , sport 3 .
Modern winter Olympic competitions include --- alpine skiing: downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, combined; freestyle skiing: moguls, aerials; Nordic skiing; Nordic combined; ski jumping, biathlon; bobsledding; luge; figure skating, ice dancing; speed skating; short-track speed skating; ice hockey. Modern summer Olympic competitions include: track, marathon, hurdles, steeplechase, walk, relay, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, hammer throw, heptathlon (women), decathlon (men), modern pentathlon; swimming, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, individual medley, freestyle relay, medley relay; springboard diving, platform diving; synchronized swimming; gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics; boxing; freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling; judo; fencing; weightlifting; shooting, archery; tennis, table tennis; badminton, basketball; baseball, soccer, field hockey; volleyball; team handball; water polo; canoe/kayak, kayak; rowing; yachting; equestrian; cycling.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
Olympic Games, world championships, tournament, contest, challenge, international competition, Olympiad.

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