from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Olympic Games.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Olympic Games

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Olympus or Mount Olympus, or to Olympia in Greece.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of the region of Olympia in Greece or its inhabitants
  • adj. of or relating to the Olympic Games


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From Ancient Greek Ὀλυμπικός (Olumpikos), from Ὄλυμπος (Olumpos, "Olympus").


  • Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Heil finished first in moguls qualifying ahead of American Heather McPhie at the World Cup event at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.

    Fore, right!

  • Or is it assumed that by the end of the Games, sticking the name Olympic on anything will be the commercial kiss of death? characters left.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • After all, a defining principle of the modern IOC is "universality" _ the idea that every country should have the chance to participate actively in what it calls the Olympic Movement.


  • Nice to see justices apparently paying attention to international law where it actually is relevant, rather than ignoring it as in Olympic Airways v. Husain.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Interesting SCOTUS Lineup

  • The report is quite clear about what London 2012 may and may not be able to do, and includes a detailed consideration of how to evaluate the "opportunity cost" of investing in Olympic programmes for physical activity and for sport.

    London Olympics will not inspire inactive people to take up sport

  • Among other highlight performances last week in Olympic sports:

    Solinsky sets U.S. record in 10,000, wins athlete of the week award

  • This post is fairly stupid as everyone knows that a gold medal in Olympic hockey comes down to who has the best goalie.

    Matthew Yglesias » Olympic Hockey

  • On the other hand, the greatest hockey victory in Olympic history took place 30 years ago, by a team comprised entirely of college kids from Minnesota, Michigan, and Massachusetts, against a team of highly-skilled veterans primarily from Moscow and Leningrad, who played together year-round in a competitive league with excellent training facilities.

    Matthew Yglesias » Olympic Hockey

  • The serious implication is that corporate forces paid the "Mystery Man" to frame Johnson because they did not want him to win Olympic gold.

    Ben Johnson: 'My revelations will shock the sporting world'

  • Entering the 2002 Olympic final, the USA was on a 35-game winning streak, including eight consecutive wins against Canada in Olympic tuneups.

    USA, Canada used to high drama; gold medal on the line Thursday


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  • This will be going on in London soon.

    July 26, 2012