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The Olympic Games in Munich of 1972 - “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas” (Advertising, Demonstrations, Propaganda* 98). This rule shows just what the Germans were hoping for, a peaceful, passive, war-free environment in which countries can get together and compete. Although we all know that quite the antithesis was upon the 1972 Olympics in Munich between September the fifth and September the sixth. The Munich Massacre, one of the worst massacres of all time, was driven by the vengefulness of the Palestinian group known as Black September, towards the people of Israel, or more relevantly, towards their Olympic team (Rosenberg)....   [tags: Olympic Games, Venues, Sites]
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The 1980 Summer Olympic Games Boycott - The 1980 Summer Olympic Games have been chosen to be hosted in Moscow, Russia. However, in late December 1979, the Soviet Union looked to Afghanistan, a key location settled in between Asia and the Middle East, to establish key positions in the country. While the Soviet Union Invasion of Afghanistan in December, 1979 did not affect all Olympic competing nations, it proved itself to lead to a bigger situation–the 1980 Olympic Games boycott. The 1980 summer Olympics, or more formally known as Games of the XXII Olympiad, was held in Moscow in the Soviet Union....   [tags: olympic games, afghanistan, soviet union] 662 words
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Politics, Propaganda and The Olympic Games - Since the resurrection of the Olympic games in 1896, the games have slowly become compromised by politics and propaganda. The purity of the athleticism has been tarnished with scandal, corruption, commercialism, boycotts, political disputes, reputation promotion, as well as acts of terrorism. Mega sporting events such as the Olympics have the strange ability to not only momentarily unite national communities, but, conversely, mirror real world rivalries and conflicts (Grix). Politics have often been pushed to the forefront of the Olympics, altering their meaning from purely athletic competition to political aims and moneymaking propaganda....   [tags: athleticism, racism, commercialized games]
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Olympic Diving and Olympic History - Anything related to the Olympics sports in today’s modern era dates clear back to 776 BC; however, some sports that are in the twenty-first-century Olympic Games have only just started. A sport like diving reached the Olympic level in 1904 at the Summer Olympic Games. Both springboard and platform diving have had an interest in my life, since, indeed I am a diver myself. As diving had began to evolve from just a simple “swan dive” to a 109 B (Forward 4 and ½ somersaults, pike). Not only has the difficulty tremendously increased in this sport, but it has been one of the most watched sports in the Olympics games since it took off in 1904....   [tags: Olympic Games, Olympic History, Diving]
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The Olympic Games - Table of contents I. Introduction……………………………………………………….…..pg. 3 II. Ch. 1: Ancient Olympic Games………………………………..pg. 4 III. Ch. 2: Sport Events………………………………………………….pg. 5 IV. Ch. 3: Ancient Vs. Modern.……………………………………..pg. 6 V. Conclusion………………………………………………………………pg. 7 VI. Bibliography.…………………...........................................pg. 8 VII. Logbook.…………………………………………………………………pg. 9 Introduction We want to learn more about the Olympic games because the Olympic games are soon we think the history of it is very interesting and important to learn....   [tags: sports, greece]
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The Olympic Games: Olympic Level Fencing - Olympic Level Fencing: Men’s Foil Individual Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning Fencing The Olympic Games bring together individuals that are exceptional and impeccably dominant within their particular concentration of training and athletics. Olympic Games have an array of events and/or sports that range from individual to team competitions, and are either sport related activities or are combat related, such as fencing. Fencing is the sport of sword fighting, which was first known to be organized in 14th century Germany with heavier and larger swords, but fencing has evolved into utilizing a lighter sword for fencers to move much quicker in combat, competition and now a rec...   [tags: sports, athletes, fencers, performance]
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The Reborn of the Olympic Games - ... Athletes with disabilities did compete in the Olympic Games before the Paralympics were created. The first athlete to participate was a German-American gymnast, George Eyser in 1904, who had an artificial leg. Karoly Takacs, a Hungarian, competed in shooting events in both the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. His right arm was amputated but he could shoot left-handed. Lis Hartel, another disabled athlete appearing in the Olympics was a Danish equestrian athlete who had contracted polio in 1943 and won a silver medal in the dressage event....   [tags: athens, theodosius, athletes] 1317 words
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Canada's Role in the Olympic Games - ... Only free men who spoke Greek were allowed to participate in the Olympics. Some of the events that were held back then were boxing, chariot racing, running and wresting. (perseus.tufts.edu). The Olympic Games have been part of the world for an extremely long time and have been shaped into what they are now over the years. Continuing, Canada is a country in the northern hemisphere that has been part of the Olympic Games since the early 1900s. The population of Canada is about 34 million people....   [tags: ceremony, countries, medals] 643 words
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The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi - What will 51 billion dollars buy you in a Black Sea subtropical resort this weekend. So far, not much. This Monday, it has been reported that Russia has spent 51 billion dollars to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to a number of economists, this new estimate is more than double the cost of the 2012 games in London and the 2010 games in Vancouver combined. The news surrounding the games describes its outrageous costs, security issues, and lack of preparation for the opening ceremony; however, very few people have yet to criticize the many disadvantages of holding the Games in Sochi....   [tags: Russia, Budget, Planning] 920 words
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The Olympic Games and Media Coverage - A very popular and large sporting event that receives an extremely high volume of national media coverage is the Olympic Games. For a number of years, major stations like NBC has provided audiences with an around the clock coverage of the Games. Many other major medias similar to NBC have also done the same by devoted sections solely to the Olympic Games. The Olympics is a time where citizens come together to root for their home country, strengthening their sense of nationalism and pride and cheering for their home athletes to come out victoriously and the country as a powerhouse of the world....   [tags: athletes, nationalism, pride] 1796 words
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World Competition: The Olympic Games - The Olympic Games may be the biggest competition in the world, but it also serves as a way to reunite world in the particular sports that athletes love and strive at. Athletes work as hard as they can to compete with the best of the best. The Olympic Games are special no doubt about that, but there is one Olympic Game that changed futures games forever. The 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany was a game changer for future games in many ways, it sparked new traditions and showed the world that Nazi Germany was not so bad after all....   [tags: sports, athletes, tokyo, germany] 1354 words
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Recent Olympic Games History - Understanding the Legacy: “Legacy” related to Olympics is something really important that is under discussion since the last 12 to 10 years for the reason that this terminology is supervising the apprehension of financial principles and the Olympic dream’s realities. Olympic Games held in Montreal 1976 have some negative financial results and these results bring the awareness of IOC to enhanced reassurance of positivity in the future after the Games. The importance of Legacy has become a highlight because it takes away the charm of the mega event of sports and the excessiveness of the international extravaganza, which invites some reasonable questions....   [tags: Historical Analysis, Event Planning] 1081 words
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Tourism During the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games - In 2003, Vancouver was awarded host city of the XXI Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to take place in 2010. A worldwide event of such magnitude resulted in significant economic and social effects on Canada’s tourism industry and society as a whole. This essay will explore these effects, highlighting both the positive and negative effects of Olympic tourism on Vancouver. It will begin by deconstructing Vancouver’s promotional material of the Games, to reveal specific advertising intentions. Furthermore, it will draw upon relevant sociological theorists to critically analyze the phenomenon of a tourist event of such magnitude, and the social issues it can raise....   [tags: vancouver's tourism, winter games, olympics]
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The American Olympic Association - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), initially named the American Olympic Association, was formed in 1896. Members of the committee sought to provide assistance to United States Olympic athletes with training and other needs. As the USOC is not government funded the committee has relied heavily on corporate funding and private donations (“Team USA,” 2011). However, over the years while the continued appeal of the Olympic Games remained, the increased cost of housing, clothing, and caring for U.S....   [tags: Sports, Training, Olympic Games] 1408 words
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Pierre de Coubertin and The Modern Olympic Movement - INTRODUCTION At the same time that sport is a product of social reality, it is also unique. No other institution, except perhaps religion, commands the mystique, the nostalgia, the romantic ideational cultural fixation that sport does. No other activity so paradoxically combines the serious with the frivolous, playfulness with intensity, and the ideological with the structural. (Frey & Eitzen 504) OLYMPIC ORIGINS AND IDEALS Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement, was born in 1863, into a family of French nobility....   [tags: love, childiness, olympic games]
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The Olympic Games - The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are an international sports festival that began in ancient Greece. The original Greek games were staged every fourth year for several hundred years, until they were abolished in the early Christian era. The revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896, and since then they have been staged every fourth year, except during World War I and World War II. Perhaps the basic difference between the ancient and modern Olympics is that the former was the ancient Greeks' way of saluting their gods, whereas the modern Games are a manner of saluting the athletic talents of citizens of all nations....   [tags: Olympics History Greek Olympia Essays] 1151 words
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The Injustice of Political Ploys at the Olympic Games - Throughout history, a plethora of political power plays have been exhibited on the world stage the Olympic Games provide. The most grave among these ploys is undoubtedly the terrorist threats and actions that spring up from all manner of international organizations. Terrorist cells, whether affiliated with their country’s government or not, rush to take advantage of any publicity that they can bring to their cause. Many groups view Olympic competitions as a world stage for their acts of terror and as an opportunity to draw attention to their extremist ideals....   [tags: rivalries, political power, terrorists]
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The Olympic Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger - The greatest athletes of all time have their names set in stone. Every year a new star comes out of the shadows and becomes the focus of global interest. Nations back their athletes financially to ensure they receive a medal. Winning gold in the Olympics Games is seen as the highest honor an athlete can achieve because of its prestigious image. The Olympics have not always been about the athletes. Nations competing have been victims of political scandals. When one country goes against another country, some people do not only view it as a fight for gold, but as a war amongst nations....   [tags: athletes, global interests, nations]
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Hosting The Olympic Games: The Big Owe - Despite we are at the end of May, the memory of the latest Winter Olympics held in Sochi is still fresh and vivid. Olympics is always focus of the whole world. No matter how many times the country has been the host, the entire nation will still be anxious to win the bidding and land the Games. Obviously, Olympics is like a huge parade getting the whole world involved to enjoy those high competitive sports games; meanwhile, it also has a huge and profound influence on the country’s economics for a long time....   [tags: sochi, canada, vancouver] 2299 words
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Steroid Usage in the Olympic Games - For over 100 years, Olympic athletes have used drugs in order to enhance their athletic abilities (Kremenik et. al. 19). There are a lot of tests and risks when an athlete uses drugs during the Olympics, yet some still do in order to try and win gold (Kremenik et. al. 19). The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, is the main tester to try and find out which athletes are winning legally and which are winning illegally; the IOC began there testing in 1968 (Kremenik et. al. 19). Anabolic steroids are one of the drugs that are used throughout the Olympics Games (“Drug” para....   [tags: athletes, enhancing abilities, speed]
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Behavior of Olympic Athletes - Second, not good enough: An analysis of the behaviour of athletes after the Olympic games Matthew Halickman April 16, 2014 Matthew Halickman Kimberly Burton Psychology 102 April 16, 2014 Second, not good enough: An analysis of the behaviour of athletes after the Olympic games In sports there is a lot of achievements and a lot of disappointments. If we look at the 2014 Olympic winter games in Sochi we can definitely see the disappointment in the US women's hockey team after winning second place to Canada (Wharton, 2014)....   [tags: Behavior Analysis, Olympic Games, Athletes]
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Ancient Olympic Gamges to Modern Day Olympic Games - ... It correlated with the religious festival that was held in his honor “with processions and sacrifices” (Kyle 28). The origin of the games is special because in one story, it was believed Heracles , a child of a god and a human, was the founder of the games, as believed by Pindar, a Greek lyric poet (Spivey 232). However, it is important to take note that “’myth’ and ‘history’ was often blurred in ancient… thinking” as with most ancient civilizations such as the Romans and their origins beginning with the Trojan War (Spivey 235)....   [tags: greek, competition, stadium, arena] 1188 words
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International Olympic Committee - Every four years, there will be an international sports event held. Under this topic, we are not talking about the FIFA World Cup, which hold in the next month, but the Olympics Games. Most of the Olympics Games can hold successfully, the credit of an international organization is indispensable. This international organization is International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization, which constituted itself on 23 June 1894. They also have an unlimited duration in the form of an association....   [tags: FIFA world cup, olympic games]
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The Economic Impact Of The Olympic Games - The Economic Impact of the Olympic Games Missing Graphs With the Olympic games being held in Sydney this year, I wondered if perhaps the performance of the economy was being affected in part by the fiscal stimulus provided by Olympic construction in Sydney and other parts of the country. Australia’s economy has been performing well recently, suggesting that there might be some effect. Over the last five years, growth in Australia’s gross domestic product has averaged 4.35%, almost a full point above it’s thirty year annual average of 3.5%, and the unemployment rate is near a ten year low....   [tags: Olympics Economy]
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Positive Effects Of The Olympic Games - Business opportunities for companies Businesses in New South Wales won A$1bn worth of contracts from the Sydney games and an additional A$300mn was generated by local business. Over 55,000 people received employment related training. If London hosted the Olympic games, thousands of UK firms could be involved in supplying everything from construction to manufacturing, catering to merchandise. (http://www.sportengland.org/2012_uk.htm) Boost to tourism The tourist industry won't just boom during the four weeks that the Olympic and Paralympic games actually take place, but for months and years before and after the event....   [tags: Olympics Economics Business] 1890 words
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The Attractiveness of Companies to the Olympic Games - The Attractiveness of Companies to the Olympic Games Every four years there is a summer and similarly a winter Olympics, they are incredibly popular and effect a great number of peoples lives during the few weeks of the year that they run, for example in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games images of the games reached 3.7 billion viewers in a record 220 countries. In this essay I will examine the Olympic games and answer questions like why it is that they are so popular and why it is that companies will pay these obscene amounts of money to be associated with them....   [tags: Papers] 669 words
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To What Extent Were the Moscow Olympic Games of 1980 Affected by Cold War Tensions? - ... Period after the Games Following the boycott, things did not get any better between the two nations and as a result sports continued to suffer. The Soviets also boycotted the 1984 Olympic Games hosted by the US; “In what appeared to be a tit-for-tat boycott, the Soviet Union and 14 Eastern Bloc countries would boycott the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles” (DW staff (nda)). C: Evaluation of Sources Ḥazan, Barukh. Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games: Moscow 1980. Ne Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1982....   [tags: Olympic boycott, Jimmy Carter]
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Propaganda Purposes in the Olympic Games - Propaganda Purposes in the Olympic Games The Olympics when held every four years attract huge amounts of people to their TV screens they are immensely popular and for the nation holding them there can be huge benefits. However there is a bad side to this power that comes with the games and that is that the power can be abused and has been in the past where the games act as a platform for governments and individuals to promote themselves, their movements or their country. As the base of this essay is on how the Olympics have been used in the past I will firstly mention the 1936- Berlin games, as these have been the greatest example of the games being used for propa...   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Ceremonies of the Olympic Games - Ceremonies of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games have always included a number of ceremonies, many of which emphasize the themes of international friendship and peaceful cooperation. The opening ceremony has always included the parade of nations, in which the teams from each nation enter the main stadium as part of a procession. The Greek team always enters first, to commemorate the ancient origins of the modern Games, and the team of the host nation always enters last. The opening ceremony has evolved over the years into a complex extravaganza, with music, speeches, and pageantry....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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Atlanta and the Olympic Games - In the summer of 1996, Atlanta Georgia played host to the 23rd modern Olympic games. It was easily the greatest thing to happen to Atlanta in the 90's and there were many benefits brought its way as a result. Of all these benefits, the most significant ones were (1) the legacy of all the facilities built for the event, (2) the revitalization of the downtown area, (3) the exposure it gave to the city and (4) the economic benefits it gained as a result of all this. In order to host the event Atlanta had to make sure it had all the facilities to be able to provide athletes places both to practice and perform....   [tags: Sports] 559 words
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Do the Olympic Games bring Benefits to the Host Country? - ... Olympic holds the country as a whole. People in the city join the group of volunteer to help city out. According to the official website of Olympic:“ London 2012 Organising Committee receiving more than 240,000 applications.” This kind of impressive movement happened in every held Olympic Games in the past. When the storm comes, people connect to each other to prevent being blowing up. Olympic is a storm, patriotism is the product of it. Most importantly, the gang control before Olympic make the society safer....   [tags: society, environment, tourist]
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Comparing the Olympic Games of the Past to the Present: A Website Review - The two websites offered, The Penn Museum and PBS, both offer unalike perspectives on how to present information on the Greek Olympics and the Roman Empire. They also act differently as companions to the text, Traditions and Encounters by Bentley and Ziegler. Both of the websites however were interesting. I will elaborate on each websites content, helpfulness, reliability, graphics, and design below. The Penn Museum site on the Olympic Games in Greece presents a well-organized home page that entices the viewer in....   [tags: Website Review]
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Outline: The Participation of Women and Minorities in the Olympic Games - Thesis: The participation of women and minorities in the Olympics in the last one hundred years has changed throughout the course of history by minorities by taking charge with movements, by breaking the rules, and by slowly nudging their way into the olympic arena. Paragraph 1: The ancient Olympic Games were the start of the Olympic games people know and love today. A. Nowadays we have many different types of games people can compete in, however back then there were three main games that we participated to honor the gods....   [tags: rules, speed, agility] 2093 words
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The Olympic Games in Movies: Match by Director Andrey Malyukov - For centuries sport has brought out the best qualities of human character – kindness, open-heartedness, resilience, camaraderie, and team spirit. Sport helped overcome hardships and lift up spirits. Numerous books and movies have been created that depict and emphasize the role of sport in the society. Many of them tell amazing stories of the lives and achievements of individual athletes and teams who inspire both their contemporaries and future generations. Over centuries, sport united people and nations, fostered mutual understanding and promoted conflict resolution....   [tags: sports, resilience, spirit] 1673 words
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Olympic Games - The Olympic Games were a vital part of Greek culture which was heavily influenced by athletics. Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest presentation of athletic skill and competitive spirit. Thousands of athletes and spectators participate in this universal event. Revived in 1896, the Olympic Games had their beginnings in ancient Greece, and since then the event is very much comparable to modern Olympic events. In a city in southwestern Greece, called Olympia, is the birthplace of the Olympic games....   [tags: Greek History Sports Olympics] 1174 words
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How the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Made Its Mark on the Memoirs of the Olympics - Did you know that during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, all of the Olympic committees were present for the first time ever. It is surprising when things happen in one’s own backyard which have influenced and shaped history. There were many elements that made these Olympics so memorable. They were the world’s participation in the events, the outstanding sponsorship of the community and businesses, and the platform for women's rights beginning a standard for the world. Incredible record breaking demonstrations of both strength and perseverance in Olympic and World records, as well as the centennial celebration of the rebirth of the original Greek Olympics distinguished these events from past game...   [tags: equal rights plattforms, centennial of the games]
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Don't Forget to Bring a Good Pair of Genes for This Summer's Games - All of the exciting moments we may remember from previous Olympic events may not compare to what looks like will be a very promising edition of the 1st annual 2080 Summer Hyperolympic Games which is set to take place in beautiful Athens, Greece this forthcoming August. Fans eagerly await the likes of genetically engineered athletes including the American, Metta Sintric, with his dolphin-like abilities in the water, Milan Gaster, the Italian, the favorite to win the men’s cycling title, as well as Dolli, the Brazilian who has been deemed the favorite to win the women’s tennis tournament....   [tags: international olypmic committee, Olympic games]
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The Aftermath of Munich, West Germany Olympic Games - ... Of course the documentary, Munich: Mossad’s Revenge, does not mention the film itself, but it does clear up some misconceptions like how there was one team in the operation, which in reality there were number of teams who each had their own operation. By using multiple points of views of the events of the operation the viewer was able to see how the teams work and how intricate the planning of eliminating the targets actually was. By having actual agents who have never spoken in public in order to clear up some of the myths in the film even though it is at the risk in their live shows how much it meant for them doing the operation itself....   [tags: peaceful, hostages, teamwork, targets] 912 words
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Is hosting the Olympic Games bring any benefit to the host countries? - In every major sports event, like the FIFA World Cup or the Olympics, there’s always a huge celebration and a positive vibes surrounding such events. Hosting these events are usually a great honor to the selected countries and bring a lot of favorable consequences with it. However, no one realized that whenever these big sporting events occur and are hosted, brings as much negative consequences which counterbalances all the good things that comes with it. So, the question remains, is the Olympics a Cash Cow or a Money Pit to the hosting countries....   [tags: Major Sporting Events, FIFA, World Cup, Olympics]
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The Pros and Cons of Hosting the Olympics - With over two hundred countries participating, the Olympic Games is easily considered as one of the largest multisport event known to history. The Olympics are held at a different country, and even more rarely at the same city. For a country to be chosen to host the Olympics, the country’s National Olympic Committee (the country’s representatives for the Olympics) nominates a city (from the country they represent) that they think has potential in hosting the Olympics nine years prior to when they wish to host the Olympics....   [tags: olympic games, pros and cons]
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Summer Hyperolympic Games - ll of the exciting moments we may remember from previous Olympic events may not compare to what looks like will be a very promising edition of the 1st annual 2080 Summer Hyperolympic Games which is set to take place in beautiful Athens, Greece this forthcoming August. Fans eagerly await the likes of genetically engineered athletes including the American, Metta Sintric, with his dolphin-like abilities in the water, Milan Gaster, the Italian, the favorite to win the men’s cycling title, as well as Dolly, the Brazilian who has been deemed the favorite to win the women’s tennis tournament....   [tags: genetic engineering, Olympic games, IOC, sport]
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The Reasons Behind the Increasing Commercialism of the Olympic Games - The Reasons Behind the Increasing Commercialism of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games is a world wide event, held once every 4 years. It is the most important event amongst the elite athletes of today. It is viewed on television by billions of people across the world, by satellite transmission (started in Tokyo in 1964). This worldwide viewing attracted sponsors as they realised that by supporting the Olympics their product would be advertised on every product sold, as they would be the 'official sponsor'....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Overview and Result of the Munich Massacre - The Olympic Games of Munich started like any other, the parade of nations, proud representatives filled with dreams of gold medals and strong finishes. A moment of glory and hopefully standing tall on the podium as their flag is raised. This is a time when nations come together in peace to show the power of human achievement through sport. It did not happen that way. The world then was just as difficult as it is now when it came to Arab and Israeli relationships but this was the Olympics. The delegation from Israel were a little worried about security at the village at which the athletes were housed during games....   [tags: Terrorism, Olympic Games]
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Leisure During the Classical Period - ... It wasn’t until the end of the nineteenth century when Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympics and returned them to Greece. He is quoted as saying ‘The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important things in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well’ (‘Long History of the Olympic Games’). The tradition of the Olympic Games has continued ever since. It remains a global recognition of sport and leisure....   [tags: olympic games, greek, sabbath] 539 words
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The Corruption of 1936 Germany Olympics - What comes to mind when you think of the Olympics; Competitions, Medals, Races, Winter-Summer, Freedom. There’s more to it than meets the eye, especially when the Olympics you’re referring to is the 1936 Olympics in Germany. The actions of a corrupt Fuehrer, and a nation under his ruthless control take hold of a national spectacle and control it and manipulate it to his own desire. What occurred behind the scenes and prior to this wondrous event is unethicall, and cannot be described without words like catastrophe, annihilation, and disturbing....   [tags: olympic games, hitler, winter games]
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Organized Sports and Academics - Did you know that the first group of organized sports is called the Olympic Games. People from other countries came to compete in different sports (History.com, 2010) . The Olympic Games transcend through time. They realized playing organized sports is beneficial for all students because it helps them develop discipline ,leadership, time management, responsibility, coordination, and health. Why Should Kids Play Sports or do after School Activities. Physical activity is very important for kids. This is supported by studies done by the National Cancer Institute ("NIH study finds," 2012)....   [tags: olympic games, physical activity]
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London 2012 Olympics and Risk Management - Comparisons As stated before, the Olympic Games have become a mega event in size and complexity compared to what it was in its beginning during Athens 1896 Olympics, when only 241 amateur athletes competed in mini sports. Therefore, the number of risks that can take place during the even has increased significantly including aspects such as infrastructure, finance, operations, security and including natural hazards as well as manmade hazards. The London Olympics 2012 (OSSSRA) has considerate different types of manmade hazard such attacks on crowded places, attacks to the transport system and other terrorists attacks that may occur during the event....   [tags: Olympic Games, Athletes, Safety, Security]
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Was the Security Prepared for the London 2012 Olympics? - The 2012 London Olympics were held at the Olympic Park in East London from Friday, July 27, 2012 to Sunday, August 12, 2012. The Olympics have been held in London two times before the 2012 Olympics, once in 1908 and once in 1948 (Scott). Over 10,500 athletes participated from over 204 countries, over 120,000 people were going to the Olympic Park every day to watch the Olympics. Over 302 medal events were being held, with three swimmers being the top medalists in the 2012 London Olympics (“Olympics”)....   [tags: olympic games, g4s, security agency]
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Contributions of Greek and Roman Empires - While Greece had many contributions to the formation of Western civilization, perhaps their most important contribution is the Olympic Games. Originally held in honor of the gods, then Olympics became a 5-day festival in 472 BC. The first day of the games were devoted to sacrifices. There were large group sacrifices, but the athletes also spent time alone to offer sacrifices to the gods. On the second day of the festivities, the most important event of the Olympics was held, the foot-races....   [tags: western civilization, Olympic Games, entertainment]
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