Hosting the Olympic Games in U.S. cities has had both pros and cons, however, so far the pros have significantly outweighed the cons. Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles are three cities that all made substantial profits from welcoming the Olympics. For each city, hosting the Olympics brought a spotlight to the city, improved infrastructure, and boosted tourism, as well as entertainment. For U.S. host cities, the venues built are still being put to use, none have fallen into debt, and white elephants don’t exist. While hosting the Olympics can be a gamble for other countries, in the U.S.A., it feels safe to declare any Olympics a winner, deserving a gold medal.
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Only the best of the best athletes came and competed in the events. These games affected the political status so the created a The "Olympic Truce” which was established in ancient Greece in the 9th century BC between three kings. During the Truce period, athletes, artists and their families could travel in total safety to participate in or attend the Olympic games and return afterwards to their respective countries. (" Olympic Movement Promotes Peace Worldwide. ) There were four crucial parts in the history of the Olympic games starting with the start in 776B.C.E, then 1896, 1970/1980s, and lastly modern day Olympic games.
Some of the athletic games that Olympics have to offer include wrestling, javelin, and boxing, and many more. Many people have no idea when the Olympics Games started but they date way back to Ancient Greek times around 776 B.C. Back then they had very simple games and contest such as a simple sprint. After awhile they started to add more events such as javelin, discus, wrestling, and even long jump. Around this time the people valued the Olympic games a lot and the ancient Greeks would even stop wars so that they could compete in the covenant Olympic games.
He drew his inspiration from the ancient Olympic Games. After visits to England and the United States, Coubertin formulated a plan to revive the games. In June of 1894, his vision became a reality when delegates meeting in Paris voted to hold modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 (8). The first world leader to sponsor the Olympics for an almost purely political motive was Adolph Hitler with the 1936 Summer Games. For two weeks in August of that year, Germany was the site of the most lavish Olympic games that had been held up to that po... ... middle of paper ... ...of the Month Club.
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Now, the Olympics are held in different countries every four years, but alternating between the summer and winter Olympics. The major difference about the ancient Olympics and modern Olympics is that the Winter Olympics never happened in Ancient Greece. The Winter Games today have sports such as figure skating, skiing, and sledding. Today, a torch is lit at Olympia to symbolize the ancient Olympics and athletes carry the torch through different countries until it finally has reached the country that games will be held. A great deal of the ancient games still applies to the modern and yet so much has changed with in the games as well.
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Because both of us are runners, we share a definite commonality with the subjects of the study. This is true, even though neither of us will actually make it to the Olympics to perform at the subjects' standards. At least, though, it is possible to relate highly to these interesting people. Basically, the purpose of this particular study was to identify the specific personality characteristics of 15 Olympic caliber track and field athletes. Certainly, several people, especially sport psychologists, would like to know if there are specific attitudes and personalities that belong to the topnotch athletes of the world.