The Olympic Athlete I always have respected Olympic athletes, for they spend all their time training. Victorious athletes were professionals in the sense that they lived off the glory of their achievement ever afterwards. Their hometowns might reward them with: free meals for the rest of their lives, honorary appointments, or leadership positions in the community. The victors were memorialized in statues and also in victory songs, and commissioned from famous poets. Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit.
The History Of The Olympic Games Introduction Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce and politics. Well-known throughout the world the games have been used to promote understanding and friendship among nations, but have also been a hotbed of political disputes and boycotts. The Olympic games started thousands of years ago and lasted over a millennium.. The symbolic power of the Games lived on after their demise, and came to life again as the modern Olympic Games being revived in the last century.
Greatest Olympic Moments The Olympics is event that has moved and changed the world, specially in hard times, like the World Wars and in racial discrimination. The modern olympics are based on the Greek games that were held every four years, the word Olympiad means 4 years. The Olympics started in 776 BC until 393 AD, it went on through 12 centuries, when emperor Theodosius decided to ban all the pagan cults. The Olympics were dedicated to the olympian gods, "they owed their purity and importance to religion" (olympic.org). Olympia, site of the olympic games, is part of the Peloponnese, the island of Pelops.
One day Dan gets a call from the Olympic organization and it offered a card to compete in the 2050 summer Olympics in the spot of Dave. Dan excitedly accepts the offer and is off to Olympics. He and Reggie are in awe and can 't believe it. Even though it wasn 't in the way they imagined, they accomplished their goal of getting to the Olympics. Now that he is there he wants to make the most of his situation and take home the gold.
Ever since the creation of the summer Olympics, there was a movement for a competition opposite of the summer games. People peopl... ... middle of paper ... ... The overall teams of Norway and Finland were known for dominating the 1924 Olympics Games by winning 28 of the 43 medals awarded (First Winter Olympics). Around the world more than 10,000 spectators watched the 1924 athletes perform in Chamonix. Due the large amount of views, the International Olympic Committee declared the first “International Winter Sports Week” a success.
This is confirmed by a saying in Homer’s Odyssey, “there is no greater fame for a man than that which he wins with his foot work or the skills of his hands” (Kyle 37). The sentiment would be shared between both the ancient Greek and the modern day Olympic athletes. The ancient Greek Olympic Games are said to be on par with the modern day Olympic Games, despite the cultural intentions they may have. They are basically the same at the core of their institutions. Despite the realized traits of these games, they have been able to create a unifying atmosphere, indirectly causing a pseudo-period of peace for all as the ancient Greeks and the modern world have come together to watch whenever these games appear
The summer Olympic games isone of the most prestigious events in world history. Olympic games started in Athens in 776B.C.E, mostly to praise all the gods but also to show political peace throughout Greece. Olympic games gave people chance to show off there skills and also to become well known to become known as a legend. These games really brought the community together it created and maintained a common bond. Only the best of the best athletes came and competed in the events.
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.
During the 1936 Summer Olympics, held in Berlin, the German team won 33 Gold Medals, and 89 Medals in total Olympic categories. Adolf Hitler was very proud of the German 1936 Summer Olympic Team. Hitler was able to prove that an all White Nordic Christian Olympic Team could come in first place, and an individual could raise one's status in life through individual efforts, in spite of coming from a humble working class background. The American team came in second place at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games. Hitler was very impressed by all American athletes at the 1936 Summer Olympics and applauded them.
This flamboyant show of religious dedication gained the tyrants favor in the eyes of the gods and this, they believed, would help them emerge victorious in battles of any sort, as well as making them seem wealthy and powerful in the eyes of their enemies. We can learn from Plutarch that the spectators (50000 of which could fit into the stadium) themselves at least cared more for politics th... ... middle of paper ... ...ing and closing the five days with sport shunted in between. The statue of Zeus created by Pheidas, arguably the best artistic offering to Zeus, standing at 13m and crafted from solid gold, was located at Olympia for a reason – the Olympics were a hive of activity and worship, more so than a hive of activity and sport/politics. The Games were held in honour of Zeus, and attending the Games was seen as making a pilgrimage to his most sacred place (i.e. the grove, known as the Altis).