have done this if it wasn’t for Alexander’s invention of the telephone. Alexander won the Hughes Medal, because he recognized how human voices and music notes work, and how he could modify them to create an invention that would involve those two things. Alexander won the Albert Medal, because he Invented the telephone, which help tremendously in the science community. He contributed to the science community by inventing something that helped them. Alexander won the Elliott Cresson Medal, because he discovered and invented an object that helped out millions around the country, and billions around the globe.
Winning with Marketing Participation in organized athletics from the youth level to the professional ranks has become a major emphasis in American society. Competition for the support of the fan has become as intense as the athletic event occurring on the field of play. Independent athletic programs and schools desire to be recognized as they desire to produce newsworthy stories of the game itself or an event surrounding the game. The winning product of a team may not be the only reason fans support them. For some it could be what the team stands for, or attending a sporting event is an opportunity to be seen, to socialize, or to the purest, attending to watch athletes perform at their best.
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.
The Olympic odes served in many ways as a means to bestow the basic democratic values of the Polis onto the Greek citizens. Stephen Instone’s introduction for The Complete Odes translated by Anthony Verity, gives insight into Pindar, a very famous ode writer’s objectives in writing. These odes were commissioned to demonstrate the greatness of the Olympic victor’s family, hometown and their athletic ability. Yet poets such as the great Pindar made very sure that these odes gave much glory to the gods. Linking the athlete’s ability directly back to the gods favor onto them.
It is still strife, jealousy, and envy, but it acts as more of an inspiration and motivation. It causes people to work harder to achieve things that they see other people achieving. Nietzsche wrote in Homer’s Contest of this kind of strife saying, “Neighbor competes with neighbor striving for prosperity…. Even potters harbor grudges against potters, carpenters against carpenters, beggars envy beggars and minstrels envy minstrels,” (“Homer’s Contest,” 176). In modern society, it can be as simple as scrolling through Instagram looking at fitness selfies and being inspired to work out harder in the gym, or spending an extra hour studying to get the best grade on a test.
The Overshadow of the Berlin Games by the Holocaust and World War Two The 1936 Olympics have become a mere footnote in history, remembered mostly for the heroics of Jesse Owens. The events that followed in Germany, namely the Holocaust and World War II overshadowed the Berlin games. However, it is very important to note that a world gathering like the Olympics could take place in a country that was in the process of eliminating an entire race of people. These games were used by the Nazis as a huge propaganda effort for Germany to show to the rest of the world that they had again become a powerful nation under the leader of the Adolf Hitler. The games were a huge success in this regard, the Nazi regime was able to fool and world and prove to Germany that they were everything the Nazi had said.
The Early Olympics was an original festival to honor the god of thunder Zeus. It was a series of competitions between athletes from different poleis in ancient Greece. The first Olympics games were supposedly dated in 776 BC. During this time the ancient games origins were attributed to gods and others competing for the win in the games. (https://www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml) The early myths regarding the origins of the games they were described to be the Greek historian, Pausanias.
From the sacrifice of 300 Spartans to the democratic command at Marathon, the differences between Athens and Sparta were shown even in battle. The united Greek forces finally defeated the Persians after the battle of Thermopylae, greatly thanks to the Athenian battle at Salamis, and the Spartan battle at ____. In a way, Sparta and Athens were opposites, sharing only the slightest of similarities. The Athenians focused on freedom and democracy, and the Spartans focused on war, training, and equality in every aspect in life aside form politics. These principals were hammered into the citizens of each polis, with the citizens from each polis believing his was the superior.
The sportsmanlike approach to this is letting all athletes play regardless of their skill, or past experience. Ideally, society wants everyone to be a good sportsman, but realistically, in the heat of battle, with your adrenaline pumping, you will do what ever it takes to win. Until role models realize that they are role models, and start doing what is right, bad sportsmanship will continue to exist. When you do not have good sportsmanship, you will not have fun when you compete in sporting events. Athletes and fans need to remember life is not all about sports.
The modern Olympics were a vision of one man who had strived to see a unity that can only be seen from the ideals of the past (countries watching their heros cheering them for victory). These Olympic games of today transcend all obstacles of hatred and bitterness toward others. Instead, a growth emerges. Not every athlete gets a metal, but every athlete can bask in the glory of saying I was there, I was at the Olympics. But, during the Ancient Olympics (which began in 776 b.c.)