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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]

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Olympic Controversies

- Olympic Controversies The most important thing at the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the important thing about life is not to conquer but to struggle well. The words spoken by Pierre de Coubertin, father of the Modern Summer Olympic Games. Baron Pierre de Coubertin may have intended for the new Olympic Games 'to be a period of concord in which all differences of status, religion, politics and race would be forgotten' but unfortunately as the Games have progressed, so too have the political overtones associated with them....   [tags: Political Politics]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Physics and the Olympics

- The Olympics are fabled to have originated from a Greek myth, in which Hercules won a race at Olympia, a plain in the small state of Elis, and then decreed that the race should be enacted every four years. The more likely story is that the Olympic festival was a local religious event until 884 BC, when Iphitus, the king of Elis, decided to turn it into a broader festival. To accomplish that, he entered into a temporary truce with other rulers, allowing athletes and others to travel peacefully to Olympia while the festival was going on....   [tags: Sport Sports Olympic Competition]

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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]

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The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System

- The Olympic Idea is Based on the Public School System In attempting to answer the question I will cover the following points. Defining the key terms, I will then give a brief historical overview of the issue of Olympics. Using examples from the Olympic games I will identify the reasons for Pierre de Coubertin’s reasons and influence of the Olympics in global sport. To conclude I will review the current issue of an outline where I think it will go in the future. Baron Pierre de Coubertin the man who revitalised the Olympics....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Exploring How the Olympic Ideal Has Been Undermined by Social and Political Protest

- Exploring How the Olympic Ideal Has Been Undermined by Social and Political Protest In attempting to answer the question I will cover the following points firstly defining the key terms. I will then give a brief historical overview of the issue of how the Olympic Games has been used by nations and groups to make political statements.Using examples from the Olympic games I will discuss how the Olympic ideal has been undermined by social and political protest. To conclude I will review the current issue of politics and the Olympics and where I think it will go in the future....   [tags: Papers]

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The Olympic Legends Jim Thorpe, Florence Griffith Joyner and Mark Spitz

- The Olympic Legends Jim Thorpe, Florence Griffith Joyner and Mark Spitz There are many important Olympic athletes. Three of the most amazing, however, are probably Jim Thorpe, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Mark Spitz. These legends were suberb athletes as well, as amazing people. Jim Thorpe was born on May 28, 1887 in a one-room cabin in Oklahoma. Although there is much confusion on Thorpe's date of birth, this is the date according to his estate. The career biography of Jim Thorpe reads like an encyclopedia of sports, encompassing virtually every major athletic event available....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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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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Women's Olympic Hockey: Give it a Chance!

- The introduction of women’s hockey to the Olympics was a breakthrough which should not be given up on so quickly. The lack of competition in the sport is not the fault of Canada and the United States, and they should not be the ones punished over the lack of funding in other countries. The numbers of females participating in the sport in Canada and the USA is also a symbol of why the teams are so successful - it is a sport which is highly important and popular among the Canadian and American populations....   [tags: sports, winter olympics]

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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]

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Allen Iversons Olympic Selection

- Olympic Iverson April 2003 Word Count: 574 Allen Iverson has continued to plague us with the same thought during this 2002-03 Philadelphia 76ers season, “Why isn’t he under consideration to be an Olympian?” Iverson, seemingly a man on a mission, continues to show us why he should receive an invitation to participate on the 2004 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball team. Night in and night out he shows us why he is Allen Iverson, “The Answer.” Now Iverson can add another nickname to his acclaim, “Allen Iverson the Olympian.” With three games left in season Iverson finally got his wish....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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My Olympic Story

- It all started when I was a little girl. For my fourth birthday my mom surprised me by taking me to an ice skating center. That’s when I started skating. As a young kid I felt pain from falling. But I noticed that every time I got hurt I got stronger. My mother noticed that I was developing into a great skater. My name is Nicole, and this is my Olympic story. When I turned seven I made my local ice skating centers select team. I had fun competing and practicing on the ice. I felt as if I had found my purpose in life....   [tags: ice skating, success, practice]

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Misconceptions in Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, and in the Article, The Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay

- Misconceptions always pose consequences in life. Misconceptions can do good, but more often they fuel racism, anger, or mistrust. This is no different in stories. Many authors use misconceptions to move the plot along. Ray Bradbury in his novel Fahrenheit 451, George Orwell, in Animal Farm, and Max Fisher in his article, “The Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay” use misconceptions to control the general populace. Few books exemplify the consequences of misconceptions more than Farenheit 451....   [tags: Propaganda]

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Brazil, a Flourishing Country with Third-World Characterisitcs: On Hosting the 2014 World Cup and Olympic Summer Games of 2016

- Brazil is the largest country in South America and in Latin America, fifth largest in the world. It is one of the more diverse countries in the world, with different cultures and ethnicities. Brazil’s type of government is a Federal Republic. Brazil is on its way to growing out of its emerging market status and becoming one of the richest and most developed countries on earth. Brazil’s human, mineral, and agricultural resources are on par with those of the United States and Canada, and it has a few great opportunities to take advantage of in order to continue the growth it’s been experiencing over the past 20 years....   [tags: Development, Latin America, Crime]

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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]

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Olympic Athletes And The Olympic Games

- It is no stretch to say that the eyes of the world are on the Olympics. After all, the highly-anticipated event brings both world-renowned athletes and millions of adoring fans to the globally televised event. So, to propose that the actions of Olympic athletes are closely watched and reflective of the state of the sports-world is not far-fetched. Thus, the scandals and coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games, especially Ryan Lochte, exhibit the level of male privilege and sexism that is still prevalent in professional sports....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Olympics : Seoul Hosted The Summer Olympic Games

- In the year 1988, Seoul hosted the Summer Olympic Games where the men’s 100-meter dash stirred up a bit of controversy. This track and field event was filled with elite athletes who all had one goal in mind, to win the gold. One of these elite sprinters was Ben Johnson, a Canadian originally born in Jamaica, who was the key reason so much drama unfolded. On September 27th, Ben Johnson broke the world record for the 100-meter dash and won the gold medal. As celebration ensued, many were not ready for what happened the next morning....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympics : The Olympic Games

- The Olympics; an ancient tradition that can be historically traced back to 708 BC. These Olympic games were originally dedicated to the Twelve Olympian gods, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Hestia. Athletes would compete in events such as foot races, boxing matches, javelin throwing and long jumps. Although these events are still prevalent in current Olympic games, the course of history has drastically evolved the Olympics. In efforts to stay contemporary and modern the International Olympic Committee adds new events to the Olympic games every few years....   [tags: Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games]

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The Globalization Paradox Of The Olympic Games

- The Globalization Paradox of the Olympic Games In 2016, the International Olympic Committee, the IOC, decided to allow try outs for a ten-member Refugee Olympic team. These participants would stand under the Olympic flag and, if they were to win a gold medal, the Olympic song would play in place of their national anthem. This idea of a team competing “under an international flag that belongs to the whole world” is a highlight of the unifying effects of globalization (2016:1). However, once the title of refugee is gone, they are striped of this unifying international team to go back to the nationalistic world of their country (Prices and Malsin 2016)....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games : A World Competition

- The Olympic Games is a world competition in which various nations come together for a friendly competition to see which country competes best at each particular sport. The modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Greek Olympic games in the 8th century BC, which were held in Olympia, Greece. Presently, the Olympic Games are broken apart into the summer and winter Olympic Games and take place every 4 years, but alternate every 2 years from each other. The IOC stands for the International Olympic Committee, who is a non-profit independent international organization made up of volunteers who want “to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in their respective countries” (About...   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games : The Ancient Games

- AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES The Ancient Olympic Games, which occurred between 766BC and AD 395, caused residents from each corner of the classical world to travel to Olympia in western Greece. They did so in order to observe famous athletes competing (Swadding, 2002: 8). The goal of this essay is to discuss the importance of the Olympic Games in ancient Greek society, with specific emphasis on history, art, literature and the law. Furthermore, attention will be given to the way in which the ancient Games differ from the modern Olympic Games, by discussing the inclusion of women....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Olympic Games And The Games

- Naked Olympics The Olympic Games are a spectacle that all enjoy all over the world. The Olympic Games are a series of sporting events that are played by people all over the world. These athletes come from all corners of the globe to one place that changes every two years to partake in an epic event. Billions of people sit at home to watch the glory that is the Olympic Games, and some are even lucky enough to go to see the games in person. It seems that the Games always had this majestic feeling dating back to some of the very first Olympic Games, which can be traced to as early as 776 B.C....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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The Olympic Games And The Principle Of Olympism

- There exists a contradiction of support and conflict with commercialization of the Olympic Games and the principle of Olympism that “seeks to create a way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example, social responsibility and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.” (IOC, 2013, p.13) The rising expense of the Games has caused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to enlist the help of sponsors which in turn causes conflicts of the Olympic values and ideals through their educational activities....   [tags: Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee]

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The Olympic Games And The World Cup

- Introduction The hosting of major sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup are often characterized by vigorous competition among the bidding nations. Matheson (2004) compares this competition to that seen in athletes competing for participation slots in the games. The reasons behind the desire by nations to host hallmark events are many. They include the need to make a political statement as well as the potential for sharing the prestige and glory that comes with hosting such events (Matheson, 2004)....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games

- The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will soon commence in Rio de Janeiro, but Mario and Sonic are looking to begin the festivities early this year. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is now available for the Nintendo 3DS, and it’s your opportunity to take home an Olympic Gold medal. While Wii U owners will have to wait for that version to finish it’s Olympic training as it won’t see release for a few more months, those with a 3DS can now participate in 3DS exclusive events and begin their quest to become an Olympic champion....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Games : 2016 Olympics Games

- This documentary takes the opportunity to highlight the battle behind the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games and explores the problems that host nation Rio de Janeiro is going through, problems that the International Olympic Committee does not want people to know. Embroiled in scandals, and mistreatment of its own citizens Rio de Janeiro is looking to set an example to the rest of the world on how not to prepare for hosting an Olympic Games. The intent is to highlight the treatment of the people behind the country who promised to give them jobs, bring tourists and money to their country instead Rio may just spend more than they will receive....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Notes On The Olympic Rings

- Citius, Altius, Fortius. In other words, “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” That is the Olympic motto which is also tagged with the five rings. The Olympic Rings are an honor. The five rings represent the five inhabited continents uniting together in one place. The five rings represent something else to me; it represents the five characteristics an Olympian has…the five characteristics I have. The blue ring represents determination. As an athlete, it is important that you do not give up no matter how difficult it may get....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Benefits Of Special Olympic Olympics

- Benefits of Special Olympics The athletes are all lined up to race. A handful from each county, with their hometown flag across their chest. The sound of the gun rings in their ears, and they push off and take off running with the smell of gunpowder filling their nose. The crowd roars and it is just a mix of colors and faces. Everyone is looking at them, cheering for them. The games is so much more than competing though. Many think that the special olympics has no benefits for the athletes and is just fun, but that is not the case....   [tags: Disability, Paralympic Games, Olympic Games]

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A Day Trip At The Olympic Flame

- The time finally arrived to take a train to Munich to see the Olympics. Eva had come down with a cold and extreme nausea, probably from eating the pea soup in Belgium, and Jackie decided she would stay home with Eva. Tommy and I took the train from Augsburg and arrived at the Olympic stadium around noon. Omi had already obtained two tickets for the opening day track and field events as soon as she learned we would be visiting her. Our seats were right under the Olympic flame, although it seemed like a little over a mile as the crow flies to the field of events....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Hotel]

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The Olympic Games Of Ancient Greece

- Everyone knows about the Olympic Games in present times; the world watches the top athletes from every country compete in a variety of sports. But few really know of the essence of the games other than they are held every four years, there are winter and summer games, the best of the best are entered, and the famous Olympic torch never dies out. There is more to the Olympics than meet the eye; these games actually originated over 3,000 years ago in Greece. According to Thomas Sienkewicz, author of Ancient Greece, the games were thought to have started because of the suggestion of an oracle from Delphi to promote peace throughout Greece (595)....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Greece]

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Benefits Of Hosting The Olympic Games

- 118 years ago the first modern Olympic games were held in Athens, with a total of 311 participating athletes from a range of 16 different countries, it is only a fraction of the Olympic Games that we know today (Chalkley, 1999). Not only has the Games grew in number, but it has developed to be a showcase to allow for the host country to demonstrate their physical and economic capabilities. However, the Olympics has received many negative remarks debating whether if it is beneficial to the host....   [tags: Olympic Games, United States]

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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]

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The Ancient Olympic Games Of Ancient Greece

- The ancient Olympic Games were a microcosm of Greek antiquity. Olympia was one of only a handful of festivals that had the prestige to draw athletes into competing from all corners of ancient Greece and the Greek colonies and kingdoms spread throughout the antique world. As the author Stephen G. Miller asserts that “The games brought all Greeks together (to the exclusion of all non-Greeks, to be sure) and, in some sense, promoted international (that is, inter-polis) communication and understanding, albeit on a much more restricted level than today.” And with athletes competing from every Greek state, it is no wonder that politics were endemic to the ancient Olympic Games....   [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Olympia]

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Why The Ioc ( International Olympic Committee )

- owadays, so many possibilities are offered to young people looking for a job. Indeed, thousands of jobs have been created or were transformed throughout the years. Choosing one path you will follow for the rest of your life can be confusing and requires many thoughts. One of the many fields that are possible is to work in the world of laws. Several ways are available such as international law, where people work to keep peace between nations and states with several sets of rules and where human rights are a number one priority....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Ioc 's Olympic Charter Olympism

- The IOC over its history has had to balance two different spheres. One of those being its morals and ideas of "Olympism," and the other being the generation of funds to allow their programs to be financially solvent, and have a wider world impact. As the Olympic Games continue on year over year they have seen rising costs in putting on their events which in the past had led the host cities to incur substantial amounts of debt and threaten the games ability to continue. This issue has forced the International Olympic Committee to engage in commercialism, and compromise on their want to be a perfectly moral organization....   [tags: Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee]

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U.s. Olympic Track & Field Trials

- The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials will feature some of the most talented athletes in the U.S. and worldwide. Some argue that the competition to make the U.S. team will be more competitive than the Olympics. There are certain events where there to seem to be athletes that have already earned their spots, such as, Galen Rupp in the 10,000m; Ashton Eaton in the decathlon; Emma Coburn in the 3,000m steeplechase. But the beauty and pain of track and field is that any one can win on any given day....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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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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The International Olympic Committee Is Not Meeting The Attendance Expectations Of The Olympic Games

- Issue The International Olympic Committee is not meeting the attendance expectations of the Olympic Games. Question What strategies should the International Olympic Committee implement in order to increase the attendance to the Olympic Games. Description of Marketing/Research Question. Generally, sports events have significant benefits to society which can include: social interaction, association of different cultures and ethnics, and enjoyable times to freely express emotions and feelings. The Olympic Games is a notorious example of it....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Athens]

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The Olympic Games : The Best Sporting Event

- Today we recognize the prestigious Olympics every four years and it is labeled as the best sporting event the world has to offer. If you are in the Olympics, you are put into a category of being a supreme athlete and will represent your country with the best of your ability. Olympians are role models to children of all ages because of the simple fact that only a select few get to represent their country in front of millions each four years. The Olympic games is a test of honor and strength and it brings out the best of every participant involved....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Greece]

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The Olympic Games Has Changed Over The Past Centuries

- The Olympics have changed immensely over the past centuries. If one was to look over the rules, requirements, participates and more, it becomes clear that there have been significant changes since the first recorded Olympic games that were held in Olympia, Greece in the year 776 B.C.E. Recoding today 's Olympic games have become easy due to the development of technology. When athletes compete in events, their times and scores are recoded and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Olympia]

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What Do I Think About The Olympic Games?

- What do I think of the Olympic Games. My first thought is that ‘think’ and ‘Olympic Games’ have no business sharing the same sentence. Surely, the whole purpose of the Olympic Games is to relieve us of the need to think. Instead, for two weeks every four years we can switch off our brains and watch wall-to-wall coverage of sports in which most of us are not usually in the least bit interested, accompanied by mind-numbing commentary interspersed with predictably platitudinous interviews with the competitors, whose blinkered dedication to their disciplines seems to have relieved them too of any time or need to think....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Economic Impact Of Beijing Olympic Games

- Economic Impact of Beijing Olympic games in China Introduction Starting with the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, the United States creatively combined the Olympic games with commerce, and the concept of regarding the economic impact of hosting the Olympic games was first introduced. It was a valuable chance for the host city to take the advantage of international influence and business opportunities generated from the Olympics, improving the international standing and prestige and boost the local and national economic development....   [tags: 2008 Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic Games]

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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]

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The Olympic Games And Its Impact On The World

- The Olympic Games plays a significant role in the world. The relationship between it and host countries is important to investigate for comprehending cultural studies. According to Xu and Kirby (2008), the Olympic Games has a considerable impact on the expression of national identity. For example, London applied this approach to promote its national identity. This can be discovered from the BBC video called James Bond escorts The Queen to the opening ceremony in 2012 (2012): an amiable identity is perceived by the audience through presenting corgi at Buckingham Palace....   [tags: 2008 Summer Olympics, Olympic Games, Archive]

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The Olympic Games : A Important Part Of Greek History

- Most at times do not really realize how important history and its events greatly influence the way we live and what we do today. Every four years we celebrate the beginning of something that was brought up long ago, the Olympics. This great event in which, now the whole world participates in started way back in the year 776 BC. It started from people playing for the God Zeus to people playing for their country and a medal, the Olympic Games sure did evolve as the time and beliefs changed. How the Olympic Games arose was a very important part of Greek history....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games, Athens]

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Mcdonald 's Beijing Olympic Games Campaign

- The goal for McDonald’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Games campaign was to obtain and control a corporate sponsorship by breaking through the problems of the host country. The news media was focused on problems relating to the host country, whether within or surrounding the country. McDonald’s campaign wanted to break away from the focus of those troubles, and bring that focus onto the actual Olympics itself. The media was covering the challenges China was facing in preparation for the games. McDonald’s wanted to change the media coverage by setting out to recruit the most popular athletes and associating their brand with the most widely liked Olympic sports....   [tags: Olympic Games, 2008 Summer Olympics]

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Public Health Surveillance System For The Olympic Games

- Public Health Surveillance System for the Olympic Games The Olympics are a one of a kind event; athletes from all over the world are brought together for just over two weeks. The host city and nation experience a large influx of visitors wanting to travel, experience the city and watch the athletes compete. The dramatic increase in international travel causes an equal increase in risks, especially regarding public health. Public health, according to the World Health Organization (2016), refers to “all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole.” Public health encompasses and integrates many fields inclu...   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, 2008 Summer Olympics]

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The Olympic Olympics : Marta Karolyi 's Last Year As Head Coach And National Team Coordinator For The Usa

- A month ago the names Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, and Madison Kocian might not mean much to many people. Though the names of Aly and Gabby might raise a small memory of the previous olympics, the others wouldn 't mean very much to the casual civilian. With women 's olympic gymnastics competitions ending on Monday, the five girls have become historic for their sport, and for their country. Each girl on the team brought something incredibly special to the Olympics this year....   [tags: Gold medal, 1968 Summer Olympics, Olympic Games]

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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]

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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]

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The Olympics Winter Olympics

- The 2050 Summer Olympics are quickly approaching. Dan from Chicago has dreamed of making it to the Olympics since he was very young. Through his adolescent years, Dan struggled with obesity. He would try diets and workout plans but nothing would really work for him. Even though Dan is overweight, he still has the ability to run faster than all the other kids. All he wants to do in life is go to the Olympics. He believes that is his calling. When he tells people about his plans to become an Olympic athlete, often people say, "You 're way too big to be an Olympic sprinter," or "You don 't look like someone who would be in the Olympics." Dan starts to think to himself, "I might actually be too...   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Committee's Advertising Assiduity

- The United States Olympic committee has the dual duty of both raising money through advertising and keeping their reputation clean. Many sponsors would jump at a chance to incorporate the Olympic rings into its' product line. Yet if this logo were used often and not monitored closely there would be advertisements that would tarnish the emblem. While some Americans may love to see the emblem muddied and bloodied at the bottom of mud wrestling arena, most Americans would not. To allow such a situation to happen would cheapen the logo and anger many Americans....   [tags: Maintaining Patriotic Reputation]

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Olympic Medical Center : An Overview

- Olympic Medical Center is a locally owned and operated community acute care hospital governed by a seven‐member, publicly elected board. It was establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is a designated sole community hospital and rural referral center by Medicare in Port Angeles, Washington for more than 70,000 residents. During the months of June and July 2015 the facility finished the emergency department expansion and remodeling of the existing department expanding its capacity from 14 to 20 beds, two of which will be dedicated to mental health and drug-abuse cases....   [tags: Balance sheet, Financial ratio, Financial ratios]

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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]

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Summer Olympics : The Olympics

- For the past few years there has been a very controversy issue that has been plaguing the Summer Olympics. The Summer Olympics was first held in 1896, it’s an international multi-sport where athletes around the world come to compete with other athletes from different countries. There are many events that are held in the Summer Olympics ranging from Track and Field all the way to Volleyball and Basketball. In each Olympic event there are medals that earned to the winners, the first place winners get a gold medal, the second place winners get a silver medal, and the third place winners gets a bronze medal....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Ethics Of The Olympic Golf Course

- In order to further developments in ethics, it is essential to gain an understanding of past ethical teachings and their impressions on the study of ethical issues at present (Gordon, n.d.). Aristotle (c. 384 BCE – 322 BCE) and John Stuart Mill (c. 1806 – 1873), offer two distinct ethical systems that are applicable to contemporary environmental issues such as ecosystem destruction. This year, Brazil won the chance to hold the quadrennial Olympics in Rio de Janeiro; as a result, the city undertook a programme of intense urbanisation, which has a significant impact upon the surrounding environment....   [tags: Ethics, John Stuart Mill, Virtue, Intrinsic value]

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The Olympics Of 2016 Summer Olympics

- USA took first place in receiving the most medals by coming home with 121 medals during the 2016 Summer Olympics. But the question is: did NBCUniversal bring home the gold in achieving their goal as a television network. NBCU has spent millions of dollars in reserving the rights over the Olympics for so many years because it allows them to use the Summer Olympics to their advantage. The summer Olympics every four years serves as a platform for NBCU to reach a larger viewership and make more advertisement revenue....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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Skeleton: An Olympic Winter Sport

- Skeleton is a sport where you race against the clock. The athletes will go down an icy slope on a sled on their stomach, head first. Each athlete makes four runs. Only six medals are given: 3 to women and three to men. The athlete with the quickest time of all four of their runs combined wins. Men and women compete separately so there will be a gold medal for a woman, a gold medal for a man, and so forth. If two athletes have the same time overall, they will tie and come in the same place. It is prohibited to warm a sled’s runners or anything else that may help sliding....   [tags: Sled, Sliding, Sport]

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The Olympics Of The Paralympic Games

- According to Wikipedia, the “National Olympic Committees select from within their national territory cities to put forward bids to host an Olympic Games. The staging of the Paralympic Games is automatically included in the bid. Since the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, which successfully appropriated the name of the Ancient Greek Olympics to create a modern sporting event, interested cities have rivalled for selection as host of the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bids_for_Olympic_Games) The bidding process starts ten years out from the actual start of the Olympics in the invitation phase where the IOC invites those interested,...   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympics And The Zika Virus

- When it comes to the topic of sports I am not very interested. I didn’t grow up in a family who watched professional sports on TV or had a favorite sports team we followed regular. Now I have been to a few college sporting evens and minor league baseball games. I had fun there. I think the whole atmosphere and the energy of the event made them fun. When I had to pick a sports topic to read about it was had to find one that would hold my attention. A lot of the articles were on subject matter I knew nothing to little about....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympics Should Unite, Not Divide

- The Olympics Should Unite, Not Divide Since it’s inception in the year 776 B.C., the Olympic Games have served as a unifying medium through which numerous athletes compete for distinction within countless events. Over time, the Games have naturally modernized, resulting in the ceremonial formalities that are customary today. This is evidenced by the grandeur of the opening celebration, and the immense attention given to the trials by mainstream media moguls, such as Kathie Lee and Hoda. Yet, there are instances when the image of harmony portrayed by the Olympic Games is tarnished, specifically by the actions of ill-mannered individuals....   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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Olympics 2016 And Cloud Computing

- Olympics 2016 and Cloud Computing – What has changed. As it was expected years back that cloud solutions would lead the Olympics and so it has been. Cloud technology played the lead in Rio Olympics 2016 assisting officials to respond to its spectators on real-time basis. Billions were watching the event, hoping for gold medals. A decade back, it was rather challenging for the officials to smoothly deliver data across. So how do the officials make it way easier to reach out to their audience with the data....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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The Olympics Is A Mega Sport Event

- The Olympics: To Hold Or Not To Hold The Olympics is a mega sport event which is presented once every four years and it has become a golden opportunity for hosts to emerge as a strong country. Hosting the Olympics is a big thing for every country and they receive worldwide attention from the preparation period until the actual event. However, hosting the Olympics comes with heavy stakes and experts tend to argue about the appropriateness for the countries to host it. There may be people who oppose with hosting the Olympics, however, the country rebranding, the economy hike and also the pride and patriotism of citizens just demonstrate the need of hosting the Olympics for the development of t...   [tags: Olympic Games, Summer Olympic Games]

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The Olympics Is The Highest Level Competition On Sport

- The Olympics is the highest level competition on sport, and some people look forward to create better records in these big parties. In 2009, Rio defeated other competitors in order to receive the right of hosting 2016 Summer Olympic games, and it is the first Olympic games in Brazil and also the first in South America (Dale, 2016). Even though some people thought the Olympic games could create benefits for the country, it brought some problems to Rio on economy and society. First of all, in order to host the big event, Rio has sacrificed its economy....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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The Olympic Math Lessons At High School

- In 1997, after he traveled to Shen Zhen,GuangZhou, Mr. Li found out that a lot private tutoring centers were thriving in those areas. Shen Zhen and Guang Zhou have always been the modeling cities for the development of the rest of China. Mr. Li went back to Tian Jin, ponder on the issue of whether the market is ready in Tian Jin, and how is he going to find his targeted market group. Olympic math soon caught his attention, for top students at high schools or middle schools all wanted to join and win in this competition so that they can be selected into college without going through the rigorous college entrance examination....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school, Education]

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Political And Social Contexts Of The 1948 Summer Olympics

- 1. List the main international political issues and individuals that affected the Olympic games you selected. Point format is required. This paper explores the political and social contexts of the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London. 1. The 1948 Summer Olympics was the first sporting event of this magnitude after the Second World War. The “Austerity Games” of 1948 were a stark contrast against the extravagant, and propagandistic tradition set by the 1936 Berlin Games, the last games before the War (Hampton, 2012)....   [tags: Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Games]

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Wilma Rudolph’s Olympic Glory

- ... I believed my mother,” said by Wilma Rudolph (Biography of Wilma Rudolph, 1983). Rudolph started to get involved with high school sports, including basketball and track. Right away Rudolph started to win several races. She was soon invited to a training camp at Tennessee State University by Coach Ed Temple. Coach Ed became Rudolph’s influence. At Burt High School her nickname was “Skeeter”, because of her strong running ability. At the age of sixteen, just a sophomore in highschool, Rudolph won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia....   [tags: disability, polio, track]

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Gabrielle Douglas: The Story of an Olympic Dream

- Gabrielle Douglas Gabrielle Douglas was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, December, 31, 1995. Her mothers name was Natalie Hawkins and her fathers name was Timothy Douglas. Natalie is a single mother of four kids and Gabrielle is the youngest of four. They are Arielle Douglas, Johnathan Douglas, and Joyelle Douglas are the names of Gabrielle siblings. Arielle was the one who taught gymnastics to Gabrielle. Gabby caught on to gymnastics pretty quick and was enthusiastic about it. Ever since Gabrielle was young she wanted to compete in the Olympics and so she worked hard to be the best....   [tags: gymnastics firsts, winning gold]

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Perseverance and The Olympic Story Lost in Time

- Perseverance and The Olympic Story Lost in Time Most people have never had to persevere-holding onto that last sliver of hope-as much as nine American boys who were thrown from their small Washington towns onto the international stage, back in 1936. Don Hume, Joe Rantz, Shorty hunt, Stub McMillin, Johnny White, Gordy Adam, Chuck Day, Roger Morris, and Bobby Moch were all part of The University of Washington's inspirational 1936 Olympic crew. Each of these rowers had their own stories of perseverance, determination, and grit bringing them together to work magic on the water....   [tags: epic stories, american boys]

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The Development of Rhythmic Gymnastics in the Olympic Game

- First of all, Rhythmic Gymnastics is a women-only event, and it is requires high levels of flexibility, agility, and coordination. The athletes will perform the combination which is integrating the amazing gymnastic and dancing movement to coordinating the background music. Also, the athletes will use the props to make the movement more powerful and stunning. Therefore, in this essay, i would like to compare the changes of the pass and modern rhythmic gymnastic in the Olympic Game. 1.1 The history of the Rhythmic Gymnastic The first demo of Rhythmic Gymnastics extracted from Gymnastics group exercises, it is convoluted choreographies....   [tags: Women Only, Flexibility, Agility, Coordination]

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US Olympic Drug Control Program

- “It’s not a sports problem anymore, it’s a social problem” said Dr. William N. Taylor, member of U.S Olympic Drug Control program (Silverstein 22). The use of PED’s has gone from athletic professionals to celebrities and has reached the lives of high school athletes and everyday people. In a survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, physician and sports medicine expert, more than half of 100 teens that were asked, "If I could give you a pill that would make you an Olympic champion - and also kill you in a year - would you take it?" answered yes (Freudenrich and Allen)....   [tags: steroids, dream body, doping]

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The Naked Olympics By Tony Perrottet

- Modern Day Olympics are a huge tradition that sweeps the screens of televisions across the world. Competitors take the arena with uniforms that dawn their countries colors and designs that are meant to resemble their designated flag. For months the news is centered around the games; the preparation, the athletes, and of course the competition. Countries aren 't obsessed, they are inspired and full of pride seeing athletes from their country compete and show their incredible skill. This tradition dates back to ancient Greece where the games began....   [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games, Greece]

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The Event Of The Olympics

- Billions of dollars and hours are spent, every four years, preparing for the Olympics. In the mid 1990’s, the schedule was modified to have alternating summer and winter games on a biyearly cycle. Countries fight for the honor of hosting these worldwide games. At first glance, it may seem exciting and glamorous to be chosen to host the games. The Olympics can offer the opportunity for the world to see the host city and surrounding area at its best, potentially generating future tourism and fame....   [tags: 2008 Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic Games]

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Do the Olympic Games bring Benefits to the Host Country?

- As the 800 days counting down till next summer olympics, topics about olympic become popular again. One of the most dubious questions is that whether Olympic brings hosts benefits or, on the contrary, it drags its GDP(Gross Domestic Product) and society downward. To be a host of next Olympic seems a lucky draw for the country. However, there are some negative comments of Olympics, people consider as a burden to host Olympic since it cost a lost of money to build stadiums. In fact, it is just like the slogan of Olympic says: “ faster, higher, stronger.” Those are what an Olympic truly bring to the country and citizens....   [tags: society, environment, tourist]

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