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What Exactly Are The Paralympic Games?

- Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Growing up I always was told not to judge a book by its cover from teachers, parents, and even parents of friends. This is one saying that has always been drilled into my mind and into many others as well. With growing older we should never forget those simple life lessons that we are taught as children. In the Paralympic games this is one of the biggest issues that the participants face. People do not realize what they have till it is gone and for some this may mean their mobility and ability to hear or even see....   [tags: discrimination, special olympics, impairments]

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Assessment of Maracana Stadium Security

- The ceremonies marking the opening and closing of Olympics games to be held in Brazil in 2016 will be conducted at the Maracana stadium. The final football match in the Olympic Games will also be held in this stadium. Initially after its construction in 1950, the Maracana stadium had a reputation of being the biggest stadium globally. Currently, the stadium is still held in high regards due to its design made up of elliptical framework that is nearly circular in shape. Maracana stadium is has two big rings tiers surrounding the playing field....   [tags: Olympics, Threat Analysis]

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The 2008 Beijing Olympics: China Pushes Towards Modernization

- The 2008 Beijing Olympics: China Pushes Towards Modernization The Olympics are always used as a way for the host city to put on a display of its culture and show the world its myriad social and economical triumphs. The host country can, in just a couple weeks, show the world what a wonderful place it is. The Olympics have in the past been able to prompt a world awareness of the host country and create a lingering legacy. Beijing will attempt to do all these things, but the stakes will be much higher....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Black September's Attacks on the 1972 Munich Games

- A terrifying scene happened on Wednesday, September 6th 1972 in Munich, West Germany. A gang of Arab terrorists named Black September was a palestinian Liberation Organization (ABC News). The Black September broke into the Olympic village and started to fire their weapons at the Israelis. After 18 hours in a shootout with German police, 11 members of Israel's Olympic team and 4 Arab terrorists were killed along with police. Many were injured. For example, helicopter pilots. The games were meant to be a inocent ancient tridation but the Black September made the truth come out....   [tags: olympics, anti-semetic, nazi]

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Illegal Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in the Olympics

- Illegal Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in the Olympics Since the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece, athletes have struggled to find a way to gain the competitive edge. Early rituals included consuming wine and brandy before an event, eating potent mushrooms, and even concocting magic potions thought to give the athlete improved performance ability (Phillips, 2000, p.53). A constant battle has been fought as the International Olympic Committee struggles to keep drug testing up-to-date and effective....   [tags: Sports Steriods Essays]

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Rights of Disabled Individuals in Sporting Competitions

- An ethical issue that has been on the rise in recent years is the rights of disabled individuals in sports competition. Much controversy has surrounded Paralympic champion sprinter Oscar Pistorius over whether or not he should have been allowed to participate in the London Olympics or not. The fight between him and the International Olympic Committee was ultimately over the IOC believing that his running blades gave him an unfair advantage over Olympians. On the other hand, Pistorius and supporters argued that his blades did not give him and advantage over the competition....   [tags: olympics, blades, advantage, athletes]

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The Reality of a Soviet-style Sports System

- China has been known for their medal winning athletes and Olympic success throughout history. This large communistic country carries with it a reputation of being harsh on its athletes and it begs the question, what exactly have they done to become one of the most athletically successful countries in the world and just how far will they go. “China’s methods would not be allowed elsewhere”(11) says British athlete, Joanna Parker. Although they often take home the gold at the Olympics, they have a very Soviet style sports system which involves harsh training where children are recruited at early ages and taken from their homes....   [tags: china, athletes, olympics]

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The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey

- In the book “The Boys of Winter” by Wayne Coffey, shows the struggle of picking the twenty men to go to Lake Placid to play in the 1980 Olympics and compete for the gold medal. Throughout this book Wayne Coffey talks about three many points. The draft and training, the importance of the semi-final game, and the celebration of the gold medal by the support the team got when they got home. A main part of this story is about picking the Olympic team and how they became as strong as they were. Before beginning the tryouts, coach Herb Brooks scouted every player that was trying out....   [tags: olympics, gold medal]

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2000 Summer Olympics and How it Affected TV Ratings

- 2000 Summer Olympics and How it Affected TV Ratings I believe the coverage of the 2000 Olympics perfectly illustrates the media’s eagerness to pursue “Fluff” coverage of everything but athletics. In an attempt to arouse interest in an even in which will not even be completely broadcasted, so as to increase NBC’s rating, while simultaneously upsetting loyal Olympics viewers. With the quick rotation of sports events which should be covered during the predetermined times, rather that granted an arbitrary amount of television attention....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Axe Body Spray Commercial "Hot Putt"

- During the 2012 Olympics in London, Axe Body Spray released a commercial with an Olympic theme called “Hot Putt”. The commercial opens up with a tight shot of a ball placed on a pedestal while a woman is in the background walking towards it. In the shot the abdomen of the woman and her rose-colored red spandex shorts are seen only. The music in the background is very slow and dramatic. As the woman is walking towards the ball the camera lens is focused on her body for the shot until her hand touches the ball....   [tags: olympics, phallic, symbolism ]

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Scotland's Track Star Was Running forMmore Than Gold

- Running For More Than Gold “God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when he is about to give us the desire of our hearts (John Newton).” I think this quote applies directly to the life of Eric Henry Liddell. The final words he said on this earth where “total surrender,” and he lived it out in his life and was content in every situation. Eric Liddell was arguably Scotland’s best track athlete and participated in the olympics, but in his athletic prime he abandoned track and followed God’s will for his life....   [tags: olympics, runner, race]

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Russia and Countries that Allow Discrimination to Freely Occur Should not be Given the Privilege to Host The Olympics.

- Within our focus group, we decided to choose homosexuals. Our main focus was on convincing The Olympic Committee that The Winter Olympics should not be held in Russia due to the anti-gay laws and prejudice that has recently come to light through the media. We decided that our main task was to highlight what sort of prejudices and discrimination homosexuals are facing. Due to these reasons, we choose Russia as an example. Our target audience was the Olympic Committee before the host of The Olympics would be decided....   [tags: gay, homosexual inequality]

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The Life and Legacy of Shannon Miller

- The Life and Legacy of Shannon Miller Did you know there is a female gymnast who is ranked higher than any other females and even males in gymnastics. This woman’s name is Shannon Miller. If you have never heard her name mentioned you are about to. Shannon was born in Missouri, grew up in Oklahoma, took up gymnastics and later became a World Champion and United States Olympic gold medalist. Shannon Lee Miller was born on Thursday, March 10, 1997. Coming into the world was not all that spectacular....   [tags: gymnastics, competitions, olympics]

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The Evolution of Sports

- Sports has been practiced since the dawn of man but only recently has it been accepted as a noble past-time which has stretched throughout every culture and brought with it an unprecedented change on civilization and the nature of human beings. In the 20th century, the Western hemisphere has only begun to embrace the change of sports. Around this time period, Greece and the whole Middle-East began to organize sports in a more formal and open fashion. Considering that sports was vastly important for centuries in Greece, even more so than in Europe and in the West, it is no surprise that their millennia-long tradition evolved into one of the most celebrated sports event around the globe, namel...   [tags: modern olympics, greece, steroids]

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The Effect of the 1936 Berlin Olympics on the Nazi's Persecution of the Jews and the Road to World War 2

- A. Plan of Investigation This investigation assesses the effect of the 1936 Berlin Olympics on the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews and the road to World War II. Hitler used the 1936 Olympics as a major source of propaganda, and wanted to show the world that Germany was a successful country with a rising economy. This investigation will look at how he used the Games to further his cause and how successful he was in achieving these goals. Originally inspired by the book The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown, this investigation will also use other books about the 1936 Olympics, such as The Nazi Olympics and Nazi Games, as well as scholarly journal articles....   [tags: historical analysis]

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The Sculptures of the East and West Pediments of The Temple of Zeus at Olympia

- Use of Movement and Characterisation in the Sculptures of the East and West Pediments of The Temple of Zeus at Olympia The architectural sculpture of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia dates from between 465 and 457BC. Putting the temple into historical context, this was a somewhat flourishing time in Greek history, drama, and philosophy. In 490BC, the Athenians won a great victory at Marathon against the Persians, and in 480BC the Persians sacked Athens but were eventually defeated in a naval victory for the Athenians at Salamis....   [tags: Art History]

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The Miracle on Ice: The US Hockey Team

- Before the 1980 Winter Olympics began, the US Olympic hockey team was not expected to do as well as they did. They had many powerhouse teams to beat and the team was just a bunch of college kids who wanted to play hockey. In the end, they had performed one of the greatest upsets in the history of hockey by defeating the USSR, the whom many thought of as the greatest hockey team in the world. The Soviet Union and the United States were very distant during three decades of a nuclear arms race. Even though the two nations never directly had a battle, the Cuban Missile Crisis, amongst other things, was a result of the tension....   [tags: 1980 winter olympics, winning gold]

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The Creation of Excitement in Sports Commentaries

- ... In the Farah example, this is partly achieved using deixis, which involves “a variety of… grammatical features tied directly to the circumstances of utterance” (Levinson 1983:54). The terms can only be interpreted using contextual knowledge, as they have no fixed reference and are dependent on the situation. By using words like “there” (e.g. line 8), “here” (9) and “this” (e.g. line 25), the commentator is reinforcing audience co-presence as such language can only be understood if the addressees share a contextual environment....   [tags: london olympics, tv coverage]

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Peter Uberoth’s Role in the Promotion and Funding of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics

- Peter Uberoth’s Role in the Promotion and Funding of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 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 were funded before 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Using examples from the Olympic games I will identify the reasons for his effect upon future Olympics and influence of his different approach in future Olympics. To conclude I will review where I think the issue of funding will go in future Olympics....   [tags: Papers]

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Gabrielle Douglas’ Responds to Criticism

- Visualize a teenage girl watching television, surfing the internet, and reading magazines. She sees beautiful women everywhere she turns. She is looking in her bedroom mirror wondering why she does not have similar beauty. She begins to feel self-aware because she reads and hears criticizing comments about the females who are just like her. She says to herself, “Am I not considered beautiful because my skin is not as clear as Angelina Jolie. Do I not fit in the category “pretty” because I do not dress like Beyoncé....   [tags: Gold Medal, Olympics, Gymnastics]

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James Joyce and the advent of Viagra

- The Olympics are an international competition event for summer sports and winter sports that happen every 2 years. It was originally an event created for men to compete in various sports. However, women were allow to participate in the early 1900s due to the increasing number of female athletes. After female athletes started to participate in the Olympic games, the question of gender identification arose. People fear that males may masquerade as females and have an unfair advantage over other participants in women-only events....   [tags: Sports, Olympics, Sex Verification Protocol]

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Jesse Owens

- One of the most influential events in American history occurred when Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This accomplishment and others that he would achieve in his life time, were inspiring given the historical context in which he rose to fame. Jesse Owens created a historic legacy not just because of his record finishes on the track, but also due to the challenging times in which he competed. Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama. Jesse’s father was a sharecropper which meant he was paid to farm other peoples’ land....   [tags: Sports, Olympics]

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Jesse Owens

- One of the most influential events in American history occurred when Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This accomplishment and others that he would achieve in his life time, given the historical context in which he rose to fame, inspired people for many generations. Jesse Owens created a historic legacy not just because of his record finishes on the track, but also due to the challenging times in which he competed. Born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama, Jesse Owens grew up working on several farms....   [tags: Sports, Olympics]

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Comparison of Two Rough Sports - Rugby and Football

- Rugby X Football Rugby and Football are two sports that look alike, many people that don’t know the sport will think they are the same, but they are really rough sports they use a lot of power one have more protection then others people says that rugby is rougher then football. There are two histories about how rugby was created. The history is full of confusion and rumors interpreted with fantasy and imagination. The story of the creation of rugby is no exception, coming in several versions. In the traditional version, the creator of rugby was William Webb Ellis, a London student....   [tags: field, olympics, penalties]

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The History of Wresling

- ... However the cave drawings that have been found in France, Egypt, Greece, some parts of the middle east, and the Sumero-Akkadian civilization, dated back to almost the Neolithic ages (Different). During the ancient Olympics in Ancient Greece, wrestling was the final game that the athletes played. The Greeks thought that was the “ultimate challenge”. At the time young Greek boys were being taught formal education skills in the art and sport of wrestling (Different). The Greeks took major pride in their sport, just like the Romans did, it was not as brutal as the Greek’s wrestling style....   [tags: competitive sport, ancient olympics]

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Biography on Usain Bolt

- Watching the Olympics is like watching amazing physical feats unfold before your eyes. Bars are set, limits are broken, and every person who got there has a story of perseverance and dedication, but the one which appealed most to me was the story of Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica August 21, 1986 with a severe spinal condition. Even then he didn’t let that hold him back. As he was he was growing up he started become an all-around athlete that excelled in every sport but had a particular interest in badminton....   [tags: olympics, sports, youth, sprinters]

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Factors that Determine Whether the Athens Olympics are Viewed as a Success or Failure

- Factors that Determine Whether the Athens Olympics are Viewed as a Success or Failure Athens 2004 will be judged on a strict criteria by it's billions of viewers worldwide, the criteria they apply determine whether they believe Athens 2004 was a success or a failure. I will now proceed to discuss the factors that will feature in the criteria. The many factors include the events security, the events organisation, how memorable the games were, the game's attendance, how dominant the drug doping stories were and (to many the most important) how well their nation did, and this is the factor I will first discuss....   [tags: Papers]

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Plato's Good Life

- Starting as a wrestler Plato strived to be in the Olympics. Always falling short, he left his Olympic dream behind. After the attempt of wrestling he wanted to become a tragic poet. Failing to impress the judges at any major competition he changed course and headed over to hear one of Socrates’ speeches. He then made the decision to follow in the same footsteps of Socrates. Becoming one of Socrates’ pupils Plato wrote Socrates’ works and began to develop his own ideas along the way. He also founded the first university called the academy....   [tags: olympics, socrates speech]

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Agitation For A Curb On Foreign Immigration Began

- In the nineteenth century, agitation for a curb on foreign immigration begun. After the war, immigration became associated with radicalism; thus, "popular sentiment on behalf of restriction grew rapidly" (Brinkley,544). Congress passed a emergency immigration act in 1921. This act created a system in which the number of foreigners coming into the United States every year would not exceed three percent of the population of that nationality who had been living in the United States in 1910. This resulted immigration to drop down from 800,000 to 300,000 (Brinkley,544) ....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, 1936 Summer Olympics]

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A Explanation Of History, Preamble, And Articles

- Explanation of History, Preamble, and Articles Sports Nation was founded in 2017 in response to America’s lack of success in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The United States of America had only won 46 out of the 307 gold medals awarded at the games, yielding a very disappointing success rate of 15 %. The founding fathers of Sports Nation, Gowtham Yerneni and Joshua George, were Americans at the time of the 2016 Olympics, and they were unsatisfied with America’s success rate. They believed the success rate for America should be no less than 99.99% at the Olympics....   [tags: Gold medal, 1968 Summer Olympics, United States]

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Sport and Development: The Special Olympics

- The tour is open to student enrolled in the Diploma of Sport and Development. This project gives the student the opportunity to stay and volunteer in the USA for two weeks. Giving them opportunity to understand and learn from the sport industry in the USA. From the 25 July to the 2 August 2015, Los Angeles, California will be hosting The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. This event will cater for 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing over 170 countries, utilising 30,000 volunteers....   [tags: volunteers, skills, qualifications]

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The Science Of The Winter Olympics

- With a little bit of help from watching YouTube videos and reading more about the physics behind bobsledding, I found one video in particular called The Science of the Winter Olympics – Bobsledding (2010), and am able to better explain the science behind it. When it comes to bobsledding, there are four main aspects of a team winning or losing, Acceleration, Drag, Friction and Momentum. Acceleration, although it is on a slant, due to gravity is the same for all teams because it is a constant on earth....   [tags: Force, Classical mechanics]

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Imprtance of Special Olympics

- Importance of Special Olympics “Every year around 4.2 million special needs participants attend Special Olympics events around the world.” (Special Olympics). Special Olympics gives individuals with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy participating in sports in the same ways as any other athlete. Special Olympics shows the accomplishments, skill and the bravery of the athletes. Athletics, through Special Olympics, make a positive impact on the lives of those with special needs allowing them to lead active lives....   [tags: sport competitions for special needs youth]

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Modern Olympics vs. Ancient Olympics

- Modern Olympics vs. Ancient Olympics In Ancient Greek times, the Olympics was a yearly event, which took the whole preceding year to prepare for. Today the Olympics take place every four years and we spend the 4 or 5 years leading up to it to prepare. The ancient Olympics lasted for 5 days but today the Olympics last 3 - 4 weeks. We prepare today, by cleaning the whole country/ town it is going to take place in, by advertising the event and even building a new airport, as they have done in Athens for the Olympics, which will be happening in 2004....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects Of Special Olympics On Children With Disabilities

- The Special Olympics play an important role in the lives of people with disabilities all over the world by making them feel like they can have a normal life. The Special Olympics helps people with disabilities experience this by allowing them to participate in sports and different activities that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to because of their disability. Although the Special Olympics is meant to help everyone with disabilities their website only shows those with intellectual disabilities participating in what they have to offer....   [tags: Disability, Developmental disability]

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Fine Motor Olympics Reflection Paper

- Fine Motor Olympics Reflection For the Fine Motor Olympics, the Cleveland group went to Valley View Elementary School to a first-grade class. As a group, I do believe that we worked well together. Amy Stinnett arranged the meeting as she used to work at the facility. Ariel McFadden created the power point to show the teacher at the school and to teach the students and faculty at Chattanooga State. Brian, Philip, and I were the presenters of the three various group levels to the children. We all collaborated together to bring the needed materials to both the children and to the college at Chattanooga State....   [tags: The Child, Child, Activity]

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The Berlin Olympics

- The Berlin Olympics 1. Below are some of the methods that Goebbels-the Nazi propaganda minister used at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. · One aspect of propaganda that Goebells used for the Berlin Olympics was the actual stadium itself. It was built especially for the occasion and was immense, to show that the Nazis were capable of making huge and modern structures. · Inside the stadium, there were hundreds of Swastikas everywhere in the form of flags, banners or armbands. · The event had man well organised ceremonies-emphasising the Nazi belief in order and tradition....   [tags: Papers]

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The Special Olympics

-        Abstract: The Special Olympics not only give special athletes athletic skills, they offer more opportunity, encouragement, and dexterity to survive in society than the public school system alone. To understand the differences and similarities between handicapped athletes and their non-handicap peers is the first step in creating a program that best meets the child's needs. There were no community programs that catered to the mentally and physically challenged, so Eunice Kennedy-Shriver created "special games" in her back yard for her handicapped child....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Overshadow of the Berlin Games by the Holocaust and World War Two

- 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....   [tags: 1936 Olympics German History Nazis Essays]

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Greek Statues And the Olympics

- The time has come again for Olympics games to begin. Organizers of the Olympics must choose the finest statues from a certain time period; they chose to decorate with the Classical period. They believed that the Classical period would best decorate the course of the marathon because they believe that the Classical statues characterize both modern and ancient values the best. The three Classical statutes that would best signify both ancient and modern values would be: The Charioteer from Delphi, The Discus Thrower, and Zeus/Poseidon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jesse Owens' Overcoming of Hurdles and Winning the Olympics in 1936

- Can you imagine embarrassing the infamous Adolf Hitler in front of the whole world. Jesse Owens did that in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It was not an easy road for him to get there, but he did it by putting enough effort and hard work forward. Jesse Owens was able to overcome racial judgment by surviving a poverty struck childhood, training hard in school, and by winning the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Jesse Owens' childhood was unparalleled to any other child's with how hard it was. His parents struggled to get everyone in his family fed since their family consisted of twelve people (“Jesse Owens”)....   [tags: Sports History, Athletes]

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John F. Kennedy : The President Of The Special Olympics

- On May 29th, 1917 a man was born that could’ve reformed the world in a whole new way but would not know until 43 years later, when John Fitzgerald Kennedy got elected to be the President of the United States. John F. Kennedy was born into a wealthy family with political and monetary connection from both sides of his family, they were predominately Irish-Catholics and skilled political sciences ran throughout their bloodline. His sister Eunice Kennedy was the founder of the Special Olympics, his brother Robert Kennedy was a U.S attorney general, and other brother Ted Kennedy was one of the most powerful senators in American history; it was like an ideal cookie cutter formed this family for a...   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis]

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Community Service: Raising Funds to The Special Olympics

- John F. Kennedy once said “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” And to that I offer my twist, “My fellow Orange Colts, ask not what your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. “ To me community service has been part of my life since I was a child, often it was miniscule but it’s not what you do always what you do or in what amount, it’s the effect it has as a whole. I was raised to put other people before myself and that is something I value to this day....   [tags: poplar plunge, orange colts]

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Gay Olympics

- I had always enjoyed the summer Olympics and the way the athletes strive to be their best, but after watching the winter Olympics I couldn’t help but ask, are these really sports. I have no doubt that the races are sport. There is a definite outcome and no dispute over who won. Then you have these other “sports” like figure skating and ice dancing. Somehow I cannot take any point of view that would support these two as sports. First you have figure skating that requires agility, endurance, stamina, and coordination yet the winner is purely based on the opinion of another....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Winter Olympics

- Welcome to the 2002 winter Olympics men’s bobsledding finals. We have gone though many icy events today but one of my personal favorites, bobsledding, is now ready to rumble. We will be going though three different rounds. All four competitors will race against the clock. The three teams with the lowest combined time will move on while the last remaining team will be eliminated. They will move on to two more final race which their scores will be combined to receive the metals. On track one is the Jamaican team coached by Lamar Dabua and is sponsored by the Coconut Canyon....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Community Agency Hours I Chose For Volunteer With The Special Olympics

- For my community agency hours I chose to volunteer with the Special Olympics. I chose this agency because my high school always hosted Special Olympics and I enjoyed volunteering every year as a buddy. Going into their experience I did not know what to expect since it was on the weekend and not at my high school as I was used to. The event took place on April 30th at Westminster Christian Academy. It was a long day, but definitely worth it. I was paired with a 45 year old male named Kevin who I suspect had Down Syndrome....   [tags: Education, Special education, Lesson plan]

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Swim in History and in Greek Epic Poems

- ... The entire leg movement should be like a frog kick. For this leg motion, it’s recommended to practice it. The arm stroke begins with the arms above the swimmer’s head. Then pull on the water and move the arms in the direction of the chest. While executing these actions, the hands should be cupped. When finished, proceed to carry the arms back to the first placement and repeat the steps listed above. Now for the body positioning, the swimmer must start and end in a horizontal, streamline position because resistance occurs with lots of up and down motions....   [tags: the illiad, the odyssey, olympics]

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Male Dominance and Inequality in Sports

- ... Men superiority is still spotlighted in sports and in the government in the United States. Men superiority is still prominent in the sports world in the United States. The major male leagues within the United States/Canada that include; the NHL, NFL MLB, and the MLS tend to get more nationwide attention than the leagues that are strictly for women. This is present on TV channel placement, times the games are on, and the coverage for the sports. The men’s leagues get all the primetime and channels that produce an influx of viewers while the women’s don’t get airtime at all or if they do it is on an alternative ESPN channel in the middle of the day....   [tags: football, olympics, superiority]

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Troubles with Eminent Domain in Iceland

- ... The value of the property must be taken into account, and the effect this will have on their way of life. If a person is, for example, losing their home, the government must provide enough money to ensure that individual is able to relocate comfortably. This being said, Iceland does not see a sporting event, such as the Olympics or the World Cup, as a valid reason to seize property. Citizens should not have to worry about being forcibly evicted on account of a temporary event. If a country plans on moving homes to build for one such event, the citizens should consent to being moved and receive fair compensation....   [tags: property, olympics, contraceptives]

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Kevin Durant: Basketball Player

- I am doing my successful person report over Kevin Durant, because, he has played a dominant role in carrying the Thunder Basketball team and represents Oklahoma City in a great way. Kevin Durant has been a huge impact on the court and in the public as he soars for the dunk from the free-throw line to amaze the crowd, he also volunteers at various organizations and remains humble despite his numerous accolades such as, three time NBA scoring champion, rookie of the year, and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Olympics....   [tags: NBA, Oklahoma, Olympics]

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Flood Hazard and Emergency Response Route Scenario in Olympia, Washington, U.S.

- Planet Earth is a miracle, an anomaly within our universe that allows for the growth of diverse natural organisms and beautiful scenery. However, with this great beauty comes natural hazards that can be detrimental to the continued survival of the organisms that inhabit the surface and oceans alike. These disasters can arrive with little warning and completely disrupt the operation of society. The need to plan for potential complex emergencies will continue to rise as long as natural hazards continue to occur along with the human population increasing and seasonal weather intensifying with climate change....   [tags: natural catastrophies, contingencies]

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Disabilities and Poverty in Washington State

- My service project took me back to Special Olympics Washington where I volunteered in 3 different program opportunities; Coaching Bowling, Assistant Directing the play for Friendship Theatre, and acting as a college member to the States Youth Activation Committee. I spent roughly 36 hours total this quarter working directly with the local Tacoma, Federal Way and Seattle Special Populations, 12 of these hours as part of a paid coaching program for the Federal Way Special Populations Grade School Bowling Program....   [tags: State Programs, Special Olympics, Disabled]

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Sports, Wars and Politics in India

- Sports India participated in the winter Olympics for the first time ever during the year 1964, in Innsbruck Austria. The only athlete to represent India in the Olympics was Jeremy Bujakowski. Jeremy Bujakowski participated in the Men’s downhill event Alpine Skinning, yet failed to finish the competition due to injury. However he then participated again in the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble France. He participated in 3 events in Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill, Men’s Slalom, Men’s Giant Slalom, and ranked 2nd in heat 2 of Men’s slalom....   [tags: olympics, sino-indian war, agriculture]

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Kodak Is Faced With Competitive Pressures And Market Share Losses

- The case is set out in a period where leading film product producing company, Kodak is faced with competitive pressures and market share losses. According to the case, between January 17 and January 24 1994, Kodak has lost 8% of its value, due to rumors of a price cut. Kodak’s market share over a 5-year period has also fallen from 76% to 70%. Although it was still the leading firm in the film production industry, it had rising competitive pressures from players such as Fuji co, Konica and other brands, which had products that were priced much lower than Kodak’s flagship brand Gold plus....   [tags: Marketing, Brand, Trademark, 1984 Summer Olympics]

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Women’s Roles in the Ancient Greece

- All throughout Greek history you hear all about the men of the Olympics. However, you don’t hear much about the women of the time. The sources that survived over the years were even written by men for men. Women on the other hand really weren’t apart of the story. The surviving structures such as temples, buildings and battlegrounds all speak of a man’s world. Surviving works of art feature women in various guises, but rarely give an insight into any other kind of world. The place of women in ancient Greece is summed up most acutely in the book Images of Women in Antiquity by saying “the greatest glory of a woman is to be least talked about by men, whether in praise or blame” (Cameron and Ku...   [tags: Greek History, Men of the Olympics, Gender Roles]

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The Tlatelolco Massacre Of 1968

- The Tlatelolco Massacre In In the summer of 1968, Mexico was experiencing the beginning of a new student movement. The students sought liberal reform from the political system in Mexico. These students were determined to reveal the realities of poverty and misery and corruption in their country. (Guttmann) They were involved in different movements that would lead up to one event that would change the lives of everyone, “The Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968”. A day that ended the lives and shattered the dreams of many people....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, 1968 Summer Olympics]

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Emerging Markets

- Qatar’s bid for FIFA World Cup 2022 for £43 billion (Lecture by Evans JD) clearly depicts a success story which lies behind the massive investment to organize mega-sporting events. This investment might seem irrational to comment as there is no direct long-term sustainable economical value attached to the investment so made, but when considering the indirect impact on the economy due to hosting such event is massive in terms of trade & also in terms of global recognition of being a prosperous & promising nation....   [tags: Qatar, World Cup, Olympics]

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Why Homelessness Is An Epidemic Today

- Something I have done for someone else was giving my time and effort to help make sure that people were being fed while volunteering at Metropolitan Ministries. While helping in the kitchen, I met numerous impoverished individuals and families that depended upon volunteers like me, to ensure that they were able to be fed to get them through the day. These encounters and humbling experiences of conversing with people and forming bonds with individuals I came across, allowed me to reflect on my own life and see how blessed and fortunate I am in my own circumstances....   [tags: High school, Middle school, 2008 Summer Olympics]

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Greek Culture

- Imagine hundreds of huge muscular men, with sweat dripping down their brown, leathery backs, as they test their strengths and skills. Thousands of years ago, the Greeks started a series of competitions that they are now famous for creating, called the Olympics. At these events Greek food , customs, courtesies, and history showed off some of the best that Greek culture and region has to offer. To start, food is an extremely important part of Greek culture, as well as the region, because it affects everyday life....   [tags: Original Olympics, Customs and Greetings]

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The Effects of an International Sports Event on the Host Country

- 2.0 Findings 2.1 Literature Review The organizing of an international sports event can bring many benefits as well as adverse outcomes to the host country. However, this depends on the public as many people have different views on such event. This section covers past studies on hosting an international sports event which are reviewed to provide the information needed for the three research questions which were established in this research conducted. 2.1.1 What are the public’s views on Olympics....   [tags: public, economy, welfare]

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Temples and Economics in the Archaic and Classical Period

- Temples and Economics in the Archaic and Classical Period During the Archaic and Classical periods in Ancient Greece, the technique and scheme of arts had dramatically developed, and temple buildings became more decorative and more complex. The development of the temple buildings, such as the painting and crafting skills, and the change in construction technique and building materials, indicated an increase of the local economy. Nearly all ancient complex societies built some forms of monumental architecture, for these buildings were not only religiously important, but also served the purpose as a deliberate symbol of power and wealth of the rulers and their poleis....   [tags: ancient greece, hera, delphi, olympia]

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Zeus: King of the Gods

- Zeus: King of the Gods Zeus, Lord of the Skies, King of the Gods, was the last sibling of the Titan Kronos and the Titaness Rhea. He would have suffered the same fate as his other five Olympian siblings, Demeter, Hestia, Poseidon, Hades, and Hera, being swallowed alive, if it had not been for his mother hiding him and tricking Kronos into eating a large stone instead. He was raised in a cave with nine spirits, the Kouretes, and a goat, Amaltheia, that nursed him with her milk and the bees of the mountain provided honey....   [tags: Hera, tinaness rhea, olympia siblings]

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Classical Ancient Greece

- The expanse of time that the term “Ancient Greece” defines is all the way from around 7,250 BCE when the first evidence of burial sites were discovered in Argolid, Greece, during the Mesolithic Period, to around the year 30 BCE when Cleopatra died in Alexandra, Egypt (1). That is the better part of 7,200 years. Trying to fit all of that information into five to seven pages would be nearly impossible. That is why I will be focusing on the Classical Era of Greece which spans from about 500 BCE to around 320 BCE....   [tags: classical era, olympia, greek history]

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Athlete Development Programs: Deliberate Practice and Deliberate Play

- ... Violinists were studied, and time spent in deliberate practice was examined. By 18 years of age, experts accumulated 7,400 hours of practice, whereas intermediate-level performers had 5,300 hours, and lower-level performers only completed 3,400 hours. This linear law of practice seems to be generalizable to other domains, namely sport and chess (Cote et al., 2007, pp. 185). Although deliberate practice is very important, it is not the sole predictor of elite-level performance. Next, deliberate play will be explored with regard to its influence on athlete creativity and motivation....   [tags: the olympics, world cup, sports]

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Ancient Greece´s View on Women

- Pericles’ statement, “A woman’s reputation is highest when men say little about her, whether it be good or evil,” reflects a common attitude towards women’s activities in ancient Greek society. Ancient Greece fostered a demeaning role for women restricting their level of education, choice in marriage, and enforcing strict social norms. However, persuading shreds of evidence suggest that some Greek females did participate in athletic competitions alongside men, primarily at religious ceremonies as they advanced toward maturity....   [tags: education, marriage, sports, religion, athlete]

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Run for Fun, Fitness, and Health

- On your mark, get set, run. For centuries man has been running competitively. The sport has been around as long as any other, and has evolved over time. Since the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. running has been the center of major competitions (“Ancient Olympic Games”). From the Olympics to high school track meets, from trails to treadmills, and from a mile to 26.2 miles, running is a part of competition everywhere. The benefits of running are endless, and continue to prove that those who run are in the best state of health....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Sports is Warfare by Peaceful means

- Sports are described as a ritualized warfare where one team competes with another, each athlete striving to defeat an opponent (Schultz et al., 32). It is part of an effort to promote global peace and contribute to the search for peaceful solutions to the conflicts around the world. Sports can therefore be considered a universal language and tool to promote peace, tolerant and understanding by bringing people together. As a result values such as teamwork, discipline, respect for opponent and rules of the game are understood.2 I will examine the assertion that sports is considered warfare by peaceful means....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, Politics, Global Peace]

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McDonald’s Contribution to the Environment and the Community

- The Golden Arches also known as McDonald’s. Who has not heard of this restaurants name. There are different food choices, career opportunities and community commitments within this corporation. Some may think McDonald’s is the greatest food service retailer or perhaps the worst company that could have evolved in Canada and the United States. The content entailed in this report shall inform you that there are more then just hamburgers and french fries in the world of McDonald’s. The major topics covered are McDonald’s contribution to the environment, and to the community....   [tags: McDonald’s, philanthropy,]

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The Samsung Brand

- The Samsung Brand According to the global brand scoreboard of 2004 from Interbrand, Samsung, the Korean based electronics brand, has boosted its profile and being listed as 21st valuable brands in the world. Its brand value surged by 16% to 12.5 billion US dollars compared to the figure in 2003 which is 10.8 billion US dollar. (Simon, 2004) It becomes the worldÂ’s leading brand in electronics and digital industry. This achievement is closely related to its sponsorship strategies....   [tags: Papers]

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Critique the way in which Coca-Cola has managed its brand over time. Has the strategic approach to brand associations taken by the organisation worked

- Critique the way in which Coca-Cola has managed its brand over time. Has the strategic approach to brand associations taken by the organisation worked well for the overall brand strategy. The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola or ‘the company’) is a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates, syrups and finished sparkling and still beverages. (Marketline, 2012) Since 1886, the brand Coca-Cola has expanded step by step, and is ranged as the first among beverages companies in the world....   [tags: business, managing brand equity]

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Changes In The NHL

- Changes In The NHL In the past there were more goals, less penalties, and never any talk about an Olympic size rink, all that has changed in the last few years. The NHL has changed since the introduction of, the new crease rule, the enforcement of obstruction, and the request for an Olympic size rink. The new crease rule is the most controversial rule change that the NHL has ever introduced. There has been less goals since the players have not been allowed to have even a toe in the goal crease when a player scores a goal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jumping Towards Success

- Pole Vault is a high flying, risk taking and adrenaline-rushing event. Last year I started track in the spring and I was unsure in the beginning if I should do it because I never liked running. I later realized that track wasn’t only running, it consisted of field events as well. The second I comprehended that, I immediately knew I wanted to pole vault. I am glad that I went through with it, because if I hadn’t I would have never had to opportunity to pole vault. I can vividly remember the first day I pole vaulted and I loved it....   [tags: Sports ]

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Kyniska of Sparta

- As the ancient civilizations of the west grew their empires, they encountered something so powerful, beastly, and strong that no man could hold down with his own two bare hands, nor could they be tamed. As centuries go on, men learned the ways of the horse and learned to ride upon their backs. They found them to be a key component in transportation, carrying goods, and warfare. As time went on, for every footprint of a human left behind in the wet mud, there was a hoof print not far from the footprint....   [tags: Achievements, Chariot Race, Women Athletes]

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Drugs in Sports

- Athletes that use drugs while performing in the Olympic games should have some type of punishment. They should not just be able to get away with everything. Even though not every athlete uses drugs while performing, any drugs that is, the ones who do should have to pay the price. When they use drugs while they are performing, they are risking their whole career, and even their life. Athletes should be required to take a drug test if they plan on performing in the Olympics. Athletes that use drugs should be punished in some kind of way....   [tags: doping, steroid use, blood and urine testing]

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The Accomplishments of Jesse Owens in Athletics and for Society

- The Accomplishments of Jesse Owens in Athletics and for Society Jesse Owens was the best track athlete at the 1936 Olympics due to his four gold medals in the 400 meter relay , the 100 meter dash , the 200 meter dash and the running board jump or the long jump. Now not only did he run but he showed that he was also versitlie and could jump. He also won a gold by the help of three others to win the 400 meter relays. Now a short summary of his life will be discussed. One of the greatest track-and-field athletes of all time....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Track and Field

- Track and Field events, also known as athletics, have progressed a great deal since their birth in Olympus, around the ninth century B.C. More athletes and more nationalities compete in Track and Field than in any other Olympic sport. Athletics is one of the largest attractions at the Modern Olympics, drawing in huge crowds of spectators and creating interest at summer Olympics. Track and Field events have come a long way since the Ancient Greek Olympic games. Many events and techniques have been revised, added, or eliminated since the original Greek Olympics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gladiatorial Conquests as Public Entertainment

- Gladiatorial Conquests as Public Entertainment In the ancient world public entertainment was crucial in most societies so that the order of the people could be maintained and monitored by the respective ruler. Public entertainment came commonly in the form of an act or show that was used as an amusement or diversion to hold the attention of mass audiences of which is open to the whole community or the people in general (Entertainment, nd, online)....   [tags: Papers]

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performance enhancing drugs in sports

- Performance Enhancing Drugs: Introduction The Tour de France is considered the world’s most competitive bicycle race. Each summer top cycling teams from around the world compete in the three-week event, which sends riders on a grueling, multi-stage course through the mountainous countryside of Ireland, France, and Belgium. In 1998, the image of Tour de France cyclists as athletes at the peak of their natural abilities was tarnished by allegations of widespread performanceenhancing drug use among competitors....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Development of Greece

- Early man’s life was based on survival; he spent much of his time in search of food, water, and safety for his family. In the early times of Greece, and Rome however, food and water were both readily available. There was permanent shelter, and little threat from animals or other people. Because man’s basic needs were now met the arts, music, sports, agriculture, architecture, literature and structured government developed. The developmental period of Greece was between the fourth and eighth century B.C....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Training TIMETABLE Date Week Objective 14th January 1 Observe performer in core skill 1 (on guard), use camera for visual observation. 21st January 2 Observe performer in core skill 2 (footwork) and discuss, use camera for visual observation. 28th January 3 Observe performer in core skill 3 (lunge) and discuss, use camera for visual observation. 4th February 4 Observe performer in core skill 4 (Parry) and discuss, use camera for visual observation....   [tags: Papers]

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