2016 Summer Olympics Essays

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

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    in energy one of the country’s main ways of resources, being either oil and natural gas or biofuels and solar/wind power. Brazil is bound to host in a two-year span the largest sport events in the World, The 2014 Soccer World Cup and The Olympic games in 2016. The country will attract a lot of investors looking for some brand exposure since the whole world will have their eyes turned to this tropical country. These events present opportunities for Brazil to benefit from tourism and prove to the

  • Change In Brazil Essay

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    In May 2009, I was ready to leave my home in Brazil to study in the United States. A few days after arriving in America I started to take "summer classes" at West Virginia State University. Since then a lot has changed in my life as a person and as a student. I have made new friends in West Virginia and done well at my studies. I have changed majors which added an extra year to my studies. My grandmother passed away in 2010 when I was taking my finals during my second semester at school. And

  • Analysis Of Colin Kaepernick's Speech

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    Amongst the start of the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to make a political statement by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem because he’s “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color” (Wyche, 2016). This has generated a countrywide debate regarding Kaepernick’s manner of activism. Many individuals view Kaepernick and his chosen method in order to create change as incredibly disrespectful

  • Media Coverage Of Female Athletes

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    study intends to illustrate what kind of progression has taken place in regards to media coverage of female athletes competing in the Olympic games during 2012 and the most recent summer games of 2016. Gender inequality is not only present under socio-cultural terms but also in the sport institution. Females have faced many forms of barriers since the start of the Olympics in 1896 when they were not even allowed to participate. This entry barrier was removed in the 1900, however even then females were

  • Soccer Essay

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    game of soccer is very young. It was a was cool Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas. The date was March 29th, 2016. In front of 8,000 fans at the Toyota Stadium USA was playing the Columbian national team. The Men’s Under 23 team was playing an important game. The match was a qualifier for the Rio 2016 summer Olympics. It was a crucial match since the The U.S had failed to qualify for the Olympics, again. Even still the popularity is slowly growing in the U.S. but could use a boost since it has not always

  • The 1960's Olympics

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    bronze medalist, once said “I wasn’t there for the race. I was there to actually make a statement.” This quote exemplifies the emotion and pride of representing your country in the Olympics. This is the thought of many Olympic athletes as they represent their countries and their family back home. The 1960’s Olympics brought many new changes to the games, because of the effects of the high altitude, the new rules on timing and performance drugs, and the outcome of the events.The high altitude helped

  • Why Golf Should Be Banned

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    The Olympics is a sporting event watched by people all over the world. On average, over two hundred countries have at least one participant for a specific Olympic gathering. Although many of these countries do not get any medals, the Olympic games is a global event that attracts immense attention. A It would only make sense for the most popular sports in the world should be a part of this mega sporting stage. Almost every sport in the top twenty-five most popular sports in the world are included

  • Thank Your Mom And Social Media Campaign: Thank You Mom

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    appreciation for her emotional strength (Procter and Gamble 2016 Fiscal Highlights). What has made the campaign the most effective is the elements of continuing stories, videos marketed on social media, and strong emotional connection with the target audience of household mothers. By updating the basic ideas

  • Allyson Felix Research Papers

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    Allyson Felix, is an American runner, 7 time Olympic medalist and most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history. She has definitely made her mark in the world of athletics. As you will see, that as a determined runner and dedicated Christian, Felix is an inspiring influence to all. Felix was born on November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Paul Felix, was an ordained minister. Allyson Felix’s mother, Marlean Felix, was an elementary school teacher. Her older brother, Wes

  • What Are The Five Characteristics Of An Olympics?

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    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

  • Do the Olympic Games bring Benefits to the Host Country?

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    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

  • Essay About Olympic Games

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    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

  • Is hosting the Olympic Games bring any benefit to the host countries?

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    like the FIFA World Cup or the Olympics, there’s always a huge celebration and a positive vibes surrounding such events. Hosting these events are usually a great honor to the selected countries and bring a lot of favorable consequences with it. However, no one realized that whenever these big sporting events occur and are hosted, brings as much negative consequences which counterbalances all the good things that comes with it. So, the question remains, is the Olympics a Cash Cow or a Money Pit to the

  • Gabrielle Douglas: The Story of an Olympic Dream

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    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. And so her journey began to being the next best gymnast. She left to Iowa to be trained by Laing Chow, and followed her dream of being an Olympic gold medalist. The reason I chose Gabrielle Douglas was because of her hard work and dedication to gymnastics. It all started when her sister Arielle taught

  • Rio Olympic Games Summary

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    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

  • Ryan Lochte Research Paper

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    Ryan Lochte: a Modern Tragic Hero The 2016 Rio olympics game has been a hot topic around the world recently. On the swimmers’ end Ryan Lochte’s case is the biggest topic other than Michael Phelps taking 23 gold medals and breaking the record that lasted for 2000 years. Ryan Lochte claimed that he was robbed by armed men who identified themselves as police officers that a gas station is Rio de Janeiro on August 14th, 2016. Later, the Rio official addresses that the “robbery” never occurred, in contrast

  • My Invisible Gay Culture

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    between everyone in my culture is that we are all GAY. My high school was newly built school and had every modem accessory available. The school had an auditorium large enough to front a Broadway play and a swimming pool grand enough for the summer Olympics. What it lacked was diversity. My graduating class of 1988 had one African American and one Asian. That's it. No Hispanics or Native Americans. But, my sophomore year I discovered that within the walls of our school existed several "invisible

  • Soccer

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    a red card depending on the severeness of the hit and if was an accident or not. A yellow card is a caution and a red card puts you out of the game. Soccer is played al over the country and all over the world. It is a sport that is in the summer Olympics. The games will be held in Atlanta this year and teams from all over the world will be playing there. Hopefully we will get tickets to one of the games because I really want to see one. Soccer is a very fun sport and is very good for me. I

  • Comparing The Real World and Survivor

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    Comparing The Real World and Survivor While MTV's The Real World places twenty-somethings in unique arrangements in which to live as they would like for several months, CBS's Survivor elicits peculiar behavior from contestants living in unusual circumstances. Despite fundamental differences, the continued success of both The Real World[1] and Survivor[2] illustrates that American viewers love to watch reality television shows with interesting locales, competitions or tasks, and natural personal

  • Sexism In The Olympics Essay

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    Sexism in the Olympics Introduction Seen as one of the many hot button issues in politics today, sexism was prevalent in the 2016 Olympics, which did not go unnoticed in the media. Newscasters were accused of making sexist remarks, magazines featured articles on “the most sexist moments in the Olympics,” and women were categorized by marital status and their appearance. The focus was drawn away from the athletic achievements of these ladies and placed on their physical appearance or the men in