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  • The Summer Olympic Games: The Politics Of The Summer Olympics

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    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

  • The 1980 Summer Olympic Games Boycott

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    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

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

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    find 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

  • Black September's Attacks on the 1972 Munich Games

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    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. The Munich Games enforced the anti-semitic views the Nazi party held. The Nazi

  • Mathews Vs. Hoyt

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    thing on your mind and that is to win. Soon after though came the introduction to the X-Games and it became my childhood dream to perform there with everyone screaming my name. What I know: The X-Games are a winter and summer time sporting event that happens each and every year. They consist of pro athletes and teams pushing the limits of the human body and the machines that they are riding. The winter X-Games are held in aspen colorado and consist of three basic sporting events where athletes have

  • Sports Broadcasters: James Kenneth McManus

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    ventures for WCBC-TV and CBS network as a weatherman, a public-affairs moderator, a game show host and a sportscaster. As a sportscaster, he covered the Masters golf tournament, Ivy League college footb... ... middle of paper ... Hall of Fame, n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2014. "Jim McKay, Olympics and ABC Announcer, Dies at Age 86." The Associated Press, 8 June 2008. Web. 06 Feb. 2014. Joyce, Stacy. "US Olympics Broadcaster McKay Dies, Made Name at Munich." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 05

  • Mark

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    should be tested for performance enhancing drugs if there is the need for it. There has been a lot of history in the field of steroids or performance enhancing drugs. The birth of the performance enhancing substances would be the place of the first Olympics, which was Greece. At the time spectators and officials did not know what these performance enhancing drugs were or what they were used for, only the athletes knew what they would do if they were taken. Many athletes from all sports, such as baseball

  • Building of a West Side Stadium

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    Building of a West Side Stadium In my opinion they should build the West Side stadium. It would give us a chance at the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as give us a chance at bringing the Jets to New York where they belong. It would also help open up job here in New York City for construction workers like myself and open up many opportunities for people all over the city. The building of the West Side stadium has been a hot topic of conversation for months now and the topic has not cooled off. The debate

  • Overview of the Olympics

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    Overview of the Olympics The Olympic Games are an international sports competition. In the Olympics, athletes play in many types of games. Some athletes compete in the Summer Olympics. Some compete in the Summer Olympics. The Olympic Games are very old and have a very interesting history. The first Olympic Games were held in Greece in ancient times. They probably began in the sixth century B.C. The contests are held every four years in the summer. The first games lasted for only one day. There

  • The Reborn of the Olympic Games

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    6, 1896, the Olympic Games are reborn in Athens after being banned by the roman Emperor Theodosius I for 1,500 years. King George I of Greece welcomed the crowd of about 60,000 spectators and athletes from 13 nations into the competition with, “I hereby proclaim the opening of the first International Olympic Games at Athens.” The first Olympic Games were held in the city of Elis in 776 B.C. The Olympics were at least 500 years old at the time. Every four years, the ancient Olympics were to be held