Competition is a highly important aspect of sport, and many believe the women’s Olympic hockey is lacking in this. Since its Olympic debut in 1998, Canada has won 3 consecutive gold medals, with the United States snagging the first ever in its introductory year. Sweden and Finland are the only countries outside of “The Big Two” which have ever managed to m...
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- People consider the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to be one of the greatest things to happen in U.S Olympic history. Their game against the Soviets is known as "The Miracle on Ice." The world was stunned when the United States defeated the Soviets in the semi-final game of the 1980 Olympics. The Soviets hadn't been beaten in the gold medal game in years. This miracle game is still greatly known around the world and will not be forgotten by Americans any time soon. In an article titled, "This "Miracle on Ice" is considered to be the single most incredible moment in all of U.S.... [tags: notorious athletic groups]
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- The prompt that I have selected is the idea of hubris and the ancient games and comparing it to the modern world to see its similarities and differences. The text we will be looking at is Herodotus and we will also look at the sculpture The Diskobolos created by Myron. Off of these two we will discuss the idea of hubris and the Olympic games from Ancient Greece and compare it to the regular world. I wanted the ancient Greek games to our modern Olympic games which has changed from an event about honor to a commercialized event filled with cheating athletes.... [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Greece]
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- While it could be debated if Bettman 's theory is correct, there is no denying that the exposure the NHL has gotten, sending and risking their best players to the past five olympics has no transcended into bringing in new fans or higher television viewer ratings. But for all of Bettman 's arguments he failed to mention the 'Moral Argument ' for not going to South Korea. This one reasoning alone should be enough to persuade players from ever setting foot in South Korea, much less playing a hockey game there.... [tags: Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games]
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- To the average individual, the word “miracle” has many meanings. However, to the avid hockey fan, the word “Miracle” is vernacular that will be forever engrained in their hearts and history books. While the term itself is broad, miracles turn doubters into believers. This was exactly the case during the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey team shocked the world. In 1980, the U.S. men’s hockey team, consisting of college players and hopeful pros, won Olympic gold. No other Olympic performance was so uniting and inspiring to our nation.... [tags: olympic gold, USRSS, miracle]
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- Hockey, a game of “finger skating at war” is exhilarating and pumps a rush of adrenaline throughout your body from, puck drop till the fat lady sings. With the fast paced game and probably that hardest sport to keep up with, especially in a Broadcast perspective, NHL has a gift that no other sport has. Out of all broadcasters in all sports, NHL’s own Mike Emrick, Emmy award winning announcer, is the best fit for hockey. For Emrick it started at a young age, and it wasn 't trying on skates. Mike Emrick growing up, fell in love with hockey as a teenager watching the minor league team in Indiana.... [tags: Olympic Games, Ancient Olympic Games]
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- Anything related to the Olympics sports in today’s modern era dates clear back to 776 BC; however, some sports that are in the twenty-first-century Olympic Games have only just started. A sport like diving reached the Olympic level in 1904 at the Summer Olympic Games. Both springboard and platform diving have had an interest in my life, since, indeed I am a diver myself. As diving had began to evolve from just a simple “swan dive” to a 109 B (Forward 4 and ½ somersaults, pike). Not only has the difficulty tremendously increased in this sport, but it has been one of the most watched sports in the Olympics games since it took off in 1904.... [tags: Olympic Games, Olympic History, Diving]
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- Fans in the crowds experience all the exciting and nail-biting moments each game with modern sports such as hockey. Throughout the years an evolution in the game has been witnessed; there have been new technologies introduced to the equipment, near death experiences, and bias on in-game violence. The true satisfaction of not only being a hockey fan, but a soccer fanatic myself is watching teams come together, and strive to complete the objective in a proper healthy way; where violence is seen less as a necessity and more as a catalyst to bring the crowds to their feet with excitement and emotions.... [tags: Ice hockey, National Hockey League]
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- The Olympic Games There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of the Olympic Games. Few look into its origins and evolution. The games were held initially as part of a religious festival to honor Zeus. The games can be traced back to 776 BC, though some researchers believe they could’ve started as early as the 9th Century BC. The games started out very simply, with the only competition being the Stadion race, a sprint 600 feet long. This remained the only even for the first 13 Olympic festivals.... [tags: Ancient Olympic Games, Olympic Games]
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- 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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- Field hockey can also be referred to as Hockey. It is a team sport wherein a team of players attempts to score goals by pushing, hitting or flicking a ball into the opposing team’s goal using sticks. The term field hockey would only be used in countries where the simple term hockey was used for different forms such as ice hockey, street hockey and etc. Field hockey has myriad international tournaments for genders, male and female, although in some countries such as the US, field hockey is played for the most part by females.... [tags: Hockey, International Hockey Federation]
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